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Installing Arcedo Child Theme
Before we begin, make sure you have Divi installed on WordPress before installing this child theme. We recommend doing this on a fresh WordPress installation.
The Divi theme is not included in this package. To download Divi, you must have an Elegant Themes Membership.
Some images have been replaced due to licensing.
The page links from buttons and logo are removed, so you need to relink those to the right pages.
Download and unzip the ‘Arcedo_Child_Theme.zip’ file to your computer.
In your WordPress dashboard navigate to Appearance > Themes and click on Add New.
Locate the arcedo.zip file in the Arcedo_Child_Theme folder on your computer and then click Install Now.
When the install is complete click on ‘Activate’, you will then see the Arcedo Child Theme as the active theme in your theme panel.
After activating Arcedo, you will see at the top:
This theme recommends the following plugins: Sticky Menu (or Anything!) on Scroll, Widget CSS Classes and Widget Importer & Exporter.
Begin installing these plugins by clicking on Begin installing plugins.
On the next screen, you need to check all the plugins and choose to install in the dropdown. Hit apply, and the progress will begin.
When the progress has finished click on “Return to Required Plugins Installer.”
Now you need to activate all the plugins.
Go to Divi > Theme Options. Click on the import/export options (up/down arrow).
Click on Import and upload Arcedo Theme Options.json.
Go to Divi > Theme Customisation. Click on the import/export options (up/down arrow).
Click on Import and upload Arcedo Customizer Settings.json.
Go to Divi > Divi Library. Click on the import/export options.
Click on Import and upload Arcedo Builder Layouts.json.
Go to Appearance > Widgets. If there are widgets in the Sidebar, then remove them all. Create a new Sidebar. You can give it any name that you want.
Go to Tools > Widget Importer & Exporter.
Choose the file Arcedo-widgets.wie. Click on Import Widgets.
Go to Settings > Sticky Menu (or Anything!)
In the sticky element field, add the following #stickybar
In the field, Do not stick element when screen smaller than: (optional) fill in 981
Go to the advanced settings tab and in the field Z-index fill in 999999
Go to Pages > Add New. Give your page a name for example Home.
In the Divi Builder Click on Load from Library then click on Add From Library.
Here you will find all the pages from the demo. Load the Home page and publish it.
Don’t forget to add a menu and set the Home page as static.
Some images we used in the demo website are paid versions, so we have those replaced with free ones.
Changing logo and header information
I made the header as a global section. This means that every page that has this global section will be the same. So if you adjust one, then all the pages that have the same global section will be changed as well.
In this design, I made the header (logo contact info and phone number), menu and footer as a global section. You can notice this by the yellow/green color of these sections.
As you can see in the image below I made two headers, one is only visible to the desktop and the other one is only visible for mobile and tablet.
So don’t forget that you have to change the logo and edit the info in both of these sections.
At the moment that I’m writing this, there is a small bug. For the desktop header, you can’t open the third module (blurb). But you can edit this from the front-end visual builder.
Changing font size
The most font sizes you can adjust in the Divi customizer and inside the modules.
The h2 and h3 you have to change in appearance > editor.
You can give any module, row, or section a fly-in animation when scrolling down. To do this, you need to give the module, row or section a particular class.
The classes are as follow:
From top to bottom:
et_pb_animation_top et-animated et-waypoint
From bottom to top:
et_pb_animation_bottom et-animated et-waypoint
From right to left:
et_pb_animation_right et-animated et-waypoint
From left to right:
et_pb_animation_left et-animated et-waypoint
et_pb_animation_fade_in et-animated et-waypoint
Credits for these animations goes to Geno Quiroz and Nathan Weller.
Creating a blog post
To create a blog post with the same layout as Arcedo you do the following:
Go to Posts > Add New
Go to Load From Library > Add From Library and choose Single post.
In the right upper right corner, you find the Divi Post Settings. Make the following adjustments:
Page Layout: Full Width
Post Title: Hide
Place in the excerpt box the text that you want to show on the blog page or blog grid page.
You find this box under the Divi page builder in the post page.
Create your own page
If you want to create a custom page, but you want to use the same header, menu, and footer. You can easily achieve this by following these steps:
Go to Pages > Add New.
Click on the Divi Page Builder button.
Click on Add From Library and load Header Global Desktop, Header Global Mobile.
Do the same with Menu Global, Contact Bottom Global and Footer Global.
Arrange them in the right order.
Now you can create the other sections/rows that you want.
To edit the content of the 404 page, you go to Divi > Divi Library.
Then you open the 404 page. You can make your edits here.