Gradeo Documentation

Divi 4.0+ fixes


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Installing Gradeo 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.

Step 1

Download and unzip the ‘’ file to your computer.

Step 2

In your WordPress dashboard navigate to Appearance > Themes and click on Add New.

Locate the file in the Gradeo_Child_Theme folder on your computer and then click Install Now.

When the install is complete click on ‘Activate’, you will then see the Gradeo Child Theme as the active theme in your theme panel.

Step 3

After activating Gradeo, you will see at the top:

This theme recommends the following plugins: Recent Posts Widget Extended, WP Notification Bars, Widget CSS Classes, Widget Importer & Exporter and WordPress Importer.

Begin installing these plugins by clicking on Begin installing plugins.

Recommend 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.

Step 4

Go to Divi > Theme Options. Click on the import/export options (up/down arrow).
Click on Import and upload Gradeo Theme Options.json.

Go to Divi > Theme Builder. Click on the import/export options.
Click on Import and upload Gradeo Theme Builder Templates.json.

Go to Divi > Theme Customisation. Click on the import/export options (up/down arrow).
Click on Import and upload Gradeo Customizer Settings.json.

Go to Divi > Divi Library. Click on the import/export options.
Click on Import and upload Gradeo Builder Layouts.json.

Go to Tools > Import. Click on Run Importer.
Choose the file Gradeo notification bars.xml

Go to Appearance > Widgets. If there are widgets in the Sidebar, then remove them all. Create 2 new Sidebars. Name the first Second menu and the other Blog

Go to Tools > Widget Importer & Exporter.
Choose the file Gradeo-widgets.wie. Click on Import Widgets.

Step 5

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.


Step 6

Go to appearance > Menus and create a new menu. Name it main navigation and assign it as the primary menu.

Add the home page to this menu. In the Demo I removed the home text and used an icon. To do this do the following:

Remove the navigation label home and replace it with the icon you can find on

Add the class home_icon (if you don’t see the class field then go to the top of your screen and click on screen options then check the CSS classes box)

Make a second menu and name it secondair menu don’t assign this menu to anything just save it.

set the Home page as static.

Step 7

Go to Appearance > widgets and assign the secondair menu in the custom menu widget in the second menu sidebar.



Go to Divi > Theme Builder > Global header

Assing you secondair menu to the sidebar


Notification bar

You can adjust the notification or disable this in Notification bars

Creating a blog post

To create a blog post with the same layout as Gradeo 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

Post settings

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.

Excerpt box