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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.
Download and unzip the ‘Gradeo_Child_Theme.zip’ file to your computer.
In your WordPress dashboard navigate to Appearance > Themes and click on Add New.
Locate the gradeo.zip 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.
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.
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 Gradeo Theme Options.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.
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.
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.
Go to Appearance > widgets and assign the secondair menu in the custom menu widget in the second menu sidebar.
Open the fullwidth module and assign your main navigation to it.
Open your home page and open de sidebar module and assign the second menu to it.
You can adjust the notification or disable this in Notification bars
Changing logo and header information
We 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, we made the top header, menu, and footer as a global section. You can notice this by the yellow/green color of these sections.
Changing logo and other information in the header
To change the logo, you open any page that you have created. And you open the first image and place your logo in it.
So all the pages that have this global section will have your logo now. And every new page that you will be creating as well.
Same goes for the other modules in this section.
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
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 Top Header Global.
Do the same with First menu Global, Second menu Global, Footer swirl Global, Footer Global.
Arrange them in the right order.
Now you can create the other sections/rows that you want.
404 and category page
To edit the content of the 404 and category page, you go to Divi > Divi Library.
Then you open the 404 or category page. You can make your edits here.