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Installing Renovation 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 ‘Renovation_Child_Theme_UNPACKME.zip’ file to your computer.
In your WordPress dashboard navigate to Appearance > Themes and click on Add New.
Locate the renovation.zip file in the Renovation_Child_Theme_UNPACKME folder on your computer and then click Install Now.
When the install is complete click on ‘Activate’, you will then see the Renovation Child Theme as the active theme in your theme panel.
After activating Renovation, you will see at the top:
This theme recommends the following plugins: Sticky Menu (or Anything!) on Scroll, Surbma.
Begin installing these plugins by clicking on Begin installing plugins.
On the next screen, you need to check the plugin 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 the plugin.
Go to Divi > Theme Options. Click on the import/export options (up/down arrow).
Click on Import and upload Renovation Theme Options.json.
Go to Divi > Theme Customisation. Click on the import/export options (up/down arrow).
Click on Import and upload Renovation Customizer Settings.json.
Go to Divi > Divi Library. Click on the import/export options.
Click on Import and upload Renovation Builder Layouts.json.
Go to Settings > Sticky Menu (or Anything!)
In the sticky element field, add the following #stickybar
In the Do not stick element when screen smaller than: (optional) field fill in 981
Go to the advanced settings tab and in the field Z-index fill in 999
Go to Pages > Add New. Give your page a name for example Home.
In the Divi Builder Click on Load Layout then click on Your Saved Layouts.
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
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 image module 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. If for example, you don’t want the CTA button then you can just remove this or replace with any other Divi module.
Important: There are 2 global header sections. One is for desktop view and the other for tablet and mobile view. You have to change your logo and info in both of them.
Creating a blog post
To create a blog post with the same layout as Renovation 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 Desktop Global.
Do the same with Top Mobile Header Global, Menu Global and 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.
Search result page
Renovation has a custom designed Search result page.
In order to show a decent excerpt in the results, you have to add them to the pages.
Open a page and scroll down to the excerpt box. Place the text in this box that you want to show up on the search result page.