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Valliant Documentation

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Read this before you start

Some of the sections that are created will not be visible in the visual builder. These sections are:

  • Top Header
  • Menu
  • Footer

You can change the content and color of these sections in Divi > Divi Library this will be explained further in the documentation

Images

The images are replace due to licensing. You can get the images here:

Shutterstock collection

Installing Valliant Child Theme

Requirements

Before we begin, make sure you have Divi installed on WordPress before installing this child theme. Do this on a fresh WordPress installation.

Important: Only install the Divi theme, not the Divi builder (the Divi theme includes the Divi builder if you install both then this can cause conflicts).

When building the website I recommend not to use any caching plugins. When finished building the website you can install them. 

The Divi theme is not included in this package. To download Divi, you must have an Elegant Themes Membership.

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 ‘Valliant_Divi_Child_Theme_UNPACKME.zip’ file to your computer.

Step 2

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

Locate the valliant-div-child-theme.zip file in the Valliant_Divi_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 Valliant Child Theme as the active theme in your theme panel.

Step 3 (activate)

In your WordPress dashboard navigate to Valliant.

Enter your license key and click on activate.

(You can find your license key in your email.)

Step 4

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

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

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

Step 5

Go to Pages > Add New. Give your page a name for example Home.

Click on Use Divi Builder

Click on choose a premade layout

Go to the tab Your Saved Layouts

Here you will find all the pages from the demo. Load the Home page Valliant and publish it.

To add the other pages as in the demo you do the same steps as above. 

 

Step 6

Go to Appearance > Menus and create a menu and add your page(s) to it.

Go to Settings > Reading. Check A static page
Set Homepage: to your home page
Leave the post page unset

Installing slide-ins

If you also have the Easy slide-ins plugin than you can use the slide-ins. You can find the documentation for the slide-in plugin here:

https://www.support.markhendriksen.com/easy-slide-ins/

Under Valliant slide-ins you find the settings for the 3 slide-ins used.

Add the phone number in the navigation

Go to Appearance > Menus and add a custom link.

If you want to create a phone link you can add this in the URL field:

tel+123456789

Replace number with your phone number.

If not than place this # in the url field

For the link text add this:

Replace the phone number (815 555-5555) with yours.

Click on add to menu button.

Now you need to add the CSS class cta_menu to the menu item.

Note: in case you don’t see the class field then go to the right top corner and expand screen options. Then check CSS classes.

Sidebar menu (Services)

Follow the steps below to create the services menu for your services pages

Go to Appearance > Menus and create a new menu. Under Menu Settings don’t check anything. In this menu you need to add the pages you want to show up in the sidebar.

Go to Appearance > Widgets add a new sidebar (You need to refresh the page in order to see the new sidebar)

Add the Navigation widget to this sidebar and assign the services menu to it

When you create a page with the Service Page Valliant layout you can add this sidebar to it.

Custom Top Header

The top header is a custom section and disabled in the visual builder.

For a better mobile experience I have created 2 top headers. 1 is visible for desktop and the other for tablet and mobile.

Custom Header Desktop
To edit the desktop header bar go to Divi > Divi library and open the Custom Header Desktop. You can make your edits here.

Custom Header Tablet And Mobile
To edit the header for tablet and mobile go to Divi > Divi library and open the Custom Header Tablet And Mobile. You can make your edits here.

Creating a blog post

To create a blog post with the same layout as Valliant you do the following:

Go to Posts > Add New
Go to Load From Library > Add From Library and choose Single Post Valliant.

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

404 Page

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.

Custom category header

To edit the content of the category header, you go to Divi > Divi Library.

Then you open the Category header. You can make your edits here.

Custom search results header

To edit the content of the search results header, you go to Divi > Divi Library.

Then you open the Search results header. You can make your edits here.