Walden Child Theme

WALDEN CHILD THEME

Follow the instructions below to install and configure your new product

TABLE OF CONTENTS

A. Installing Walden Child Theme on your Extra Site
B. Installing suggested plugins
C. Import Demo Data
D. Setup WooCommerce
E. Setup Instagram Feed
F. Install and Setup Bloom Plugin
G. *Extra features included with Aspen Grove Studios’ child themes*

THEME REQUIREMENTS

✓ Self-Hosted WordPress Installation
✓ Extra Theme by Elegant Themes
✓ Walden Child Theme
✓ Bloom Plugin by Elegant Themes
✓ WooCommerce Plugin (optional)
✓ Instagram Feed Plugin (optional)

Remember: In order for the Walden child theme to work, you must have Extra from Elegant Themes. If you do not have it you can purchase it here. Once you have it, please install it on your self-hosted WordPress website.


A. INSTALLING THE CHILD THEME

Please upload the Walden Child Theme to you your self-hosted WordPress website. Make sure the Extra theme is already installed and activated.


B. INSTALLING THE SUGGESTED PLUGINS

Once the theme is installed on your site, the system will suggest you to install & activate 4 Plugins. Please click the  Plugin Names or Begin Installing Plugins link on the dashboard screen and start the process. This function is, however, optional.

Please be advised that this Walden Child Theme comes with WooCommerce shop as one of its layouts. If you choose not to install the suggested Plugin(s), the shop section along with the related images and content will not be imported and you may see a message on the import page that some images have not been imported successfully. Please ignore the message.

Once all four plugins have been installed, Return to the Installer in order to activate.

After Activation, Click to the “Return to the Dashboard” link.

When you click “return to the Dashboard”, WordPress will automatically take you to WooCommerce’s Setup Wizard. Please click the “Not right now” button. You will be coming back to this step later on in the process.


C. IMPORT DEMO DATA

From the WordPress Dashboard go to the newly added ‘Walden’ tab on the left admin panel. Under the ‘Walden’ menu, please click on ‘Import Demo Data’  only once. Please be patient while the demo data of the Walden child theme is imported into your site.


D. SETUP WOOCOMMERCE

After you’ve clicked “Run the Setup Wizard”, you will arrive at the same page we skipped before. This time, though, go ahead and click the “Let’s Go!” button to set up the store.


E. SETUP INSTAGRAM FEED PLUGIN

On the WordPress Dashboard you’ll see a pink colored dialog box marked “Important” prompting you to save an Access Token on the Instagram Feed Plugin’s Settings Page. Click that link to view the plugin’s settings.

Click the Blue button. If you are not already logged in to Instagram, it will take you to Instagram’s Login Page where you must log in and authorize. If you’re already logged in to Instagram, you will automatically see the following page:

After you’ve entered the Access Token and User ID, click “Save Changes”. Then, click on the second tab tagged “2. Customize”, scroll down to the PHOTOS section and modify the settings as shown in the following image and click “Save Changes” one more time.


F. INSTALL BLOOM PLUGIN

Download the Bloom Plugin from Elegant Themes.
From the WordPress Dashboard go to the Plugins Page and select “Add New Plugin”, on the next page, click “Upload Plugin”. Then select the Bloom zip file from your computer and click “Install”. Once Bloom is installed, go ahead and activate the plugin.

After you’ve activated the plugin, click the Bloom menu item on the Admin panel. You will see Bloom’s settings page.
Now you need to import the Bloom Settings Export .json file from the files you downloaded with the Walden Child Theme.
In order to proceed with the import process, click the portability icon in the upper right corner of the page:

When the Import finalizes you will see that the Popup Optin has been created. Click the settings “Gear” icon to finish the setup process according to your email provider by following the instructions on Elegant Theme’s documentation:  https://www.elegantthemes.com/plugins/bloom/documentation/accounts/

Once you’ve authenticated your account, click the “check-mark” icon to activate your pop-up optin form.

And here’s the result:


G. ADDITIONAL CHILD THEME FEATURES

We have added some exciting and powerful new features to our child themes and are very excited about them.

These new features, located under the “Walden” tab of the child theme include:

The Aspen Footer Editor
The Login Page Customizer
The Custom 404 Page Feature

THE ASPEN FOOTER EDITOR

Aspen Footer Editor is an ultra-lightweight, yet powerful tool that allows you to easily edit your Divi or Extra website’s footer information (copyright). With this feature you can add custom footer text and change the color, size, hyperlink, and even add images & videos! The best part? All of this is done within a simple to use WYSIWYG editor just as if you were editing a post or page.

Once you have installed the Walden Child Theme, you will see a new tab titled ‘Walden’ in your WordPress admin menu (left sidebar). From there select ‘Aspen Footer Editor’ and you will be taken to this feature’s dashboard.

Once inside the Aspen Footer Editor’s dashboard, you will be greeted with a familiar sight: the standard WordPress page/post/WYSIWYG editor. Within this editor you can add and style text, insert hyperlinks, add dynamic dates with the included shortcodes, and even insert photos/embed videos. Once you are finished styling your footer, simply click ‘save’ and you’re all done  🙂


THE LOGIN PAGE CUSTOMIZER

The Login Page Customizer allows you to completely customize the standard WordPress Login screen with your company’s or client’s branding. You can upload your own logo, set a custom background image or color, change the color of the links and more.

Once the Walden Child Theme is installed, navigate to ‘Walden’ >> Login Customizer >> and then select ‘Login Customizer’ at the bottom of the customizer menu.

You will be given the following customization options:

Background Image:
You can set a background image just like the example shown above. Upload a big image ( preferably 1920px x 1080px) to your site using Media upload button. Copy the image URL and paste it in the BACKGROUND IMAGE field. Empty the field and then place the URL. You can also use an external image URL for this.
Login Form Alignment:
The default login form position for WordPress is centered. You can align this to the right, left or keep it centered.
LOGIN LOGO (IN PLACE OF WP LOGO):
Place your logo image ( preferable dimension 84px x 84px) URL in this field. The current WordPress logo will be replaced with yours. The login link will be site homepage instead of wordpress.org
BACKGROUND COLOR:
You can also choose to use a solid background color. Please empty the background image URL field ( if already placed) and choose any color from the color picker. The default color is set to transparent, so be sure to slide the transparency bar up to adjust or the color will not display.
LINKS COLOR:
You can customize the links color on this login form. Choose any color from the color picker.
FORM BACKGROUND COLOR:
Customize the background color of the form using the color picker.
BACKGROUND IMAGE TINT:
If you add a background image and need to standout your login form, you can add tint to that image. Use the color picker and choose anything. Use opacity option to make it a tint.
SUBMIT BUTTON COLOR:
Yup, you guessed it! You can also customize the background color of the submit button using the color picker.


THE 404 PAGE SETTINGS

The 404 Page Template allows you to assign a custom 404 page from any Divi or Extra page that you have created. If you are not familiar with what a 404 page is, it is the page that displays when no such page on your website exists. Let’s say a person is visiting a certain page of your website, and they have a typo, or you have deleted that particular page. A 404 page will let the visitor know that the page no longer exists and will redirect them to a desired area of your website (home, contact, etc.)

Build your 404 Page:

Here is the fun part… designing the 404 page. The beautiful part of this is that you can do it using the Divi Builder just as if you were building any other page. Take advantage of the Divi Builder modules and create your 404 page.

Assign Your 404 Page:

After you are finished designing, publish the page and navigate from your dashboard to ‘Walden’ >> ‘404 Template’.
On the 404 Page dashboard, select your desired 404 page from the dropdown list, and click ‘Save Changes’.

You can now test and view your 404 Page, but  make sure you are logged out of your WordPress account when doing so.


NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR SUPPORT?

For general WordPress information –  wordpress.org

For additional help with using Extra, Elegant Themes offers free technical support to all their members. –  http://www.elegantthemes.com

NEED HELP WITH CUSTOMIZATION OR WANT TO BUY SIMILAR PRODUCTS?

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