Table of contents
- Theme requirements
- Installing Divi Courses Child Theme on your Divi Site
- Enter License Key
- Install Recommended Plugins
- Configure LifterLMS Plugin
- Import Demo Data
- Set Homepage and Posts Page
- Set the Widget Footer Menu
- Setting Up the LifterLMS Default Pages
- Setting Up the Bloom Plugin
01 Theme requirements
✓ Self-Hosted WordPress Installation
✓ Divi Theme by Elegant Themes
✓ Divi Courses Child Theme
✓ PHP version 7.2 or greater
✓ memory_limit 128M
✓ post_max_size 64M
✓ max_execution_time 180
✓ upload_max_filesize 64M
✓ max_input_time 180
✓ max_input_vars 1000
✓ MySQL version 5.6 or greater OR MariaDB version 10.0 or greater.
✓ HTTPS support
✓ Nginx or Apache with mod_rewrite module
Follow the instructions below to install and configure your new product
The complete solution for an e-learning Divi website. With LifterLMS and our very own Course Scheduler plugin already installed, you have everything you need to get your courses up and running on a beautiful, high-converting website.
04 Installing the child theme
Please upload the Divi Courses Child Theme to you your self-hosted WordPress website. Make sure the Divi theme is already installed and activated.
Click the 'Appearance' Menu Item on the left-hand sidebar. When the Themes Page opens, click the 'Add New' button:
When the Add Themes Page opens, click the 'Upload Theme' button:
When WordPress displays the next screen, click the 'Choose File' button. Your computer will open a dialog box; locate the Child Theme File you downloaded, double click on the file name:
Then click the 'Install Now' button and wait for the next screen to show.
on this screen, click the 'Activate' link:
05 Enter license key
After you have activated the child theme, click on the 'Divi Courses' menu item on your left Admin panel and register your license key in the input field provided in the dialogue box that pops up; then click 'Continue'.
06 Install recommended plugins
Once the child theme is active on your site, the system will suggest you install & activate some Plugins.
Please click the Plugin Names or Begin Installing Plugins link on the dashboard screen and start the process. This function is, however, optional.
If you do not need translations to any other language, you do not need to install the Loco Translate Plugin.
After you have installed the plugins, the next step is to activate them:
Once all the required plugins (or the ones that you need) have been activated, click the 'Return to the Dashboard' link:
WordPress will skip the Dashboard and automatically display the LifterLMS Setup Wizard.
07 Configure Lifter LMS Plugin
Begin by clicking the 'Get Started Now' button:
On the following screen, click the 'Skip this step' button, these pages will be generated when we import the Demo Data later on:
Follow the Setup Wizard until you arrive at the Setup Complete screen, then click the 'Install a Sample Course' button:
LifterLMS will now display the Course page for the sample course that was created:
At this point, hover over the 'Divi Courses' Menu Item and click the 'Import Demo Data' link.
08 Import Demo Data
From the WordPress Dashboard, go to the newly added tab bearing the name of your "Divi Courses" child theme on the left admin panel. Under that menu, please click on ‘Import Demo Data’ and then follow the instructions provided on the page. Please be patient while the demo data of the Divi Courses child theme is imported into your site.
09 Set Homepage and Posts Page
Move to the settings area in your left Admin panel. Click ‘Reading’, under ‘Your homepage displays’ select ‘A static page’ and for the Homepage drop-down menu select either ‘Home’ or any of the 3 other homepage options provided. For the Posts Page, select 'Blog'.
10 Set The Widget Footer Menu
The widget menu must be manually set. Hover over the 'Appearance' Menu Item and click the 'Widgets' link:
Expand the Footer Area 2 Widget Box by clicking on the arrow icon and then expand the Navigation Menu Widget:
On the Select menu dropdown, choose 'Footer Menu' and then click 'Save'.
11 Setting up the Lifter LMS Default Pages
Hover over the 'LifterLMS' menu item and click the 'Settings' link.
Open the 'Courses' tab. In the 'Course Catalog' field, click the arrow icon to dropdown the pages list where you must pick the 'Course Catalog' option (WordPress may generate a different ID#).
Open the 'Memberships' tab. In the 'Memberships Page' field, click the arrow icon to dropdown the pages list where you must pick the 'Membership Catalog' option (WordPress may generate a different ID#).
On the 'Accounts' tab, set the respective fields as shown in the image below:
On the 'Checkout' tab, set the 'Checkout Page' field by choosing the 'Purchase' page.
12 Setting up the Bloom Plugin
The Divi Courses Child Theme comes with an opt-in form that is designed using the Bloom Plugin; you may use this opt-in form or another one of your preference. If you should choose to use this form then you need to install the Bloom Plugin from Elegant Themes.
The first step would be to visit your account page on Elegant Temes to download the plugin from there.
The second thing you need is the settings file that you can download from your account on our website. The file will come as a .zip archive that you download to your computer. Once you have downloaded this archive, you need to extract its contents to get to the actual.json file which will be imported to your website via the Bloom plugin's importer tool.
Now that you have downloaded both necessary files, navigate to the Add Plugins page and click the Upload Plugin button:
Click the Choose File button on the following screen:
Your computer will open a Dialog Box where you will have to locate the file that you just downloaded and double click:
On the next step, click the Install Now button.
After installation, Activate the plugin.
Next, open the Bloom Plugin's Settings Page:
On the Bloom Settings Page, click the up/down arrows icon on the top right*hand corner:
The Import/Export page will load. Under the Import Bloom Settings section, click the Choose File button:
Your computer will open a Dialog Box where you will have to locate the file that you just downloaded and double click:
Once the file has been selected, click the Import button:
When the Import process is done, you will see the pop-up below; click Ok.
A new Optin form will show on the page which needs to be set up. Click the Cog icon to be able to edit the opt-in.
Under Form Integration, click the arrow icon to display the dropdown and select your email mailing service provider. We will be using MailChimpin this tutorial, however, the process is similar to that of the other providers available.
Once you selected the provider, you need to authenticate your account and associate it with Bloom; for that, Click the Add Account button:
Type your Account Name and API key in the fields provided and click Authorize:
Following the authentication, you need to associate the form to a specific List that you manage. When you have selected the appropriate List, click Save & Exit.
So much for the hard part. The opt-in will remain inactive until you click the check-mark icon shown below to activate it.
That's it. Your Optin form is active.
What is a child theme and why should I use one?
Child themes were created to protect the changes that WordPress users make to their websites. If you make changes to the CSS (the code that controls how your website looks) directly in your theme, those changes are in danger of being erased when new updates are rolled out for that theme.
A child theme is simply a set of files that “pull in” the functionality of the original theme (called the “parent theme”). As long as you make changes in your child theme, those changes will be safe (i.e., they won’t be erased by future updates). If you make changes directly in the parent theme…not so much.
That’s why it’s important to always use a child theme when altering the CSS for your website. For more information about child themes, check out this blog we wrote on the topic.
What is the difference between Aspen Grove Studios' premium child themes and a standard (blank) child theme?
A standard child theme doesn’t come with any changes. It simply gives you a blank canvas where you can make changes to your WordPress site without worrying about having those changes erased at the next update.
A premium child theme from Aspen Grove Studios comes with the changes already made by our amazing team of developers and designers. With premium child themes, practically every detail of web design and development is taken care of, from the layout to the color palette, font selection, and more. You simply install the child theme on top of Divi or Extra and you’re ready to go. You can even customize it however you want. Pretty awesome, right?
What do I get when I buy a child theme?
Each child theme comes with everything you need to create a fantastic, beautiful, high-converting website that your users will love. The specific pages and designs that are included depend on which industry it’s built for, but every child theme comes with all of the core pages that your website will need right out of the box. It’s also super easy to modify your child theme in any way you want, including adding or removing specific pages.
Also, our premium Divi and Extra child themes come with plenty of premium features and powerful additions -- all setup, styled and ready to go -- for example
- Event plugins
- Learning platforms (LMS)
- Appointment booking
- Custom-coded 404 error page
- Archive pages
- Individual post layout and comments section
- Breadcrumb navigation
And much more
How do I choose the right child theme for my website?
As you’ll see, we have themes for a wide variety of industries, like law, fashion, e-commerce, construction…and on and on.
But the truth is that any of our child themes can easily be customized to fit any industry or any business type. Each of our child themes is simply optimized for a specific industry out of the box, so it’s likely to require less work (or no work at all) to get it just right for businesses in that particular field.
Do your child themes only work for one industry?
Absolutely not! See our answer to How do I choose the right child theme for my website? above.
I don’t know how to code. Will I be able to customize my child theme?
In short, yes.
One of the best things about both Divi and Extra is how they allow you to customize your website without having to do much coding if any. Besides, we provide documentation with our child themes that describe in detail how to easily change the colors, images, text, and other elements of your website.
If you want a truly customized website without having to learn how to fiddle with CSS or other coding languages, we also provide custom developed and designed websites, as well as customized child theme installation. Check out our Services page for more information.
I’m looking for a standard, blank Divi child theme. How can I make one of those?
There are several different ways to make a standard child theme for Divi so that you can make your changes to your website. One of the easiest is to use our Child Theme Builder over at Divi Space.
What about support, licensing, and updates?
You have a few different purchasing/licensing options for our child themes, depending on how many websites you want to use your child theme for. Your options are:
- The yearly fee for use on one, three, or unlimited websites
- Annual Membership (includes unlimited websites)
- Lifetime Membership (includes unlimited websites)
Whichever option you choose, you’ll get dedicated 5-star support and free updates for the duration of your license.
Are child themes included in your membership?
Yes! All of our child themes are included in both the Annual and Lifetime membership plans, so if you can’t decide which one you need (or you think you’ll want to use even just a few of our premium child themes with your clients), then membership may be the best option.
Not to mention that you’ll get access to ALL of our premium plugins, layouts, and icons (to use on unlimited websites) along with select courses. All for one low price, no strings attached. If you’re a professional developer or designer using Divi (or you want to be), our membership is a steal.