Walden Theme

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THEME REQUIREMENTS

✓ Self-Hosted WordPress Installation
✓ Extra Theme by Elegant Themes
✓ Walden Child Theme
✓  PHP version 7 or greater
✓ memory_limit 256M
✓ post_max_size 128M
✓ max_execution_time 180
✓ upload_max_filesize 256M
✓ max_input_time 600
✓ max_input_vars 5000
✓  MySQL version 5.6 or greater OR MariaDB version 10.0 or greater.
✓  HTTPS support
✓  Nginx or Apache with mod_rewrite module
✓ Bloom Plugin by Elegant Themes
✓ WooCommerce Plugin (optional)
✓ Instagram Feed Plugin (optional)

Remember: 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. DESCRIPTION

Designed for bloggers and photojournalists, or brands with a strong focus on content publishing, Walden is a premium child theme developed for use with the Extra theme. Developed specifically to aid those that publish either multiple forms of content or those who’d prefer a variety of content display options, Walden ships with two custom-post-type sections, four different blog post layout templates, as well as an image-driven portfolio display.

With its muted blue-hued color palette and elegant font pairings, Walden’s sophisticated aesthetic, teamed with its variety of content display options, sees this Extra child theme become a perfect publishing platform. The Walden theme is easily customizable and can be adapted to fit any brand identity and style. For brands wanting to begin selling products online, Walden comes WooCommerce ready.

** Visit the Walden Child Theme Page Here **


B. 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.


C. ENTER LICENSE KEY

After you have activated the Child theme, click on the 'Walden' 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'.


D. INSTALLING THE SUGGESTED PLUGINS

Once the theme is installed on your site, the system will suggest you 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 a 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 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.


E. 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


F. 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.


G. 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.


H. 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.
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 option form.

And here’s the result:


I. 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 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 color of the links 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 the 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 the 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 its members. –  http://www.elegantthemes.com

NEED HELP WITH CUSTOMIZATION OR WANT TO BUY SIMILAR PRODUCTS?

If you feel you need to give your website a completely professional finish, or you simply don’t have time to do it yourself, contact us at  aspengrovestudios.com or send us an email to info@aspengrovestudios.com, to get our current rates. If you like our products and would like to purchase similar child themes, please visit https://aspengrovestudios.com/shop


How to replace Walden's Footer Background Image

You need to go to the Style Sheet located in Appearance > Editor and scroll down to subtitle "06 - FOOTER STYLES" and replace the URL of the image with your URL. Here's how it looks:

/*------------------------------------------*/ 
/*      06 - FOOTER STYLES   <br>/*------------------------------------------*/      

#stopka {<br>	background: #292D36;<br>	background-repeat: repeat-x;<br>	background-image: url("http://extra.timberridgemedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/footer2b.jpg");  }

How do I replace Walden's Dropdown Menu Background Image?

Navigate to the Style Sheet [Appearance > Editor] and look for subtitle " 02.01 DROPDOWN MENU." Then replace the image URL with that of yours. This is how it should look like:

/* 02.01 DROPDOWN MENU */      

ul.recent-list {<br>	background: transparent !important; }     <br>#et-navigation .mega-menu > ul {<br>	left: -12px;}     <br>@media only screen and (min-width: 1025px) {         <br>	header.header ul.sub-menu {             <br>	border: 0px;              <br>	background-size: cover;             <br>background-image: url("http://extra.timberridgemedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/footer2b.jpg"); }      }

How do I edit Walden's Newsletter Row Background Image?

First, navigate to Appearance > Editor and scroll down to subtitle "00 - THEME BUGS." Go to the subsection "NEWSLETTER ROW BUGS" replace the URL of the image ( http://extra.timberridgemedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/unplash17.jpg) with your URL. Here's how it looks:

 /* NEWSLETTER ROW BUGS */      

#newsletter {<br>	padding: 30px 0px; }<br>#newsletter .et_pb_row {<br>        padding: 70px 40px;         <br>	background-image: url("http://extra.timberridgemedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/unplash17.jpg");<br>	background-size: cover; }<br>#newsletter h1 {         <br>	font-size: 32px; }<br>#newsletter .et_pb_button {<br>	margin-top: 10px;         <br>	background:  rgba(255, 145, 96, 0.8);         <br>	border-color:  rgba(255, 145, 96, 0.5); }     
#newsletter .et_pb_button:hover {         <br>	margin-top: 10px;         <br>	background:  #FF9160;         <br>	border-color:  #FF9160; }

That should do the trick!

13 FAQ

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

  • E-commerce
  • Event plugins
  • Learning platforms (LMS)
  • Appointment booking
  • Custom-coded 404 error page
  • Icons
  • Archive pages
  • Sidebar
  • 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.

Of course, these themes don’t allow you to do absolutely everything that you might want to do without coding (which is why we made Divi Switch and Page Builder Everywhere).

So the long answer is that you can make a lot of changes to your child theme without doing any coding at all, but you will always be able to do more with your website if you understand how to write code in CSS or JavaScript.

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.

What if I have a problem or a question about any of the required plugins?

If you have any questions or particular issues with the plugins used along with this child theme, please consult their documentation directly on the developer's website. Here are some links:

WooCommerce

Instagram Feed

Widget or Sidebar Shortcode

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