Open Road Child Theme
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✓ Self-Hosted WordPress Installation
Remember: In order for the Open Road child theme to work, you must have Divi 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.
Including a number of content-driven elements, Open Road ships with a fully developed blog feature, detailed sidebar, newsletter sign up page and a plethora of social share icons to satisfy the share preferences of just about any site viewer. Open Road includes a range of premium features including a login customizer, a 404 error page template, as well as the Aspen Footer Editor plugin.
Developed with travel bloggers in mind, Open Road is a feature-rich Divi child theme that can be easily adapted to fit just about any brand identity and style guide. With a neutral color palette, bold font pairings and a truly unique footer area, the Open Road Divi child theme is bound to attract the attention of plenty of site viewers.
B. INSTALLING THE CHILD THEME
Please upload the Open Road Child Theme to you your self-hosted WordPress website. Make sure the Divi theme is already installed and activated.
C. ENTER LICENSE KEY
After you have activated the Child theme, click on the 'Open Road' 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 REQUIRED PLUGINS
Once the theme is installed 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.
E. IMPORT DEMO DATA
From the WordPress Dashboard go to the newly added tab named "Open Road" on the left admin panel. Under the Open Road 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 Service child theme is imported into your site.
F. HOMEPAGE & BLOG SETTINGS
Move to the settings area in your left Admin panel. Click ‘ Reading’, under ‘Front page displays’ select ‘A static page’ and for the Front page drop down menu select ‘Home’. For the Posts page, select 'Blog'.
G. SETUP INSTAGRAM FEED PLUGIN
On the WordPress Dashboard, you’ll see a pink coloured dialogue 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; do the same with "Header", "Load More" and "Follow" buttons and then click “Save Changes” one more time.
H. Widget Settings
Make sure you only have Text, Categories, Recent Posts and Text: Email signup widgets in the Sidebar.
I. Simple Social Share Settings
Open the Simple Social Share Plugin's Settings and copy that settings you see in the image below:
J. 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 “Open Road” tab of the child theme include:
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 colour, 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 Open Road Child Theme, you will see a new tab titled ‘Open Road’ in your WordPress admin menu (left sidebar). From there select ‘Divi 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 colour, change the colour of the links and more.
Once the Open Road Child Theme is installed, navigate to ‘Fashion’ >> Login Customizer >> and then select ‘Login Customizer’ at the bottom of the customizer menu.
You will be given the following customization options:
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 centred. You can align this to the right, left or keep it centred.
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
You can also choose to use a solid background colour. Please empty the background image URL field ( if already placed) and choose any colour from the colour picker. The default colour is set to transparent, so be sure to slide the transparency bar up to adjust or the colour will not display.
You can customize the links colour on this login form. Choose any colour from the colour picker.
FORM BACKGROUND COLOR:
Customize the background colour of the form using the colour 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 colour 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 colour of the submit button using the colour 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 ‘Fashion’ >> ‘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 Divi, Elegant Themes offers free technical support to all their members. – http://www.elegantthemes.com
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