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Setup WordPress for a Divi Child Theme

To setup the Restaurant Child Theme you first need to prepare a couple of things.

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First – start with a clean WordPress install is best.

Once you have a clean WordPress installation its time to install Divi.

Download it from the Elegant Themes website or our Dependencies page in the My Account area.

Once you have downloaded the Divi Installation package login to your WordPress site.

Install the Divi Theme

Go to the WordPress dashboard and select “Appearance > Themes” in the menu.

Appearance Theme Menu in WordPress Dashboard

Appearance Theme Menu in WordPress Dashboard

Once you are in the theme section click on the Add New Button.

Add a new Theme to WordPress

Add a new Theme to WordPress

Once you are in the Theme install area select the upload button.

Upload the Divi Theme to WordPress

Upload the Divi Theme to WordPress

The theme uploader tool will be revealed. Click on the “Choose File” button and select the Divi Theme installation zip package you downloaded earlier.

Upload the Divi Theme File

Upload the Divi Theme File

Click on the install now button.

Once the file has uploaded you will be presented with success screen.

Activate the Divi Theme

Activate the Divi Theme

Click on the “Activate” link. This will activate the Divi Theme.

Install the Divi Framework Plugin

No that you have Divi Installed we need to install Divi Framework.

Go to the Dependency page and download the Divi Framework Plugin.

It will be the first item in the list.

In your WordPress Dashboard you now need to install the plugin.

Go to Plugin -> Add new.

Add a new Plugin

Add a new Plugin

Select the Upload Plugin button. This will reveal the file selector.

Upload Plugin Option

Upload Plugin Option

Select the Diviframework Plugin file and click on the Install Now button.

Upload DIvi Framework Plugin

Upload Divi Framework Plugin

Once the file has uploaded you will see the confirmation screen. Click the Activate Plugin button.

Activate Divi Framework Plugin

Activate Divi Framework Plugin

Once the plugin is activated an alert is shown in the WordPress admin to authenticate the plugin. Click the Login link.

Select the Login link for Divi Framework

Select the Login link for Divi Framework

This will take you to authenticate your Divi Framework Membership. Enter the same username and password you use to login to the Divi Framework Website.

Authenticate your Divi Framework Membership

Authenticate your Divi Framework Membership

Click on the Authenticate Button.

This will then show you your user profile and all available downloads for your membership.

Divi Framework Dashboard

Divi Framework Dashboard

You are now ready to install your required child theme.


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