Gardenly DocumentationAll the information you need!
This version of Gardenly is fully compatible with versions 3.0+. Some features or elements may not be compatible with previous versions. Please ensure that you’ve downloaded the latest version of Divi.
Ensure you have the Divi Theme installed and activated prior to installing the Gardenly Child Theme.
To avoid any issues during installation it is highly recommended that you use this child theme on a fresh installation of WordPress.
Step 1: Download child theme files
After purchase, download the files from your account section or click the download link in your purchase confirmation email.
Step 2: Unzip Files
Unzip the Unzip_This_First_Gardenly.zip file to your computer, it contains the following files:
• Gardenly.zip – the installable Gardenly child theme file
And in Import Files folder:
• gardenly-demo-content.xml – the Gardenly theme demo content
• gardenly-customizer-settings.dat – the Gardenly theme customizer settings
• gardenly-widgets.wie – the Gardenly widgets settings
Installing child theme
Step 1: Install Divi Theme (if not installed yet)
Once you’ve downloaded the Divi theme package, login to your WordPress website and go to Appearance > Themes. Find and upload the Divi parent theme. Next click on the Add New Theme
Step 2: Install and activate Gardenly
Click on Upload Theme and then Choose file.
In the downloaded package find and select Gardenly.zip file, then click on the Install Now button.
Completing the upload, you will need to activate the theme by clicking on the Activate button.
Step 3: Activate your product
To activate your product and get updates please go to Divi > Gardenly Activation and enter your API Key and API Email.
To see your API Keys please login to your account.
Step 4: Plugin activation
Gardenly requires 1 plugin that will allow you to import demo data with one click! We have made installing process very simple.
After Gardenly child theme is activated system will ask you to install missing plugin. Click Begin installing plugin.
Next, select the plugin and choose Install from the drop-down menu under the plugin list and click Apply button. This will install and activate the One Click feature to import all the demo content and settings.
Step 5: Permalinks setup
Go to Settings > Permalinks, select “Post name” and click Save Changes.
Importing demo content
Now you will need to install the library and all theme settings which allows you to have your site just like the demo version.
Go to Appearance > Import Data Demo, and click on the Import Demo Data button.
Note: This may take even several minutes, depending on internet connection speed. Please be patient.
Your site should now look like Gardenly demo page. You can navigate to Divi -> Theme Customizer and click Gardenly Settings tab to change theme colors and fonts.
If you are going to add your own custom edits – please place all your CSS code inside Theme Customizer’s Custom CSS tab or in Divi Theme Options, as all the changes made within child theme files will be lost with the automatic update. If you wish to edit or add any files in the child theme folder please do not use the automatic update feature.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to upgrade to the newest version?
Since ver 2.0 Gardenly features automatic updates. If you are using any of the previous version and you’re happy with your site the way it is, we recommend just leaving it alone and using the latest version with future projects.
If you decide to update please note:
– If you made any changes to child theme files (style.css, functions.php etc.) – they will be lost – you’d need to transfer those changes to the new child theme version first.
These are two different ways to upgrade:
1. Via FTP/File Manager – you’ll need to connect to your server via FTP or your hosting provider’s file manager (eg. cPanel). You might want to rename the folder with the current/old version of the child theme to something else – it will allow you to keep the backup of the old version, so you can use it in case the new version doesn’t work out for you. Unzip the main child theme .zip folder. Upload this folder to your /wp-content/themes/ directory. Then activate the theme in WordPress dashboard.
2. The other way is to simply delete the old theme and upload a new one. You most likely won’t need to import the demo data, unless you just want to. Remeber: While importing demo content the Theme Customizer settings will be replaced, so make sure you have a backup.
For additional assistance with using the Divi theme framework, Elegant Themes offers free technical support to all their members. Log in to your account at Elegant Themes website.
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For additional questions or support please log in to your Customer Account to submit a support ticket.
2018 February 5th – Version 2.0
– API integration added
– automatic updates feature added
– import files updated
2018 January 30th – Version 1.3
– added Theme Customizer Control
2017 November 23th – Version 1.2
– minor styling updates (contact form fields).
– functions.php edits – Homepage and Blog page assigned only once after import
2017 January 13th – Version 1.1
– minor styling updates (buttons on hover) to fix issues with Divi 3.0.27 overriding styling.
– fix bug with duplicated styles (from line 1 to 298)