First Steps – Install & Activate

01: First Things First
The absolutely first thing you need to do is make sure you have a self-hosted WordPress website and a Divi License.

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02: Install the Divi Theme

Install the Divi Theme

Installing the Divi theme is simple! Watch the following video or read the steps below.

Find The File: For this step you will need to download the Divi.zip file available in your Elegant Themes account.
  • Head to your WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Themes.
  • Next, click “Add New”
  • Click “Upload Theme”
  • Choose the Divi .zip file and upload.
  • Click “Activate”

Your Divi theme is now installed! Yippee!

 

Add your Username & API key to Divi to receive updates

  • Head to Divi > Theme Options
  • Click “Updates”
  • Enter your elegant themes username
  • Enter your API Key (found in your Elegant Themes account)
  • Click “Save Changes”

03: Install the Alexa Divi Child Theme

Install the Alexa Divi Child Theme

With Divi installed, it is time to upload and activate The Alexa Divi child theme. You will follow the same process as installing and activating the Divi theme. Watch the following video or read the steps below for guidance.

Find The File: Download theAlexa.zip file from your Sam Munoz Consulting account page. Within theAlexa.zip, you will find a folder called “Divi-child-Alexa.zip”. This is the file you need to upload and activate in your WordPress Dashboard.
  • Head to your WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Themes.
  • Next, click “Add New”
  • Click “Upload Theme”
  • Choose the Divi-child-Alexa.zip file and upload.
  • Click “Activate”

The Alexa Divi child theme is now ready to go! Yippee!

04: Import Settings & Templates

Import Settings & Templates

Now that Divi & the Alexa Divi Child theme have been successfully installed on your WordPress website, you will need to import the theme options, customizer settings, and layouts.

 

Importing The Alexa Theme Options

Find The File: Within theAlexa folder, click on the “Imports” folder. Find the file called “The Alexa – Theme Options.json”. This is the file you will upload.
  • Navigate to Divi > Theme Options
  • Click the up and down (export/import) arrows on the right-hand side.
  • Click “Import”.
  • Upload “The Alexa – Theme Options.json”

 

Importing The Alexa Theme Customizer

Find The File: Within theNate folder, click on the “Imports” folder. Find the file called “The Alexa – Customizer Settings.json”. This is the file you will upload.
  • Navigate to Divi > Theme Customizer
  • Click the up and down (export/import) arrows on the left-hand side.
  • Click “Import”.
  • Upload “The Alexa – Customizer Settings.json”

 

Importing The Alexa Templates

Find The Files: Within theAlexa folder, click on the “Imports” folder. Find the file:

  • The Alexa – Divi Library.json

This is the file you will upload.

  • Within your WordPress Dashboard find Divi > Divi Library
  • Click the “Import & Export” button on the left-hand side.
  • Click “Import”.
  • Upload “The Alexa – Divi Library.json

(NOTE: You can expect this file to take a few minutes to import).