4. Import The Demo Content
Review The Import Items
Next, you will see a list of options that are checked by default. These selected items will be imported, installed, and assigned on your website.
For a new website installation, we recommend keeping everything selected. This will enable you to instantly have a site that is structured and set up exactly like the demo site. Please consider reviewing this to fully understand what is included in our product and being imported.
Child themes like this are designed for fresh installations of WordPress. If you already have an existing website with any content, pages, menus, styling, etc. on your site, you will want to proceed with caution and pay close attention. The import process will technically not override any existing pages, but it will create some confusion and add everything as new content in addition to anything already existing. To avoid any issues, simply deselect any items that you don't want to import or assign.
Run The Import Process
After reviewing the selected items carefully, you may proceed with the import process. This process may happen quickly or take up to a few minutes, depending on your hosting server speed and internet connection. When you are ready to import the demo content, click the blue Import Demo Content button to proceed. Some visual indicators will show a readout of the progress.
Review Success Screen
After the import process has completed, a success message will appear stating "Import Process Completed."
One important and potentially confusing thing here is a red button that says "Remove Demo Content & Import Functions." Don't worry, this will not remove the demo content! This means it will remove the code function itself that was used to run the import process. Since the code needed for this process has already served its purpose, it can be removed.
At this point, it is recommended to go to your WordPress permalink settings at "Settings>Permalinks" and click the blue "Save" button. This is needed any time you make major changes to your site structure in WordPress.
5. Customize Your Site
Review Your Site
The import process is completed, and you can go review the frontend of your website. Your site should now look exactly like our demo site.
Now you can go through your site template and rewrite the text and replace the placeholder images with your own images.
You may customize anything on the site including the logo, images, color schemes, fonts, layout, etc. Divi makes it super easy to do all of this, but some the styling you see is from the CSS file.
How To Replace The Grid Categories On The Home Page
Sometimes I receive this question, so I wanted to address it here. Since that kind of section was not available to build directly in Divi, we used CSS to create and style it. Because of this, the text for words like “Wedding” and “Family” are also in the CSS file.
It is easy to change the text. You can find this by going to the Theme File Editor or by installing a File Manger plugin and going to the Divi Photographer child theme style.css file. The code to change begins at line 207.
Photos & Resources
Our demo uses some stock photos, but it would be illegal for us to include those or give them to you as part of this product. Instead, we have replaced those stock photos with placeholder images. Actually, we do not recommend using stock photos on your site. Instead, you should take and use original photos anyhow, since it has been proven that stock photos are not considered trustworthy or helpful for brand. Your customers want to see your own photos.
Free Style Guide
We also include a complimentary style guide for the template. This simply shows some of the color scheme, fonts, and styles used in the demo.
Existing customers can download the icons and style guide here.
Theme Builder Templates
Whenever you activate the child theme and import the demo content, it automatically creates a variety of Divi Theme Builder Templates located in the Divi>Theme Builder area. These templates are each assigned to different pages, posts, post types, archive pages, categories, etc. The Theme Builder is a very helpful feature of Divi, so it is highly recommended that you get to know how to use it. If you are new to the Theme Builder, don’t worry, our guide here will help explain what each of the templates is used for in the child theme.
You can edit any of the templates by clicking the little pencil icon. This opens up the template, and you can customize it to your liking using the Divi Builder.
Default Website Template
This is the first template, and it applies across the entire site. You will notice there are Global Header and Global Footer layouts included in the template. Because they are global, these header and footer layouts apply everywhere on the site, unless they are overridden by another individual template.
This is the template that is assigned to all the blog posts on the website, which means when you view a blog post, it will dynamically show the design and the layout from this template. Dynamic Content is used to show the post title, meta, content, etc.
All Category & Tags Pages
This template applies to all the blog post category and tags pages. If you click on any blog category or tag link, you will come to a page that dynamically shows blog posts in that particular category or page.
Search Result Page
When the user searches something on your website by using the search module or the search widget, then this is the template that controls the design of that search results page where the user gets redirected to.