Installing Louise


Thanks for purchasing Louise Theme, a premium multi-purpose Elegant Child Theme designed by Carrie Green and developed by GruffyGoat.

In this page you will find step-by-step instructions explaining how to install your new child theme as well as import the Louise customizations and features.

Louise was built specifically for use with Divi by Elegant Themes. In order to install this child theme, you must first purchase a membership to Elegant Themes and download the Divi theme package. If you’ve not yet purchased a membership, visit


We’ve taken the time to walk through and document every step of installing the Louise Theme from start to finish. This is the best way to outline each step involved in the process so that you can easily pause and replicate each step, as needed.


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 and activate it.

Just like you installed the Divi parent theme, install & activate the child theme located in your Louise download package.


Once you activate Louise, you should see a notification at the top of your screen prompting you to install the required/recommended plugins. Simply click the “Begin installing plugins” link to get started.

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On the next screen, install & activate the necessary plugins. Once all of your plugins have been installed and activated, you’re good to go!

Migrating & Importing



If you would like to match the look of the Louise demo, you’ll need to import the Louise Divi settings. Go to the Divi Menu > Migrate Settings. Click ‘choose file’ and locate the Louise-Settings.txt located in your Import file.

Click Upload File to import all of the Louise colors and design settings. You’ll get a confirmation message once it’s loaded successfully.

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Next, go to Tools > Import > Choose WordPress > Choose the Louise-Content.xml file from your download package. Click the Upload File and Import button. On the following screen, select your user account from the drop-down list and be sure to check the Download and import file attachments checkbox to import all sample images & content. Click the Submit button to complete the import. Please note: this process may take several minutes to complete, depending on your hosting provider.

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Next, head to Settings > Reading and set Home as your static Front page.

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And last, but not least, go to Appearance > Menus and ensure that your primary & footer menus are set to the default.

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Louise includes several popular WordPress plugins to help bring a unique experience to your website. Below are links to the plugins used. We are also including a premium plugin called Layered Popups in your download package. Instructions for integrating the Louise custom popup are included below.

To setup the Layered Popups plugin, be sure to reference our walkthrough video below that will strep you through importing the demo popup as well as activating it on your website:

Need Help?


Have Divi Questions?

For assistance with using the Divi theme framework, Elegant Themes offers free technical support to all their members. Login to your account at and click “Support”.

Questions About Louise?

For questions or support regarding Louise, click here. We can help you with basic questions related to installing your child theme and replicating the demo. We also provide premium support or advanced customization for an additional fee. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to receive notifications of Louise updates or other premium child themes and add-ons coming soon!

Terms & Conditions:

All designs are the intellectual property of Elegant Child Themes and may not be sold, redistributed or given away. We ask that you respect the hard work we’ve put into this custom design and not send this file to others. Due to the nature of this product, refunds are not available. If you have additional questions, please visit us at

Basic support is available free of charge to help with installation of your theme and replicating the theme demo. However, we simply cannot support everyone’s customizations of Louise. If you are new to the Divi Framework or have general questions related to customizing your child theme, we recommend joining one of the many Facebook groups available, specifically tailored for help & support with Divi.

Disclaimer: Louise is a child theme created by Elegant Child Themes. Louise is not a licensed product of Elegant Themes and Elegant Child Themes is not affiliated with or sponsored by Elegant Themes.



Why do I get errors when I try to upload the theme?

“The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet.”

If you’re getting this error or anything similar, it’s probably because you’re trying to upload the main .zip file that you purchased and downloaded. You first need to unzip the main download package to see the Louise Child Theme .zip file. This is what you need to upload.

How do I change the color of the last menu item?

To change the color of the last menu item, just go to Appearance > Editor > style.css and look for the following style:

#top-menu > li:last-child

Change the background-color value to whatever you’d like, save your changes and you’ll be all set!

Contact Us

We believe beauty is more than skin deep… or in our case “pixel deep”, if you will. At Elegant Child Themes, we aim to build themes that aren’t just beautiful, but functional and built specifically with the user experience in mind. Did you know you that our themes come with unlimited usage? Pay once and use it on as many sites as you like. How’s that for a time & money saver? Perhaps best of all, our themes include prompt and courteous support. Need help? We’ve got your back.

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