How to install the Venus Assistant plugin
Who is this article for?
Anyone who owns the Venus UI kit and needs help installing it.
• Skill level: Easy
• Time to complete: 10 minutes
Before you begin
- Please make sure you have the latest Divi Theme installed. You do not need a child theme for the Venus to function.
NOTE: If you want to make significant code modifications, then please install a Divi child theme as it will become easier to manage.
- Venus Assistant automatically adds all CSS & functions code. You do not need to add any of the CSS files from "source files". The only time you will use custom CSS is if you want to change colours that cannot be changed in the module settings. For that, you will copy/paste only a small bit of code needed to change something in a module. Use the master CSS colour changer file to find the module - and copy/paste the updated CSS code into the Divi Custom CSS box.
- The Venus Assistant is downloaded from API downloads sub-menu option under your account. See screenshot below:
How to install
Install the plugin: Go to "Plugins" and choose "Add new". Click "Upload Plugin" button. Browse "venus-assistant-plugin-v1-x-x.zip" file.
Input API key: Once installed, activate the plugin by clicking the "Activate" button. After that, you will need to enter your API license details: API key and API email address.
You can find this information on API keys page.
Import Master Library .json: Go to Divi > Divi Library and upload "master-divi-library-import-venus.json" file to Divi library. If installing .json files give you errors, it may be due to upload limit size on your server. To see how to resolve the upload issue, please read this: How to change the WordPress PHP upload limits
Load modules: Go to the page where you want Venus modules loaded and make sure to have Divi Builder enabled. Click "Add From Library":
Then select "Add From Library" tab. Select Venus from the dropdown menu and simply load any module by clicking it.
Change text, colours & images: Customising is possible from Module Settings Tabs (Content, Design and Advanced).
To Make custom CSS changes to colours: Open "master-css-changer-venus-ui-kit.css" in the text editor. The file is included in the download zip file. Read the labels/comments in the file and find the module you want to change. Replace the relevant colour for the matching CSS rule - then copy/paste the complete CSS rule into the "Custom CSS" box on the page edit screen OR in the theme settings "custom CSS" box.
That's it! All done.