Divi Navigation module: Before you can add a Divi Navigation module to your page, you must first jump into Divi Builder. Once the Divi theme is installed on your website, you will notice a Use Divi Builder button above the post editor every time you create a new page. Click on this button to activate Divi Builder and access all the Divi Builder modules. Then click on the Use Visual Builder button to launch the builder in visual mode. You can also click the Use Visual Builder button when browsing your foreground website if you are logged into your WordPress dashboard.
Once you have entered Visual Builder, you can click the gray plus button to add a new module to your page. New modules can only be added inside rows. If you are starting a new page, remember to add a row to your page first.
Locate the navigation module in the list of modules and click on it to add it to your page. The list of modules is searchable, which means you can also type the word “post navigation” and then click enter to automatically find and add the navigation module. Once the module is added, you will be greeted by the module options list. These options are separated into three main groups: Content, Design, and Advanced.
Example use case: Adding custom navigation links to the bottom of a blog post
Having navigation links to the next and previous articles at the bottom of your article is a great way to keep your visitors engaged with your content. In this example, I’ll show you how to use the actual post title names for your navigation links instead of the general “previous” and “next” link names. I will also show you how to add a border around the links to give them more effectiveness.
Let’s get started.
Divi Navigation module: Use the visual builder to add a standard section with a full width (1 column) layout at the bottom of the post. Then add a navigation module after the line.
Update the post navigation settings as follows:
Text of the previous link:% title (this variable inserts the title of the article)
Text of the following link:% title (this variable inserts the title of the article)
Links Font: PT Sans
Links Font Size: 20px
Links Text Color: # 5e95c1
Use Border: YES
Border Color: # 5e95c1
Border Width: 1px
Custom Padding: 20px Top, 20px Straight, 20px Bottom, 20px Left
That’s all! You now have post titles on the navigation links
Content options for the Divi Navigation module
In the content tab, you will find all the content elements of the module, such as text, images, and icons. Everything that controls what appears in your module will always be found in this tab.
text Define custom text for the previous link. You can use the% title variable to include the title of the article. Leave blank for the default.
Text of the following link
Define custom text for the following link. You can use the% title variable to include the title of the post. Leave blank for the default.
In the same category
You can define here whether the previous and following articles should be in the same taxonomy term as the current article.
Custom taxonomy name
Leave this option blank if you are using this module on a project or an article. Otherwise, type the name of the taxonomy for the “In same category” option to work correctly.
Hide the previous link
Here you can choose to hide or show the previous link.
Hide the following link
Here you can choose to hide or show the following link.
This will change the module label in the constructor for easy identification. When you use the WireFrame view in Visual Builder, these labels appear in the module block of the Divi Builder interface.
Design options after navigation
In the Design tab, you will find all the styling options for the module, such as fonts, colors, sizing, and spacing. This is the tab that you will use to change the appearance of your module. Each Divi module has a long list of design settings that you can use to change anything.
You can change the font of your links text by selecting your desired font from the drop-down menu. Divi comes with dozens of great fonts powered by Google Fonts. By default, Divi uses the Open Sans font for all the text on your page. You can also customize the style of your text using bold, italics, capital letters, and underline options.
The font size of links
Here you can adjust the size of your link text. You can drag the range slider to increase or decrease the size of your text or directly enter the desired text size value in the input field to the right of the slider. The input fields support different units of measure, which means you can enter “px” or “em” depending on your size value to change its unit type.
Link text color
By default, all the text colors in Divi appear in white or dark gray. If you want to change the color of your links text, choose the desired color from the color picker using this option.
Letter spacing of links
Letter spacing affects the space between each letter. If you want to increase the space between each letter in your links text, use the range slider to adjust the space or enter the desired spacing size in the input field to the right of the slider. The input fields support different units of measure, which means you can enter “px” or “em” depending on your size value to change its unit type.
Link row height
Line height affects the space between each line of your link text. If you want to increase the space between each line, use the range slider to adjust the space or enter the desired spacing size in the text box. entry to the right of the cursor. The input fields support different units of measure, which means you can enter “px” or “em” depending on your size value to change its unit type.
This option affects the color of your border. Select a custom color from the color picker to apply it to your border.
By default, the borders are 1 pixel wide. You can increase this value by dragging the range slider or entering a custom value in the input field to the right of the slider. Custom units of measure supported, which means you can change the default unit from “px” to something else like em, vh, vw, etc.
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Borders support eight different styles: solid, dotted, dotted, double, groove, ridge, overlay, and start. Select your desired style from the drop-down menu to apply it to your border.
The margin is the space added to the outside of your module, between the module and the next element above, below, or to the left and right of it. You can add custom margin values to any of the four sides of the module. To remove the custom margin, remove the added value from the input field. By default, these values are measured in pixels, but you can enter custom units of measurement in the input fields.
Infill is the space added inside your module, between the edge of the module and its internal elements. You can add custom padding values to any of the four sides of the module. To remove the custom margin, remove the added value from the input field. By default, these values are measured in pixels, but you can enter custom units of measurement in the input fields.
Advanced options for the Divi Navigation module
On the advanced tab, you’ll find options that more experienced web designers might find useful, such as custom CSS and HTML attributes. Here you can apply custom CSS to any of the module’s many elements. You can also apply custom CSS classes and IDs to the module, which can be used to customize the module in your child theme’s style.css file.
Enter an optional CSS ID to use for this module. An ID can be used to create a custom CSS style or to link to particular sections of your page.
Enter the optional CSS classes to use for this module. A CSS class can be used to create custom CSS styling. You can add multiple classes, separated by a space. These classes can be used in your Divi child theme or in the custom CSS style sheet that you add to your page or website using the Divi theme options or the settings on the Divi Builder page.
Custom CSS can also be applied to the module and any of the module’s internals. In the Custom CSS section, you will find a text field where you can add custom CSS style sheets directly to each element. CSS entries in these settings are already wrapped in style tags. So just enter the CSS rules separated by semicolons.
This option allows you to control the devices on which your module appears. You can choose to deactivate your module on tablets, smartphones, or desktops individually. This is useful if you want to use different mods on different devices, or if you want to simplify the mobile design by eliminating certain elements from the page.
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