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How to use the blog module on Divi Builder

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With Divi, even blogs are a module and your "blog" can be placed anywhere on your website and in different formats. You can combine blog and sidebar modules to create classic blog designs. 1 column, 2 columns, or 3 columns can be created using the blog and sidebar module.

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How to add a blog module to your page

Before you can add a blog module to your page, you must first access the Divi Builder. Once the Divi theme is installed on your website, you will notice a button Use Divi Builder above the publisher each time you create a new page. By clicking on this button, you will be able to activate Divi Builder, which will give you access to all the modules of Divi Builder. Then click on the button Use Visual Builder to start the generator in visual mode. You can also click on the button Use Visual Builder when you are browsing your upstream website if you are logged in to your WordPress dashboard.

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Once entered in Visual Builder, you can click the gray plus button to add a new module to your page. New modules can only be added inside the lines. If you start a new page, do not forget to add a line to your page first. We have great tutorials on using the elements of lines that sections of Divi.

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Locate the blog module in the list of modules and click on it to add it to your page. The list of modules is searchable, which means that you can also type the word "blog" and then click on enter to search and automatically add the blog module! Once the module is added, you will be welcomed with the list of options of the module. These options are divided into three main groups: Contents , Design et Advanced .

Use case of the blog module with a grid layout in a specialized section with a right sidebar

For this example, I will add a blog module to a blog page. This blog page has a complete header with a search module underneath. Under the search module, I will add a specialized section with the blog module on the left side and a sidebar section on the right. The sidebar on the right contains a recent publishing widget, an Optin email module, and a Person module.

This is what the example page looks like.

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Note that the blog module is in a grid layout on the left side of the special section.

Let's start.

Use the visual builder to add a specialized section with the following layout:

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You will be prompted to add a column or row to two columns for the left side. Choose the row 1 column.

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Then add the blog module to the line.

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Update the blog settings as follows:

Content options

Posts Number: 6
Learn more Button: ON
Show pagination: NO
Grid background color: #ffffff

Design options

Layout: Grid
Use Dropshadow: ON
Overlay Color Icon: #ffffff
Hover Overlay Color: rgba (224,153,0,0.51) Header
Police:
Font Size Header: 21px
Header Text color: # 333333
Letter spacing: 1px
Header line Height: 1.2 em
Border: YES
Color of the border: # f0f0f0
Width of the border: 1px
Border style: Solid

Advanced options

Custom CSS (Read More button):

color: # e09900;
viewing block;
text-align: center;
margin-top: 10px;
border: 1px solid #ccc;
padding: 5px;
Text Transformation: Capitalize;
letter spacing: 1px;

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The advanced custom CSS button for the Read More button creates a custom look that matches the design.

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In the section of the right sidebar of the section layout, you will need to add a sidebar module that inserts the recent publications widget. Below you will need to add an Email Optin module. And then, under The Optin of Email, you must add the Person module with information about the author.

That's all !

Blog content options

In the Content tab, you will find all the content elements of the module, such as text, images and icons. All that controls what appears in your module will always be in this tab.

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Number of Positions (Number of Items)

Set the number of messages you want to view. You will need to have messages for everything that appears in this module.

Select the categories that you want to include in the publication stream. All message categories you have created will appear here for you to select / deselect.

Categories included

Choose the categories you want to include in the feed.

Meta-date format

Set the date format you want to display on your blog posts here. The default layout is a format M j, Y (6 January 2014) Check the WordPress codex on date formats for more options.

Contents

Viewing the full content will not truncate your posts on the index page. Show Preview will only show your extract text.

Offset number

Choose the number of messages you want to compensate. If you compensate with 3 messages, for example, the first three posts in your blog feed will not be displayed.

Show Featured Image

This option allows you to choose whether or not you want thumbnails to appear in your blog module.

Read more button

Here you can define whether to display the "read more" link after the extract or not.

View author

Choose whether or not to display the author of each blog post in the post meta box under the article title.

Show date

Choose whether or not you want to display the date each article was created in the Item Meta box below the message title.

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Show categories

Choose whether or not to display the post categories in the post meta area below the publication title.

Show the number of comments

Choose whether or not you want to display the number of comments in the post meta box below the title of the post.

View pagination

Choose whether or not you want to display pagination for this feed. To enable numbered pagination, you will need to install the plug-in WP Page Navi .

Label of administration

This will change the module label in the generator for easy identification. When using the WireFrame view in Visual Builder, these labels will appear in the module block of the Divi Builder interface.

Blog design options

On the Design tab, you'll find all the module's style options, such as fonts, colors, size, and spacing. This tab allows you to change the appearance of your module. Each Divi module has a long list of design parameters that you can use to edit just about anything.

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Disposal

You can choose to display your blog posts in a grid or a full-width layout.

Superimposed image

If this option is enabled, a color and an overlay icon appear when a visitor hovers over the selected image of a message.

Overlay icon color

Here you can set a custom color for the overlay icon.

Cover color hovering

Here you can define a custom color for the overlay.

Hover Icon Picker

Here you can define a custom icon for the overlay.

Text color

If your blog is placed on a light background, the text color should be set to "Dark". Visa, if your blog is placed on a dark background, the text color should be set to "Light".

Header font

You can change the font of your header by selecting the font of your choice 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 by using the bold, italic, uppercase, and underlined options.

Size of the header font

Here you can adjust the size of your header text. You can drag the interval slider to increase or decrease the size of your text, or you can enter the desired text size value directly into the input field to the right of the slider. The input fields support different units of measurement, which means that you can enter "px" or "em" according to your size to change its unit type.

Color of the header text

By default, all text colors in Divi appear in white or dark gray. If you want to change the color of your header, choose the color of your choice in the color picker using this option.

Spacing of letterheads

The spacing of the letters affects the space between each letter. If you want to increase the space between each letter in your header text, use the interval slider to adjust the space or enter the size of the desired spacing in the input field to the right of the slider. The input fields support different units of measurement, which means that you can enter "px" or "em" according to your size to change its unit type.

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Height of the header line

Line height affects the space between each line of your header text If you want to increase the space between each line, use the interval slider to adjust the space or enter the desired spacing size in the input field to the right of the cursor. The input fields support different units of measurement, which means that you can enter "px" or "em" according to your size to change its unit type.

Body font

You can change the font of your body by selecting the font of your choice 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 by using the bold, italic, uppercase, and underlined options.

Body font size

Here you can adjust the size of your body of text. You can drag the interval slider to increase or decrease the size of your text, or you can enter the desired text size value directly into the input field to the right of the slider. The input fields support different units of measurement, which means that you can enter "px" or "em" according to your size to change its unit type.

Body text color

By default, all text colors in Divi appear in white or dark gray. If you want to change the color of your body text, choose the desired color in the color picker using this option.

Spacing of body letters

The spacing of the letters affects the space between each letter. If you want to increase the space between each letter of your body text, use the interval slider to adjust the space or enter the size of the desired spacing in the input field to the right of the slider. The input fields support different units of measurement, which means that you can enter "px" or "em" according to your size to change its unit type.

Height of the body line

The line height affects the space between each line of the body text. If you want to increase the space between each line, use the interval 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 measurement, which means that you can enter "px" or "em" according to your size to change its unit type.

Metas font

You can change the font of your meta-text by selecting the font of your choice 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 by using the bold, italic, uppercase, and underlined options.

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Metas font size

Here you can adjust the size of your meta text. You can drag the interval slider to increase or decrease the size of your text, or you can enter the desired text size value directly into the input field to the right of the slider. The input fields support different units of measurement, which means that you can enter "px" or "em" according to your size to change its unit type.

Text color for meta

By default, all text colors in Divi appear in white or dark gray. If you want to change the color of your meta-text, choose the color of your choice in the color picker using this option.

Spacing of meta letters

The spacing of the letters affects the space between each letter. If you want to increase the space between each letter of your meta-text, use the interval slider to adjust the space or enter the size of the desired spacing in the input field to the right of the slider. The input fields support different units of measurement, which means that you can enter "px" or "em" according to your size to change its unit type.

Meta Line Height

Line height affects the space between each line of your meta-text If you want to increase the space between each line, use the interval slider to adjust the space or enter the size of the desired spacing in the field input to the right of the cursor. The input fields support different units of measurement, which means that you can enter "px" or "em" according to your size to change its unit type.

Use the border

Enabling this option will place a border around your module. This border can be customized using the following conditional parameters.

Color of the border

This option affects the color of your border. Select a custom color in the color picker to apply it to your border.

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Width of the border

By default, the borders have a width of 1 pixel. You can increase this value by dragging the slider in the range or entering a custom value in the input field to the right of the slider. Supported custom measurement units, which means that you can change the default unit of "px" to something else, for example em, vh, vw etc.

Border style

The borders support eight different styles, including: solid, dotted, dotted, double, groove, crest, inset, and start. Select the desired style from the drop-down menu to apply it to your border.

Advanced blog options

In the Advanced tab, you'll find options that more experienced web designers can find useful, such as custom CSS and HTML attributes. Here you can apply a custom CSS to any of the many elements of the module. You can also apply custom classes and CSS IDs to the module, which can be used to customize the module in the style.css file of your child theme.

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CSS ID

Enter an optional CSS ID to use for this module. An identifier can be used to create a custom CSS style or to create links to particular sections of your page.

CSS class

Enter the optional CSS classes to use for this module. A CSS class can be used to create a custom CSS style. You can add multiple classes, separated by a space. These classes can be used in your Divi Child theme or in the custom CSS that you add to your page or website using Divi theme options or Divi Builder page settings.

Custom CSS

A custom CSS can also be applied to the module and to one of the internal elements of the module. In the custom CSS section, you will find a text field where you can add CSS directly to each element. The CSS entries in these settings are already embedded in style tags. You only need to enter CSS rules separated by semicolons.

Visibility

This option allows you to control the devices on which your module appears. You can choose to disable your module on tablets, smart phones or desktops individually. This is useful if you want to use different modules on different devices or if you want to simplify mobile design by eliminating certain elements of the page.

That's it for this tutorial.

This article features 1 comment

  1. Hello,
    Do you know how to reverse the direction of the pagination? I would like to present my articles from the most recent to the oldest.
    Thank you for your reply.
    Manolita

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