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Divi Tutorial: How to use the Image Module on Divi Builder

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Divi makes it easy to add images anywhere on your blog. All images support progressive loading, and come with 4 different animation styles that make browsing your site fun and engaging. Image modules can be placed in any column you create and their size will be adjusted to fit.

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How to add an image module from Divi

Before you can add an image module to your page, you must first jump into 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. Click this button to activate Divi Builder and access all Divi Builder modules. 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 browse your website in the foreground if you are connected to your WordPress dashboard.

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Once you have activated the Visual Builder, you can click the gray (+) 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.

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Locate the image 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 "image", then click enter to search and automatically add the image module! Once the module is added, you will be greeted by the list of options of the module. These options are separated into three main groups: Contents , Design et Advanced .

Use Case Example: Adding Overlapping Images to Illustrate Services on a Service Page

There are countless ways to use the image module. For this example, I'll show you how to add images to a service page for a small business website. Here is where I will add the pictures. Each red circle represents an image.

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Since adding an image to a page is a fairly straightforward and straightforward process, I'm going to add some custom style to position my images so they overlap, creating a stacking effect.

Let's start.

Use the visual constructor to add a standard section with a 1 / 4 1 / 4 1 / 2 layout. Then add a text module to the right 1 / 2 column in your row. Enter a header and a description of the service.

Then add an image module to the 1 / 4 column on the far left.

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Update the settings of the Image module as follows:

Content options

Image URL: [enter the URL or download the image with 500 × 625 dimensions]

Design options

Custom Margin: left -60px

Advanced options

Animation: From left to right

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Save settings

Add another image module in the second column 1 / 4 (or middle column) and update the image settings as follows:

Content options

Image URL: [enter the URL or download the image with 500 × 625 dimensions]

Design options

Custom Margin: Top 100px, -60px Left

Advanced options

Animation: From right to left

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Save settings

This takes care of the first section. Now, for the next service section, we can duplicate the section we just created for the first service section. Once the section is duplicated, change the structure of the column to a 1 / 2 1 / 4 1 / 4 column layout (the opposite of the previous one).

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Then drag the text module with the header and service description in the 1 / 2 column on the far left. Be sure to drag both image modules to fill each 1 / 4 column (now on the right).

Since the image modules are duplicates, we must download the new images for that particular service section. In addition, modules always have custom margin settings as the first two image modules created. Let's change that.

Starting with the Image module in the right 1 / 4 column, update the following image settings:

Content options

Image URL: [enter the URL or download the image with 500 × 625 dimensions]

Design options

Custom Margin: -60px Left (only)

Advanced tab

Animation: From right to left

Finally, update the image settings for the image module of the 1 / 4 central column with the following elements:

Content options

Image URL: [enter the URL or download the image with 500 × 625 dimensions]

Design options

Custom Margin: 100px Up, -60px Right

Advanced tab

Animation: From left to right

Save settings

Now check out the page!

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Image module 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 found in this tab.

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URL of the image

Place a valid image URL here, or choose / upload an image via the WordPress Media Library. Images will always appear left justified in their columns and cover the full width of your column. However, your image will never be larger than its original size. The height of the image is determined by the aspect ratio of your original image.

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Open in the viewer

You can choose here whether or not your image will open in a viewer when you click on it. If this option is enabled, your image will "zoom" to its maximum size when you click in a modal window. This is an excellent feature for portfolios.

URL link

Place a valid web URL in this field to turn your image into a link. Leaving this field empty will simply leave your image as a static element.

Opening the URL

You can choose here if your link opens in a new window.

Admin Label

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.

Image module design options

In the Design tab, you'll find all the module's style options, such as fonts, colors, sizing, and spacing. This is the tab you will use to change the appearance of your module. Each Divi module has a long list of design parameters that you can use to change anything.

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Image overlay

If this option is enabled, a color and an overlay icon are displayed when a visitor hovers over the image.

Overlay of the Color Icon

Here you can set a custom color for the overlay icon

Cover overlay color

Here you can define a custom color for the overlay.

Overflight Icon

Here you can define a custom icon for the overlay.

Delete the space below the image

This option only affects images when they are the last module of a column. When this option is enabled, the distance between the bottom of the image and the next section is removed, allowing the image to frame the top of the next section of the page.

Aligning the image

Here you choose the direction in which your image floats in the column. You can float the image left, right, or keep it centered.

Always focus the image on the mobile

Often, small images are more enjoyable to watch on mobile devices when they are centered. As the columns fail, left- or right-aligned images in smaller columns become orphaned when the columns fail and reach a width of 100%. Enabling this column with forced images to align to the center of the column on mobile without affecting the alignment of the image on desktops.

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.

Width of the border

By default, the borders have a width of 1 pixel. 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 measurement units supported, which means that you can change the default unit of "px" to something else, like em, vh, vw etc.

Border style

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

Maximum width of the image

By default, the maximum width of the image is set to 100%. This means that the image will be displayed at its natural width unless the width of the image exceeds the width of the parent column, in which case the image will be limited to 100% of the width of the column. If you want to further limit the maximum width of the image, you can do this by entering the desired maximum width value here. For example, a value of 50% would limit the width of the image to 50% of the width of the parent column.

Force full width

By default, images are displayed at their native width. However, you can choose to force the image to extend the full width of the parent column by enabling this option.

Custom margin

Margin is the space added to the outside of your module, between the module and the next item above, below, or to the left and right of it. You can add custom margin values ​​to one of the four sides of the module. To remove the custom margin, remove the value added from the input field. By default, these values ​​are measured in pixels, but you can enter custom measurement units in the input fields.

Advanced image module options

In 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 one 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 identifier to use for this module. An ID 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 style sheet that you add to your page or website by using Divi theme options or Divi Builder page settings.

Custom CSS

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 in which you can add custom CSS style sheets directly to each element. The CSS entries in these parameters are already wrapped in the style tags. So just enter the CSS rules separated by semicolons.

Animation

Use this drop-down menu to specify the lazy loading animation for your image. You can choose whether your image appears from the right, left, bottom or top.

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.

Alternate text of the image

Alternate text provides all the necessary information if the image does not load, does not display correctly or in any other situation where a user can not see the image. It also allows the image to be read and recognized by the search engines.

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