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Divi tutorial: How to use the Navigation module in articles

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Before you can add a Divi article 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 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 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 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 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 that you can also type the word "navigation in articles", then click enter to search and automatically add the navigation 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 custom navigation links at the bottom of a blog post

Having navigation links to the following 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 will show you how to use the actual names of the publication titles for your navigation links instead of the "previous" and "next" general link names. I'll also show you how to add a border around the links to give them more effect.

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Let's start.

Use the visual builder to add a standard section with a full width layout (1 column) at the bottom of the publication. Then add a navigation module after the line.

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Update the publishing navigation settings as follows:

Content tab

Previous link text:% title (this variable inserts the title of the article)
Text of the following link:% title (this variable inserts the title of the article)

Design tab

Font Links: PT Sans
Links Font Size: 20px
Links Text Color: # 5e95c1
Use the border: YES
Border color: # 5e95c1
Width of the border: 1px
Custom Upholstery: 20px Top, 20px Right, 20px Bottom, 20px Left

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That's all ! You now have publication titles on the navigation links

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Content options for the navigation module

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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Text of the previous link

Set a custom text for the previous link. You can use the% title variable to include the title of the article. Leave empty for the default value.

Text of the following link

Define a custom text for the following link. You can use the% title variable to include the title of the message. Leave empty for the default value.

In the same category

Here you can define whether previous and next articles should be in the same taxonomy term as the current article.

Name of the custom taxonomy

Leave this option blank if you are using this module on a project or an article. Otherwise, type the name of the taxonomy so that the "In the same category" option works correctly.

Hide previous link

You can choose here to hide or show the previous link.

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Hide the following link

You can choose here to hide or show the following link.

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.

Design options after navigation

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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Links font

You can change the font of your link text by selecting your desired font from the drop-down menu. Divi comes with dozens of large 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.

Link font size

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 enter the value of the desired text size 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" depending on the value of your size to change its unit type.

Text color of the links

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

Spacing of links letters

The spacing of the letters affects the space between each letter. If you want to increase the space between each letter in your link 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 measurement, which means that you can enter "px" or "em" depending on the value of your size to change its unit type.

Height of the line of links

The height of the line affects the space between each line of text in your links 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 field. entered to the right of the cursor. The input fields support different units of measurement, which means that you can enter "px" or "em" depending on the value of 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.

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.

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.

Custom padding

Fill is the space added inside your module, between the edge of the module and its internal elements. You can add custom fill 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.

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Advanced options for the navigation module

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.

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.

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