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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 post editor whenever you create a new page. Click on this button to activate Divi Builder and access all the Divi Builder modules. Then click on the button Use Visual Builder to start the generator in visual mode. You can also click 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 rows. If you are starting a new page, remember to add a row 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 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: Contents , Design et 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 effect.

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Let's start.

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.

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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 post 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

Define custom text for the previous link. You can use the% title variable to include the article title. 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 subsequent 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 article. Otherwise, type the name of the taxonomy for the “In the same category” option to work correctly.

Hide 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.

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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 will find all the module styling 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 settings that you can use to change anything.

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Links font

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, capitals and underline 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 directly enter the value of the desired text size in the input field to the right of the slider. The input fields support different measurement units which means you can enter "px" or "em" depending on your size value to change its unit type.

Text color of the links

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.

Spacing of links letters

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 measurement units which means you can enter "px" or "em" depending on your size value to change its unit type.

Height of the line of links

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 field. entry to the right of the cursor. The input fields support different measurement units which means you can enter "px" or "em" depending on your size value 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 from the color picker to apply it to your border.

Width of the 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.

Border style

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.

Custom margin

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.

Custom padding

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 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.

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CSS ID

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.

CSS class

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 to your website using the Divi theme options or the Divi Builder page settings.

Custom CSS

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.

Visibility

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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