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Divi Tutorial: How to use the Divi Builder articles slider

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The "Slider of Articles" module or Posts Slider on the theme WordPress Divi allows you to display, in a distinguished way, articles of your choice on the homepage. On many blogs, this type of module is usually used to display articles in one. But you can make a different use of it and post suggestions for articles for example.

How to add the article slider module on Divi Builder

Before you can add an article slider module to your page, you must first jump to 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.

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 "Post Cursors" 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 "Cuseurs de posts", then click on "Enter" to automatically find and add the module Cuseurs de posts! 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: Post sliders (articles) to display recent ones

For this example, I'll add an article cursor to present the three most recent articles at the top of a blog page. Each slide displays the selected image of the publication as the background image, the article title and the meta of the article, as well as a Read more button.

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Using Visual Builder, add a new standard section at the top of the blog page with a fullwidth (1 column) line. Then insert the Post Slider module into your new line.

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Under Cursor Settings, update the following options:

Content options

Messages Number: 3

Design options

Header Font: Roboto (Caps) header Font Size: 50px Header Text Color: # edef5d Header Letter spacing: 1px Body Font Size: 16 Body Letter-Space: 1px Body Line Height: 1.4em Font Meta: Open Sans, Italic , Uppercase Font Size Meta: 18px Meta Text Color: #cccccc Meta Line Height: 2em Use custom styles for the button: YES Text Size: 26px Button Text Color: #edef5d Button Width: 0px Button Icon:> Show only the icon

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Save settings

That's all !

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Content options slider module of articles

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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Number of articles (number of posts)

Choose the number of items you want to display in the slider.

Include Categories

Choose the categories you want to include in the slider.

Order by

Here you can adjust the order in which items are displayed.

Button text

Define the text that will be displayed on the "Read more" button. leave blank for default (Read more)

Content Display

Viewing the entire content will not truncate your articles in the slider. The view of the extract displays only the text of the extract.

Use the excerpt of the article if it is defined

Disable this option if you want to skip the manually defined snippets and still automatically generate it.

Automatic extract length

Set the length of automatically generated snippets. Leave blank for default (270)

Show arrows

This setting will activate and deactivate the navigation arrows.

Show controls

This setting will enable and disable the circle buttons at the bottom of the cursor.

Show the Read more button

This setting will enable and disable the Read more button.

Show the message Meta

This setting will enable and disable the meta section.

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Show Featured Image

This setting enables and disables the selected image in the slider.

Placement Image

Select how you want to display the selected image in the slides

Background color

Use the color picker to choose a background color for this module.

Background picture

Upload your desired image or type the URL of the image you want to use as the background for the slider.

Position of the background image

Choose the CSS placement of the background image for each slide.

Size of the background image

Choose the CSS frame size used for each slide.

Administrator 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.

Slider 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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Remove the inner shadow

This will remove the CSS internal shadow applied to all default slides.

Use background overlay

When enabled, a custom overlay color will be added over your background image and behind your slider content.

Background overlay color

Use the color picker to choose a color for the background.

Use text overlay

When this option is enabled, a background color is added behind the cursor text to make it more legible on background images.

Text Overlay Border Radius

The radius of the border affects the rounding of the corners of the text overlay area. By default, the corners have a slightly rounded edge of 3 pixels. You can reduce this value to 0 to create a rectangular box or increase the value to make the corners even more rounded.

Use the Parallax effect

Enabling this option will give your background images a fixed position as you scroll.

Parallax method

Here you can define the method used for the parallax effect - CSS or True Parallax.

Custom Color Arrows

When hovering over a cursor module, arrows appear to allow the visitor to navigate through each slide. By default, these arrows inherit the color of the main text of the slide. However, you can set a custom color for these arrows using this setting.

Dot Nav Custom Color

In each slider, dot navigation items appear below the slider content. These elements allow the user to navigate the cursor. You can define a custom color to use for these items by using the color picker in this setting.

Text color

Here you can choose whether your text is light or dark. If you have a slide with a dark background, choose a clear text. If you
have a clear background, use dark text.

Header font

You can change the font of your header text by selecting the 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.

Size of the header font

Here you can adjust the size of your header 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.

Color of the header text

By default, all Divi text colors appear in white or dark gray. If you want to change the color of your header text, choose the desired color 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 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 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 range slider to adjust the space or enter the desired spacing size in the line. 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" depending on the value of your size to change its unit type.

Body font

You can change the font of your body by selecting the 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.

Body font size

Here you can adjust the size of your body 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.

Body text color

By default, all Divi text colors appear in white or dark gray. If you want to change the color of your 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 in your 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 body line

Line height affects the space between each line of text in your body 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 input field located 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.

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Meta Police

You can change the font of your meta 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.

Meta Font Size

Here you can adjust the size of your meta-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.

Meta text color

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

Meta Letter spacing

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 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.

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 range slider to adjust the space or enter the desired spacing size in the input field located 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.

Upper padding

This parameter controls the internal space between the top of the module and the text content in the module. If you want to increase or decrease this space, enter your desired value here. For example, to reduce the space and overall size of the slider, you can enter a value of 100 px. You can also enter a percentage value, such as 10%, to make the height more dynamic.

Bottom padding

This setting controls the internal space between the bottom of the module and the text content in the module. If you want to increase or decrease this space, enter your desired value here. For example, to reduce the space and overall size of the slider, you can enter a value of 100 px. You can also enter a percentage value, such as 10%, to make the height more dynamic.

Use custom styles for the button

Turning on this option reveals different button customization settings that you can use to change the appearance of the button on your module.

Button text size

This setting can be used to increase or decrease the size of the text in the button. The button changes as the size of the text increases and decreases.

Button text color

By default, the buttons adopt the accent color of your theme as defined in the theme's Customizer. This option allows you to assign a custom text color to the button of this module. Select your custom color using the color picker to change the color of the button.

Button background color

By default, the buttons have a transparent background color. This can be changed by selecting the desired background color in the color picker.

Button border width

All Divi buttons have a default 2px border. This border can be increased or decreased using this parameter. Borders can be deleted by entering a value of 0.

Button border color

By default, button borders change to the accent color of your theme as defined in the theme's Customizer. This option allows you to assign a custom border color to the button on this module. Select your custom color by using the color picker to change the color of the button border.

Button border radius

The radius of the border affects the roundness of the corners of your buttons. By default, the buttons in Divi have a small border radius that rounds the corners of 3 pixels. You can reduce this value to 0 to create a square button or increase it significantly to create buttons with circular edges.

Spacing of the letters of the button

The spacing of the letters affects the space between each letter. If you want to increase the space between each letter in your button 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.

Police button

You can change the font of your button text by selecting the 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.

Add a button icon

Disabled, this setting will remove the icons from your button. By default, all Divi buttons display an arrow icon on the hover.

Button icon

If icons are enabled, you can use this setting to choose the icon to use in your button. Divi has different icons to choose from.

Color icon button

Setting this setting will change the color of the icon that appears on your button. By default, the color of the icon is the same as the text color of your buttons, but this setting allows you to adjust the color independently.

Icon placement button

You can choose to display the icon of your button to the left or right of your button.

Show only the button hover icon

By default, button icons are only displayed during rollover. If you want the icon to always appear, turn off this setting.

Button Hover Text Color

When the button is flown over by a visitor's mouse, that color will be used. The color will change from the base color defined in the previous settings.

Hover button background color

When the button is flown over by a visitor's mouse, that color will be used. The color will change from the base color defined in the previous settings.

Color Hover Border Button

When the button is flown over by a visitor's mouse, that color will be used. The color will change from the base color defined in the previous settings.

Hover Border Radius Button

When the button is flown by a visitor's mouse, this value will be used. The value will change from the base value defined in the previous parameters.

Pointing note spacing button

When the button is flown by a visitor's mouse, this value will be used. The value will change from the base value defined in the previous parameters.

Advanced options of Post Slider

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.

Automatic animation

If you want the cursor to slide automatically, without the visitor having to click the next button, enable this option, then adjust the rotation speed below if you wish.

Automatic animation speed (in ms)

Here you can specify how fast the cursor fades between each slide, if the 'Auto Animation' option is enabled above. The higher the number, the longer the pause between each rotation.

Continue Auto slide on Hover

Turning on this will allow auto-slide to continue on the hover of the mouse.

Hide content on mobile

As the size of the screen becomes smaller on mobile devices, screen real estate becomes more valuable. Sometimes it's a good idea to disable some less important cursor elements to reduce the size of the cursor and make it more readable. Enabling this setting hides the contents of the cursor text on the mobile.

Hide CTA On Mobile

As the size of the screen becomes smaller on mobile devices, screen real estate becomes more valuable. Sometimes it's a good idea to disable some less important cursor elements to reduce the size of the cursor and make it more readable. Enabling this setting will hide the cursor call to the mobile action buttons.

View mobile image / video

As the size of the screen becomes smaller on mobile devices, screen real estate becomes more valuable. Sometimes it's a good idea to disable some less important cursor elements to reduce the size of the cursor and make it more readable. Enabling this setting displays slide images and videos on mobile (they are disabled by default).

deactivate

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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