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Divi tutorial: How to use the Social Media module

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The Divi Social Media module allows you to create icon-based links to your online social profiles, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. These icons are integrated in the theme, in the style of Divi own using its elegant icons, which makes them preferable to the use of third party plugins. You can add links to multiple social profiles in each module, and you can add the module anywhere on the page.

How to add a social media module to your page

Before you can add a social media 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 social media 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 "Follow us on social networks" and then click "enter" to automatically find and add the social media 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 Corresponding Social Media Icons to a Contact Page

The contact page of a website is the perfect place to present your social profiles online. This provides more opportunities for users to stay connected and promote your blog or business. For this example, I'll show you how to add social media icons to match the current design of a contact page.

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Using the visual builder, add a new regular section with a full-width row of a column. Insert a social media module into your column.

In the Module Settings Content tab, click the "Add New Item" button to add a new social network to your module. Under the specific social network settings, update the following items:

Content options

Social network:
Facebook account URL: [enter the URL of your Facebook account]

Design options

Icon color: # d94b6a (color matched)

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Then duplicate this social network to add four more networks (Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Instagram). Since you duplicated the network, the color of the custom icon was transferred. So just update each network URL and account.

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Now you have social media icons that match the design of the contact page.

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Social Media 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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Add a new object

This is where you add new networks to your module. Clicking on "add a new item" will open an entirely new options window specific to your new network (under the "Content", "Design" and "Advanced" tabs). See below for the individual settings of the social media network.

After adding your first network, you will see a gray bar appear with the title of your network displayed as a label. The gray bar also has three buttons that allow you to edit, duplicate, or delete the network.

Link form

Here you can choose the shape of your social networking icons either in rounded rectangle or in circle.

Url opens

Choose to open your network URL in a new tab or in the same window.

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Follow button

Here you can choose whether or not to include the next button next to the icon.

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.

Social Media 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 the appearance.

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For this module, design options are composed of a single element - text color.

Text color

Here you can choose whether your text should be light or dark. If you are working on a dark background, your text should be clear. If your background is clear, your text must be dark.

Advanced social media 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 using the theme options Divi or parameters of the Divi Builder page.

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.

Individual social media content options

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Social network

Here you can choose the social network you want to display.

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Account URL

This is where you enter the URL of this social network link. If you chose Facebook as a network, this is where you would put the URL of your Facebook page.

Individual social media design options

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Color of the icon

Divi has standard colors for each social network defined by default. Here you can easily change this icon color for what you want.

Advanced social media options

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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.

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