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Clickable Body Text in Divi Blurbs

Clickable Body Text in Divi Blurbs

Divi Blurb modules are incredibly useful because they combine an image (or icon), a title (the header) and some text (the body) into a single object. This can then be easily styled or moved around within Divi pages using the Page Builder. Notice though, that the...

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Four Column Divi Blog Grids

Four Column Divi Blog Grids

We don't know why the default for Divi Blog Modules in Grid layout uses three columns only. We suspect that, given the default word count for blog excerpts, using four colums would have made blog grids look very narrow (and very tall). This article is going to...

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Add an Image Hover Zoom Effect to the Divi Blurb Module

Add an Image Hover Zoom Effect to the Divi Blurb Module

We have written before about zoom effects applied to blog grids and images (and you can find those tutorials by looking at the Related Posts section below) but we can also apply zoom effects to other Divi modules. In this tutorial we will describe how we can add a...

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Creating a Divi 404 Page

Creating a Divi 404 Page

This article describes an approach to creating a Divi 404 page without needing a plugin and by using one of the Divi's own pages, making it very easy to edit the page and giving maximum flexibility in its design. If a visitor requests a page from your website that...

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How to Disable the Sidebar in Divi

How to Disable the Sidebar in Divi

We are not huge fans of sidebars. Here is the argument against them.... They narrow your page. Modern design tends to favour wider layouts. Widescreen devices are very standard on the desktop. If you prefer longer pages and posts, having a sidebar makes for an...

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Adding a Striped Title On Top of An Image in Divi

Adding a Striped Title On Top of An Image in Divi

The above is what we are trying to achieve but how to do it? Well, the first thing to do is to not use an image. A Blurb Module is a much better choice for this, simply because it provides a handy package containing both an image and a piece of text (in fact two...

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Image Hover Zoom Effect on Divi Blog Module

Image Hover Zoom Effect on Divi Blog Module

A few months ago we wrote about how to add a zoom effect to Divi images on mouse hover. That article is here - It turns out that it is also very easy to do this with Divi Blog modules, so long as they are in GRID layout. This is because the featured image is already...

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Local Website Development with WordPress

Local Website Development with WordPress

Most people make changes directly to their live WordPress website, logging on across the internet to customise their theme or to create and edit pages or posts. All very straightforward, but there is another way to develop a WordPress website - and, depending on your...

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Clickable Body Text in Divi Blurbs

Clickable Body Text in Divi Blurbs

Divi Blurb modules are incredibly useful because they combine an image (or icon), a title (the header) and some text (the body) into a single object. This can then be easily styled or moved around within Divi pages using the Page Builder. Notice though, that the...

Four Column Divi Blog Grids

Four Column Divi Blog Grids

We don't know why the default for Divi Blog Modules in Grid layout uses three columns only. We suspect that, given the default word count for blog excerpts, using four colums would have made blog grids look very narrow (and very tall). This article is going to...

Add an Image Hover Zoom Effect to the Divi Blurb Module

Add an Image Hover Zoom Effect to the Divi Blurb Module

We have written before about zoom effects applied to blog grids and images (and you can find those tutorials by looking at the Related Posts section below) but we can also apply zoom effects to other Divi modules. In this tutorial we will describe how we can add a...

Creating a Divi 404 Page

Creating a Divi 404 Page

This article describes an approach to creating a Divi 404 page without needing a plugin and by using one of the Divi's own pages, making it very easy to edit the page and giving maximum flexibility in its design. If a visitor requests a page from your website that...

How to Disable the Sidebar in Divi

How to Disable the Sidebar in Divi

We are not huge fans of sidebars. Here is the argument against them.... They narrow your page. Modern design tends to favour wider layouts. Widescreen devices are very standard on the desktop. If you prefer longer pages and posts, having a sidebar makes for an...

Adding a Striped Title On Top of An Image in Divi

Adding a Striped Title On Top of An Image in Divi

The above is what we are trying to achieve but how to do it? Well, the first thing to do is to not use an image. A Blurb Module is a much better choice for this, simply because it provides a handy package containing both an image and a piece of text (in fact two...

Image Hover Zoom Effect on Divi Blog Module

Image Hover Zoom Effect on Divi Blog Module

A few months ago we wrote about how to add a zoom effect to Divi images on mouse hover. That article is here - It turns out that it is also very easy to do this with Divi Blog modules, so long as they are in GRID layout. This is because the featured image is already...

Local Website Development with WordPress

Local Website Development with WordPress

Most people make changes directly to their live WordPress website, logging on across the internet to customise their theme or to create and edit pages or posts. All very straightforward, but there is another way to develop a WordPress website - and, depending on your...

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