How to Edit Your Website
This document is intended to speed you through the different features on your website, and how to edit or create each of them.
As this site was a designed as user friendly Divi site, our designers created the tools to make the site incredibly simple to navigate and update.
For ease of use, some modules currently built on the site has been saved into a Library, where you can easily replicate specific modules or even an entire page template.
When editing or creating new pages, if your page is not looking as it should, go to one of these pages mentioned below and click edit. Then view the widget to double check the formatting that was applied to them and apply the same formatting to the element you are working on.
- Content Styles – Shows you basic interior page content styles and formatting.
- Style Guide – Shows you the fonts, colors, and image sizes used throughout the site.
- Page Blocks – Example of most of the blocks use on this site
- Divi – Shows you the building blocks of the Divi builder
Notes for Training
Divi is a unique theme in our collection. Differing from every other Elegant Theme, Divi is built on a page builder platform that we designed and developed from the ground up. Using Divi’s drag and drop builder you can create beautiful layouts with ease and control over every part of your site.
The builder uses three main building blocks: Sections, Rows, and Modules. Using these things in unison allows you to create a countless amount of page layouts. The basic hierarchy of these elements is as follows:
The most basic and largest building blocks used in designing layouts with Divi are Sections. These are used to create the top-level areas in your website.There are two types of sections: Regular, and Full Width. Regular Sections are made up of column rows and Full Width Sections are made up of full width modules. See more about rows and modules below.
Rows sit inside of Sections and you can place any number of rows in a section. There are many different Row Types to choose from. Once you define a Row Type, you can then place modules into the selected column structure. There is no limit to the number of modules you can place within a column.
Modules are the visual elements that make up your website. Every modules that Divi has can fit into any column width and they are all full responsive.
Specific page Info, tips and tricks
- On the left hand menu, you’ll see Divi – hover over and you’ll see the Divi library. Here is where any layouts, modules or sections are saved for easy addition to your page. You can pop in and edit any layouts here to make it easier to reuse (not recommended for anything currently saved).
- Kari has populated the Divi library with many of the layouts you’ll need. Always reference these pages as some of the setting have been pre-populated specifically for your design.
- To add these to a page, under a section, click +Add from library and all of the saved items will appear
***TIP! You can copy (CTRL+C) and paste (CTRL+V) in Divi! It’s great to have the content styles open, and you can copy an entire section/row and paste where applicable on your open page.
- How to edit pages:
- Click All Pages
- Click Add New button to create a new page
- Click page name to edit an existing page
- Click save draft button if you do not want page to go live yet
- Click All Pages
- Content Editor (WYSIWYG)
- Type content directly into the wysiwyg in HTML Fields Tab or copy/paste from word processor with ease
- When copying/pasting, ALWAYS use the clear formatting button!
- Use special characters button for all special characters. If not, the coding may be different.
- Font Styles Selection
- Different font styles, including headers, are chosen from the Format drop-down menu
- Block Quotes In Content Editor
- Highlight text to be put into block quotes
- Select block quote button
- Highlight the word/s which you want to create as a link and clicking on the insert/edit link icon.
- Enter the destination URL directly into the field or performing search.
- For internal links, insert page url only (eg: /about).
- For external links, insert the entire url (http://www.website.com) and click Open in a New Window/Tab box. For telephone “click to call” functionality add tel:phonenumber, and email insert mailto:email@example.com
- To add a CTA Link, highlight the link, and in the format menu select CTA Link
- To break a link, highlight linked text and click Remove Link button (broken chain)
- Inline Images
- To add an in-line image, place your cursor on the area where the image should appear, and click Add Media button above wysiwyg
- Click on the little chart symbol to open the media library
- Scroll to find an image or search using field in top right corner, select it, then click Insert Into Page button
- Upload and find the image on your computer (EDIT ALL IMAGES IN IMAGE EDITING SOFTWARE BEFORE UPLOADING TO FILEBIN PLEASE) and upload. Then select the image and click insert.
- Once the image is in place, click on image to reveal edit toolbar. Choose an alignment and add vertical/horizontal space if necessary.
- Click Update
- SEO Settings
- Search Engine Listing Tab
- Enter Title tags (max. 70 characters)
- Enter Meta Description (max. 140 characters)
- Search Engine Listing Tab
- Add a sidebar:
- When adding a new row or section, make sure to load the interior template saved in the library hosting the sidebar.
- You can add any modules (just like you regularly would here) i.e. Text, a map with a text box underneath, a testimonial, and so on!
- Make sure to add any classes like openContent or testimonial!
- How to add sub-navigation to a page:
- Click the page that should have sub navigation.
- Click Add Standard Section making sure there’s a predefined section for a subnav (usually 1/4)
- Add a sidebar module
- Once this is chosen, select Left Nav from the widget area dropdown.
- Once the above steps are done, you will need to repeat for all pages of that section, including the parent page.
- NOTE: remember to reference the sample pages we created for you… you may want to open them in another window so you can cross reference the setup of your pages.
- How to edit the Media Library
- Click Media > Library > Add New
- Drop files into window or click Select Files button
- To Edit Images or other Media you may view as a list or Media Grid View
- Inside the Media Grid, media items are displayed in a thumbnail grid for ease of navigation. Click any media item to edit the image directly; however, we recommend that you use photo editing software like Photoshop. In this view, you may also edit the image metadata or media item metadata.
- Media library can be filtered by type or date and is searchable by title.
- How to add/update Menus:
- In order to build your menus you will need to update the menu in WordPress.
- In left menu, click Appearance then Menus.
- In the Edit Menus tab, choose the menu you would like to edit from the drop-down menu and click Select.
- Edit Menu Name in field, if desired.
- Drag and drop each item into the order you prefer and/or click the arrow on the right of the item to reveal additional configuration options.
- Click red Save Menu button.
- How to add/update Forms:
- To create a new Form, select Forms from the left navigation.
- Select Add New Form
- Clicking on the Template Field on the left will populate the right side of the window the data needed for the form.
- Once desired form items are added. Click Save
- Next select the “Email & Actions” tab
- Edit redirect, email admin and email user settings for each form
- Redirect – redirects to thank you page
- Email admin –You can customize the way each submission hits your inbox: from name, address, to email (very important), subject, and fields.
- The Advanced Settings below the html window allow for additional email parameters to be added. If an auto Reply email, CC or additional email addresses need to be added to the form. Can be done here versus creating new email addresses.
- Once the form is complete, copy the short code and paste into your wysiwyg.
Do you need more help?
Should you need further assistance, you can find specific instructions on the Divi Theme Documentation Website
If you cannot find your answer, submit a ticket to the Orbit Support team for assistance.