Add a Blog Post

Add a Blog Post

Go to Posts > Add New. Then do the following:

Next, paste your content into the Gutenburg editor underneath your title, as shown in below screenshot.

At this point, we want to embed the featured image that we entered earlier into the top half or middle of the blog post. To do this, hit enter at the end of a sentence block so that it brings up a new area to add a block. Hit the “/” key and then start typing “fea” — this will bring up the option to add the “Post Featured Image”. Click this. The image should then appear in that spot.

This is what it will look like! 

Next click the blue publish button on top right and you’re all set.

As shown below — on the front end, the blog post will have a pre-built CTA that automatically appears on the top of every post. At the bottom of every post, there will also be a grid feed of 3 random posts that is automatically there as well.

Important notes regarding categorizing posts:

On the blog main page, the first 3 posts above the pink CTA area are category “featured”. Only choose 3 of these at a time – and only use that 1 featured category – do not choose multiple categories for these at first. The posts underneath the pink CTA box are the most recent posts, but NOT in the featured category. When a post is ready to be moved out of the Featured area, just remove the featured category and choose another category for it so that it will appear in the feed with the regular posts.

** VERY IMPORTANT **

Currently, there are only 2 categories, “News” and “Featured”. If you want to add more, that is fine, but you must do another step in order for them to show up on the main blog page feed. Instructions for that are below:

Got to the main blog feed page and enable the visual builder from the front end. Scroll down to the module below the pink CTA box and click the grey gear to open the module settings.

This brings up the blog module settings for that grid feed. In here, find your new categories and make sure they are checked green. This will now make them display in the feed along with the other posts. *DO NOT select featured, all categories, or current category.*

Click save, close the visual builder, and you’re done!

Create a Landing Page with No Header & Simple Footer

Create a Landing Page with No Header & Simple Footer

Sometimes you may want to make a landing page with no header, like this. First, go to the front end and duplicate, then go to the back end and rename and save your page.

After saving the draft, go to Divi > Theme Builder and hook up the page to the “No Header LP” page template. Click the gear and add the page, as shown in the screenshots. Then you’re done!

Create a Landing Page using a Template

Create a Landing Page using a Template

On the front end (or back end) go to the Landing Page Template and Edit page > Duplicate this as draft.

Next, go into the back end under PAGES, sort by DATE so that your new draft page shows up at the top of the list. Click ‘Quick Edit’ so you can rename your new page.

Rename your new page and click UPDATE to save. If you want to just keep the standard website header and footer, you’re all done! Add your content and publish your page! 

If you need a blank header and footer (no nav menus) go to the next step.

To have a blank header/footer show up on your landing page, you must go into Divi > Theme Builder and connect your page to those components. Follow the screenshot below by selecting “Landing Page Template” and clicking the gear icon.

The gear icon brings up this modal. Select the specific page (your new LP) you want the simple header/footer to show up on. Click Save.

Finally, don’t forget to click the big mint green SAVE button at the top of the theme builder before you leave. Your new page is now set up and you can add your content from the front end!