Creating Stunning Event Custom Post Type Templates with Divi

Posted on August 2, 2018 by in Divi Resources | 15 comments

Creating Stunning Event Custom Post Type Templates with Divi

Every week, we provide you with new and free Divi layout packs which you can use for your next project. For one of the layout packs, we also share a use case that’ll help you take your website to the next level.

This week, as part of our ongoing Divi design initiative, we’re going to show you how to create stunning event custom post type templates with Divi using the free Meetup Layout Pack. This use case tutorial is made possible by the Divi Builder Custom Post Type Support feature, one of Divi’s recent updates. We’re going to create a template that will match the Meetup Layout Pack. After creating this template, you’ll be able to reuse it for all the events you share on your website.

Let’s get to it!


Before we dive into the tutorial, let’s take a look at the final result on different screen sizes.

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Install The Events Calendar Plugin

Go to Plugins & Add a New One

To add event custom post types to our website, we’ll be using The Events Calendar plugin. This is a free plugin which you can find by going to your WordPress dashboard > Plugins > Add New > Searching for The Events Calendar plugin.

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Activate Plugin

Once you’ve installed the plugin, make sure you activate it right away so you can start using it.

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Change Theme Customizer Settings

Change Typography

Now before we create an event, let’s start by getting the fundamentals of our website right. Open your Theme Customizer by going to your WordPress dashboard > Appearance > Customize. Navigate to the typography of your website by going to General Settings > Typography next. Once you’re there, apply the following settings:

  • Body Text Size: 16
  • Body Line Height: 1,9
  • Header Font: Roboto

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The Events Calendar Settings

The Events Calendar plugin has some of its own settings in the Theme Customizer as well. Go back to the main menu of your Theme Customizer > The Events Calendar > General Theme > And use the following colors:

  • Accent Color: #06c8ff
  • Featured Highlight Color: #06c8ff

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Go back to the settings of The Events Calendar > General Theme and use the same ‘#06c8ff’ color for all the options you can find there.

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Add a New Event

Add New Event

We’re now ready to create a new event. To do that, go to your WordPress dashboard > Events > Add New. Once you’ve added a new event, make sure you give it a title as well.

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Add Event Details

Continue by entering your event details. This includes:

  • Time & Date
  • Location
  • Organizers
  • Event Website
  • Event Cost

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Add Featured Image

Add a featured image to your event as well. Later on this post, we’ll remove this from the frontend but we’ll still need it for social sharing.

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Change Divi Page Settings

In the right corner of your event, you’ll see the Divi Page Settings. There, remove the sidebar by selecting ‘No Sidebar’ for the Page Layout.

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Publish Event

We’re now ready to start working on the frontend. Go ahead and publish your event.

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This is default page design without having enabled the Visual Builder:

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Open Meetup Landing Page & Save Design Elements

Locate & Save Row to Divi Library

Working efficiently is more important than working hard. That’s why we’re going to save ourselves some time and effort by reusing elements of the Meetup Layout Pack. Start by opening the landing page using Divi’s Visual Builder. Then, locate the following row on your page and save it to your Divi Library:

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Locate & Save Section to Divi Library

We’ll also need the following section so go ahead and save this one as well:

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Start Creating Event Custom Type Template

Add Custom CSS Code Lines to Match Meetup Layout Pack

We can use the Visual Builder for event pages but unfortunately, we cannot use it everywhere. To make sure everything is in line with the Meetup Layout Pack, we’re going to add a few CSS code lines in advance:

#tribe-events {
margin: 5%;
.tribe-events-single-event-title {
font-weight: 300;
font-size: 60px !important;
#tribe-events-content a {
font-family: Roboto !important;
font-weight: 300 !important;
display: none;

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Switch over to Visual Builder

We can now switch over to using the Visual Builder on our event!

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Add a New Section

Background Image

You’ll see that there’s a section already present on the page. That’s the place on the page we’re able to modify. Start by opening the section settings and add the ‘bg-4.png‘ background image. You can find this image in your Media Library if you’ve already uploaded the Meetup Layout Pack to your website. Along with the background image, use the following settings:

  • Background Image Size: Actual Size
  • Background Image Position: Bottom Right

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Open the Spacing settings of your section next and add ‘100px’ to the top margin.

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We’re also creating this kind of timeline effect for our template. Go to your Border settings and add the following left border:

  • Left Border Width: 7px
  • Left Border Color: #8301e9

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Add a New Row

Column Structure

Now that we’re done modifying the section settings, we can start adding our rows. Add a new row with the following column structure:

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Open the settings of your row and enable the ‘Make This Row Fulliwdth’ option in the Sizing settings. This is something we’re going to do for each one of the rows within this layout.

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Add Text Module to Row


Next, add a Text Module with a description of your event, move on to the Sizing settings and use the following Width:

  • Desktop: 47%
  • Tablet & Phone: 100%

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Import Saved Row

Right below the row you’ve added, go ahead and import the row you’ve saved to your Divi Library.

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We’ll need to modify some things about this row, starting with the Sizing settings. Enable the ‘Make This Row Fullwidth’ option.

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Remove Body Text Module & Button Module

Next, remove the paragraph of the Text Module and the Button Module in the first column.

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Clone Text Module & Remove Sizing

Go ahead and clone the Text Module in your first row and place it in the first column of your new row. Open the Sizing settings next and remove the customized Width for desktop.

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Import Saved Section

We’re done modifying the first section! Go ahead and import the section you’ve saved next.

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Add Border

We’re adding a left border to this section as well:

  • Left Border Width: 7px
  • Left Border Color: #06c8ff

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Change Sizing of Each Row

There are a couple of rows within the section you’ve just imported. Enable the ‘Make This Row Fullwidth’ option for each one of these rows.

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Change Button Alignment

Lastly, change the Button Alignment to left as well.

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Save Template to Divi Library

Add to Library

The layout template is finished! You can now save it to your Divi Library and reuse it for other events as well.

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Now that we’ve gone through all different steps, let’s take a final look at the result on different screen sizes.

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Final Thoughts

In this use case blog post, we’ve shown you how to create stunning event custom post type templates. The template we’ve created matches the style of the Meetup Layout Pack. After creating this template, we’ve also saved it to the Divi Library so we can reuse it for other events as well. If you have any questions or suggestions, make sure you leave a comment in the comment section below!

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  1. As for this Event Custom Post Type Template, I am surprised that you are using the Theme customizer to define color and typography settings….I was under the impression that Divi was heading down the route of “everything in Divi builder”, as opposed to using the theme customizer when it comes to global settings.

    When will we be able to create blog post templates using Divi that will pull in the content created in the WP editor dynamically? Rather than using blog post layouts from the library, manually changing to full-width layout and hiding the header each time, then overwriting the dummy content…which is a bad way…not only because it’s tedious, but also because you cannot make global style changes to ALL past and future blog posts that way. So…when will this be coming?

    • They said this was in the pipeline for “after” the custom post type release so I’d assume a couple weeks. But its definitely the direction they are going.

    • Nice tutorial, but I absolutely agree this is rather a temporary patchwork solution. Looking forward to the teasered dynamic content features!

      • Where is the dynamic content features teaser? Haven’t seen anything like that would love to see whats coming.

  2. The question is:
    Does this pull the data dynamically?
    Or this “Custom Post Type” thing is just a fancy looking page, that you have to duplicate/update for Each (event/post) ?!

    • I wonder the same ?..

    • You have to add the builder and load the page design for each and every event post.

      • You can actually achieve this look through some custom CSS in your child theme and then pin it to call on all of the archive points for the events CPT allowing you to create a customizable template structure that you can quickly change from one place, the way CSS is supposed to work.

        These updates and workflows are actually more cumbersome than just building the site by hand in the first place. I only rely on Divi for quick changing of positions through the page builder and rarely ever use the Visual Builder because this isn’t how code works.

      • pass.
        waiting for CPT builder that work.

  3. Would love to see this with the EventOn plugin instead. ?

  4. Pretty useless if I can use this new feature only with specific Plugins. I hoped for a little more…

  5. Yes, this does enable the builder to be used with this type of post. And is a help, but crucially you can’t place or control any of the the Custom Post fields using the builder.

    If you could place the date, venue, organiser etc, turn off the default output and style with the builder – then that would be hugely useful.

  6. The events calendar plugin API doesn’t work to pull in events anymore with facebook and that’s been an issue since April so how does this work?

  7. On the other side of the above comments, this is again another useful tutorial for a lot of us that just want to learn how to explore and use Divi in various ways. Thank you for that, Donjete 🙂

  8. Great for the individual events pages, but I can’t find a way to modify the main event page that the plugin creates. Is there a way to use the Divi builder on that page that I’m missing? It would be nice to add some of my custom sections.

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