How to Keep Modules Fixed in Their Column Container with Divi

Last Updated on September 16, 2022 by 19 Comments

How to Keep Modules Fixed in Their Column Container with Divi
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When showing multiple calls to action on your page, it can help to create an interactive scroll effect that unites different elements. One way to approach this is by turning modules into fixed elements while they’re moving around in their column container. In today’s tutorial, we’ll show you how to create a beautiful design that handles this technique and you’ll be able to download the JSON file for free as well!

Let’s get to it.


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


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Tablet & Mobile

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Let’s Start Recreating!

Add New Section

Start by adding a new regular section to the page you’re working on.

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Open the section settings and modify the top and bottom padding across different screen sizes.

  • Top Padding: 7vw (Desktop), 10vw (Tablet), 15vw (Phone)
  • Bottom Padding: 20vw (Desktop), 7vw (Tablet), 10vw (Phone)

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Add New Row

Column Structure

Continue by adding a new row using the following column structure:

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Without adding any modules yet, open the row settings and allow the row to take up the entire width of the section. It’s also really important to enable the ‘Equalize Column Heights’ option. By doing that, you’ll create some empty space in the columns that’ll allow the fixed modules to move freely while scrolling down the page.

  • Use Custom Gutter Width: Yes
  • Gutter Width: 1
  • Equalize Column Heights: Yes
  • Width: 100%
  • Max Width: 100%

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Column 2 Top Padding

Open the column 2 settings next and add some top padding on desktop.

  • Top Padding: 20vw (Desktop), 0vw (Tablet & Phone)

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Column 3 Top Padding

Add a custom top padding value to the third column as well.

  • Top Padding: 40vw (Desktop), 0vw (Tablet & Phone)

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Column 4 Top Padding

And complete the row’s settings by adding a top padding value to column 4 too.

  • Top Padding: 60vw (Desktop), 0vw (Tablet & Phone)

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Add CTA to Column 1

Add Content

Time to start adding modules! The first module we need in column 1 is a CTA Module. Insert some content of your choice.

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Add a link to the button as well. Doing this will allow the button to show up in the design.

  • Button Link URL: #

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Background Color

Change the module’s background color next.

  • Background Color: #ffffff

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Text Settings

Move on to the design tab and change the general text settings.

  • Text Alignment: Center
  • Text Color: Dark

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Title Text Settings

Change the title text settings too.

  • Title Heading Level: H3
  • Title Font: Spectral
  • Title Text Color: #000000
  • Title Text Size: 2vw (Desktop), 4vw (Tablet), 6vw (Phone)

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Body Text Settings

Along with the body text settings.

  • Body Font: Fira Sans
  • Body Font Weight: Light
  • Body Text Color: #000000
  • Body Text Size: 1vw (Desktop), 2vw (Tablet), 3vw (Phone)
  • Body Line Height: 1.8em

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Button Settings

Don’t forget to style the button of your CTA Module as well.

  • Use Custom Styles For Button: Yes
  • Button Text Size: 1vw (Desktop), 2vw (Tablet), 3vw (Phone)
  • Button Text Color: #ffffff
  • Button Background Color: #444eff
  • Button Border Width: 0px

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  • Button Border Radius: 50vw
  • Button Font: Fira Sans

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  • Top Padding: 1vw (Desktop), 2vw (Tablet), 3vw (Phone)
  • Bottom Padding: 1vw (Desktop), 2vw (Tablet), 3vw (Phone)
  • Left Padding: 3vw (Desktop), 7vw (Tablet), 13vw (Phone)
  • Right Padding: 3vw (Desktop), 7vw (Tablet), 13vw (Phone)

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Then, go to the spacing settings and add some custom top and bottom padding.

  • Top Padding: 8vw
  • Bottom Padding: 8vw

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Add some rounded corners to the module too.

  • Rounded Corners: 1vw (All Corners)

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Box Shadow

Complete the module’s design by adding a subtle box shadow.

  • Box Shadow Horizontal Position: 10px
  • Box Shadow Blur Strength: 50px
  • Shadow Color: rgba(0,0,0,0.08)

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CSS Class

Now, to make the scrolling sticky effect work, we’ll need to add a few lines of CSS code at the end of this tutorial. In preparation for that, we’ll add a CSS class to the CTA Module.

  • CSS Class: sticky-cta

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Add Image Module to Column 1

Upload Image

On to the next and last module we need in column 1, which is an Image Module. Upload a PNG image of your choice.

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Change the image alignment next.

  • Image Alignment: Center

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Make sure you force fullwidth on the module too.

  • Force Fullwidth: Yes

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Complete the module’s settings by going to the spacing settings and adding some custom spacing values across different screen sizes.

  • Top Margin: -5vw (Tablet & Phone)
  • Bottom Margin: -12vw (Desktop), 5vw (Tablet & Phone)
  • Left Padding: 3vw (Desktop), 10vw (Tablet), 25vw (Phone)
  • Right Padding: 3vw (Desktop), 10vw (Tablet), 25vw (Phone)

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Clone Both Modules Three Times & Place In Remaining Columns

Once you’ve completed both modules in column 1, you can clone both of them three times and place the duplicates in the row’s remaining columns.

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Change Images

Make sure you change the image in each duplicate Image Module.

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Change CTA Content & Button Background Colors

Change the CTA content along with the button background colors too.

  • CTA Module #2: #89ffb4
  • CTA Module #3: #ff89f1
  • CTA Module #4: #ffd389

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Add CSS Class to Image Modules in Column 1, 2 & 3

Now, to make sure the sticky effect works on the images too, we’ll need to add a CSS class to the Image Modules in column 1, 2 and 3.

  • CSS Class: sticky-image

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Add Row #2

Column Structure

The only thing left to do is adding the CSS code. To do that, add a new row.

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Add Code Module with CSS Code

Add a Code Module to the row, insert the CSS code below and you’re done!

@media only screen and (min-width: 980px) {
.sticky-cta {
position: sticky;
position: -webkit-sticky;
top: 8vw !important;

.sticky-image {
position: sticky;
position: -webkit-sticky;
top: 28vw !important;

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


column container

Tablet & Mobile

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Final Thoughts

In this post, we’ve shown you how to keep modules fixed in their column container. Using the technique can result in some stunning scroll effects that allow you to emphasize the various calls to action on your page. You were able to download the JSON file for free as well! If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment in the comment section below.

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  1. Nothing happens when I scroll. I have gone back several times to see what I did wrong. I’m hoping someone can help.

  2. I don’t quite understand why you created a whole row just to hold the code module and CSS. Couldn’t that be added to the row with the modules? Or couldn’t the CSS be added to the custom definitions site-wide?

  3. I’m also having problems. I would like to add to the homepage (not a new page). I tried to download to a new page, scrolling doesn’t work, pics are not aligned as in the demo. (and yes before you repeat I downloaded the file to the library)

    I then manually added it to my homepage and still won’t work….. still not aligned still not scrolling and when I update it comes up with a resource error…

    extremely frustrated (been hours on it…!!)

    • Me too! Did you figure it out?

  4. Thank You for share How to Keep Modules Fixed in Their Column Container with Divi in easy way…

  5. Awesome! Love it!

    • Nice to hear, Elisandro. Thanks for stopping by in the comments! 🙂

  6. Hello,
    Here is the same Q ?”why i cant drop the json on the page builder … any ideas??

    • Hey there, upload the JSON to your Divi Library first, then it’ll show up in Your Saved Layouts as soon as you open/create a new page. Hope that helps!

  7. Hi… I’m curious why i cant drop the json on the page builder … any ideas??

    • Hey there, upload the JSON to your Divi Library first, then it’ll show up in Your Saved Layouts as soon as you open/create a new page. Hope that helps!

  8. why are you specifying heights with ‘vw’? I read there is also ‘vh’ for viewport height…

    • I’m not OP, but vw is better for proportioned sizes and positions than vh because the screen width gives you the most control rather than browser height. Consider a hero section that is supposed to of a certain aspect ratio, you can ensure the ratio in proportion of the width (3:2), but not with height. Using vw ensures that the section won’t break on browser resize either.

      Another reason why it’s better to plan responsive positioning with width is because media queries are based on screen width.

      Hope that helps.

      • Exactly what PK Son said. The level of responsive flexibility you get with vw is way higher than with vh.

    • I was also about to ask the same question. Would be good to know why ‘vh’ is not used. Thanks.

  9. Woooo…… This is like the first Monday in like forever without a free layout pack. What happened here??

    • Thanks Donjete beatiful effect with module fixed in columns. Thanks also for the free layout

      • Exactly, pretty good that V4.0

    • Divi 4.0 Release Storm…

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