How to Optimize Divi’s Menu Module with 5 Global Presets (FREE Download)

Posted on October 1, 2020 by in Divi Resources | 3 comments

How to Optimize Divi’s Menu Module with 5 Global Presets (FREE Download)

Menus are a vital part of any site so it makes sense to spend a little extra time and effort to make sure they display properly. In Divi, we can build custom menus quickly using Divi’s Menu module, which provides many of the style options we need. But it always helps to streamline the process of designing your website header by preparing some menu global presets beforehand. This will allow you to deploy a custom menu style framework with a click of a button so that you can spend more time tweaking the design to match the branding of your website. For example, if you want a centered menu with a logo and links that look like buttons, you can use a global preset to deploy that framework in a single click. This saves you valuable time and energy.

In this tutorial, we are going to share 5 menu module global presets you can use when building your custom Divi headers. Aside from the free download that includes all 5 presets, we are going to walk you through the process of creating those presets from scratch.

Let’s get started!

Sneak Peek

Here is a quick look at the design we’ll build in this tutorial.

Download the Layout for FREE

To lay your hands on the designs from this tutorial, you will first need to download it using the button below. To gain access to the download you will need to subscribe to our Divi Daily email list by using the form below. As a new subscriber, you will receive even more Divi goodness and a free Divi Layout pack every Monday! If you’re already on the list, simply enter your email address below and click download. You will not be “resubscribed” or receive extra emails.

To use these menu global presets on your global header, you must first import the layout (with it’s presets) to the Divi Library as follows:

  1. Go to Divi > Divi Library.
  2. Click the import/export button at the top of the page.
  3. Select the Import tab in the portability popup
  4. Choose the layout JSON file to be imported
  5. Select Import Presets
  6. Click Import Button

divi logo image global presets

Then go to the theme builder and edit the global header. Add a menu module where you want the logo to be and use the presets to style and place the menu accordingly.

divi menu module global presets

Let’s get to the tutorial, shall we?

What You Need to Get Started

expanding corner tabs

To get started, you will need to do the following:

  1. If you haven’t yet, install and activate the Divi Theme.
  2. Create a new page in WordPress and use the Divi Builder to edit the page on the front end (visual builder).
  3. Choose the option “Build From Scratch”.

After that, you will have a blank canvas to start designing in Divi.

Creating 5 Menu Module Global Presets in Divi

#1 – Centered Button Links With Logo

divi menu module global presets

For our first menu style global preset, we are going to design a menu that has button links of equal width so that the menu looks symmetrical. We’ll even include hover states that match the active state of the menu button links.

To create this first menu global preset, add a one-column row to the regular section.

divi menu module global presets

Then add a menu module to the row.

divi menu module global presets

Open the menu settings and add a menu to the module.

divi menu module global presets

Then add the site logo as dynamic content to the module as well.

divi menu module global presets

Under the design tab, update the following:

  • Style: Centered

divi menu module global presets

  • Menu font: Poppins
  • Menu Font Weight: Bold
  • Menu Font Style: TT
  • Menu Text Size: 14px (desktop), 24px (tablet and phone)
  • Menu Letter Spacing: 0.15em
  • Menu Line Height: 1.3em (desktop), 1.8em (tablet and phone)

divi menu module global presets

  • Logo Max Height: 60px

divi menu module global presets

  • Margin: 0px bottom

divi menu module global presets

Under the Advanced tab, we are going to add some custom menu link styles so that they appear as buttons.

Menu Link CSS

Add the following Custom CSS to the Menu Link:

On Desktop…

min-width: 10em;
padding: 1em !important;
justify-content:center;
background: #f8f8f8;
border-radius: 10px;

On Hover…

background: #333333;
color: #ffffff;
opacity: 1;

Active Menu Link CSS

background: #333333;
color: #ffffff;
opacity: 1;

Menu Logo CSS

margin-bottom: 10px;

divi menu module global presets

Style 1 Result

Here is the final result…

divi menu module global presets

divi menu module global presets

Adding Menu Style 1 as a Global Preset

Duplicate Section

Before we add the menu style as a global preset, duplicate the entire section containing the menu module so that we can use the styles of the menu to jumpstart the next design.

divi menu module global presets

Create New Preset From Current Styles

To add the global preset, open the settings of the original menu module we created and click the Preset dropdown link.

Select Create New Preset From Current Styles.

divi menu module global presets

Give the new preset a name (“Centered Button Links w/ Logo”), then save the preset.

divi menu module global presets

#2 – Inline Centered Logo w/ Button Links

To create the second menu global preset, open the settings of the duplicate menu module from the previous design.

Under the design tab, update the style:

  • Style: Inline Centered Logo

divi menu module global presets

Because of the Custom CSS inherited from the previous module style, the menu links keep the button design while the logo rests perfectly in the center. The custom button link styling allows the menu links to keep a nice symmetrical design.

Under the Advanced tab, update the Menu Logo CSS as follows:

margin-bottom: 0px;

divi menu module global presets

Style 2 Result

Here is the final result.

divi menu module global presets

divi menu module global presets

Adding Menu Style 2 as a Global Preset

Duplicate Section

Before we add the menu style as a global preset, duplicate the entire section containing the menu module (style 2) so that we can use the styles of the menu to jumpstart the next design.

divi menu module global presets

Create New Preset From Current Styles

To add the global preset, open the settings of the original menu module for style 2 we created and click the Preset dropdown link.

Select Create New Preset From Current Styles.

Give the preset a name (“Inline Centered Logo w/ Button Links”) and save the preset.

divi menu module global presets

#3 – Full Centered VW Spaced Menu with Mobile Label

For this next menu style, we are going to design a fullwidth centered menu without a logo that has menu text that is sized and spaced with a vw length unit so that is scales with the browser width. It will also have a “menu” label above the hamburger icon on mobile.

divi menu module global presets divi menu module global presets

To create the third menu global preset, we will need a full-width row. Open the row settings that holds the duplicate menu and update the following:

  • Gutter Width: 1
  • Width: 100%
  • Max Width: 100%

divi menu module global presets

Open the settings of the menu module and delete the logo.

divi menu module global presets

Under the design tab, update the style:

  • Style: Centered

divi menu module global presets

Then update the text size with the following VW length unit so that the text size scales with the browser width.

  • Menu Text Size: 1.5vw (desktop)

divi menu module global presets

To create a “menu” label for the mobile menu, we can add some custom CSS to the Before Psuedo Element on Tablet display as follows:

Before CSS

content: "MENU";
font-family: poppins;
font-size:12px;
position: absolute;
top:0;
left:50%;
transform: translate(-50%, -100%);

Notice that the font family is set to “poppins” to match the font being used by the menu links. You will need to update this if you are using a different font.

divi menu module global presets

NOTE: This may or may not show on the visual builder. You may have to load the live page to see the result.

Next, we are going to add some additional spacing and menu link borders on hover. Continue to add the following Custom CSS:

Menu Link CSS (desktop):

min-width: 10em;
justify-content:center;
text-align:center;
padding: .3em;
margin-bottom: 8px;
border: 1px solid transparent;

Menu Link CSS (hover):

color: #333;
border: 1px solid #333;
opacity:1;

Active Menu Link CSS :

color: #333;
border: 1px solid #333;
opacity:1;

divi menu module global presets

Style 3 Result

divi menu module global presets

divi menu module global presets

Adding Menu Style 3 as a Global Preset

Duplicate Section

Before we add the menu style as a global preset, duplicate the entire section containing the menu module (style 3) so that we can use the styles of the menu to jumpstart the next design.

divi menu module global presets

Create New Preset From Current Styles

To add style 3 as a global preset, open the settings of the original menu module for style 3 we created and click the Preset dropdown link.

Select Create New Preset From Current Styles.

Give the preset a name (“Full Centered VW Spaced Menu with Mobile Label”) and save the preset.

divi menu module global presets

#4 – Right Spaced Menu with Mobile Label

divi menu module global presets

divi menu module global presets

To create the fourth menu global preset, we will need to update the row’s column layout with a 0ne-fourth three-fourths layout. This will mimic a custom header layout that will include a menu module on the right and a separate spot for a logo image in the left column.

divi menu module global presets

Make sure the menu is in the right column. Then open the menu settings and update the Elements options to show the shopping cart icon and search icon.

divi menu module global presets

Under the design tab, update the style:

  • Style: Left Aligned

divi menu module global presets

Next update the following link styles and text alignment:

  • Active Link Color: #ac3cf7
  • Menu Text Size (desktop): 14px
  • Text Alignment: Right

divi menu module global presets

Now that our hamburger icon on mobile will be on the right side, we will need to adjust the placement of the menu label on mobile. Then we will add some menu link CSS to make sure the links are spaced and sitting flush on the right side of the column/row.

Add the following Custom CSS:

Before CSS (tablet)

content: "MENU";
position: absolute;
font-family:poppins;
font-size:12px;
line-height:1em;
top:0px;
right:6px;
transform: translateY(-100%);

Menu Link CSS:

min-width: 8em;
padding: 0.3em;
margin-bottom: 8px;
justify-content:flex-end;

divi menu module global presets

Style 4 Result

Here is the final result of our right-aligned menu. I added a light gray background to the row so you can see the alignment better.

divi menu module global presets

divi menu module global presets

divi menu module global presets

Adding Menu Style 4 as a Global Preset

Duplicate Section

Before we add the menu style as a global preset, duplicate the entire section containing the menu module (style 4) so that we can use the styles of the menu to jumpstart the next design.

divi menu module global presets

Create New Preset From Current Styles

To add style 4 as a global preset, open the settings of the original menu module for style 4 we created and click the Preset dropdown link.

Select Create New Preset From Current Styles.

Give the preset a name (“Right Spaced Menu w/ Mobile Label”) and save the preset.

divi menu module global presets

#4 – Left Spaced Menu with Mobile Label

divi menu module global presets

divi menu module global presets

To create this fourth menu global preset, we will need to update the row’s column layout with a 0ne-fourth three-fourths layout. This will mimic a custom header layout that will include a menu module on the left and a separate spot for a logo image (or CTA) in the right column.

divi menu module global presets

Open the settings for the menu and update the text alignment for the menu links:

  • Text Alignment: Left

divi menu module global presets

Then we need to adjust the mobile menu label so that it sits above the hamburger nav on the left side. And by adding the “direction:rtl” on tablet, we will make sure the mobile icons will align on the left on mobile as well.

Under the Advanced tab, update the following Custom CSS:

Before CSS (tablet):

content: "MENU";
position: absolute;
font-family:poppins;
font-size:12px;
line-height:1em;
top:0px;
left:6px;
transform: translateY(-100%);

Main Element (tablet):

direction:rtl;

Menu Link CSS:

min-width: 8em;
padding: 0.3em;
margin-bottom: 8px;
justify-content:flex-end;

divi menu module global presets

Here is the final result.

divi menu module global presets

divi menu module global presets

divi menu module global presets

divi menu module global presets

Final Results

Final Thoughts

Although the outward style of these menu modules is basic, the inner framework design of the menu layout is extremely helpful for jumpstarting the creative process. Furthermore, having a global preset with these frameworks will only speed up the process even more. Feel free to explore more ways to customize the menu module and add unique presets for your next projects.

I look forward to hearing from you in the comments.

Cheers!

Premade Layouts

Check Out These Related Posts

3 Comments

  1. just give default menu for divi builder
    logo(left) + menu(right) = shortly when scroll
    same on mobile:
    logo(left) + hamburger menu(right)

    or better on mobile we can add custom icons like:
    logo(left) +social icon + basket + my profile + phone + hamburger menu(right)

  2. Thanks Jason, this will be so helpful!

    I’m wondering if ET could create a new category in the Layouts Library “resources” so we could easily select these layouts and not need to go through the download/import process.

    Thanks!

Leave A Reply

Comments are reviewed and must adhere to our comments policy.

Join To Download Today

Pin It on Pinterest