How to “Pick up” Your Divi Sticky Header When Passing Your Page’s Hero Section

Posted on November 17, 2020 by in Divi Resources | 6 comments

How to “Pick up” Your Divi Sticky Header When Passing Your Page’s Hero Section

Ever since the Divi sticky options update has been released, we’ve been sharing tips and tricks on how to use them throughout your website builds with Divi, and today, we’re adding another one for you to bookmark! This tutorial will be all about interaction. We’ll automatically place a custom header below each page’s hero section and turn that header sticky as soon as visitors scroll past it, which results in a beautiful scrolling experience. You’ll be able to download the JSON file for free as well!

Let’s get to it.

Preview

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

Desktop

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Mobile

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1. Create a New Page Using Divi’s Upholstery Layout Pack Landing Page

For this tutorial, we’re going to use the Upholstery Layout Pack and its free header and footer template that you can download on the blog. Although we’re using this particular layout pack, you can apply this method to any kind of website you’re building. To preview the result while going through the tutorial below, we recommend you set up a page that you keep open in a separate tab. To match the header and footer we’ll use, we’re setting up a new page using a layout of choice that comes with Divi’s Upholstery Layout Pack.

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2. Download & Install the Free Header & Footer for Divi’s Upholstery Layout Pack

Download the Free Header & Footer on Our Blog

Next, we’ll download the free header and footer template for Divi’s Upholstery Layout Pack. Downloading and installing this freebie will help us focus on the important part of this tutorial, which is getting the technique right. Once you’ve gone to the blog post, navigate to the email optin form and fill in your email address. Then, a download button will appear. This download button will allow you to download a zipped folder. Once you’ve unzipped the folder, you can find a JSON file that contains a default website template with a global header and footer.

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Navigate to Divi’s Theme Builder

To use the JSON file you’ve just downloaded, navigate to your Divi Theme Builder.

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Upload the Default Website Template with Header & Footer Designs

There, click on the import & export button in the top right corner and upload the JSON file you can find in your download folder.

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Create New Page Template

As soon as you’ve uploaded the template, you’ll see a global header and footer appear inside your default website template. To avoid weird header placements, we’ll only apply the “pick up sticky header” effect to our pages, but if you have a Divi-built hero section on other custom post types too, feel free to use the header there as well. Add a new template and use it on all pages.

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  • Use On: All Pages

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Remove Header & Footer Template from Default Website Template

As soon as you add the page template, the global header and footer will automatically be added to that template. We’re turning this global header into a custom header by removing the global header and footer in our default website template. This way, the changes we make to our header will only apply to pages.

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3. Place Header Section Below Hero Section

Open Global Header Template

Now that we’ve set up the theme builder environment for our header, it’s time to switch over to our header template by clicking on the pencil icon.

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Assign a Custom CSS ID to Section Inside Global Header

Once inside the template editor, you’ll see a header design that contains a section, row and a couple of modules. To automatically place the header below each page’s first hero section, we’re going to need to assign a custom ID to our section. The technique we’re using is based on a previous tutorial. The difference between this post and the one mentioned in the previous sentence is that as soon as a visitor passes by the header, it’ll be turned sticky. When people scroll back up, it’ll take back its place below the hero section.

  • CSS ID: custom-header

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Add Code Module Below Menu Module in Column 1

Continue by adding a new Code Module to the row’s first column.

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Add JQuery Code to Place Section Below Each Page’s First Section

There, we’ll insert some JQuery code that’ll automatically place the header section below each page’s first hero section.

jQuery(function($){
$(document).ready(function(){
$('#custom-header').insertAfter('.et_pb_section_0');
});
});

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4. Apply Sticky Position & Styles to Header

Add Sticky Positioning to Section

Now that our section is placed below each page’s first hero section, it’s time to apply the sticky effect too. To do that, we’ll use Divi’s built-in sticky settings in the advanced tab.

  • Sticky Position: Stick to Top

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Add Sticky Box Shadow to Section

Now that the sticky position has been applied, we can start making sticky changes to our section and all child elements it contains. We’ll start by adding a sticky box shadow to our section container.

  • Box Shadow Blur Strength: 30px
  • Shadow Color
    • Default: rgba(0,0,0,0)
    • Sticky: rgba(0,0,0,0.13)

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Modify Sticky Row Gradient Background

Then, we’ll apply a sticky gradient background to our row.

  • Color 1: #ffffff
  • Color 2: #e8e8e8

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Modify Sticky Menu Module Text Color

Then, we’ll open the Menu Module and change the menu text color in a sticky state.

  • Menu Text Color: #2d2e34

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Modify Sticky Menu Hamburger Icon Color

We’ll modify the sticky menu hamburger icon color too.

  • Hamburger Menu Icon Color: #2d2e34

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Add Sticky Logo Invert Filter

And we’ll complete the tutorial by adding an image invert filter. That’s it! Once you’ve applied all these changes to your header, make sure you save the template and Divi Theme Builder changes before viewing the outcome on the page you’ve created in the first part of the tutorial.

  • Image Invert: 80%

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Preview

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

Desktop

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Mobile

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Final Thoughts

In this post, we’ve shared another tip and trick you can apply with Divi’s built-in sticky options. More specifically, we’ve shown you how to “pick up” your header once you scroll past it. The header will be automatically placed below each page’s first section. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment in the comment section below!

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6 Comments

  1. This tutorial is quite helpful, thanks

  2. This is a great tutorial as always 🙂 I am tempted to implement it on my website. I’ve always liked this style of menu, as it draws extra attention to it in my opinion.

    • Thank you, Micheal 🙂 It definitely helps draw attention to it, try it!

  3. I was so curious about this kind of header but was not able to make it properly! Really thankful to you so I got what I needed! Saved my money that I was going to give a freelancer to do this!

  4. Thanks for this great tutorial 🙂

    I tried to make all the steps as concentrated as i can, but i still have a “problem”.

    What do i have to do if I want my header image to be placed before the sticky menu ? Just as it’s done on your preview.

    I guess there’s a step i didn’t watch.

    Otherwise, it’s all good !

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