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The Divi Comments Module

How to add, configure and customize the Divi comments module.

comments module

The comments module allows you to place a comment form anywhere on your page. If you are using a standard page or post without the Divi Builder, comments will always appear below your post content. Once the Divi Builder is enabled, however, you can place the comments module anywhere on your page and the comments form will appear in the location of the module. This gives you a lot more control over your comments!

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How To Add A Comments Module To Your Page

Before you can add a comments module to your page, you will first need to jump into the Divi Builder. Once the Divi Theme has been installed on your website, you will notice a Use Divi Builder button above the post editor every time you are building a new page. Clicking this button will enable the Divi Builder, giving you access to all of the Divi Builder’s modules. Next, click the Use Visual Builder button to launch the builder in Visual Mode. You can also click the Use Visual Builder button when browsing your website on the front end if you are logged in to your WordPress Dashboard.

comments module

Once you have entered the Visual Builder, you can click the gray plus button to add a new module to your page. New modules can only be added inside of Rows. If you are starting a new page, don’t forget to add a row to your page first. We have some great tutorials about how to use Divi’s row and section elements.

comments module

Locate the comments module within the list of modules and click it to add it to your page. The module list is searchable, which means you can also type the word “comments” and then click enter to automatically find and add the comments module! Once the module has been added, you will be greeted with the module’s list of options. These options are separated into three main groups: Content, Design and Advanced.

Use Case Example: Adding A Comments Section To Your Blog Post

For this example, I’m going to show you just how easy it is insert and style a Comments Module to your post using the Visual Builder.

Notice the comment section is added below the post content and above a three column footer section. However, the Comment Module could have been added anywhere.

comments module

Using the Visual Builder, add Standard Section with a fullwidth (1 column) row under the modules containing your post content. Then add the Comments Module to the row.

comments module

Update the Comments Settings as follows:

Content Options

Fields Background Color: #ffffff

Design Options

Text Color: Dark
Comment Font: PT Sans
Comment Font Size: 20px
Comment Text Color:
Field Font: PT Sans
Field Font Size: 20px
Meta Font: PT Sans, Italic, Uppercase
Meta Font Size: 16px
Fields Border Radius: 0px
Use Border: YES
Border Color: #aaaaaa
Border Width: 1px
Use Custom Styles for Button: YES
Button Text Size: 20
Button Text Color: #ffffff
Button Background Color: #02b875
Button Border Width: 3px
Button Border Color: #02b875

Some of the elements like post meta info and the avatar images won’t show up until you or someone else adds a comment to the post.

comments module

That’s it. The beauty of this module is that you can add additional content after the comments section (like a call to action or contact form) which is something not easily done on a default WordPress.

Comments Content Options

Within the content tab you will find all of the module’s content elements, such as text, images and icons. Anything that controls what appears in your module will always be found within this tab.

comments module

Show Author Avatar

Turning this off will remove the comment author’s avatar from the comment list.

Show Reply Button

When the show reply button is disabled, users will not be able to reply to comments in the comment list.

Show Comments Count

When disabled, the total comment count will no longer be displayed above the comment list.

Fields Background Color

The comment module displays a comment form made up of various input fields. By default, these input fields have a gray background color. You can change this color by choosing a custom color from the color picker.

Admin Label

This will change the label of the module in the builder for easy identification. When using WireFrame view in the Visual Builder, these labels will appear within the module block in the Divi Builder interface.

Comments Design Options

Within the design tab you will find all of the module’s styling options, such as fonts, colors, sizing and spacing. This is the tab you will use to change how your module looks. Every Divi module has a long list of design settings that you can use to change just about anything.

comments module

Text Color

Here you can choose the value of your text. If you are working with a dark background, then your text should be set to light. If you are working with a light background, then your text should be dark.

Comment Font

You can change the font of your comment by selecting your desired font from the dropdown menu. Divi comes with dozens of great fonts powered by Google Fonts. By default, Divi uses the Open Sans font for all text on your page. You can also customize the style of your text using the bold, italic, all-caps and underline options.

Comment Font Size

Here you can adjust the size of your comment font. You can drag the range slider to increase or decrease the size of your text, or you can input your desired text size value directly into the input field to the right of the slider. The input fields supports different units of measurement, which means you can input “px” or “em” following your size value to change its unit type.

Comment Text Color

By default, all text colors in Divi will appear as white or dark gray. If you would like to change the color of your field text, choose your desired color from the color picker using this option.

Comment Letter Spacing

Letter spacing affects the space between each letter. If you would like to increase the space between each letter in your comment text, use the range slider to adjust the space or input your desired spacing size into the input field to the right of the slider. The input fields supports different units of measurement, which means you can input “px” or “em” following your size value to change its unit type.

Comment Line Height

Line height affects the space between each line of your comment text If you would like to increase the space between each line, use the range slider to adjust the space or input your desired spacing size into the input field to the right of the slider. The input fields supports different units of measurement, which means you can input “px” or “em” following your size value to change its unit type.

Field Font

You can change the font of your field text by selecting your desired font from the dropdown menu. Divi comes with dozens of great fonts powered by Google Fonts. By default, Divi uses the Open Sans font for all text on your page. You can also customize the style of your text using the bold, italic, all-caps and underline options.

Field Font Size

Here you can adjust the size of your field text. You can drag the range slider to increase or decrease the size of your text, or you can input your desired text size value directly into the input field to the right of the slider. The input fields supports different units of measurement, which means you can input “px” or “em” following your size value to change its unit type.

Field Text Color

By default, all text colors in Divi will appear as white or dark gray. If you would like to change the color of your field text, choose your desired color from the color picker using this option.

Field Letter Spacing

Letter spacing affects the space between each letter. If you would like to increase the space between each letter in your field text, use the range slider to adjust the space or input your desired spacing size into the input field to the right of the slider. The input fields supports different units of measurement, which means you can input “px” or “em” following your size value to change its unit type.

Field Line Height

Line height affects the space between each line of your field text If you would like to increase the space between each line, use the range slider to adjust the space or input your desired spacing size into the input field to the right of the slider. The input fields supports different units of measurement, which means you can input “px” or “em” following your size value to change its unit type.

Meta Font

You can change the font of your meta text by selecting your desired font from the dropdown menu. Divi comes with dozens of great fonts powered by Google Fonts. By default, Divi uses the Open Sans font for all text on your page. You can also customize the style of your text using the bold, italic, all-caps and underline options.

Meta Font Size

Here you can adjust the size of your meta text. You can drag the range slider to increase or decrease the size of your text, or you can input your desired text size value directly into the input field to the right of the slider. The input fields supports different units of measurement, which means you can input “px” or “em” following your size value to change its unit type.

Meta Text Color

By default, all text colors in Divi will appear as white or dark gray. If you would like to change the color of your meta text, choose your desired color from the color picker using this option.

Meta Letter Spacing

Letter spacing affects the space between each letter. If you would like to increase the space between each letter in your meta text, use the range slider to adjust the space or input your desired spacing size into the input field to the right of the slider. The input fields supports different units of measurement, which means you can input “px” or “em” following your size value to change its unit type.

Meta Line Height

Line height affects the space between each line of your meta text If you would like to increase the space between each line, use the range slider to adjust the space or input your desired spacing size into the input field to the right of the slider. The input fields supports different units of measurement, which means you can input “px” or “em” following your size value to change its unit type.

Fields Border Radius

Border radius affects how rounded the corners of each input field are. The higher the value, the more rounded the four corners of each input field becomes. You can reduce the value to 0 to create rectangular input fields, or increase the value significantly to create input fields with circular edges.

Use Border

Enabling this option will place a border around your module. This border can be customized using the following conditional settings.

Border Color

This option affects the color of your border. Select a custom color from the color picker to apply it to your border.

Border Width

By default, borders have a width of 1 pixel. You can increase this value by dragging the range slider or by inputting a custom value into the input field to the right of the slider. Custom units of measurements of supported, which means you can change the default unit from “px” to something else, such as em, vh, vw etc.

Border Style

Borders support eight different styles, including: solid, dotted, dashed, double, groove, ridge, inset and outset. Select your desired style from the dropdown menu to apply it to your border.

Custom Margin

Margin is the space added outside of your module, between the module and the next element above, below or to the left and right of it. You can add custom margin values to any of the module’s four sides. To remove custom margin, delete the added value from the input field. By default these values are measured in pixels, but you can input custom units of measurement into the input fields.

Custom Padding

Padding is the space added inside of your module, between the edge of the module and its internal elements. You can add custom padding values to any of the module’s four sides. To remove custom margin, delete the added value from the input field. By default these values are measured in pixels, but you can input custom units of measurement into the input fields.

Use Custom Styles for Button

Enabling this option will reveal various button customization settings that you can use to change the appearance of your module’s button.

Button Text Size

This setting can be used to increase or decrease the size of the text within the button. The button will scale as the text size is increased and decreased.

Button Text Color

By default, buttons assume your theme accent color as defined in the Theme Customizer. This option allows you to assign a custom text color to the button in this module. Select your custom color using the color picker to change the button’s color.

Button Background Color

By default, buttons have a transparent background color. This can be changed by selected your desired background color from the color picker.

Button Border Width

All Divi buttons have a 2px border by default. This border can be increased or decreased in size using this setting. Borders can be removed by inputting a value of 0.

Button Border Color

By default, button borders assume your theme accent color as defined in the Theme Customizer. This option allows you to assign a custom border color to the button in this module. Select your custom color using the color picker to change the button’s border color.

Button Border Radius

Border radius affects how rounded the corners of your buttons are. By default, buttons in Divi has a small border radius that rounds the corners by 3 pixels. You can decrease this to 0 to create a square button or increase it significantly to create buttons with circular edges.

Button Letter Spacing

Letter spacing affects the space between each letter. If you would like to increase the space between each letter in your button text, use the range slider to adjust the space or input your desired spacing size into the input field to the right of the slider. The input fields supports different units of measurement, which means you can input “px” or “em” following your size value to change its unit type.

Button Font

You can change the font of your button text by selecting your desired font from the dropdown menu. Divi comes with dozens of great fonts powered by Google Fonts. By default, Divi uses the Open Sans font for all text on your page. You can also customize the style of your text using the bold, italic, all-caps and underline options.

Add Button Icon

Disabled this setting will remove icons from your button. By default, all Divi buttons display an arrow icon on hover.

Button Icon

If icons are enabled, you can use this setting to pick which icon to use in your button. Divi has various icons to choose from.

Button Icon Color

Adjusting this setting will change the color of the icon that appears in your button. By default, the icon color is the same as your buttons’ text color, but this setting allows you to adjust the color independently.

Button Icon Placement

You can choose to have your button icon display on the left or the right side of your button.

Only Show Icon On Hover for Button

By default, button icons are only displayed on hover. If you would like the icon to always appear, disable this setting.

Button Hover Text Color

When the button is hovered over by a visitor’s mouse, this color will be used. The color will transition from the base color defined in the previous settings.

Button Hover Background Color

When the button is hovered over by a visitor’s mouse, this color will be used. The color will transition from the base color defined in the previous settings.

Button Hover Border Color

When the button is hovered over by a visitor’s mouse, this color will be used. The color will transition from the base color defined in the previous settings.

Button Hover Border Radius

When the button is hovered over by a visitor’s mouse, this value will be used. The value will transition from the base value defined in the previous settings.

Button Hover Letter Spacing

When the button is hovered over by a visitor’s mouse, this value will be used. The value will transition from the base value defined in the previous settings.

Comments Advanced Options

Within the advanced tab, you will find options that more experienced web designers might find useful, such as custom CSS and HTML attributes. Here you can apply custom CSS to any of the module’s many elements. You can also apply custom CSS classes and IDs to the module, which can be used to customize the module within your child theme’s style.css file.

comments module

CSS ID

Enter an optional CSS ID to be used for this module. An ID can be used to create custom CSS styling, or to create links to particular sections of your page.

CSS Class

Enter optional CSS classes to be used for this module. A CSS class can be used to create custom CSS styling. You can add multiple classes, separated with a space. These classes can be used in your Divi Child Theme or within the Custom CSS that you add to your page or your website using the Divi Theme Options or Divi Builder Page Settings.

Custom CSS

Custom CSS can also be applied to the module and any of the module’s internal elements. Within the Custom CSS section, you will find a text field where you can add custom CSS directly to each element. CSS input into these settings are already wrapped within style tags, so you need only enter CSS rules separated by semicolons.

Visibility

This option lets you control which devices your module appears on. You can choose to disable your module on tablets, smart phones or desktop computers individually. This is useful if you want to use different modules on different devices, or if you want to simplify the mobile design by eliminating certain elements from the page.

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