Using Divi’s Header Builder & Ultimate Divi Header 6 Layout to Create Custom Divi Header

Introduction

With a few steps using the Divi Theme Builder you can adjust the style of Ultimate Divi Headers to fit your website design. In our example below, we will customizing Ultimate Divi Header 6 to match the style of the Elegant Themes Cake Maker Layout.

Don’t have the header templates yet? You can grab our Divi Header Layouts from our store.

You’ll need to have your WordPress site installed using the Divi Theme version 4.0 or later. Then you are ready to import your Ultimate Divi Header file(s) and begin customizing in the Divi Theme Builder.

 

Below is a handy Visual Table of Contents to help you quickly skip ahead to the areas you are most interested in.
However, you’ll need to complete Steps 1 & 2 first.

 

Step 1: Import the Ultimate Divi Headers files into your Divi Library

  1. Under the Divi tab, select Divi Library.
  2. Then click on Import & Export.

 

  1. In the Portability overlay, choose the Import tab.
  2. Choose the Divi Life Ultimate Divi Headers JSON file you want to import.
    You may import an individual file for one header version or choose the “ALL-Divi-Life-Header-Templates” to import all of the files at once. To follow this example, make sure you have at least the file for “Header-6b”.
  3. Click Import Divi Builder Layouts.

 

Step 2: Create a new Global Header in the Theme Builder

  1. Under the Divi tab, select Theme Builder.
  2. Then click on Add Global Header.
  3. Choose Add From Library.

 

  1. In the Load From Library window, choose the Your Saved Layouts tab.
  2. Choose the header you want to import. To follow this example, choose “Header-6b”.

 

  1. Next, choose the pencil icon to begin editing your newly imported Global Header template.

 

Note: Your header may not display correctly inside the Theme Builder but it will once you view it on your website.
Next, click on the Divi Tool Bar icon to expand it. Select wireframe view.

 

Step 3: Edit the Menu Module

  1. Select the Gear Icon in the Menu module to open Menu Settings.
  2. Under Content Section, select your Primary Menu.

 

Next you can add your site logo:

  1. Under the Logo Section of the Content tab in Menu Settings, select Gear icon to replace the menu logo with your logo.

Next, edit your Menu design styling:

  1. Select the Design tab in Menu Settings.
  2. Under the Menu Text Section, change the Active Link Color to your desired color. For our example we are using #FC4E47 red to match ET Cake Maker Layout color palette.
  3. Next change the Menu Font to your desired font choice.
  4. Then change the Menu Font Weight as needed.
  5. Click on the Menu Text Color to Desktop or Hover state.
  6. Then change the Menu Text Default and Hover state Color to your desired colors.
  7. Change your Menu Text Size as needed.

 

Next adjust the Dropdown Menu and Mobile Menu:

Continuing in the Design tab in Menu Settings.

  1. Under the Dropdown Menu Section, change the Dropdown Menu Line Color to your desired color. For our example here, we are using #FC4E47 red to match ET Cake Maker Layout color palette.
  2. Then change the Dropdown Menu Text Color and Hover state to your desired colors.
  3. Next change the Dropdown Menu Text Active Link Color to your desired color. Again, we are using #FC4E47 red to match ET Cake Maker Layout color palette.
  4. Now scroll down to view the lower part of the Dropdown Menu Section, and edit the Mobile Menu Text Color along with its Hover color.

 

Step 4: Edit the Three Middle Row Blurb Modules

Note: All three Blurb Modules work the same way and have nearly identical settings. Besides the Title and Body Text content being different, the only styling difference is the phone number in the third Blurb Module is a larger text size. Repeat this Step 4 for each of these Blurb Modules.

  1. Select the Gear Icon in one of the Blurb modules (in the third Row from top) to open Blurb Settings.
  2. Under Content Section, edit your Title text.

 

Now adjust the Blurb Design Settings:

  1. Select the Design tab in Blurb Settings.
  2. Lower in the Design tab, open the Title Text Section.
  3. Select the H4 Title Heading Level.
  4. Select your desired Title Font.
  5. Select your desired Title Font Weight.
  6. Choose your Title Text Color.
  7. Adjust your Title Text Size.

 

Next, edit your Blurb Body Text styling:

  1. Lower in the Design tab, choose the Body Text Section and select your desired Body Font.
  2. Select your desired Body Font Weight.
  3. Choose your Body Text Color.

Step 5: Edit the Phone-Width Phone Number Blurb

Note: This phone number only appears in the top most row at Phone widths, in the top left. This replaces the far right blurb in the middle row which does not show at phone widths.

 

  1. Select the Gear Icon in the Blurb module in the second Row to open Blurb Settings.
  2. In the Text Section, change the Body Text to the phone number needed for your website.

 

Continuing in the Content tab:

  1. Lower in the Content tab, open the Image & Icon Section. Here you set Use Icon, YES or NO.
  2. In the Icon table, select your desired icon.

 

Next, edit your Blurb design styling:

  1. Select the Design tab in Blurb Settings.
  2. Choose your Icon Color.
  3. Choose Use Icon Font Size, YES or NO.
  4. If YES, adjust your Icon Font Size here.

 

Next, edit your Blurb Body Text styling:

  1. Lower in the Design tab, inside the Body Text Section and select your desired Body Font.
  2. Select your desired Body Font Weight.
  3. Choose your Body Text Color.
  4. Adjust your Body Text Size as needed.

 

Step 6: Change the Social Media Icon Styling

  1. Select the Gear Icon in the Social Medial Follow module.
  2. Then select the Gear Icon for one of the social networks. This will open Social Network Settings.

 

Now choose your Social Networks:

  1. Inside the Network Section, select your social network needed for your website.  Then return to the overall Social Media Follow Settings by clicking the Back arrow at the top.

Repeat this step for each of the social networks needed on your website header.

Next, adjust the Social Media Icon Design Settings:

  1. Select the Design tab in Social Media Follow Settings. This allows you to make edits for all the icons at one time.
  2. Change the Icon Color to your desired color and Icon Hover Color desired. For this example, we are keeping the icon fill white with a 80% opacity with a Hover color of white with 50% opacity.

If needed, you can change the Icon Font Size to your desired size by changing Use Custom Icon Size to YES. Then adjust the size.

Step 7: Change Header Background Color(s)

Here’s how to change one or all of the separate header row’s background color:

  1. Select the Gear Icon in one of the bottom three Row modules to open its Row Settings.
  2. In the Background Section, add a background color to what you want for your header row.

Note: All three rows work the same way.
Note: If you add background color to the bottom row, you may to change the Menu Module background color to ‘none’.

 

And we’re done!

You can now test your header on the front end of your site, and fine tune the design settings to fit your particular website.

 

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