Easily and intuitively create catalogs and menus in Divi
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If you are using Divi, using the new WordPress Gutenberg Editor makes little sense. Use the following snippet in the “functions.php” of your active theme to disable it. The classic Divi Backend Builder will then be available to you:
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Have you ever faced the task of creating catalogs or restaurant menu cards in Divi? Of course you can do this with some CSS or other plugins, but the Page Builder is also an excellent basis if you have the right module for it. This is where “Divi – Catalogue Lists Module” comes in. You will be surprised how easily even complex catalogs and menus can be created with it.
The individual entries are organized in a parent module for each menu. This parent module allows you to make many global settings for each menu, such as hover color, title colors, image size, currency, and more. The plugin also works with the new filter methods (Sepia etc.) introduced in Divi 3.0.91. However, you also have the freedom to overwrite these settings in the individual elements if required, which makes the module very extensive in the editing options and gives you a lot of freedom for individual editing. You can also choose whether you want to link the individual entries to other pages or whether you want to display the pictures in a lightbox, which is a very helpful function for menus, as it allows you to present dishes very well.
Watch the following video. There the individual steps are explained in detail. This is the fastest way to get the results you want.
The Parents Settings panel
Then select the module in the Page Builder from the list and perform the basic configuration in the parent module. Here you can define the basic settings for the colors, the currency, whether the currency should be before or after the price and the format of the thumbnail (if you want to use some). You can also decide here whether the individual fields link to other pages or whether the images belonging to the thumbnails should be opened in a lightbox.
The Fields Settings panel
In the individual fields you can then make further settings, such as defining the pictures, assigning the title, setting the price and of course the description.
Some examples with the different Divi filters
Here are some examples that were created exclusively with the module settings without using additional CSS.
Here is an example where the sepia filter is applied to the images:
Here is an example with a bottom shadow:
Here is an example with a border top:
Here is an example with inner shadows applied:
The lightbox in action
Here is an example for the Lightbox:
The module can also be used as a FAQ area
Here is an example for use as a FAQ area:
The module in use in extended menus
As you can quickly see, with a few simple module settings, convincing results are possible. However, more complex catalogs and menus can also be created intuitively. For this purpose,”Divi – Catalogue Lists Module” provides its own shortcode, with which you can insert catalogs and menus created in the Divi Library into tabs or accordions and any other module, which has a text editor. All you have to do is assign the menus created in the Divi Library to the category “CatalogueList”, after that it is available in a drop-down:
Here is the result with a menu embedded in tabs:
Final words for your Divi Catalogues and Menus
As you can see, this is a very powerful module to easily create intuitive catalog lists or menu cards. However, it is also great for creating FAQ’s or advanced navigation pages.
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