Creating a Custom Module for the Divi Theme in WordPress
Creating a custom module for the Divi theme in WordPress can open up a whole new world of possibilities for your website. With Divi’s built-in module system, you can easily add new functionality to your website without having to touch a single line of code. In this blog post, we’ll go over the process of creating a custom Divi module step by step.
Before you begin, you’ll need to make sure that you have a few things set up:
- A local development environment for WordPress. You can use something like XAMPP or WAMP to set this up on your local machine.
- The Divi theme installed on your local WordPress installation.
- A text editor, such as Notepad++ or Sublime Text, to write your code.
Step 1: Create a new folder
The first step in creating a custom Divi module is to create a new folder in the Divi theme’s “includes/builder/modules” folder. The name of this folder should be the same as the name of your custom module. For example, if you’re creating a custom module called “My Custom Module,” the folder should be named “my-custom-module.”
Step 2: Create the module’s PHP file
Inside the new folder, create a new PHP file. This file should be named the same as the folder, with the “.php” extension added. So, if your folder is named “my-custom-module,” the PHP file should be named “my-custom-module.php.”
Step 3: Define the module’s class
Inside the PHP file, you’ll need to define a new class for your custom module. The class should extend the “ET_Builder_Module” class, and the name of the class should be the same as the name of the folder, with “ET_Builder_Module” added to the end. So, if your folder is named “my-custom-module,” the class should be named “My_Custom_Module_ET_Builder_Module.”
Step 4: Define the module’s properties
Inside the class, you’ll need to define several properties for your custom module. These properties include the module’s name, slug, and options. The name and slug are used to identify the module in the Divi Builder, and the options are used to control how the module behaves and looks.
Step 5: Define the module’s functions
Next, you’ll need to define several functions for your custom module. These functions include the module’s render function, which is used to output the module’s HTML, and the module’s shortcode function, which is used to output the module’s HTML when it’s used in a post or page.
Step 6: Add the module to Divi
The last step is to add the custom module to Divi. To do this, you’ll need to include the custom module’s PHP file in the Divi theme’s functions.php file. You can do this by using the “require_once” function, and passing in the path to the custom module’s PHP file.
Creating a custom module for the Divi theme can be a bit of a complex process, but with the right approach, you can add new functionality to your website without having to touch a single line of code. With Divi’s built-in module system, you can easily create custom modules that look and behave exactly how you want them to.
Keep in mind that, this blog post is a basic guide to creating a custom Divi module, and it may not cover all the possible options and configurations you can use while creating