How to Creatively Use Divi’s New Row Alignment Options

In today’s Divi tutorial, we’re going to show you how you can use the new row alignment options in Divi to your advantage. We’ll be combining the row alignment options with other built-in design options to give you an idea of what is possible with Divi’s Advanced Design Options. The example that we’ll show you how to recreate contains absolutely no additional code, which means anyone of any skill level can achieve this design.

Let’s get started!

Design Preview

Here is a quick peek at what we’ll be creating today (on desktop):

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And here is how the design will look on mobile:

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How to Creatively Use Divi’s New Row Alignment Options

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Theme Customizer Settings

Primary Menu Bar

As you can notice, we’ve also matched the primary menu with the layout. To modify your primary menu bar, go to your WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Customize > Header & Navigation > Primary Menu Bar > And make the following changes:

  • Hide Logo Image: Enable
  • Menu Height: 30
  • Text Size: 17
  • Letter Spacing: -1
  • Font Style: Uppercase
  • Text Color: #FFFFFF
  • Active Link Color: #FFFFFF
  • Background Color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0)
  • Dropdown Background Color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0)

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Hero Section

Once you’ve modified your primary menu, it’s time to get started with the layout. The first things you’ll need to do is add a new page, switch over to the Visual Builder and add a new standard section. This first section is going to be our hero section and looks like this:

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Section Settings

Gradient Background

Once you’ve added the standard section, you can add a gradient background to it:

  • First Color: #9e5555
  • Second Color: #000000
  • Gradient Type: Linear
  • Gradient Direction: 180deg
  • Start Position: 50%
  • End Position: 50%

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Row Settings

Color Overlay

Then, add a one-column row to that section and open its settings. The first thing we’ll need to do is add a color overlay. You can choose how dark you want your image to be by selecting a dark gray color. In this case, we’ve used ‘#595959’.

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Background Image

The next thing we’ll need to do is add a background image to the one-column row and make the color overlay apply. To mix the color overlay and the background image, choose ‘Multiply’ as your Background Image Blend.

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Center Row Alignment

Like most websites, we’re going to choose a center row alignment for the hero section.

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Make Row Fullwidth

We also want our row to be fullwidth, so we’re going to enable that option within the Sizing subcategory of the Design tab.

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Custom Padding

The last thing we’ll need to do within the row settings is add a custom padding of ‘300px’ to the top and bottom.

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First Text Module

Once we have all the settings in place, we’re going to add the first Text Module to the row. Choose the text you want to appear in the Content tab and move on to the Design tab. Within the Design tab, make sure the following settings apply to the Text subcategory:

  • Text Font: Arvo
  • Text Font Size: 64 (Desktop),  47 (Tablet), 33 (Phone)
  • Text Color: #FFFFFF
  • Text Line Height: 1em
  • Text Orientation: Center

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Second Text Module

Then, add another Text Module. The second Text Module contains, instead, the following settings:

  • Text Font: Lato
  • Text Font Size: 25 (Desktop), 18 (Tablet), 16 (Phone)
  • Text Color: #FFFFFF
  • Text Line Height: 1.7em
  • Text Orientation: Center

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Second Section

Once the hero section is done, we can go over to the second section. For this section, we’ll be using the right row alignment instead of the center one in combination with custom margin and column backgrounds to create a beautiful effect. We’ll need to create two row versions within this section: the desktop version and tablet/phone version. This will ensure that the design looks stunning on all kinds of screens.

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Section Settings

Gradient Background

After you have added a second section, add the follow gradient background to it:

  • First Color: #000000
  • Second Color: #d6d6d6
  • Gradient Type: Linear
  • Gradient Direction: 184deg
  • Start Position: 20%
  • End Position: 20%

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Add Desktop Row

Then, you can go ahead and add a first two-column row to it; this row will be the desktop version. Luckily, we’ll be able to reuse most of it for the tablet/mobile version as well.

Row Settings

Column Background

Within the Content tab, add ‘#FFFFFF’ as the background color of the second column.

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Right Row Alignment

Move on to the Design tab and select a right row alignment.

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Make Row Fullwidth

Next, open the Sizing subcategory and enable the ‘Make This Row Fullwidth’ option.

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Custom Padding

The last thing you’ll need to do in the row settings is add a top padding of ‘300px’ to the row and the following padding to the second column:

  • Top: 35px
  • Right: 35px
  • Bottom: 150px
  • Left: 35px

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Column 1

First Divider Module

For the first column, we’re going to start by adding a Divider Module. Within the Visibility subcategory of the Content tab, enable the ‘Show Divider’ option.

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Move on to the Design tab and select ‘#FFFFFF’ as the divider color.

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Then, choose ‘Solid’ as the Divider Style and ‘Top’ as the Divider Position within the Styles subcategory.

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The last thing you’ll need to do within the Design tab of the Divider Module is make the following adjustments to the Sizing subcategory:

  • Divider Weight: 3
  • Height: 0px
  • Width: 20%
  • Module Alignment: Right

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First Text Module

Right below the Divider Module, add the first Text Module and use the following settings within the Text subcategory of the Design tab:

  • Text Font: Arvo
  • Text Font Size: 30px
  • Text Color: #000000
  • Text Line Height: 1.6em
  • Text Orientation: Center

Clone First Divider Module & Change Alignment

Clone the Divider Module we’ve created and position it right below the first Text Module. The only thing that has to be changed is the Module Alignment in the Sizing subcategory. Instead of having it on the right side, choose the left.

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Second Text Module

The last thing you’ll need to add to the first column is another Text Module with the following settings:

  • Text Font: Lato
  • Text Font Size: 14
  • Text Line Height: 1.7em
  • Text Orientation: Center

Column 2

Image Module

The first thing you’ll need to add to the second column is an image Module with the following settings within the Spacing subcategory of the Design tab:

  • Show Space Below The Image: Yes
  • Top Margin: -300px
  • Left: -80px

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Text Module

Then, add a Text Module right below the Image Module and choose the following settings within the Text subcategory of the Design tab:

  • Text Font: Lato
  • Text Font Size: 14
  • Text Line Height: 1.7em
  • Text Orientation: Center

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Social Media Follow Module

The last thing you’ll need to add to the second column is a Social Media Follow Module. Add as many social icons as you want and make sure you select ‘Center’ as the Item Alignment within the Design tab.

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Disable on Tablet & Phone

Once all that’s done, you can go ahead and disable the row on Phone & Tablet.

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Add Mobile Row

Clone Desktop Row

Now that we’ve already made the Desktop version, making the Mobile version will go a lot quicker. Clone the Desktop row and follow the next steps.

Switch Columns

Start by switching the modules that are located in both columns.

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Column Background Color

Afterwards, remove the background color of the second column and place it in the first column instead.

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Column Padding

Instead of having the Custom Padding in the second column, we’ll need to have it in the first column. Besides, the bottom padding isn’t ‘150px’ but ’35px’ like the top, right and left padding.

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Use Center Row Alignment

Then, we’ll also have to change the row alignment into ‘Center’.

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Disable on Desktop

Last but not least, make sure the row is disabled on Desktop.

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Third Section

The third section is going to be really similar to the second one. Creating this section will be easy since we can take over most of the settings of the second section and make some adjustments. Once you’ve completed all the steps, you’ll be able to witness the following result:

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Section Settings

Gradient Background

Add a new standard section and use the following gradient background:

  • First Color: #d6d6d6
  • Second Color: #9e5555
  • Gradient Type: Linear
  • Gradient Direction: 184deg
  • Start Position: 30%
  • End Position: 30%

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Custom Margin

Then, add a custom margin of ‘-200px’ as well.

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Desktop Row

Same way of working counts for the third section; we’re going to make a desktop and tablet/phone version.

Clone Desktop Row of Second Section

Start by cloning the Desktop row of the previous section. Most of the settings are the same and we’ll go over the changes that need to be made.

Switch Columns

One of the changes we need to make is switching the modules that are located in both columns.

Column Background Color

Then, we’ll also need to remove the second column background color and add ‘#000000’ as the first column background color.

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Column Padding

Delete the Column 2 Custom Padding and use ’35px’ for the top, right, bottom and left custom padding of the first column.
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Use Left Row Alignment

Also, change the row alignment from right to left.

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Image Module Custom Margin

The spacing subcategory of the Image Module will need some changes as well:

  • Top: -150px
  • Right: -80px

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First Divider Module Custom Margin

Next, add a top margin of ‘200px’ to the first Divider Module within the second column.

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Use Opposite Colors

As you can notice; the use of colors is the opposite of the second section. Go ahead and change all the font colors into ‘#FFFFFF’ and the divider colors into ‘#000000’.

Disable on Tablet & Phone

Although the row is already disabled on tablet and phone (because of the clone), you can go to the Visibility subcategory if you want to make sure.

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Mobile Row

Clone Previous Desktop Row

For the Mobile version, clone the Desktop row you’ve just created and make the changes that follow in the next part of this post.

Use Center Row Alignment

Open the row settings and change the Row Alignment to center.

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Image Module Custom Margin

Another thing you’ll need to do is change the top margin of the Image Module into ‘-20%’.

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Disable on Desktop

Last but not least, make sure that this last row is disabled on desktop.

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Result

By following this tutorial step by step, you should be able to achieve the following result on desktop:

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And the following result on mobile:

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Final Thoughts

In this post, we’ve shown you how you can creatively use the different alignment options of rows within the Divi Builder. People learn the most by doing, that’s why we’ve provided you with an example which we showed you step by step how to create. If you have any questions or suggestions; feel free to leave a comment in the comment section below.

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