If you activate the Mega Divi Menu, you can insert images to get a very nice effect. That's what I propose you do and I explain all this in this tutorial: how to insert images in the Mega Divi Menu.
No need to know how to code....
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Here is the program of this tutorial:
- What is a Mega Menu?
- Step 1: Create the main menu
- Step 2: Convert the classic menu to Mega Divi Menu
- Step 3: Insert images into the mega menu
- Step 4: Check the final rendering
- To conclude...
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What is a Mega Menu?
A mega menu is a drop-down menu that consists of many elements and is displayed horizontally below the main menu.
Its purpose is to help Internet users find what they are looking for more easily and saves them a lot of time.
In general, mega menus are widely used in e-commerce to improve conversion. This is what this explains to us Mega Menu definition.
Step 1: Creating your main menu
First, to create a mega menu with images, you will need to create pages and a main menu...
Here are the steps:
1 - Creating your pages
First of all, you will create the different pages that will constitute the tree structure of your site.
I advise you to think carefully about the structure of it, it is very important for the experience of your users but also for it natural referencing of your site.
2 - Structure of your main menu
Once these pages have been created, you can create the structure of your main menu. To do this, I give you an appointment in the back office of your site, at the tab Appearance > Menu.
If you do not yet have an existing menu, you will need to fill in the field "Menu name" (name it as you wish, for example "main menu") and then click on "Create menu".
Then, you will just have to tick the pages in the left box and click on "add to the menu".
They will be positioned on the right, it will be the structure of your menu: the highest element being the element that will be the most left of your navigation - the lowest element will be the most right element.
You will drag these different elements from top to bottom or bottom to top to organize your menu as you wish.
Finally, you will assign a location for the menu you have just created, as this is your main navigation, you will check the box "main menu" at the bottom of the menu creation page. Don't forget to save.
=> Warning, if you move elements to the right, these elements will become sub-elements of a main element. You can then add as many sub-elements as necessary.
For example, in the Divi Tips blog, the "All for Divi" has 4 sub-elements.
Step 2: Convert your classic menu to Mega Menu
There, your main menu is created. You will be able to convert a main element into a "mega menu" but for that, it will have to have several sub-elements (very important!), otherwise, it has no interest...
As a reminder, a mega menu displays the elements of a horizontal navigation rather than a vertical one. This will be perfect for inserting images in the navigation, but how do you do it?
- Always in the back office and always in the tab Appearance > Menulocate the tab "screen option" at the very top of your page, on the right.
- Expand this menu and check the box "CSS classes"
Then open the menu item you want convert to Mega Menu and assign it the CSS class "mega-menu"
Save your changes
To consult the official documentation on the creation of a mega menu, click here.
Step 3: Insert images into the Mega Divi Menu
These images will be visible from your main navigation....
1 - Uploads of your images
The first thing you will need to do is to upload the images, which will illustrate your menu, to the media library on your site under the tab Media > Add.
Once this is done, you can retrieve the URL of each image to use in your menu.
To do this, you can go to Media > Libraryyou will click on the image in question and select its URL (ctrl+A then ctrl+C or cmd+A then cmd+C).
2 - Create custom links
You will return to the tab Appearance > Menu to insert these images into the Mega Divi Menu. You will choose to insert a "Personalized Link" on your menu.
=> In the field Web addressyou will insert the link of the page to which the menu item should lead. For example, if I want to send my visitors to a category on my site, I will enter the following address:
The best way is to go to the page in question and copy/paste its URL, it will avoid errors.
=> In the field "link text" you will insert the link below, taking care to modify the bold elements according to your site:
Here is an image of what it looks like:
=> Repeat these steps as many times as necessary and don't forget to save your changes...
Step 4: Check the final rendering of your Mega Menu in pictures
Finally, you can go back to the "Front" side of your site (visitor side), reload the page: the images should appear in your Mega Menu and by clicking on them, you should join the pages you have set up.
Here is the result:
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So it's not that complicated to customize DIVI !
In addition, this tutorial does not use complex code, everything is available from your administration! So, at work 😉
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