Divi Tips 12

The Navigation tab of Divi theme options

Updated on 22/08/19

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Let's see in detail what it is possible to set in The Navigation tab Divi theme options.

Know that there are no "good or bad settings", all this is subjective and will vary according to your web projects and the purpose you want to achieve...

The options you define in this tab may influence the behavior of your main menu. See you here on the full folder dedicated to the main navigation of Divi.

Navigation tab
Navigation tab

Option screen "Navigation" is composed of 3 sub-tabs: "Pages", "Categories" and "General Settings".

Here is the program of this article:

  1. The Navigation sub-tab > Pages
  2. The Navigation sub-tab > Categories
  3. The Navigation sub-tab > General Settings
  4. Other options for Divi
Navigation > Pages
Navigation tab > Pages
  1. Exclusion of pages: I don't know if this option is interesting since to organize its browsing, it is better go through the options than WordPress offer from the tab Appearance > Menu. See here for more information how to create a main WordPress menu.
  2. Drop-down menus: If this option is disabled, subpages contained in your main navigation will not be active. Only first level pages will be taken into account.
  3. Welcome link: this option adds a link to your home page, however, if you set your home page in the tab Appearance > Customize > Static Home Page, it will create a duplicate.
  4. Classification of links: This allows you to configure the sorting organization of links contained in your main navigation. I say again, it has no value if you set your menu from the tab Appearance > Menu.
  5. Order of classification: Idem than for links rankings, it is better to go through the tab Appearance > Menu proposed natively by WordPress.
  6. Number of levels in drop-down menus: These are the levels equivalent to the depth of a menu. It all depends on how many sub-elements you need in your main menu.
  7. Save: Of course, once you have made your changes, remember to save them.

Also read: How to insert images in the Divi menu?

Now let's see in more detail the sub-tab "Categories" available from the "Navigation" tab...

Divi Theme Options: navigation tab - 2
Navigation tab > Categories
  1. Exclusion of categories: Like pages, it is possible to exclude categories in the main navigation. This is where you can check or uncheck them. However, it may be more relevant to do this from the tab Appearance > Menu proposed natively by WordPress.
  2. Drop-down menus: If your blog has child categories and you want them to appear automatically, you can activate this option.
  3. Empty Categories: you can display, in the main navigation of your site, all existing categories. By default, categories that do not contain any items will be hidden. If you still want to display them, you can disable this option.
  4. Dropdown menu levels: Just like the drop-down menus of the pages, you can decide the depth of the drop-down menu of your categories. This will depend on your internal organization regarding parent and child categories.
  5. Sort Links: you can filter the ranking of links in your category navigation
  6. Order of classification: as you can classify them according to an ascending or descending sorting.
  7. Save: Don't forget to save your changes.

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So far, the last two tabs did not have much added value, but the options available since Sub-Tab "General Parameter" are rather important...

Divi Theme Options: navigation tab - 3
  1. Disable the upper level: When the option is disabled, the primary elements of your navigation will be clickable. If you want the primary element, containing menu sub-elements, not to be clicked, enable this option. For example, on this blog, Astuces Divi, you can click on the item named «ALL FOR DIVI" . This primary element is clickable because the option is disabled. If I had wanted the item "ALL FOR DIVI" not to be accessible, then I would have activated this option.
  2. Alternative scrolling method: When you create a scroll navigation, i.e. by SCROLL, you add a CSS ID to access this part of the screen. However, the title may sometimes be cut. By activating this option, it corrects the problem. For Full of tricks about the scroll, go here.
  3. Save: Always the same, remember to save...

To go further, I suggest you navigate in the other articles in this series:

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