Divi Tips 98: Divi project

Divi Project: what's it for?

Updated on 12/07/21

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What is a "Divi Project"? When and why use them? Many of you ask me. And many, too, to tell me that there are not many results about this on Google...

Maybe because those who have been using WordPress for a long time have understood their usefulness? Or maybe because they don't "No use" ? (MDR!)

I'll tell you more about this article...

1 – What is a Divi Project?

One "Project Divi" is a type of dynamic publication which behaves in the same way as the Articles.

This means that one can attribute to a Divi project of the Categories and Tags – which give birth to an archive page – unlike the Pages which are "static" publications.

Like the Articles, each time you publish a Divi projectIt will display dynamically on the Projects page, at the top of the list.

The Projects page then behaves in the same way as the blog page.

In fact, one "Project Divi" is nothing but a Custom Post Type (CPT).

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2 - What is a Custom Post Type (CPT)?

One Custom Post Type or CPT, is a type of personalized publication. WordPress is, by default, equipped with 2 types of publications: articles and pages.

What to do when you need to publish content that has nothing to do with blog posts or website pages? Well, that's when you need to create a new type of publication: a new one. Custom Post Type.

With this new type of content, you can publish your specific content.

However, it is not so simple to create a new type of content, especially if you start with WordPress and Divi Hey! This requires a custom development and/or use of a specialized extension: Custom Post Type UI (CPTUI).

To learn more, you can read this tutorial that I had published on WP Training and which proposed a use of ACF with CPTUI.

This is why the Divi theme natively embarks a type of personalized publication that is Page or Article : This is a Project.

Thanks to Divi projects, you do not need to encode a new CPT within your site as it is already present and active.

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3 – In which cases do you use the "Project" publication type?

It is this question that I am often asked: What is the purpose of Divi Projects and in what cases should I use them?

My answer will be simple: if you don't feel the need to use a custom publication type, it's that you certainly don't need to use Divi Projects.

However, depending on the needs of your site, Divi Projects may be useful in many cases...

This type of personalized publication is called "Project" to refer to a Web project. I imagine that Divi was launched, at the base, to respond to a web freelance market: webmasters, SEO agencies, freelancers, graphic designers, etc. In this way, these users could use the Divi projects to display their achievements, what is called the Portfolio.

But don't stay closed: it's not because this Custom Post Type Name "Project" that it cannot be used for other purposes!!! Here are some examples of use:

  • A real estate site: You can use your Pages for the structure of the site, Articles for real estate advice and Projects to view the latest real estate ads.
  • One culinary blog : Pages are used to create the structure, Articles are used to publish recipes and Projects can promote culinary events.
  • One Coach website Makeover: Pages for the structure (again!), Articles for making tips and Projects to create a portfolio of makeovers already made.

I'm gonna stop there for the examples because I'm sure you understand!

But I also believe that these examples may raise another question: Why use a Divi Project when I could very well mix my tips and achievements within the blog using Categories to separate themes ???

It is up to you this time to answer this question! All this is just a story of site structure. And be careful, the structure of a site weighs heavily on your SEO Hey! So, think carefully.

Small clue to make your choice: if you plan to publish 4 projects and they will remain 4 "forever", then it is that these Projects would deserve to be published in Pages. If, on the other hand, you think you're publishing Projects regularly and they don't have anything to do with your blog posts, it's that you probably made the right choice.

4 - How to use Divi Projects?

One Divi project is created in the same way as an article or page. Go to the tab Projects > All projects to find the list of projects already published or awaiting publication.

You can add a new Divi Project by clicking on "Add new".

Divi projects
Add a new Project Divi

By creating a Divi project, you will find the same interface as for an article... You can:

Create a Divi Project
Manage Divi Projects as an Article or Page

There is nothing complicated in the creation, publication or use of a Divi project

Finally, you can view your projects in this way:

  1. Add/create a page dedicated to your projects, for example a Portfolio page (or a "Real Estate Sales" page, a "Our Achievements" page, etc.) and activate the Divi Builder.
  2. Insert a Portfolio module or portfolio module Filterable.
  3. Set the content of the module (categories, elements, etc.)
  4. Set Style options. The Grid model is often more fun.
  5. Check the output of Divi Projects and continue building your layout (Layout).
1 Add Portfolio
Step 1: Add a page dedicated to Projects
2 Add Porfolio Module
Step 2-3-4: Portfolio Module Settings
5 Portfolio
Step 5: Layout finish.

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5 – Tips for improving portfolio module design

However, it is possible that the visual rendering of your Divi Projects page doesn't match your expectations... Indeed, the style options Portfolio module are simple and you don't have many choices. It is possible that your images are redoneFor example...

I then propose a list of resources to go further in the Divi Portfolio Module Design, the one who displays your Divi projects :

Here, with this playlist, you have enough to create a Portfolio page that's hard!

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16 Comments

  1. Denis

    Encore un superbe article qui répond effectivement à des questions que tout le monde se pose (enfin se posait avant de lire cet article) ;).
    Merci pour ce partage.
    Denis.

  2. Lycia Diaz

    Merci Denis

  3. Alexandre

    Bonjour
    J’ai créer une page d’acceuil pour mon site dans la catégorie « projet » et maintenant j’aimerai convertir cette page projet en « page classique » pour qu’elle remplace ma page d’accueil actuelle… comment faire ?
    Merci de votre aide
    Un fidele lecteur

  4. Lycia Diaz

    Salut Alexandre. Je serais toi, j’enregistrerai la mise en page de ton projet dans la bibliothèque Divi puis ensuite, je créerais une page dans laquelle j’importerais la mise en page, enregistrée précédemment. Ensuite tu peux jeter ton projet et faire une redirection de l’URL vers ta page d’accueil. N’oublie pas non plus de modifier les réglages de WordPress pour indiquer quelle est ta nouvelle page d’accueil.

  5. Presles

    Hello Lycia.

    J’espère que tu vas bien et que cette nouvelle année t’apportera un jolie lot de joies en tous genre.
    A propos des projets justement, qu’en est t’il quand par exemple, tu voudrais que ta dernière créa (projet donc)s’affiche dans tes Actus (blog, article donc), j’avais déjà remarqué par le passé que les catégories des articles ne peuvent pas se mélanger avec ceux des projets. Connais tu l’astuce 😉

    Delphine

  6. Lycia Diaz

    Salut Delphine,
    Merci pour ton message et très bonne année à toi aussi.
    Je te confirme que l’on ne peut pas mixer les publications provenant de divers types de postes. Les articles vont dans le blog et les projets vont dans l’archive des projets.
    Tu devrais alors tricher : si vraiment tu veux publier un article qui mène à l’un de tes projets, pourquoi ne pas faire une redirection ? Tu publies un article vierge (avec seulement une image mise en avant et un extrait) et tu fais une redirection vers ton projet, ainsi ton projet s’affiche quand même dans ta page du blog. Je ne vois que cette solution. Encore faut-il vérifier si c’est faisable, je n’ai jamais tenté.
    Je ne suis pas sûre qu’on puisse coder un snippet qui permette ce dont tu as besoin car c’est très particulier… Peut-être que des dev qui passeront par là pourront te le confirmer…
    À bientôt
    Lycia

  7. delphine

    Merci Lycia. À la prochaine 🙂

  8. Gentil

    Bonjour, très bon article de présentation mais j’ai une petite question un peu + compliquée… j’ai créé sur un site avec Divi un custom post type en + de projet (besoin de deux types différents poru une bonne organisation) et je voudrais utiliser la même mise en page de base avec Divi poru mon nouveau custompost type. Hors à la base il s’affiche en single comme des articles (titres, image, colonne à droite…). J’arrive bien à créer une nouvelle présentation grâce au thème builder mais pas aussi simple que pour les projets… n’y a t’il pas une solution simple pour que mon nouveau post type utilise le même gabarit de page single que mes projets ? Merci.

  9. Lycia Diaz

    Salut Gentil, c’est une bonne question et malheureusement je n’ai pas la réponse. Je crois que c’est normal que le CPT duplique la mise en page des articles et non des projets. Mais je ne sais pas comment on pourrait dupliquer celle du projet et je crois ne jamais avoir lu de tuto à ce sujet. Désolée ;-(

  10. Mln

    bonjour,

    Merci pour cet article 🙂

    Est-ce que l’on peut afficher les projets en pop-up dans le module portefeuille ?

  11. Lycia Diaz

    Tu auras besoin d’un plugin je pense

  12. Naseeb

    Hi,

    how to redirect project tags to main home page, archive page style is very bad in divi

    thank you

  13. Lycia Diaz

    Hello, You can redirect with a plugin like « Redirection » for example. Or you can style archive page with Theme Builder 😉

  14. Edgar de la mora

    Hola, excelente explicación conforme a los CPT.

    De verdad me gastaría saber como convertir una pagina o entrada en proyecto, claro esta que guardar la entrada o pagina en la biblioteca no es factible por que serian cientos de paginas a convertir para 1 solo proyecto.

    gracias por su apoyo.

  15. Lycia Diaz

    Hola Edgar. Hay un complemento que te permite cambiar entre tipos de publicaciones para convertir una página a CPT, un artículo a una página o lo contrario… ¿Quizás esto es lo que necesitas? : https://wordpress.org/plugins/post-type-switcher/

  16. Edgar de la Mora

    Hola Lucía Diaz, te agradezco tu respuesta, el plugin pos-type-switcher funciona excelente, ayuda a convertir con un par de clics los CTP.

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