What is a Divi Global Module and How to Create One?

In Divi Builder, you can use a layout to speed up the process of page creation. Another tip you can apply to save time during a page creation is using global modules. What is a global module?

When adding a module in the Divi Builder editor, you can customize it to get the best possible look. Divi Builder allows you to save a module you have customized as a global module. A global module will be saved to the Divi Library and you can use it for recurring use when creating new pages. The look of a global module will precisely the same on whatever pages it is added to. When a global module is edited, the new changes will also be applied to all pages it is added to so you don’t need to edit every single page if you want to edit the global module.

The best part of a Divi global module is that you can selectively sync individual setting options. For instance, when creating a global button module, you can choose which options in the Design tab to be synced and not to be synced. Only the options you set to be synced will be applied their changes on the pages it is added to when the global button module is edited. This allows you to apply custom styling to the entire series of pages using this global button module, but still allow you to add unique elements (such as text button).

How to create a global module

Creating a global module is pretty easy. Just add a module in the Divi Builder editor just like usual and make some customization options. Once you are done, click the three-dot icon on the module and select Save to Library.

Give your global module a name and tick the Make this a global item option and click the Save to Library button.

Global modules have a green identifier.

When adding a global module, you have no option to select which options to be synched and not to be synched. You will have it when editing the global module. To edit a global module, go to the Divi Library (Divi -> Divi Library). Hover your mouse over a global module you want to edit and click the Edit link.

Take the global module you want to edit to the Divi Builder’s front-end editor by clicking the Build On The Front End button.

Click the gear icon to edit the global module. Now on every single option on each block under all tabs (Content, Design, Advanced), you can set which options to be synced and which options not to be synced. The green sync icon means the option will be synced and the red sync icon means the option won’t be synced.

Now try to edit a global button module on one of the pages you added it to. If you edit an option that was set not to be synced, the change will only be applied to the global button module on the current page.

How to use a global module

As mentioned, a global module can be used on any page. Global modules are great to streamline your workflow for time efficiency. To use a global module, add a module on a row just like you usually do. On the modules window, go to the Add From Library tab and select a global module you want to add.

In addition to a module, you can also set a row and a section as a global item. The method is the same. Simply click the three-dot icon on the row or section you want to set it as a global item. Give your global item a name and tick the Make this a global item option before clicking the Save to Library button.

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