The three basic building blocks (Sections, Rows and Modules) are used to build your page.
Adding Your First Section
Before you can add anything to your page, you will first need to add a section. Sections can be added by clicking the blue (+) button. When you hover over a section that already exists on the page, a blue (+) button will appear below it. When clicked, a new section will be added below the section you are currently hovered over.
If you are starting a brand new page, then your first section will be added automatically.
Adding Your First Row
After you have added your first section you can start adding rows of columns inside of it. A section can house any number of rows, and you can mix and match rows of varying column types to create a variety of layouts.
To add a row, click the green (+) button inside of any empty section, or click the green (+) button that appears when hovering over any current row to add a new row below it. Once you have clicked the green (+) button you will be greeted with a list of column types. Choose your desired column and then you are ready to add your first module.
Adding Your First Module
Modules can be added inside of rows, and each row can house any number of modules. Modules are the content elements of your page, and Divi comes with over 40 different elements that you can use to build with. You can use basic modules such as Text, Images and Buttons, or more advanced modules like Sliders, Portfolio Galleries and eCommerce Shops. We have individual tutorials for every single Divi module, so if you want to learn more about the types of modules that Divi provides then be sure to head back to the main document page and browse through the "Modules" section.
To add a module, click the gray (+) button that exists inside of any empty column or click the gray (+) button that exists when hovering over a module on the page to add a new Module below it. Once you have clicked the button, you will be greeted by a list of modules. Pick your desired module and it will be added to your page and the settings panel for the module will appear. Using this settings panel, you can begin configuring your module.
Configuring And Customizing Sections, Rows And Module
Each section, row and module can be customized in various ways. You can access an element's settings panel by clicking the gear icon that exists when hovering over any element on the page.
This will launch the settings panel for the specified element. Each settings panel is broken up into three tabs: General, Design and CSS. As a basic rule, everything you need to build a great website can be found in the General tab. Here you can do things like adjust a module's content and layout, and even apply some basic design settings like font colors and background colors. If you need additional design control, you can head over to the Design tab. Here you can customize absolutely everything about the element. For an in-depth look at the Design tab, take a look at our advanced design settings tutorial. Finally, if you want even more control you can head over the CSS tab and apply custom CSS to any part of the element.
Saving Your Page And Accessing Page Settings
To access general page settings, click the purple dock icon at the bottom of your screen. This will expand the settings bar and provide you with various options. You can open up your page settings by clicking the gear icon. Here you can adjust things like page background color and text color. You will also find the Save and Publish buttons as well as responsive preview toggles.
Jump-start Your Design With Pre-made Layouts
A great way to jump-start your new page is to start things off with a pre-made layout. Divi ships with over 20 pre-made layouts that cover a variety of common page types, such as "About Us," "Contact," "Blog," "Portfolio," etc. You can load these up and then swap out the demo content for your own. Your new page will be finished before you know it! To learn more about using pre-made layouts, be sure to take a look at our in-depth pre-made layouts tutorial.
Saving Your Own Layouts To The Library
In addition to using the pre-made layouts that come with Divi, you can also save your own creations to the Divi Library. When a design is saved as a Divi Layout in the Divi Library, it can be loaded onto new pages. The more you build up your library with your favorite designs, the faster you will be able to create new websites. For an in-depth look at the Divi Library, be sure to check our our dedicated Divi Library tutorial
To save an item to the library, click the library icon that exists when hovering over any element and within the page settings bar. Once an item has been added to the library, it will appear in the "Add From Library" tab when adding new Divi layouts, sections, rows and modules.