How to Feature a Blog Post in Divi

by | May 13, 2024 | Blogging, Tips & Tricks, Tutorials | 0 comments

Many readers often ask us about the process behind creating our blog page, particularly how we feature certain posts. To address these questions, I’ve decided to share a detailed guide on displaying a featured blog post in Divi, a popular WordPress theme. Featuring a blog post can greatly increase its visibility and draw more attention to key content.

In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through two methods of featuring a post: highlighting your latest post and spotlighting a specific one that’s particularly important or popular. We’ll be focusing on using Divi’s versatile post offset feature, which is incredibly handy for customizing your blog’s layout and making sure your most important content stands out.

By the end of this guide, you’ll be equipped to easily showcase featured posts on your blog, making your page more dynamic and engaging for your readers. Whether you’re an experienced blogger or just starting out, these tips will help you maximize the potential of Divi’s powerful tools. Let’s dive in and transform your blog page into a more attractive and functional space for your audience.

Preparing Your Blog for Featured Posts

As mentioned earlier In this tutorial, I’ll show you two effective methods to showcase a featured blog post on your website. Each method begins with a common setup process, followed by specific configurations tailored to each approach.

To get started, you’ll need to incorporate two separate Divi Blog modules into your layout. This initial step provides the foundation for implementing both methods effectively.

Adding the Featured Post Module to Your Layout

To ensure the first module prominently features your chosen blog post, follow these steps. Access the Design tab of the module and select the Full Width layout option. This layout choice is crucial for implementing the tutorial linked below effectively. Additionally, adjust the Post Count setting to 1. This setting ensures that only one blog post is displayed within this initial module.

This setting ensures that only one blog post is displayed within the module.

Setting the Post Count setting to 1

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Adding the Second Module for  Grid layout

Next, proceed by adding a second Divi Blog module below the first. In the Design tab of this module, select the Grid layout option. This configuration is intended to display your regular blog posts in a structured grid format, positioned below the featured post.

Adding the Second Module for  Grid layout is intended to display your regular blog posts in a structured grid format, positioned below the featured post.

Adding the Second Module for  Grid layout

Step 1: Featuring the Latest Divi Blog Post

If your goal is to make your latest blog post stand out, you can achieve this using the Post Offset feature in the Divi Blog module. This feature specifically affects the second module on your page. To set it up, open the second Divi Blog module and locate the Post Offset Number setting. Here, you can enter a value that determines how many posts to skip. For instance, entering ‘1’ will skip the latest post, causing the second module’s grid to start with the post that precedes it.

Entering  the offset number as '1' will skip the latest post, causing the second module's grid to start with the post that precedes it.

Featuring the Latest Divi Blog Post

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Step 2: Featuring a Specific Divi Blog Post

If you want to highlight a specific blog post in Divi, similar to how we feature posts on our own blog page, you’ll need to utilize the category feature in the first module.

Start by navigating to the backend of your website. Go to Posts > Categories and create a new category. You can name it something like “Featured” or any similar name that suits your preference.

You can effectively create and manage categories in Divi, organizing your content to improve navigation and user experience on your WordPress website.

Creating a new category

Assigning the Featured Category to the Featured Blog Post

Now, it’s crucial to assign a category to your featured blog post. Navigate to the backend editor of your desired blog post. In the settings on the side, find the option to

Assigning the featured category to a featured blog post in Divi ensures that your chosen category is highlighted prominently.

Assigning the Featured Category to the Featured Blog Post

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Setting the Featured Category in the Blog Module

In the first module, navigate to the Included Categories section and select the checkbox next to the featured category. This setting ensures that only the single blog post assigned to this category will appear in the first module.

You can effectively set the featured category in the Blog module in Divi, showcasing specific categories of blog posts on your Divi website.

Setting the Featured Category in the Blog Module

Final Thoughts:

Featuring blog posts in Divi not only enhances the visual appeal of your website but also strategically directs attention to your most valuable content. Whether you choose to highlight your latest updates or spotlight specific articles, Divi offers versatile tools to cater to your preferences.

By following the methods outlined in this guide, you can effectively customize your blog layout to ensure that featured posts capture the interest of your audience. Utilizing Divi’s post offset feature allows you to control the sequence in which posts appear, optimizing engagement with your content.

Remember, the key to successful blog management lies in balancing creativity with functionality. Take advantage of Divi’s capabilities to create a dynamic and engaging blog page that reflects your unique style and effectively communicates your message.

Whether you’re new to blogging or looking to refine your existing strategies, mastering these techniques will empower you to make the most of Divi’s powerful features. Enhance your blog’s visibility, engage your readers, and transform your website into a compelling platform for sharing meaningful content.

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