How to Use Different Headers for Different Templates with Divi

How to Use Different Headers for Different Templates with Divi

The Divi Theme Builder’s strongest selling point is that you can fully customize your site in just about any way that you can imagine. You can set global designs, use specific layouts and templates for particular post types, and special rules for things such as using different headers on different pages and posts. And that’s what we’re going to walk you through today. With just a few clicks, you can have different templates on your site displaying different headers. Let’s go ahead and get into it!

How to Use Different Headers with Different Templates

To begin, you will need to be in the Divi Theme Builder area of your WordPress admin dashboard. If you’re not familiar with it or new to Divi, you can find it under Divi – Theme Builder in the left-hand menu, near the bottom of the dashboard.

Create Multiple Templates

The only real requirement for this tutorial is that you have multiple templates assigned to different posts and pages using criteria in the theme builder. It doesn’t matter whether you use a Global Header or not, though. You just need to have different templates created. To do so, you will click the Add New Template button and select what specific posts or pages will use it. The theme builder allows you to create a template for as little as a single blog post, a whole category, or anything in between.

Just repeat this process for as many templates as you want to use different headers.

create templates

Create Header Layouts

Inside each theme builder template, you can create a custom Header, Footer, and Body. Each of these can be unique to the template or part of the global design of the website. Start by clicking the Add Custom Header button, and then selecting either Use Global Header, Build Custom Header, or Add From Library. If you have existing layouts imported or created, you may also copy one of those.

header creation

Assign the Header

Regardless of which way you choose to create your headers, you need to make sure they’re assigned to pages. Doing so is very easy. Simply hover over any template and click the Gear Icon. Or you can right-click the template and select Manage Template Assignments.

assign templates

Now,  you will see those assignments

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This article was written by B.J. Keeton and originally published on Elegant Themes Blog.

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