How to Create a Compact Testimonial Slider for a Header in Divi | Elegant Themes Blog

Adding testimonials to your site is an effective way to boost the credibility of your business (or brand) and build trust with visitors. A testimonial slider is a convenient tool for showcasing testimonials all in one place. With this in mind, it makes sense to add a compact testimonial slider to your header so those testimonials are one of the first things the user sees when visiting your site.

In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to create a compact testimonial slider for showcasing short testimonials in the header of your website. To do this, we are going to modify Divi’s Slider Module in a fun and unique way.

Let’s get started!

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Import the Layout to the Divi Library

To import the section layout to your Divi Library, navigate to the Divi Library.

Click the Import button.

In the portability popup, select the import tab and choose the download file from your computer. It will be the JSON file named “divi-short-testimonial-slider-module-layout.json”.

Then click the import button.

Once done, the section layout will be available in the Divi Builder.

Import the Header Template to the Divi Theme Builder

If you want to import the header template with the compact testimonial slider added to the header, you will need to navigate the Divi > Theme Builder.

Then use the portability icon at the top right of the page to import the JSON file. It will be the file named “divi-short-testimonial-slider-header-template.json”.

Let’s get to the tutorial, shall we?

What You Need to Get Started

To get started, you will need to do the following:

After that, you will have a blank canvas to start designing in Divi.

How to Create a Compact Testimonial Slider in Divi

Add New Row and Slider Module

To start, add a one-column row to the section.

Then add a slider module to the row.

Edit Slide

Under the slider settings, delete the second default slide under the content tab and then click to edit the settings of the remaining slide.

Slide Content

Under the content tab of the slide settings, update the following:

Once done, save the slide settings.

Update Slider Settings

Duplicate Slide and Hide Controls

After updating the first slide with content, duplicate that slide to create one or more additional slides.

Then, under the Elements option group, hide the slider controls by updating the following:

Update Background for All Slides

Next, we are going to add a background that will be used for all slides. This background will include a background gradient and background image styling (for when/if you add an author background image to an individual slide).

To add the background, update the following:

It is important to note that we are not adding a background image here. We are only adding the size, position, and blend mode for the image that will be used by an individual slide. It is easier to add it here rather that having to add the same styling to each slide separately. Later, we will show you how to add images to the individual slides.

Slider Design Settings

Under the design tab, update the following:

Title Text
Body Text
Padding and Automatic Animation

Then update the spacing of the slider so that it is compact and set the automatic animation speed that you want for the slider.

Custom CSS

Under the advanced tab, add the following custom CSS to update the style of each slider element (Title, Button, and Arrows)

Slide Title

This will make sure the Slide Title won’t create a line break on smaller screens.

Slide Button

This gives the button an absolute position so that it sits nicely under the Title and to the right of the slide, making the slider even more compact.

Slide Arrows

This simply makes the slider navigation arrows smaller to fit the compact slider size.

Tip: Add Same Background Color to Column For Smoother Slide Transitions

Currently, the animation of each slide will have animate the background-color along with the slide content, to keep the background from showing this animation, we can give the same background color to the column so that the transition is smoother.

To do this, open the settings for the slider’s parent column and add the following background color:

Adding Author Background Images to a Slide

If you want to include an author background image for a slide, you can do this by adding a background image to each slide.

Once you add the background image to the slide, the background image will inherit the styles already in place under the slider (not slide) settings.

Check out the final result.

Adding the Compact Testimonial Slider to a Header Template

Saving the Module to the Divi Library

Before we can add the compact testimonial slider to a global header, we must first save the module to the Divi Library.  You can do this by hovering over the slider module and clicking “Save to Library” icon. Then give the layout a name and click the “Save to Library” button.

Adding the Compact Testimonial Module Layout to a Header Template

Edit the Custom Header

Once the new testimonial slider module has been saved to the library, we are ready to add it to a custom header.

Navigate to Divi > Theme Builder, then click to edit the custom header for the template.

Insert Saved Testimonial Slider Module Layout from Library

In the header layout editor, click to add the compact testimonial slider module where you want it to be displayed.

In the Insert Module modal, select the Add From Library tab. Find the compact testimonial slider you previously saved to the library and select it.

Once it is loaded, save the changes.


Final Thoughts

A testimonial slider is a convenient way to showcase all of your customer’s testimonials in one place, and it also makes sense to have the compact slider in your header so those insights are one of the first things users see when landing on your site. In this tutorial, we showed you how simple it is to create a Divi-based testimonial slider that can be used across any Divi-based website with some minimal copy changes. If you need help with setting up or tweaking this design for yourself, contact KERBCO Web Services today!


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