Nouvelles Child Theme for Divi
Let Nouvelles and Divi help you get a multi-author news magazine site up and running quickly, with many custom blog features.
The Home Page – the Hub of Your Blog
Scrolling Recent Posts
Prominently feature your latest posts with this eyecatching scroller in the header.
The beauty of Divi is that you are not limited to a fixed layout. Nouvelles includes 7 different blog module layouts that you can mix and match to set up your home and category pages the way you want them.
Horizontal Recent Posts Blog Module Layout
This layout will show the most recent post in the selected category as a large thumbnail on the left, with the next 3 posts as smaller thumbnails on the right.
Tabbed Blog Module Layout
This layout features the horizontal layout displayed in tab form – great for showing a lot of information in a smaller space. In our example, we have a parent (‘lifestyle’) category, with the sub-categories displayed in tabs.
Vertical Blog Module Layout
Similar to the horizontal layout, this layout features the main blog image at the top, with the secondary blog images below. This allows you to give more prominence to the featured images in each category.
Slide-out Search Bar
Allow visitors to easily search your site with a handy search bar that is available in the fixed header at the top of your site at all times.
Slide Up Blog Modules
These attractive slide-up blog modules are one option you have to feature your blog posts. In our demo site, as shown here, we are featured the 5 most recent posts on the site. Hovering over the image will trigger the post excerpt to slide up into view.
Sidebar Recent Posts with Thumbnails
The WordPress default recent posts widget does not show images. Nouvelles brings you a customized version with thumbnail support, helping your content attract more attention.
While many websites no longer display sidebars, this continues to be important real estate to many blog sites. They allow you to present additional navigation options to visitors, maximizing their visit. And they allow you to feature advertising content, as seen here, newsletter signup, etc.
Two newsletter signup modules are included – one styled for the sidebar, and the other for the footer. Simply edit the modules in the Divi library to connect with your email provider and list.
Custom Blog Post Layout
Blog Like a Pro
The default Divi blog post template may not have all the bells and whistles – but we have decked it out with some great features so that you can blog like a pro!
The category (or categories) are shown at the top of the blog post, making it easy for people to find more content of interest.
In addition to categories, you can also tag your posts, and the tags will be shown at the bottom of the post content – again making it easy to help people navigate to other content that may be of interest to them. You can also include a tag cloud elsewhere on your site (we have included it in the footer).
Perfect for a multi-author blog, every post includes the author bio at the bottom, with their photo and links to their social media profiles.
Previous & Next Post Links
The unique previous and next post links feature the thumbnail image of the post in the background.
The Nouvelles theme includes two options for mega menu layouts, which include Divi modules featuring recent posts from the menu category. The Mega Menus are created using the Max Mega Menu plugin. You can learn more about Max Mega Menu plugin here.
Monetize Your Blog
Many people want to monetize their blog through posting ads – either through Google Adsense or another advertising network, or by selling ads directly. The top area of a site is often a sought after spot for advertisers. Nouvelles includes an optional Ad Space widget area below the header. You can add your ad network code to a widget in this area, or use any other widget. In our example we used the ET Advertisement widget.
Author Archives and Profile Pages
You can have a special Authors page on your site, displaying all the authors on your site who have published posts, with links to their profile page.
Each author will also get their own page on your site, with their profile and links to all their articles. Their profile (managed through the standard WordPress User admin), can also include links to their website and social media profiles. This is an added benefit that you can offer them as your authors, as it provides excellent exposure for them.
Two category page layouts are included – with 3 additional blog module and blog slider layouts. Again, you can mix and match these with the ones on the home page to make the ideal layout for your site.
The custom styled post slider module at the top of the layouts scrolls through recent posts for your chosen category.
The first layout includes a custom designed horizontal blog layout.
The second features a grid layout of posts. Please note that CSS grid layouts are new, and not supported by all browsers. Internet Explorer does not support grid layouts (the blog posts will show as full width), Edge will be getting support with the Creators Update in Fall 2017. So use this layout with caution if you need to ensure maximum browser compatibility.
Features of the Nouvelles Theme
- Custom post layout, including tag support, author bio box, previous and next post links with images
- Custom author page including author bio with social media links and excerpts of their articles
- Custom authors archive page with bios of all published authors on the site with link to their author page
- Custom archive, tag and search layouts
- Custom slide-out search box in header
- Custom scrolling ‘recent posts’ slider in header
- Optional header adspace
- Mega Menus using the Max Mega Menu plugin showing featured posts with thumbnails
- 7 different customized blog module layouts that you can mix and match to create your home and category page layouts, including posts images with slide up excerpts, and tabbed posts
- Sidebar recent posts with thumbnail images
- Easily change theme colours from within the Divi Theme Settings – no need to know how to edit a style sheet to change colours
- Easy installation with one-click install of demo content
- Comprehensive installation and setup instructions
In order to use the Nouvelles child theme, you will need the Divi parent theme for WordPress, which is not included with this product. You can purchase an annual subscription from Elegant Themes, which includes the Divi theme.
You will also need a hosted WordPress website. Nouvelles is compatible with Divi 3.0.83+. It is highly recommended that the theme be installed on a new install of WordPress.
Please note that the photos in the demo are not included in the child theme package. The child theme includes placeholder images with the correct sizing.
Once purchased, you are free to use this Child Theme for both personal and commercial use on as many sites as you like for as long as you like. You cannot resell or redistribute the theme or any of its parts to anyone else. Support is provided for 6 months from the date of purchase. The theme will continue to work without any additional payment but Divi Diva will not be responsible for any conflicts due to updates by Divi, WordPress or any third party plugins or extensions.
Please be aware that you will need an amount of experience in the Divi Theme and WordPress to take full advantage of our themes. If you intend to make customizations beyond changing colours, a reasonable knowledge of CSS is also required. Please make your decision to purchase based upon your skill level to see if our products fit your needs. Due to the nature of digital downloads, refunds are not available.
This theme makes use of the Max Mega Menu plugin. We are unable to offer support for the plugin beyond installation with the theme. Should you require support for the Max Mega Menu plugin please visit their WordPress page.