How to Create a Sticky Header with Divi’s Sticky Options

How to Create a Sticky Header with Divi’s Sticky Options

The way we use the Divi Theme Builder when setting up a website has sped up our workflow and made everything easier. Although we were able to create customized headers from day one ever since the Divi Theme Builder came out, one thing has been requested continuously, which is being able to create a sticky header without using additional code. With Divi’s new sticky options, creating a sticky header has become easier than ever. The sticky settings Divi provides will effortlessly help you turn any design element sticky and assign custom styles to a sticky state, which results in endless design and user experience possibilities.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to create a sticky header that contains the following:

  • The header we’re creating has a top header bar + a menu bar
  • We’re turning the section containing the menu bar sticky when you pass by it, as soon as you go back to the top, the header bar appears again
  • We’re changing the sticky section’s (and its elements) design styles once the section is turned sticky

Let’s get to it!

Preview

Before we dive into the tutorial, let’s take a quick look at the outcome across different screen sizes.

Desktop

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Mobile

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1. Building The Header Element Structure Inside a New Header Template

Create New Global Header Template

Go to the Divi Theme Builder and start building a new global or custom header.

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Section #1 Settings

Gradient Background

Once inside the template editor, we’ll start by building the element structure of our header. In part two of this tutorial, we’ll focus on applying the different sticky settings to complete our sticky header design. Inside the template editor, you’ll notice a section. Open that section and apply a gradient background.

  • Color 1: #ffba60
  • Color 2: #ffd6a0
  • Gradient Direction: 90deg
  • Start Position: 50%
  • End Position: 50%

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Spacing

Remove all default top and bottom padding next.

  • Top Padding: 0px
  • Bottom Padding: 0px

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Add New Row

Column Structure

To create our top header bar, we’ll add a new row to our section using the following column structure:

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Sizing

Without adding any modules yet, open the row settings and modify the sizing settings as follows:

  • Use Custom Gutter Width: Yes
  • Gutter Width: 1
  • Width: 95%
  • Max Width: 2580px

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Spacing

Add some custom top and bottom padding too.

  • Top Padding: 15px
  • Bottom Padding: 15px

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Main Element CSS

And to make sure the columns remain next to each other on smaller screen sizes, we’ll add one line of CSS code to the row’s main element in the advanced tab.

display: flex;

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Add Social Media Follow Module to Column 1

Add Social Networks of Choice

Time to add modules, starting with a Social Media Follow Module in column 1. Add the social networks of your choice along with their corresponding links.

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Remove Each Social Network’s Background Color

Continue by removing each one of the social network’s background colors individually.

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Icon Settings

Then, go back to the general module settings and change the icon color in the design tab.

  • Icon Color: #26333a

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Spacing

Add some top margin too.

  • Top Margin: 5px

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Add Button Module to Column 2

Add Copy

In column 2, the only module we need is a Button Module. Add some copy of your choice.

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Add Link

Add a link next.

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Button Alignment

Then, move on to the design tab and change the button alignment.

  • Button Alignment: Right

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Button Settings

We’re styling the button too.

  • Use Custom Styles For Button: Yes
  • Button Text Size: 14px
  • Button Text Color: #26333a
  • Button Border Width: 2px
  • Button Border Color: #26333a
  • Button Border Radius: 0px

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  • Button Letter Spacing: 4px
  • Button Font Weight: Bold
  • Button Font Style: Uppercase
  • Show Button: Yes

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Spacing

And we’ll complete the module settings by adding some top and bottom padding to the spacing settings.

  • Top Padding: 10px
  • Bottom Padding: 10px

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Add Section #2

Gradient Background

Add another regular section right below the previous one. This section will be dedicated to our menu and will be turned sticky in the second part of this tutorial. Once you’ve added the section, apply a gradient background.

  • Color 1: #ffffff
  • Color 2: #f7f7f7
  • Gradient Type: Linear
  • Gradient Direction: 90deg
  • Start Position: 25%
  • End Position: 25%

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Spacing

Move on to the section’s design tab and remove all default top and bottom padding.

  • Top Padding: 0px
  • Bottom Padding: 0px

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Add New Row

Column Structure

Continue by adding a new row to the section using the following column structure:

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Sizing

Move on to the row’s design tab and change the sizing settings as follows:

  • Use Custom Gutter Width: Yes
  • Gutter Width: 1
  • Max Width: 2580px

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Spacing

Remove all default top and bottom padding next.

  • Top Padding: 10px
  • Bottom Padding: 10px

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Add Menu Module to Column

Select Menu

Then, add a Menu Module to the row’s column and select a dynamic menu of your choice.

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Upload Logo

Upload a logo next.

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Remove Background Color

Then, remove the module’s default white background color.

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Menu Text Settings

Move on to the design tab and style the menu text settings too.

  • Menu Font Weight: Bold
  • Menu Text Color: #002d4c
  • Menu Text Size: 15px
  • Menu Letter Spacing: 4px
  • Text Alignment: Right

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Dropdown Menu Text Settings

Then, make some changes to the dropdown menu settings.

  • Dropdown Menu Background Color: #ffffff
  • Dropdown Menu Line Color: #002d4c

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Icons Settings

Along with the icons settings.

  • Shopping Cart Icon Color: #002d4c
  • Search Icon Color: #002d4c
  • Hamburger Menu Icon Color: #002d4c

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Sizing

And complete the module settings by adding a logo max height to the sizing settings.

  • Logo Max Height: 60px

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2. Apply Custom Sticky Effects

Turn Section #2 Sticky

Now that we have created the element structure of our header, it’s time to turn our second section sticky and change the design style of it and its elements in a sticky state. Open the second section’s settings and move on to the advanced tab. There, go to the scroll effects settings and apply the following sticky options:

  • Sticky Position: Stick to Top
  • Sticky Top Offset: 0px
  • Bottom Sticky Limit: None
  • Offset From Surrounding Sticky Elements: Yes
  • Transition Default and Sticky Styles: Yes

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Change Section’s Gradient Background in Sticky State

Now that our section has been turned sticky, an additional option will appear inside our section, row and module settings; the sticky option. When you click this icon, you’ll be able to create an alternative style for the element you’ve selected while in a sticky state. We’re going to combine a couple of these sticky design settings to customize the look and feel of our sticky header on scroll. Start by going to the second section’s background settings and apply the following sticky gradient background:

  • Color 1: #26333a
  • Color 2: #1e272f

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Stretch Row in Sticky State

Next, we’ll open the row containing the Menu Module and we’ll modify the width in a sticky state.

  • Width: 95%

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Remove Row Padding in Sticky State

We’re removing the sticky top and bottom padding of our row too.

  • Top Padding: 0px
  • Bottom Padding: 0px

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Change Menu Text Color in Sticky State

Next, we’ll change the menu text color in a sticky state.

  • Menu Text Color: #ffbd68

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Change Menu Icon Colors in Sticky State

Along with the icon colors.

  • Shopping Cart Icon Color: #ffffff
  • Search Icon Color: #ffffff
  • Hamburger Menu Icon Color: #ffffff

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Remove Logo Height in Sticky State

And last but not least, we’ll change the logo max height to zero in a sticky state. This will remove the logo from our header entirely once the section’s sticky settings are enabled. That’s it! Make sure you save all Divi Theme Builder changes once you’ve completed your header design and preview it on your website.

  • Logo Max Height: 0px

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Preview

Now that we’ve gone through all the steps, let’s take a final look at the outcome across different screen sizes.

Desktop

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Mobile

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Final Thoughts

In this post, we’ve shown you how to create a sticky header using Divi’s Theme Builder and sticky options. As soon as the section containing our menu is turned sticky, we’re applying custom styles as well. These options are made possible by the new Divi sticky options that provide you with countless possibilities to improve the user experience and design you create. You were able to download the global header template for free as well! If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment in the comment section below.

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