Here is a brand new and desired plugin for Divi WordPress theme called “Divi Blog Extras”. The goal of this plugin which works on top of Divi theme is to add an additional module in the library for generating beautiful category pages. This module can be used like the native blog module and included on a page or page using page builder and generate blog layouts as selected by users.

We developed this plugin because we wanted users who create websites using Divi theme to have more options to style their blog archive pages and to go beyond the standard layouts. Here is how the standard Divi category pages looks like

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After the application of Divi BLog Extras, this is what can be achieved for the category pages.

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This beautiful transformation of the category archive pages can give a very balanced look and feel to high design oriented sites. In order to implement these category layouts on a website (either existing or new website), here is what that need to be done. First we need to download the plugin from developer’s website. Download is at the end of this post.

Once the plugin is downloaded, it can be uploaded to the site using standard plugin upload method from WordPress dashboard.
Divi Blog Extras Divi Category and Blog Layout

 

Once the plugin is downloaded, we need to visit the Install plugin page and browse the plugin to install it.
Divi Category and Blog Layout

 

You can double check if the plugin in activated. It should be on the list of plugins as shown in the screenshot.
Divi Blog Extras Divi Category and Blog Layout

 

Next step is to go to any page and load DIVI page builder. It is like using the standard DIVI builder for inserting module. We can chose a column as per our requirement. We recommend full width of 3/4 layout for best look and feel. Once layout is set, we need to hit Insert Module.
Divi Category and Blog Layout

 

Divi Blog Extras Plugin adds a module with a name “Divi Blog Extras” and it can be found on the Insert Module page of Divi page builder.
Divi Category and Blog Layout

This is the most important screen of the plugin where we select the layout of our choice. Select blog layout (from the available list of layouts. In current version we have 3 layouts).
Divi Category and Blog Layout

 

Finally we are good to go and here is how the page will look like after insertion of the module. The page can be published the category archive page will be displayed as per the selected layout in the previous step.
Divi Blog Extras Divi Category and Blog Layout

This plugin can be a very good choice for web development agencies and freelancers who use Divi theme to design client sites and want to do something new for the blog archive page. More information can be found below.

 

A quick walkthrough video on how the plugin could be used.

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