The theme options panel is where you can control all of your main site functions. It’s broken down into 7 sections:
The WordPress theme customizer is where you’ll make the vast majority of your theme customizations–and there is a bucket load available. You’re probably already familiar with how the live customizer works, suffice to say, you can pretty much customize every single element within the Extra Theme. This is one of the areas where Elegant Themes has made it really easy to create a unique look for your theme.
The Module customizer is a convenient way to make global changes to specific modules within your theme. For example, changing the header size or input font size for all of the contact forms on your site can be done with one simple adjustment.
The array of options in the module customizer is just as impressive as the theme customizer. Almost everything you need or want to adjust can be.
If you’ve ever had a client or employee make unintentional changes to a website before, you’ll really appreciate the Role Editor. It’s an easy way to make sure that each user role is assigned the appropriate privileges.
There is rarely a need for an author or contributor to edit, delete or move items in the builder interface, right? By using taking just a few minutes to set up the role editor, you’ll never have to worry about having to fix a layout or re-create content that was accidentally altered or deleted.
If you’re creating multiple websites or even multiple pages within the same website, the Divi Library can really speed up your workflow. With just a few clicks you can save, load, import, or export layouts, modules, rows, or sections.
So, let’s imagine you build a lot of landing pages. The Divi Library allows you to create and save a template or section of a landing page template that you can use over and over again on any number of sites – the potential time savings is huge.
This is where Extra separates itself from the competition, and really from the Divi theme or Divi Builder in general. If you have an existing website, you’ve probably already created a few categories. Most of the time, when people create different categories on their website, they end up using the exact same template for each one. Creating a different template for each specific category is time-consuming. That is until Extra came along. Custom category based templates are now easy to create.
Located at the bottom of the Extra menu is the Category Builder and clicking on it will bring up the category layouts page.
If you’ve ever created a page or post in WordPress, things should look pretty familiar here. The process of creating your page layout is as easy as adding the desired sections, rows and modules. There are two important things to note about the category templates:
Included with the Extra theme are 10 custom Divi Builder modules. These modules allow you to create unique index page layouts for the different categories on your site. In order to really understand how much flexibility these modules provide, you need to just dive in and experiment. They can be easily customized and if you feel like delving into custom CSS, no problem, you can do that too.
Now that I’ve mentioned custom CSS, it’s worth noting some of the areas where Elegant themes have put in the effort to make the design process easier. Instead of just throwing in a single custom CSS box and calling it quits, they’ve taken the time to include individual input areas for many of the CSS elements. So, when you open up the custom CSS tab you’ll see options like “before”, “main element”, “post title”, “post meta”, “nav”, and more.
Let’s take a look at the modules that are unique to Extra: