When you install the Divi Taxonomy Helper plugin, it adds a new module called Taxonomies, which can be added to any Divi layout. This video and written documentation will guide you in how to use the module settings.
Choosing What To Display
Once you add the Taxonomies module to your layout, you will have many options to choose from for setting up the content and design. Let’s start by reviewing some of the most important settings related to the content.
Selecting The Taxonomy Terms
The first few setting are related to selecting which taxonomy terms you want to display in the module. Since all taxonomies are related to a post type, you first need to select the Post Type from the list of all available post types on your site. After that, the options in the Taxonomy Type dropdown will update accordingly.
If you want to display all the terms within the selected Taxonomy Type, then you can skip the next part. But if you only want to display specific items, then you can use the checkboxes to select the Included Taxonomy Terms.
What about dynamic content? The only place you would use this is within a post template in the Theme Builder. For example, if you place this Taxonomies module inside a template assigned to All Posts, and enable the Dynamic Taxonomies In Current Post setting, then the module will only display the categories which are associated with the post.
Choosing Your Display Options
You can also define in which order you want the taxonomy terms to display. You can Order By criteria such as Title, Post Count, or Random. If you want, you can also adjust the Order by choosing Ascending or Descending.
Count & Pagination
If you have a large number of items, and you want to limit their display, you can set the Taxonomy Terms Count and also enable Show Pagination (in the Elements toggle). These settings work together. Note that there are no pagination design settings, and this was feature will not be used much and was not a priority for the plugin launch.
Number Of Columns
Don’t forget to adjust the number of columns! You can choose from 1-6 columns for the taxonomy terms, depending on your preference. Be sure to adjust this number per device using the responsive settings (Desktop/Tablet/Phone tabs), otherwise it could look pretty bad on small screens.
Show Or Hide Elements
The module gives you plenty of settings to control what you want to display. Some of these are on by default, such as Show Title and Show Images. But if you want, you can turn off the images, then a new setting will appear called Use Icons. This feature allows you to then select an icon to be associated with each of the taxonomy terms. So instead of adding images in WordPress to each term, you can add an icon right here in the module in the Design tab in the Icons toggle. You can also enable Show Post Count to display the number of posts that are within each taxonomy term. And if you write a description in the taxonomy term (when editing it to add the image), this text can be displayed with Show Description. Think of it like an excerpt for the taxonomy. And last but not least, you can use the Show Button setting to show a button that links to the taxonomy page. Be sure to customize the button text to make it relevant to your situation.
Design Everything Your Way
Over in the Design tab, you will find everything you need to customize and style this grid of taxonomy terms. Easily style and customize the title, post count, and description text with all the standard font and text settings that you are familiar with in Divi. Adjust the spacing, colors, borders, and box shadows around and within the taxonomy terms, images, icons, and buttons. Everything you expect in a Divi module is here for your convenience.