In this blog post, we will be learning how to create awesome looking testimonials using the Slider module within the DIVI theme.

This blog post was inspired by the Elegant theme tutorial on Making Testimonials Using Slider Within Divi. 

Testimonials are, without a doubt, a vital part of every website selling products or services. They provide your website with the social proof and credibility people need to form a positive impression about your company and/or product.

In Divi, we have the Testimonial Module that specifically helps you showcase testimonials in a beautiful way. However, using the Testimonial Module isn’t the only way to go. You can, for instance, use the Slider Module to showcase testimonials as well.

In this post, we’re going to show you how to recreate a beautiful section that includes a Slider Module with testimonials. To follow along with this tutorial, the only things you’ll need are Divi’s built-in options and portrait images of the people who are putting the good word about your brand out there.

Result

Before we dive into the tutorial, let’s take a quick look at the example we’ll recreate, step by step, on different screen sizes.

On Tablet

On Mobile

Start Recreating the Example

Add a New Standard Section

Background Color

The first you’ll need to do after adding a standard section to a new or existing page is choose ‘#e7e0d6’ as the background color of that section.

Spacing

Then, move on to the Design tab and add the following custom padding to your section to increase the distance between the beginning and ending of the section and the row we’ll add next:

  • Top: 100px
  • Right: 0px
  • Bottom: 100px
  • Left: 0px

Add a New Row

Column Structure

Once you’ve finished editing your section, add a new row to it with the following column structure:

Background Color

Without adding any modules yet, open the row settings and add ‘#fcfaf2’ as the background color.

Column 2 Background Color

Scroll down the same tab and give your second column the ‘#a2eaf2’ background color.

Sizing

Next, move on to the Design tab, open the Sizing subcategory and use the following settings to increase the width of your row and remove the space between both columns:

  • Use Custom Width: Yes
  • Custom Width: 1200px
  • Use Custom Gutter Width: Yes
  • Gutter Width: 1
  • Equalize Column Heights: Yes

Spacing

Then, open the Spacing subcategory within the Design tab and make use of the following custom padding:

  • Top, Right, Bottom & Left: 0px
  • Column 1 Bottom: 50px
  • Column 2 Bottom: 50px

Box Shadow

Lastly, select the first premade Box Shadow and make the following modifications to it:

  • Box Shadow Spread Strength: -3px
  • Shadow Color: rgba(0,0,0,0.3)

Add Text Module #1 to the First Column

Text Settings

Now that we’ve modified the row, we can start adding modules to the columns. The first module you’ll need to add to the first column is a Text Module. Once you add the content, move on to the Text subcategory within the Design tab and use the following settings for it:

  • Text Font: Allerta
  • Text Font Weight: Regular
  • Text Size: 22px
  • Text Color: #ffd870
  • Text Orientation: Left

Spacing

Scroll down the Design tab, open the Spacing subcategory and apply the following custom padding next:

  • Top Padding: 200px
  • Left Padding: 15.7%

Add Text Module #2 to the First Column

Text Settings

After adding a second Text Module to the first column, apply the following settings to the Text subcategory:

  • Text Font: Allerta
  • Text Font Weight: Regular
  • Text Size: 93px (Desktop), 70px (Tablet), 60px (Phone)
  • Text Color: #433b7f
  • Text Line Height: 1.2em
  • Text Orientation: Left

Spacing

Add ‘15%’ to the left padding of this Text Module as well.

Add Text Module #3 to the First Column

Text Settings

The last Text Module of the first column needs a center Text Orientation in the Text subcategory.

Sizing

After you’ve put the Text Orientation to left in the Text subcategory, open the Sizing subcategory and use ‘74%’ for the Width.

Spacing

Lastly, add the following values to the Spacing subcategory of this Text Module:

  • Top Margin: 50px
  • Left Padding: 15,7%

Add a Button Module to the First Column

Button Settings

The last module within the first column is a Button Module. After adding the copy and link, move on to the Design tab and use the following settings for the Button subcategory:

  • Use Custom Styles for Button: Yes
  • Button Text Size: 15px
  • Button Text Color: #000000
  • Button Background Color: #a2eaf2
  • Button Border Width: 0px
  • Button Font: Allerta
  • Font Weight: Regular

Spacing

Then, open the Spacing subcategory and add the following values:

  • Top: 30px
  • Bottom: 70px
  • Left: 15.7%

Add a Slider Module to the Second Column

Title Text Settings

Now that we’ve finished adding modules to the first column (and editing them), let’s move on to the second one. The first thing you’ll need to add to the second column is the Slider Module. We’ll use this module to showcase testimonials creatively. Before adding any sliders, we’ll modify the Slider Module in its total. These changes will apply to all the slides that will be added to this module. Go to the Design tab, open the Title Text subcategory and apply the following settings to the H2 tab:

  • Title Font: Allerta
  • Title Font Weight: Regular
  • Title Font Style: Italic
  • Title Text Alignment: Left

Body Text Settings

Then, open the Body Text Subcategory and apply the following settings:

  • Body Font: Allerta
  • Body Font Weight: Regular
  • Body Text Alignment: Left
  • Body Text Color: #ffd870

Spacing

Lastly, add ‘180px’ to the top and bottom padding within the Spacing subcategory.

Slider Content

Now that you’ve made the general changes, go ahead and add the different testimonial sliders to the module. For each one of those, use Heading field for the testimonial itself and the Content box for the name of the person testifying.

Slider Background Color Overlay

For each one of the sliders, add ‘#605550’ as the background color.

Slider Background Image

Along with the background color, add a background image and apply ‘Multiply’ for the Background Image Blend.

Add a Text Module to the Second Column

Text Settings

Now, add a Text Module right below the Slider Module you’ve created along with the following Text settings:

  • Text Font: Allerta
  • Text Font Weight: Bold
  • Text Size: 24px
  • Text Color: #3f3f3f
  • Text Line Height: 1.3em
  • Text Orientation: Left

Spacing

Lastly, add the following custom padding to this Text Module as well:

  • Top: 30% (Desktop), 20% (Tablet & Phone)
  • Bottom: 10%
  • Left: 10%

Add a Button Module to the Second Column

Button Settings

The last thing you’ll need to add to the second column is a Button Module. After adding the copy and link, modify the Button subcategory according to the following settings:

  • Use Custom Styles for Button: Yes
  • Button Text Size: 15px
  • Button Text Color: #000000
  • Button Background Color: #ffd870
  • Button Border Width: 0px

Spacing

To make the Button Module fit with the other Modules, use the following custom margin:

  • Bottom: 70px
  • Left: 10%

Result

 

Now that we’ve gone through all the steps on how to use the Slider Module creatively for testimonials, let’s take a final look at the result on different screen sizes.

 

On Desktop

On Tablet

On Mobile

Conclusion

In this blog post, we have learned how to make beautiful testimonials using the slider module within the Divi theme.

If you have any interesting topic to share, do let us know in comments.

(This blog post first appeared in the Elegant themes blog here)