Slim Divi Optin Form Module Layout

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Divi 3.4 Slim Optin Module

In version 3.4 Divi introduced a new html markup for its Optin Module. With the new structure the previously custom-styled forms may not look as you’d like. In this quick tutorial I’d like to show you what CSS you can use to change the default Optin Form into thinner and cooler version.

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Please note:
I’m not a lawyer so this is not a legal advice, BUT you don’t need any checkboxes to make your signup form GDPR compliant. You need the subscriber’s explicit consent to send them emails, but a checkbox is not the only way to get this consent. Use your header and a phrase like “Subscribe to” to make sure it’s clear that the user is consenting to a newsletter by signing up.

1. Slim signup form with single input field

If you are going to use single e-mail field in your optin form, add a custom CSS class of dl-slim-optin1 and use this CSS code:

.dl-slim-optin1 .et_pb_newsletter_footer {
	flex-basis: 100%;
	margin-top: 0;
	font-size: 80%;
}	
.dl-slim-optin1 .et_pb_newsletter_field,
.dl-slim-optin1 .et_pb_newsletter_button_wrap {
	flex-basis:49%;
}
@media (max-width:980px) {
	.et_pb_column_4_4 .dl-slim-optin1 {
		display:block;
	}
	.dl-slim-optin1 .et_pb_newsletter_description,
	.dl-slim-optin1 .et_pb_newsletter_form {
		width: 100%;
		padding: 0;
	}
	.et_pb_column_4_4 .dl-slim-optin1 .et_pb_newsletter_description {
		margin-bottom: 10px;
		text-align:center;
	}
	.dl-slim-optin1 .et_pb_newsletter_footer {
		text-align:center;
	}
}
@media (max-width:479px) {
	.dl-slim-optin1 .et_pb_newsletter_field,
	.dl-slim-optin1 .et_pb_newsletter_button_wrap {
		flex-basis:100%;
	}
}

2. Slim signup form with two input fields

If you are going to use both e-mail and name field in your optin form, add a custom CSS class of dl-slim-optin2 and use this CSS code:

@media (min-width:981px) {
	.dl-slim-optin2 .et_pb_newsletter_description {
		width: 30%;
	}
	.dl-slim-optin2 .et_pb_newsletter_form {
		width:70%;
	}
}
.dl-slim-optin2 .et_pb_newsletter_field,
.dl-slim-optin2 .et_pb_newsletter_button_wrap {
	flex-basis:32.5%;
}
.dl-slim-optin2 .et_pb_newsletter_footer {
	margin-top:0;
}
.dl-slim-optin2 .et_pb_module_header {
	padding-bottom:0; 
}
@media (max-width:980px) {
	.et_pb_column_4_4 .dl-slim-optin2 {
		display:block;
	}
	.dl-slim-optin2 .et_pb_newsletter_description,
	.dl-slim-optin2 .et_pb_newsletter_form {
		width: 100%;
		padding: 0;
	}
	.et_pb_column_4_4 .dl-slim-optin2 .et_pb_newsletter_description {
		text-align:center;
		margin-bottom:10px;
	}
	.dl-slim-optin2 .et_pb_newsletter_footer {
		text-align:center;
	}
}
@media (max-width:600px) {
	.dl-slim-optin2 .et_pb_newsletter_field {
		flex-basis:49%;
	}
	.dl-slim-optin2 .et_pb_newsletter_button_wrap {
		flex-basis:100%;
	}
}
@media (max-width:479px) {
	.dl-slim-optin2 .et_pb_newsletter_field{
		flex-basis:100%;
	}
}

3. Slim signup form with three input fields

If you are going to use all of the default Divi Optin Module fields: first name, last name and e-mail field in your optin form, add a custom CSS class of dl-slim-optin3 and use this CSS code:

.dl-slim-optin3 .et_pb_newsletter_field,
.dl-slim-optin3 .et_pb_newsletter_button_wrap {
  flex-basis:24.5%;
}
.dl-slim-optin3 .et_pb_newsletter_footer {
  margin-top:0;
}
.et_pb_column_4_4 .dl-slim-optin3 {
  display:block;
}
.dl-slim-optin3 .et_pb_newsletter_description,
.dl-slim-optin3 .et_pb_newsletter_form {
  width: 100%;
  padding: 0;
}
@media (max-width:800px) {
  .dl-slim-optin3 .et_pb_newsletter_field,
  .dl-slim-optin3 .et_pb_newsletter_button_wrap {
    flex-basis:49%;
  }
  .et_pb_column_4_4 .dl-slim-optin3 .et_pb_newsletter_description {
    margin-bottom:10px;
  }
}
@media (max-width:479px) {
  .dl-slim-optin3 .et_pb_newsletter_field,
  .dl-slim-optin3 .et_pb_newsletter_button_wrap {
    flex-basis:100%;
  }
}

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26 Comments

  1. Stewart

    Great stuff! Just one thing, is there a way of reducing the width of the sign up button in comparison to the fields?

    Reply
  2. alain

    This is really great Ania. I had look for this several time. I have a small glitch when i pass under 980px.. fields does not show align well. In dev mode on chrome it look ok but in reality no. Any idea how to fix that Ania??

    http://joseebouchard.com/nouvelle-page-daccueil-2/

    pw: dev

    Reply
    • Ania Romańska

      Hi, please try adding a min-width property in this part of CSS:

      .dl-slim-optin2 .et_pb_newsletter_field, .dl-slim-optin2 .et_pb_newsletter_button_wrap {
          flex-basis: 32.5%;
          min-width: 32.5%;
      }
      Reply
      • Alain

        It worked like a charm Ania! One question still remaining. Why do you use flex-basis? I tried without it, only with min-width and it doesn’t seems to make any difference?

        By the way, are you giving or selling css formation?

  3. Armin

    Hi,

    where do I have to put the CSS Code? In the Divi Theme Options?

    And the CSS Class “dl-slim-optin2” in the Optin module?

    Thanks a lot, Armin

    Reply
    • Ania Romańska

      Hi Armin, Yes and yes – theme options and optin module advanced tab.

      Reply
      • Armin

        Hi Ania, thanks for advice. It works for Laptop & Mobile – but on Tablets it looks weird. Any idea?

  4. NICOLE D JOHNSON

    This was perfect…I’ll use this on several of my sites…this is the best solution I’ve seen yet!! Thanks!

    Reply
  5. Alex

    Finally!
    After checking dozens of solutions out there including elegant theme’s blog itself finally yours did the job!
    Big five star Ania!

    You saved me from installing Bloom!
    Thanks for spreading good stuff around the web.

    Reply
  6. Rob Wood

    Hi

    I have just tried using your slim opt and it looks lovely, but for some reason the Field and Button are sitting on top of each other?

    Rather than side by side, see here: https://www.screencast.com/t/u8PqD5BH

    Would you be able to point out my error?

    Thanks

    Reply
    • Ania Romańska

      Hi Rob,
      It’s hard to say without the link, but you might need to add some !important tags to the CSS to make it right.

      Reply
  7. Clinton Gorham

    The code (optin3) isn’t working properly. It basically looks exactly like optin1.

    Reply
  8. Evan Courtney

    On Divi visual builder I am seeing the input fields, but on the live site they are gone. Any idea?

    Reply
    • Ania Romańska

      It’s most likely because you haven’t connected the module with any mailing list.

      Reply
  9. Lorenzo

    Wow very interesting

    Reply
  10. edoos

    Where do we need to add the custom class?

    On the section, Row or module ?

    Reply
    • Ania Romańska

      The custom CSS class should be assigned to an Email Optin module.

      Reply
  11. Osmond

    Love this – what a better one the one I had mocked up.

    One issue on my WooCommerce page for a product, it’s broken. Looks not to be pulling the CSS through. Works on any page above product level – I have added this to the footer.

    Any ideas?

    Reply
  12. Victor

    This is a keeper! However, I’m really surprised that Divi doesn’t offer this design as an “out of the box” option.

    Reply
  13. Sheila

    This is brilliant! I spent quite some time trying to help someone get their divi theme to do this. And then they spent time with Divi support and your email came out several days later. I just implemented it on another site and it’s brilliant! Thank You!

    Reply
  14. David

    Just looked at one of my older client sites today and realised my original slim optin css was broken. This saved me, and it looks better than it ever did.

    Thank a lot!

    Reply
  15. Caelan Huntress

    Good stuff! I’ve been looking for an alternative to Bloom, and this is just the ticket.

    Reply
    • Rafa

      I agree, with this wonderfull CSS and the Divi optin option don´t need to add another plugin

      Reply
      • Rafa

        The email optin error message is not translated…
        Any idea?

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