Please note that if you are using Divi 4.5+, Extra 4.5+ or Divi Builder 4.5+ this article is no longer relevant. The Global Defaults Editor has been replaced by Global Presets and the new article can be found here.

With the new Global Defaults update, you will be able to set site-wide module defaults right inside the Divi Builder while designing a page. It's important to note that a global default value set on a module will apply on all modules of the same type on all your pages / posts, unless the module on that page / post already has a custom value set.

Accessing The Global Defaults Modal

When you open the settings modal of a module you will now have a new button with a globe icon located at the top right / top left of the modal. Clicking on this new button will open the Global Defaults modal where you can adjust all the module's design settings. To go back to the local settings modal, click on same button which should display a green curved arrow.

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Overwriting Global Default Value

As you would expect, overwriting a global default value is as easy as adjusting the local value for that particular option. 

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New Right-Click Actions

Make Styles Default
With this action, you can set the current module's design settings as defaults with just one-click. 

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Modify Default Values
This action will open the module's defaults settings so you can quickly adjust the setting(s) that you need.

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Make Style Default
This is available inside the module's settings modal when right-clicking on an option. The action will set the given option value as the default for that module.

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Modify Default Value
Like the previous action, this is available when right-clicking on an option and it will open the Global Defaults modal and take you directly to that option.

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Resetting Global Defaults

As with local module settings in previous versions, in the Global Defaults modal you can simply right-click on the tab, the option group or the individual options and choose reset.

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Divi Builder Portability & Global Defaults

Exporting and importing layouts from one site to another is one of the most powerful and useful features in the Divi Builder. With Global Defaults, the Portability system gets even more powerful with the addition of two new options, Include Global Defaults and Apply To Exported / Imported Layout.

Include Global Defaults
Tick this option in the Portability modal before import / export to include the Global Defaults values.

Apply To Exported / Imported Layout.
This option is depended on the Include Global Defaults so it will only display if this option ticked. When you tick this, the global default values will apply locally on the layout and not globally. To apply the global default values from a layout globally (site-wide) make sure to not tick this option.

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