The Trigger Tab

The Trigger tab allows you to customize Area triggers.

๐Ÿค“ What is a trigger?

A trigger is an event that makes the Area visible. The most common trigger is a click-trigger, which displays a Popup when the user clicks on a certain button or element. Also, the timed-trigger is very popular and will display an Area a certain time after the page loaded.

In Divi Areas Pro you can choose between a set of automatic triggers that can be configured directly in the Trigger tab. There is no need to edit any other page or insert code anywhere.

However, there are times when you cannot use (or do not want to use) an automatic trigger. For those cases, you find additional details in the custom triggers section. More info on this is found below.

_Btw, the built-in Automatic Triggers are one way to trigger your Areas. Here are all options on how you can trigger an Area ._

Automatic Triggers

Only for: Popup, Fly-In, Inline Areas

This section offers an easy and flexible way to create triggers.


Trigger Rules

Allows you to define when the Area should be displayed. If you specify multiple rules, the Area will be displayed whenever one rule is true. For example: If you add a timed trigger and an exit-intent trigger, the Area will be displayed either after the delay, or when an exit-intent is detected, whichever happens first.

Read more about automatic triggers and available trigger types โ†’

Automatic Hover Triggers

Only for: Hover Areas

Similar to the section “Automatic Triggers”, but offers special options that are only available for Hover Areas.


Open Triggers

Define, when the Hover Area should be displayed. Hover Areas have fewer trigger options than other layout types.

Read more about automatic hover triggers and available trigger types โ†’

Close Trigger

Choose the event that needs to happen to close the Area again.


  • None – The Area stays open until the user clicks a close button or the Area is hidden via the JS API.
  • Outside Click – Hide the Area when the user clicks anywhere outside the Area.
  • Mouse Leave – Hide the Area when the mouse is moved outside the Area or the trigger element.

Closing Delay

For Close Trigger: Outside Click, Mouse Leave

The closing delay allows you to add a delay between the closing trigger and actually closing the Area. When the user moves the mouse back into the Area before this delay is reached, the Hover Area will stay open.


Hover Areas can be only triggered by a user interaction, like a click or mouse-enter.

๐Ÿค“ Order and Label

The order of the trigger rules has no effect. Also, the trigger label (e.g., “Exit Intent Trigger”) is ignored on the front-end. Both, the order and the label are provided for organizational purposes.

Default Conditions

For all Areas

The default conditions can deactivate (or activate) all Automatic Triggers of your Area and allow you to create highly personalized experiences.


On Device

Disable the Area on certain viewports. The available options are identical with the built-in responsive viewport options of Divi and also behave the same: They examine the windows width to determine which “device-type” is active.

By URL Param

Display the Area only when a certain URL parameter is present or absent.


Do not check any URL parameters
Display the Area when at least one of the specified URL parameters is found
Only show the Area when none of the specified URL parameters is found

When activated, you can enter multiple parameters. Each parameter is separated with a newline and can contain a parameter name, or a parameter-value pair. For example:

discount .. This handles URLs like ?discount=1 or ?discount=mytext
utm_campaign=blackfriday .. This handles every URL that contains the given parmeter and value (exact match)

Arrived from URL

This rule examines the referrer URL to display the Area only for certain visitors. There’s a number of built-in referrer rules, but you can also define a custom list of referring URLs to handle.


Do not check the Referrer
Display the Area when the visitor arrived from one of the defined referrers
Only show the Area when the visitor arrived from none of the specified referrers
Any internal page
Handles all visits that arrived from an internal link, i.e., a link from your own website.
Any external page
Handles all visits that arrived from a website that is not your domain.
A Search Engines
Handles all visits that come from any of the following search engines: Google, Bing, Yahoo, Baidu, Yandex,, Duck Duck Go.
Social Media
Handles all visits that come from any of the following social media websites: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn.
Handles all visitors that arrive from the Divi Marketplace.

Use Schedule

Define either a list of date-ranges or a weekly recurring schedule for your Area. This condition uses your servers timezone and date settings (and not the local time of the visitor).


Do not use any scheduling
Enable on Dates
Display the Area during the defined date range (or ranges)
Disable on Dates
Always show the Area, except during the defined date range (or ranges)
Weekly Schedule
Define time ranges that repeat every week to activate the Area


When a schedule is set, then the JS API will make an ajax request to your website during page load to check which Areas are enabled right now. This solution is perfectly compatible with caching plugins and also super reliable, as there is no JavaScript date/time conversion.

Custom Triggers

For all Areas

This section provides some details about custom trigger implementations.


Link triggers are special URLs which you can use in any Divi Module to trigger this Area.

CSS Triggers

This section displays different CSS classes that can be used in any Divi Module to trigger the Area either on click or on hover.


When using the JS API you can use any of the displayed commands to open the current Area.

Note, that Hover Areas might not display correctly when they are triggered via the JS API .

See all options to open an Area (with examples) โ†’

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