Create a singular theme layout for EDD download items (Themer)

Use a Singular theme layout to display single download items that you've created in the Easy Digital Downloads (EDD) plugin.

  • For an introduction to how theme layouts work with the EDD plugin, see the overview article.

Here's how to create and design a theme layout for a page displaying a single download item.

Tip: It helps to have some download items created first so that you have something to preview as you design the layout in Theme Builder.


Create a Singular theme layout

  1. In the WordPress admin panel, click Builder > Theme layouts.
  2. Click the Add New button at the top of the page.
  3. Enter a title for your theme layout.
  4. Verify that Type is Theme layout and for Layout select Singular, then click Add theme layout.
    The  Edit theme layout screen will open.

Edit the Singular theme layout

  1. For Location, click Choose, then from the Downloads section choose Download.
    By default, the location will apply to all download item pages, but you can include or exclude specific pages by setting up inclusion or exclusion rules.
  2. Click Publish

Design the page

  1. Click Launch Page Builder.
  2. In the Preview as field at the top of the page, select Download, then select a particular download item, assuming you've created one already.
  3. The theme layout opens with the singular template for standard posts. To use the template for EDD to start building your page, click Templates in the upper right corner and make sure General is selected. Select the Download template, then click Replace existing layout.
  4. Build the page in Page Builder in the normal fashion, by adding and configuring modules. 
    See the next section.

EDD modules for the Singular theme layout

When you edit a Singular theme layout and have the EDD plugin installed, there's a special content group in the  Add content panel called EDD Modules. This group contains the following modules: 

  • Add to Cart Button
  • Download Description
  • Download Price
  • Download Title

These modules can be used to display the custom fields that you may have filled in when you created the download item. If you added the Download template to your page, you will see these modules in use. 

Note: The Download Image section in the EDD Edit download screen is the featured image with a different label, so it is treated as a featured image in Beaver Builder. If you use the Download template with the Singular layout, you'll notice that the download image is a Photo module with a field connection to Post featured image, as shown in this screenshot.