The latest update of Divi and Divi Builder has introduced a series of improvements for ] optimize the loading speed of pages created with this layout, reducing file sizes and requests .
In versions 3.0.66 of Divi and 2.0.28 of Divi Builder respectively, a series of optimizations have been added that will make that your pages created with Divi weigh less make fewer requests and, ultimately, load faster obtaining better results also in web speed analyzers .
Minimized CSS and JS files
And best of all is that as it is the same Divi who does the minimized everything will work without problems not as with some plugins that cause you to later Pages are not seen or work properly.
CSS and JS combined
As fewer queries to different files load times are reduced, up to 60% .
Combined Google sources
Also the Divi load is optimized by combining the Google sources by reducing the external requests of these external resources.
This will be especially noticeable in the pages that use several fuent it's from Google.
Look mom, no hands!
What do the improvements in this update imply?
So simple, that if you used to use a optimization plugin like Autoptimize for your site created with Divi you can save it, because the same Divi does all those optimizations by itself and without problems of visualization and operation of your pages
Does it really work?
Well yes. I've tried updating both the Divi and Divi Builder theme on pages where I previously did the optimization with Autoptimize and Divi gets the same results as the plugin, so I saved it .
Tests after updating to Divi Builder 2.0.28
Before Divi Builder 2.0.28
After updating to Divi Builder 2.0.28
Tests after updating to Divi 3.0.66
Before Divi 3.0.66
After upgrading to Divi 3.0.66
What are you waiting for?
If you already use Divi or Divi Builder, it's slow to update, and if you still do not have it here I leave you a couple of links with discount to start creating your websites with the designer that is revolutionizing WordPress.
One possible solution is that Divi does not check plugins of third parties . I usually do not recommend modifying main files of anything but yourself, decide if you use this method or another, unless you know how to do it.
To do this you must open the file wp-content / plugins / divi-builder / includes /builder/core.phpand on line 1405 you'll find this line of code:
$ third_party_plugins_active = true
Well, well you only need comment it so it does not run, like this:
// $ third_party_plugins_active = true
Increase the maximum line size
Another possible solution , which works in many situations is to add to your file .htaccess which you'll find in the same directory as the file wp-config.php , the following command:
< IfModule mod_substitute . c >
< ] / IfModule >
Limit memory consumption
If none of the above methods works, you can also apply a command to your file .htaccess in this case for Limit the consumption of memory :
I hope some of these tricks have solved your problem. If you have found another solution, you can tell us in the comments.
The subject Divi despite its relatively short history has already achieved some milestones that have made it one of the most popular and used WordPress themes .
. this infographic that has sent me Andrej Parija from DiviTheme.net a website specializing in news and tricks about Divi, we can check a bit of that story, which started in 2008 in Elegant Themes publishing 86 issues until 2013, date of the release of the first version of the Divi theme.
You already know that I really like the WordPress Divi theme, sometimes even at the expense of receiving jokes in this regard constant from some members of the community WordPress, and despite this friends 🙂
And I like it because despite its shortcomings, which have them as all subjects, is the way in which the issues will have to work, not for the developer – that too – but mainly for to facilitate and fully democratize the web creation .
Well, has just announced the countdown towards what will be <span style = "border-bottom: 1px dashed # 2980 b9; cursor: pointer; " contenteditable = "false" data-eafl-id = "80136" data-eafl-text = " Divi 3.0 " data-eafl-shortcode-id = "1" data-eafl-shortcode = "% 5Beafl % 20id% 3D80136% 20name% 3D% 22Divi% 22% 20text% 3D% 22% 3Cstrong% 3EDivi% 203.0% 3C% 2Fstrong% 3E% 22% 5D "> Divi 3.0 a theme that will change with much better the way we currently model webs.
It will have many changes but the fundamental thing is that the layout designer, the one called Constructor Divi will undergo a huge modification.
From Divi 3.0 when you are designing your website with the constructor on the cover all your changes will be seen in real time l, being able to click, drag, drop and edit the page directly, instead of formatting with the current block system .
The same layout designer, thanks to ReactJS, will be much faster, ] responsive and in addition every change you make will be shown instantly without the need to reload the page, without refreshments by Ajax.
The concept of front page layout is not new, but I know it through ReactJS, and it is not something minor because the current failure of the layout-makers that work on the cover is how it arrrrrassssstrraaaaan something that does not seem to happen with Divi + ReactJS.
Of course, all these changes , and more, will be incorporated to the constructor Divi which you can use with any subject, and to the Extra theme special for news websites.
We will see, there are 100 days to arrive At the launch of Divi 3.0 we will inform or more news. At the moment there is only what I just told you and this capture …
To keep things going, on the blog of Elegant Themes they will be publishing designs, tricks and extensions packages for Divi as of today during these 100 days that remain.
NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.
We have talked a lot about Divi and his virtues but what really makes this great theme is its visual layout, the so-called Constructor Divi from today available for use not only in the theme Divi but in any WordPress theme .
With ] more than 40 content modules that you can insert into any WordPress theme the Divi Constructor, or Divi Builder is an intuitive, visual and very easy to use mode with which create impressive dynamic content websites like Parallax effects sliders ( sliders ) of all type of content, accountants, calls to action, integration with newsletters testimony blocks, video, everything.
 Another of its marvels are the predesigned templates to create impressive web covers in a few clicks based on designs adapted to all types of webs, simply adapting the modules to your content.
Visual composer should not be used excessively but currently they have no equal at the time of – above all – designing web covers. They are not really necessary for the entries, but are fantastic for layout by clicking on the cover of your website or special pages such as the contact page or even the display of entries.
If you use visual maquettes then it is hard to go back, especially to design covers ultimately the gateway to your site, where you want to show the best of yourself and in the most visually attractive way possible, and for that the Maquetadores are unequaled, eliminating any limitation of the active theme, which usually restrict what you can add to your website and how it should look.
Come on, a blast. I have tried all or almost all the visual layouters that exist, and waiting for it to be incorporated ShortCake which would be the standardization of the management of shortcodes ] for insertion of blocks of content as do all visual layouters, of all the ones I've tried the Constructor Divi is the best by far.
There are more modules, there are more impressive ones , especially in the live layout, but for daily use the Divi Constructor has no equal by integration, shortcuts, undo levels, user profiles, template management or the copy and paste system, really fantastic.
From my point of view I think it still lacks something, and that is to release it completely free and upload it to the official directory of plugins precisely to occupy all the market share of other visual layouters is that today they are very implanted to come included in packages of premium themes, something I hope that if they are ready in Elegant Themes will not take long to do, and with that we will win all users and I think that they too.
In between, you could also adopt a great model, which would be freemium offering it for free – say – for a year and then the updates already payment, for example. Or also offer a free basic package with x modules and if you want everyone else pay a small fee. We will see, but I think that would be the way to its total implantation, because as a plugin it deserves a place of honor, for the good that it is .
What I have said, I think it is a train that you should not miss, and it's part of the present and future of WordPress, so you're slow to learn how to use visual maquedores, and Constructor Divi is a winning option .
If you want to see how nothing works better than a video …
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A few days ago came to light version 2.5 of Divi one of the most advanced and versatile topics that we can find these days, and has done with huge and interesting developments, which put it ahead of the competition many integers.
If Divi already offered a fantastic content layout experience, now, with the improvements introduced , becomes the most advanced tandem theme + layout designer improving even Visual composer the layout that is almost a standard.
The only Divica handicap versus Visual Composer currently it is that the latter is installable and adaptable to any subject, but this will not last long, since it has already announced Elegant Themes that the Divi visual designer will soon be available as a separate download for use with any r subject of the market .
So, whether you are going to use Divi or not, I think it is worth reviewing all the features it incorporates, including the news of Divi 2.5 .
Visual layout designer
Visual composer the latter the most widely implemented, which offer everything, but none as well and as fantastic and simple as the divi visual layout .
The only "but", at the moment, is that we can only use it with the Divi theme, but this will soon be a thing of the past, and in a short time we will see that many of the themes that today are delivered with Visual Composer included, will soon be adapted to Divi, without a doubt.
In the following screenshot you can see how the Divi Constructor has replaced the default WordPress editor, incorporating rows, columns and blocks of dynamic content to
Actions of right click
This, although it seems silly, is something that other visual dockers do not offer, and it does that the work flow or much faster and, consequently, more natural the use of the Constructor to model your content.
In any element of the model you can right click and, in this way, perform the most common actions for the elements of the
Actions so far complicated in visual layout, or sometimes difficult to find, such as copying a module or a row of modules, you can copy and paste them at the click of a mouse, or save an entire section in your personal library of modules, to reuse them in other contents.
Not only do we have a right click, but Divi allows you to use keyboard shortcuts, and not strangers, but those that you usually use to copy, paste, etc, in your computer, with which the integration of the Constructor with a way of working is total.
This, that should be normal, n or you have it available, not in visual layout templates, but in any other web management and creation element that is out there.
You can copy and paste, cut as you usually do with your keyboard, save changes with the ENTER key, undo them with Control + Y (command key on Mac), use the ESC key to exit the settings of a module, everything.
Copy and paste
] And if that was not enough, you can also copy and paste with ease, and best of all: you can copy and paste modules between different pages, not only on the same page you are designing. It's that easy and effective
User permission management
Something that you will not find out there in other layout models, and should be a basic one, is the management of user permissions, to define what user profile will be able to layout and what will be able to layout.
For example, you can define that the user with author profile can create rows and add text modules, but not images, or whatever you want, the possibilities are endless, and like everything in Divi very easy to use.
Change history – Undo
At any time you can undo a change in a module while making models, but in addition, in the upper part of the constructor you have an icon with the history of the last changes, being able to undo any of the ones that you have made lately, or redo it .
A joy that, again, you will not find out there.
Elements inactive and blocked
It has crazy, it is the best idea they have had in Elegant Themes with version 2.5 of Divi. I mean that, until now, in any visual layout, if you wanted to eliminate a module a series of modules, an entire section with its corresponding modules, but you could need them later, you had to irremediably store the entire model in your library personal
But ah friend !, with the new Divi you can deactivate elements, rows, sections, whatever, with a simple right click so that they will remain there, for later use, but will not be loaded on your website.
One more step is to block items, or entire sections too, so that they can only modify that part of the model those user profiles that you have configured so they can not do it. A great way for your content authors to add content but not touch what should always be there.
Of course, as always, you can save any part of the model in your private library for later reuse and save time for the time to enter items you use often with custom settings.
Integration into the Customizer
Divi is fully integrated into the WordPress Customizer, so you can configure your custom settings from this common element of WordPress, from which you will access all your possible settings.
Special review deserves integration in the Customizer of the configuration and modification of all the elements of Divi, to be able to adjust quickly and visually every aspect of Divi (never better said) at the same time that you see how it will look on your website.
In addition to all the above, the new Divi Constructor incorporates the preview without leaving it. What does this mean? Well now, when creating or modifying any module you have a way to see how it will look on your website before saving the changes, updating your page, etc.
In summary , you save a lot of steps, clicks and time.
In any module you have an icon at the bottom to access your preview …
And then, in the preview window you can see how your creation will look like, your piece of the layout, both on desktop devices and tablets and mobiles milk!
Integration with Mailchimp and Aweber
Divi also allows you to connect directly with the MailChimp and Aweber newsletter services, from the veteran ePanel, the general settings page of any Elegant Themes theme.
Then, once the services are connected, you can use the eleme Form and subscription forms connected to your preferred newsletter service
All this and much more
Divi has become what all the topics should be, and is revolutionizing the use of WordPress towards something that today seems novel and in no time will be the usual way of working in the editor, where we will not only write but also layout designers.
It's not the only subject that includes a visual layout but it's the best! And it is for many reasons, like what you just saw.
So you can do 2 things:
Wait for the Divi Constructor is available as an independent download
Come on, do not think about it or you'll be left behind …
NOTICE : this Publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.