My name is Gonzalo de la Campa and as always for me it is an honor to write in this wonderful blog of Fernando.
To the mess …
Elegant Themes makes continuous improvements in Divi just like the big Formula 1 teams do in their cars. I put this example because I have always felt that betting on Elegant Themes and Divi was betting on a great team.
In fact we have gone from version 3.0 to version 3.8 in 3 months (from March to June). Imagine the speed of the improvements. Amazing
It will be harder and harder to find updated Divi online courses since the updates are going at a dizzying pace, but that's what the profs are, to give us the batteries and try to give it all chew so that it is as easy as possible.
Girl, that the thing advances that is an outrage 😉
So to make it easier for you to find out about all of them I'll summarize here the latest improvements that have had to do with issues of speed, simplicity and productivity when it comes to designing your website.
and now … to the mess … as Jack said … we go in parts:
In this post I am going to talk about 3 improvements in terms of productivity with Divi:
- The new tool of Fluid Styles
- The new utility of the Filters by Divi
- The wonderful right button (and its novelties)  Divi Quick Access to go direct to edit what we want
- Divi WorkFlow : To create new pages easily
- Go back in the version de Divi (security improvement)
1. Saves a lot of time with the new tool from Fluid Styles
Divi now allows to copy all design modifications from one module to another even more quickly and easily.
But not only among modules also between rows and sections.
To give you an idea, if when designing you are making a Price table for example and in a column you apply styles, colors, shadows … then with a simple click you can apply everything to the other columns.
Or for example if you use a background in a section and you want to apply it to a module, row or another section … you do not have to go to that new one section and enter the settings to put that background, directly copies the style and ready.
You can also do it to a set of styles that you have done or only to one in particular such as titles, colors, etc.
If you are one of those who are too lazy to read, do not worry … here is a video of my YouTube channel where I explain it step by step:
2. Find more easily all your modifications with the Filters
Another of the best features of the latest versions of Divi are the Filters.
As usual in the top-of-range visual layouters allow you to change a lot of things (colors, texts, borders, animations, shadows, margins …) with so many options, usability is vital so as not to get lost and get involved in a sea of adjustments and options.
In Divi they have made it very easy with the ] Filters .
Now when you enter a section, row or module, you no longer need to browse all the options to see which ones you have modified, simply click on the filters button and it will show you only the ones you've played.
You can also see the content settings or the responsive ones independently.
But better I'll explain in another of my videos that I've prepared for you and for my followers of my Youtube channel. And of course for my students of my Divi 3 in 1 course which is where they have my support and all the tutorials ordered and updated.
3. The wonderful right button (and its news).
Undoubtedly of these 3 news of productivity with Divi this is the one I like the most . Although the right button is something that has already been several years in Divi, has incorporated these themes of the styles within the utilities that were previously brought.
If you removed the right button in Windows for example … you did the damn ?
Well, with Divi the same thing happens, the day you use it, you can not live without it.
So I do not understand why other visual builders do not put their batteries and copy Divi in this, because it improves usability and saves time when designing that you do not see.
With the right button of Divi we can do many things like:
- Test A / B (no need of plugins or bagpipes )
- Disable content (so they do not show on mobile …)
- Lock content (so it does not get deleted)
- Copy styles (and paste all the settings wherever you want)
- Copy modules … (and paste them elsewhere on the page)
But you have another video or my YouTube channel because if a picture is worth a thousand words, a video more than a million hehe
4. Divi Quick Access to go direct to edit what we want
This improvement will help us a lot.
Now when you move the mouse over a module and click on the pencil it will take you directly to where those settings are for that you do not have to look in the options palette.
So cool is this novelty that Fernando has made an exclusive post about it that you can see here: Divi Quick Access, the visual layout as it always should have been
Although a picture is worth a thousand words, look and enjoy. In addition it can also be the other way around, by passing with the mouse through the options palette it tells you what is modified evisually in the module.
5. Divi WorkFlow: To create new pages easily
To me personally this update I like a lot for 2 things:
- It helps to see in an easy way that 3 things you can do each time you create a new page:  Customize it from scratch
- Import a predefined design
- Clone an existing page
Also if you do not want to appear you can go to the options of the visual constructor and make it every time you create a new page, by default go directly to one of those 3 options without giving you to choose:
6. Back to an earlier version of Divi (security improvement)
One of the most frustrating things in WordPress and I would dare say that in the computer world in general, is when you update something and update … ZAS, it is jod … something or part of what used to work properly.
The WordPress world is so wonderful that we have more plugins, more themes, more updates and improvements to the WordPress core and a bigger community, more developers, etc.
That also means that as on your website you have plugins and theme of different developers sometimes when updating you can find some incompatibility between theme and one of your plugins, especially if you have any that is from a developer unreliable, that does not offer support or that does not update the plugin as WordPress updates progress.
Well, from version 3.6 of Divi, if you ever update it and it breaks down go, Divi incorporates a wonderful button in DIVI> TOPIC OPTIONS> UPDATES> ROLLBACK TO THE PREVIOUS VERSION that will go back to the version you had of Divi before updating.
So from version 3.6 of Divi you can be calmer that if something goes wrong in your web you can go back and recover the previous version of Divi just in one click. Of course, you can not go back to versions before 3.6. This is from now on.
Having said that, my recommendation is that you always wait a few days before updating but in plugins and themes … because if there are any errors, they usually fix it after removing the update and if you are one of those who update after 15 days for example, you make sure that the errors they have been able to find are possibly already solved.
So nothing, if for me Divi is one of the most WordPress insurance for its role editor, for being audited by the Sucuri company, for being able to block modules … now we also have the security of being able to return to an earlier version of Divi if something goes wrong and to avoid some other pain of head 😉
Well, I hope you liked it and all this will help you design more and better with Divi.
I wait for you down here in the comments to chat while we take a virtual straw, well, in fact I am m s de vinito que de cerveza, jeje
A big hug, Gonzalo.
Guest author: Gonzalo de la Campa
- For a few years he has been working on web design on his website of www.paginaswebempresas.es
- It also has a SEO positioning agency in Google www.agenciaseoysem.com
- It is also dedicated to giving WordPress courses Online with Divi at www.cursowp-online.com
- And finally help people who want to start online with their Premium Program www.emprendit .online with a course that in addition to training includes premium website, SEO positioning, maintenance, hosting … In the latter has collaborated Fernando Tellado and many other great professionals such as Joan Boluda, Diego Artola, Victor Campuzano, Antonio G, Elsa, Maite and Laura López, Isa and Juanmi etc.