There’s so much happening in the world of Divi and it’s moving so quickly, that it’s almost impossible to get posts out quickly enough to keep folks up to date.

Theme updates, new features, free Divi Layout Packs and fabulous new innovations are coming at us thick and fast and that’s why I’ve decided to create this “Divi Theme Breaking News” post.

In this post, I’ll presents each item of Divi news in a few short paragraphs, add an explanatory video if available and provide a link to the original news item.

I’ll add new items as announcements are made, so bookmark this post and keep checking back for up-to-date Divi news.

Editor’s Note April 2018:

This post was originally published in Sept 2017 and since then there’s been lots of developments in the world of Divi.
So, I’ve republished in order to remind you what’s happening and to keep you abreast of all the latest Divi news.

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Divi 3.1 has Arrived complete with New Divi Developer API

Announced April 19, 2018
 
Divi 3.1 released with divi developer API

Divi 3.1 has just been released and it’s described by Elegant Themes as “the biggest and most ambitious update that we have tackled since the release of Divi 3.0 well over a year ago”.

This update provides a Divi with a new API for developers, which makes it easy to create custom modules that are compatible with Divi’s Visual Builder.

This new API comes with extensive documentation and tutorials, as well as a Create Divi Extension utility that will help you jumpstart your own custom Divi modules.

This update lays the foundation for a thriving development community that will greatly benefit every single Divi user as more and more third-party modules are made available.

Check out this short video for more details:


Read the original news item: Divi 3.1 Has Arrived! Introducing the New Divi Developer API
 

Free Divi Layout Packs Breaking News

Hi everyone.
I had intended to use this post for all items of Divi related breaking news, including news of all Free Divi Layout Packs, but I’ve had a change of heart.

Instead I’m going to provide both a dedicated post and a dedicated page for news of Free Divi Layout Packs and use this post for general Divi news, news of Divi discount offers and Divi feature updates.

For all the latest news on Free Divi Layout Packs check out my post: Free Divi Layouts complete with free Original Photos or to see thumbnail previews of all the packs check out my page: Free Divi Layout Packs for your Divi theme websites.

Huge 20% discounts to mark Elegant Themes’ 10th anniversary

Announced March 14, 2018
 
divi 10th anniversary discounts

Get a whopping 20% off Divi and all Elegant Themes’ themes and plugins in celebration of their 10 Year Anniversary.

This is their biggest sale of the year and it will only be available for a limited time.
Don’t miss your chance to join 437,821 happy customers and get access to Divi, the most popular WordPress theme in the world.

Hit the button below and get your 20% discount now!

Join Elegant Themes and download the Divi theme today.
Complete with a whopping 20% discount!

Introducing Better Code Editing for Divi with a fully-featured code editor

Announced February 15, 2018
When building a page using Divi, every part of every module can be customised using your own custom CSS rules.
You can also add custom code to your page and to various parts of your website using the Divi Theme Options.

Adding that custom code has just got a whole lot easier with the addition of a fully-featured code editor that makes writing and editing code less error prone and much more enjoyable.

Enhancements include syntax highlighting, error reporting, autocomplete, colour picking, multi-line select, search, find and replace and more!

Improved Code Editing For Divi! – Today we are introducing a fully-featured code editor to Divi, greatly enhancing the experience when adding custom CSS and other custom Code in the Visual Builder and Divi Theme Options.

Check out this short video for more details:


Read the original news item: Developers Rejoice! Introducing Better Code Editing For Divi
 
 

Introducing great looking Shape Dividers for Divi Sections

Announced February 8, 2018
The latest Divi feature update will allow you to add that extra bit of personal flair to your pages in the form of section shape dividers.

Shape Dividers can be placed above and below each section on your website, allowing you to easily build stunning transition effects between different parts of your page.

You can choose between 26 different shapes, each of which can be can be flipped, resized, repeated, combined and customized to create a vast array of designs.

To give you a feel for what can be created with the Divi Shape Dividers feature, check out the Shape Dividers demonstration page.

Today we are excited to introduce Shape Dividers to Divi, a brand new option that gives you the ability to add custom shapes and effects to your pages, creating dynamic transitions between blocks of content and adding that extra bit of personal flare to your website.

Check out this short video for more details:


Read the original news item: Divi Feature Update! Introducing Shape Dividers For Divi Sections
 
 

Over 140 Amazing Divi Layouts now Available from Inside the Divi Builder

Announced January 31, 2018
The latest Divi feature update gives you over 140 beautifully designed premade layouts that you can browse through and import onto your pages, without ever leaving the Divi Builder.

These layouts are organized into complete website packs that you can use to quickly jump-start your next website with just a few mouse clicks.

The layouts are also filled with wonderful original photography and illustrations that you are free to use on all of your own or your clients’ commercial projects.

And Elegant Themes are adding new layouts every week, which means that every Divi user has instant access to world-class designs covering lots of subjects… from right inside the Divi Builder.

Amazing Designs At Your Fingertips – Now you can get quick access to all of our pre-made Divi Layout Packs right inside the Divi Builder. Just pick your favorite design and start building!

Check out this short video for more details:


Read the original news item: Over 140 Amazing Divi Layouts Now Available Right Inside The Divi Builder
 
 

Divi Helper – the Innovative Divi Help System right inside the Divi Builder

Announced January 18, 2018
Elegant Themes have released the Divi Helper, a help system, which includes over 70 full length instructional videos organized and accessible from inside the Divi Builder.

This unique system gives you and your clients the help you need when and where you need it, allowing you to learn and follow along with the Divi documentation team while you build your website… without ever leaving the builder.

The Divi Help System – The innovative Divi Help System gives you and your clients the help you need, when you need it. Follow along with full length instructional videos while you build your pages and without ever leaving the builder!

Check out this short video for more details:


Read the original news item: Divi Feature Update! Introducing The Innovative Divi Help System
 

Free Divi Layout Packs Breaking News

Hi everyone.
I had intended to use this post for all items of Divi related breaking news, including news of all Free Divi Layout Packs, but I’ve had a change of heart.

Instead I’m going to provide both a dedicated post and a dedicated page for news of Free Divi Layout Packs and use this post for general Divi news, news of Divi discount offers and Divi feature updates.

For all the latest news on Free Divi Layout Packs check out my post: Free Divi Layouts complete with free Original Photos or to see thumbnail previews of all the packs check out my page: Free Divi Layout Packs for your Divi theme websites.

Introducing Split Testing and Powerful Insights for the Visual Builder

Announced January 10, 2018
Divi Leads is a powerful split testing system for the Divi Builder that allows you to show different versions of your page to different visitors and figure out which version is most effective at converting your unique goals.

You can test different colours, different headlines or entirely different layouts and Divi Leads will tell you how each variation is performing in the battle for more clicks, more sales and higher engagement.

Up to now Divi Leads could only be used using the Backend Editor, but today, Elegant Themes have announced that Divi Leads can now be used via the Visual Builder.
This means that you can now create, manage and track split tests using the Visual Builder’s ultra-modern front-end interface.

Test Your Content And Design To Figure Out What Works And What Doesn’t – Improve conversion rates through automated testing. Validate your content and design decisions using real data.

Check out this short video for more details:


Read the original news item: Introducing Split Testing And Powerful Insights For The Visual Builder
 
 

Responsive and Fluid Visual Builder Interface with Improved Support for Mobile Devices and Large Monitors

Announced January 3, 2018
The Visual Builder is what gives Divi the power to allow you to give full rein to your imagination, without touching a single line of code!

But it’s not just about what the builder can do, it’s also about how easy and enjoyable it is to use.

The latest update to Divi includes an improved Visual Builder, with extended fluidity of its interface plus improved support for mobile devices, large screen sizes and vertical monitors.

A Fluid and Responsive Interface with Improved Mobile Editing Support – Editing your pages on smartphones and tablets is now a lot easier thanks to the builder’s new responsive design.

Check out this short video for more details:


Read the original news item : The Responsive & Fluid Visual Builder Interface With Improved Support For Mobile Devices and Large Monitors
 
 

Introducing Over 70 Brand New Divi Video Tutorials for You and Your Clients

Announced December 21, 2017
If you’re new to Divi or if you’re a seasoned user, who just wants a refresher course, then today’s news will be music to your ears.

Elegant Themes have just announced a complete revamp of the Divi documentation series and the release of 70 brand new, full-length instructional videos.

These videos cover just about every Divi topic you can think of so now both you and your clients have freshly updated resources for all things Divi.

Improved Divi Documentation For You And Your Clients – The Divi video documentation has been completely redone and greatly improved to make it easier for you and your clients to learn the ins and outs of the Divi Builder.

Check out this short video for more details:


Read the original news item: Introducing Over 70 Brand New Divi Video Tutorials For You And Your Clients
 
 

The New Blazing Fast Visual Builder… now Powered by React 16

Announced December 15, 2017
The latest Divi Feature Update comes with an optimised Visual Builder.
It is now powered by React 16 and boy… is it fast.

When you make changes to your pages, those changes will now appear much faster than before, making the Visual editing experience a whole lot more enjoyable.

Each button click feels snappy and responsive, adjusting range sliders feels smooth and graceful, and exploring the colour picker is a whole new experience.

The Visual Builder Just Got A Whole Lot Faster – We want to help web designers be productive, and that means making sure that the Divi Builder is performing at the top of its class.

Check out this short video for more details:


Read the original news item : The New Blazing Fast Visual Builder Powered by React 16
 
 

Introducing Colour Filters, Effects and Blend Modes for all Images, Modules, Rows and Sections

Announced December 7, 2017
Most of us want to be creative with our designs and Divi now gives you the power to make visual adjustments of any kind with just a click of the mouse, from right inside your browser.

Divi now has a full range of colour filters, effects and blend modes for the Divi Builder that can be applied to all images, modules, rows and sections.

This will allow you to jump into Divi, treat it as a blank canvas and turn your ideas into reality.

Easily Apply Color Filters, Effects And Blend Modules To Any Element – Now you have even more control over the appearance of every element on your page thanks to our new collection of filters, effects and blend modes.

Check out this short video for more details:


Read the original news item : Introducing Color Filters, Effects And Blend Modes For All Images, Modules, Rows and Sections
 

Free Divi Layout Packs Breaking News

Hi everyone.
I had intended to use this post for all items of Divi related breaking news, including news of all Free Divi Layout Packs, but I’ve had a change of heart.

Instead I’m going to provide both a dedicated post and a dedicated page for news of Free Divi Layout Packs and use this post for general Divi news, news of Divi discount offers and Divi feature updates.

For all the latest news on Free Divi Layout Packs check out my post: Free Divi Layouts complete with free Original Photos or to see thumbnail previews of all the packs check out my page: Free Divi Layout Packs for your Divi theme websites.

Divi / Elegant Themes Cyber Monday Sale 2017 – huge 25% discounts

 
divi cyber monday sale 2017

As night follows day so Cyber Monday follows Black Friday and this year Elegant Themes / Divi are offering fabulous discount deals: 25% off memberships for new customers and 25% off upgrades for current customers.

The Deal

For Cyber Monday Elegant Themes are offering 25% off memberships for new customers and 25% off upgrades for current customers, which is the biggest discount they have ever offered and it’s only available during this sale.

In addition, customers who purchase during the sale will be eligible to win free prizes from the WordPress and Divi communities along with 5 exclusive Divi layout packs.

The Date

Cyber Monday sale starts on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH

The Links

Here are the “Early Bird” direct links to your Divi / Elegant Themes Cyber Monday deals:

25% off memberships for new customers: Cyber Monday For New Customers November 27th

25% off upgrades for current customers: Cyber Monday For Current Customers November 27th
 
 

Divi / Elegant Themes Black Friday Sale 2017 – huge 25% discounts

 
divi black friday sale 2017

It’s that time of year again folks, Black Friday and Elegant Themes / Divi are offering fabulous discount deals: 25% off memberships for new customers and 25% off upgrades for current customers.

The Deal

For Black Friday Elegant Themes are offering 25% off everything, which is the biggest discount they have ever offered and it’s only available during this sale.
In addition, customers who purchase during the sale will be eligible to win free prizes from the WordPress and Divi communities along with 5 exclusive Divi layout packs.

The Date

Black Friday sale starts on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH

Black Friday only comes once a year, and when it does, we like to do something really special. This year’s Black Friday sale starts on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH AT 12:00AM PST, and you definitely don’t want to miss it! This will be our biggest sale of all time, including tons of free prizes, free layout packs and our biggest discount of the year.

Here are the direct links to your Divi / Elegant Themes Black Friday deals:

25% off memberships for new customers: Black Friday For New Customers November 24

25% off upgrades for current customers: Black Friday For Current Customers November 24

 
 

Advanced Border Options For All Modules, Rows and Sections

Announced November 10, 2017
Divi now has brand new border options, which allow you to easily add custom borders to every Divi module, row and section and control those borders using a new and intuitive interface.

This is a great addition to Divi’s advanced design capabilities, it enables you to craft uniquely styled content for you and your clients.

New Border Options For All Divi Modules, Rows and Sections: Divi’s design capabilities have been expanded once again with a new set of border options for all Divi Builder elements.

Check out this short video for more details:


Read the original news item : Advanced Border Options For All Modules, Rows and Sections
 
 

Huge Font Options Update plus Better Heading Controls

Announced October 18, 2017
The big “fonts” update that so many Divi users have requested is now available.

This update launches a brand-new font options interface, filled with 600 new fonts, improved font management, custom font uploading, new font styles, better font weight controls, fine-tuned heading style management, heading level selection and dozens of new design options for the text module.

Our Biggest Font Options Upgrade Ever – this is a huge update with so many new font options. You won’t believe how much more you can do, and have much easier those things are to achieve.

Check out this short video for more details:


Read the original news item: Huge Font Options Overhaul, Better Heading Controls and Countless More Text Options
 
 

Box Shadow Controls For All Modules, Rows And Sections

Announced October 12, 2017
Divi now has a new Box Shadow option that makes it easy to design great looking shadow effects and apply them to any Module, Row or Section.

You can build your own custom shadows using Divi’s box shadow controls, or you can quickly select from many pre-made shadow styles and apply them to any element with a single click.

The new Divi Builder box shadow interface makes it easy to create stylish shadows and apply them to any module, row or section.

Check out this short video for more details:


Read the original news item : Introducing Box Shadow Controls For All Modules, Rows And Sections!
 

Free Divi Layout Packs Breaking News

Hi everyone.
I had intended to use this post for all items of Divi related breaking news, including news of all Free Divi Layout Packs, but I’ve had a change of heart.

Instead I’m going to provide both a dedicated post and a dedicated page for news of Free Divi Layout Packs and use this post for general Divi news, news of Divi discount offers and Divi feature updates.

For all the latest news on Free Divi Layout Packs check out my post: Free Divi Layouts complete with free Original Photos or to see thumbnail previews of all the packs check out my page: Free Divi Layout Packs for your Divi theme websites.

The New Customizable Visual Builder with two new Interaction Modes

Announced October 5, 2017
Elegant Themes have introduced new interface customization options for the Visual Builder, along with two new interaction modes.

The new interaction modes are Click Mode and Grid Mode and they are great additions to the existing Hover Mode.

The default mode for the Visual Builder is Hover Mode, but if you prefer one of the other modes then you can define it as your default mode and the next time you open the builder, your chosen interaction mode will be enabled automatically.

These new options and interaction modes allow you to customise the Visual Builder to suit your own preferences.

Today we are introducing brand new ways to interact with your content in the Visual Builder along with new ways to customize your Visual Builder interface.

Check out this short video for more details:


Read the original news item : Introducing The New Customizable Visual Builder
 
 

World Class Divi Layouts with Original Photos for Free… Every Week!

Announced September 27, 2017
Elegant Themes now have a brand-new design department whose goal is to create unique world-class Divi Layouts.

These layouts will come with original photos and graphics (without licensing restrictions), they will be free to the Divi community and more will be released every single week.

The bottom line is that with this initiative, you’ll receive a regular stream of Free Divi Layout Packs and Fully Designed Websites that you can use on your own and your client’s websites.

We want to provide a level of value that is unheard of in the WordPress theme market. As a Divi customer, you will get more than just a design tool, you will get a complete design solution that makes it easier than ever to build websites for you and your clients.

Check out this short video for more details:


Read the original news item : World Class Divi Layouts And Original Photos For Free, Every Week!
 
 

The Divi Email Optin Module Gets 17 New Providers, Success Actions and More

Announced September 21, 2017
The Divi Email Optin Module has just received a huge update.

Support for 17 of the most popular email marketing services has been added, including: ConvertKit, Mailerlite, Mailster, Infusionsoft, Ontraport, iContact, HubSpot, Emma, MadMimi, GetResponse, Feedblitz, ConstantContact, Sendinblue, ActiveCampaign, SalesForce, CampaignMonitor, and MailPoet.

Some new and much-requested features have also been added, including website URL redirect after successful optin.

The Email Optin Module Gets A Huge Update – All of the most popular email providers have been added, along with some much requested new features.

Check out this short video for more details:


Read the original news item : Email Optin Module Gets 17 New Providers, Success Actions And More
 
 

1,000 New Divi Foundational Options, Improved Options Usability and Clarity

Announced September 14, 2017
1,000 options have been added to Divi and all options have been made easier to use and easier to understand.

This update harmonizes the Divi Builder options by adding lots of basic settings to every Divi element and making all options easy to understand.

All options also use the latest and most relevant Divi interface element.

In this important update, we have added 1,000 new foundational Divi settings to improve options harmony across our entire module suite, as well as made those options easier to use and easier to understand.

Check out this short video for more details:


Read the original news item : 1,000 New Foundational Options, Improved Options Usability & Clarity
 
 

Divi Theme Breaking News… the world of Divi in a single post

Like I said “There’s so much happening in the world of Divi and it’s moving so quickly, that it’s almost impossible to get posts out quickly enough to keep folks up to date.” so I’m hoping that this “short snippet” approach will bridge the gap between the news being announced and me writing a covering post.

I’ll get out a full post for each of these news items shortly, but in the meantime, this post will keep you at the forefront of Divi breaking news.

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Credits:
My thanks and gratitude to Elegant Themes for the graphics and videos used in this Divi breaking news post.
 

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