Yesterday we held a virtual meeting to give you a live demo of the Divi Cloud plugin by Divi United and answer your questions in real time. We were delighted that so many of you joined us on the call, and for those who sent me notes saying they wanted to attend but it was 2am their time, or another meeting took precedence. So, as promised here is the replay.
As part of the demo Andrew Palmer & Sean Barton shared a new feature, which Sean had just (nearly) completed, called community sharing.
Let me explain community sharing:
- Owners of the plugin who have the Freelance or Agency membership have always had the ability to save to the cloud, now you also have the option to save to the cloud AND share with the community.
- This means that if I, Eileen put any of my work into the Community Cloud, any one with the Divi Cloud plugin and a freelancer or agency level membership will be able to download it and use it for your web designs.
- When you add something to the cloud one of the Divi United team members will review it to make sure the quality is good and that the content is not offensive, etc and once approved it is available for all.
- Just like the layouts provided by Divi United, you can Like your favorites and search for categories.
A few of the Q’s & A’s:
- Image use. We always encourage you to change out the images from any layout downloaded. By doing this you are customizing the website to match the client’s business. If you are using a layout that was created by the Divi United Team, you can feel secure that the images are all free use and if an image provided fits your design layout and business, then you may use it. If you have downloaded a layout from the community, then the onus lies with you to make sure that you have the rights to use the image.
- Video tutorials. Here is an overview of the plugin and here is one specifically on the Community Cloud.
- Where to put the CSS for the layouts that have been downloaded. On layouts that you download from the Divi Cloud plugin, you will see a code module that has the CSS contained inside. You have two options for pasting that CSS. One: within the page, if you look in the purple Divi page builder nav bar on the left, you will see three horizontal lines, click here, paste the code. OR copy the code, navigate to Divi Options, scroll down to the bottom of your page and paste into the CSS box.
There is plenty more to learn in the video below. Please let us know if you have questions we didn’t answer. We really are happy to help and we understand that this is a whole new way of working and sharing, which comes with it more than a few questions.