We have been listening to your feedback and have implemented some excellent functionality into the latest update of the Divi Cloud plugin and I wanted to show them to you, as I think a video demonstration is often easier to follow than a written post.
I managed to get Sean Barton (the developer) before he headed out on his August holiday, (thanks to the wonder of technology Sean is speaking to me from a boat). Sean and I approach the call as if I have not used the plugin before. Parts of the chat may feel redundant for some users, but if you are new or considering buying the plugin I think you will appreciate the 101 approach.
Sean and I approach the demonstration as if I have not used the plugin before, and not to brag, but I am EXCELLENT at forgetting stuff, so this really could all be brand new to me. Parts of my chat with Sean may feel redundant for some users, but if you are new or considering buying the plugin I think you will appreciate the 101 approach.
For those who own the Divi Cloud plugin, you will notice an update in your WordPress Plugins Dashboard. I updated my eileenlonergan.com site live during the video tutorial (spoiler alert, nothing breaks). One glitch that I hit, that we decided not to edit out, was that I needed to clear my cache after the update. The cache can be a frustrating hiccup that we all experience, so we thought we would just leave it in because you may have the same issue.
Editor’s Note: to clear your cache on a Mac Command + Shift + R will give you a hard refresh and on a PC press Control + F5.
In the video we review:
- Updating the plugin
- Checking the Change Log
- Using the Divi Builder to review the layouts in the cloud and adding the layouts your page (or post, as you will see I did in one example). You now have the ability to replace the layout or keep the elements you have on the page (which is exactly the same option as you will find on the default Divi Library tabs).
- How to add sections / modules from the Cloud into your layouts.
- How to favorite layouts, sections or modules
- Using the My Cloud feature
- Using the Community Cloud
The Divi Cloud plugin now has over 250 design elements for you to use for your web designs, if you are at all like me, you mix and match, so the 250+ pretty much means your design potential is limitless. Each month we create 20 new layouts, which are added to the cloud library. Please visit Divi United to see the layouts, learn about the plugin and membership plans.
As Sean shares in the video, we value your feedback and take our direction for updates from you, so please leave a comment below if you have a feature you would like us to incorporate into the plugin.
Happy holiday Sean and thanks for jumping onto a call with me right before you set sail.