This Thursday, the long-awaited Divi 4.0 update will be released. This version of Divi comes with many anticipated features, which I will outline and then talk about what that means for you and your business website.
The biggest update within this version will be the launch of the Theme Builder. Divi has been behind its competitors when it comes to the release of a full theme builder that designers and developers can use to create more cohesive sites from the start. That ends this Thursday though.
The Theme Builder will allow you to create templates by designing them within the Divi Builder. While there were ways to do this before, they were much longer and more in-depth processes, which made that level of customization much more expensive to implement.
Now, you’ll be able to easily design templates for things such as:
- WooCommerce Products
- WooCommerce Categories
- Blog Category Archives
- Custom Post Types
- Tag Archives
- 404 Pages
- and anything else you can think of that utilizes a custom template
These templates will allow you to alter the header, body, and footer without touching the code. In plain terms, you can have different looks for different parts of your site without having to do extensive coding. In even simpler terms, it’s going to save you money on development time!
Elegant Themes is also bringing their Dynamic Content feature into more places within the builder, which gives us additional opportunities to create layouts that change based on a number of variables.
Okay, you’re reading this and going, “But what does it all mean?!?!?!” Like I said above, it will significantly reduce the amount of custom coding and time needed to develop a site that is unique to you and your business. It will allow me and my team to do things we would have had to previously outsource. It’s an exciting update, and one we will be testing immediately upon release.
Stay tuned for more updates on Divi 4.0, and please reach out with any questions you might have about its release and how it pertains to your site.