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Divi Assistant Plugin Feature Update 1.2

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I'm excited to announce a new update to version 1.2 of our Divi Assistant plugin with many improvements and new features!

▶️ Please watch the video above to get all the exciting details! 👆

WordPress Disable Comments feature interface with Run Action button.

Added Startup Helper Action To Disable New Comments

Clicking this startup action will automatically disable new comments by deselecting the checkbox in WordPress>Settings>Discussion>Allow people to submit comments on new posts. It will also deselect the checkbox on all existing posts, pages, and media.

show plugin list logo images and select all button in the Divi Assistant Startup Helper

Added Plugin Logo Images To The Import/Export Lists

Each plugin in the import and export plugin lists in the Startup Helper now show the plugin logo images. This is a nice improvement that helps add visual element to easily see which plugins you want to include or exclude.

Added Option To Select All Plugins In Export Plugins List

We also made it much easier to select the plugins in the export and import list by adding a “Select/Deselect All” button at the top. 

Screenshot of Divi theme import and export settings menu.

Added Options To Export/Import Divi Theme Options, Customizer Settings, Module Presets, Library Layouts, and Theme builder templates

This feature is much bigger than it seems! With the addition of these options in our Divi Assistant settings import and export, you can now save site templates with all your settings pre-configured! Set up the Divi theme options, customizer settings, Theme Builder templates, library layouts, global colors, and module presets just the way you like them, and then export them as a template or do this with multiple different templates and reuse them on new sites to get started quickly! We’ll have a blog post highlighting how awesome this can be when you use Divi Assistant as a template to start Divi websites quickly!

Duplicate Pages And Posts Setting In Divi Assistant Plugin

Added New Feature To Duplicate Posts And Pages

When working in Divi and WordPress, it can often save time creating new posts and pages by duplicating an existing one. This feature is not available by default, so we have added this incredibly convenient feature to our plugin to help speed up your workflow. Enabling this setting will add a new option to duplicate the page or post to a new draft when hovering over the item in the list in the All Pages and All Posts screens, or by hovering over the Edit Page or Edit Post button in the admin toolbar and clicking the Duplicate As Draft option.

Completely Disable Comments and Hide Related Settings In Divi Assistant Plugin

Added new Feature To Completely Disable Comments

WordPress comes with a full commenting system for users to leave comments on posts or pages. However, if your website does not have a blog or does not require users to leave comments, then there is no need to have these features enabled or visible. Enabling this setting will completely disable the WordPress comments and discussion feature globally on your site.

Screenshot of WordPress editor with disabled Divi Builder plugin.

Added A Setting To Hide The Divi Builder Button In The Classic Editor

There are some scenarios when you are using the Classic editor on a post type because you do not need the Divi Builder enabled. However, the “Use Divi Builder” button still shows, and this can cause issues if someone enables the builder. You can solve this with our new setting to hide the Divi Builder button when using the Classic editor.

SMTP Setting In Divi Assistant Plugin

Added new Feature With SMTP Settings

By default, WordPress uses a PHP mail system to try to send mail from your website. However, since WordPress is not designed for natively sending emails, an SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) server integration is essential for ensuring reliable email delivery from your WordPress website. Without this, your contact forms or other important email alerts and notifications may not send at all or may arrive in the spam folder. By configuring SMTP settings, you can bypass the limitations of PHP mail, ensuring your emails reach recipients’ inboxes instead of spam folders. We are excited to offer this essential feature directly in the Divi Assistant plugin. Enabling this setting will provide the settings needed to easily configure your SMTP email delivery settings directly within our plugin interface.

Test Email Sending Setting In Divi Assistant Plugin

Added new Feature For Test Email Sending

If you are not sure if your website is properly sending emails, you can test it using our included email sending test tool. Simply enter your email address in the field below and click the send button. If it is successful, you will receive a test email in your inbox!

Hide Divi Cloud Setting In Divi Assistant Plugin

Added Feature To Hide Divi Cloud

Elegant Themes, the creator of Divi, has a great service called Divi Cloud, which is mentioned various places throughout the builder. However, in some situations you may want to hide any mention or setting related to Divi Cloud from clients or other users, or even for yourself if you are not interested in using it. Currently, there is no setting to disable or hide Divi cloud, so we have added this in Divi Assistant. Enabling this setting will completely hide the Divi Cloud features throughout the Divi builder interface.

Hide Promo About Finding More Layouts In The Divi Marketplace Setting In Divi Assistant Plugin

Hide Promo About Finding More Layouts In The Divi marketplace

When you open the Load From Library window in the Divi Visual Builder, there is a promo in the left sidebar of the Premade Layouts tab informing users that they can download more layouts from the Divi Marketplace. While this is great for most people, you may want to hide this from some users such as clients or other users, or even for yourself if you are not interested in it. Currently, there is no setting to disable or hide this promo, so we have added this in Divi Assistant. Enabling this setting will completely hide the promo about finding more layouts in the Divi Marketplace.

Manage Your Global Colors Settings in the Utility Helper in the Divi Assistant Plugin

Mange Your Global Colors

The Divi theme includes a great dynamic color system called Global Colors which allow you to create and control colors across your entire website. When you change a global color, all elements in any Divi section, row, or module using that color are updated. This feature in Divi Assistant synchronizes with the Divi global colors and makes it more convenient for you to set up or modify your global colors on the site from this one central location. With the features below, you can change the order of how the global colors appear in the visual builder by clicking the up and down arrows, delete unwanted colors, add new colors, update existing colors, and even write helpful admin labels for personal reference!

Fonts Helper interface with font options.

New Icons And Graphics

We updated the icons in the Font’s Helper to try to make more sense, and also added graphics.

Remove Load More button from WordPress Media Library Setting In Divi Assistant Plugin

Disable Load More button from WordPress Media Library And Restore Infinite Scroll

In the past, when you view the WordPress Media Library, it had infinite scroll and you could easily scroll through all of your images. However, WordPress changed this by adding a feature that only shows a small group of images at a time, and adds a load more button at the bottom. This can be very frustrating and cause delays if you looking for an image either directly in the library or when adding an image in the Divi Builder, requiring you to repeatedly click the load more button. Enabling this setting will disable the load more button from the WordPress Media Library and restore the infinite scroll instead.

Replace Existing Image Setting In Divi Assistant Plugin

Added new Feature To Replace Existing Images

By default, when you want to replace an image on your site, and you upload the new file, WordPress creates a totally separate new file with its own ID, URL, filename, and publish date. Even if the filename is the same as the original, it still considers it a new separate file and adds a dash and number to the end of the filename, like filename-1 or filename-2. This is frustrating because you may be using that image multiple places, and simply want to update the image while keeping all the original details. Enabling this setting will activate a feature that allows you to easily replace an existing image in your Media Library by uploading a new file in its place. This will also update the image with the new one anywhere it is used on your site.

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Use Image Title Or Filename If No Alt Text Exists

If the alt text field in the Divi module is empty, you can choose to automatically use the image title or the image filename from the WordPress Media Library as the alt text in the Divi module.

 

Theme Options Integration Code Editor Minimum Height Setting In Divi Assistant Plugin

Added New Feature For The Theme Options Integration Code Editor Minimum Height

The integration code editor box in Divi>Theme Options>Integration is a great feature for adding custom JavaScript, but it comes with a default height that is too short to properly view or edit code. With this feature, you can enter your desired minimum height in pixels into the input field below to set the default height of the code editor.

Theme Options Integration Code Editor Minimum Height Setting In Divi Assistant Plugin

Added New Feature For The Theme Options Integration Code Editor Minimum Height

The integration code editor box in Divi>Theme Options>Integration is a great feature for adding custom JavaScript, but it comes with a default height that is too short to properly view or edit code. With this feature, you can enter your desired minimum height in pixels into the input field below to set the default height of the code editor.