The month of February has a lot of family highlights, most of which may not be interesting to you. Tashia’s family gets together and exchanges gifts for “I Love You Day” instead of at Christmas. We met new friends, organized a worship night, met Todd White, visited our friends who have a baby in NICU, welcomed another future brother-in-law to the fam, and went for bike rides at the park. The weather has been weird this year, and barely any snow 🙁 But I did go snowboarding and took my wife’s sister and aunt for their first time, and it was incredibly fun to hit the slopes again after not going for a few years. Then it got warm. Last Sunday we enjoyed a lovely afternoon hike to Pole Steeple, a large rock outcropping in the Micheaux State Forest. The best part was doing it with Tashia’s family, since they could help carry Reiah, who I am pretty sure is a future rock climber. Hiking is one of Abrielle’s favorite things, and our family loves doing it together!
Elegant Themes released Divi version 4.20 on February 16 with new features for sharing and collaboration in Divi Cloud and Divi Teams. But I think everyone was more interested in the note from Nick Roach about the alpha developer version of Divi 5.0 coming next month. As soon as we hear more on that we will let you know.
New Tutorials In February
We released a new Divi tutorial every week as usual for a total of 5 during the month of February. These are always written blog posts and YouTube videos.
- How To Open A Gallery Lightbox By Clicking Any Button, Image, Or Link
- How To Display A Grid Of Categories In Divi For Posts, WooCommerce Products, Events, Projects, Or Other CPT
- How To Show A Different Divi Navigation Menu On Desktop, Tablet, And Phone
- How To Personalize The Divi Contact Form Success Message With Merge Tags
- How To Add An Excerpt And Read More Button To Projects In The Divi Portfolio Module
Divi Events Calendar 2.6 Update
We are excited to announce another huge update to our Divi Events Calendar plugin! The now (7) modules are becoming super mature with all the features and options you need, but we are not planning on stopping and continue to hear your feedback and ideas. This update has some big new features with updates to each module that I hope you enjoy! Be sure to watch the video and read the blog post to get familiar with everything that is new before updating, and we hope you enjoy all the features and improvements!
Divi Contact Form Helper 1.5 Update!
Just one year ago, we launched the Divi Contact Form Helper plugin! We never realized how popular this plugin would be. Even after adding nearly 100 features, we have never raised the price, but instead continue to add more features and value regularly. This update includes things like custom admin and confirmation from names and from email addresses, blacklisting spam protection, labels on the left side, auto delete entries after specific time, show hide success button, loading icon, default selected option, start and end CSS export date, saving URL parameters, allowed times per day of the week, ICS calendar sync, and many other improvements! Please take a look at the video and blog post to see everything that is new.
We Are Sooo Close To Releasing Two New Plugins!
We are finalizing everything for two new Divi plugins! We are just checking to see if we can add even more features before launch, but either way they are coming soon and you won’t want to miss them!
Product Beta Tester Signup
I have several other Divi and WordPress products in development planned to launch this year. As I was contemplating how to properly allow you to sign up as beta testers, I decided to set up a permanent page on our website. There you will see each product has its own signup form and codename. You are welcome to sign up as a beta tester! We have a few FAQs and instructions on the page. Currently, there are 3 products needing testers, and more to come.