Pee Aye Creative Newsletter Recap of September 2021

Pee-Aye Creative Monthly Newsletter For September 2021

Welcome to the Pee-Aye Creative monthly newsletter recap for the month of September 2021 with some fun family and important product news.
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Divi news

September was quiet with only minor bug fix updates until the very last day! Elegant Themes released Divi 4.11 on September 30th with a new Conditions feature. Be sure to check out their blog post, and we hope to do a video overview of this new feature next week. My first impressions are mixed, some of this is unexpected and really nice, and there are some really awesome features here. Other parts of it are not working, disappointing, or seemingly missing, but we’ll talk about that in the video next week. 

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Product news

Divi Carousel Maker

We released a Divi Carousel Maker feature update (version 1.2) on September 22! It is big. A lot changed with the navigation buttons and controls. Now you can use an icon, text, or both for the buttons, control the horizontal and vertical position of each button, and use numbers, dots, and images as the controls – which is totally radical! Check the demos of that. And there are other new features as well, like the ability to use the Portfolio module in our carousel and support for global carousels.

I also added a new guide for my recommended workflow on how to efficiently use two tabs to design the carousel in one tab and quickly preview it in the other.

In our quest to improve documentation, we are updating the onboarding page of all our products with a new step-by-step summary system with links to more detailed guides. We did this for Divi Carousel Maker this month, which will make it a lot easier for new users to get started.

Divi Events Calendar

We released a rather large bug fix update (version 2.1.5) on September 6. This actually had a lot of fixes, improvements, and even some new features. Check the changelog for full details, but here are the main new things:

  • Improved Compatibility With The Divi 4.10 Performance Update
  • Added New Callout Box Date And Time Format
  • Added New Start And End Date Limit Settings For Events To Be Shown In The Events Calendar Module
  • Added Timezone Offset To Adjust for Daylight Savings Time

There was an issue with sites running PHP 8.0 that we then fixed in version 1.2.6 released on September 9.

Divi Social Sharing Buttons

We released a bug fix update on September 3 (version 2.0.2) with some minor fixes.

Divi Responsive Helper

We released an update to version 2.0.5 on September 10. This small update has a brand-new feature! You can now create your own custom media queries inside the Theme Options, check it out!

We also updated the onboarding documentation for the Divi Responsive Helper plugin.

We are currently brainstorming ideas for this plugin, and really need your help! Please send me ideas for what responsive features you need! We have plans for a 2.1 update and want to hear from you.

Divi Timer Pro

We released an update September 15 (version 2.0.2) to add compatibility with the new Divi 4.10 performance update. In the past we were loading the styles that were already in Divi for the default Countdown module, but with the new Dynamic CSS system in Divi it meant that we had to basically copy those styles and load them into our plugin. Thankfully, the team at Elegant Themes provided developers with some instructions on how to do this. We also added a feature to hide the leading zeros in the countdown timers. We are working on a huge update to this plugin, and it’s taking a while for good reason. But we wanted to get this styles issue solved for now.

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Nelson Lee Miller (aka The Divi Teacher)

Nelson is the owner of Pee-Aye Creative Co in the beautiful state of Pennsylvania. He loves helping small businesses, exploring, building websites with Divi, and teaching others.
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