With each one of our sites, we design we use the Divi Builder from Elegant Themes. Recently they have released version 4.0 that is a huge change from the way we design things in Divi. Don’t worry because the way you edit things still remains the same. The new version allows for global designs throughout your site. We are excited about the latest releases that allow customizations for your Divi built site as well as WooCommerce shopping cart design.
Divi 4.0 – Released
The Divi Theme Builder is a fully-featured website templating system that allows you to use the Divi Builder to structure your website and edit any part of the Divi Theme including headers, footers, post templates, category templates and more. Each Theme Builder template consists of a custom Header, Footer and Body layout. These three areas can be built and customized using the Divi Builder and its full set of modules along with Dynamic Content.
One good thing about the new Divi 4.0 release is that they have included a few theme releases to become available right out of the box to use and will also it will direct designers how to use the new template designs that we will be creating for our clients.
Directions in uploading a Divi 4.0 theme.
To upload the Theme Builder Pack to your website, go to your WordPress Dashboard > Divi > Theme Builder. You can select the individual layout you desire or choose the ‘all’ file to important everything at once.
Find out more about Divi and why we think it is the most powerful design theme we use for Divi. It is the easiest builder for our clients and allows us to design and set apart your WordPress web site from all the others.
The developers of Divi announced on Jan 17th that All WordPress sites using Divi or the Divi builder must update their plugin or theme. it is always important to keep up with updates on any WordPress site. If you don’t then you could be at risk.
See the announcement from Divi – Elegant Themes on Jan 17th.
Today our core product framework was updated to fix an unintended information exposure within password protected post excerpts. This includes all of our WordPress themes and the Divi Builder plugin. Updating these themes and plugins to their latest versions will patch the flaw, keeping your website content secure.
WordPress allows posts (and Pages) to be password protected. When password protected posts are viewed or displayed within a post feed, post content is hidden pending password authentication. Our products did not treat these posts correctly when displaying excerpts. Post excerpts for password protected posts (and Pages) were mistakenly displayed on theme index pages and within post-based Divi Builder modules. Excerpts typically include the first ~40 words of a post unless otherwise defined. Full post content and individual post URLs were correctly protected.
Are You Affected?
This problem only affects customers who have published password protected posts and pages. Only the brief excerpts of these posts were potentially exposed within front-end website content. This does not affect WordPress admin authentication or any other password authentication on your website.
How To Fix It
Updating your themes and plugins will fix this problem. You can update your themes or plugins from within your WordPress dashboard, or you can download the latest versions from the member’s area and update them manually. This affects all Elegant Themes themes and the Divi Builder plugin. If you are using any of these products and you have published password protected posts, we recommend updating to the latest version.
What If You Can’t Update Right Now?
If you are unable to update your themes/plugins right away, you can use our security patcher plugin to patch the vulnerability without updating your products. This is a free download for all customers. Installing this plugin will fix the problem, and you can continue to use the security patcher plugin until you are able to update your products to their latest versions.
If you need this security patch then you need to contact us at immediately.
Has Your Account Expired?
We are making these updates available for free to all expired accounts. Even if your account has expired, you can still update your themes or plugins to their latest versions via your WordPress dashboard. Expired accounts will not be restricted from updating.
We Are Here To Help
Security is extremely important to us and we take a number of precautions to help mitigate issues like this. Unfortunately, something slipped through the cracks this time, but we will continue to work hard to prevent similar mistakes from happening in the future.
If you have any questions or concerns, please know that our virtual doors are always open. If there is anything we can do to help, just let us know.
More from Coffee Web Design Team
Since many of our clients do not have an Elegant Themes account, then you need to contact us so that we can make sure that your site gets updated ASAP.
To date, we still feel like the Divi theme is one of the best WordPress Themes we have used in building designs for WordPress sites. If you would like to have your own account to manage your Divi theme, then you can purchase the Divi theme membership through Coffee Web Design and we will be happy to adjust your settings in your WordPress site, so you have all the latest news and great stuff coming into Divi future versions!
When developing a site design, we at Coffee Web Design take into account people who have color blindness and make recommendations on site designs and colors keeping this in mind.
We have to remember that people have different optical views when viewing their computer or media devices. We can adapt colors, hues in images, links, and content on your site. This is why we do not recommend some ‘true’ colors but maybe a hue variation of your choice color.
Color Blind Web Page Filter
You can always test your site and see how others view it by using this Color Blind Web Page Filter Tool
All you have to do to use this Color Blindness filter tool is:
- Enter your URL (include the http:// or https://)
- Choose which color blindness filter you would like to see the conversion in
- Important! Since there are different types of color blindness, you will want to select the filter for Greyscale/achromatopsia – quick check for all forms of colorblindness.
- Fetch and render. You will see the tool work in real time so proper adjustments can be made.
Before you shove the idea from your head of why you don’t need a web site, there are many reason why you DO need one. Over the yeas we have had clients who do not even have an email address. They still do business with having a web site.
Have you noticed over the years, our old way of using the yellow pages coming by way of postal service, has dwindled down to almost nothing? Why is this? If you use the internet or not, most of the population today does! Smart phones, tablets, computers, and yes even their head gear and watches connect on the go! Society is always on the go…globally now. How do you stay caught up with the demands of hobbies, businesses, information or sales? A great, smooth running designed web site!
Here are some good reasons why you should consider having a web site:
- Web Sites Never Sleep
- Your Top Competitor Has A Website
- Websites Improve Customer Confidence & Corporate Image
- Small Businesses Have Higher Revenue
- Websites Help Establish More Customers
- Websites Are Not Just Local, They Are Global
- It is always accessible
- A website save your time & money
Web sites just aren’t for business. A great eye pleasing personal one is great too! If you are thinking about a web site, just contact us and we will be more than happy to discuss your ideas and use our canvas to create one for you!
Thats right…we went all Divi! Some of us at Coffee web design have been in the web business for 15 years or more, doing web design. Our favorite theme to use and convert sites to is the Divi theme by Elegant Themes and we will get to why in a minute.
Our designer was ranging from design in Frontpage (oh this is ancient) to other page builders software over the years. While WordPress was making it own in the world of web sites, it had come a long way in development that we had to give it a try about 8 years ago. So our designer started out on a mission to learn what WordPress was all about. Excited in learning a new program to help more small business owners, she could see the possibilities could be almost endless when it came to WordPress sites and keeping the cost low for clients. Also her background in years of web development as a project manager, she could see the lower cost instead of building sites from scratch which were usually out of price range for start up businesses, personal or small businesses.
When it came to design though, she loved doing her own custom design for clients. She liked giving them their own identity, just as a brand, in web design. WordPress has many many contributers that make out of the box designs. Your site though may look like Mo’s down the road though. She st out doing custom design themes for WordPress clients.
Then came mobile!!
Once the android and iphone came out and things started going mobile, our designer then had to go back and revamp themes for WordPress to also have mobile versions. What does that mean? This means that every site had to adjust to whatever mobile version you had and the position you were carrying your device to look at the site. This means a desktop version, tablet vertical, tablet horizontal, phone veritcal and horizontal. This now because of all of the revamps and versions that had to be “responsive” for devices, this started to drive up the cost again for clients.
Then we found Divi!
Divi is out of the box shell for designers and meets all of the requirements for responsive themes. Now we can lower the cost for our clients again and still give them a knock out design using Divi! We couldn’t be happier with the results and have gotten rave reviews for the designs we create for our Coffee Web Design clients. We have been even collaborated with other web companies and work with them on design using Divi while they manage their content.
Ease of use for clients!
As most WordPress clients, most people want to save costs and manage their WordPress site themselves. Not a problem and using Divi with a unique drag n drop system with built in modules, has even been fun forsome of our clients who add new content, update galleries and create new content all the time. Divi has many built in features that eliminate need for extra plugins (which we lways say, less is more when it comes to plugins). Support is great with Elegant Themes and they are fantastic about keeping Divi up to date and in compliance with what is required with search engines. Updates? they are always keeping us sitting at the edge of our seat, awaiting the next version of surprises available in Divi.
Most of our client now are converted to using the Divi theme and we will continue to build, design, and train people how to use Divi.
If you are using Woocommerce…great!! Divi is user friendly and options available for those who use Woocommerce for their online shop.
If you are looking for a new look for your web site and keeping costs down, just contact us for a free quote in converting over your existing theme to a powerful Divimachine of a deal!