Announcing Divi 5 Dev Beta

Posted on August 22, 2023 by 19 Comments

Announcing Divi 5 Dev Beta
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I’m back with another Divi 5 update, and this time I am pleased to announce the release of Divi 5 Dev Beta, the next phase in the Divi 5 beta program. The Divi 5 foundation is complete, our development documentation is filling out nicely, and we have used the Dev Alpha phase to collect feedback and solidify the Divi 5 API.

With the launch of Dev Beta, we will invite many more developers to join the beta program so they can begin transitioning their Divi modules to the official Divi 5 framework and work on new and exciting features that can be ready for the launch of Divi 5.

Meanwhile, our team will be focused on progressing to the next phase: Divi 5 Public Alpha, the first public beta phase.

What We Accomplished Since My Last Update

We got a lot of work done over the past six weeks, completing the Divi 5 API and squashing over 180 bugs. I am a little late with my update this month, but we wanted to ensure we wrapped up the Divi 5 Dev Beta and cleaned up as many bugs as possible before progressing to the next phase. If you are interested in the nitty gritty, here is the full changelog:

Changelog Entries:

  • Refactored props and moved sticky responsive hover props to features props.
  • Fixed portfolio module with categories imported as layout from D4.
  • Fixed portfolio module sizing options not working correctly.
  • Fixed Portfolio module FE warnings if no featured image is set.
  • Updated module conversion tutorial.
  • Fixed the styles not being applied on the button inside the Login Module.
  • Fixed the Blurb module text alignment issue on the front end.
  • Fixed the issue with the icon not displaying on the Frontend of the Fullwidth Image module.
  • Fixed the issue where the Layout Name field of Add To Library modal was not required to save the layout.
  • Fixed Tabs module border overflow issue.
  • Fixes issue where the user can’t use Border Radius unit other than px.
  • Updated inline JSDoc throughout the codebase.
  • Renamed hooks and transients to use the new D5 naming convention for hooks and transients.
  • Updated background Style Declaration to render based on Gradient enabled value.
  • Updated Gradient field container/component to inherit value and render preview accordingly.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing Button’s hover background color to not show up in Builder or Frontend.
  • Background gradients in Tablet and Phone views will now inherit “direction” values when they do not have their own specified.
  • Optimized and refactored Transition Style with Element Style to abstract font and text-shadow CSS properties from its parent function into their own respective methods.
  • Add a Transition option to module attributes by default.
  • Updated webpack config to generate CSS files for Visual-Builder Packages.
  • Updated build process to copy font files in the build directory for @font-face entry.
  • Updated Storybook to use webpack 5.
  • Added get_package_list, get_package_asset, and enqueue_package_style PHP functions.
  • Refactored AssetsUtility to automatically enqueue CSS for Visual-Builder Packages when JS for Visual-Builder Packages enqueued.
  • Renamed FormatAttr<> type into FormatBreakpointStateAttr<>.
  • Implement style method of ModuleElements of various Divi Modules.
  • Renamed module.decoration.filter into module.decoration.filters To Make It Consistent Between All Modules.
  • Implemented Dynamic Content to existing modules that have frontend rendering already.
  • Refactor the component so that the field inside of it can be flexibly modified.
  • Fixed missing et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough class to Column module Frontend.
  • Fixed the issue of the class name not being added to VB and FE for the Regular section.
  • Fixed the issue of the responsive content of the Person module.
  • Fixed an issue where Upload Preview was showing for all upload file types.
  • Fixed an issue with Portfolio where no projects show an empty page in Frontend.
  • Fixed margin left and right options override the alignment of the Divider module.
  • Fixed the row module’s “Equalize Column Heights” setting to work as expected.
  • Fixed Bar counter percent field not showing text value.
  • Fixed incorrect Border Color and Text Color default values of the Button module.
  • Fixed custom padding value doesn’t work in Row Inner.
  • Updated module background image CSS declarations to include repeat settings.
  • Added Background Image settings (height, width, vertical offset, horizontal offset) to D4>D5 Conversion’s attributes map.
  • Fixed A Bug That Was Causing The Inline Rich Text Editor to Not Activated Properly On Some Cases.
  • Fixed A Bug That Was Causing a Fatal Error With Modified Title Of The Blurb Module.
  • Fixed A Bug That Was Causing the Title Of The Tab Module Not Being Saved From the Inline Text Editor.
  • Refactored Circle Counter rendering so that the background video will appear on top of the background color or gradient.
  • Fixed a case where the background color for the Text module had different output between Builder and Frontend.
  • Fixed an issue with the conversion of the section backgrounds attributes during import.
  • The keyboard shortcut for saving in Linux and Windows is fixed.
  • Animation for Resize button icon for the help modal is fixed in docked mode.
  • When “Builder Interface Animations” is disabled, the help modal’s animations are disabled too.
  • The video list navigation’s disappearing issue on resizing the docked modal is fixed.
  • Fixed incorrect space between Undock and Close buttons, which increases as the modal size is increased
  • Resize button icon for the help modal is now centered in docked mode.
  • Fixed responsive icon not working in Testimonial module VB.
  • Fixed the difference in the Hover State Styles selector
  • Fixed the Responsive Content functionality in the Login module.
  • Fix hover selectors in FE if the selector has a pseudo-element.
  • Fixed the issue of setting up the default Circle Background Opacity value in the circle counter module, same as D4.
  • Fixed hover selectors in VB if the selector has pseudo element.
  • Fixed wrong important values of margin and padding modules.
  • Fixed a missing class name issue in the Audio module Frontend.
  • Fixed Icons not rendering properly in Testimonial Module Frontend.
  • Fixed error when duplicating child modules
  • Fixed Image module sizing options not working
  • Fixed Toggle title styles in the Toggle module are not working correctly in both VB and FE.
  • Fixed the issue of toggle open icon styles in FE for the toggle module.
  • Fixed empty button behavior in FE.
  • Fixed disable State option in Hover mode.
  • Fixed disabled_on conversion issue.
  • Fixed Add to Library button will not display unless the User Role is re-saved.
  • Fixed the issue where clicking on the blank space within the label in the components group would trigger the first option instead of being inactive.
  • Fixed the Add To Library modal cut-off when it’s opened from a certain position.
  • Fixed incorrect button icon animation for hover.
  • Fixed responsive content functionality not work in the FE button component.
  • Fixed the overflow issue of the full-width image, which has a border-radius set.
  • Fixed a bug in the Code setting field, unable to delete the value on responsive mode.
  • Fixed the issue of input placeholder value, which is not getting removed after removing the text in it.
  • Fixed settings modal’s scrolling when scrolling over responsive disabled elements.
  • Resolved the issue causing glitchy behavior on touch-enabled devices for responsive content.
  • Fixed the fatal error caused by saving an empty desktop breakpoint value.
  • The input field’s value will be inherited from the upper breakpoint.
  • Fixed Dynamic Content options list dropdown overlap with TinyMCE element.
  • Fixed script-based feature (eg. animation) that doesn’t work on the shortcode module.
  • Dynamic Content: Added tests for various functionalities of Dynamic Content UI.
  • Dynamic Content: Added URL type support to Dynamic Content in the Testimonial module.
  • Dynamic Content: Define the id property on each Dynamic Content option registration.
  • Dynamic Content: Refactored and migrated Dynamic Content To.
  • Dynamic Content: Rename some field terms used in the options in Dynamic Content.
  • Dynamic Content: Introduced a new way to register Dynamic Content option settings and rendering part.
  • ModuleElements: Implement ModuleElements on modules that are available on Divi 5.
  • Module Attribute Refactor: Refactor Module Attribute for IconAttr and Social Media Follow Modules
  • Fixed Custom CSS conversion issue.
  • Transition Style: Transition Style component refactoring.
  • Position Options: Fix the issue of the Position Options style being rendered when no attribute is given by allowing the style component to have the defaultPrintedStyleAttr property that is inferred from the module’s module.json

What’s Next For Divi 5?

With the Dev Alpha and Dev Beta phases in our rearview mirror, it’s now full-speed ahead towards Public Alpha, the first user-facing beta version. Between now and the release of the Public Alpha, we will fill in missing features, fix bugs, and ensure we finish enough of the project to warrant a public release.

If you aren’t familiar with Divi 5, let me give you a quick refresher. πŸ‘‰ Divi 5 is a complete rewrite of the Divi Builder focused on the fundamentals. We aren’t adding many, if any, new features but instead are focused on performance, stability, scalability, and extendability. We squeezed everything we could out of Divi 4, and now we are building the new foundation we need to propel Divi into the future. To get there, we essentially need to recreate every piece of the Divi Builder one piece at a time.

We are now working towards the release of Divi 5 Public Alpha. This will be a functional and hopefully bug-free version of Divi 5 but with some of the least popular Divi modules and features missing. You’ll be able to test out Divi 5 and even use this version if the missing features aren’t something you miss.

After the Public Alpha is released, we will work towards the Public Beta, which will include all of Divi’s current features and serve as a release candidate for Divi 5, pending the fix of any bugs found by our beta testers.

Join The Divi 5 Dev Beta

If you are a developer creating custom Divi modules for the community, you can apply to join the Divi 5 Dev Beta. If you already applied to the Dev Alpha but weren’t accepted, there’s no need to apply again. Just keep on an eye on your email inbox for an invite.

Reminder: This phase of the beta program is only intended for developers of Divi modules. Once we have added a few more features, polished the UI, and cleaned up any remaining bugs, we will release the Divi 5 Public Alpa, the first beta version intended for general testing.

Stay Tuned For More Updates

I give a Divi 5 update every month, so be sure to subscribe to our newsletter and our YouTube channel to stay current! Divi 5 is a big project, but I’ll be here every step of the way, pulling back the curtains and giving you insight into our progress.

Leave a comment if you have any questions, and I’ll see you in the next update.


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  1. Exciting news! The announcement of Divi 5 Dev Beta has us on the edge of our seats. Anticipation for the new features and possibilities is real. Kudos to the Divi team for their continuous commitment to pushing the boundaries of web design. πŸš€πŸ’» #Divi5 #InnovationUnleashed

  2. Love those two words: Performance and Stability. On the performance side, I keep having arguments with my hosting provider and that provider keeps pointing at Divi. Initial loads have been slow even with WPRocket, CloudFlare, and a persistent object cache. I am hoping for a great improvement here before I bite the bullet and move 30+ websites to a new host. :-}

  3. For those of us that use both Divi and Extra, is Extra going to just fade away?

    While this is great news for our Divi Sites, I have concerns about the time and effort we’ve spent on Extra.
    Could we get an answer on the planned future of Extra, please?

    • Extra will also benefit from the release of Divi 5, since it’s also powered by the Divi Builder. Divi, Extra and the Divi Builder plugin will all be based on the new framework.

      • That’s great news, thanks Nick

      • that is awesome

  4. Is there information on what features would NOT be included in the first Divi 5 release so we can see if we would be able to upgrade?

    • Yes, once we reach the Public Alpha phase we will provide that information.

  5. I’m Naomi Suzuki
    I’ve probably sold more Divi than anyone in Japan.
    I’ve submitted the application to test Divi alpha a long time ago.
    I haven’t got anything.
    You guys do stuff like this so I stopped promoting Divi for a while.
    You didn’t accept my Japanese translation update for Divi either.
    When can I test Divi 5?

    • This stage of the beta program is only intended for developers who are creating custom Divi modules for the community. Divi power users won’t be able to contribute to this stage of the beta program because Divi 5, in its current state, is not intended to be used. It’s code and developer documentation are available to be studied by developers so that they can prepare their modules for the transition.

  6. Wonderful news! The launch of Divi 5 Dev Beta represents a huge advancement in giving web developers and designers alike more power. πŸš€πŸŽ‰ With this new version, our efforts to construct websites should be even more flexible, imaginative, and effective. Can’t wait to explore the updated features and functionalities to build truly amazing online experiences. Congratulations to the Divi team for their relentless innovation and commitment to making our web development process as easy as possible! #Divi5, #WebDevelopment, and #InnovationUnleashed

  7. Great! Thanks for the update. I hope this time Divi has an option to delete the data from the database. Please include this feature on Themes and Plugins.

  8. The new divi 5.0 is going to be faster than the divi 4?? My websites are heavy and too slow

  9. Hoping the public alpha/beta is coming soooon!

  10. As a subscriber to Elegant Themes for over 10 years and a Divi power user it’s kind of a bummer that I haven’t been accepted into the Divi v5 alpha or beta. I also opted into email notifications about v5 but I haven’t seen a single email about it.

  11. When is Public Alpha? Been a month since this post.

  12. I use Divi for my websites, I noticed that currently you have to work a lot on optimization to have a good score on Gtmetrix and Google page speed (mobile side). The biggest problem I have personally encountered is Divi’s too heavy javascript, I am referring specifically to the scripts.min file, it slows down the site a lot and I have not currently found a way to postpone the loading of the file after the page loads. I tried with the Flying script plugin, yes, it works, it sends the file after loading the page, but Divi’s javascript doesn’t work, for example the (hamburger) button on the navbar doesn’t work.
    Another point that I hope to find in Divi 5 are the flexboxes included in the various sections and rows, currently they must be added manually in the custom css.

  13. Hello there!

    I’m super happy to hear about the progress on everything you guys are doing here.

    I submitted to be apart of the dev beta testing as I want to develop free divi modules for others, but I haven’t heard back.

    Is there possibly a way to get to be apart of what you guys are doing. I would love to give back to the community in that way!


  14. That’s great news, thanks Nick

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