Divi 5 Progress Update: Kicking Off The New Year

Posted on January 30, 2024 by 15 Comments

Divi 5 Progress Update: Kicking Off The New Year
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I’m back with another Divi 5 progress update. Last month, I gave an initial look at the new Divi 5 interface, so if you missed that, you’ll want to go back and check it out. The new Divi 5 interface focuses on speed and efficiency, two core values of this foundational update. It’s faster, leaner, and more customizable than ever before

Today’s update will be a bit less action-packed. The team took time off towards the end of last month for the holidays. This is also the time of year when we devote resources towards reflecting on the previous year, charting our goals, reviewing performance, and other good stuff that keeps us on the right track.

After a bit of housekeeping and a short break, we are back in action, starting 2024 refreshed and ready to kick it into high gear.

What We Accomplished This Month

We still got a lot done since my last update, continuing our steady march toward the Divi 5 Public Alpha. We officially deprecated the original Divi 4 interface, audited and updated various dependencies to make sure that Divi 5 is on the latest tech stack, and finished converting all the Divi modules slated for the Public Alpha release.

We are now finishing up the remaining features that we have deemed critical for the Alpha phase, such as Global Colors, Presets, Dynamic Assets, Auto Saves, Browser Backups, and a few of others.

There’s still much to do, but after working on Divi 5 for three years, being close enough to see the light at the end of the tunnel is exciting.

Here are the latest Divi 5 changelog entries. 👇

  • Added Contact Form module for Divi 5.
  • Added Comments module for Divi 5.
  • Completed Divi 5 interface transition.
  • Removed deprecated Divi 4 design styles.
  • Removed deprecated Divi 4 design scripts and packages.
  • Removed deprecated proxy types.
  • Fixed Divi 5 design interaction mode bugs.
  • Updated Divi 5 build process stack.
  • Enabled Transition Style on advancedStyles for style component.
  • Added `advancedStyles` support to existing style components: Common style, Background style, CSS style, Dividers style, Text style, Border style, BoxShadow style, DisabledOn style, Filters style, Font style, FontBody style, FontHeader style, Icon style, Overflow style, Position style, Sizing style, Spacing style, TextShadow style, Transform style, and ZIndex style.
  • Added Layers View’s renaming module’s admin label ability for Divi 5.
  • Added the ability to navigate to the Layers View modal with the `CMD+L` or `CTRL+L` shortcut.
  • Fixed Blurb module image alignment not working when the image width is less than 100%.
  • Fixed text overflow issue when border-radius is used in the Blurb module.
  • Fixed inability to reset option value or open field description because the color’s tooltips overlap reset and help buttons when not showing.

The Divi AI Image Editor

In other news, we recently released the Divi AI Image Editor, allowing you to edit images with the power of AI right inside the builder. You can modify elements, add objects, expand and fill the canvas, enhance your images, and more. It’s one of several Divi AI updates we have planned for this year, along with a few other surprises that we hope you will find helpful while you wait for Divi 5 to be released.

Stay Tuned For More Updates

Stay tuned for more updates, and don’t forget to follow us by email and subscribe to our YouTube channel to ensure you don’t miss a thing. I’ll be back next month with another Divi 5 progress update!

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15 Comments

  1. Congratulations on all the work done so far!
    It really is exciting to see how Divi evolves and grows!
    It is also inevitable that users will have doubts. A question that keeps me in suspense is:
    What will happen to the websites built with the Divi 4 version?
    Will they be fully compatible with the upgrade to Divi 5?
    What about plugins built on Divi 4 as well as Marketplace layouts?
    Will they also continue to be compatible?
    Thanks for the responses and good luck with Divi 5.

    • Thank you so much for your kind words and support! It’s indeed an exciting time for us as we continue to evolve and grow Divi. We understand that with every significant update, there come questions and concerns about compatibility and the transition process.

      Regarding your question about the transition from Divi 4 to Divi 5, we’ve made it a top priority to ensure backward compatibility. Websites built with Divi 4 will be fully compatible with Divi 5. Our team has worked diligently to test and refine the upgrade process to ensure a smooth transition for all existing Divi websites. Your site’s functionality and design will remain intact, and you’ll be able to take advantage of the new features and improvements in Divi 5 without any hassle.

      As for plugins and layouts built specifically for Divi 4, we’ve also focused on maintaining compatibility. We’ve collaborated closely with developers in the Divi community to provide guidance and support in updating their products for Divi 5 compatibility. While we anticipate that most plugins and layouts will work seamlessly with Divi 5, we encourage users to check for any updates from third-party developers that may enhance compatibility or add new functionalities aligned with Divi 5’s features.

      We’re committed to providing comprehensive support and resources to help our users through the upgrade process. Should you have any more questions or require assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Support Team.

      Thank you again for your support, and good luck with your projects in Divi 5, and here’s to creating even more amazing websites together!

  2. Thanks for the update, I’m looking forward to DIVI 5’s eventual release!

    I realise you aren’t yet looking at new features, but please, please add a Related Content (based on both tags and categories) and a Breadcrumbs module. I’ve used third-party ones and they are pretty poor and have frequently disappearing developers; when they disappear, so does support, compatibility and bug fixing. I’d love to see these 2 must-have modules released by DIVI themselves.

    Please can you also check the Google Fonts integration before DIVI 5, as it still seems to include a bazillion subsets even if you choose not to support outdated browsers leading to a lot of page bloat.

    Many thanks!

  3. In DIVI5 more Features to Design Menus withoit using other Plugins or CSS Hacks?

    Other Templates have more functions to Design modern Menus. Slide in, Top, Left, Hamburger. And all can configure easy for ever Devices

  4. Very importand was different Logos on devices an for normal sticky und transparent Headers.

    Some more included modern Modules Like Flipbox, modern Headlines, mouse over cursor

    One Page Functions

    Menu sticky left or options for over Layer Menus

  5. wait, are you saying you deprecated the Divi 4 interface before launching the stable release of Divi 5? That would mean there’s no officially supported stable release of Divi. Am I the only one who’s nervous about that idea?

  6. Is unlimited Divi AI included in the lifetime membership? When I purchased it years ago, I’m pretty sure all present AND future themes AND plugins were included in the price. Divi AI is clearly part of the Divi theme.

    • We’ve designed the Divi AI feature to greatly speed up website creation, making it a valuable asset. This is a brand-new service that has ongoing costs. While we give all Divi users the ability to create 100 prompts for free, providing unlimited prompts for any one-time payment would not support the ongoing fees associated with this service. While we understand concerns about the added cost, we believe that we’ve priced Divi AI Unlimited very competitively when looking at other alternatives.

  7. Hello from France,
    I have been a Divi user for several years and I have loved designing many sites but Divi has been left behind by the competition on certain technologies and functionalities and compatibility. And that’s why you decided to launch Divi 5 but I have to tell you, the provisional and final version are really slow to be on the market and the business is not waiting. Many people, including me, risk switching to the competition! I know that you are doing everything to go quickly but be careful because during this time the others are also repositioning! Good luck and hoping for a quick release of a stable and operational version.

    • I have to agree and I’m one of those Samy is talking about.

    • Same here. I hope this is a complete retool because the disruption in the market by Gutenberg, Wix, etc., et al. are raising curiosity in the market about choices and Divi has a long history of disappointing and being clunky for end users.

      Divi, in it’s current form, is all over the place and overwhelms the average user.

      I don’t even let my customers touch the design tools. All they see is a “Pods” backend where they enter data. Complete separation from the design & Divi. It’s the only way for me to work (that is, be productive…) otherwise they get lost in the choices and I get swamped by support requests.

      WordPress is creating the same issue with all their “blocks”.

  8. Hello from London,
    I am just wondering, will Divi Ai ever have a lifetime subscription/membership price like Divi has or will it only be monthly and yearly subscriptions?

    • The Divi AI was designed to greatly speed up website creation, making it a valuable asset. This is a brand-new service that has ongoing costs. While we give all Divi users the ability to create 100 prompts for free, providing unlimited prompts for any one-time payment would not support the ongoing fees associated with this service. While we understand concerns about the added cost, we believe that we’ve priced Divi AI Unlimited very competitively when looking at other alternatives.

  9. Is it reasonable to assume that any Divi Extensions, layouts, child themes, etc., on offer in the Divi Marketplace after the release of the Divi 5 stable must be natively Divi 5 compatible?

  10. Does it make sense to create a new website on Divi 4 today, since version 5 will be released soon? What functions are better not to use when creating a new website (since, for example, animations will be removed in the new version of the template). When can we expect the Alpha version?

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