An Amazing New Way To Use Divi
Quick Actions makes it easier than ever to find what you are looking for, navigate the builder and perform tasks with speed and efficiency.
Today we are introducing Quick Actions, an incredible new way to use Divi. Quick Actions is the Divi enthusiast’s secret weapon. It allows you to do anything, go anywhere and find what you need within the Divi Builder and on your WordPress website with incredible speed. Using simple commands and an intelligent search system, you can really speed up your web design workflow.
To use the new Quick Actions system, simply press Shift+Space while you are in the builder, or click the new Search icon within the page settings bar.
A Robust Finder And Navigator
Using Quick Actions, you can easily find and navigate to specific elements, options and pages.
Quick Actions acts as a really robust search and navigation tool. It allows you to quickly locate and navigate to specific modules, rows and sections on your page as well as to specific builder options that would otherwise be nested several clicks deep into various settings windows. You can also quickly navigate to entirely different pages right from inside the builder and jump straight into editing without having to click through your WordPress dashboard at all. You can even quickly jump to relevant Divi settings pages, the Divi Role Editor and the Divi Library.
Quickly Navigate Your Page While You Build
Using the Go To command, you can quickly search through and navigate to specific modules, rows and sections on your page. This becomes especially useful on long pages. If you are using custom Admin Labels, these labels will become searchable within the Go To command. If you know the admin label of a section and want to jump to it right away, Quick Actions makes that super easy. If you are an avid Backend Builder user and prefer to build in Wireframe mode, this command is especially useful since it’s often difficult to hunt through the block interface for specific items, even when they are labeled well.
Find & Edit Specific Builder Options
The Divi Builder has a lot of options. Even if you know what you want to edit, specific options can still be hard to find. Now these options are easily searchable in the Quick Actions toolbar. For example, if you want to edit the Background Color of your page, you can just type in Background Color and hit enter. The page settings window will pop up and you will be navigated directly to the Background Color option. This works for Divi Builder interface settings too. Using the Builder and Page commands, you can easily navigate through all available options.
Quickly Jump To New Pages And Start Editing
Not only can you search and navigate through your current page, you can also search through your WordPress website and jump to entirely new pages, right from inside the Quick Actions toolbar using the Open command. If you want to edit a new page, you can easily find that page and launch the Divi Builder without having the click through your WordPress dashboard at all. It’s so much faster.
Easy Access To Divi Settings, Role Editor And Library
Not only can you quickly jump to new pages, the Open command also gives you quick access to relevant Divi settings pages such as the Theme Customizer, Theme Options, Role Editor and the Divi Library. You don’t need to leave the builder and click through your WordPress dashboard to navigate to these areas. The Quick Actions toolbar gives you easy access.
Quick Access To Help Videos And Documentation
Quick Actions is also a great way to get help. When you type into the Quick Actions toolbar, it automatically searches our online documentation system for relevant articles and helps you find contextual help videos right inside the builder. Using the Help command will guide you through our internal and external help systems and get you the help you need.
Don’t Just Find Things. Do Things!
Quick Actions is so much more than just a finder. It also allows you to perform complex tasks within the builder with incredible speed and efficiency.
Being able to quickly navigate your page, the builder and your website is really cool, but Quick Actions is so much more than just a finder. It’s also a doer. You can quickly insert modules, rows, sections and even saved library items without having to navigate the builder interfacer at all. You can toggle view modes, import and export layouts, save your page, and switch between the back end and front end editors with ease. It’s really amazing and super convenient.
Insert Modules, Rows, Sections And Saved Library Items
Using the Insert command, you can quickly add anything to your page. Instead of having to click multiple times and scroll through a long list of modules to locate and add a Slider module, just type “Slider” into the Quick Actions toolbar and hit enter to instantly add a Slider module to your page! Not only that, you can even search through and add items from your Divi Library. All of your available items are right there and fully searchable.
Save, Publish And Switch Between Backend And Frontend Editors
Quick Actions makes it easy to save your page and switch between the Backend and Frontend editors. We have done our best to add every action imaginable into the Quick Actions toolbar. If you want to do something, just open up Quick Actions and start typing. There is a good chance that your desired action will be available.
Toggle View Modes And Interaction Modes
Using the View command, you can quickly toggle between the various Divi Builder View Modes and Interaction Modes. You can switch between Wireframe Mode, Visual Mode and Responsive Modes. You can also quickly switch between Hover Mode, Click Mode and Grid Mode.
For Experts And Newcomers Alike
A master of Quick Action commands can navigate the builder and and perform tasks with incredible speed, but even if you aren’t familiar with Quick Actions, you can still use it as a search tool, or simply click through the available commands manually. You don’t need to memorize anything. Just start typing and Quick Actions will help you find what you are looking for and help you do what you are trying to do.
The new Quick Actions system is available today, so download Divi and take it for a spin. Let us know what you think in the comments and don’t forget to check back next week for even more great Divi features coming your way.
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Okay, great feature. With one caveat.
Can you change the shortcut to something other than a common keyboard usage? I keep inadvertently calling up the shortcut when doing quick edits.
Because I type kind of fast, SHIFT+SPACE always runs in line with my typing.
For me personally, and I don’t know if anyone else feels this way, it really gets in the way.
This is so cool! Thanks Nick and ET/Divi Team! I have not seen the comments section yet, don’t know if anybody has thought of this idea…but am liking the idea that instead of calling it DIVI ACTIONS…it’s more appropriate to call this feature “QUICK NICK”! Haha! 🙂
Gotta say I’m blown away by how cool Divi is and how it keeps improving radically! My lifetime membership is, by far, the best investment I’ve ever made in web design tools – super stoked.
To be honest, I find this to be a gimmicky feature and would rather see more attention paid to implementing and improving the countless modules that have gone untouched for years like the Gallery, SLider, Blog, Carousel, Social Media, Tabs, Portfolio, iconography and many others.
At first, the new developer tools were a nice addition, but lately, I feel too much attention is being given to improving workflow processes that never existed. It’s the old adage of an answer in search of a question that no one asked.
The Divi modules seriously lag behind other premium themes and improving modules would go a long way.
Found some quirky behavior when using the new editor on a page which is a destination for a multiple domain mapping page (we have a subdomain mapped to this specific page). Once mapping was removed the editor behaved as expected.
1) finally make Dynamic content for languages other than English! (Still with October waiting for!)
2) it is convenient, but again the search will work with other languages.
3) Woocommerce, poorly configured from the side, you have to write a lot of additional CSS, because in most cases the styles are interchanged in Extra & Divi themes
4) to Introduce the possibility of GDPR for the application forms
And this is only a small part.. The rest of the chat with tech support
It’s definitely nice how you keep on improving Divi with useful things nobody asked for or even knew they wanted it.
When will you start working on improving existing features that many people already did ask for because they know they want it?
Here are a few things that have been asked many times by me and others in the old theme suggestion forum and in the support chat. All we here from support that it has been added to the list and then we never hear from it again.
– iPad portrait: blurb image doesn’t span the full width (so you see a white margin around the image).
– Full width header not correctly centered on mobile (especially with 2 buttons) and not enough space
Improve existing features
– Add Social Media channels for header/footer + setting to open link in a new window (similar to the social media follow module)
– Person module: add more social channels + website + email option (similar to the social media follow module)
– Social media module: option to add a website + email + custom link (Avada has that).
– Gallery module grid: re-add the ‘Random order’ setting it exixts in WP + classic builder and has been removed from the visual builder.
– All image modules to use the title + alt tag that are specified the media library.
– Contact form to send comfirmation to submitter
– Maps module: alternative for Google Maps
– Save global design settings (without global modules)
– Theme customizer for the backend builder so you don’t have to switch to the front (or make all page backend page settings available in the front end).
– Add Global color settings (like oxygen)
– Add Font size settings for each header h1, h2 etc
– Add a responsive breakpoint for iPad in ladscape mode (and/or option to add custom breakpoints)
– Border + shadow settings for columns
– Timed content: a setting on sections, rows, columns and modules to specify the from/to date and time that item should be displayed
Please also consider using a tool like GetSatisfaction or UserVoice so users can vote on idea. That way we and you can see what feature reguest is most valued by the community.