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Divi Feature Update! The New Contact Form Module With More Input Options, Conditional Logic & Field Validation

The New & Improved
Contact Form Module Today we are announcing a huge update to the Divi contact form module, including new field types, more customization options, field validation and conditional logic.

Today is a big day for the Divi contact form module! This new update takes what was a simple form builder and transforms it into something much more advanced and full of possibilities. We have added more input types, more customizability, field validation rules and conditional logic. It’s a big update that really takes the module to the next level.

New Input Types The contact form module now comes with all the input types you need, including checkboxes, select dropdowns and radio buttons.
The contact form module now contains all of the input types that you need, including select dropdowns, checkboxes and radio buttons, and the new interface makes it easy to manage sub items within these new field types. Add and subtract dropdown and radio items with ease and even choose which ite..

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How to Color Code Divi Blog Posts by Author

One of Divi’s main goals is to make sure that every element on your website looks good, and blog posts are no exception. However, there’s always room for improvement, and color coding your blog posts by author offers a way for users to navigate your content more efficiently (as well as identifying their favorite writers!).
In this article, we’re going to talk more about why you may want to color code your Divi blog posts, and how to do it in two simple steps. It’s time for a new coat of paint!
Why You Should Consider Color Coding Your Divi Blog Posts Before we go any further, let’s clear up what we mean by color coding your Divi blog posts. In the next section, we’re going to teach you how to assign each of your writers a color that will appear as the background for their own posts. In this example, I assigned my own posts (as author1) a very fetching light blue:

The effect itself is relatively simple, but it offers an impactful way to differentiate writers. Users can easily recogn..

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10 WordPress Tasks You Can Automate with Zapier

Running a website can be a big job, which means any tools that help you to simplify your workflow are invaluable. Enter Zapier – a unique online service that helps you automate many common WordPress tasks. You can use it to integrate your website with popular social networks and other tools, enabling you to combine and automate tasks such as posting your blog entries to social media, backing up your drafts, or even adding new content to your calendar.
In this roundup, we’ll highlight ten of the most useful ‘Zaps’, and explain how you can get started with each one. Before that, let’s talk a little more about Zapier itself!
Introducing Zapier With Zapier, you can automate common tasks across apps to help you simplify your workflow.
Zapier is a service that enables you to automate workflows across common apps and tasks, resulting in the creation of ‘Zaps’. This can include importing content from other platforms, posting RSS feed items, sharing survey responses, and much more.
By using..

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How to Open Fullwidth Header & Slider Buttons in New Tab/Window

We all know that building a website that attracts and speaks to a particular audience is a process. Every action they take on your website matters because it’s part of their customer journey. Every visitor, and potential client, needs to feel personally approached and understood.
Getting your website on point requires a lot of things, like a good design, well-thought-out content and definitely enough CTAs that’ll push your visitors to take the actions both you and they want.
One of the most used elements that support calls to action on a website is a button. You can usually find buttons in various sections of a website. They can lead to different parts of the website or they can refer a visitor to an external website.
With Divi, we allow each person who’s creating a website to include their buttons wherever they want and how much they want. If you want to engage with your target audience in a fast way and if you want to trigger curiosity right from the start of their visit on your w..

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How to Open Divi Fullwidth Header & Slider Buttons in New Tab/Window

We all know that building a website that attracts and speaks to a particular audience is a process. Every action they take on your website matters because it’s part of their customer journey. Every visitor, and potential client, needs to feel personally approached and understood.
Getting your website on point requires a lot of things, like a good design, well-thought-out content and definitely enough CTAs that’ll push your visitors to take the actions both you and they want.
One of the most used elements that support calls to action on a website is a button. You can usually find buttons in various sections of a website. They can lead to different parts of the website or they can refer a visitor to an external website.
With Divi, we allow each person who’s creating a website to include their buttons wherever they want and how much they want. If you want to engage with your target audience in a fast way and if you want to trigger curiosity right from the start of their visit on your w..

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Ace Your Next Design Review With This Simple Guide

Design reviews are an important part of every project. They enable your entire team to catch up with your progress, and also gives them the opportunity to receive valuable feedback on their recent work. What’s more, these reviews can also help make sure everybody is on the same page regarding the project’s design. The problem is, just as with any other type of meeting, holding a productive design review can be tricky.
In this article, we’re going to talk about what design reviews are and how they can help you create better products. Then, we’ll cover seven steps that can help you ace your next design review without breaking a sweat. Let’s jump in!
What Is a Design Review (And How It Can Help You)? Design reviews are milestone meetings that are more typical for large teams and projects. For example, if you’re working on a website or an app, a review meeting can help your team evaluate whether there are any kinks to work out with the design, and if you’re ready to advance to the next s..

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Divi Plugin Highlight – Divi Portfolio Grid

Divi includes a portfolio module that displays your portfolio in full width or a grid layout and includes all the basic functions you’d expect from a Divi module – backgrounds, fonts, colors, borders, overlays, icons, etc. What if you want a different layout, such as a multi-column design, or new features such as a customizable button? You might be interested in a third party plugin called Divi Portfolio Grid.
Divi Portfolio Grid is a third-party plugin from Divi Theme Store. It not only gives you the standard Divi module features, but also provides a 2, 3, and 4 column layout with new styling features so you can create unique portfolios. It also adds a button with text and hover effects to change the colors.
In this overview we’ll take a look at Divi Portfolio Grid using a sample portfolio that I created. All images used in the portfolios and backgrounds were taken from Unsplash.com.
Installing the Divi Portfolio Grid Plugin
Before you can upload the plugin you’ll need to unzip t..

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16 Best Grid Style WordPress Themes for Beautiful Masonry Blogs or Portfolios in 2017

Grid style website layouts are arguably as popular as they’ve ever been, thanks to wildly successful adoptions of the style by the likes of Pinterest. However, there’s a big step to take between deciding you’d like to adopt a grid style layout for your WordPress website, and actually implementing a high-quality design that does your content justice.
Fortunately, we’ve done the hard work by rounding up a selection of the very best grid style WordPress themes for beautiful masonry blogs or portfolios in 2017. Once you’re done browsing through the options, you should have a shortlist of themes that’ll serve you very well. Let’s start by exploring what you should look for in a grid style WordPress theme.
What to Look for in a Grid Style WordPress Theme Grid style WordPress themes are dime a dozen, and it takes a little consideration to separate the wheat from the chaff.
There are a few key characteristics you should consider essential: responsiveness, adherence with WordPress coding sta..

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How to Effectively Manage Multiple Divi Web Design Projects

Welcome to part 5, the final installment of our series Organizing and Taking Control of your Divi Web Design Business. In this series, we’re exploring several tactics, tools and strategies that will help you overcome the daily struggles that we all face as Divi Web Designers. From optimizing your daily routines, to creating systems and processes, to providing the best web design experience for your clients; we’re providing actionable items and steps that you can implement immediately with the purpose of helping you take control of your Divi Web Design business whether you’re a solo freelancer, a small agency or a remote team.
When you have multiple Divi Web Design projects going on, it’s hard to manage all of them and stay creative while juggling deadlines, client communication and all the things that go along with designing and developing a site. In this post, we’ll explore some ways you can effectively manage your Divi Web Design projects all while staying creative, fresh and balanc..

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How to Identify Cornerstone Articles in WordPress

If you’re one of the millions of WordPress webmasters using Yoast SEO, you may have noticed the new Cornerstone content feature that was released in April 2017 as part of Yoast 4.6.
But unless you’re a seasoned SEO guru, seeing this new feature pop up might have left you confused and struggling to understand:
What cornerstone content is Why you should care about cornerstone content How you can identify cornerstone articles on your own site Let’s fix that!
In this post, I’ll give you an introduction to cornerstone content and its importance. Then, I’ll get into some tips you can use to evaluate your own site and choose your own topics for cornerstone articles.
What Are Cornerstone Articles? While the cornerstone content feature is new to Yoast SEO, it’s by no means a fresh concept. The idea of cornerstone content has been around since at least 2007 when Brian Clark wrote about the concept in a post for Copyblogger.
Cornerstone content, or cornerstone articles, is content that acts ..

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