Hey Divi Nation, welcome to a brand new Divi Use Case live stream where each week we show you how to add new design and functionality to your Divi website.
Today we have special live stream on Gutenberg and the New Divi Builder Experience. I’ll be showing you how the New Divi Builder works with WordPress 5.0 and the best way to get Divi up and running with all the wonderful new features now available on the backend.
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Here are some helpful FAQ’s that recap some of the things discussed in this live stream:
Do I have to update Divi or upgrade to WordPress 5.0?
For those of you not ready for Gutenberg or the new Divi Builder Experience, don’t worry.
You do not need to update to WordPress 5.0, but if you do you’ll need to update Divi as well for all the compatibility fixes we included for WP 5 support.
So, if you don’t want to *have* to update Divi right now, you don’t need to update WordPress now either.
In what order should I perform the updates?
You don’t need to do it in a particular order, but you will need to make sure and update Divi if you update WordPress 5.0.
How will the new Divi experience work on older versions of WordPress?
Just like before, however the newest Divi includes the New Divi Builder on the backend with all the new features that were once only available on the Visual Builder.
What about bugs?
We are actively watching for any bugs that have arisen due to the nature of the significant change Gutenberg brings, and we are releasing bug fix releases (basically daily) to ensure things are as stable as possible.
Now that Guteberg is here, do I have to use the Visual Builder?
No, you can now use the New Divi Builder on the backend which comes with all new features that were once only available on the Visual Builder.
(See above: How to Activate the New Divi Builder on the backend with WordPress 5.0 (preferred method))
Where is the old (familiar) classic Divi backend builder?
The new Divi Builder on the backend has all the familiar features and feel of the Classic Divi Builder plus all the “Visual Builder” type features and more. However, the new Divi Builder allows you to switch back to the Classic Divi Builder at anytime from the backend page editor.
(See above: Switch Back to Classic Divi Builder)
Can I use Gutenberg and Divi Builder at the same time?
They are both “page builders”, so you would need to choose one or the other. However, we are working on exciting integrations (coming soon) where you can use your favorite Divi modules within Gutenberg, or use any registered Gutenberg blocks within the Divi Builder.