The Font Awesome for Divi Builder plugin received an important update!!!
Font Awesome has changed their apporach in how the icon library can be included with a site – for good. Until now when a new version of the icon library was released you needed to paste a new code into the head of your site. Now this is over. There is one code (you can generate it here) which you never have to change again and you will always receive the latest and greatest of font icon.
Note: you will need to generate your own Font Awesome embed code here
! It is not provided by The Divi Maganize.
This change has also been reflected in the Font Awesome for Divi Builder plugin. Activate it, enter the code received from Font Awesome and you are ready to go – for a loooooooong time. 🙂
Also a new feature of the plugin is a dashboard widget where you will receive news about any updates and news from The Divi Magazine.
Head over to the store to grab the new version, or just click this button below:
The amazing Divi 3.0 is out (for some time now) and fellow Divi enthusiast, Andrej found this the right time to put together an infographic on the history of Divi. Without further ado, here it comes:
Using Divi with a child theme and a CDN might result in the ETModules font icons not showing. Here’s the solution.
The Font Awesome for Divi plugin has been updated! And what an update!!! Font Awesome for Divi Builder 2.2 supports not only the Divi theme, but also the Divi Builder plugin (with any theme) and the Extra theme as well!
(Yes, the plugin has been renamed to TDM: Font Awesome for Divi Builder, as the Divi Builder plugin is the core element of all three items.)
What else do you get with this version?
[Bugfix] No error messages are shown on frontend or backend after first plugin activation (when no data is saved yet)
[Bugfix] Styles are not loaded anymore when Font Awesome is disabled
[Feature] Styles can be loaded when other plugin is used to load Font Awesome
[Feature] You can keep the options when deleting the plugin
Where can I get the Font Awesome for Divi Builder 2.2 plugin?
Go and grab the plugin from the store for free, while stocks last! 🙂
(If you feel generous, you can invite me for a coffee here.)
How do I install the plugin?
Just like any other WordPress plugin.
Method 1: In your WP admin go to Plugins > Add New > Upload > Select the zip file and click the button.
Method 2: Unzip the zip file and copy the contents (including the parent directory) via ftp to your server under ‘wp-content/plugins’.
How do I upgrde from an older version?
Method 1: In your WP admin go to Plugins, delete the old plugin, then add the new plugin. Warning: your settings will not be saved! That feature comes in the new version.
Method 2. Upload the files to your server via ftp and simply override the old files. Your settings will be kept!
Where will I find the settings?
In your WP admin area, either under the menu ‘Divi’ or ‘Extra’, depending on the theme you use. For the Divi Builder plugin it is also under the menu ‘Divi’.
Do you have other information on Font Awesome and Divi?
Yes, here is the list of posts that have to do with Font Awesome and Divi:
The Font Awesome for Divi plugin has been updated to include version 4.5.0 of the icon library.
Now you can use cool icons like and some more.
Don’t be an ! Hop to the store and put the plugin in your .
I won’t be asking for your because the plugin is for free. Don’t there, grab some other goodies as well.
Upload the plugin to your WordPress site and you are ready to go. It works in all major browswers, even in .
And if you like it then about it. Or you can invite me for a . 🙂
Happy 2016 to everyone! Hope you all had happy holidays with lots of joy and good food. I’m still trying to recover, so I’m taking it easy. 🙂 This gave me some time to re-check how the admin UI of the “new” Divi can be improved.
A lot has changed since February 2015, when I posted the first article on this topic, which was still done pre Divi 2.4. Since then we have a more enhanced Divi with more options, more user-friendlyness and more of everything, thanks to the dedication of ET. And we also have the amazing Divi Builder plugin which you can use with any theme you want, and we have the Extra theme, which is also based on the Divi Builder. (Thanks guys! You are the best!!!)
And this brings us to the first big improvement of this trick: it WORKS WITH ALL THREE: the Divi Builder, the Divi theme and the Extra theme. Updated to Divi 2.6.x.
The UI of the Divi Builder also has changed dramatically to its advantage. But for me there was still some “room for improvement”. 🙂 I’m always looking for ways to optimize things that make work (or fun) easier whether it’s less clicks, less scrolling or more data on the screen. So read on to find out how you can have a Divi user interface that makes your work faster.
Please note, this article and instructions are for Font Awesome version 4.x.
For the instructions for Font Awesome 5 click here.
To follow up last weeks post about using Font Awesome icons for a blurb instead of the built in Elegant Font icons, and as promised, here is what you can do to make it easier, faster and using less code and clicking to use them in blurbs all over your site.
Note 1: This post is not about using more than 1 icon in one blurb! Why would you anyway, right? 🙂
Note 2, to set the expectations: This solution needs some very minor technical experience (basically search and copy-paste). The solution IS simple, however it does not provide a super-simple click-and-drag-and-it-works solution. (I’m thinking about one, but it’s a tad bit difficult.)
At last, the second version of Font Awesome for Divi is out!!! Check it, grab it, use it and rate it!