Summer is in full blast, but it looks like the Font Awesome team does not go on vacation. They just delivered 4 new category packs and that also means there is an update for the FA Icons for Divi plugin.
What’s new in FA Icons for Divi 2.8?
Quite a lot, actually.
Obviously it supports the new icon packs. (Check here.)
Beside using the Font Awesome CDN now you also have the option of Self hosting the icons of FA 5 Free. What is self hosting? It means that the icons will be served from the same server as your site, and not from a server that is part of a Content Delivery Network.
In case you use your WordPress dashboard in a different language than English you can now translate the whole plugin, including the labels on the switches through a css file. (If you want your translation to be included in the next version, send it over, and I’ll be happy to add it. You will find my contact on the Help tab.)
I fixed a bug which caused an error when trying to network activate the plugin on a multi-site installation. (Thanks to Stian for reporting this.)
I updated the URLs on the Help tab because they were pointing to already non-existing pages.
The the FA assets were updated in the plugin to make sure you get the latest icons under all circumstances.
I ran some test to make sure that the plugin works with the latest versions of Divi, Extra, and Divi Builder.
Not long ago Font Awesome 5 came out, and there are people who want to switch over. So here is a guide on how you can switch over to FA5 icons easily if you are using FA icons in Blurbs and if you are using the FA Icons for Divi Builder plugin.
The settings page also received a nice facelift and the plugin became multilingual. If you want your translation to be included in the package, just translate is with the help of the included .pot file and send it over to me. I will be happy to include it in the package.
Here’s a rundown of what all is new.
* [Tweak] Renamed the plugin due to licensing reasons (https://fontawesome.com/license) * [Feature] Added the option to use Font Awesome 5 free (v5.0.8) * [Feature] Added possibility to translate the plugin and included .pot file * [i18n] Added Hungarian translation * [Tweak] Added tabbed options to better separate basic and advanced settings * [Tweak] Improved the design of the setting page * [Compatibility] Updated compatible version numbers * Removed deprecated code * Bumped version number * February 13, 2018
First of all I’d like talk about the breadcrumbs a little in general. If you don’t know what website breadcrumbs are, they are links usually located somewhere at the top of the page of a website that show your current location on a certain website. I mean which page you currently are viewing and in which category. For example, if you are viewing an automotive website and you may be viewing particularly the “Opel Corsa” page, the breadcrumbs could be something like this: “Small Cars > German Cars > Opel > Corsa”. As you can see, the breadcrumbs may be useful if you have a website that has many pages. And possibly many categories as well.
“So, when you want to display the breadcrumbs navigation links somewhere on your Divi website, just place there this module and it will do its job.”
The Divi theme (you can read more about Divi on https://wpvivo.com – just note that it’s in Spanish) doesn’t have the breadcrumbs feature by default. Luckily, there is someone who has developed a premium plugin to add this feature to Divi. The plugin is called Divi Breadcrumbs Module and I will briefly review it in this article.
After activating the plugin in your WordPress admin panel, you will see a new module among your Divi modules options in the Divi Builder settings. This module will be called Divi Breadcrumbs and will be highlighted with the pink color. So you will surely notice it because of this color.
So, when you want to display the breadcrumbs navigation links somewhere on your Divi website, just place there this module and it will do its job. Then in the settings of this module you have some options. For example, you can choose to hide the homepage or the current page breadcrumb. Or, you can insert custom text for the home breadcrumb. And you can also change the separator icon “>>” to something different. You have 12 options there. In the design settings of the module you can customize the colors as well as the fonts sizes of the texts.
In overall, I think this is a pretty good plugin that does a really nice job. And if I had a website with a lot of content and many categories, I would most likely buy this plugin.
You can get a copy of this plugin here and I hope this review will help you.
Do you use breadcrumbs? Or only on certain types of sites? Or you try to avoid them as much as possible? Let me know in the comments below.
When it comes to work, I’m all about being effective. As effective as possible with as little scrolling and as few clicks as possible.
The design team at Elegant Themes did a great job in designing and further improving on the Divi Builder user interface. It is well organized and quite intuitive. I like working with it in general. And the Visual Builder on the front end was a nice addition recently, however, in most cases I still use the backend with the Divi Builder, it is simply more effective for me.
After working with it for some time – a couple years back – I realized though that there is too much scrolling involved when I need to adjust one thing in a module. So I started thinking and tinkering and wrote about it … But I wanted more!
If you are running a multilingual site with Divi, then you are going to LOVE THIS piece of news!
The teams of WPML / OnTheGoSystems and Divi / Elegant Themes have been working together hard on making their plugins compatible with eachother. It looks like they have achieved their goal and now you are able to translate the pages built with Divi in a few clicks thanks to WPML.
Check out this short intro video to get into the mood of making your site multilingual. 🙂
When I saw the video I was jumping with joy. A client of mine is running a multilingual site with 7 languages at the moment and getting the content translated was kinda difficult. I still need to test the above, but it looks like a gigantic load has been lifted off of multilingual site owners.
If you want to have a very detailed written tutorial, then you can find one in the WPML Documentation library here.
I am sooooo much looking forward to testing and using this! Thanks WPML and thanks Divi!