How do I set the options in the Divi Theme options creator tab? What are they for? How do I make the right choices?
Although one of the recent updates to the Divi theme has incorporated new and more appropriate translations, it is still sometimes a little unclear.
The proof is in the pudding for this tab called "Creator" tabI'm not sure what it means... However, here we'll talk about performance and user experience.
This is what we will see in this article. Here is the programme:
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1 - The " Creator > Post Type Integration" sub-tab
As you can see from this screenshot, there is nothing very complicated here.
If you wish, you can enable or disable the Divi Builder on certain types of posts such as :
- The articles
- The pages
- The projects
By default, these are all enabled.
Why disable them? This can be useful if you employ editors on your site and do not want them to be able to use the Divi Builder on certain types of publications.
For example, you can decide to write your posts with Gutenberg only, the native WordPress editor. This way, no one will be able to enable content creation with Divi's page builder.
Find out what you can do with the Divi theme
2 - The Creator > Advancedsub-tab
From the Creator > Advanced tab, you can enable or disable certain options.
- Static CSS file generation: This option allows you to declare the CSS styles generated by the Divi Builder in a static file. This means that these files will be cached, like plugins like WP Rocket or WP Super Cache. This option can improve the performance of your Divi site but this will only work if option #3 (declare styles locally) is enabled.
- Clear: This is a mistranslation of "clear" which means "to clean", in other words, it clears the cache.
- Declare styles locally: In previous versions of the Divi Builder, the CSS styles of modules were displayedinline in the footer. Enable this option if you want to restore this behaviour. Personally, I don't recommend enabling this option.
- Product tour: this is the virtual tour of the Divi Builder. If you enable it, it will automatically start every time you activate the Divi Builder. If you find this annoying, simply disable it here.
- Enable Latest Divi Builder Experience: This allows you to use the latest version of the Visual Builder. If you disable this option, you will find a Divi Builder in Back Office optimised since Divi 3.18. I don't think it's a good idea to disable this option as the new Divi Builder offers many new features.
- Enable Classic Editor: This option allows you to keep the classic WordPress editor, the one that was used until version 4.9.x. This saves you from installing the Classic Editor plugin, which offers the same functionality. Personally, I don't recommend enabling this option.
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3 - Other Divi theme options
We are done with the settings in the Divi Creator tab. You have seen that they are very simple. Enable or disable the ones you want and don't forget to save your records for each tab you change.
You can find the other articles in this series dedicated to Divi Theme Options here:
- How to set up the General tab of the Divi theme ?
- How to set up the Navigation tab of the Divi theme ?
- How to set up the Creator tab of the Divi theme? (you are on this article)
- How to set up the Layout tab of the Divi theme ?
- How to set up the Advertising tab of the Divi theme ?
- How to set up the SEO tab of the Divi theme ?
- How to set up the Integration tab and Updates tab of the Divi theme ?
Need more resources on Divi? Visit the ElegantThemes blog which is full of ideas and tutorials!