Many of you have been contacting me recently to tell me that the Divi Builder in backoffice was no longer available since the Update of WordPress 5.
Indeed, this is indeed the case, the Divi Builder as we knew it "no longer exists".
However, ElegantTheme has provided an option in its settings to continue using the Divi Builder in the back office.
In this short article, I suggest you discover how to find the old version of the Divi Builder as well as its "new backend version".
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1 - Why continue to use the Divi Builder in the back office?
If you first discover Divi after December 6, 2018, you probably wonder why users would want to continue using the old version of this page builder...
Since the update of WordPress 5, the editor has changed, leading to the adaptation of some extensions such as the Divi Builder.
So why do you want to "do as before"?
Certainly because the visual version of the edition is not always adequate or because some users simply do not want to change their habits. The Divi Builder was one of the few manufacturers that could be used in front or back.
But beyond that, it is important to be able to access the old Divi Builder for a certain transition time during which users can switch. It also allows to correct some dysfunctions that could appear with the use of the Visual Builder.
Also to be read: 10 good reasons to choose the Divi theme
2 - How to edit a page with the old Divi Builder?
To use the old version of the Divi Builder, the Divi theme has added an option in its settings. Go to Divi > Theme options > Creator > Advanced and activate the last option as shown in the following video.
This option provides the same functionality as the Classic Editor plugin. Thus, you have only no need to add this plugin if you use the Divi theme.
3 - For more information....
The release of WordPress 5 has caused a lot of ink to flow. I suggest you discover a selection of articles on this subject from the official ElegantTheme blog:
- Divi + WordPress 5
- The New Divi Builder Experience
- Gutenberg and the new Divi Builder experience
- A hands-on rundown of all the new features now available in Divi's Backend Editor