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Video Toolkit now supports Facebook Video Embed

Do you want to use Facebook to embed your videos on your Divi Powered website?

If so you will have found that our video toolkit for Divi wasn’t working as expected for these videos. So we fixed it.

We had a report that the tool wasn’t working as well as it should so we updated it and release a new patch today to make it happen for you.

More and more often Facebook is the go to destination for anyone online so supporting the embed of these videos was a real problem we needed to solve.

We had a report last week that it needed to happen for some of our users so we made it work this week with a new release.

Hope you guys like it and remember – we are serious about being the best at responding to our customers. We don’t always get it 100% right but we want to make sure you guys have confidence in how our modules and plugins work.

If you have any issues let us know and we will often have an update in 7 days. If its something more complex sometimes it may take longer however in most cases we will let you know and commit to an update schedule.


Auto Play added to Video Toolkit

We recently had a customer request for a new feature. They asked about auto play in our Video Toolkit.

Vimeo and Youtube both have auto play flags in their video embed players.

We thought that was a fantastic idea and very useful so we added it to Video Toolkit. You will see it in the Post Type and Overlay module.

This means when you open the video lightbox it can now auto play the video on load. It is using the default parameters for these players. You can take a look at the screenshot below to see the new Auto Play checkbox.

New Auto Play feature for Divi Video Toolkit

How do I get the Video Toolkit updates?

If you already are using the Divi Framework Video Toolkit just update it in the WordPress updates area. The update will automatically occur.

We also fixed the installation process. You will be asked to instal ACF Pro and we give you a link to it on installation.

Keep an eye out on the E-Learning area and other parts of our website for the latest news.

We replaced our knowledgebase with the course section of the site.

Other update this week?

We have a fair few other updates about to arrive this week including,

  1. our new theme for restaurants
  2. videos and how to guides for the resturant menu plugin
  3. Video and guide for the testimonials plugin
  4. If we get that done as quick as we want we will also start out video tutorial series on Gravity Forms.

Its all go go go here at Divi Framework.

Do you want to see a new feature in any plugin, theme or module?

Let us know and we can work towards an update for that plugin or an all new plugin or feature. We do regular videos and how to’s so don’t be afraid to ask. We may end up doing video series to answer your questions.

Free OpenTable module for Divi Video

Today we have released a Free OpenTable module for Divi and WordPress, the Open Table Reservation Divi Module for Divi.

The module integrates with the OpenTable booking widget providing a native module so you can easily manage your settings.

This means you can now take bookings directly on your Divi WordPress website for your OpenTable booking system.

Free OpenTable module video

This quick video overview gives you an introduction to this free plugin.

Default Behaviours for the Open Table Module for Divi

Free OpenTable module - Module Settings

Free OpenTable module – Module Settings

The OpenTable Divi Module allows you to enter your restaurant ID. You need to get the restaurant id directly from your open table account.

The next option is language. We have a number of options provided by default from OpenTable.

Widget type is a way to select a layout option for your OpenTable reservation method. The plugin provides 4 types – Standard, Wide, Tall and Button Only. I personally would recommend the button type as its simple and loads fast.

The Team at Divi Framework added in the alignment options and the ability to load the widget in an iframe. This can be helpful if you have styling conflicts from your website as the styles will have no conflict issues with an iframe.

The advanced tab provides the normal CSS styling options expected for any Divi Module in the backend.

What Else?

Yeah – its never enough so we also added in some basic styling to help you get the most out of the widget and not have problems with the default Divi Stylesheets from causing render issues. It should work in most cases but remember you have the fallback of the iframe if you have any major problems.

Remember this is also the default OpenTable offering which means you can have confidence in its abilities and it working moving forward, we have simply made a great wrapper for Divi to make it easy to use.

Hope you guys enjoy this one and keep an eye out for even more awesome tools for those of you making restaurant websites over the coming weeks.

Add a logo to your WooCommerce checkout page

Increasing trust with images via Checkout

Every website needs to portray trust to increase checkout conversion. The more a potential customer trusts you, the higher the chance they will purchase.

This is especially important for your first orders. A new customer that has found you online should be able to trust you.

What trust Symbols should I use?

Use any recognised trust symbol. Certification logos, Credit Card Logos and security symbols fit the bill.

When it comes to payment logos you can consider Paypal, VISA, Mastercard, AMEX. People trust these payment providers and will trust you more when you show these symbols.

Paypal is particularly important. People trust Paypal and its return policies. A lot of people will only pay with Paypal so make sure you offer it to gain trust.

You can add these in WooCommerce via the payment gateway tool in the checkout settings.

Other trust symbols are harder to use especially when it comes to your security symbols. In the screen cast I will should you how to use custom code to add these.

What symbols are best?

This Baynard study is a great guide to which ones work best. Norton and McAfee are well trusted in security, and are the most trusted in this research.

Elegant Themes uses the Norton security symbol on their website. This is to build trust with its potential customers.

The more symbols you have, the more trust you will gain so its worth putting in the time to understand this method.

How do you add these security symbols? lets watch the screen-cast to learn how.

Watch the Video Screen-cast

You can get the snippet below that we use in the video. Use a child theme to make sure you can safely update your site and not lose your trust symbols.

Overall this is a great effect and something you should absolutely have in your list of snippets and solutions.

What other methods of trust can be used?

Client Testimonials and up to date social media are also important.

If you have good social media that is up to date, you are much more likely to get sales because people know you are active. The internet is a ghost town of websites and articles that are out of date. Make sure you are alive and active online to increase your trust.

Add your social media logos to your header. Instagram and Youtube are excellent choices as they help people know who you are.

Want more ways to build trust online?

Let me know in the comments or comment on the Youtube video.


How to hide the back to top button on mobile

In this simple tweak we give you a code snippet to remove your back to top button on mobile or tablet devices.

The back to top button is a usability issue for mobile because it covers page content. One alternative is to not use a back to top button, however you will lose the advantage of having this button on desktops.

The ideal situation is to have a back to top button on desktop and to hide it on mobile.

This code will work for any page powered by the Divi Theme.

It hides the back to top button when you are on a device which has a screen size smaller than the media query value.

To learn more check out the video.

You can get the snippet via the below code snippet on gist.

You can also get the code directly on gist.

Don’t forget to get more tweaks and edits on our youtube channel or via the blog.

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