We have a BIG update to announce for Divi Framework. So what is it? Well, it’s how you actually download and activate your plugins, themes, layouts and other elements from Divi Framework.
So What’s Changed?
We have changed the way you download and install our products, making the activation process much simpler for you!
Using the old activation process, what used to happen is you would…
1. Login to the Divi Framework website
2. Download a particular plugin or item
3. Install it on your website
4. Go back to the Divi Framework website and get an API Key
5. Enter the API Key with your email address on your website to activate the plugin.
This was a long process to activate one plugin at a time.
On top of that, we were using some third party code to manage our API activations. And it wasn’t working as well as we would have liked. It wasn’t ‘cutting it’, so to speak, for where we want to take Divi Framework in the future.
So what we decided to do was to build an all-new plugin. And we have called it ‘Divi Framework’.
We think you are going to love the new process. It’s so much simpler and less complicated than before.
Using the new activation process, what happens now is…
1. You log in to the Divi Framework website with your Free or Premium Membership
2. You download the Divi Framework plugin (you can find it under the Dependencies tab on your ‘My Account’ dashboard)
3. Install it on your website
4. Now you have a new Divi Framework icon on your WordPress Dashboard where you can log in with your member details and access everything directly on your website.
And that’s it! Through your one login, the new plugin links to all the products that you have access to through your membership. All your activations and automatic updates are taken care of.
More Planned Updates and Improvements!
Now at the moment, the new process is pretty simple. You log in once and that deals with the activations and the automatic updates. But, in the future, it’s going to get a little bit more sophisticated.
For example, you’ll be able to install layouts if you’re using the Divi Theme. You’ll be able to install child themes and plugins directly from the Divi Framework members area onto your WordPress website.
Now, this is a big improvement but it does mean a few other changes. What are they?
1. Easier Activation Process
Before, every product on the Divi Framework website was a product in the system. Meaning you had to add things to cart. And when a product was added to cart, the product license got added to your membership. All that is gone!
Now, once you’re signed up and logged in as a member everything gets turned on inside your account. Making it a lot easier to manage.
2. Two Levels of Membership – Free and Premium
We have changed our membership to now include a Free and a Premium option. So if you want to get those free plugins, you’ll be able to use the Free Membership. The Premium Membership is the same all-inclusive plan and is the best value option.
3. The New Courses Area
That’s right, we finally have our E-Learning area up and running. Already, you can try out these great courses:
We will be releasing more courses very soon on all our plugins and other material.
How many of these courses will be free? Some will be free and some will be premium. So depending on your membership will determine what you get access to. For all our courses, our goal is for you to get the most out of your Divi websites, and the most out of the plugins that we give you.
Ok well, that’s it for now. If you haven’t already, we encourage you to jump on in and sign up. Why not try out the Free Membership and let us know what you think of our plugins? You have absolutely nothing to lose!
We hope you love the changes. We certainly enjoyed changing it all over and making the whole process easier for you!