Divi And WordPress 5.0
WordPress 5.0 was released last week and with it comes some very big changes. WordPress 5.0 introduces an entirely new post editing experience. This new editor not only replaces TinyMCE, but the entire post editing page as well. For many, this change may seem jarring at first glance. The good news is that you don’t have to jump head first into the new editor. The Classic Editor along with the Classic Divi Builder is still available (keep reading to find out how).
The Latest Version Of Divi Is WordPress 5.0 Compatible
Many WordPress hosting clients use the Divi theme by Elegant Themes. The latest versions of Divi, Extra, Bloom, Monarch and the Divi Builder are compatible with WordPress 5.0. It’s important that you update Divi to version 3.18+ before updating WordPress to version 5.0. This version addresses many compatibility issues with the new Gutenberg post editor and will allow you to toggle the Divi Builder and hop into the Visual Builder. This update also addresses issues with the new meta box system, which is used to display Divi page settings and post format options. If you do not have a managed support plan or WordPress SLA, then you may need to purchase an API key from Elegant Themes. We have a discount available on our offers page.
Where is the Divi Builder In WordPress 5.0?
As the default WordPress post editor has been disabled in WordPress 5.0, so has the classic Divi editor.
If you are not ready to use the Visual Builder, or if you are not ready to use the new WordPress 5.0 post editor, that’s ok. You can simply install the Classic Editor Plugin and your WordPress website and the Divi Builder will function just like it did before you upgraded to WordPress 5.0. You can use as much time as you need to familiarize yourself with the new system, and we will continue to support both the Classic Editor and the new Gutenberg editor moving forward.