The Latest from Elegant Themes:

Commercial theme designer Elegant Themes has a very informative Newsletter with lots of how-tos, instructional videos, and plugin recommendations. It’s such good stuff I share it here so everyone can learn and get the best suggestions and recommendations on how to more deeply integrate your business with your website and your life — for my clients, partners, and friends. Check back often for the latest from Elegant Themes.


  • Divi Plugin Highlight: Divi Blurb Extended May 23, 2018
    Divi’s blurb module is one of the most popular modules I’ve seen in use. It’s great for showing images or icons with a title and short text in a single module. They’re often used with button modules to expand their use. I sometimes see image, text, and button modules used in place of blurb modules […]
    Randy A. Brown
  • Push Monkey: A Detailed Overview and Review May 23, 2018
    “Will you allow Elegant Themes would like to send you notifications? Not Now / Allow Notifications.” Look familiar? I would hope so…because you probably saw it just a few seconds ago. Those kinds of alerts are everywhere these days, and for good reason. They convert like crazy — way better than email or social media. […]
    B.J. Keeton
  • How to Add an Interactive Map to Divi’s Travel Blog Layout Pack May 22, 2018
    Every week, we provide you with new and free Divi layout packs which you can use for your next project. For one of the layout packs, we also share a use case that’ll help you take your website to the next level. This week, as part of our ongoing Divi design initiative, we’re going to […]
    Donjete Vuniqi
  • Keyy: A Detailed Overview & Review May 22, 2018
    WordPress is everywhere. We’re closing in on being a full one-third of the internet, and that’s amazing. But with that ubiquity comes a number of problems, one of the primary being security. WordPress gets hit hard by hackers and spambots and all sorts of malcontents. Recently, brute-force attacks on new WordPress installations have risen exponentially, […]
    B.J. Keeton
  • Get a Free & Clean Doctor’s Office Layout Pack for Divi May 21, 2018
    Hey Divi Nation! Thanks for joining us for the next installment of our weekly Divi Design Initiative; where each week, we give away two brand new, free Divi Layout Packs from our design team to you. For the first layout this week, our design team created a Doctor’s Office Layout Pack that is both professional […]
    Jason Champagne
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Web Host Manager (WHM) May 21, 2018
    In a previous post, I touched on the importance of understanding Web Host Manager (WHM) if you’re considering taking the leap and being a hosting reseller. WHM provides a powerful way not only to create and manage your clients hosting accounts, but also to brand each individual cPanel with your own business logo and color […]
    Justin Bailey
  • How to Design a Unique Diagonal Layout with Divi May 20, 2018
    Creating a diagonal layout for your page content can be a little tricky to pull off, especially in responsive web design. But, with the Divi Builder, I’ve found that it can actually be fun. With the right combination of section dividers, column spacing, and vw length units, you can add a diagonal layout to any […]
    Jason Champagne
  • How to Use Google Trends to Help You Come Up With New Blog Topic Ideas May 20, 2018
    Coming up with new ideas for your WordPress blog can be a lot of work. More importantly, you can’t – or shouldn’t – rely on intuition alone to figure out which topics will do well with your audience. If you’re not using data to drive that kind of decision, your Search Engine Optimization (SEO) efforts […]
    John Hughes
  • 14 Divi Websites with Amazing Store Designs May 19, 2018
    Divi is an excellent theme to build online stores. It integrates perfectly with WooCommerce and the shop module can be styled just like any Divi module. There are lots of online stores built with Divi to inspire you for your next Divi design. In this article we’ll look at 14 Divi websites that have amazing […]
    Randy A. Brown
  • 3 Reasons Why You Should Avoid Pirated WordPress Themes and Plugins May 19, 2018
    There are thousands of plugins and themes you can choose from when using WordPress. However, not all of them are free, and some of the top premium options can be quite expensive. Unfortunately, cost is one of the main reasons people resort to WordPress piracy, and software as a whole. However, pirating WordPress themes and […]
    John Hughes