A how-to guide on Post Revisions

A how-to guide on Post Revisions

A how-to guide on Post Revisions You're Reading: A how-to guide on Post Revisions In Pod Creative Divi Tips & Tutorials & WordPress Contact us Subscribe Post revisions are a quick and easy way to restore a post back to a version (or more) previous! Somewhere along the line we have all made a mistake in our posts or regretted a new layout idea we saved. It happens! An extremely handy feature of WordPress we will be highlighting today is the ability to revert your posts to a previous version(s). Let’s dive in. Hannah Raeside Office Manager, Pod Creative What is a revision? Post revisions enable WordPress to automatically save versions of your posts, pages, or custom post types after every 60 seconds while a user is working on them. Revisions were added to WordPress for two very important reasons. One, to prevent the risk of lost data and two, to improve the editorial workflow. Revisions allow users to restore a previous version(s) of the post.  Where to start To start with, we want to be at the back end of the post you wish to do a Post Revision on. To get there start at the dashboard of your website, click on Posts on the left-hand sidebar, and click Edit underneath the title of your intended post. On the right-hand side, in the Publish box, click on the Browse beside Revisions.  Review the Revisions This is where the magic happens! The revision slider, located in the middle of the top part of the page, allows you to slide back and forth to different revisions throughout the history of the...
Tips and tricks for speeding up your Divi WordPress site!

Tips and tricks for speeding up your Divi WordPress site!

Tips and tricks for speeding up your Divi WordPress site! You're Reading: Tips and tricks for speeding up your Divi WordPress site! In Pod Creative Divi Tips & Resources & WordPress Contact us Subscribe Is your site slow? Not for long! Slow loading websites are frustrating for everyone! The average load speed of a website is expected to be under 5 seconds nowadays. 5 seconds! That is pretty darn fast. There are many factors that influence a website’s load speed, so today we will focus on the factors we CAN influence! Hannah Raeside Office Manager, Pod Creative What is measurable load speed? Measurable load speed is the speed at which a website loads that we are able to quantify and measure using specified programs online. Because there are so many factors that we are unable to control, such as device speed, internet speed, connection issues, and more, we focus on the measurable load speed time. By using programs such as Google’s PageSpeed Insights, GTmetrix, and Pingdom we can gain insight into the effectiveness of the strategy and find areas to improve. GZIP compression codingEnabling Gzip compression on your Divi Site can give you a big boost in speed. If you are familiar with creating compressed (or zipped) files on your computer, you already have a basic understanding of how Gzip compression works. Utilizing Gzip compression can reduce your page size by up to 70%! The Gzip compression code tells the server to compress all the files it can into smaller versions so that it can be served to the client much faster.  To enter the below code in your website: You...
How to add a newsletter opt-in to your Divi WordPress site

How to add a newsletter opt-in to your Divi WordPress site

How to add a newsletter opt-in to your Divi WordPress site You're Reading: How to add a newsletter opt-in to your Divi WordPress site In Pod Creative Divi Tips & Tutorials & WordPress Resources & Tutorials Divi Tips & Layout examples Subscribe An easy to use e-newsletter opt-in can help you grow your newsletter base! E-Newsletters are a fantastic way to share news, service updates, and stay in touch with subscribers. We at Pod Creative use Mailchimp to send monthly e-newsletters. Our newsletters contain shout-outs to our latest completed projects, links to our latest blogs, and a friendly update from Pieter, Michael, and Hannah. An email newsletter should feel like an update from an interesting, helpful friend, rather than a pushy salesperson. Hannah Raeside Office Manager, Pod Creative So Many platforms So Many platforms There are many email marketing platforms to choose from. Through the Divi email opt-in module, a multitude of email marketing platform integrations are available including Mailchimp, MailPoet, Aweber, SendinBlue, and more! While it’s handy if you already have one of these platforms when you’re starting out it can make choosing one difficult. A good email marketing service will enable you to create highly engaging email newsletters with an easy user interface (ideally drag-and-drop editor). Grow your list!Adding an email opt-in to your site is a great way to grow your Newsletter list! The more people who sign up for the list means the more avenues to grow your business. Make sure your opt-in is easy to use and located on every post and page. Bring attention to it wherever you can! [/et_pb_signup] Setting up the Opt-in...
Customizing your contact form in DIVI

Customizing your contact form in DIVI

Customizing your contact form in DIVI In this tutorial I will walk you through customizing the contact form module within the Divi theme.  If you are one of our clients, you already know how versatile we think the Divi theme is.  If you’re just checking out the site, we encourage you to check out their site demo on the Elegant Themes website. *Updated March, 2017 – I’ve added some custom css to our contact form to jazz it up! **DIVI updates the Contact Form – June 2017 – New features and functions. Michael Holding Adding a Contact Form Module I have created a new post by clicking on Add New under the Posts menu in the main WordPress Dashboard.  Give your post a Title, in this case I’m using ‘Contact Form Module’.   [/et_pb_sidebar]  Use the Divi Builder If the Divi Builder is not open, click on the Use The Divi Builder button.  Once open, click on the Insert Column(s) and choose the configuration you prefer.  I have kept things simple and selected two columns for this post.  Next, click on the Insert Modules(s) column where you want your contact form and select the Contact Form module from the options. Contact Form Module Settings   We are now in the Contact Form module and we can see that the default has a Name, Email and Message fields.   We’re going to leave them as they are for the moment.  As we explore the module we find a Captcha option (an easy test if you’re human or a bot). Next there are several fields that need to be filled in.  What email will the contact emails...

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