5: GDPR & Theme Builder
Today we talk GDPR and the upcoming Divi Theme Builder!!
What’s up internet, welcome to episode number five of Divi addicts, today’s topic is GDPR Oh my god, it’s the topic of the day, everybody’s freaking out, you got emails coming in like crazy, update our policies, read our new policies, GDPR, blah, blah, blah, blah, all in your face just getting bombarded with GDPR. Well, I wish I could say that this was a little bit less. But unfortunately, it’s more of the same. But this is very specific.
This is a feature that we’re talking about a feature that Divi just updated, which is the opt in form, and how you can make it GDPR compliant, which in my opinion, pretty cool, saves a good bit of time, saves a good bit of cost, because you no longer have to get something like Gravity Forms, our ninja forms or some other form plugin, you can just use what’s native in the inside of Divi, which is amazing. So let’s hop into today’s conversation.
So if you’ve been living under a rock for the last, I don’t know, at least four to six months, you’ve probably heard or seen an article pop up online about GDPR. And what is it? You know, it’s, it’s the basically the European Union is putting regulations around people’s content, their privacy of their information. And fundamentally, I really like it, I mean, it’s the most basic way to put it is that, you know, you’ve gone through a lot of problems, you’ve probably got a ton of emails that you look at your, I’ve never subscribed to that newsletter, you know, but if you purchase something from an online web store, e commerce store, or if you have, I don’t know, interacted with a website pretty much in any way created an account for anything, most of those would sign you up for their newsletter automatically. So you had to opt out.
But GDPR is biggest thing is that if you have to opt in, not opt out. So it’s it sounds basic, it sounds really simple, but it’s a big deal. You know, you can’t have the checkbox to subscribe to someone’s newsletter automatically checked anymore. You know, if you’re dealing with people in the European Union or granted us here in the States, that doesn’t apply to us. But most people are freaking out and trying to make sure that they’re GDPR compliant, just in case someone from the European Union decides to interact with their website or buy something from their store, or any of that. And so GDPR has gotten a lot of attention, a ton of attention, because everybody’s afraid that they may get some kind of repercussion if they are found to not be in compliance with GDPR.
So, today’s conversation is all about what Elegant Themes is done, to really up their game, and especially the opt in fields, which are tied to different mailing services like MailChimp, or AWeber, things like that. Basically, this allows you to add custom type fields into your email subscription service, and bring those directly into device builder into the opt in module.
This is, I think it’s something I’ve been wanting for a long time, because this will also allow you to segment groups, you know, if you’re using MailChimp, you can really segment out your audience and find their interests. And make sure that you can customize the email messages that are going to people based on what they actually care about. You know, for for our website. In general, we’ve got a few different services, whether it’s landing pages or custom website. But we also have the blog. And there’s a handful of different topics, you know, some of them are going to be WordPress, plugin reviews, some of them are going to be about different themes, and some of them are going to be layout packs, and they’re also going to be tutorials. So we’ve got to balance that and knowing the audience and being able to segment them is really really huge.
And with the next piece of what we’re going to really cover today, it’s the next big release, or one of the big features that are coming up soon is Divi’s theme builder. The theme builder is just, it’s something that’s a long time coming, right? I think Elementor is doing this. And most of the big visual builders are coming into this space where you can lay out these templates. And the templates can be can be used globally, or they can be used, you know, to define a different type of page or custom post type. And the Divi Theme builder, I think is going to be a better implementation than most others, because that’s what these guys do they understand user experience very, very well.
And so in reading the release or listening to the release, they talk about being able to set these global blocks where you’re going to have a header, a footer, and then a body section. Or you can set a global header and use the Divi Builder to design exactly what that builder looks like or what that layout looks like the headers and the footers. A lot of people have done this and in third party plugins, and it’ll be really, really cool to see what Elegant Themes does natively, I think that they’re going to take a lot of the feedback and a lot of the implementation of what others have done, and just take it to the next level. And there’s a few of them.The Mighty header builder, menu builder from Super flies a good example. Another one is Divi ultimate header. They do a really awesome job with the header footer, and then a lot of Divi library section templates and they do an awesome job. But it’ll be incredible to see what Elegant Themes really puts out, and what they do natively.
So it’s all you know who who’ve been in Divi, if you’ve built the site, I say all of you, but if you have done that, if you’ve built a site with Divi, you would know that one of the areas that they’re lacking is the customization of the header and the footer. There’s not a whole lot of options. And unless you go to a third party plugin, like page builder everywhere, or Divi ultimate header or footer, you don’t have a ton of options in the basic Divi theme to really customize the look and feel of the header and the footer. And as I mentioned in the last segment, that’s all about to change the the Divi Theme Builder is going to make huge strides and allow you to use the visual builder to customize both the header and the footer, natively inside of Divi with no additional features no additional plugins. And that my friends is a huge thing. That’s a big plus. I am a minimalist when it comes to designing these websites, I want to keep as few plugins on these things as possible. Because the fewer plugins the fewer points of conflict, the fewer potential issues that arise.
As much as I can keep it dedicated to what’s in Divi. And keep it simple. I’m going to do that because it’s a better end user experience. The site’s faster, usually less requests that it has to send out and less for it to load. So it’s a win all the way around for everyone, including the people who are visiting the site. But I’m amped about this release, and I can’t wait for it to happen. So keep a close eye out if you’re building themes in Divi, if you’re if you’re a heavy Divi user, let me know what you think about this update. Let me know if you’re excited about it and what you plan on doing with it when it comes out. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, and you’re somebody who’s just interested in learning more about Divi hit me up on Facebook, or Twitter or Instagram, to add Keegan Lanier Media everywhere except for Twitter. And if you find us on Twitter, it’s at Keegan Lanier. We’d love to chat. Let us know what you think if you’re excited about the releases, and again, what you plan on doing with them when they finally do come out.
Alright, folks, I’m done rambling for today. I hope that you enjoyed this sneak peek at the theme builder. And I really hope that that you’ve liked what we have to say this today about GDPR. And what Divi do and I think that, you know, these themes, these releases these updates these features, they just further reinforced a point of what we’re doing here. And it’s it’s being a Divi addict. If you’re using this platform, and knowing that the platform is gonna is invested in us it’s going to continue to give back with new features, new releases, new, new gift bags to the community. I can’t say enough again, I know this is like just repetition. I know it’s very redundant, but I love Divi, I love this community. I love Elegant Themes for what they’re doing. They’re just they’re just bringing a product that in my mind is unrivaled. There are people out there who are doing the same concept but they’re just not doing it in the same way and that’s not coming from a place of ignorance. I have tested them. I I’ve tested so many of them. And there’s nothing that pushes a great workflow, like giving, at least to me, you know.
And that’s one, one man’s opinion, call it what it is. But I hope you all have an amazing day. I really, truly appreciate you being here. I appreciate you listening. I hope that this brings value. I definitely hope that it. Maybe it entertains you, I don’t know. But I hope that you will let us know. connect with me on social and let us know how we can make this better. How we can continue to grow the podcast, whether it’s topics, whether it’s any just feedback, do I suck, does my voice suck? Whatever it might be, let me know. We’ll take the feedback and we’ll make this thing the absolute best Divi podcast out there. So thank you so much. Have an amazing day. And we’ll talk to you in the next one. Peace.