37: The Benefits of the Divi Switch Plugin
Maximize your efficiency using this “swiss army knife” of a plugin. It helps take the things we’ve all done using custom CSS and places them in a beautiful UI that fits into Divi in a way that makes you think Elegant Themes designed it themselves.
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What’s up everybody welcome to another episode of Divi Addicts where this week we’re talking about the Divi switch plugin, so I’m not sure if you’re familiar with this if you haven’t, absolutely check it out. It’s from our good friends over at Aspen Grove studios in Divi space. David Blackman and Corey Jenkins have done some amazing work. And they’re putting out some amazing products. Plus, they offer memberships, which gives you access to tons and tons of Child Themes, tons of products, a lot of plugins that are Divi specific, so check them out for sure. It’s an Aspen Grove studios.com or Divi.space, and we will link those up in the show notes below.
But today we’re here to talk about Divi switch. And specifically some of the things the reasons why you should really check this plugin out even if it’s just by itself. It’s kind of the Swiss Army knife for Divi. So there’s a lot of things that you can do. And today we’re going to run through some of those options. One of those options being that you can remove that main underlying header, you can make your phone number clickable, you can open automatically set all of the social links in Divi to open in a new tab, we can center align the top header items you can change, create a different logo on scrolls.
So whenever you do a fix logo or a fixed navigation bar, when you scroll in it goes to that fixed navigation you can get a different logo in its place. You can add text before the hamburger menu on mobile, you can do page specific logos. And you can also replace the full screen menu with a with a layout, which is pretty cool. And that’s just what you can do in the header.
If we go into the footer, you can remove bullet points from your footer, you can hide the bottom footer, you can stop the footer floating on empty pages where it pops to the top, you can make it force it to the bottom. And you can replace the footer widgets with a layout. So there’s a lot that you can do with just a header and footer. And then there’s a ton of other sections.
So the main content, you can remove that dividing sidebar line. So just globally, it’ll just hide that you can add a homepage preloader. And you can change the transition type can change the foreground background color. You can change image aspect ratios and portfolio and gallery you can change the default animations on galleries, you can remove the project post time completely.
And then these next two are some of my favorites. There’s a custom maintenance page and a custom 404 page. So you can just build a layout in the Divi library, create a page and then just come in here and set that page as your 404. So you don’t have to, you don’t really have to mess with custom PHP or do anything wild like that. It’s freaking awesome. And then on mobile, you can actually change all your breakpoints. So you know there’s a ton of different break points built into default by for Divi. And you can change where you want those to break. So if you have a different size menu, you can adjust accordingly for that.
You also have a toggle to change collapsible sub menu items in that mobile menu. So one of the things that Devi does not have is that it doesn’t have clickable expandable, you know, drop down menus on mobile, this gives you that option very quick. You can change the text on the mobile menu. And then in post, you can add comments and a toggle. So you know if you want to hide them to where they’re they have to be expanded manually, you can do that.
On archived pages, you can add the category title to the top of the categories page, you can remove the sidebar, you can add in a Read More link under your posts. And you can add a separator line between the posts so in between each one of them. And then there’s some integrations where you can actually insert the Divi library layout either before or after content like the main content, or you can insert a layout before your post content.
So if you need a custom header before posts, you can do that. And this beautiful with Divi dynamic content now you can create an actual page header and just set it to go on top of it. You can enable SVG uploads, and then you have the option to import and export the Divi switch plug in settings. So it’s it’s freaking amazing and there’s a lot that you can do. And there’s a lot of things that a lot of people put in place with custom Divi code that they use on every single project. So if that happens to be you and one of those options are here in Divi switch, it saves a significant amount of time. You can just build your your template if you’re rolling out a lot of sites build a template with Divi Theme Divi switch already set up and the theme options the way you want them. And that could be you know your setup and just create that template export and when you do a new site, all you got to do is drop that template into your new WordPress installation and you’re off to the races.
So true is a Swiss Army knife, you can do so many things for a very low cost. And I believe that the plugin if you buy it by itself for a single site license is only like $15. So for a couple 100 bucks, you can get an annual membership to divvy space or to Aspen Grove studios. And you get a ton all their plugins plus you get courses. You know, if you want to expand your education, I’d highly recommend checking those sites out. And again, we will link to those in the show notes.
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