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WordPress 5.0 and using the Divi Backend Builder
WordPress 5.0 and using the Divi Backend Builder
How to use the Divi Backend Builder with WordPress 5.0.
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Written by Vlad
Updated over a week ago

Note: If you are having problems after updating to WordPress 5.0, please make sure you have the latest version of Divi (3.18+) installed as we have included a number of compatibility fixes. You can learn how to update Divi here.

WordPress 5.0 introduces a new editor called Block Editor (a.k.a Gutenberg) and it does not allow users to switch to the previous Classic Editor.

To address this we implemented a new option to enable the Classic Editor in the latest version of Divi, Extra and the Divi Builder standalone plugin that when enabled will allow you to use the WordPress Classic Editor or the Divi Backend Builder.

Enabling the Classic Editor is very easy. All you need to do is head out to Divi > Theme Options > Builder > Advanced and enabled the Enable Classic Editor option.

Note: You can also switch to the Classic Divi Builder under Theme Options. Click the Builder tab and then the advanced options tab. There you can find the option to enable or disable the latest Divi Builder Experience. Simply disable this option to keep the Classic Divi Builder as before. But remember, in order to see the Classic Divi Builder on the backend, you must make sure and enable the Classic Editor option as well.

Our team is hard at work and we will continue improving our WordPress 5.0 support in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

Along with the WordPress 5.0 compatibility, in this update, we are also super excited to introduce the new and improved building experience. If you would like to try it out and learn more you can check out this Help Article and our in depth Blog Post Tutorial.

As always, we value your feedback so if you would like to share your thoughts with us open a chat with the team. πŸ˜„Β 

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