The latest update to the Divi Theme, version 3.0, is almost upon us (and may well be by the time your read this).
The Divi 3.0 update's main enhancement to the theme will be the addition of the highly anticipated visual builder. The visual builder is a new way of editing your Divi Builder pages – allowing you to drag, drop and edit the page right from within the page preview as the user will see it. This new way of editing Divi Builder pages should make web development faster and make everyone's lives easier.
Does Divi 3.0 make Divi Booster Unnecessary?
While Divi 3.0 is a major update, it won't actually be altering the options available to you in any significant way. Modules will still have (roughly) the same options, as will the customizer. What has changed is the method you can use to apply these options to your site. So you have the same options as before, but a new way to select them.
All this means that the hundreds of options Divi Booster adds will still require either manual coding, or Divi Booster, to implement. Anything you needed Divi Booster for before, you'll almost certainly still need Divi Booster for after the update.
Will Divi Booster work on Divi 3.0?
Absolutely! The nature of the Divi 3.0 update is such that it will actually have very little impact on Divi Booster. I've just released an update (v2.3.3) which makes a few minor tweaks to ensure that Divi Booster and the visual editor play well together and I recommend updating to get the best experience. But even if you are on older versions of Divi Booster, you should not have any major problems working with Divi 3.0.
I'll continue to release updates, etc, to address any issues uncovered as Divi 3.0 becomes more widely used. If you do notice anything not behaving as you'd expect, please let me know.
Does Divi Booster work with the Visual Editor?
As Divi Booster has its own settings page, its options are controlled separately from both the regular Divi Builder and the new Visual Editor. This means that you can continue to use Divi Booster in the usual way. The changes you make there will show up in the visual editor and will complement the page edits you make there.
I will be looking into the opportunities the visual editor presents to create a more streamlined workflow for Divi Booster users.
Will Divi Booster be developed after Divi 3.0 is released?
Yes! I'm in it for the long run and plan to continue to develop Divi Booster far into the future. I'll be continuing to add new features and will be looking to enhance and work with the visual editor, to make the most of Divi 3.0.
How should I go about updating? Divi or Divi Booster first?
I'd say it probably doesn't matter. The updates I've made to Divi Booster for Divi 3.0 compatibility are minor enough that there should be no real problems whichever way you choose to update. It would make sense, though, that you update Divi Booster prior to doing any real work with the Divi 3.0 visual builder so you can enjoy the smoothest editing experience.