I often need to add screenshots and other images as image modules in a Divi Builder layout. I found the process of saving the image and then uploading it into WordPress / Divi to be unnecessarily time consuming, so I create the Divi Copy & Paste plugin to streamline the process.
Here's an example of the process with and without Divi Copy & Paste:
Without Divi Copy & Paste
- Save the image to your computer
- Click to insert a new module in Divi Builder
- Locate and select an image module
- In module settings, click to "Upload an Image"
- Locate the image on your computer and upload
- Click "Set as Image" to insert into the module
- Save the module settings
With Divi Copy & Paste
- Copy the image to the clipboard
- Paste image into the new "Paste Into Divi" box
- Right click the "Insert Module" button
- Click "Paste Module" to insert as image module
How Divi Copy & Paste Works
When you copy images and text, your computer stores them in an area called the "clipboard" until they are pasted into another document or application. Divi has its own, separate clipboard, which it uses when you copy and paste modules, rows, etc, within Divi Builder. However, there is no connection between the two – images you save to your computer's clipboard aren't available in Divi – you need to save and then upload them.
Divi Copy & Paste bridges this gap. It gives you an place where you can paste images from your computer's clipboard into Divi. When an image is pasted into Divi – by pasting it into the "Paste into Divi" box the plugin adds to the WordPress admin bar – Divi Copy & Paste uploads the image to your WordPress media library and then creates and saves a module to Divi's own clipboard. The image module, complete with your image, is now available to be pasted into Divi using Divi's built-in "Paste Module" option.
An Example of Divi Copy & Paste
Let's say you have a screenshot in Paint and you want to add a cropped section of it as an image module in your Divi Builder layout. Here's how:
Get Divi Copy & Paste plugin
The plugin is in the early stages of development so for now, at least, I'm letting you decide what you want to pay for it. I hope you'll contribute something so that I can continue to develop and improve the plugin.
Even if you can't afford to pay for it, please do download it and give it a go – I'd love to hear your feedback (bugs, feature suggestions, etc) in the comments. I'd particularly like to know what other things you'd like to be able to paste in as Divi modules.