Updating Divi Booster Plugin

This page contains instructions for updating the Divi Booster plugin.

Updating Divi Booster through the Plugins Page

Divi Booster allows you to perform updates through the standard WordPress plugins page as you do for other plugins.

To do so, follow these steps:

  •  Go to your WordPress plugins page
  • Click the "Check for Updates" link next to Divi Booster
  • If there is an update, you should now see a link beside Divi Booster which says "Update Plugin". Click this and follow the prompts to complete the update.

If you are using an version of Divi Booster that is several years old, you may need to first enter your license key at the top of the Divi Booster settings page ("Appearance > Divi Booster"). This is not necessary, or possible, in recent versions of the plugin which are enabled for updates by default.

Manually Updating Divi Booster

Automatic updating can fail for a number of reasons (server configurations, network issues, etc.) and at times it may be necessary to perform manual updates of Divi Booster. This can be done as follows:


  • Download the latest version of Divi Booster using the link provided in your purchase confirmation email, or by logging into your account.
  • Deactivate then delete the old version of Divi Booster from your WordPress plugins page.
  • Upload the new version of the plugin at "Plugins > Add New > Upload Plugin", and follow the prompts to activate it. Your old Divi Booster settings should be kept in the new version.

Known Issues

  • Automatic updates do not work when using Divi Booster on WordPress multisite.
  • Some users using certain old versions of Divi Booster (around 1.3.x) may be able to receive automatic updates. Manually updating to the latest version will fix this and allow automatic updates to be received in the future.

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  1. Hi, I purchased Divi Booster in mid June, and now it says there's an update, but whenever I tried to update, either from the Plugins page, or from Dashboard > Divi > Divi Booster (which takes me right back to Plugins, actually), I get this "cURL error 3: malformed" error. Reading the other comments, I'm a little nervous to deactivate the existing plugin and install a fresh download. Will I lose all my settings (this seems unavoidable)? Will it crash my site? I just sent a potential client to look at it, and I'd hate for it to be down if he visits to look at my portfolio. Thanks!

    • Hi Paula, there's nothing to worry about. The most recent WP update made a change that was incompatible with my update server. This resulted in the updates being blocked with the error message you have seen. I believe I've now fixed the error and you should be able to update the plugin from the plugins page.

      I suggest using the "Check for Updates" link on the plugins page next to Divi Booster if you don't see the update right away. This will force WP to check for the latest update (the "Updates" link on the Divi Booster settings page also forces this check – and then takes you to the plugins page where you can choose to install it).

      You won't lose your settings if you ever have to remove / reinstall the plugin, as it stores all its settings in the database. This means they'll still be there and will be picked up by the new version.

      I'm not aware of any reason that the plugin will crash your site. That being said, I'd generally avoid updating any plugin right before a client looks at it. WordPress sites are complex things and there is always possible for unexpected plugin conflicts and other issues to arise, so it just makes good sense to minimize any unnecessary changes prior to client presentations. If you're doing a lot of this type of work, a good tip is to set up a test site which mimics your main site and try out any updates there first. This can help catch any potential problems.

      I hope that helps.

  2. Updated Divi Booster on Friday June 10th at 10am CDT and immediately a 500 error blocking access both on front end and backend.

    Please advise ASAP

    • Contacted host and they showed me that after updating your pluging this line was added to my .htaccess

      ase /

      I deleted it and can access my site again…perhaps you better find a fix for that as I assume it will kill all customer sites?

      • Hi Robert, I'm very sorry to hear about this, and am glad you're up and running again. I'm at a bit of a loss as to how this happened. Divi Booster doesn't add this line. It looks, rather, that an existing rule from your .htaccess file (such as: RewriteBase /) has been corrupted. While I can't see any way that Divi Booster could do this (it has only very limited interaction with the .htaccess file), I'll definitely investigate.

        If possible, would you be able to send me a copy of your .htaccess file via my contact form?:


        That will help me recreate your set up as closely as possible and may help identify the cause of the problem. If you could also indicate the place where the deleted line was, that would be a great help. Thanks.

  3. Since updating Divi Booster I keep getting Error 500s. Deactivating Divi Booster gets my website back up… Known issue?

    • Hi Al, it looks like the version I released yesterday was failing when certain characters are used in the footer. I've just released an update that I believe will resolve this. If you update to the latest version (which I'll email to you now), then I think everything should be restored. Thanks and sorry for the inconvenience. Dan

  4. I think Mike got lucky. I wish my update hadn't worked. I got an update for Divi Booster plugin – website is now completely gone. Nothing- no site, no WP dashboard – nothing – just a blank white screen. Now what?

    • Hi Lori, it looks like the version I released yesterday was failing when certain characters are used in the footer. I've just released an update that I believe will resolve this. If you update to the latest version (which I'll email to you now), then I think everything should be restored. Thanks and sorry for the inconvenience. Dan

      • Hi Dan,is the latest stable release of divi booster available for purchase on the elegant marketplace, or do you need to email the latest stable upgrade after purchase. Thanks.

        • Hi Rafael, I don't sell on elegant marketplace directly. Rather, they are part of my affiliate program, so if you try to purchase through them you'll be redirected back to my site to complete the purchase. The version that will be delivered to you upon completion of the purchase will be the latest stable release (2.2.4). I hope that makes sense, but please let me know if not. Cheers!

  5. Hi, I am having big trouble – after updating Divi Booster Plugin, wordpress completely has fallen down. What can I do? Please help me. Thanks
    This appears:
    Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'JSMin_UnterminatedStringException' with message 'JSMin: Unterminated String at byte 70: 'Copyright © 2016 ZSMZe' in /www/miriamkolarova.com/mesic-biopotravin.miriamkolarova.com/wp-content/plugins/divi-booster/core/libs/JSMin.php:204 Stack trace: #0 /www/miriamkolarova.com/mesic-biopotravin.miriamkolarova.com/wp-content/plugins/divi-booster/core/libs/JSMin.php(145): JSMin->action(1) #1 /www/miriamkolarova.com/mesic-biopotravin.miriamkolarova.com/wp-content/plugins/divi-booster/core/libs/JSMin.php(84): JSMin->min() #2 /www/miriamkolarova.com/mesic-biopotravin.miriamkolarova.com/wp-content/plugins/divi-booster/core/index.php(159): JSMin::minify('\n\njQuery(functi…') #3 /www/miriamkolarova.com/mesic-biopotravin.miriamkolarova.com/wp-content/plugins/divi-booster/core/wtfplugin_1_0.class.php(171): booster_minify_js('\n\njQuery(functi…') #4 [internal function]: wtfplugin_1_0->compile_patch_files(Object(wtfplugin_1_0)) #5 /www/miriamkolarova.com/mesic-biopotravin.miriamkolarova.com/wp-include in /www/miriamkolarova.com/mesic-biopotravin.miriamkolarova.com/wp-content/plugins/divi-booster/core/libs/JSMin.php on line 204

    • Hi Miriam, it looks like the version I released yesterday was failing when certain characters are used in the footer. I've just released an update that I believe will resolve this. If you update to the latest version (which I'll email to you now), then I think everything should be restored. Thanks and sorry for the inconvenience. Dan

      • Thank you very much for quick answer and support.

  6. Just bought divi booster but when trying to install I get following message: The package could not be installed. PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT (-10) : Unable to find End of Central Dir Record signature.
    The downloaded file is not a .zip file but a .php file which might not be the problem.

    • Hi Cristoph, sorry to hear you're having this problem. The plugin file is a .zip file and it is this that needs to be uploaded. Occasionally some browsers (esp. on macs) will open the zip file by default, so you may see the .php file it contains, but uploading this .php file won't work.

      I'd suggest downloading the plugin file to your computer first. You can do this by placing the mouse over the download link, bringing up the menu and then selecting the option to download the linked file (though the exact process will depend on your browser). This should place a .zip file on your computer which you can then upload / install through WordPress's plugins page. Please let me know if you're still have problems with it after that.

      • Thanks Dan, I de-selected the preference box in Safari open "safe" files after downloading – following your suggestion that the browsers might do something automatically – and all is fine now.

        • That's great to hear, Christoph. Thanks for letting me know.

  7. I have most recent version of Divi and Divi Booster but the additional social icons are not displaying if not logged in but are displaying on the site when I am logged in. Is this a bug or am I doing something wrong with the settings? Haven't had this issue before with other versions, this is the only site that I have updated so far.

    • Hi Alanna, this can be caused by using the social media icon feature alongside certain caching plugins (such as W3TotalCache). Unfortunately the caching plugins generate the cached page too early, before Divi Booster has added the icons to the page. As logged in pages aren't cached, the icons will show up on these pages. I'm working on an improved version of this feature that will avoid this problem, but at the moment the best I can suggest is to disable any caching plugins / replace them with one of the alternative caching plugins available. I'll let you know as soon as I have the updated feature ready.

  8. updated divi theme and booster and custom footer text is no longer working.

    • Hi Katie, I've just replied to your email. Hopefully we can get it sorted out quickly for you.

    • Hi Dave, sorry you were unable to update. Some issues with my web host were preventing the update from working. These have now been resolved, so if you try again you should be able to update. If you need to obtain a copy of the plugin you can download it by registering an account using the same email you originally supplied (i.e. the one your purchase confirmation email was sent to).

  9. Hi,

    I have Divi Booster 1.9.3 installed. I have notification of 1.9.4 being available, but the update fails on both my production and staging sites (both on different servers).

    • Hi Chris, sorry about that – it was caused by some issues with my web host. It should be working now, if you'd like to try it again. Let me know if you still have problems.

  10. Hello, I purchased Divi Booster on 2/10/15 and it's not giving me the option to update but it's on version 1.0.2 so I know there is an update. I can give you the paypal transaction number. In the plugins it doesn't show the update link. The problem I'm having is that this version on the latest version of Divi is not allowing my images to show when using the images module. Images work when I disable Divi Booster. How can I get the updated version? Thank you.

    • Hi Monica, I've send you details of how to get the updated version, which I believe will fix the image issue for you. Thanks!

  11. the automatic update wont work. I'm on Version 1.8.3 i get an error

    An error occurred while updating Divi Booster: The package could not be installed. PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT (-10) : Unable to find End of Central Dir Record signature

    • Hi Mike, this error seems to be a reasonably common one with WP plugins. As far as I can tell, it means that your server wasn't able to correctly extract the plugin zip file. This is usually caused by insufficient disk space on your web host so, if you are able to, check your disk space allocation and if necessary delete some unneeded files. Hopefully if you then try the update again it should work, but let me know if it doesn't.

    • Hi Mike, just following up on this – I think I may have tracked down an alternative cause… I recently changed the library I use to generate the plugin zip file, and unfortunately it looks like the zip files it generates have been getting rejected by some WordPress installations. I've gone back to the old method of generating the zip file and have just released an update to Divi Booster. If you try the update again now it should hopefully succeed. Please let me know if you're still getting the error.


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