Meet the new Divi Pixel feature: Maintenance Mode

by May 9, 2022Announcements, Pixel Modules

Today we are excited and would like to introduce you to the new version of Divi Pixel with a completely new Maintenance Mode feature 🤩

Making small changes to your Divi site does not always interfere with its normal operation, but if your website needs to undergo major changes, you may need to take it out of service and make it unavailable to visitors for a limited period of time. When this happens, putting your site into maintenance mode can alert visitors to the situation and keep them engaged with your company and brand while installing new plugins, changing themes, or doing other work on your site or server.

In many cases, when we build a new website for a client, we do so on the client’s server using the correct domain. When we are working on a new website, we obviously don’t want our visitors to see our work while it is in progress. To remedy this, we can switch the site to Maintenance Mode or Coming Soon page, which we can design ourselves using Divi Builder, and display it to all visitors who are not logged in to the site.

The new Divi Pixel functionality allows you to switch to Maintenance Mode with a few clicks. Based on feedback from Divi Pixel Users Community, we also added a very useful option that allows you to generate or set your own link so that the customer can visit the site and see the changes.

Introducing Maintenance Mode for Divi

Setting up Maintenance Mode in Divi has never been easier. With the Divi Pixel plugin, you can do this in no time and you don’t need any other 3rd party plugins or custom coding. The process is quite easy. You just need to add a new page to your Divi site and design your own page that will be displayed when Maintenance Mode is active. Once you have your page in place, you just need to go to the Divi Pixel plugin settings, enable Maintenance Mode and select the page that will be displayed to visitors.

VIP Access

When the Maintenance Mode is active, all visitors who are not logged in will see the page we have selected in plugin settings. But what if we want our client to see the page we are working on? To make this happen we have integrated the VIP Access feature thanks to which we can generate a link or use our own, and share it with the client. Accessing the page using generated link will bypass the Maintenance Mode, so the customer will see the entire page.

Allow TTF, OTF and WOFF file uploads

Divi comes with over 800 fonts that can be used on your website, but there is also an option to upload your own fonts. You could say 800 fonts is a lot, but sometimes a website may require using a specific font that is not on the list. Especially if the company has a brand guideline where a specific font should be used.

Divi allows us to use custom fonts in modules, however, WordPress doesn’t allow us to upload such files by default. In this version of Divi Pixel, we have added a new option that will allow us to upload custom font files. All you need to do is to enable Allow TTF, OTF and WOFF File Uploads in the Divi Pixel plugin settings and the problem is solved. Once this option is enabled, we can upload TTF, OTF or WOFF font files and use them on our website.

That’s all for today. We hope you will like the new features added to the Divi Pixel plugin. Later this week we will release Coming Soon Layout Pack with 12 beautiful layouts that you can use on your Divi site in no time, so stay tuned!

Maciej Ekstedt

Maciej Ekstedt

Maciej is the co-founder of Divi Pixel. He is a self-made web designer and marketing expert, and he loves his job so much that he barely leaves the office. He transforms creative ideas into effective strategies for his company. Maciej is fascinated by the phenomenon of a megalopolis. He notices patterns and details which make up the whole thing, and he uses these skills in his work.