Announcing Divi 5 Dev Beta

I’m back with another Divi 5 update, and this time I am pleased to announce the release of Divi 5 Dev Beta, the next phase in the Divi 5 beta program. The Divi 5 foundation is complete, our development documentation is filling out nicely, and we have used the Dev Alpha phase to collect feedback and solidify the Divi 5 API.

With the launch of Dev Beta, we will invite many more developers to join the beta program so they can begin transitioning their Divi modules to the official Divi 5 framework and work on new and exciting features that can be ready for the launch of Divi 5.

Meanwhile, our team will be focused on progressing to the next phase: Divi 5 Public Alpha, the first public beta phase.

What We Accomplished Since My Last Update

We got a lot of work done over the past six weeks, completing the Divi 5 API and squashing over 180 bugs. I am a little late with my update this month, but we wanted to ensure we wrapped up the Divi 5 Dev Beta and cleaned up as many bugs as possible before progressing to the next phase. If you are interested in the nitty gritty, here is the full changelog:

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What’s Next For Divi 5?

With the Dev Alpha and Dev Beta phases in our rearview mirror, it’s now full-speed ahead towards Public Alpha, the first user-facing beta version. Between now and the release of the Public Alpha, we will fill in missing features, fix bugs, and ensure we finish enough of the project to warrant a public release.

If you aren’t familiar with Divi 5, let me give you a quick refresher. 👉 Divi 5 is a complete rewrite of the Divi Builder focused on the fundamentals. We aren’t adding many, if any, new features but instead are focused on performance, stability, scalability, and extendability. We squeezed everything we could out of Divi 4, and now we are building the new foundation we need to propel Divi into the future. To get there, we essentially need to recreate every piece of the Divi Builder one piece at a time.

We are now working towards the release of Divi 5 Public Alpha. This will be a functional and hopefully bug-free version of Divi 5 but with some of the least popular Divi modules and features missing. You’ll be able to test out Divi 5 and even use this version if the missing features aren’t something you miss.

After the Public Alpha is released, we will work towards the Public Beta, which will include all of Divi’s current features and serve as a release candidate for Divi 5, pending the fix of any bugs found by our beta testers.

Join The Divi 5 Dev Beta

If you are a developer creating custom Divi modules for the community, you can apply to join the Divi 5 Dev Beta. If you already applied to the Dev Alpha but weren’t accepted, there’s no need to apply again. Just keep on an eye on your email inbox for an invite.

Reminder: This phase of the beta program is only intended for developers of Divi modules. Once we have added a few more features, polished the UI, and cleaned up any remaining bugs, we will release the Divi 5 Public Alpa, the first beta version intended for general testing.

Stay Tuned For More Updates

I give a Divi 5 update every month, so be sure to subscribe to our newsletter and our YouTube channel to stay current! Divi 5 is a big project, but I’ll be here every step of the way, pulling back the curtains and giving you insight into our progress.

Leave a comment if you have any questions, and I’ll see you in the next update.

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