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A Preview of Divi Overlays, Our Brand New Plugin

by | Jan 31, 2017 | Product Sneak Peeks | 132 comments

Today I’m super excited to reveal a preview of a Divi plugin I’ve been working on for quite some time! Due to other commitments, I’ve had to put the project on hold for a while, but I’m finally very close to releasing Divi Overlays! And today, a first look at the upcoming plugin reveals what may be the most powerful and versatile plugin for Divi yet.

What is Divi Overlays?

Divi Overlays is a full screen overlay builder for Divi. Utilizing custom post types, Divi Overlays channels the power of the Divi Builder to create full screenβ€” edge to edge overlays. Any content imaginable can be added to a Divi Overlay. And any content on your page can be a trigger for the overlay: text links, images, buttons, menu items, etc.

So what’s the benefit of adding overlays to your website?

The simplest answer to that question is it minimizes page loads. You can keep users on the same page while still giving them easy access to more content. If you can build it with the Divi Builder, you can put it in a Divi Overlay. πŸ™‚

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132 Comments

  1. T. Payton

    That looks fantastic. Could you share the Plugin that you used for your auto complete search example?

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    • Tim Strifler

      Glad you like it! πŸ™‚ Yes the autocomplete is done with http://searchiq.xyz/ β€” I’ll be doing a tutorial on how to set it up with a Divi Overlay in the future.

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      • Jules Webb

        Looking forward to seeing the search tutorial!

        Overlay looks fab. I just went live with a site I needed this on. I found another way to implement, but am looking forward to checking out your overlay in the future. This will really be a helpful tool now that Google’s cracking down on Intrusive Mobile Pop-Ups

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        • Tim Strifler

          Thanks Jules!:) Yes I have quite a few tutorials planned on Divi Overlays after launch including the autocomplete search, and some of the other things shown in the video πŸ™‚

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      • Brandon

        Please email us when you post it!

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        • Tim Strifler

          Hi Brandon! Yes, as long as you’re subscribed, you’ll be notified as soon as it goes live. And you’ll receive a 20% promo code too πŸ™‚

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      • Sidian

        Wow, yeah count me excited for that one too.

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        • Tim Strifler

          Thanks, Sidian. I’m happy to hear you’re excited for the plugin πŸ™‚

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  2. S Mitchell

    Very nice. Excited to get this on our website.

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    • Tim Strifler

      Thank you! Can’t wait to release it in the wild! πŸ™‚

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  3. Leslie Bernal

    Wahoo!! I’m gonna use the s*** out of this!! Nice work Tim πŸ˜€

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    • Tim Strifler

      Thanks Leslie! You’re one of the few that saw a preview before today πŸ™‚

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  4. Pablo

    Hey!! Great video, Tim.
    I can’t wait to try out that new plugin, I think you’re right when you say that it’s going to be a game changer. Β‘Enhorabuena!

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    • Tim Strifler

      Thanks Pablo! That means a lot coming from you πŸ™‚

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  5. Stefan Axel Larsson

    Lovely features!

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    • Tim Strifler

      I’m glad to hear you like it Stefan!

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  6. Piotr

    Really nice πŸ™‚

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    • Tim Strifler

      Thank you very much, Piotr πŸ™‚

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  7. David Spencer

    Looks beautiful. Looking forward to the release.

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    • Tim Strifler

      Thanks David! I am as well πŸ™‚

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  8. Erik

    Looks very elegant. I’m looking forward to this!
    Congrats on a sweet add-on!

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    • Tim Strifler

      Thanks Erik! Looking forward to launching very soon!

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  9. Paul

    Hi Tim
    Looks absolutely fantastic. Congratulations I think you will be on a winner as usual.

    One question.
    When i was watching the video on this page I clicked outside the video and expected it to close.
    It took a while to see the X in the top right corner.
    Is it possible to have the X (or similar) in a more prominent place as well?

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    • Tim Strifler

      Hi Paul, Thanks for the compliments πŸ™‚

      And yes, you can change the location of the close button with CSS. I plan to add enhancements that allow you to add additional close buttons, text, etc, anywhere on a page, which would also allow clicking outside of the main frame to close the overlay too. That enhancement will probably be in version 1.1 though.

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      • Steve

        Your planned enhancements are critical for my use. Any idea as to when the next version will be released? BTW, I already purchased an unlimited license.

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        • Tim Strifler

          Thank you for your purchase Steve! No release date planned on the new features quite yet. We’ll be pushing out a bug fixes update within the next few days and then after that we’ll begin work on the next feature release πŸ™‚

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  10. Steve

    Awesome Tim! Pumped to get my hands on this.

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    • Tim Strifler

      I can’t wait for you to get your hands on it either Steve! πŸ™‚

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  11. Keith Whalen

    Looks very promising

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    • Tim Strifler

      Thanks, Keith! I’m looking forward to it being a plugin that can be continuously improved with new enhancements, features, integrations, etc. πŸ™‚

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  12. Jordan

    Wow, What a great job and a great plugin Tim, Sign me up!!!

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    • Tim Strifler

      Thanks so much for the kind words, Jordan! I’m glad to hear you like the plugin πŸ™‚

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  13. Richard

    Wow!

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  14. suasnne

    Looks yummy – I can think of a bunch of uses for this – very exciting

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    • Tim Strifler

      Thanks Susanne! Yes the goal was to make it extremely versatile for all kinds of things πŸ™‚

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  15. Adam

    Looks amazing. What is the expected release date? I am working on a project right now and this would be perfect.

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    • Tim Strifler

      Hi Adam, great question. It will be at least a week, but hopefully not longer! πŸ™‚

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  16. Susan

    Wow! Looks impressive… It looks as though it would kick some websites up a notch.

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    • Tim Strifler

      Thanks for the kind words, Susan! πŸ™‚

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  17. Dennis Romano

    Looks really good and something we will definitely be using.

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    • Tim Strifler

      That’s great to hear, Dennis. Thanks for the encouraging words πŸ™‚

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  18. Stefan

    Wow, That was a Nice One. Look forward to get this ?

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    • Tim Strifler

      I’m very glad to hear it, Stefan. I can’t wait to get it launched so you can use it πŸ™‚

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  19. Jonathan Lawton

    Tim, proper game changer this one!

    Usability is key, if it’s simple to use you will be a very rich man.

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    • Tim Strifler

      Thanks, Jonathan. And yes, I completely agree on the usability. I originally built something similar into a client’s website and that’s what prompted me to build a plugin version so it would be easy for anyone! πŸ™‚

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    • Tim Strifler

      haha! That’s hilarious, Ferenc. Thank you for the encouragement πŸ™‚

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  20. Tejas

    Hey Tim

    Can’t wait to see this in action on my site and yes on my clients sites too… goes without saying!!!

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    • Tim Strifler

      Thanks Tejas! I can’t wait for you to use it on your client sites either πŸ™‚

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  21. Leslie M

    This is modal on steroids. Love it! Will it work with Divi Builder Plugin, too? or just Divi Theme?

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    • Tim Strifler

      That’s a great way to describe it! Yes, it will work on Divi, Extra, and any theme using the Divi Builder plugin πŸ™‚

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  22. Sarah Oates

    It looks fabulous!! This is going to be a big seller (and I’ll be first in line). Nice work.

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    • Tim Strifler

      Thanks so much Sarah! That means a lot coming from you πŸ™‚

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  23. paka

    Awesome plugin! Looking forward to the release. Take my money now! Lol

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  24. Jared Rendell

    Looks really good sir. Well done. Posting to a few spots where Divi nerds hang out…

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    • Tim Strifler

      Thanks Jared! I appreciate you sharing it πŸ™‚

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  25. Eddie Wong

    Looks awesome, gonna try that out for sure.

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    • Tim Strifler

      Thanks, Eddie! I’m glad you like it πŸ™‚

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  26. Simone

    So excited for this to launch!!!

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    • Tim Strifler

      Thank you, Simone! I assure you I’m very excited too. Can’t wait for people to get their hands on it πŸ™‚

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  27. Andy

    That looks brilliant! Looks like it will make it that much easier to make dynamic and engaging sites.

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    • Tim Strifler

      I’m glad you think so, Andy! That’s definitely the goal πŸ™‚

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  28. Bjarne

    Looking useful! Am I missing something, or is there supposed to be a link to a demo somewhere?

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    • Tim Strifler

      Hi Bjarne, there’s no official demo site yet. But on the blog post there’s two sample overlaysβ€” the video, and the email subscribe for the discount. πŸ™‚

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  29. Eitel

    Come on Tim. Launch that plugin already! I have a 110 uses for it lined up. πŸ™‚

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    • Tim Strifler

      haha! πŸ™‚ That’s great to hear!

      Reply
  30. Ger

    Looks great Tim!
    Does it work on mobile?

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    • Tim Strifler

      Hi Ger, yes it absolutely works on mobile, thanks to the responsive styling already built into the Divi builder πŸ™‚

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  31. David

    This is looking really good. Being able to combine an overlay with the divi builder just makes our life that little bit easier.

    Good Job. I will be purchasing for sure.

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    • Tim Strifler

      That’s great to hear, David. I appreciate your encouraging words. πŸ™‚

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  32. Leisa

    Wow just wow … can wait to see the demo of how its all put together… clever lad

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    • Tim Strifler

      Thank you, Leisa. Stay tuned for the demo πŸ™‚

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  33. Boris

    This will be a game changing plugin that will boost divi beyond imaginable. Great work Tim. When can we expect to have our hands on this wonderfull plugin?

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    • Tim Strifler

      Thank you, Boris. That means a lot! It will be a least a week, but hopeful not much longer than that. I definitely want you to get your hands on it as soon as possible πŸ™‚

      Reply
  34. Amerivest Realty | Real Estate

    We watched your video and can immediately think of several uses for the overlay. Looking forward to giving it a go.. Thank you!

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    • Tim Strifler

      That’s great to hear! Making it as versatile as possible was definitely the goal!

      Reply
  35. Justin

    Excited to see how this works with the WooCommerce, specifically the Cart. No more page refresh? Being able to instantly see cart contents would be a huge benefit, versus a page reload.

    What about the Checkout page? And SSL?

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    • Tim Strifler

      YES! I completely agree! Yes, using an overlay for the cart will eliminate the need for a page refresh just to view the cart. As for the checkout, currently if you click on the checkout button from the cart overlay, it will go to the checkout page. I’m sure in the future we could configure a way to load the checkout via ajax inside the overlay without having to reload the page. And as long as your whole site is SSL, then it will be fully secure.

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  36. Judith

    It looks really great – a must have for all Divi workers!

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    • Tim Strifler

      Thanks, Judith! I couldn’t agree more! πŸ˜‰

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  37. Claudia

    great Tim I can not wait!

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    • Tim Strifler

      Thanks, Claudia! I can’t wait either πŸ˜‰

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  38. Justin

    Hi Tim,

    Adding to my previous comment that hasn’t been approved yet, if you could somehow go from Cart to Checkout without ever leaving the overlay, that would be genius.

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    • Tim Strifler

      Yes I just responded to your first comment! The cart to checkout in the same overlay isn’t possible yet (at least I don’t think), but that’s something I’m going to look into heavily for the future. I agree, that being able to view the cart, and checkout from the same overlay without leaving the page would be amazing for user experience. I assure you this is a feature I’ll be absolutely making a priority πŸ™‚

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  39. Mike

    Wow! Looks amazing and I’m thinking of a 100 uses for it. What about the SEO aspect of content in the overlay? Will googlebot be able to crawl it?

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    • Tim Strifler

      Hi Mike! I’m glad to hear you like the plugin. And great question about the SEO. So the content of the overlay will definitely be crawled by search engines for each page that the overlay is on. Even though the overlay is only shown when the trigger is activated, the content is always in the HTML, which is what the search engines scan. You can think of it similar as as toggle/accordion, or tabbed content where the content is there, even though it’s hidden until opened.

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  40. Steve

    When can I buy it?

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    • Tim Strifler

      Hi Steve, we’re definitely working hard to launch as soon as possible. It will be at least a week, but hopefully not much longer than that.

      Reply
  41. Fabio

    Hi Tim!

    this is something that was missing, so I’m sure will soon be one of the must-have for Divi. I’m sure it will be really cool!

    In the past I have spent a lot of time to create something similar for my clients, so this will save me so much time.

    Great job as always Tim. I hope one day of keen shake hands. πŸ™‚

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    • Tim Strifler

      Thank you, Fabio! That means a lot coming from you! And I too hope we can shake hands in person someday in the not so distant future πŸ™‚

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  42. Duffy

    Waiting…

    πŸ˜‰

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    • Tim Strifler

      LOL! It’s coming soon, I promise πŸ™‚

      Reply
  43. Mario

    Hey Tim!
    Will this plugin allow the layer to pop up as an exit- intent layer?

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    • Tim Strifler

      Hi Mario,

      Great question. It won’t have that functionality in the initial release. However, I do plan on adding a whole suite of automated triggers including exit-intent, as well as other common ones such as timed delay, and after the user scrolls a defined percentage of the page, etc.

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      • Mario

        Thanks!
        I’m really looking forward to this! It looks just great

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        • Tim Strifler

          Thanks Mario! It will hopefully be ready soon πŸ™‚

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  44. Dean

    Looks great! Looking forward on its release

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  45. Miladys Cruz

    Hi Tim,

    I need this plug-in like yesterday. Are you close to releasing? Days…weeks? Great job!

    Thanks,
    Miladys ;O)

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    • Tim Strifler

      I would say somewhere between days and a week! πŸ™‚

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      • Miladys Cruz

        Great to hear! I’ll see if I can stall my client until then! ;O)

        Reply
  46. Josh

    Will this work with the Extra Theme?

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    • Tim Strifler

      Excellent question, Josh! And yes it will work with Divi, Extra, or any website that has the Divi Builder plugin activated πŸ™‚

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      • Josh

        Great!!! Can’t wait. What will be the cost?

        Reply
  47. Heather

    AMAZING EXTENSION TO DIVI!! CAN’T WAIT πŸ™‚

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    • Tim Strifler

      Thanks so much Heather! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  48. Bob

    Whoa I’m ready for this to arrive! Any ballparks for the release? α••(ᐛ)α•—

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    • Tim Strifler

      Thanks Bob πŸ™‚ β€” The release date is scheduled for Wednesday the 15th πŸ™‚

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      • Bob

        Awesome!

        Reply
  49. Justin

    Release It……. please

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  50. Gigawebdesign

    When will this be released? I will gladly buy this plugin! Awesome job.

    Reply
    • Tim Strifler

      I’m glad to hear you like it! The release date is scheduled for this coming Wednesday, February 15 πŸ™‚

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      • Koen

        Hi Tim,

        I’m really looking forward to use this plugin. I reckon February the 15th didn’t work out? πŸ™‚
        Would you like to give us an update about the (new) release date?

        Keep up the good work!

        Reply
  51. Gareth

    Yay its Feb 15th which means it’s my BIRTHDAY and I am gonna get me this as a present to myself!! Can’t wait to use it on a project I am working on.

    Reply
  52. Abs

    Where’s the product and take my money already!

    Reply
  53. Antony

    Hi Tim,

    has the release date slipped. If so can we have a revised ETA?

    Tim…………….. take my money, take it, take it.

    I can’t wait to play with this plugin.

    Reply
  54. Ryan

    Looks awesome to me too, but you have haven’t released it yet Tim?

    Reply
  55. Ryan

    Nice work on the overlay. I see many possibilities with it.

    However, do you know how Google will react to it as they becoming more strict towards popups and such.

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    • Tim Strifler

      Hi Ryan, thanks for the great feedback. Yes, Google is cracking down on “intrusive popular” on mobile. But these Overlays won’t be considered intrusive because the Overlays are triggers by the user. Although we do plan on adding automatic triggers, they won’t display on mobile (or at least not by default). Lastly, we’ve been testing Divi Overlays here on the Divi Life website for a few months now, and our ranking and traffic from Google are doing better than ever πŸ™‚

      Reply
  56. Robert

    Hi Tim, I purchased Divi Overlays today and it looks absolutely amazing….can’t wait to start using it and looking forward to seeing how this will develop over the coming months and years. Amazing plugin, thank you!

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    • Tim Strifler

      Thanks Robert! Yes, there’s a lot planned! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  57. Shelley

    Is the exit intent version of this ready? That is so lacking for Bloom πŸ™‚

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    • Tim Strifler

      Almost! Exit Intent as well as many other new features will be launching in Divi Overlays 2.0 very soon! We’re hopefully just a couple weeks away πŸ™‚

      Reply
  58. Eivind

    That’s the probably the coolest Divi plugin I’ve ever seen. Sold πŸ™‚

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    • Tim Strifler

      Thanks!! Glad you think so!!! πŸ™‚

      Reply

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