divi visual builder not loading

a few tweeks to your builder settings can solve this glitch

divi visual builder not loading

a few tweeks to your builder settings can solve this glitch

 John McConville | 20 June 2020

Divi Visual Builder does not load

I don’t usually post tips for the Divi community, but I could not find good information on this problem, so here goes!

You have made your beautiful Divi website then suddenly the Divi Builder stops working and you (or worse your clients) are left looking at the colourful loader spin round. Things to check:

1. Is your hosting adequate?

We all love Divi, but it can put extra demands on your webserver compared to a basic WordPress installation. Make sure your websites are hosted on a server than can handle the extra load. There are lots of good (and bad) providers out there, so I am not getting into this here, but recommend you host with a WordPress specialist, with a good reputation in the WordPress community.

2. Caching

There are lots of good caching plugins out there, and again there is a healthy debate about the best caching set up; rocket loader, sg optimiser, w3 total cache, wp super cache, wp fastest cache and autoptomise. This is not the place to discuss their relative merits but make sure that whichever plugin you are using that the administrator or editor login is not being cached. If in doubt clear your cache!

3. Cloudflare

Cloudflare can be a great addition to your toolkit, bring security and speed to your website. There are special settings in Cloudflare for WordPress which should be enabled. The easiest way to optimise Cloudflare is to use the official Cloudflare WP plugin. This allows you to easily set up the recommended settings in Cloudflare and clear the cache without leaving your wp admin area.

4. Divi Builder Settings

I have optimised all these settings in the past to find that the problem has simply reappeared.

Try adjusting your Divi settings like this: Go to Divi \ Theme Options \ Builder \ Advanced

I have found that turning off the product tour (good idea to do this anyway. to reduce load) and enabling the classic editor has resolved the issue for me. Finally, disable static css generation. Your caching plugins will be handling this, so it is not necessary anyway:

5. Firewall

Make sure your firewall is properly configured. If you are using WordFence, make sure you let the configuration go through the process of learning before you switch it on.

I hope this helps you resolve these issues. There can me many configurations of wordpress, your divi installation and your web host, so it can be a matter of trial and error to get the best installation for your website. The key is patience and persistence.

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