How To Stop Words from Breaking in WordPress Divi Theme on Mobile Screens

If you are building your website in Divi and come to the stage of testing, what you have created on multiple screens and devices, a common problem of words breaking or splitting across the screen, can come up. If you are using Divi theme, which is what I use, then the solution is simple.

All you need is a line of code in your CSS:

h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6 {overflow-wrap: normal;}

Broken Images with Divi Themes

Broken Images with Divi Themes

There isn’t anything more frustrating than opening your browser in the morning, and discovering that your website is full of broken images. And you have no idea why. Nothing changed overnight. Multiple reasons ran through my mind: 

  • An update needed on the theme?
  • Out of date Plugin?
  • SSL certificate causing problems?

For the past 3 years, I have been using Divi Themes on all the Websites I build in Worpdress. And I love it. But it comes with a learning curve. A few times it seemed that Divi Theme update did the job. I saw full images again! Phew. Potential new clients won’t be worried when landing on my website. But like a bad smell, the broken images kept creeping back. Until today. 

A quick scan through Google and Forums finally gave me the answer – apparently, all I needed to do, was to turn off “responsive images” in Divi Theme options. So, my site is back to being unbroken! One happy designer!

Why isn’t my form sending emails in WordPress?

Why isn’t my form sending emails in WordPress?

So you have installed Divi and all it’s beautiful features. Now you have added the email form, and are testing it out. But nothing is coming to your email! It’s a very frustrating position to be in. The solution is simple though. To explain it a bit deeper, your server handles PHP email requests by your web host.

As you are using WordPress, the best solution is to use an SMTP plugin. I use WP Mail SMTP plugin on all my websites.

In order for it to work, you will also need to use a third party application, such as SendGrid.

When you have created an account on SendGrid, you will need to generate an API key, which you then need to paste into your SMTP plugin. And voila, the form is sending your emails!

 

Pantone Color of the Year 2019

Pantone Color of the Year 2019

Pantone Color Institute's Color of the Year 2019 Logo

PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral

This is the Pantone Color of the Year 2019 – Living Coral. It’s a soft and happy hue with a golden undertone, which energizes everything around it. Even the name of it reminds us of the sacredness and fragility of our Planet – the Coral Reefs.

The worry of the dying of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, overall Global Warming and the resistance of humans to take responsibility in playing their part in the catastrophic events of the past years, which at one point will become irreversible.

“We get energy from nature,” a statement from Pantone reads. “Just as coral reefs are a source of sustenance and shelter to sea life, vibrant yet mellow Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.”

But back to Pantone, for 20 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has been an influencer product design and development in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product, packaging and graphic design. 

Below you can see an image of the matching colors to Living Coral, generated with Colormind tool, as well as a screenshot from Pintrest displaying images matching the color of the year. Looking forward to using this lively and beautiful color in both my art and design this year!