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Divi is an exceptional theme in many ways. I have seen few themes that are as multifaceted as Divi which makes it a great theme for pretty much any purpose. Coupled with its great graphics and a powerful page builder it certainly is a worthy contender for title of best multipurpose theme.
Great graphics, multi purpose orientation and a powerful page builder, this in and of itself is a potent combination. But having used Divi on a test site, I can tell you that it is certainly a theme that be used by a non developer to create a functional and elegant website with the least amount of effort. And personally I believe that the best themes should always be capable of lending voice to the creative intent of any online entrepreneur without distinguishing those who can and can not code. And Divi certainly goes a long way in that regard as well. Read our detailed Divi theme review to find out more.
Let’s have a closer inspection of Divi, before heaping further praise.
A Preview Of Divi’s Appearance
Let’s have a first hand look at how a Divi run website looks. A theme is the cloak that adorns your website’s content, your content is only as attractive as its theme allows it to be. You’ll see that by using Divi, your content can be placed on the most visually impressive of pedestals for your readership to enjoy.
Now creating a website like the one shown in the preview shown above takes a quite a bit of ability and some prior programming knowledge without a page builder.
But with Divi page builder, the process is made easy enough for those who are looking to build their own websites but aren’t technically savvy enough to do. Enough about the Divi builder, we’ll get to that in greater detail later in the Divi review.
From the ePanel, you can access some pretty important stuff relevant to any website. Under General settings, you can manage your site’s logo, favicon, navigation bar, MailChimp API, your aWeber authorization code and display social media accounts on your site.
Accessing the navigation tab in ePanel will help create the right navigation for your websites and modify, the number and choice of pages and categories. Ad Management permits for easy handling of your site’s display advertisement and the sizes of the banners. Apart from that you can read the documentation for your theme, add any additional code with integration, achieve the desired level of search engine optimization and manage your layout settings. Pretty normal stuff for any good theme.
Divi Appearance Customization Panel
Divi comes to you with the customization options under Appearance > Customize. And from here you can change the color schemes, navigation for your site, fonts, background image, widgets and also opt for a static front page. The developers added quite a number of new features in the recent version. The new things done on the customization panel will surely catch your eye.
Since version 2.5 Divi theme now supports Module Customizer via the familiar WordPress Theme Customizer live preview. It brings many useful features that will help you to create personalized modules with ese. To get an idea how it looks we have prepared you a screenshot:
Divi Builder – A Powerful Drag & Drop Tool
If you ask someone to identify the ultimate selling point of this theme, it has to be the page builder capabilities.
Once you open Pages > Add New, under the standard add new page title bar, you’ll notice a use “Page Builder” button. Click on the button and this is what awaits you.
Upon initial inspection, it does not look like much. But upon proceeding to use it further you realize there is much more to it than meets the eye.
Now you can choose to load one of the 32 premade layouts available to you or you can create your own. But the list of premade layouts is pretty extensive and it encompases the appropriate page layouts for multiple purposes, at least one of which should be the right fit for your website.
Personally, I did try to create a layout, but I found it rather difficult to conceptualize the type of site I am looking for. The easier option would be to use a premade layout and then edit it according to my needs.
If you were to load the Homepage Shop layout, the builder would automatically load a complete schematic of the ideal shopping website.
As you might have guessed by now, it is good to start with a premade layout, it saves a great deal of time. But if you do intend to create your own site with numerous new pages, Divi builder is a pretty handy tool. You can add sections, full width sections, speciality sections and modules for functionality.
Basically when you add a new section, you can not start adding modules because the particular section hasn’t been divided into columns yet. Columns are a way of splitting your sections into different widths as a ratio of the site’s entire width. With full width sections, you jump right to adding modules. Modules are an easy way to add functionality to the various sections of the new page you are creating.
If you’d rather not select columns manually, then add a speciality section and you’ll get a number of column choices dividing the section into multiple blocks of differing sizes.
After adding the appropriate number of sections and columns, we finally get to adding the necessary modules to make your page whole. The developers packed Divi builder with tons of options at your disposal.
Apart from adding modules, you can also add your own personal touch to it and add CSS to modify the module’s appearance. With sections as well, you can add a custom background for each section and also enable custom CSS with a CSS ID.
Sections, columns and modules make up the building blocks of your custom page. You can move sections and modules easily and switch positions to meet your requirements.
If Divi page builder is the first drag and drop builder you’ve ever used, the page builder may be a bit difficult to handle at first. But once you see the page builder, it will take a few minutes at best to familiarize yourself with the builder’s options.
Another thing that will come in handy is the layout importer which permits you to add layouts from your previous themes and websites. That way you do not have to create pages from scratch.
How Does It Look ?
Now if you were to construct something simple. And you do so in under an hour, wondering what it would look like ?
It doesn’t take a great deal of effort to create a simple and yet highly effective clean homepage for your website.
Easy To Create With Builder For A WP Newbie ?
You may be confused by the number of options in front of you when using the Divi builder. But if you stick with it for a while and use the premade layouts to help get you started, then using the builder to create a complex web page shouldn’t be a challenging task.
The developers designed it for the non-tech savvy folks who are looking for the right tool to give voice to their creative imaginations in the manner of a creative, elegant web page.
Other Theme Options – Languages & RTL
This theme has 32 built in translations. In addition, it’s fully translatable and comes with full RTL support as well.
So your website doesn’t need to be limited to any region because of language.
Support And Documentation
From what I’ve heard and read, most customers have found the support responsive and sufficient. But with the documentation they provide, it is unlikely that you’ll need to avail of their support.
Elegant themes provides quite extensive documentation about their themes generally. Divi aims its documentation at helping the non tech savvy to familiarize themselves with the theme and its features.
If you are concerned about your ability to use this theme to the fullest, I would suggest that you have a look at the documentation provided.
Any revenue generating website or high traffic website needs to be genuinely concerned with security. WordPress is a secure platform. There aren’t more than few vulnerabilities that have been exposed in the last few years. That being said you are certainly right to look for excellent security features from your theme. And Divi does not disappoint.
The engineers at Elegant Themes have made it a point to make their themes as secure as possible. Sucuri is one of the best providers of security solutions for websites using the WordPress platform. A code audit by Sucuri, having gone through Divi’s code have confirmed that it’s a secure platform for your site.
Websites using Divi WordPress Theme
Divi theme has powered thousands and thousands of websites in the web. To keep this review shorter, we decided to create another article where we have showcases over 30 awesome websites. You can find these Divi them examples here.
Divi, along with 86 other themes and 6 other plugins, is at $89 per year. Paying $89 for a single theme may be considered pricey by some. But, for 86 themes and 6 plugins it is extremely good value for money. But, for 86 themes and 6 plugins it is extremely good value for money. And you shouldn’t discount the value of their other themes and plugins, they are equally well engineered. A good example would be Monarch. It’s Elegant Theme’s social sharing plugin which is one of the best social sharing plugins for a WordPress site.
The personal package is priced at $69 per year, but that comes without the plugins. Do you like the plugins and themes a great deal and you’ve already paid for the personal package? Well, you can upgrade it to Lifetime Access with a one-time payment of $249. The purchase also comes with a 30 day money back guarantee, if you decide that Divi isn’t for you. But honestly even if you did, there is almost certainly bound to be a theme among 86 other choices that is just right for your website. These are the main things you should know about this theme. Here are some things that we would like to say to conclude our Divi review.
- Ideal for the non tech savvy online entrepreneur
- Truly multi purpose, designed for freelancers, small agencies/businesses, magazines and online stores
- The ability to craft powerful landing pages for any website without any knowledge of HTML/CSS
- One of the best drag & drop page builders with multiple premade layouts, modules and sections
- Aesthetic design & great graphics
- Compatible with WooCommerce, Aweber, MailChimp and Google Maps
- Useful documentation for people new to the WordPress platform
- Lifetime updates
- Very good value for money
- Number of options can potentially overwhelm you
- Not the best option for developers
- If you switch from Divi to any other theme, then there is a disaster waiting to happen..
- Main Theme Options panel looks outdated
There are few themes if any, that offers so much in the way of choice to a WordPress newbie. The creators designed this theme very well and used all of its features in a pretty intuitive way. It caters to the needs of all possible niches. The page builder is a powerful ally for any online entrepreneur. You can use it to create landing pages for specific purposes. This theme helps with adding your own CSS code into the theme with little effort. You can do this even when you have a little bit of design skill.
I am leery of calling any theme the best. For me, Divi is a multipurpose theme with a powerful page builder for an online entrepreneur in any niche. This is certainly a theme that anyone who’s interested in creating a WordPress site should have a look at. Are you a current/past user of Divi or Elegant Themes? Then, let us know what you think of the updates in the comments below! And if you have any other questions, fire away! That’s it on our Divi theme review! Cheers 🙂
Build Anything Visually
Divi is powered by the Divi Builder, an insanely fast and incredibly intuitive front end editor like nothing you have seen before. It will change the way you build websites forever.
Real Time Design
When you make a change to your page, everything is updated instantly right before your eyes. Design instantly!
Each element is fully customizable. Adjust fonts, colors, sizing and spacing and even apply custom CSS.
Organize With Ease
Add a new row, choose between various column types and everything fits together perfectly automatically.
46 Content Elements
Divi comes with 46 different content elements. Mix, match and build just about anything you can imagine.
Little To No Loading
The Divi Builder is insanely fast. It requires no pages refreshes and almost zero loading of any kind.
Just Click & Type
No need to open up a settings panel to add text content. Just click onto your page and start typing!
Enjoy live responsive previews and apply custom changes to specific mobile breakpoints.
Sync global items across multiple pages. Update them once and they get updated everywhere. Great for footers!
Import & Export
Save layouts to your library for later use. Import, export, share and download layouts from the web.
Jump-start your design process by using one of the 20+ pre-made layouts that ship with the builder.
The Future Of WYSIWYG
Elements For Every Occasion
Say Hello To Your New Design Toolkit
Ships With 20+ Layouts Templates
Divi comes with over 20 pre-made layouts right out of the box. These beautiful layouts can be used to jump-start your new projects, allowing you to build new pages in just a matter of minutes. Load them up, swap out the content and you are good to go! They are also a great way for new customers to learn the ins and outs of the Divi Builder.
Create & Save Your Own Divi Layouts
Pre-made Divi Layouts of your own can be saved to your Divi Library for later and then loaded instantly on new pages. Build up your library with your favorite layouts and use them to save hours of time on your future client projects. It’s like having hundreds of themes in one!
Share & Download From The Community
When you build a new layout with the Divi Builder, it can be exported and imported to new Divi websites. We have created dozens of beautiful layouts that you can download from our blog and install on your website, and the Divi community is thriving with tons of awesome free and premium Divi Builder layouts as well. It’s such a wonderful thing for WordPress web designers!
Divi Sites From Around The Web
Bookin Agency is a website filled with wonderful contrast, great typography and a strong color palette. We love the bright yellow set against the black and white photos and the generous white space given to each paragraph. You can tell that each detail was thought over with great care. A great example of what Divi can do!
Doers Design Agency
Doers puts on a clinic in good typography. Each page is a joy to look at, which makes reading each page a wonderful experience. We love the simplicity of this website. Sometimes the simplest things are the hardest to master, and these guys know what they are doing. Divi takes your design concepts and brings them to life!
This is an example of how Divi can be customized to create an entirely different kind of website. The creators of BrewLife have done an impressive job adapting Divi to their needs.
Hupla is a great example of a modern app website built with the Divi. Not only is the website well designed, the app is too! It’s easy to learn what this app does as you scroll down the page. The photos are already filled with color, but we also enjoyed the purple overlay used. Divi is an amazing tool for startups that want to build their own website!
A Web Designer’s Dream
Divi is the ultimate tool for web designers. Hundreds of thousands of WordPress freelancers and agencies are empowered by Divi to help run their growing businesses.
An Amazing Community
When you use Divi, you become a part of a community of hundreds of thousands of Divi users. It’s a wonderfully helpful group of talented and loving people.
A Theme You Can Trust
We have been building the world’s most popular WordPress themes for over 8 years and you can rest assured knowing that Divi and it’s dev team aren’t going anywhere!
A Theme Clients Love
Client’s love Divi because it gives them the power to modify their own content without having to learn the in and outs of an often-confusing WordPress interface.
Control Client Access
Divi is one of the only themes to offer a comprehensive roles system. Limit what your clients can do in the Divi Builder to prevent them from messing up your design!
We have a huge support team and we are dedicated to helping our customers get the most out of Divi. If you run into any problems, we have your back.
Build Unlimited Sites
Unlike some premium WordPress themes, we don’t require you to purchase additional licenses each time you build a new client website.
Stories From The Divi Nation
Kayla is a savvy business owner and web developer that helps companies re-invent their online image. She has a passion for all things design.
Adam Binder is a proud father, and the founder of Creative Click Media, a New Jersey based internet marketing company focused on helping small business.
Finge is the Founder of ConversionLab, helping customers get more online business by optimizing conversion rates on landing pages and email campaigns.
Sonia is a professional content marketer, editorial writer and overall WordPress lover. She built her beautiful website using our Divi theme.
Matthew is the Creative Director for a digital agency in Columbus, Ohio. In his free time, he also helps businesses through the great ideas posted on his blog.
Pamela used our themes to create her own web development company, and now lives her dream of traveling the world and working from her computer.
Maria is a computer specialist from Northern Norway, now a world traveler together with her boyfriend. She created her charming travel website using Divi.
Dan is an editorial, commercial and fine art photographer from Canada. He also provides photo education products and services through his company.
Eric is the founder of Dermbids, a website dedicated to tattoo removal. He is an avid WordPress user, and he recently re-designed his entire website using Divi.
Customization Options Galore
Divi has hundreds of customization options, all of which are available with live previews in the Theme Customizer.
Tons Of Header & Footer Options
Divi comes with a plethora of header options that allow you build really unique looking websites. Choose between a left aligned or centered logo. Switch between vertical and horizontal navigation. Adjust colors, enable transparent headers or opt to hide your navigation before scrolling. There are even full screen and slide-in navigation styles that work great on mobile!
An Intuitive Theme Options Panel
Divi’s theme options are very easy to use thanks to its custom theme options panel. Here you can choose to enable Divi’s various features, upload your logo, add third party scripts and custom CSS, adjust your website’s color palette and more!
Divi Leads Split Testing
Divi comes with an integrated split testing and conversion rate optimization system backed by powerful stats and insights, and it all works like magic inside the Divi Builder!
Smart Split Testing
Anything you build can be turned into a split test and Divi Leads will automatically track relevant user engagement stats depending on the unique goal you define. Change your content, design and positioning to figure out which combinations are most effective.
Powerful Stats & Insights
Divi Leads gives you the insights you need to make meaningful design decisions that will skyrocket your conversion rates and increase your sales. Track sales, conversions, clicks and bounce rate.
Translated Into 32 Languages
Millions of pages are built on Divi, and our community of 350,000 customers have created some truly amazing websites using Divi.
Fully Translated Inside & Out
Not only are front-end elements translated, but we also expanded the theme’s localization to cover the Divi Builder interface, including all form fields and descriptions.
Right-To-Left (RTL) Support
When you enable an RTL language within your WordPress Dashboard, Divi will automatically switch to RTL mode. Not only is the front-end website adjusted, but even the Divi builder interface has been fully customized for RTL users.
Rock Solid Security
We take security seriously, which is why we partnered with Sucuri.net to make sure Divi tighter than Fort Knox. Sucuri found zero issues with the theme, and you can rest easy knowing your precious website is safe.
What People Are Saying
Hundreds of thousands of people are using Divi to create websites for themselves and their clients. But don’t just take it from us, here are some testimonials from people who matter.
“Our firm has uses Divi as the base framework for over 40 client websites and we continue to use Divi on a regular basis due to the amazing flexibility that Divi provides our clients. As a web design firm we (Valorous Circle) can work with most any theme or design; we work with Divi because it saves us time and that translates into savings for our clients. Our clients love Divi because they have the ability to create amazing web page layouts using the Divi Page Builder without needing to understand the complexities of CSS, HTML or PHP. All of this combined with Elegant Theme’s support and active user community make Divi and Elegant Themes a great choice for us and our clients.”
“We started our Small Business Initiative program to help Small Businesses get online in August 2013. When Divi was released in December 2013, it rapidly became our go-to template for all WordPress sites. During the past year, we have only had one client who wanted a different template. Divi is so easy to customize, that most clients can’t even tell it’s the Divi theme.
Then, the builder is so easy for my clients to use, it’s a snap to turn over to them to manage all their own content. And, they rarely mess it up. (However, it has happened, but Divi is so easy to admin, we can quickly hop online and adjust/fix any mistakes they’ve made.
I am a huge fan. HUGE.”
“After discovering Elegant Themes some 4 years ago and using pretty much all of the themes on my client sites – it is clear to say that my business is built on Elegant Themes. Around 7 months ago, I discovered Divi and used my friend and client Pat Sharp as a test on Divi.
Since then, I have transitioned around 40% of my clients to Divi and continue to beat the drum on the theme – its flexibility allows me and my developers to build a site in a few days rather than a few weeks and it offers everything a customer could need, out of the box mobile ready and if we do need to make amendments to the CSS to change the way it looks we can! Simply put, without Divi, I would not have a business and I cannot imagine using it on every site I build.”
Why I Love The Divi Theme
“You get incredible value for your money… Divi is built by a team of incredibly passionate people…you can feel it in their blog posts, you can feel it in their videos…but most importantly you can feel it in their products because they keep getting better and better without me asking for anything.”
Divi Theme Review by SitePoint.com
“You can do just about anything imaginable, simply by toggling options on and off. You have full control over colors and fonts, and the layout options provide infinite possibilities. If you don’t know how to code your own WordPress theme, but you want a beautiful custom website, Divi may be just the theme you’re looking for.”