Can A Newbie Use The Divi Theme
The Divi WordPress Theme is one of the most popular themes in 2020, appealing to both developers and website owners alike.
But can a newbie use the divi theme to build his or her first website.
Although it might at first appear daunting, the answer to this is most definitely yes.
Because of the visual editor and hundreds of pre-made designs available literally anyone can use the Divi WordPress Theme.
What makes it so easy to use is the drag and drop Divi page builder so, even someone with no coding knowledge, can build a beautiful looking website.
INSTALLING THE DIVI THEME
Assuming you have your hosting in place, the first step is to get an Elegant Themes membership.
Once you have become a member you can then login to your account and from the products downloads select and download the Divi Theme.
When the theme is downloaded you will have a file entitled divi.zip. Do not unzip this file but go to your WordPress installation and click on Appearance > Themes then, at the top, click on Add new and then upload theme.
When the file is installed click on Activate. Now the theme should be successfully installed and activated on your server.
Your theme is now ready to use but, as with any theme, it is recommended to create and use a child theme.
WHAT IS A CHILD THEME
A child theme takes on the look and feel of the original parent theme, but any changes you make to your site will not affect the original files.
By making a child theme you can still apply updates to the parent theme but wont lose any of the the changes you make..
It might sound a little daunting but luckily there is a website called Divi Space which has a child theme builder making it super easy to make your own child theme.
USING THE DIVI BUILDER
The Divi Builder has a visual editor builder and a back-end builder and you can create amazing looking sites with both these builders.
With the visual editor you can create layouts and visualize the changes as you make them.
The builder consists of three main building blocks respectively called Sections, Rows and Modules and with these there is no limit as to what you can create.
This drag and drop system allows you to build any page you want.
There is a comprehensive tutorial available on how to use the Divi Builder in the official documentation and also check out the getting started video below
There are also over 800 pre-made website layouts included right inside of Divi and with these you just need to change the content with your own.
HOW MUCH DOES DIVI COST
There are two options available:
The yearly subscription which is $89
The lifetime access which is a one time payment of $249
Both these options include access to all Elegant Themes products, premium support, product updates and unlimited website usage.