Why Divi is the Best WordPress Theme a Designer Can Buy
You’ve decided to use WordPress to create your site. Great choice! Now comes the fun part – the design. You pull up Themes from the Appearance tab, and immediately break out in a sweat. There are so many. An overwhelming amount of many. Currently, there are over 8000 themes on wordpress.org alone. That’s only the free choices. Add in paid themes, and the number easily triples. There are fast themes, mobile-friendly themes, themes for artists, themes for YouTubers, themes by color, themes by style, and even themes that are ‘popular this year’. With all these themes, how can you possibly make the right choice for your client?
A few years ago, we found the ‘Holy Grail’ of WordPress Themes, and we haven’t looked back since. This most perfect of themes has unlimited design capabilities, super-fast loading speed, ready-made templates, mobile-friendly, and best of all, it’s super intuitive to learn. Look no further my friend, let me introduce you to Divi by Elegant Themes. Divi has everything we’ve mentioned above and more and as a bonus, the Divi theme starts at only $89 a year for unlimited websites. They’ll even give you a free 30-day trial.
So, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. Here’s why Divi is the best WordPress theme for ANY web design project that may arise before you.
Divi Has Unlimited Design Potential
We’ll start with the number one reason all web designers should use Divi – design! Divi is super flexible. Say you have a vision in your mind, you can start from scratch with a fresh blank page. Divi makes designing so easy with a plethora of drag and drop sections, rows, and modules that nest and stack, and are fully customizable. At last count, Divi had 42 modules with everything from a super powerful text editor to complex accordions, to an awesome image module to galleries and sliders.
Each module is completely customizable with elements like background color/image, size, fonts, hover effects, and even the ability to name the module in CSS or add animation if you’re looking for something a bit more advanced.
Additionally, Divi has what they call a Theme Builder that lets you create layouts that are different for each page or can be assigned to a group of pages. Have a client who needs a different heading for each page? This can be easily accomplished with the Theme Builder. The best part of the Theme Builder would be the design options for WooCommerce. Did I mention Divi has specific WooCommerce modules?! No more boring out-of-the-box WooCommerce designs! You can also customize the search and 404 pages!
Maybe all this is sounding a little crazy and you need a little help with layout design. If that’s the case, Divi has hundreds of customizable template layouts for you to choose from, and they are constantly adding more. Customizing templates is the fastest way to go from zero to killer website design in hours instead of weeks.
Easy to Use
One of our favorite parts of using the Divi theme is the front-end builder. What is that you ask? Well, in most WordPress themes the designer makes changes on the back end but can’t see what they look like until they preview the page. That’s a lot like painting a picture with your eyes closed and then not being able to see what you’ve painted until you turn the canvas around and show it to the world. With Divi’s front-end builder, you make your changes in real-time. You can see the changes you’re making right on the front page as you make them. This alone is enough to make Divi one of the greatest themes imaginable, but it doesn’t stop there.
Not only do you get to see what you’re working on, but Divi also provides what we call the little blue paintbrush.
You click on this magical tool, and it brings you directly to the exact settings you’re working on! With this tool, plus Divi’s super intuitive layout, even our most computer illiterate clients (their words) can manipulate Divi with a brief tutorial. Plus, each module comes with its tutorial replete with videos! Want to do something in Divi that isn’t obvious already? Just Google it! There are hundreds of Divi tutorials from professional web designers just waiting to show you how.
Divi Has Built-in Mobile-Friendliness
In the Divi theme options, you can adjust your mobile settings for both phone and tablet sizes at the Global level, but if that’s not enough, Divi makes it easy for you to see how things will look by giving you a toggle option on the front end builder, so as you build your page you can toggle through and see what it will look like on desktop/tablet/and mobile view. Something not working, change it right then and there. Still not working right? Divi, let’s make your designs visible or invisible in the module settings based on the size of the device that’s viewing it, without having to write a single line of code!
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Because Divi is so versatile, you aren’t going to need as many plugins as you might with other WordPress Themes, for instance, Divi has specific WooCommerce modules which make designing an eCommerce store a pleasure. On the off chance, you need more or specialized capabilities, there are thousands of plugins designed to work perfectly with Divi on the Elegant Theme’s Marketplace. Divi is also compatible with the most popular WordPress plugins including WooCommerce, Amelia Booking, LifterLMS, and MemberPress to name but just a few. Oh! We almost forgot Bloom and Monarch. These are social media and newsletter plugins you get for free when you purchase Divi. Both feature a familiar Divi interface, and of course, work seamlessly with Divi.
Divi Stays Current
With the release of Divi 4.0 last year, WooCommerce integration was a huge deal, but with the latest release, Divi got even better with their biggest breakthrough yet. Divi is now the lightest theme with a page builder out there. We always feel safe in Divi’s hands. They are constantly updating their product to make it better, listening and responding to user requests, and when and if something goes wrong their customer service is only a chat window away. It seems every time I have a specific request from a client, either it’s in the pipeline at Divi, or there is an update that just took care of it.
Killer Customer Support
Divi offers support in multiple ways, so you are sure to get the answers you need, when you need them, starting at the very base module level. Each module is equipped with an extensive help section. With a simple click of the question icon, a help module pops up with documentation, including videos.
After that, if we can’t figure something out, the first place we look is the Divi Documentation where there are tutorials galore from the very basics on up, but the tutorials don’t stop there. Not only are there support tutorials from Divi, but many bloggers and Divi users offer their own. We have our favorites, like Mak, PeaAye Creative, and the DiviLife blog, and of course, we have our own at dragonfly digital for our clients!
Now, if browsing documentation is seeming fruitless, and searching for and watching tutorials isn’t working out, or is taking too long for you, the very next step is to hit up the Divi chat where the response time is quick, and the customer service reps are friendly. If they don’t answer right away, they’ll email you back before you know it. Here’s the kicker though, if they can’t talk you through fixing the issue, they will log on to your site, and dig in and create personalized how-to videos for you! Can you believe that?! Now that is great customer service!
If all of that isn’t enough to convince you that Divi is the best WordPress theme there is, there is only one more thing I can say to convince you. Divi makes web design fun!