Divi is the latest theme from Elegant Themes and is available as part of their pack of 87 themes and 3 plugins. The theme has attracted a lot of attention since its release, thanks to its attractive design and range of features including the Divi page builder tool. Divi has been regularly updated since its initial release and is now the flagship theme from Elegant Themes. A recent update saw the already impressive page builder get a major overhaul. Thanks to this, Divi is now one of the few WordPress themes to include a true front-end page builder tool with point and click inline editing. Therefore, if you’re looking for a stylish WordPress theme that you can customize in almost every way, Divi could be the theme for you. To help establish the quality of the theme, this Divi review will look at the features of the theme, as well as testing out the page builder tool to see how easy it is to use and what exactly it can do.
Installation After installing the Divi theme (Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload), a number of menu items are added to the WordPress dashboard. These can be found under the Appearance menu and allow you to configure the theme. Divi Theme Options Control Panel In a recent update to Divi, the Theme Options control panel has been completely overhauled to give it a more elegant design. As well as the improved user interface, Divi’s Theme Options control panel is now much more powerful. Through the settings and options, you can quickly upload a logo for your website, choose a new color palette, set up social media integrations, decide how many posts are displayed on a page, and much more.
Other settings of the panel make it easy to control how your site’s navigation works, configure the global settings for the general layouts of your posts and pages, manage adverts, and enable the search engine optimization (SEO) settings if you aren’t using a dedicated SEO plugin.
As Elegant Themes have been going for some years now, with the collection now containing 87 themes (and 3 plugins), it’s not too unfair to say that many of the themes are looking pretty outdated today, both in terms of appearance and functionality. Really there is only a handful of themes in the pack that are going to appeal to most users. So while on the face of it 87 WordPress themes for $89 sounds like an unbeatable deal, it’s not quite the full story. Although the plugins are all very useful and up to date tools for enhancing WordPress websites. However, the arrival of Divi, their most advanced and perhaps visually appealing theme to date, has made this theme club a strong contender once more. This theme looks excellent as the demo shows. It’s a big step up from previous efforts and incorporates a lot of the most popular elements of the latest premium WordPress themes. These features include full-width layouts, large sliders, attractive icons, a responsive design, full-length one page layouts, and much more.
Divi is also compatible with WooCommerce so anyone building an eCommerce store with WordPress can take advantage of the excellent appearance of Divi. In fact, the theme comes with a number of prebuilt layouts for anyone creating an online store. Thanks to the different layouts that come with this theme, it can easily be used for any number of purposes. These can range from creating a sales page, the website for a creative agency, a range of portfolio types, multiple blog layouts, and a whole lot more. The design and appearance of Divi are really impressive and the look and feel is versatile enough to be used for pretty much any type of website. However, the visual design and appearance of Divi isn’t the only great feature on offer.