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Divi Tutorial: Introduction & Presentation of the WordPress theme

Divi: the easiest WordPress theme to use

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While it is true that WordPress offers basic features to create a blog and now a business website with the new Twenty Seventeen, it remains that to stand out from the competition, but especially to provide a unique and user-friendly user experience, you must absolutely look for a WordPress theme tailored to your business.

We here on BlogPasCher are used to suggest themes here and there that are specialized on specific areas and these themes do it well. However, you may have a need that is not fulfilled by these themes, so it is there that become very important themes that have the ability to adapt to any niche. In this case, we talk about theme multipurpose And the one we've always been used to recommending and offering to most of our customers is Total.

Total wordpress theme

I will not come back on the features of this theme, because it is true that it is good, but today, I will tell you about a serious candidate who is called " Divi ».

Divi wordpress theme

Introducing Divi

Divi is a Premium WordPress theme designed by the authors of Elegant Theme. It's also a framework, in that it can be used to create other themes, but this is not the part that should interest you.

The good thing about Divi is that:

  • It's a multipurpose theme
  • Who offers everything in one with a drag and drop (no need to visual compose)
  • Optimized for SEO
  • A responsive theme
  • A theme that has a very large community
  • A theme that has a lot of tutorial
  • A theme constantly updated
  • A theme compatible with MailChimp

This is really a good theme and it is not the video presentation that will tell you the opposite.

So what will we do in this tutorial? Well, we will mainly talk about Divi, how to make it your own, the installation (presentation of the interface), the configuration and finally how you can create specific websites, we will take some random niches (I will make sure to cover most of your needs).

How to appropriate the Divi theme?

As I told you earlier, Divi is a theme designed by Elegant themes. To have it, you must go to their website and choose one of their formula.

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Yes I can imagine, it's not that affordable, but don't just focus on the price, but also what you get for that price. What you need to know is that Elegant Theme offers much more than Divi, you have:

For the annual access plan

  • Access to all themes
  • Access to all plugins
  • Free updates
  • The ability to request a refund after 30 days

For the access plan for life

You have the same possibilities as the annual plan, but here everything is unlimited, but in addition it includes lifetime support and a lifetime cost.

If you want more information, go to their website.

Installation and first impressions

Once you have chosen a formula, you can, from your dashboard Elegant Theme, download Divi, all you will want to do is install. Read this tutorial, if you want to know how to install a WordPress theme.

The first thing I noticed after installing Divi, well it's to realize that it is in French (unlike his site).

Divi theme installation

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You will see that it offers a link to the documentation, which is already a good thing in case you encounter problems. I admit that what was a bit disappointing is that the documentation is in English. But hey, it is quite detailed with videos, especially organized in section (modules), So you can easily see (visual) How various aspects of Divi.

Divi topic wordpress theme

Introducing the Divi interface

Back on the dashboard, it is now a question of understanding what new Divi brings. You will notice on your side menu a new menu called "Divi".

Divi menu wordpress dashboard

Theme Options

By clicking on the menu « Divi », You will access the interface of Divi or more precisely« theme options ". This interface will allow you to manage different aspect of the theme including keys (MailChimp, Google Analytics), but it's also a section that will also collect some default WordPress settings (like the number of articles per pages, the format of the date, and a CSS area).

You will also notice that this dashboard is made up of several tabs. We will not go into everything in detail here. We will come back to this when we discuss how to create a site with Divi for a specific niche. But I'll still tell you what the other tabs are:

Navigate : This tab allows you to control the display of items on the menu, to determine how the menu appears for pages and categories.

Models : This tab allows you to control the items that will appear in the info section of your articles and some article options. You also have the possibility to control some settings of the pages.

Pub : This is where you can control the ads on Divi.

Seo : I think this tab speaks for itself. All you need to optimize your blog for SEO will be here.

Integration : This section is reserved for the developer and will allow them to control the location where some elements will appear (tags, css, etc.).

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Update : Here you can set your license key to receive free updates.

Theme customization

This second menu will take you directly to the theme's customizer. We will not go into details. We will come back to this when we discuss the design of websites.

Divi wordpress customizer

For starters, you will not need the other options in the Divi menu. That's all for this presentation of Divi. We will come back later on website design with Divi. If you have any questions, do not hesitate.

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This article features 5 comments

  1. Very good complete article on DIVI, thank you!
    I switched to divi since early 2019 and it's a real treat!
    The before after is really a nice effect, we can not help but touch the cursor I recommend it despite it being paid ...
    Have a good day !

  2. Hello,

    I recently installed this theme, which is really good. However I have a little problem with my logo .. As soon as I scroll to go further down my page, it disappears (although my menu is fixed!) Do you know where it can come from? thank you in advance !

    1. Thibaud,
      in case your problem is not resolved: check that you have NOT checked the box “hide logo image” in the settings of the top bar.

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