The latest theme from Elegant Themes, Divi, is a theme that combines the flexibility of a website builder with the powerful functionality of WordPress. As part of the on-going efforts by Elegant Themes to further-advance their position a market leader in the WordPress themes industry, Divi was created as an answer to the demands bloggers have today for total customizability. Like never before, this theme responds well to these needs and offers a full suite of tools to build the ultimate website. Available as part of Elegant Themes’ $69 package, this is a WordPress theme that is genuinely world-class.
Divi Website Builder
As the latest edition to the Elegant Themes collection, this new theme launches a new precedent where the company will most likely continue to release themes that use the Divi Builder as a powerful engine behind the scenes. Divi is a website builder that aims to use visual elements as building blocks that anyone can modify. Even ordinary users are able to make changes to the website’s design and layout by using the simple building tools that Elegant Themes provides in the WordPress dashboard. Much like other offerings available in the marketplace, Divi aims to help users build their website without having to touch a single line of code. With unlimited layout options and the flexibility to arrange any page element in any conceivable way, this theme is great for both aspiring bloggers and business owners alike.
Through the WordPress dashboard, images and other media can be easily dragged and dropped throughout the page. By simply selecting a cross icon, elements can be deleting without having to visit the widgets menu. Page elements can also be added by simply dragging an element from a list. Backed by WordPress’ widget functionality, this framework offers an simpler way to insert widgets that can be fully-customized. Unlike traditional widgets, this framework also allows new widget positions to be dynamically created. By simply selecting “Add Row”, entirely new rows of widgets can be added on the fly.
To make widget placement even easier, the Divi theme includes modules that permit users to insert objects similar to widgets without having to visit the widgets menu. These include many traditional elements that are very familiar to WordPress users such as text, images, and sliders. However, they also include substantially-enhanced functionality that goes well beyond these traditional WordPress features. Advanced items such as tabs, toggle buttons, sidebars, contact forms, calls to action, and many others can all be inserted through these modules.
Need to add a testimonial? Simply drag in the testimonial module and a fully-functional testimonial will be dynamically inserted containing the text that you select. Since these Divi modules offer such a rich array of features, they add substantially to the existing functionality that is normally included with WordPress.
Simple Module Options
While just the wide array of modules available is enough to be impressive, each module can be further-customized to the exact specifications of the website builder. Traditional elements like text and title can be changed, but it is the additional functionality that goes beyond what has been created before. Items like button text, background color, border color, text color, and much more can all me modified through these simple tools. Incredibly, this level of customization is fully-included with all 18 Divi modules.
18 Pre-Made Layouts
For users that want to jump right in by starting with a traditional template and then modifying it from there, over 18 pre-made layouts are included with the Divi Builder by default. These can help accelerate the process of finishing a website by offering a website that is half-finished from the start. By using these pre-made layouts as a starting point, using Divi does not necessarily entail additional time being used later down the road. However, should a blogger decide that he wants to customize certain elements, the Divi Builder leaves this flexibility fully available to the website owner. This has the potential to cut down substantially on both development time and the cost of hiring a professional to build a custom website.
Like most other Elegant Themes, the Divi theme is fully responsive on any device. Whether being used on a 4k monitor or a tiny smartphone, the website will continue to look good with a well-designed fluid interface. Since everything is responsive even for very customized elements, the Divi Builder is great for bloggers that want to capitalize on the growth of alternative devices. With more than half of all web traffic now coming from these devices, maintaining a responsive website is becoming increasingly important. Since fully-responsive custom websites are very expensive, this offers website owners a cost-effective alternative.
The ePanel dashboard is characteristic of all Theme Forest themes in that it offers a wide range of options to customize the functionality of the theme. The ePanel dashboard is great for SEO, since it supports full on-page search engine optimization. Through this dashboard, universal website color schemes and layouts can be modified with intuitive menus that are universal across all Theme Forest themes. Other features, like advertisement management, can make monetizing the website simple with minimalist efforts. The ePanel even includes extensive documentation and general global settings to make utilizing the overall theme even easier. For existing Elegant Themes subscribers, the continuation of the ePanel means that upgrading to the Divi theme is very simple.
The Divi Builder is an excellent theme that will certainly continue to be expanded with upcoming Elegant Themes updates as time goes on. As the Elegant Theme’s first website builder, this application adds substantial value to WordPress and makes it easier for general users to make custom design changes to the web properties that they own. Through Divi modules and pre-made layout options, customization is easy through a drag-and-drop interface conveniently located within the WordPress Dashboard. By combining rich customization with responsive design, this theme offers value that has never been offered by any theme developer before. For both bloggers and business users alike, the Divi theme is an excellent choice for a cutting-edge blog or sleek business website.