I’ve had my fair share of bloggers asking me which theme I recommend.
For beginners, I recommend the Divi theme. In my experience, it is the easiest theme to configure and use.
It is hence safe to say that I’ve had my fair share of experience using Divi. In fact, I’ve been using it for almost a year now and also have the developer’s license.
In this post, I will be reviewing the Divi theme, and exposing its pros and cons.
My Divi Theme review:
Praise #1: Extremely easy to use
Divi has a drag and drop builder. It is pretty easy to create a decent looking website with Divi without any tech background. Divi works in modules, so all you have to do is select the “block” you want, and then shift it around the page to where you want it placed.
For instance, you can create a block of text and then shift it around the page to where you want it placed.
Recently, they have also released Divi 3.0, giving users the option of using a visual builder (as compared to Divi 2.0, which consists of modules). In Divi 3.0, you can design the page exactly as you want it to look like just by clicking and dragging things around.
I’ll let the video do the talking.
I’m currently still using Divi 2.0 though, because I’ve heard that Divi 3.0 has many bugs. I love Divi 2.0. This is how it looks like back-end:
Pretty neat, huh? You don’t need to know a line of code to get a site up with Divi.
Praise #2: Great flexibility and customizability
Unlike most themes that “force” you to a fixed layout, you can pretty much do anything you like with Divi, without diving into custom code.
Here are just some of the things you can edit and tweak in Divi:
And here’s even more…
There are many different types of pre-made modules that you can use as well:
Praise #3: Modern + professional looking
When you’re finally done with your site, the website looks relatively professional and modern. This is unlike certain themes whereby the end-product will look like it came out of the Geocities era.
You can see some examples of sites made by Divi here.
Complain #1: Difficult to leave
Once you use Divi, there’s no turning back. This is because when you change themes, there will be a ton of code on every single page that you have to remove.
You will need to go through page by page to remove any excess code. This is fine if you have a small site, but it is going to cost you a lot of money to get someone to do it if your site is ginormous.
Complain #2: Support is bad
Don’t bother asking support for anything. From my experience, they take forever to answer and do not give good replies. I wouldn’t even bother using support.
Sometimes, they do help – but I wouldn’t bank on it.
They use a ticket system and they *may or may not reply* to your ticket should you do decide to send one.
Good thing that the theme is great in such a way that you will unlikely require support.
Overall: I recommend it
I feel that most bloggers and entrepreneurs spend way too long on their website. They pull their hair out and never get their website up. Some even take months just to come up with a website that they like!
The reason is because most people lack the needed technical expertise (and patience) needed to create a great looking site.
Of course, even with Divi, there is still a certain amount of effort that is needed to craft your website. However, for reasons mentioned above, it’s extremely easy to configure Divi and turn it into something that you like.
I hope this helps! You can check out Divi here.