One of the most exciting stage of building a WordPress site is when you choose your theme! And my favorite theme these days is the Divi Theme.
“WordPress themes” is definitely one of my favorite WordPress topics to discuss. In fact, I spoke on that exact topic last year as a speaker at WordCamp Los Angeles. I’ve experimented with so many themes in the past in search for great themes that work not only for myself but also for my Website Creation Workshop students who are mostly WordPress beginners.
Over the past few years, as more and more people view websites on their mobile devices, WordPress themes have gone through big changes; the websites now need to display beautifully and function well on both desktop computers and various devices. We also started seeing more and more eye-catching cool effects on newer websites.
These trends, unfortunately, made it a bit more difficult to shop for a perfect theme that will work for WordPress beginners and for seasoned web designer pros. Many themes out there are now either difficult to customize, or too complicated and not intuitive.
As a WordPress teacher, I of course love WordPress themes that are flexible *and* easy to use. For that reason, I love Elegant Themes’ Divi Theme.
Divi did such a great job bundling so many useful features in a simple, user-friendly interface. Plus, unlike many other themes, it allows users to customize the look and functions in gazillion ways! Here are some major features of Divi:
- Can be used for regular websites, membership sites, sales pages, and more.
- The Visual editor allows you to build your site while seeing what it looks like realtime.
- 100% mobile responsive.
- The library feature makes it super easy to duplicate sections to other pages or sites.
- Pre-made layout templates help you start a new site easily and quickly.
- Intuitive for WordPress novices and experienced web developers
- Great documentation! They provide ample tutorial videos for you to familiarize yourself with Divi.
I also want to emphasize that Divi is very customizable, making it possible for each user to create very unique look. Look at these examples… Can you tell they are all made with the same theme?