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Divi Theme Review – Ultimate Multi-Purpose Elegant theme

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Divi Theme Introduction:

Today we are going to have an in-depth review about Divi theme (2.6 Version) from Elegant Themes. Before going to look at the theme, we would like to know about Elegant themes in brief. Elegant Themes is another WordPress themes developer company who design some fabulous WordPress themes since many years. The name “Elegant” is an apt one for this excellent company. All their themes are one of the beautiful themes we can opt for. In simple Elegant themes is explained in 3 words, “Stellar Design,” “Advanced features” & Robust Support.”

Coming to Divi 2.6 WordPress theme, it is the latest version of old DIVI theme, and it has come with some updates. This theme is one of the best themes ever produced by Elegant theme’s developers. The beauty of this theme is its “Multipurpose, Fluid Responsiveness, user-friendly Page builder and a bunch of readymade layouts.”

Here are the few Highlights of Divi theme:

  • Page Builder
  • Exclusive Theme Options Panel
  • Stunning Portfolios
  • Elegantly Responsive
  • Beautiful Typography
  • Sucuri Certified
  • Perpetual Updates & Support
  • Woo-Commerce Ready
  • Vertical & Horizontal Navigation
  • Video & Parallax Backgrounds
  • Diverse modules

Let us dig into the details of Divi 2.6 WordPress theme and its various settings now.

Divi 2.6 comes with a separate Theme Options panel in your WordPress dashboard which looks like this:

Divi 2.6 WordPress Theme

Divi 2.6 WordPress Theme Settings:

This panel consists of again consists of General, Navigation, Layout, Ads, SEO & Integration Options.

General Settings: Includes Customization of your Email marketing tools

Divi 2.6 WordPress Theme

Divi 2.6 WordPress Theme

In this option, you have the choice to upload your Logo & Favicon. There are other options like Enable or Disable of Fixed Navigation Bar, Divi Gallery, Blog Style Mode, Woo Commerce Shop page/category, Mail Chimp lists, Aweber lists, Show Social Icons, Number of Posts Displayed on Categories, Search pages, Tag Pages, Use Excerpts, Back to top button, smooth scrolling, Disable Translations  & Custom CSS. Custom CSS is one of the best features any theme can provide to you. You can customize your theme with this option without touching the core code.

Navigation Settings:

Divi 2.6 WordPress Theme

Under this option, you have the choice to change the settings related to Pages, Categories, and General Settings.

Pages/Categories:

Option to exclude any of the listed menu items that will be hidden from showing in the Navigation bar.

  • Option to show drop-down menus or hide.
  • Number of drop-down tiers shown
  • Order pages link by Ascending / Descending
  • Sort pages links
  • To enable or disable displaying of Home Link
  • Hide empty Categories

Layout: Customize your Posts & Pages look

Single Post Layout, Single page Layout & General options. Here in this panel, you have the option to Choose which items to display in the post info section (Author, Date, Categories, Comments). Show comments on posts/pages, place thumbs on posts.

Ads: Why to use another plugin when you have an inbuilt Ad monetization option?

Divi 2.6 WordPress Theme

In this section, you have the options to manage un-widgetized Advertisements to enable or disable banner and also can add Adsense code and ad URL destination. But there is only one type of ad i.e., 468X60 size is available. You can still use other Adsense plugins for that.

SEO: In-build complete list of Options to customize your SEO needs

Divi 2.6 WordPress Theme

Another tab in this Theme Options is SEO. Here you have the possibility to configure settings related to Custom Title/Meta Description, Keywords for Homepage, Single Page, and Post. There is an option to enable or disable Canonical URLs.

Theme Customizer to customize everything with Live Preview:

Divi 2.6 WordPress Theme

This is like any other themes regular customizer options panel where you have the privilege to edit some of the settings of Header & Navigation, Footer, Buttons, Blog, Mobile Styles, Color Schemes, Menus, Widgets & Static front page.

Header & Navigation contains Header Format(Option for Vertical/Horizontal Navigation Menu), Primary Navigation Menu Bar, Secondary Navigation Menu Bar & Header Elements (Here you can add Social Icons, Email address, and your telephone numbers).

Footer:

The footer contains options to select 1 to 4 widgets, footer menu color options, Footer background color change options and enable or disable Social Icons.

Color Schemes:  You have the options to change your schemes to Red, Orange, Green and Pink apart from the default color scheme. You have the possibility of designing your color in page builder.

Divi 2.6 WordPress Theme

Divi 2.6 WordPress theme Module Customizer:

This panel lets you edit the settings of the layout or module you have chosen in Layouts under Theme options. The below Picture shows you all the list of features that can be edited from this Module customizer option.

Divi 2.6 WordPress Theme

Divi 2.6 theme Role Editor: A One-Stop panel to assign roles to any User category

In this Panel, you have the possibility to limit or assign which of the tasks that can be given permission for Administrator, Editor, Author, and Contributor. See the below picture consists of a vast list of options for which you can either enable or disable the functionality for each Role.

Divi 2.6 WordPress Theme

Divi Builder: An Elegant Drag/Drop, Copy & Paste tool

Use can find this option in any of the pages or posts. By clicking the Divi Builder Icon, you will be prompted to the panel consists of the Divi Builder where you have the options like Save to Library, Load from Library and Clear Layout. This means you have multiple options either to create your layout and save to library or else load the Pre-loaded layouts that come from default.

The other new feature includes, copy and paste option in place of Drag & Drop option. The copy and paste option let you copy or paste wherever you are in the middle of the post instead of going to starting of the menu and drag & drop items.

There are other sections of Standard, Full width, Specialty and add from Library where you can select different layouts for each page and post of your liking. Based on your selection of Module, you will have separate customization options.

For each module, you will find three sections of settings namely, General, Advanced Design and Custom CSS. For detailed view, check the images below. You can add any Custom codes to the Custom CSS code which will help you for further customization of your own.

Divi 2.6 WordPress Theme

Divi 2.6 WordPress Theme

Divi 2.6 WordPress Theme

Once You finish customizing the Layout, you can save it to the Divi Library for future use. These saved layouts can be used in future, and there is an option to customize, clone, change and delete the structure of the design altogether.

You can also create a one-page website within no time with the Divi theme. Your users can easily navigate and scroll from section to section if you enable the smooth scrolling option.

Ready Made Layouts: Making your Life easy to select across 30 Plus Preloaded Layouts

If you find it confused, or you are in no mood to take your valuable time in creating your layouts, then you can jump into the Ready Pre-Loaded layouts. The Divi 2.6 WordPress Theme comes with 30 plus ready-made designs which will serve the needs of every niche possible.

Divi 2.6 WordPress Theme

You can edit the Pre-Loaded layouts as per your needs and can customize them as per requirements.

Dedicated Widgets:

Divi 2.6 WordPress theme

In Built Short Codes Within Posts:

Divi 2.6 WordPress theme

 

Powerful Security: Reviewed & Certified by Sucuri:

Divi 2.6 WordPress Theme

It is very common that hackers were intruding into your website and manipulating the codes if you use some poorly coded themes whether it is a Free or Premium one. Divi theme has been certified and reviewed by Sucuri as a SAFE THEME.

Fully supported RTL &  Translated into 32 Languages

Divi 2.6 WordPress Theme

In addition to premium features discussed above, Divi 2.6 theme allows its users not only to build anything but also anyone can create anything. This theme can be translated into 32 languages listed below and supports RTL(Right-To-Left).

What about the SEO and Page Speed?

Divi 2.6 WordPress theme

This theme is fully SEO optimized, mobile responsive and has got one of the best Page Load Speed time. Below pictures are the pages tested from https://gtmetrix.com and http://tools.pingdom.com/ on our BestOfGuru blog.

Plugins You Won’t Need if You’re Using Divi theme:

As Divi theme is a power packed and feature rich website builder theme, you don’t require many plugins which are already coming with the theme shortcodes. Here is a list of possible plugins you can avoid using:

Buttons Plugins – Divi theme has an inbuilt button function so no need to use third party plugins

Author Bio Plugins: You can avoid using separate Author Bio plugins as Divi theme has a beautiful and flexible option to insert Author Bio in the post or even avoid using on few pages/posts of your liking.

Social follow/Sharing Plugins: Divi theme provides you a bundle of themes and plugins of their own along with the purchase of single theme. It has a feature within the theme options to select limited social follow buttons, but you need extra sharing options, you can use their PREMIUM Monarch plugin coming in the bundle purchase.

Email Option Forms: Elegant themes provides you their PREMIUM and top notch Bloom Optin Forms plugin along with the bundle pack. You can use it straight away or else you still have the option within the page builder where you can select Email Options module from the modules. But the only drawback is, you can only integrate with Feedburner, MailChimp, and Aweber. So we suggest using their Bloom Optin Forms plugin for extensive use and avoid using third party plugins.

Contact Forms Plugins: Avoid using any other Contact forms plugins as it has a module separately for this purpose.

Pricing Tables Plugins: People who are selling their products through their products and services often using Pricing tables plugin which is their core Strategy in Pricing. To make them satisfied, the module for Pricing tables provides you all that needs which top plugins can offer.

Testimonials Plugins: Testimonial plugins allow you to show your readers the clients who you work for and your achievements. The testimonial module which comes with the Divi theme will serve you with the features you get from other plugins.

Slider Plugins: Divi theme comes with three separate modules for adding slideshows for your posts & pages with a lot of control options.

Media Galleries & Players Plugins: The image module not only allows you to add photos and other images to your layout but also automatically resizes them you fit into the sizes of your layout. You have the lazy loading and light box features build within. The audio module gives you control on your playbacks and also have an option to add cover art to the player. The Video module makes it very easy to add videos from YouTube, Vimeo or your Self-hosted files to your custom layouts.

Google Maps Plugins: Avoid any other plugins to use Google Maps as Divi Theme provides you Interactive Google Maps with its Google Maps Module. Every good business website needs it, and it is very easy to add this module to your custom layout.

Divi theme Examples: A brief list of some great websites build with Divi theme

Here is a list of some of the sites that are using Divi WordPress theme on their websites. This list of Divi theme examples will give you a practical idea for you about the look of the theme on various niches.

Divi WordPress Theme - Synopsis
Final Verdict
Divi is one of the best Premium WordPress Themes without a doubt and top 3 amongst all the Page builders. The Pricing of Divi Theme is the best value for money for a Super quality theme.
Easy of Use8
Design/Look9.2
Code Quality9.6
Updates & Support9.4
Documentation/Tutorial9.2
Reader Rating0 Votes0
9.1
Overall Rating

Elegant Themes Discount Coupons & Promo Codes?

Elegant themes usually don’t offer any huge discounts like other companies do. They are very confident about their quality coded themes and premium services. But they do offer a 10% discount for the new clients to encourage them to buy the themes a bit easing of their pockets/wallets.

Elegant themes offer all themes in a single bundle, so you get all their themes in one package for the purchase of one Premium WordPress theme (Divi theme included).

Divi Theme Price and Licensing

(One of the Best “Value for Money “Membership Plans in the industry)

Every Premium theme will get purchased with three options like Personal, Developer, and Lifetime Access modes. The details of the prices are as show in the picture below:

We firmly recommend buying any premium themes from any WordPress theme shops ONLY if they offer LIFETIME support and updates with BEST BUDGET PRICE. So Elegant themes exactly do what I have quoted above. You will need to Join their Membership to purchase the themes/plugins and will get a single WordPress theme for $69 with all other WordPress themes and WordPress Plugins in a bundle.

But if you can purchase the Lifetime Access package plan, you will get Lifetime access to all of their themes & plugins and also future new releases and updates. Sounds great right?, You can avail this offer by visiting the site by clicking the buttons below.

 Divi 2.6 WordPress theme

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Comments (14)

  • Hey Gurunath that’s a great theme review.
    Divi is clearly the best drag and drop multipurpose theme. The only downside I can see that you may get locked down with the theme due to the extensive use of shortcodes.

    That was the only reason I went for Genesis.

    Cheers.

    That was t

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    • Thanks for taking your time to go through this review, Akshay. I have to agree with you on the second part of your comment above regarding the lockdown thing..:P Yes, it is a fabulous theme for long term users and for ones you don’t want to change their themes quite often.Thanks for sharing your viewpoints and hope to see you regularly here..:)

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  • Superb Review, Guru.

    I have used Divi once and the experience was awesome. You can build any kind of site using Divi. It is not just a theme rather it is a site builder too.

    Nice one. Keep up the good work.

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  • Hi Gurunath,

    I am glad to know about this theme in a descriptive manner from you, I know about the Elegant themes but I don’t know that they have such a good options to select as per our need.

    Akshay said right if we use shortcodes then we might get locked with this theme and it is useful only long term users,

    Thanks for sharing such a beautiful review about Divi theme, see you soon with another article.

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    • Hi Siddaiah,
      Thanks for stopping by and very happy to see you knew about Divi theme before. I hope this theme is more apt to people like you who can stick to one theme for a year plus as your are sticking to your ONLY theme since your blog career..;)..:P It is really helpful for people who never want to change their theme. But this is not suitable for regular theme changers though..:P And thanks for your valuable feedback and lovely appreciation..:)

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  • I am as ignorant as can be when it comes to any knowledge related to websites! OMG, I need to take a course from you 🙂

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    • I am so happy to see you back on my blog, Leena. Although I am not an expert in this websites thing, I can still guide and help you in customisation on your theme. So when are you going to shift to WordPress from blogger? ..:)

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    • I agree with Leena! @Gurunath: Please let me know if you provide Divi Tutorial course on Udemy. I’m considering using Divi Theme in the future. I’m not interested touching the code to customize the theme. Does this Divi is suitable for WordPress beginner?

      It looks you know what you’re doing based on your Divi 2.6 Review.

      Thanks for this awesome post!

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  • Hi Gurunath,

    Great post. I am glad to know about this theme in a descriptive manner from you.
    Thanks for sharing this. 🙂

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  • one reason I didn’t go for divi before was the code being a bit bloated and page load speeds not being brilliant (I know you have a test here but often our own sites are quite different) – any noticeable improvements in this element?

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    • Thanks for coming Neil, I have to agree you on the part of code (if you are talking about Shortcodes) thing, but if you are sticking to one theme for a year or so this is the BEST bet and you can’t regret purchasing it. Coming to page speed load time, it is really wonderful in it provided you don’t have too many plugins clash, bad web hosting provider or such other things which are not related to Divi. And you have not mentioned what version of Divi you have used..but the latest version of Divi 2.6 has a bundle of new features and they are palnning to update with another version soon this year. Hope I have given the details you required.

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