Install Divi

How to install the Divi theme on WordPress?

Updated on 03/06/24

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Here is an article that will help you start with Divi. If you are all new to WordPress and you have read or heard this and there that Divi was a great theme, the first of the questions you might ask yourself is: "How to get and install Divi? » And that would be legitimate!

This article is certainly the first article in this blog to read, finally, if you start on WordPress... Let us discover without further delay the few steps to follow to install Divi on your WordPress site. Here is the program:

  1. Prerequisites
  2. Step 1: Subscribe to a Divi license
  3. Step 2: Download the theme Divi
  4. Step 3: Install the theme on WordPress
  5. It's over!

First of all: the prerequisites

At first you will have to choose a domain name, hoster and install WordPress.

I'm not going to talk about this here because there is already many web resources who can help you and because This blog is dedicated to Divi and not WordPress. If not, you this WordPress training can help you get started.

If you've done all this before, we'll be able to continue together...

First step: purchase of the Divi theme.

Create an ElegantThemes account

The theme Divi is a premium themeThis means that it is a paid theme, unlike the free themes you can find on the official WordPress directory.

I advise you not to use a Divi theme that you could have found on questionable platforms, you might have some hack surprises afterwards...

I also advise you not to use the theme "Divi" that your "poto" would have nicely "spun" you because it is a good way for the updates are not followed.

Divi is a theme that evolves regularly, there are several updates per month and that would imply that you would be dependent on the person who made the theme available to you.

So, the best thing to do is get you the license of this theme legally and honestly (finally, that's how I see it) by going straight to the platform of ElegantThemes.

Did you know that? You can test Divi for free by visiting on this page and by clicking on "TRY IT FOR FREE"

Once you arrive on the site, you can notice this nice fuchsia button with writing Join to Download, just click on it to see the two acquisition formulas appear:

  • The annual "Yearly Access" licence at $89: you will have to renew this payment each year in order to benefit from the updates. If you do not renew your license, your site will still work but you will not be able to install the updates.
  • LifeTime Access Life License at $249: you pay once for all the license that will give you access to all the themes and plugins of the platform with the updates "for life". This formula is very profitable from the short term if you use Divi to create your customers' sites.

In both cases, your license can be used on an unlimited number of sites, this is one of the benefits offered by ElegantThemes... Unlike themes purchased on ThemeForest, for example, where 1 license = 1 site => Better understand how much the Divi license costs.

So make your choice between these two forms, fill in your account information and then proceed with the settlement. Here, now you are the owner of a Divi license, you will be able to use it!

Step 2: Downloading the Divi theme

Members Area Divi

Now that you have an account at ElegantThemes, you can connect in order to download anything you want : it can be the theme Divi but also the theme Extra, the plugin Monarch or Bloom

To do this, you will need to log in to your account by clicking on the tab LOGIN (located to the left of the button Join to Download) to access your Member Area = this is where it happens!

You will then just click on the button Download the product(s) you are interested in. The download is instant.

Step 3: Installation of the Divi theme

Now you are in possession of your theme, it is certainly in the download folder of your computer. To install on your site, you can proceed in two different ways:

Option 1: Install Divi from WordPress administration

This is the simplest way if you start on WordPress, here are the steps to follow:

  1. Log in to administration of your WordPress site
  2. Go to the tab Appearance > Theme
  3. Click on the button Add
  4. Then click on Upload a theme
  5. Click Browse
  6. Then select the theme you recently downloaded to your computer. CAUTION: you will have to select compressed theme folder, i.e.
  7. Wait while downloading
  8. Activate your theme.

Option 2: Install Divi on your accommodation via FTP

Send a theme by FTP
On this screenshot, we install Divi via FTP (Filezilla) – the window from left to pink matches your computer – the window from right to purple matches your server. To reach the "Themes" folder you will need to double clicks...

This procedure is a little more complex if you have never used FTP software but anyway, you will have to start it sooner or later, so why not train now?

  1. If you do not have FTP, you can get Filezilla
  2. Once installed on your computer, you can open to inform connection information to your server These were provided to you by your host when the offer was subscribed.
  3. Once the connection between your computer and your server is complete, you can send your Divi theme: the right window of Filezilla (purple) corresponds to your host (server), this is where you will find all the files on your WordPress site – the left window (in pink) matches your computer. The most delicate now is to make the transfer to the right place.
  4. On the right, on the host side, you will double-click on the folders you want to open until reaching the right directory => the theme Divi must be placed at this path: www (or "public" according to your host) > wp-content > themes.
  5. Once this directory is open, you can drag the Divi theme from the left side of the screen (computer side) to the right side of the screen. CAUTION: Unlike method 1 (via WP administration) you will have to import the uncompressed theme folder (not Zipped).
  6. Wait for the download time.
  7. Finally, you can return to the administration part of your site, in the tab Appearance > Themes to see the theme Divi appear.
  8. Click enable.

The Divi Theme is installed : check

And here, in about ten minutes, you were able to create your ElegantThemes account, acquire the license and install Divi on your site.

Now you'll be able to move on to serious things:

Need more resources on Divi? Visit ElegantThemes blog full of ideas and tutos! Or learn how to effectively use this theme through my training Divi !

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