My opinion on the Divi! theme

Updated on 06/10/2019 | Published on 01/10/2019 | 6 comments

You already knowmy opinion of Divi, don't you? That's why I asked this question to Divi users...

A few days ago, I sent a newsletter to the subscribers of Divi Tips. I asked them to become a "one-time editor " for this blog dedicated to the Divi theme.

If I had published an article that only gave my opinion about the Divi theme, it would not have been very interesting...

No, I wanted to collect several constructive opinions on Divi, so that all types of users can express themselves.

As for me, I know WordPress and Divi very well, I give dozens of trainings every year, not to mention the courses I give at the University or the sites I create for my clients. So, I really wanted to know how YOU use this theme, why, since when and what was your opinion on Divi. I even asked you to rate it out of 5...

Many of you have responded to the call and I thank you very much. Your various opinions about Divi as well as your user profiles might help other newbies make their choice. That's cool 😉

The average score obtained according to your reviews: 4,45/5

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1 - Christine from the travel blog "Wheels under your feet"

How and why Divi?

I've been using the Divi theme for my blog for 2 years. I found the sites I had seen under Divi very aesthetic and after a tour on the Web, specialists recommended it (like WP Marmite).

My opinion on Divi

Lycia was the "architect" of my site, building it in front of me and training me.

I have experience managing a site on Overblog and a site under Joomla.

Divi sometimes confuses me a bit. But I'm learning little by little. I admit that I don't have my hands in it completely, I'm doing some maintenance...

I rewrite the texts of my pages for example and I manage with the Visual Builder which sometimes causes problems.

I think I've improved things by following the advice of Pierre Bichet 's Facebook group but I don't need to do more for now.

The pluses and minuses

The strong point of Divi is the aesthetics you can get on a website. The concern is that the handling remains rather complicated and today, in the state of my knowledge, I could not upset everything.

My rating : 4/5

Thanks Christine! If I can give you a piece of advice: get your hands on a local test site. You don't know Divi perfectly yet because you are afraid to use it on your production site 😉 . You are afraid of making mistakes and I understand you... When you work locally, you have a margin of manoeuvre that you don't have when you edit a site online.

2 - Benjamin Hamel of health website " auto guérir ".

I am passionate about the body's ability to heal itself and more specifically about the brain's ability to influence our physical body.

I've set myself the challenge of publishing 52 video summaries of books for self-healing, you can find all the info on my website and in parallel to this project, I'm training in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming).

How and why Divi?

I'm using the Divi theme and the Divi Builder for my personal website autoguerir.fr because I couldn't find any WordPress theme I liked.

I've been using Divi for about 4 months, I previously used Thrive Architect for another of my sites but this one didn't suit me, I found that the construction wasn't intuitive enough, moreover, the Thrive Architect themes were buggy enough, so I quickly stopped using it.

Divi, on the other hand, seemed much more intuitive and for the moment I have had very few bugs with it, I am much more satisfied with it, it was much easier for me to get used to!

One of the things that made me decide to go with Divi is that I could integrate WooCommerce in the future, I have in mind to create a store on my site in the future and knowing that Divi integrates this feature helped me to go with this tool.

Thanks Benjamin and good idea! Especially since the WooCommerce Builder just integrated with Divi.

Personally, the price of DIVI did not put me off and the fact that I can have a technical service behind it is quite reassuring!

What I like about DIVI:

Without a doubt the ultra customization of websites! You can really do what you want and, still, I've only been using it for a short time... I hope to improve as I use it and learn more and more!

What I don't like:

Sometimes I stumble on some things, for example when I write an article I display a video at the top of this article and this one is not displayed when the category where my articles are displayed is opened, whereas as soon as the article is opened the video is displayed, I suppose that with time I will manage to find where this comes from.

My rating:

If I had to rate Divi I would give it 4/5, the DIVI Builder and the DIVI theme are really good but nothing is ever really perfect, in any case it is for me the best Builder on the market!

I hope my opinion has helped you in your choice, @soon.

3 - The opinion of Ingrid from ProjetCréation

I am a WebMaster in auto-entreprise since 2010. I create showcase sites and small e-commerce sites.

I take care of the design until the SEO and SEA.

The first site I have made with DIVI dates from 2016 DIVI : my cousin who is in the game had told me about DIVI, I tried it and I adopted it !

Why choose Divi?

I now use Divi theme on WordPress professionally, for the creation of all my showcase websites. In parallel, I use PrestaShop for my e-commerce websites.

Divi and Divi Builder: what I think!

At first, I was a fan of "From Scratch" websites (I studied to be a developer), but it was hard for me to get into CMS...

But through sheer force of circumstance, ease of integration and content management potential, I ended up sticking with WordPress.

The Divi theme has been a revelation for me, a new way of working that saves a lot of time while leaving a lot of room for creativity.

The price of Divi may seem high but when used to create multiple sites, the Lifetime license is well worth the cost.

Pros and Cons:

Using only the Divi theme allows me to save a lot of time while creating different sites thanks to the flexibility of the Builder and my knowledge of CSS.

The new Visual Builder is very practical, it has revolutionized the way I create websites, it's a breeze!

It's a pity, however, that there aren't more modules, which would allow you to be even more creative in building the site.

My rating: 4/5 - I highly recommend using Divi!

Thank you Ingrid, the Divi theme already has 46 modules not to mention the ones for WooCommerce that have been added lately. We can hope to see new ones coming soon, since dozens of updates are made every month ;-). In my opinion, it's the Blog module that should be improved first.

4 -Aurélie Leverrier from the site Web-design-creations

I've only been freelancing for a few months (May 2019) following a career change. I started with very little experience, but thanks to sharing good practices like your blog, I learn more every day 😉

My opinion on Divi :

I've been using Divi, in a professional capacity, since the beginning of 2019 on the advice of a webmaster friend.

I tested other WordPress themes before but I adopted Divi because it's a very practical theme when you know it well.

At first, it's a bit obscure because there are so many possibilities that you can feel a bit overwhelmed.

But in fact, it really allows you to customize sites from scratch.

Divi offers a lot of creative freedom and that's what I like. Having tested other themes, I have found myself limited every time, which has never been the case with Divi.

The real advantage of Divi :

What I like is its flexibility and the many tips and tricks that can be found on this topic. It allows me to learn and move forward.

My rating: 5/5, because frankly, I don't see much to complain about Divi!

PS: Thank you for your kindness, this is not the case in all communities, where a newbie asking a question can easily be criticized.

Thanks to you Aurélie! There's something for everyone on Divi Tips! Beginners are obviously welcome, knowing that I too, struggled at my beginnings 😉 so I understand you!

Did you know that you can test Divi for free? Go to this page and click on "TRY IT FOR FREE

5 - Jean-Luc Robert from the site Info-System

I'm a part-time web freelancer for now (about 20%), with the goal of increasing this rate, to decrease my occupation rate at my current job.

I have been using Divi since 2018. At first it was for personal use but now it has become professional.

Why Divi? I chose Divi after reading an article about WPMarmite.

What I like about Divi:

  • You buy the theme and you have the page builder (DIVI Builder) included.
  • If you create sites for your clients, you take the Lifetime license and it pays for itself quickly.
  • You only train on one WordPress theme. In my case, I took Nicolas Richer's training from ElegantSchool, which saved me time.
  • You can create sites with different designs.
  • This theme evolves very regularly: considering the number of updates (sometimes several per week), I think it's a great working tool.

Of course it is not without its faults, for example the form module doesn't offer enough options, compared to other extensions. I install Contact Form 7 and then I add a few lines of CSS to adapt it to the site.

What I like less :

I hated the problem of loading the Builder but since version 3.29.3 it seems to be solved.

My rating:

As I don't have a lot of experience with WordPress (only 3 years), and I didn't have the opportunity to know many different themes, my rating may not be very objective: 5/5

Thank you Jean-Luc. Indeed, the Divi theme offers many advantages that others don't offer. And as you say, the Lifetime license is a real advantage for web design pros.

6 - Marie from the creative leisure blog "the soul of the handmade

My name is Marie and I've created a blog about creative hobbies (specifically creative notebooks, mixed media and creativity, for those of you who care 😉 ).

My first intention was to share my tips and artistic findings. I had therefore decided to go for a free theme but I quickly felt limited in the features.

Then little by little, my online project took a more concrete shape and I decided to make it my main activity. That's why I decided to choose a premium theme that could adapt over time to the development of my business.

My opinion Divi :

I first started with the theme Extra of Elegantthemes but the French-speaking community of Extra is unfortunately not very developed!

I had difficulties to customize some elements without using CSS (like the footer...). So I finally resigned myself to use Divi and finally, I don't regret it!

I can easily import templates (layouts) for my pages and personalize them with my own photos.

After watching a few tutorials, I found the builder quite easy to learn. Once you understand how the modules work, the layout is intuitive.

Pros and Cons:

Divi is fully responsive and it is possible to issue a conditional logic to display certain elements only on computer (Desktop) in order not to interfere with the navigation on mobile, it is practical to optimize the SEO.

On the other hand, I sometimes have display bugs between my admin version and the visitor's page, or on the display of my fonts...

But I think that having changed themes several times before switching to Divi does not help to have a very clean code...

Finally, the fact that the Divi French community is reactive helps me a lot to find solutions to my problems and to advise me towards the best compatibilities between plugins (by the way, thanks Lycia!).

And don't forget the support of Elegantthemes who is super responsive and always gives a solution to implement.

The theme is regularly updated and new features appear over time. It is therefore a theme that evolves and adapts constantly!

My rating: 4/5

Thanks Marie for your detailed review of Divi. Too bad about Extra, it's a good magazine theme but you didn't lose anything in the process, in my opinion 😉

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7 - David COUDRAY of the Company ProServ

For more than 18 years, I worked in a computer maintenance company in the Ile de France. During these many years, I carried out several missions:

  • Technician,
  • Technical Manager,
  • Technical sales representative,
  • Project Manager.

Now, father of 3 children: to disconnect myself from the screens, I do car mechanics, electrical work and general refurbishment.

How and why Divi :

I switched to Divi in early 2019: it's my first theme and I use it both personally and professionally.

The choice of the theme is essential... As much as a plugin is easy to change, as much for its theme, it is as if you sign a contract with him. You take your bearings and habits that is difficult to change in a snap!

What tipped the scales was that I was looking for a theme with a Visual Builder so that the client can easily make some changes.

To be honest, I didn't know about the Elementor Page Builder when I chose Divi (I was lost in the shuffle), but several were in my sights.

My opinion on Divi :

Personally, I like the pricing policy of Elegant Themes, even if the licenses are still a bit higher than others in general.

But the lifetime license is interesting, especially for a professional.

Another strong point is that the updates follow one another rapidly, each time bringing new features, each one as interesting and important as the next...

The blog part of the Elegantthemes website is also very informative, although I still haven't figured out how to subscribe to their various newsletters.

Unfortunately not enough content in French apart from some blogs like Astuce Divi 😉

Advantages and disadvantages

I like the Visual Builder as a whole, unlike the theme which is sorely lacking in customizations (unfortunately, there is still a lot of improvement left to perfect it).

Some missing parameters on some modules as well as several types of modules could be added like a vertical slider, an image carousel (without third party plugin) etc.

But we agree that today, the page builder is really operational, even more!

My rating:

  • The Divi Builder: 4.3 (perfect does not exist)
  • The Theme itself : 3,2 for a paying theme is a real shame (fortunately Divi theme child corrects a few things for neophytes).

Thanks again David 🙂 . You're right, the Divi theme is simple. On the contrary, I see it as a great advantage, it's a strength! The "gas factory" themes are generally heavy, the more options there are, the more complicated it is to set up (example OceanWP, to name but one). So, yes, the Divi theme is rather basic, but the Visual Builder is there for that very reason. And it will make sense when the Theme Builder (Divi 4.0) arrives. This is the choice made by the developers ofElementor Pro who also coded the Hello theme: it is the most basic theme that can exist! Zero options, nothing, nada: everything is built with the builder.

8 - Maël from the site Metodo

I am, with my partner, a consultant in digital communication. We help entrepreneurs to tell their business story online.

This is done through a communication strategy, the production of web content (articles, videos, newsletters) and through in-company training.

How and why Divi?

We've been using Divi for personal use (on our own site) for about a year, but I'm not ruling out the idea of using it for professional use, given the number of requests I receive to create sites.

Looking at what was being done best, Divi's name came up several times.

I was very attracted by the fact of being able to build the site itself (in WYSIWYG), without going through a text editor.

And then, when I went to the Elegant Themes website, I saw that they were doing a year-end promotion which was really worth it. It was almost half the price: all the more reason to try the adventure.

My opinion about Divi:

I was blogging on my own site in 2012, which I later closed to travel.

Back in 2019, I was wondering if things had changed and with Divi, they really had!

The fact of being able to build one's site on the page: it's an old dream come true...

I particularly appreciate the Lifetime offer which allows you to pay only once and to have access to interesting and useful services such as Monarch or Bloom for example.

At customer support, they are pretty cool and help me sometimes when it comes to coding and it's complicated: it takes them two and a half seconds and it saves me a lot of time!

The Divi builder is designed to be usable by a ten year old (would really have to try to verify 😉 and allows, in a very short time, to build pretty much what you want. It is this simplicity and ergonomics that I appreciate.

On the other hand, there's only one thing I hate: it's a bug that appeared recently and that didn't exist before. When you write on the site, the mouse cursor automatically moves to the top of the section. So to avoid these useless steps, I don't write on the site anymore and use the editor, which is a pity because it's the feature I liked the most, as explained above.

My rating:

I admire people who save me time (just like Divi Tips) and since I don't hold a grudge for the many hissy fits Divi has caused (I blame it on being a beginner), I'd put 5/5. But because of the bug that doesn't seem to get fixed, I'm going down to 4.5/5.

Thanks Maël. It's true that since 2012, web design has changed a lot! Divi was launched in December 2013 but it's only in 2016 that Divi will offer Visual Builder functionality 😉

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9 - The opinion of Geoffrey Pin

I am a web freelancer since 2019, I support clients to improve their visibility and reach their potential target.

The purpose of all this? To get customers, nothing more. Visibility is just a stepping stone. But optimizing the conversion rate is the real KPI of an SEO consultant.

How and why Divi?

I've been using Divi for my own website since July 2018: my entourage, consisting of SEOs and developers, recommended this theme.

Finally, I find it very useful, very design and simple for a layman as an intermediate user. Plus, the design is unlimited!

In my opinion:

The Divi Builder is simple, quick to set up and totally flexible. Any idea can be formatted. It's a shame that a feature to apply the same formatting en masse to several hundred pages is not offered. Nevertheless, I haven't seen any problems since I started using it.

So, to recap: simplicity, professional look, ergonomic but maybe not technical enough (difficult to customize some elements despite the options: some small constraints). Overall, I'm very happy with this theme.

My rating: 4,5/5

Thanks Geoffrey. If you are an SEO, this article for Make Divi SEO-Friendly you might be interested in 😉

10 – Sylvie de Sylbohec : his opinion on Divi

Since 2009, I am a freelance for operational marketing and web. From logo to brochure, I also create websites for my clients with WordPress and Divi, among others. I use Divi for my professional and personal use.

When did Divi start?

I've been using Divi for only 2 years: 1 client and a partner told me about it one after the other and as I'm curious about new technologies, I tested it... and finally adopted it quickly!

Divi Opinion:

I hesitated at first and tested it for a few weeks. I was convinced by the ease of use, the huge technical possibilities (or not), the well thought out development for the unsophisticated users and at the same time the development pros.

When I see all the regular updates, it's really powerful!

Divi: the pluses and minuses

For the advantages, I would say that the interface is very easy to use, the regular updates make the tool evolve, the proposed tutorials give the dimension of the power of the system and its price... for life!

Oh yes, and also the support... even if the time zone brings us mostly answers in the evening, they are very helpful!

As for the flaws, I have some display problems (due to my browser or maybe something else) and sometimes it's a bit of a pain to make changes. Not to mention all the possibilities and the countless options that sometimes make you lose your head...or forget them.

My rating: On a scale of 1 to 6... Divi is worth at least 7!!! 😀

Thank you Sylvie. It is true that learning Divi Takes a little getting used to, but then everything rolls along 😉 . I also agree with you that Divi is suitable for beginners and developers alike.

11 - Hervé's opinion

I'm Hervé and I already made a website for an association under WordPress with the Enfold theme from Kreisi.

For the past 3 months, I've been building a personal website locally with WordPress and Divi.

Divi's strengths:

  • Reactivity for bug fixes
  • Permanent evolution.
  • Many possibilities
  • Multitude of settings.

Divi's weaknesses:

I like the possibilities that this theme offers, however, I find that the annual subscription is a bit expensive and it is quite long to master all the settings available in the Visual Builder ... But this is its strength for maximum customization!

My rating: 4/5

Thanks Hervé... When will the site be online?

Thank you for sharing your opinion about Divi!

This article lists 11 Divi reviews from various user profiles.

I would like to clarify that I did not make a selection of the emails I received and that all the answers have been published in this article (no filter).

So a priori, Divi is rather well liked and gets an average rating of 4.45/5 based on these 11 reviews.

And with version 4.0 coming up, the Divi theme can only get better... Time will tell 😉 !

I thank again all the subscribers who responded to this participatory article.

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6 Commentaires

  1. kaellyana

    Bonjour, merci pour vos divers avis.
    Je n’ai pas eue le temps de répondre pour participer. Mais tu as eue du monde alors c’est chouette.
    Merci à vous qui avez jouer le jeu.

    Pour moi ce qu’il manque surtout à Divi c’est l’amélioration de la partie blog. Le système de carte je suis pas très fan et l’autre manière est un peu trop moche.
    Du coup, selon les sites j’utilises Divi surtout si la personne ne veux pas trop bloguer. Si la personne veux une partie blog sympa et bien je cherche ailleurs.

    Je trouves que chez Divi le fait de ne pas pouvoir modifier le header et le pied de page avec le builder comme le permet elementor avec certains thèmes compatibles n’est pas tip top.

    J’ai crue apercevoir qu’avec la version qui arrives on le pourrait? à voir.

    Si Divi un jour améliore sa partie blog et que l’on puisse avoir pas mal de possibilité de design de cette partie, ils gagneront que j’utiliserai ce thème plus souvent.

    Niveau modules c’est pareil, je trouve qu’avec elementor l’on peut faire beaucoup plus de choses, notamment grâce aux plugins qui ajoute des fonctions. Ce que je ne voie pas pour Divi ? ou alors je suis miro.

    Enfin voila, je ne suis pas addict a un seul thème ni un seul constructeur de page. J’aime bien utiliser un peu différents trucs selon le projet.
    Cela permet de voir les possibilités des uns et des autres.

    Par contre la licence lifetime de Divi et les projets illimités ça c’est carrément cool. Et niveau licence lifetime ils sont moins chers que certains fabricants de thèmes style astra et cie.

    Merci à toi pour ton site et le contenu que tu nous mets.

  2. Lycia Diaz

    Super merci Kaellyanna 😉

  3. Alex

    Bonjour et merci pour vos articles, tous très instructifs.

    J’utilise DIVI depuis plus d’un an maintenant, pour la création de mes sites web pro, et, je le trouve effectivement très bien dans l’ensemble.

    Avantages :

    – la licence lifetime
    – thème user friendly
    – le Divi Builder
    – la communauté (il est tout de même préférable de maîtriser l’anglais, pour le support notamment)
    – le support très réactif et très aidant (là aussi à condition de maîtriser l’anglais)
    – la tonne de ressources

    Je trouve cependant, que les thèmes/layouts ne sont vraiment pas à la hauteur…

    Si l’on compare les layouts d’autres concurrents, (BeTheme pour ne citer que lui) ou d’autres plateformes comme Wix ou Squarespace, Divi est vraiment très très en retard au niveau design…

    Personnellement je trouve les layouts moches (c’est mon avis). Par ailleurs, ils ne sont pas du tout optimisés ni responsive, très peu ergonomiques et mal conçus. Ils ne respectent pas du tout les tendances graphiques et ergonomiques actuelles.

    Pour résumer les inconvénients :

    – Des layouts/templates qui laissent à désirer…
    – Thème assez énergivore, du coup parfois assez lent
    – la prise en main demande un peu de temps et d’investissement personnel. Contrairement à ce que Divi annonce, leur thème est assez complexe au départ, notamment pour les néophytes…
    – la plupart des sites Divi se ressemblent et donc vous ne sortirez pas du lot en utilisant ce thème, à moins d’être créatif…

    A noter que Divi est très bien pour qui a un minimum d’expérience en informatique, et de bonnes connaissances du web. Il s’adresse principalement aux freelances et agences web.

    Merci encore pour votre site, il est de très bon conseil 🙂

  4. Lycia Diaz

    Merci Alex !

  5. Christian Boyer

    Bonjour à tous,
    Depuis quelques années, je m’occupe à faire des sites pour des « copains ».
    J’aimerais acquérir Divi. Est-il possible, sous le thème Divi, d’intégrer un forum avec des accès libres, restreints, et pour l’administration ?
    En vous remerciant.
    Christian

  6. Lycia Diaz

    Salut Christian. Je ne m’y connais pas trop en forum mais je crois qu’il faut que tu ajoutes un plugin comme BBPress. C’est en plus deWordPress et Divi.

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