What is Divi Builder (and Divi Theme)

by Last Updated: Oct 20, 2023Blog, Divi theme

If you are wondering what is the Divi Builder or the Divi theme, you can read this article. I will explain here what it is and what it is used for.

Divi Builder is a premium plugin for WordPress. Divi theme is a premium theme for WordPress. And WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS) that is used to build websites. WordPress is open-source. You can download its latest version for free right from their website wordpress.org/download and install it on your web hosting account.

You will need a domain name (e.g. www.mywebsite.com) and a web hosting account with a MySQL database to use WordPress.

There is also wordpress.com that handles web hosting for you (for a fee), but I prefer self-hosted wordpress.org solution. With wordpress.com you neither can use Divi. WordPress.org gives you much more freedom. Everything is under your control.

So now back to Divi. It is a stylish premium WordPress theme that uses the drag & drop Divi Builder (you can see its preview on the image below). Using it, you can build your website visually, because Divi comes with its visual front-end builder that allows you to build your website visually (you can see the changes that you make to your website live). It has a backend builder, as well.

And as for the Divi Builder plugin, it can be used with any WordPress theme, as it is a separate plugin.


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The Divi website elements consist of sections, rows, columns and modules. There are modules for various functions, for example, text, image, gallery, slider, blog, CTA buttons and many others.

This blog is built with the Divi theme, too. If you want to see more Divi examples, check out my selection of 7 nice websites created with the Divi theme.

Overall, I think Divi is a perfect tool and if you are a web designer or are planning to use Divi for more projects, it is definitely worth the investment. Personally, I have been using Divi since 2014 and I never looked back.

Moreover, if you purchase an Elegant Themes membership, you are getting access to both Divi theme and Divi Builder plugin, the Extra theme (another great theme that uses the Divi Builder suitable for online magazines) and 2 great premium plugins Bloom and Monarch.

I use both Bloom and Monarch on this blog, too. Bloom is a great plugin for creating email opt-in boxes and Monarch is great for displaying social sharing buttons.

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Author: Andrej

WordPress expert. Divi user since 2014. I blog about WordPress and Divi, my favorite WordPress theme. When I’m not working with WordPress or writing an article for this blog, I’m probably learning Italian. You can read more about me here.