Divi by Elegant Themes is a responsive, and multi-functional theme that can be deployed for blogs, business websites, on-line portfolios, and e-commerce sites in collaboration with the WooCommerce plugin.
On top of all this, Dive comes equipped with the Divi Builder, a visual page builder that lets you create any kind of custom page layout – with ease, without coding.
This theme supports natively one WordPress 3 menu; a navigation menu, right aligned in the header.
Elegant Themes Divi installs with three custom widgets:
- About Me
By default, the theme incorporates five widgetized areas:
- four Footer columns
By default, since next to the above mentioned areas, Divi allows you to create your own widget areas, which become available in the Sidebar Module of the Divi Builder.
Most themes from ElegantThemes offer a collection of page templates. Divi, however, takes a different approach. Instead of page templates, you are offered a selection of 16 pre-made page layouts to choose from:
- Homepage Simple
- Homepage Store
- Shop Extended
- Shop Basic
- Blog Tiled
- Blog Standard
- Our Team
- About Me
- Page Dual Sidebars
- Page Left Sidebar
- Page Right Sidebar
- FAQ Page
These layouts are part of the Divi Builder. Of course, you can also use any of these pre-made layouts as a template, and tweak the layout until it meets your needs.
For every default page and post that you create, you can choose from three sidebar options: Right, Left, or no sidebar at all – Full Width.
ElegantThemes Divi adds a module to the WordPress sidebar for its custom post type; Projects that comes with its own categories and tags.
With Projects post you can showcase all kinds of work. You can create a text with the editor, attach a Featured Image, and assign categories and tags.The main difference with the regular post type, is that projects allows you to use the Divi Builder.
The ePanel – ElegantThemes’ theme options panel – presents a menu organizing the available options:
- General Settings
- Layout Settings
- Ad Management
- Support Docs
On its turn, each menu item serves one or more horizontal tabs.
Your first options at the General Settings are uploading a logo, and favicon. Next you get three but that allow you enable or disable a fixed navigation bar, set the first post image as featured, and opt for a traditional blog style homepage.
When you prefer to include you Twitter, Google+, Facebook and RSS icons in the footer credits, you can enable that here too.
Other options include setting the number of posts for the category, archive, search and tag pages, enabling the use of excerpts, responsive shortcodes, and Google Fonts for non-english languages.
Within the Navigation settings you can exclude certain pages and categories from the navigation bar, enable the home link, disable the use of drop-down menus and set the sort order for menu entries.
At the Layout Settings you have the ability to control which elements of the post info you want to display; Author, Date, Categories, Comments. Here you also have the change to enable or disable comments on all single posts as well as pages.
You can have the Featured Image displayed on single post pages, single pages and index pages. Disabling the Featured in any of these situations is also possible.
Ad Management allows you to administer the the 468×60 single post banner.
At the SEO page you can alter the default search engine optimization settings; homepage title, homepage meta description, homepage meta keywords, enable canonical URLs, and enter your custom separation character.
Any tracking code like Google Analytics can be entered on the Integration page.
The Support Docs serve a link to the Divi Documentation.
Divi comes with five Theme Styles: Default (Black), Green, Orange, Pink, and Red. You can select your preferred color scheme with the WordPress Customizer. This Customizer also allows you to set your preferred color for the main font, hyperlinks, accents, footer background, and menu links.
You can not purchase an individual theme from ElegantThemes, you can subscribe to one of the membership plans.
A Personal Membership is $69 – less than the price of two premium themes. This plan gives you access to all current and future themes as well as to the support forum for as long as you decide to remain a member.
For $89, about the price of two premium themes, you can also opt for a Developer Membership. The Developer plan includes everything the Personal plan offers, plus the PhotoShop (PSD) files, and all premium plugins.
A third option is obtaining Lifetime Access. This membership gives you the same privileges as the Developer Membership, but instead of paying yearly, you pay only one time $249 – less than the subscription fee for three years.
More information on these plans is available on ElegantThemes Join page.