Divi is a site builder from Elegant Themes that’s designed to work inside WordPress, just like Elementor. The whole idea is that just by installing the Divi theme (or alternatively, the Divi Builder plugin), you’ll be able to drag and drop your way to design greatness.
Unlike many site builders, Divi doesn’t come with loads of extra content management or marketing features. The idea is that WordPress can handle all of that anyway, so Divi focuses on making web design in WordPress easy. Now whether the app succeeds in that goal, well… that’s what this review is all about.
Is Divi right for you? Is it worth the not-exactly-cheap price of entry, considering you’ll already have to pay for your site’s hosting? Is it worth the time it takes to learn? Or would you be better off with one of the options that made our list of the top website builders in 2023? Let’s find out.
What You’ll Need to Use Divi
A WordPress website. To be more specific, you’ll either need a WordPress site on your own server, or you’ll need to pay for the Business plan on WordPress.com, which allows you to install custom themes and plugins. Let me tell you, self-hosting WordPress is definitely the cheaper option, in this case.
Then, you’ll either need to install one of the two Divi themes, Divi (an all-purpose starting point for web designs), or Extra (a magazine theme). Both of these themes come with the actual site builder built into them, and you don’t need to install anything else.
However, if you want to use the Divi builder with a WordPress theme you already have, you can totally do that. The appropriately-named Divi Builder plugin can theoretically work with any theme, though there may well be compatibility issues with the way fonts, colors and things are styled. But then, that’s the risk you take whenever you use code from two different developers side by side.