Divi Builder 101: Review + How to Use It

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In this Divi Builder review I’ll give you an overview of its features, how to use it, and let you see what it looks like.

Note: I am a Divi affiliate so if you do purchase the Divi theme through one of my links, you’ll be helping support all of the free content that I provide! I use Divi on some of my own sites and on many client sites – you can view examples of Divi sites in this portfolio.

Pros of the Divi Builder

As far as front-end page builders go, I find Divi to be the most agile when it comes to design. It’s also fairly intuitive so even relative beginners should be able to do quite a bit with it.

These are a few of my favorite features:

  1. It’s super easy to adjust section spacing with Divi.
  2. You can easily create mobile and desktop page versions.
  3. You can easily save sections or elements to repeat them on other pages.
  4. It comes as a part of the Divi theme, which has excellent support (and lots of tutorials).
  5. The Divi theme makes it extremely easy to work with its templates, which they call ‘layouts’.

This video demonstrates how easy it is to install templated content:

Cons of the Divi Builder

As far as drawbacks go, Divi doesn’t have many and they’re certainly not dealbreakers.

  1. Occasionally the editing features will freeze and I’ll need to reload the page. This rarely results in lost work and it may be a function of my laptop processor or hosting bandwidth and not due to the theme itself.
  2. The social media icons included for the header and footer placements do not include YouTube or LinkedIn. These can be added but it would be nice if they were supported with the theme’s native features.

I really have no complaints about the builder itself.

How to Use the Divi Builder

The Divi builder is extremely easy to use. I prefer to use the front end builder looking at the site.

Once you enable the Divi builder on a page, it will look like this when you go to edit it from the backend:

Divi builder

This enables you to easily access the front end page builder.

Once there, you can add sections by hovering over the “+” signs visible at the end of sections:

Divi builder

Here you can select from the section types, and then add content from all of the options Divi provides:

To dive further into how to create and edit basic page elements, you can check out this video:

All in all, Divi is one of the best themes I’ve found out there and one that I use all the time.

Ready to DIY your own site? Be sure to get my DIY Website in a Weekend guide, and stay tuned for more Divi resources.

Interested in having me create a beautiful Divi website for you that you can update and maintain yourself? Get in touch.

Best of luck! Xx, Kara

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Hi, I'm Kara

I’m one part website designer, one part strategist and one part accountability partner.  I help service-based solopreneurs get set up online with out the tech headaches!