One of the reasons I never use free themes is that they often have poor or non existent documentation and without that all important “how to” information you can waste a lot of time figuring out how to do things.
Most modern premium themes come with enough information to get you up and running, add various widgets and configure your homepage but the Divi theme by Elegant Themes has taken theme documentation to a whole new level.
The Divi theme documentation is split into four sections:
- Elegant Themes Basics – how to download your theme from Elegant Themes, upload and activate via your WordPress dashboard and how to install the latest version when an update is released.
- Divi theme Basics – an overview of the Divi Builder, saving and loading custom layouts, theme options, using premade layouts, importing and exporting saved layouts and Divi Sections.
- Divi theme Modules – using and configuring each of the thirty three Divi Modules that allow you to add essential functionality to your website.
- Additional Features – header options, mega menus, uploading your logo, blog post formats, translating your website, creating blank pages and creating one page websites.
Each section contains videos, text documents, graphics, screenshots and links to live examples of each feature on the Elegant Themes Divi demo site. The quantity, quality and presentation of the information makes Divi the best documented theme on the web.
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Section #1 – Elegant Themes basics
This is a short section, which gives information relevant to any Elegant Theme’s theme and covers how to log in to your Elegant Themes download area, download your theme, upload and activate via your WordPress dashboard and how to install the latest version when an update is released.
There are separate videos, text documents and screenshots for both installing and updating your Elegant Theme’s theme and this is the video, which covers installing:
Download Your Theme – In this tutorial, we will be installing your theme using the Upload feature in your WordPress Dashboard. Before you can upload your theme, you first need to download it from the members area. Login to your account, and then look for the “Divi” theme on the list of themes. Click the “download” link, and then select the “Theme Package” to begin your download.
Section #2 – Divi theme basics
This is the section, which shows you the real power of Divi. It covers the Divi Builder, saving and loading custom layouts, theme options, using premade layouts, importing and exporting saved layouts and Divi Sections.
All of the features covered are important but the real power behind Divi is the Divi Builder so I’ve included the Divi Builder overview video below.
This is a long video (23.30 mins) but it’s worth watching because it shows you how quickly and easily you can create your customised pages using the Builder.
Elegant Themes Support & Updates
Having a well designed and coded theme doesn’t mean anything if you don’t have a way to ensure its longevity. As long as you are a member of ElegantThemes, you can be sure that your theme will always be compatible with the latest version of WordPress and the most recent web browsers. If you ever have a problem, we have a dedicated support staff ready to assist you. Elegant Themes
Section #3 – Divi theme Modules
Divi Modules allow you to add elements to your website such as: contact forms, sliders, newsletter opt-ins, portfolios and all the other bits and pieces that add creativity and essential functionality to your website.
At the moment there are thirty three Modules and in this section you’ll find information for using and configuring each of them.
This video shows you how to setup and use the Blurb Module. Blurbs use a combination of text and imagery, they are a great way to draw attention to important information and are usually presented in rows to display various features and items of information.
Divi Modules – choose from Divi’s large collection of Modules to create your webpage. Modules are the ‘building blocks’ of Divi, and they can be used in any combination to create a wide array of unique and beautiful layouts.
Section #4 – Additional features
This section covers a variety of subjects including header options, mega menus, uploading your logo, blog post formats, translating your website, creating blank pages and creating one page websites.
This video shows you how to create a one page website complete with a “this is where you are” side navigation bar and a “back to top” icon at the lower right.
The Divi theme Facebook group
If you’d like somewhere where you can ask questions about Divi, add your own comments or just observe, then try the Divi users Facebook group.
The group was founded by Eileen Corrigan Lonergan and in her own words:
This Group posts questions / shares solutions regarding the Divi theme for WordPress. Please check the Document Section for frequently shared CSS and code.
If you want to learn a few Divi tips and tricks, head over there, introduce yourself and get to know all the other Divi users. I’m a member so I’ll see you over there.
Pick up your copy of Divi: the best documented theme on the web
When the Divi theme was first released it was released with full documentation, both text and video.
That tells me that Elegant Themes took the decision to produce their documentation in tandem with the development of Divi and that decision has resulted in producing… the best documented theme on the web.
If you’d like to start using a theme that has documentation to match its ease of use, power and versatility, then sign up with Elegant Themes, download your copy of the Divi Pagebuilder theme and start building your website today.
We offer no-questions-asked refunds to all customers within 30 days of your purchase. If you are not satisfied with our product, then simply send us an email and we will refund your purchase right away. Our goal has always been to create a happy, thriving community. If you are not thrilled with the product or are not enjoying the experience, then we have no interest in forcing you to stay an unhappy member.
Nick Roach – Elegant Themes
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My thanks and gratitude to Elegant Themes for the graphics, videos and details of the Divi documentation used in this post.