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Divi was released in 2013 and for me, it was love at first sight.
Here was a truly drag and drop page builder theme that allowed you to create just about any page layout that you could think of and add fabulous functionality, without ever touching a single line of code.
Divi soon became Elegant Themes #1 theme, outselling all their other themes combined and at the moment Divi is… the most popular WordPress theme in the world!
But the Divi theme that you see today is not the Divi theme that was released in 2013, it’s evolved from its humble beginnings and it is now faster, more powerful and much easier and more satisfying to use.
In this post I’ll set out my five key landmarks that took Divi from being an innovative backend page builder to the most popular WordPress theme in the world.
A quick post to announce the 10th anniversary of Elegant Themes and their huge 20% discount sale!
That’s right folks, Elegant Themes have been in business for ten years and to celebrate their 10th anniversary they have launched a huge 20% discount sale.
The Elegant Themes story started in 2008 with Nick Roach as the only member of staff and they progressed, via the birth of Divi, to a point where they now have 71 employees in 20 countries.
The big breakthrough came in 2013, with the release of the Divi theme, as Nick says:
“2013 was the year that changed everything. After 4 years of building a new theme almost every month, we decided to make a radical shift and stop theme production for over 6 months while the whole team focused on what would soon become the future of the company: Divi.
After the release of Divi 1.0, it was clear that we were on to something big.”
The evolution of Elegant Themes has been a great success story and now you can share in their celebrations with a whopping 20% discount on themes and plugins.
The great strength of Divi is that you can produce fabulous looking, feature rich websites… without ever touching a single line of code.
Of course, if you do know a little CSS, you can get even more creative because when using the Divi Builder, every module, row and section can be customised using your own CSS rules.
The problem with CSS is that if you aren’t using it all the time, you quickly forget the syntax and have to keep looking it up.
But finally you can say goodbye to forgetting that pesky CSS syntax because Divi now has a fully-featured code editor that makes writing and editing code so much easier and enjoyable.
The code editor comes with syntax highlighting, error reporting, autocomplete, colour picking, multi-line select, search, find and replace and more!
I’ve always said that Divi is the best documented theme on the web, and that documentation has just got even better.
Divi’s documentation is made up of videos, text documents, graphics, screenshots and links to live examples of Divi’s features and Elegant Themes have now added 70+ new Divi Video Tutorials plus the Divi Builder Helper.
The 70+ new Divi Video Tutorials are a complete update of existing videos for the Divi Visual Builder and they include all of the latest Divi functionality and updates.
The Divi Builder Helper allows you to access the Divi Help System, including all the new instructional videos, organized and accessible from right inside the Divi Builder.
It’s finally here folks, the feature that the Divi community has been asking for… Shape Dividers for Sections.
No more boring horizontal junctions between sections, Shape Dividers will allow you to add stunning transitions between blocks of content, with just a few mouse clicks.
The Shape Dividers can be placed above and / or below each section on a page, there are 26 different shapes to choose from and each shape can be flipped, resized, repeated, combined and customised to create a vast array of designs.