How to Use DIVI Themes in WordPress [Ultimate Guide]

HOw to use DIVI themes in wordpress

How to Use DIVI Themes in WordPress [Ultimate Guide]

WordPress is one of the most used “content management systems” (CMS). The high usage of WordPress is not without reason. WordPress offers various benefits, including, but not limited to, a nice layout, a user-friendly interface, and is free, i.e., open-source Divi Themes.

The word “open-source” means that the code’s access is available for everyone to use without any charges. In turn, this means that everyone can use the code to create “themes, plugins and other resources” which will probably make the WordPress experience better in general.

Whether you are trying to select a theme or use any other web-building tool through WordPress, the options are limitless. Literally, you have so many options to go through that you actually start considering the infinite phenomenon true.

But let us start with the best right here, right now.

Divi is the theme you will want to check before every other option, especially if you are looking for great functionality, a large selection of templates, and bespoke solutions without needing to code. The Divi theme is considered unrivalled when considering these characteristics.

This guide is a roadmap that will help you understand everything you have to know about, starting with your own Divi themes. After reaching the end of this guide, you will be able to understand the following successfully:

  • Importing the Divi theme
  • Adding the Divi child theme
  • Changing the logo on a Divi theme

How to import the Divi themes?

The “Divi WordPress theme” provides you access to the full “Divi themes” and the “Divi page builder.” This implies that you have access to a variety of resources like:

  • A “drag and drop” builder that permits you to customize the website appearance or look without having to have an understanding of the coding languages
  • Graphic and reactive editing tools
  • Vigorous page elements and design choices
  • Custom CSS choices

If you already have a web hosting plan, like the ones offered by HostOnFox hosting providers, and you also have WordPress installed successfully, you are ready. Now you just have to import the famous Divi Themes. Let us guide you on this process below:

  • Go to the Downloads page in your Divi profile and sign in. To download the “Divi” theme, press the “Download” button.
  • A zipped Divi Themes folder will begin to download when you press the download link. This zip file should be saved onto your system.
  • Log in to your WordPress account using your username and password after saving the zip file on your workstation. WordPress had already sent you an email with your user credentials when you downloaded and installed it.
  • You’ll see your WordPress dashboard once you’ve logged into your WordPress account.
  • Locate the “Appearance” menu option in the menu on the left side of the screen. Drag your pointer over “Appearance,” then select “Themes” once the secondary menu loads.
  • You’ll find the primary “Themes” header on the top of the screen. There will be a box next to the “Themes” header that reads “Add New.” Select it by clicking on it.
  • WordPress will then take you to the “Add New” page, where you’ll notice the “Upload Theme” button. Select “Upload Theme” from the drop-down menu.
  • Now, drag the Divi zip file from your desktop into the “Choose File” window.
  • Hit the “Install Now” button as fast as the file has fully loaded.
  • WordPress will install your new theme that’s name DIVI. Activate the theme and begin modifying it after it has been installed.

So far, so good, right?

How is the Divi child theme created and added?

Divi is one of several WordPress themes, as you may know. You can quickly install and configure it and make adjustments, just like any other WordPress theme.

But here’s the point: there’s a catch. When you update a WordPress theme, WordPress will not save your adjustments unless you go through a series of steps to protect them first.

Adding a Divi child theme is a remedy for this problem. Making a child theme joins the parent theme and takes on its appearance and functionality. As a result, when you build a child theme, you may personalize your theme as you want, and the changes you make will be preserved when you update WordPress.

To put it another way, your child’s theme adjustments will not be lost if you upgrade WordPress. It will make it easier for you to maintain all of your CSS code in one location.

You’ll need a child theme if you want to make sophisticated modifications to your parent theme (e.g., changing the code in theme files, adding more than 100 lines of CSS code, working with others, etc.).

To put it another way, your child’s theme adjustments will not be lost if you upgrade WordPress. It will make it easier for you to maintain all of your CSS code in one location.

You’ll need a child theme if you want to make sophisticated modifications to your parent theme (e.g., changing the code in theme files, adding more than 100 lines of CSS code, working with others, etc.).

How is the Divi child theme created?

  • Ensure that your Divi Themes are installed and also activated.
  • Keep the code Text Editor handy (Note: you may use your laptop’s default text editor or something like Atom or Notepad++).
  • Get an FTP client if you intend to obtain theme files for a live site (Worth noting: If you’re uploading a child theme as a .zip file, you won’t require this).

Now to create the child theme, this is what you should do:

  1. Make a child theme directory (folder) – The child theme folder can be added to the WordPress theme files directory. Use the FTP Client to accomplish this. This may be done by going to (wp-content/themes/) and creating a new folder called “Divi-child.” You may also build a.zip file and submit it later as a WordPress theme.
  2. Add custom CSS to your child theme style.css – When you have the new theme folder, open your text editor and create a file titled “style.css). WordPress will ask you to enter the following information:
  • Theme Name: Divi Child (write these exact words)
  • Theme URI
  • Description
  • Author
  • Author URI
  • Template: Divi (make sure this says Divi)
  • Version
  1. Make a functions.php file — Once you upload the child theme stylesheet, you’ll need to enqueue Divi’s style sheet. To do so, use the text editor to create a file inside the child theme folder and add Divi’s main style.css to the queue. Also save file as functions.php (exactly) and paste the following code into it:

<?php

function my_theme_enqueue_styles() {

wp_enqueue_style( ‘parent-style’, get_template_directory_uri() . ‘/style.css’ );

}

add_action( ‘wp_enqueue_scripts’, ‘my_theme_enqueue_styles’ );

Lastly, save the final file. You can also make a thumbnail for your final file if you think it is important, but that’s totally elective at your side.

Now to upload and activate the Child DIVI Themes:

You can “upload and activate” the theme when you’ve completed the procedures above. You may activate your new child theme by going to “Appearance,” locating “Theme,” pausing over it, and clicking “Activate.”

How to change the logo on a DIVI Themes?

When Divi 4.0 was released, it became able to design a custom header and add your custom logo.

The best part is that utilizing this extra branding prospect is simple. Here’s how to do it.

When you’re in WordPress, search for “Divi” and afterwards “Theme Options.” “General Settings” may be found here, and you can choose “DIVI Themes Options” from there. You’ll find a location to add your logo picture once you’re in the Divi Options area.

That concludes our discussion.

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