Divi is one of the most powerful WordPress themes on the market and is the superstar of the 87 that come with an Elegant Themes membership.
With the release of version three, the Divi Builder knocked it out of the park. The page builder plugin which powers the theme is incredibly fast, easy-to-use and beautiful.
If you have ever dismissed page builders as being clunky, unintuitive or slow, then Divi 3.0 is worth another look.
In this article, we look at five reasons the Divi Builder will surpass your expectations.
1. On-Page Editing
One of the most frustrating aspects of building a website is the constant back and forth between code and design. Building on the front-end with complete flexibility and control is the holy grail many designers and developers have been expecting for a long time.
Divi has made this the core of their new release, Not only can you edit text on-the-fly but also create sections, modules, images and much more without the need to switch back to the WordPress admin.
It’s easy to spend A LOT of time playing with this, not because it’s hard to use, but because it’s incredibly fun and enjoyable.
2. Intuitive Layout Blocks
Creating sections, rows, and columns is as easy as clicking a few mouse buttons. You can move them around the page by just dragging and dropping. What’s super nice is the complete control you have over the margins and paddings. There are three types of sections and twenty-row types.
Divi comes with over 45 different modules. These include accordions, buttons, search, tabs, text, images and much more. They each come with General, Design, and CSS settings. The first two have more than enough options for general tweaking. The CSS options are neatly organized into ID, Class, Before, Main Element and After.
4. Pre-Made Layouts
One of the great things about Divi is that it’s super easy to import and export layouts. Once you’ve created or imported one, you can store them for future use.
You can also create global elements for use across your site so that everything remains consistent. This is ideal for elements which are repeated on multiple pages. Just update them once, and the changes take effect everywhere.
5. Undo, Redo, Copy & Paste
Divi has undo and redo features built into to the page builder. So, if you ever make a mistake, you’re in luck. It’s such an essential feature and makes all the difference when designing your site.
There is also a nice copy and paste system that works with rows, columns, and modules. This can save a lot of time especially when you are building a long page.
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