7 Best Resources to Learn Divi

by | Jan 12, 2018 | Resources | 0 comments

Divi is an excellent theme that can build any type of website you can imagine. With its drag and drop builder, Divi is a developer’s tool. The basics of Divi is intuitive, but it takes a knowledge beyond the basics to create amazing websites. Fortunately, there are lots of ways to acquire knowledge. Perhaps the best way to learn Divi is to take a course.

In this article, we’ll take a look at several courses and resources that teach you how to create amazing websites with Divi. Some teach you how to start a website from scratch so you can create your own blog or online store. Others provide the knowledge, tools, and insights that can take you from a beginner to a fulltime web designer or theme developer. The resources and courses below are in no particular order.

1. Learning The Divi Basics

Divi Documentation

Before we dig into the resources and courses below, the absolute best way to start learning and digging into Divi is to review the Elegant Themes official Divi documentation. You’ll learn how to install the Divi theme, getting started with the Divi builder, using the Divi theme options, and so much more.

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2. Divi Academy

Divi Academy has several courses including Divi Child Theme Course and CSS and Divi Beginner Course. Both courses teach through many hours of video and provide downloads, lists of tools and resources, show how to use Chrome Dev Tools, and demonstrate best practices for design and development. The child theme course teaches how to create child themes for sale in the marketplaces including research, design, development, choosing plugins, testing, packaging, managing updates, etc. The CSS course teaches beginning CSS and how to use it with Divi and includes homework to build your skills. Both are taught well and include supporting Facebook groups and live webinars.

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3. How To Make A WordPress Website 2017 | Divi Theme Tutorial

How To Make A WordPress Website 2017 | Divi Theme Tutorial is a free course with 4 hours of video and 8 articles. The information is updated to modern standards. It teaches how to create a website from scratch on the beginner level and includes information about selling your own designs. It includes information about tools, blog elements, pages your website will need, an intro to CSS, mobile optimization, and an extra discussion about Divi which includes selling layouts and child themes.

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4. Divi Demo Zone

Divi Demo Zone is a free learning system where you can build your Divi design skills. It teaches how to find design inspiration, how to use CSS with Divi, and provides access to library packs that have a “name your own price” pricing structure. The Demo Zone shows a behind the scenes look at how professionally designed layouts were created with the Divi Builder, showing you the setup, settings, and customizations of the layouts. New layouts are added each month and you can use the layouts in your own projects.

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5. Site School

Site School teaches how to create a website from start to finish, taking you from beginner to professional level. Topics include planning, building, styling, security, SEO, launching, content strategy, resources, marketing, eCommerce, selling online, creating a child theme, using HTML, CSS, SSL, social media tools, and lots more. It includes many hours of video that takes you step-by-step through every aspect of Divi. It also includes a free Divi child theme, access to a private Facebook group, and two mini-courses: one on branding and another on SEO. The course also covers ProPhoto. Each lesson includes a To-Do list, links to resources, and an area for notes. There are multiple versions of the course to choose from.

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6. Divi University

Divi University has several video courses including a step-by-step course in designing websites with Divi. The course covers the Divi Builder, building web pages, mastering global settings, creative backgrounds, designing with Photoshop, converting from Photoshop to Divi, and lots more. It even includes a coupon to save 10% on your Elegant Themes membership. You’ll learn everything you need to know to build websites with Divi without technical skills, so knowledge of HTML and CSS isn’t needed for this course.

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7. Web Design Courses

Josh Hall as several courses that focus on Divi. The Web Design Business Course uses Divi, but it isn’t specific to Divi. The Divi/WordPress Beginners Course is over 4 hours. It teaches how to build a Divi website and covers the basics of using WordPress, plugins, themes, and Divi. The Divi/WooCommerce Beginners Course is over 3.5 hours and teaches the basics of WooCommerce. It shows how to use it with Divi and includes a WooCommerce child theme. Josh’s Divi/CSS Course runs close to 10.5 hours. It covers from beginner to advanced CSS, using CSS with mobile, and using CSS with Divi. Courses include videos, written posts, resources, and more.

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8. Divi Business Expert

Divi Business Expert is an 8-week course that shows how to start a business from home building websites with Divi. It takes you from beginner to advanced levels with the goal of business a 6-figure business, learning from both successes and failures. It covers how to use Divi, how to run a business, how to get leads and close deals, marketing, and creating recurring income. It includes weekly coaching calls, two Divi child themes, templates, contracts, cheat sheets, discounts, and 6 months of private mastermind coaching.

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9. CSS for Divi Course

CSS For Divi Course includes over 16 hours of video training that’s split into two sections. Part one covers the basics of CSS and how to write it. The second section covers over 25 Divi projects with detailed training on how to use the CSS for each project. The course creator, John Wooten, shows how to recreate all of the CSS effects in the child themes that he’s created. The goal is to create a site that doesn’t look like the standard Divi sites that are easily recognizable across the web. The course uses CodePen.

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10. Divi Space Courses

Divi Space has a couple of courses that focus on Divi. Divi Modules Creators Course is an 18-hour course that uses the Divi Create Extension utility to show how to create your own modules to add to the Divi Builder. This course provides a deeper understanding of the Divi framework and its modules. It’s divided into 4 parts with 20 lessons that step you through creating two separate modules. It covers ReactJS Development, PHP, and more. Transforming Divi with CSS & JQuery covers the basics of Divi, CSS, jQuery, and the browser toolkit. The course steps you through building a Divi website, showing how to build the home page, insert layouts into template pages, how to edit modules, and more.

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11. Divi Course

Divi Course has three different Divi courses. The Essential Divi Course teaches the basics of Divi and shows how to create an all-purpose business site. It includes 2 multi-page layouts (a business layout and a blog layout). It also includes free stock photography and image optimization tools. The E-Commerce Divi Course covers how to use WooCommerce with Divi. It includes the Essential Course, a store layout, two full site layouts, and a landing page. The Ultimate Divi Course Bundle includes the Essential Course, the eCommerce Course, and Social Media and Digital Marketing with Monarch, & Bloom Lead Capture plugins. It has 8 layouts, photos, CSS, and a cheat sheet.

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12. Divi Module Development from Start to Finish

Divi Module Development from Start to Finish has 84 lectures and almost 11 hours of training. Starting at the beginner level, it covers how to set up WordPress, installing Divi, using an IDE, UI elements, advanced settings, Divi related functions, how to create modules for the Divi Builder, and more. It steps you through a case study of creating a module from start to finish. Advanced training includes CSS, AJAX, PHP, jQuery, full-width modules, etc. It also covers selling your module in the marketplaces, using the plugin update checker, Freemius, and more.

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Ending Thoughts

Well, that’s a look at 7 amazing resources that teach Divi. These resources and courses provide training that can take you from a beginner with no knowledge of WordPress to creating your own blog, store, or even becoming a full-time web design professional with your own design agency or becoming a child theme developer. No matter what level you’re interested in, there’s sure to be something here for you.

We want to hear from you. Have you tried any of these Divi resources? Let us know about your experience in the comments.

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