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 get 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
6. Geno Quiroz Learning Courses
Geno Quiroz Learning Courses includes beginner and (coming soon) intermediate courses about developing websites with Divi. Building & Maintaining Your Own Website Using WordPress & Divi is a 5-part course that teaches how to build a 5-page website in one day from start to finish. The course covers logos, menus, customizing Divi, creating and styling the footer, customizing sidebars, managing users, and more. The course includes bonus content such as access to a private Facebook group, premium child themes, layout kits, premium plugins, 13 additional training videos from another Divi instructor, a 10% discount for Elegant Themes membership, etc.
7. 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 a knowledge of HTML and CSS isn’t needed for this course.
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.
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