Divi Theme & Builder for WordPress – Experience + Alternative [Deutsch]

Divi Themes still to be taken seriously as a good alternative?
Divi is currently the most popular theme or page builder for WordPress. The company Elegant Themes has been fighting all developers for years with Divi. The goal is maximum functionality with simultaneous ease of use and handling. But what features does Divi offer and what are the alternatives? After years of testing, here is the extensive report on Divi as well as our experiences. Finally, we give recommendations for potential alternatives. However, one thing in advance: The price-performance ratio of Divi is unbeatable.

Divi Theme

Divi theme is the most famous theme from Elegant Themes and the flagship of the company. At the same time it forms the basis for the Divi Builder which is one of the most popular page builders in the WordPress area. The combination of flexible theme with the page builder allows to edit the hundreds of ready-made designs, templates and demos as you like.

Not only single pages but whole page packages are offered. This is practical and useful because you need not only a home page but also About, Contact, Service and much more. These are all in the same basic design and are therefore very suitable for creating complete websites and not just individual pages.

Divi Builder

Building websites used to be extremely complicated and required a lot of capital, time and know-how to implement. With time, however, page builders came on the market that allowed implementation based only on visual elements. This meant that hardly any programming knowledge was required and many things could be edited using drag & drop. Divi Builder is currently one of the best builders of its kind. Divi is characterized by its high functionality and the many possibilities for customization. Compared to most builders on the market, Divi impresses with its ease of use or user-friendliness while maintaining a high level of functionality.

Operation

The operation is extremely simple and intuitive. Thus, it is possible for everyone to freely design elements, sections and entire pages as desired. At the same time, you don’t have to see or edit a line of code. In addition, there is a very good selection of prefabricated elements which can be imported via drag & drop and then edited.

Speed

Among developers, visual page builders are mostly disliked and counter-arguments why not to use them come up regularly. One of the biggest counter-arguments is that page builders greatly decrease the speed of the website. However, this is not the case with Divi because in combination with the Divi theme the speed is still very good. The Elegant Themes team attaches great importance to this and is constantly working on improving it.

Elements & Layouts

Divi also offers a variety of pre-made elements & layouts which you can easily import and edit immediately. Not quite as many as Elementor, but you still have a very large selection. This is also partly the reason why you can work so quickly with Divi.

Free positioning

Another advantage of Divi is that you can position and transform all elements completely freely. Thus, you can achieve amazing 3D effects and display multi-dimensional layers. Most builders have their limits, but Divi convinces with almost unlimited freedom.

Extend Style

This feature is incredibly handy and missing from most page builders. Extend Style allows you to apply the setting of a certain element or section to the whole page or other elements with a mouse click. This is convenient in that it speeds up the entire workflow and you save time. You can also create templates and later import and customize them as many times as you want. This also facilitates the workflow.

Animations

To make the website even more dynamic there is also the possibility to apply animations of various kinds to the respective elements. The pre-made animations can also be customized. Again, Divi convinces with many possibilities and good templates that you can import and apply with a mouse click.

HTML & CSS

If you want to make further adjustments that go beyond the Visual Builder, you can of course also insert HTML & CSS sections or edit the entire pages. This means that you are not limited to the visual design options, but also have access to the source code and can edit it accordingly. Both in HTML and CSS. This may not be relevant for most people, but it is quite practical in practice if you have the option and can also use it in case of doubt.

Marketplaces
Divi has its own marketplaces called divicake.com and elegantmarketplace.com. It offers countless plugins and extensions that have been developed for the theme or the entire framework. In addition, there are dozens of child themes to help you get started. Thus, you can extend the functionality and get even more out of it. Of course, there are extra costs here, but you have the optional option.

Bloom

The email list is one of the most valuable assets of an online marketer. The developer team of Elegant knew about this and developed a plugin for the Divi theme to collect emails and to enable opt-ins. It convinces with a variety of beautiful templates which can also be customized and edited very well. It has also proven itself in practice in terms of functionality or triggers. Definitely one of the best plugins of this kind on the market.

Monarch

Monarch is a plugin specially developed by Elegant Themes for sharing content via social media. It was developed specifically for the Divi theme and is also purchased with it in. The plugin is quite useful and much more functional compared to other social media sharing plugins. It is also incredibly visually appealing and you can choose from a variety of different designs.

Price / Cost

Divi’s pricing model is relatively simple and absolutely transparent. There are only two plans to choose between. The annual subscription plan costs $89 / year and the unlimited Lifetime Access is a one-time cost of $249. Considering that Divi is one of the best website builders and that years of development went into it, the prices are almost too low. After all, with the $249 package you can build as many websites as you want and even have lifetime support. You get the whole thing with just a one-time payment.

You can’t get more for this amount anywhere and the price-performance ratio is top. Comparatively, the Astra Framework with Elementor costs many times more. Moreover, you have to pay for Elementor Pro on a monthly basis.

Experience

In our experience, Divi is definitely one of the best themes with page builder on the market. Elegant Themes has done a great job in the last few years when it comes to setting new standards for WordPress websites. Above all, the simple and intuitive operation convinced us. Add to that the relatively low price for which you get the whole package.

The support has always been very helpful and could help us with almost all questions or solve the problems. Meanwhile, there is even a live support which is incredible for a WordPress theme. As a customer, you really appreciate that and it can be very handy in certain situations.

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Alternative

Currently there are dozens of
WordPress Page Builder
on the market which claim to be the best. But Divi is definitely one of the best currently available. If you are not sure you can still look at the following alternatives and consider. They are at a similar price level and we can recommend them in the same way. However, you have to decide for yourself which functions you need and which builder is the best choice for your requirements.

Elementor Pro with Astra

As an alternative to Divi there is the
Astra Framework
with
Elementor Page Builder
which has been used successfully for years by many web designers for various web projects. Specifically, Astra provides the basic framework including dozens of demo themes and practical plugins. Based on this, you can design the websites as you like with Elementor Pro.The Astra framework is currently one of the best foundations for WordPress websites of all kinds. This is because years have gone into its development and optimization. The result is an ultra fast and high performance base framework / theme with dozens of demos you can install. In addition, there are useful plugins for SEO, lead generation & many more. Another milestone was set with the new Astra 2.0 framework. Based on this framework you can install the best page builder for WordPress, Elementor Pro. No page builder is as easy to use and at the same time offers such high functionality as Elementor Pro. At the same time, you get an incredibly large library of pre-built websites, pages, sections as well as individual elements. Without any programming knowledge it is therefore possible to realize complete web projects on a high level with professional requirements within a very short time. There is hardly any need to compromise.

However, price-wise it is many times more expensive than Divi. Astra is available as a lifetime deal, but you have to pay monthly for Elementor Pro. Thus not comparable in price with Divi. So if you are looking for the best price-performance ratio and are not a full time
Web designer
should probably go for Divi. However, for the professionals, Astra + Elementor Pro is the better choice.

Experience

In our experience, Divi is definitely one of the best themes with page builder on the market. Elegant Themes has done a great job in the last few years when it comes to setting new standards for WordPress websites. Above all, the simple and intuitive operation convinced us. Add to that the relatively low price for which you get the whole package.

The support has always been very helpful and could help us with almost all questions or solve the problems. Meanwhile, there is even a live support which is incredible for a WordPress theme. As a customer, you really appreciate that and it can be very handy in certain situations.

Thrive Architect from Thrive Themes

If you want to build simple conversion optimized websites or landing pages, you can also use the
Thrive Themes
reach for. This framework is based on Thrive Architect (Page Builder) and offers several custom developed plugins for online marketers. With Thrive Themes you can easily build websites with which you can collect emails, sell products or simply generate leads. There is primarily one thing at stake here: conversions. Thrive offers many templates, plugins and ready-made solutions which can be installed with a mouse click. It is therefore a complete framework that already has a page builder integrated.

Summary

Divi from Elegant Themes is a brilliant product consisting of Divi Theme and Divi Page Builder. In combination, you can easily implement and freely design websites. Because according to the principle WYSIWG (what you see is waht you get) everything can be edited completely visually without code. The implementation is very simple, intuitive and the possibilities in terms of design are extremely large. For the price really a top product.

However, if you want to have even more performance and functionality you should choose the
Astra Framework
framework. It is still slightly better than Divi Theme with Divi Builder from technical point of view especially in terms of speed, performance & flexibility. Especially in combination with the
Elementor Pro
Page Builder you have probably the most professional WordPress solution on the market. However, also for a higher price.