Visual Website Builders: The Divi Builder
Our biggest, most top-secret weapon is the Divi Builder. Our team uses the Divi builder for most websites we create (yes, we just gave you our secret sauce!). As Divi puts it:
“Build posts & pages that wow your visitors. The Divi Builder gives you the freedom to explore new and exciting layout possibilities, create stunning landing pages that capture your visitors, and build story-driven blog posts that capture your visitor’s imagination”
And it’s true! Using the Divi Builder is the best way to create a custom website that will convert, help you reach your goals, and make money. What’s the best thing about the Builder? It’s DIRT cheap—you can get everything you need for $89! If you’re an executive with a computer-savvy team, this is a GREAT option. If you are on the team of an organization and your website sucks, show your boss DIVI NOW!
Some highlighted features of DIVI are:
With the Divi, you’ll get your site on a higher level than those who use mainstream website builders.
Now for the downside. We are a team of experienced web designers that have used Divi for years, for newcomers there will be a slight learning curve. Not much, but you need to invest hours into getting your site the way you want it. On the flip side, you can find a lot of tutorials on youtube. Search “Divi, Elegant themes” on google and helpful videos will guide you. (I suggest collaborating with a few YouTubers and shouting them out here).
ACTION: Setup DIVI
Before getting into Divi, we’ll set up a hosting platform and a domain name first. We recommended godaddy.com, but other popular website hosting services would work.
- Step 1: Open the Godaddy menu and click “WordPress”. Click on “Wordpress hosting” and click “ Get Started”. This is where Godaddy will package your WordPress hosting and domain all for a lower price than going through WordPress directly.
- Step 2: Choose the basic package because you are only going to build one site (for now). Now that you’ve completed these steps you can download the WordPress software for free with your basic Godaddy setup. If you are unsure where to start, WordPress offers amazing tutorials to show you around.
- Step 3: Visit https://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/theme-releases/divi-3 and purchase the Divi builder. Upload the Divi theme to your new WordPress site. TIP: If you want to start with another theme, Divi makes a plugin version of their theme called the Divi Builder. You can use the Divi build with existing themes.
Still having trouble? Learn how the basic in’s and out’s of WordPress here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-lqV7vyZt4