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Install Divi Theme: Easy with 3-step instructions

Install Divi Theme
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The very frequently used Divi Theme for WordPress offers almost infinite design possibilities, with which even WordPress beginners are able to create professional websites. Thanks to the variety of ready-made templates that can be individually adapted to your own needs, anyone - including you - can create visually appealing and professional WordPress websites. Our simple 3-step guide explains step by step how to do this. Install Divi Theme and get started with your own WordPress website.

Download Divi installation files for WordPress

To get started, you need a user account with the Divi manufacturer Elegant Themes, which you can here. Here you will also find information about the various memberships and prices. Once you have decided on the right membership, you will find your purchased products under "Members Area". Here you can download the Divi installation file in ZIP format with just one click. This is required to install the Divi Theme in WordPress to be able to install it. You can find out how to set up a WordPress site in our article Create a WordPress website: Quickly in 4 steps.

Download Divi theme file for WordPress

Install Divi Theme

To use the Divi theme in WordPress, it must first be installed in WordPress. Don't panic - this sounds worse than it is 🙂 To install the Divi theme, first log in to the administration interface of your WordPress site. You can usually access this via Select "Design" in the left sidebar, then "Themes" and click on the "Add theme" button at the top.

In the next step of the simple 3-step guide, use the "Upload theme" button at the top of the screen to upload the Divi Theme ZIP file that you previously downloaded from Elegant Themes. Uploading the file is a prerequisite for installing the Divi Theme. The installation of the Divi Theme starts automatically and takes a maximum of one minute.

Upload Divi Theme to WordPress

Activate Divi Theme

After Successful installation of the Divi ThemeYou can now find the newly installed Divi theme under "Design", "Themes" alongside the standard WordPress themes. As soon as you have clicked on "Activate", the Divi theme will be displayed as active and the Design your WordPress site with Divi ready to go ?

Use Divi Theme on WordPress

Create WordPress page with Divi

To create your first page with Divi, select "Pages" in the left sidebar and click on "Create". WordPress will now ask you whether you want to create the new subpage using the Divi Builder or the standard editor. Select "Use the Divi Builder" here.

Create page on WordPress with Divi

Under "Select pre-made layout", you can view the pre-made layouts that Divi comes with out of the box. Divi offers you a large selection of layout packs, which are sorted according to different categories such as Business, Food & Drinks or Lifestyle. You can easily adapt these to your individual needs. Of course, you can also opt for a layout pack such as "Health & Fitness", even if you want to create an online learning platform, for example. Divi's predefined layouts provide you with a visually appealing website that you only need to fill with your own content and images. Of course, you can change colors, fonts, etc. at any time.

A little tip: Divi is constantly evolving and regularly provides new layout packs. It is therefore worth taking a look at the predefined layouts from time to time.

Use Divi Themes on your WordPress site

To use a Divi premade layout on your WordPress site, you will need your API key from the Divi manufacturer Elegant Themes in the following step. Navigate to the Elegant Themes Website to "Account" and select Username & API Key". On the following page, scroll down and create the required API key via "Generate New API Key". Paste the generated API key and your Elegant Themes username into the query window on your Divi website.

Start with the Divi theme on WordPress

Static website in WordPress

The last step of the "Install Divi Theme: Simple 3-Step Guide", before you can finally start designing your WordPress website based on Divi, there is one small setting you need to make. Go back to your WordPress administration interface, select "Divi" in the left sidebar and then "Theme Customizer". You will now be taken to your WordPress standard page - without Divi layout - with a new menu bar on the left-hand side of the screen. Here you select "A static page" under "Homepage settings". As soon as you click on the blue Publish button at the top, the layout will change to your chosen Premade Divi layout.

Conclusion on the installation of Divi in WordPress

Our Simple 3-step instructions eliminates all problems for the creation of your professional WordPress site with Divi Layout. The Divi theme is particularly suitable for all those who want to create their own professional WordPress site and do not have programming skills. Thanks to the ready-made layouts, anyone can create a professional and visually appealing website. If you have any questions about Divi and/or WordPress or are still looking for the right hosting for your WordPress website, please feel free to contact us. Contact us at any time.

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Isabell Bergmann
As an online marketing manager at WPspace, I love to share my knowledge around online marketing, web design and hosting.

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