Divi Theme- Worth the slight learning curve!
As newbies, we all start out with the free themes offered here at Wealthy Affiliate. And while I am very grateful for the theme I started out with, at some point I started to look around at other sites and wonder how they were creating all those beautiful pages. I was seeing amazing full headers with overlays and modules where you can add just about anything to your site such as counters, blurbs, sections you can hover over that have 3-D effects (not just buttons), galleries, and so much more!
Over time, I got comfortable enough with setting up a page in my free theme that I decided I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and attempt to do what the big boys were doing.
Quite often as I listened to a podcast or read articles, the Divi Theme was mentioned. I started to peruse their website and play around with the DIvi builder you can try for free and really liked what I saw.
I finally bit the bullet when they were running a special for the new 3.0 version. I downloaded the file and then let it sit in a folder for almost a month before I got up the nerve to actually install it on my site. I had a terrible fear that it was going to ruin everything and my site was going to be a complete mess when I activated it.
It wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. Yes, there’s a slight learning curve. I spent several hours on YouTube, Wealthy Affiliate, and Divi watching tutorials, but slowly I began to get the hang of it. I also joined some Divi Facebook groups where I could reach out to others who were pros and get some help there as well. I’ve only begun to scratch the surface of what this theme can do; however, my site already feels more professional.
I could have paid someone to build a website for me, but I would have missed out on everything I have learned. It has been so much fun! I have even figured out how to add/change some code on my own. No, you don’t have to know code to use Divi, but there are even more variations you can do with it if you choose to learn a little. Divi is a drag and drop builder where you can change things on your site right from the page itself instead of the back end of your dashboard. The changes are instant and you don't have to go to another page to preview.
I would definitely recommend the Divi Theme. It's unreal what it can do and how professional your site can look! If you have been on the fence about whether or not to take the plunge, I highly recommend it. Just allow yourself some time to get acclimated to it. It does get easier.