The do-it-yourself with Divi isn’t complicated when you know how. Here are the steps for implementing the Divi Theme. You must be a member of Elegant Themes to use the Divi Theme.
- From your Elegant Themes member area download the Divi Theme File
- Download the .zip file to your desktop.
- Do not open the file.
- Go to your website which has the WordPress core software installed.
You cannot upload Divi to WordPress.com you must have your own domain and an account with a web host. If you haven’t found a Web Hosting Company, read about Website Hosting and what you should know.
I have two recommendations:
- Go with a hosting company that does not limit the memory space your website needs
- Never buy cheap hosting services. You get what you pay for.
The Divi Theme requires PHP 7.0 +. This is higher than PHP 5.6. Some hosting companies limit the memory space because it is cheaper for them.
The DIY person knows better. You are loading a Premium WordPress Theme and this requires more memory. A web host that limits access and charges for more memory is not what you want in a web hosting company.
If you have another Theme installed and you are now wanting to switch over to the Divi Theme, you shouldn’t just leave the previous theme and then install Divi. One thing you will find, themes don’t work seamlessly with each other.
If you’re not running a current theme then you will most probably find the default WordPress Theme, Twenty Seventeen active in the Theme area.
The Twenty Seventeen theme is active. Click on Add New and the button will change to Upload theme.
The DIY person is never in a hurry, if you follow the steps you’ll do it the right way and not have to undo it and get into technology tangles.
Now you’re ready to upload the .zip Divi File you downloaded from your member’s area. This .zip folder will be on your desktop or in your downloads folder.
Click on Choose file, find the file and upload it. Once the file is uploaded the Install Now tab will darkent.
Click on Install Now and the Divi Theme will install. Stay in the Appearance section and this is what you will see.
The Divi Theme is active!
Now you are ready to enable the Theme Options.
Now let’s go to the Theme Options area.
Watch the Theme Options installing video below, it takes you through all the steps of enabling the options for the Divi Theme to work.
Setting the Divi Theme Options
Below is a video tutorial on how to enable or disable the options for the Divi Theme. In this video, you’ll be introduced to the silent technology partner you need in real time as you set the Divi Theme Options.
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