Watch and learn new Divi and WordPress skills from the Divi community

The Divi Nation podcast is a weekly video podcast hosted by Nathan B Weller, featuring guests from within the Divi, and wider WordPress community. Lots of great info and something you can listen along to whilst getting busy with your latest Divi website.

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Episode 47:
Opting for Divi Over Custom Theme Development with Chetan Prajapati

June 2nd, 2017

“In this episode of Divi Nation we talk with Chetan Prajapati, the lead developer at Collective Alternative. He’s a WordPress developer who (before using Divi) used to create custom themes for every project.”

Episode 46:
Leave Your First Comment with Shannon Shaffer

May 26th, 2017

“In this episode of Divi Nation I chat with Shannon Shaffer of Purple Finch Studios and Divi Space about the importance of leaving your first comment. ”

Episode 45:
Divi as an Essential Part of an Enterprise Level Operation with Matthew Russo

May 19th, 2017

“In this episode of Divi Nation I interview Matthew Russo, the Chief Revenue Officer of Gimbal, a mobile ad startup based out of California. Matthew tells us how he and his team inside of Gimbal have used Divi to build their own website, run their own marketing campaigns, and more. ”

Episode 44:
The Logistics of Doing a Divi Client Site in 24 Hours Featuring Jake Kramer

May 12th, 2017

“In today’s episode of Divi Nation we interview Jake Kramer of Artillery Media, Superfly, and Pageinaday.com. He shares his WordPress/Divi story, gives us an overview of the business he helps run, and then gets into the details and logistics of how they provide a growing stream of customers with 24 hour Divi websites. ”

Episode 43:
Establishing Multiple Streams of Recurring Revenue with John Wooten

May 5th, 2017

“In this episode of Divi Nation John Wooten of Artillery Media and Superfly shares his freelancer story, his WordPress/Divi story, and then shares some ways in which he has established multiple streams of recurring revenue for his business. Enjoy!”

Episode 42:
Building the Evol Empire with Divi featuring Andrew Tuzson

April 28th, 2017

“In this episode of Divi Nation our guest Andrew Tuzson shares the story of how he started and scaled Evol Empire Creative, the structure the company has adopted as it’s grown, and the systems that make what they do possible.”

Episode 41:
“Follow Your Joy!” with Kathy Kroll Romana

April 21st, 2017

“In today’s episode of Divi Nation I interview Kathy Kroll Romana of Viva Design Studio. Kathy shares her WordPress and Divi story and explains how the secret to her success thus far has been to follow her joy”

Episode 40:
“Don’t Go It Alone” Featuring Carl Heaton

April 14th, 2017

” Our guest this week is Carl Heaton of webcoursesbangkok.com, an accredited ecourse and workshop school based out of (you probably guessed it) Bangkok, Thailand. ”

Episode 39:
Focus On Your Genius with Jill Sessa

April 7th, 2017

” This week we discuss nomadic living, remote WordPress teams, serendipitous reunions, and of course Divi. We also spend some time talking about our guest Jill Sessa’s motto of “focus on your genius”. ”

Episode 38:
Learn Divi Deeply with Jason Champagne

March 31st, 2017

” In it I interview the newest team member of Elegant Themes’ Content Team, Jason Champagne. If you’ve been reading the blog lately then you’ve probably noticed his excellent tutorials.”

Episode 37:
Nathan B. Weller Answers Community Questions & Talks Content Strategy

March 24th, 2017

“This week the tables have been turned and the interviewer becomes the interviewee. In today’s episode, guest host Josh Hall, interviews me!”

Episode 36:
How Business & Education Go Hand in Hand for Divi Designer Joseph Fioramonti

March 17th, 2017

“In this episode of Divi Nation we talk with Joseph Fioramonti of Dark Square Design. Their impressive portfolio includes big clients like Kissmetrics (which they created using Divi) and more. ”

Episode 35:
The Upside to Not Scaling Your Business Featuring Kate Toon

March 10th, 2017

“In this episode I got to sit down with Kate Toon to talk about her unique business and the lessons she’s learned along the way. This is a must listen for anyone interested in building an ecourse businesses with WordPress and Divi!”

Episode 34:
Stepping Back to Move Forward featuring Mark Richmond

February 24th, 2017

“Mark has fully embraced the remote working lifestyle by moving himself and his family to the Virgin Islands where he can paint and design websites exactly the same as he would anywhere else, but with a lot nicer weather and more personal satisfaction. ”

Episode 33:
Freelancing with Divi, Discipline, & Smart Preparation Featuring Olga Summerhayes

February 10th, 2017

“Olga has been using Divi for a little over two years and in that time has been able to start her own web design business, build an impressive portfolio, and establish herself as a supportive and knowledgable member of the community. ”

Episode 32:
Creating a Divi Educational Business featuring Michelle Nunan

February 3rd, 2017

“In this episode I was lucky enough to finally sit down and chat with Michelle Nunan of Divi Soup and Divi Academy. Michelle is based out of the UK and has been a big part of the online Divi Community for a long time. Her specialty (and her business) is Divi education.”

Episode 31:
Tips for Getting Started as a Divi Developer featuring Terry Hale

January 27th, 2017

“In today’s episode I got to sit down with another person I’ve had on my guest list for a long time: Terry Hale. Terry is a really active community member, especially in the various Divi related facebook groups, a few of which he even helps administer.”

Episode 30:
Bouncing Back From Failure to Succeed in Web Design featuring Tami Heaton

January 20th, 2017

“In this episode of Divi Nation our guest Tami Heaton shares her WordPress story and a great anecdote about overcoming a difficult set back in her career.”

Episode 29:
Six Lessons From Six Years of Web Design Freelancing Featuring Josh Hall

January 13th, 2017

“In this episode of Divi Nation our guest Josh Hall of Intransit Studios shares six lessons from the six years he’s been in business.”

Episode 28:
Divi 3.0 Developer Fikri Rasyid Shares His Story and Enthusiasm for Divi

August 5th, 2016

“In this episode of Divi Nation Fikri Rasyid shares his WordPress story, including how he came to work for Elegant Themes, and most of all his excitement for what the team is doing on the soon to be released Divi 3.0.”

Episode 27:
Developer Slava Myznikov on Divi 3.0, Improving Your Dev Skills, and Much More

July 22, 2016

“Slava’s story is a great one. Our conversation gives you a great glimpse at the type of genuine and hard-working person he is. He’s seen a lot here at Elegant Themes–starting in the support forums, moving up to bug fixes, and finally joining the core development team.”

Episode 26:
Lead Designer Mario Maruffi on Divi 3.0, Design Theory, and Much More

July 9, 2016

“In this episode of Divi Nation Mario Maruffi shares a lot of fantastic information about himself, digital design, the design process at Elegant Themes and the features of Divi 3.0 that he’s most excited to get into the hands of the Divi Community.”

Episode 25:
Developer Thierry Muller on Creating Divi 3.0, Quality Code, and WordPress Community

June 24, 2016

“In this episode of Divi Nation we begin a series of internal interviews with the Elegant Themes Design and Development team. During the Divi 100 Marathon, as we count down to the release of Divi 3.0, we thought it would be a great time for the community to meet the people responsible for creating the theme we all use and love.”

Episode 24:
Establishing a Workflow for Distributed Design Teams with Cory Jenkins

June 10, 2016

“Having the right tools in place and establishing a good workflow for incoming projects is essential to success. Otherwise you risk dropping tasks, miscommunication, and overall disorganization–all of which can drastically effect your company’s bottom line. If not erase it all together. That’s why in my talk with Cory Jenkins of Aspen Grove Studios we focused on how they manager their team and the tools that make it all possible.”

Episode 23:
Growing a Photography Business with Divi & Extra Featuring Dan Carr

May 27, 2016

“We have another first in this week’s episode of Divi Nation. For the first time we’re interviewing a business owner who has built their own website using Divi (and later switching to Extra) and asking them to share the lessons they learned along the way.”

Episode 22:
Community Q&A with Nick Roach, Founder & CEO of Elegant Themes

May 13, 2016

“Since starting the Divi Nation podcast there has been one guest that the entire community has wanted to see on the show. It was an obvious choice as he’s the guy behind all of the great tools Elegant Themes has been creating for WordPress users since 2008. Of course I’m talking about none other than the founder, CEO, and visionary designer of Elegant Themes itself: Nick Roach.”

Episode 21:
Free Divi Code Snippets and a Growing GitHub Resource Repo by Andy Tran

April 29, 2016

“I hope you like free Divi code snippets and getting the most out of Divi’s code module, because in addition to interviewing our very own front-end developer Andy Tran, that’s exactly what we’ve got for you in today’s episode of Divi Nation.”

Episode 20:
Free Divi Code Snippets and a Growing GitHub Resource Repo by Andy Tran

April 29, 2016

“After a week off we’re back with another full-length episode of Divi Nation. This time around I sat down with Matt Crowmwell of WordImpress to learn his personal WordPress story. He also shared some great insights and anecdotes about how important investing in the WordPress Community is, the role of generosity in his career, and how he and the team at WordImpress are paying that generosity forward with their new(ish), free donation plugin Give.”

Episode 19:
The Benefits of Freelancing for Design Agencies with Amber Weinberg

March 25, 2016

“Amber has been working with WordPress professionally since 2008 and over the years has enjoyed the best of both the freelancing world and the agency world by attaching herself to one or more agencies at a time and maintaining both higher rates than she could get locally and the treasured autonomy of a freelancer.”

Episode 18:
Do Less Sooner & Other Great Advice from Pippin Williamson

March 11, 2016

“Pippin and his team are the creators of many popular WordPress plugins. Three in particular stand out: Affiliate WP, Easy Digital Downloads, and Restrict Content Pro.
Pippin has demonstrated a proven knack for identifying good plugin ideas and then building the necessary team around himself to successfully pull off the creation and maintenance of each one. Making him an ideal person for any WordPress entrepreneur to learn from.”

Episode 17:
Brian Gardner on Breaking Through the Wall & Living With No Sidebar

February 26, 2016

“As a WordPress entrepreneur I think Brian has probably been through most of the growing pains it is possible for a WordPress business to go through. And he’s come out the other side strong and better than ever. It was this wealth of experience I was excited to share with the rest of the Divi Nation and he did not disappoint. There’s lots of great insight and experience here for our community to learn from.”

Episode 16:
Interview with David Bisset, WordCamp Miami Organizer

February 2, 2016

“David is a long-time WordPress developer, WordPress Core contributor, and BuddyPress contributor. He is also one of the founding organizers of WordCamp Miami which is taking place next weekend in–you guessed it–Miami, Florida”

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Episode 15:
Building & Launching Productized Services with Tim Strifler

December 1, 2015

“In this episode of Divi Nation (our last of the first season!) we sit down with Divi Community Member and Entrepreneur Tim Strifler. We talk about building and launching productized services with WordPress and Divi. Something Tim has a good deal of experience with.”

Divi Quick Tip 11: How to Style Divi’s Dot Navigation

Episode 14:
Playing the Long Game with Tammy Grant

November 25, 2015

“In this episode of Divi Nation we sit down with Tammy Grant of Sunflower Blog Designs to hear her story and talk about what it means to “play the long game”; to build a business for yourself (and possibly your family) instead of opting for the immediate security or simplicity of a “regular job”

Divi Quick Tip 10: How to Trigger Animations When Scrolling Both Up & Down

Episode 13:
Following Your Bliss with Dave Cahill

November 17, 2015

“In this episode of Divi Nation we sit down with Dave Cahill of River Net Computers in Frenchtown, New Jersey to talk about following your bliss. What do we mean by that? We mean identifying what makes you happy, what makes you laugh, what piques your interest and then following that trail in your work to unlock a way of life that’s true to you.”

Divi Quick Tip:Converting a Divi Menu Item into a Call to Action Button

Episode 12:
Developing Systems to Work Smarter, Save Money & Live Better with Sarah Oates

November 10, 2015

“In this episode of Divi Nation I sat down with Sarah Oates, our very first guest from Australia! Sarah is a web designer who over the years has had to develop certain systems, habits, rituals, and the like to optimize both her work and life. We talk about the necessity of these systems for freelancers and how someone might go about developing the right ones for themselves.”

Divi Quick Tip: How to Create Modules That Overlap Sections

Episode 11:
Filtering Out Problem Clients with Leslie Bernal

November 4, 2015

“In this episode of Divi Nation we sit down with Leslie Bernal. Leslie is a freelance web and graphic designer living and working out of Texas. During the course of our conversation we talk about how to promote yourself without coming off like a jerk, recovering from a hacked website, useful chrome extensions, and of course–how to filter out problem clients.”

Divi Plugin Highlight 03: WP Estimation and Payment Forms Builder

Episode 10:
Creating Customer Journeys That Win New Business with Julie Hall

October 27, 2015

“In this episode of Divi Nation we sit down with Julie Hall. Julie is the founder and head of SpringMedia, a WordPress design and development agency out of the UK. In our time together we talked about web development tools and resources, project pricing, and more. However we spent the bulk of our time talking about how creating customer journeys both before and after the point of purchase can streamline your process and grow your business.”

Divi Quick Tip 07: How to Create a Bouncing Scroll Down Arrow

Episode 9:
Transitioning from Web Designer to Digital Strategist with Marie Poulin

October 21, 2015

“In this episode of Divi Nation our host Nathan B. Weller sits down with Digital Strategist Marie Poulin to talk about her transition from Web Designer/Developer to Digital Strategy and why more people might want to make the switch.
They also talk about re-branding, what makes outside consultation valuable, and common mistakes WordPress web designers and developers make with clients.”

Divi Quick Tip 06: How to Make Divi’s Hamburger Mobile Menu Your Default Desktop Menu

Episode 8:
Creating a Customer Care Centered WordPress Business with Nathan Duval

October 14, 2015

“In this episode of Divi Nation we sit down with Nathan Duval. Nathan is a customer care specialist who has seen success as the head of two different WordPress/Divi ventures: GruffyGoat (his web design company) and Elegant Child Themes (his Divi child theme project). We talk about how centering these businesses on great customer care has resulted in sustainable success.”

Divi Quick Tip 05: How to Hide Divi Sections and Modules on Mobile

Episode 7:
Building Your Sales Funnel with Andrew Palmer

October 6, 2015

“In this episode of Divi Nation we sit down with Andrew Palmer. Andrew is a sales specialist with a wide variety of business and sales experience both on and offline. He’s 1/3 of the team over at ElegantMarketplace.com and runs at least three other successful WordPress businesses. We talk about how to go about building a sales funnel and, once it’s built, how to close on new business.”

Also: Divi Site Makeover 01 (Results)

Episode 6:
Building a Divi Consultancy with Geno Quiroz

September 29, 2015

“In this episode of Divi Nation we sit down with Geno Quiroz. Geno is a Divi specialist who runs his own web agency, does white label Divi work for other agencies, and consults on a wide variety of Divi related web projects. We talk about what exactly a Divi Consultant is and how to succeed as one.”

Divi Quick Tip 04: Adding Anchor Links to Divi Pages

Episode 5:
Building an Effective Personal Brand with Phil Simon

September 22, 2015

“In this episode of Divi Nation we sit down with tech consultant, author, and speaker Phil Simon to talk about what it takes to build an effective personal brand. Our interview and discussion focuses on three key areas: establishing authority, projecting a relevant (and genuine) persona, as well as gauging audience perception.”

Divi Quick Tip 03: How to Stop Logo & Menu Shrink When Scrolling

Episode 4:
Mastering the Final 5%: Taking Your Website from Good to Great with SJ James

September 15, 2015

“In this episode of Divi Nation we sit down with WordPress designer and front end developer SJ James to talk about his approach to creating websites with Divi. Specifically, we delve into his philosophy of focusing on the last 5% (and the first 5%, as it turns out) of the design and development process that are often skipped or glossed over by others. It is this extra time and attention to detail that, he claims, can often take a merely good website and make it great.”

Also: Divi Footer Design Challenge: Top 3 Submissions

Episode 3:
Storytelling Design featuring Melissa Love

September 9, 2015

“In this episode of Divi Nation we hear the story of Melissa Love of TheDesignSpace.Co, a web designer and photographer out of the UK who uses Divi to create beautiful, high profile websites for photographers. We also talk about something called Storytelling Design and how its principles can guide you in crafting memorable web experiences from client sites to custom long-form content.”

Quick Tip: How to Plan & Execute Long-Form Content for Building with WordPress and Divi

Episode 2:
Unlocking the Good Life with Divi ft. David Blackmon

September 1, 2015

“In this episode of Divi Nation guest host David Blackmon of Aspen Grove Studios and I talk about his journey as a WordPress entrepreneur using Divi and what taking that career leap has meant for him. Along the way we talk about the WordPress Rest API, developing plugins, WooCommerce, and more.”

Divi Quick Tip 02: How to Manually Edit the Divi Footer Credits

Episode 1:
Successful Solopreneurship with Eileen Lonergan

August 25, 2015

“In our first episode of Divi Nation you’ll hear the story of Eileen Lonergan. The journey she took from a career in marketing and advertising to becoming a one person web services business powered by WordPress and Divi. We also talk about the elements of successful solopreneurship and the lessons she has learned both on her own and through the process of creating the Divi Theme Users Facebook Group and co-founding Elegant Marketplace.”

Quick Tip: How to Create a Blog Post Template with the Divi Builder

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