A free blank Divi child theme

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Bare Bones is a blank Child Theme for Divi

If you want to use a child theme with your Divi website, you can download a blank Divi child theme below. Bare Bones is a zip file that can be uploaded via your WordPress dashboard to instantly give your Divi website a child theme. It is the same as you would get from one of the many Divi child theme generators, but you do not need to give us your email to generate the file.

Bare Bones Divi child theme


To use the Bare Bones child theme you will need to;

  1. Have the parent theme (Divi) Installed
  2. Dowload the Bare Bones child theme zip file and upload in your WordPress dashboard under Appearance > Themes > Add new > Upload Theme
  3. Activate the Bare Bones child theme

The Bare Bones child theme zip contains 3 files.

  1. A style.css file which is where you add your own custom CSS to style your Divi theme.
  2. A screenshot.png which shows up in your themes section so it looks nice.
  3. A functions.php file that is used to link your child theme to your master Divi theme (this replaces the older version that was linking via the @import code in style.css which is now not the recommended way.

Do you need a blank child theme?

You do not always need to use a child theme with Divi, but if you are going to edit any Divi theme files or plug-in files of your WordPress installation then you do need a child theme

If you edit Divi theme files or plug-in files and then update Divi or your plugins, those edits will be lost if they are not stored in a child theme.

You can learn more about what a Divi child theme is and learn how to make your own in the Divi child themes guide.

When you activate the Bare Bones child theme, nothing will happen to your site as there is no custom CSS in the style.css file and no core files added.

It is a blank canvas for you to make edits to your Divi website without the worry that your edits will be lost when you update the master Divi theme. If you want to edit any of your themes PHP files you just copy them over to the child theme and make the edits, which will then override the master Divi files.

You should head over to the Divi Child Themes page If you are looking for a fully designed child theme that can be uploaded to give you a ready-to-go website in a matter of minutes.