Divi is hugely popular with beginners looking to learn web design or those wanting to DIY their own website because it is a powerful, yet relatively straightforward website builder to use. Acquiring any new skill will come with a learning curve and Divi is no exception, but there are plenty of resources and courses online to help fast-track the learning process.
Learn Divi with these free and paid Divi courses & resources
There are free and premium Divi courses, resources and tutorials available for total beginners right up to advanced 3rd party Divi product developers and everything in between, so take a look below and see which course, guides, resources or tutorial are right for your skill level and what you want to learn.
1. Official Divi documentation
This is the best place to learn Divi. Not a course as such, but this will always be the best place to start learning how Divi works and for many it is really all you will need to get your website up-and-running. Divi comes with a very comprehensive set of documentation that covers every element of the theme and its array of features. The documentation is searchable and comes with detailed text and image content along with a large number of video tutorials and walk-through guides. If you get stuck you can always access the Elegant Themes live chat support for answers too.
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2. Youtube tutorials & courses
Youtube has a mind-boggling number of free resources for Divi covering pretty much every single topic you can think of. Elegant Themes have their own official Youtube channel which offers hundreds of Divi videos including the documentation videos, Divi tutorials and all the Divi feature update & sneak peak videos. This YouTube channel alone can keep you busy learning for hours on end.
A search for Divi Theme on YouTube will also bring up plenty of 3rd party videos which range from short tutorials, plugin guides & reviews to full hour long plus courses on building a Divi site from scratch. One of the most popular full Divi courses is the video above from Ferdy Korpershoek on “How To Create A WordPress Website 2018 | Divi Theme” which is just over 1 hour long and has had an impressive 500,000+ views!.
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3. Quiroz.co free tutorials
Geno Quiroz has been in the Divi community helping out online and via his websites for a number of years now and his Divi tutorial site at Quiroz.co has grown into a large collection of short tutorials for customizing your Divi websites. Once you have the Divi basics covered these short, easy to follow tutorials allow you to extend Divi with simple code. You can search tutorials or browse in the 36 Divi tutorial categories that cover everything from customizing your modules to injecting Divi builder layouts into your footer. Geno regularly adds new tutorials so sign-up for his newsletter and stay informed of whats new.
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4. Udemy free (& paid) courses
Udemy is a popular online course marketplace that offers learning resources on almost anything imaginable, including building websites with Divi. There are over 200 results if you search for Divi Theme, including a number of free in depth beginner courses (Darrel Wilson has a few good ones listed) and many premium Divi courses too. Udemy often have flash sales where all courses are reduced to ~$10, so it is worth getting on their email list to be notified when the next one comes around.
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…and some Premium Divi courses
5. Site School course
Site School is created by Melissa Love who was one of the first 3rd party designers to start creating child themes for Divi and consistently creates quality products and client websites. Her course covers website planning, building, styling, security & SEO, launching along with content strategy, WordPress resources, marketing tools, eCommerce, SEO strategy and 2 mini-courses specifically for branding and SEO. You also get a free layout, child theme discount and access to the private Facebook group.
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6. Transforming Divi with CSS & jQuery Course
A premium Divi course led by SJ James of Divi Space/Aspen Grove Studios that aims to take you to the next level of Divi customization beyond that available within the theme options and settings for a truly unique custom Divi website.
You will learn the basics of Getting to know Divi, Introduction to CSS, Introduction to Jquery and Browser Toolkit . With the CSS section you will learn CSS Heirarchy and Placement , Pseudo Elements , Media Queries , Animations , Troubleshooting and Five real world examples where custom CSS has been used to make Divi better. In the JQuery section of the course you will learn The jQuery Cheat Sheet, Building a Jquery function, Moving & Replacing with jQuery. And finally with the Practical (Building Elegant Themes Website in Divi) section you will learn Preparing a child theme for Jquery & CSS , Home Page Build along with Bonus: Inserting Layouts in Template Pages and Bonus: Editing Modules.
For an extra fee you can also book time-slots for personal 1-on-1 training with SJ James himself.
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…and for more advanced Divi users
7. Divi Module Creators course
Another course from SJ James over at Divi Space/Aspen Grove Studios that walks you through the steps to create 2 of your own custom Divi modules with detailed videos, informative webinars and quizzes. Comes with lifetime access to all lessons and downloads and access to the private Facebook group
Part 1: Course Introduction & Setting Up a Development Environment
Part 2: Divi Module Settings and Fields Explained
Part 3: First Practical, Building Your First Module
Part 4: Second Practical, Advanced & Dynamic Modules
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How did you learn to use Divi?
For me, I learnt how to use Divi just by actually using it and getting on google or the official documentation when i had something i couldn’t do. If i got really stuck I would post in one of the many Divi Facebook groups or use the now redundant Elegant Theems support forum. However you choose to learn, there are resources to help you along the way.