Do you want to learn how to use the Divi theme like a pro?
Acquiring any new skill will come with a learning curve and Divi is no exception, but there are lots of resources and courses for Divi available online to help fast-track the learning process.
Whether you choose a free, or premium Divi course there is something available for total beginners right up to advanced 3rd party Divi product developers and everything in between.
This article will list the best free and paid courses, guides, and resources for Divi.
Learn with free courses & resources for Divi
1. The official Divi documentation
This is the best place to learn Divi. Not a course on Divi 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.
Price – Free
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 updates & sneaks peek 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 in 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!.
Price – Free
3. 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 4,137 results if you search for Divi Theme, including 414 free Divi courses.
Udemy often has 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.
Price – (free – $10+)
4. Free Divi 4 video course by Ania Romańska
This Divi course is a free step-by-step video guide for Divi beginners created by Ania Romańska at Divi Lover.
If you prefer to learn by watching, then this course is for you as each module in the course comes in a video format only.
Course Lessons include;
- Get Domain Name and Hosting
- Install WordPress – First Steps in the Dashboard
- Create Pages and Posts
- Download & Install the Divi Theme
- Manage WordPress Menus
- Divi Theme Options & Theme Customizer
- Divi Builder Overview
- Create a Fixed Header with the Theme Builder
- Create a Global Theme Builder Footer
- Design the Home Page
- Design the About Page
- Design the Services Page
- Create the Contact Page
- Customize the Blog and Category Archives
- Create a Single Post Template
- Course Summary
Price – Free
5. 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.
These tutorials have not been added to or updated since late 2019, but there are still some useful resources on the site.
Price – Free
Learn with premium courses & resources for Divi
6. Divi & WordPress courses from Josh Hall
Josh Hall has created a set of courses based on Divi and web design as a whole that can be purchased individually or as a package.
Josh has 3 Divi specific courses which are the Divi/WordPress Beginners Course ($97), the Divi/WooCommerce Beginners Course ($147), and Josh’s Divi/CSS Course ($297).
There are some more general web design-related courses including the Josh’s SEO Course, the Website Design Course, the Web Design Business Course, the Josh’s Web Design Process Course, the Josh’s cPanel Course, and the Website Maintenance Plan Course with prices ranging from $67 to $497.
Price – from $97
7. CSS For Divi Course
This is a premium Divi course led by John Wooten of BeSuperfly that aims to teach you the tips & tricks BeSuperfly uses to create their custom Divi child themes and layouts.
Some of the Divi CSS projects you will complete in the course include
- How to use Google Chrome’s Inspect Element Tool
- Using :before & :after to style background colors and hover states of Sections
- Add a Custom Brush Divider at the Top and Bottom of Sections
- Subtle Column box shadows on hover
- 3 columns image box background with a color overlay on hover
- Styling the Blog Grid including the “Read More” Post link
- Styling a form
- Using span classes to style custom text
- Customizing the Secondary Menu
- Creating a 2-column Half Image / Half Text with 2 Column Switch for Tablet / Mobile
- Styling Font Awesome Icons
- Video background with image overlay
- Gradient buttons with hover
- Advanced Responsive Design testing
Start Learning ($89)
8. 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 Hierarchy 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.
Price – $197
9. Site School web and marketing 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.
The Site School course covers the basics of creating a website using Divi and one of The Design Space templates. The course also covers website security & SEO, content, marketing, and 2 mini-courses specifically for branding and SEO.
All course members will get a free layout, child theme discount, and access to the private Facebook group.
Price – $249
10. 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
Start Learning ($249)
How did you learn to use Divi?
For me, I learned how to use Divi just by actually using it and getting on Google or the official Divi 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 Themes support forum. However you choose to learn Divi, there are resources to help you along the way.
Some paid-for courses may be tailored for a more niche-specific audience, include a dedicated support group, or come with other added benefits not available with free courses. With so many top-quality Divi courses available for free you may never need to pay for a course. Either way, it is great that there are options for both free and paid courses for Divi users of all levels.
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Article 1st published Oct 17, 2018