So here’s an honest review of why I chose Divi over other theme builders, even though some of the other Builders, like Elementor, are faster and more stable than Elegant Theme’s Divi.
In the past, I’ve worked with Elementor, WP-bakery, Beaver builder, and more. I started using Divi back when they launched Divi 2.0; you had to install the Divi Theme and Divi Builder as a separate plugins. It was slow and clunky, and you had to guess what your site would look like after you made some changes. But it worked and was the most modern-looking builder and easy to navigate then. The support behind it was like no other. Nowadays, everything is drag and drop.
After Divi 4.0, everything changed. They’ve introduced wireframe mode in editing, making positioning modules much faster and easier. You can do much more with Divi and build and create almost any type of website. Most plugins work fluently with the theme. The only downside is that it is still shortcode based, so the CSS files are large compared to other page builders. So, if you are building a complex layout with many elements, you’ll notice that the handling in edit mode is much slower.
All of this will change after the expected launch of Divi 5.0 later this year. I’ve had the privilege of testing it, and it is by far the fastest page builder there is right now. They’ve reworked the whole foundation of the Divi, and it is entirely backward compatible with any previous Divi versions.
So who is Divi for?
Divi is a page builder that is easy to be used by anyone. Divi Builder offers many design elements and layouts, so new website owners and experienced designers can find what works for them.