How to Install the Divi Theme on Your Website

March 30, 2018 | Blogging, Lifestyle

I’ve been using Divi for about five months now and I LOVE it. It’s super simple to use and it allows you to edit your website from the front-end; meaning, you can see what you’re doing in real time. No more adding something to your site, then saving it, then going to view the page, realizing that you don’t like how it looks, going back to edit it, saving again, and so on. Now you can change something on the front-end of any page or post and you can see how it looks right then and there. So I wanted to create a super simple, easy-to-follow blog post about how to install the Divi theme on your website.

Keep in mind, before adding the theme, your website will need to be hosted. I recommend using Bluehost for this!

STEP 1

Head over to Elegant Themes and click “Join to Download”.

STEP 2

Choose your package. You can either pay a yearly fee of $89 or a one-time fee of $249. You’ll then enter your billing info and create an account with Elegant Themes.

STEP 3

Log in to your newly created Elegant Themes account.

STEP 4

After logging in, go to Downloads, and download the Divi theme. It will automatically create a .zip file and will go into your downloads folder.

STEP 5

Next, head over to your WordPress dashboard, find “Appearance” and click on “Themes”.

STEP 6

Click “Add New”.

STEP 7

Click “Upload Theme”.

STEP 6

Click “Choose File”, go into your downloads folder, and find the Divi theme .zip file that you downloaded in Step 4. Then click, “Install Now”.

STEP 7

Click “Activate”.

STEP 8

We’re not done yet! Now, you need to install the Divi Builder. The Divi Builder is what allows you to build your website from the front-end. So, go back to the Downloads tab on ElegantThemes.com, scroll down to the Divi Builder, and click “Download”. Again, this will create a .zip folder in your downloads folder.

STEP 9

Head back to your WordPress dashboard, hover over “Plugins” and click “Add New”.

STEP 10

Click “Upload Plugin”.

STEP 11

Click “Choose File” and find the Divi Builder .zip file that you downloaded in Step 8. Then click, “Install Now”.

STEP 12

Click “Activate”.

You're Done!

That’s how to install the Divi theme on your website! Divi has other themes and plugins that you can download such as Bloom for email accounts or Monarch for social sharing. But for now, this should get you started with using the Divi Theme!

I hope this helped! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below!

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