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Multipurpose WordPress topics like Divi are NOT the answer. No.
Non-coders who create web sites are often attracted to multi-purpose topics such as Divi, Avada or X. These topics certainly appear to design professionals as appealing options - at first glance. But, as most finally realize, these issues are not the answers. Continue reading to find out more...and find a much better alternative. They complain about their experiences with multi-purpose WordPress topics like Divi, Avada or X. And I fully comprehend that.
Cause I used all 3 of these topics myself. So why do graphics artists select such multi-purpose topics? When you are a graphics artist and want to create WordPress Web sites based on your own unique visual identity, pre-built WordPress topics are a big no. Thus, the appeal of multi-purpose topics such as Divi, Avada or XP is very high.
Initially, these topics appear to be appealing concepts for design professionals. What is so appealing about these topics for them? Features list on the sell pages of these topics look great. Have a look at the nice demonstrations on their selling sites! A lot of my disciples are Divi surfers who have been living to tell the story.
Below are some of the grievances on these issues that I have found in less than a minute: "Having handed over a job, I had great difficulty telling the customer how to use Divi. "but I was so preoccupied with the tech things that there was no room for creative thinking.
"I' m so tired of struggling with Divi. Seven good reason why multi-purpose topics like Divi are not the answer: Just to be clear, these kinds of "do-it-all" issues are perfectly acceptable to the general population. It allows anyone to create great, fun sites quickly and simply. But in my view, these topics are not appropriate for professionals who create web sites.
Since these topics try to be everything to all humans, the mere importance of the codes is enormous. After all, the business of your customers' business depends on rapidly downloading websites: Rewards quick sites with higher Google ranks. Have a look at the sizes of codes from a well-programmed, lightweight theme like GeneratePress, vs. Avada and Divis Codebasis:
The Avada is more than ten times its original height. Vivi almost 14 times the sizing! Of course, the magnitude of the topic's base is not the only consideration regarding page velocity. Also, because multi-purpose topics have so many chimes and pipes, they need to contain a lot of superfluous codes to support all those functions that you probably won't even use.
However, I can tell you that in my own wisdom, web pages created with topics like GeneratePress take 1-2 seconds to download, while web pages created in Divi or Avada take 5-7 seconds to download. Multipurpose do-it-all topics are usually the opposite of easy and neat. When a WordPress theme contains more functions and choices, it is simpler for you to use it.
And because you are involved in the special implementations of these feature through this theme, you often need to stack extra plug-ins to get what you want anyway! Sadly, this makes it more likely that the theme's functions will conflict with those of other plug-ins. Multifunctional topics offer maximum versatility. Actually, as a talented creator, you will quickly reach the limits of what the subject awaits from you.
My first website was created in 1998. For each of the 10-15 pages I created with Divi, I had to create a not inconsiderable amount of extra style sheets to get what I wanted. None of the mega-topics are as inflexible as they seem. It is very simple to recognize a website made in Divi (or Avada, or X).
In the end, these designs still have restricted built-in style choices within the narrowly delineated design parameter set. Would you like to change the subject in the near term? Just think now, you will be deciding on a change of topic in the new year. Well, these topics usually use "shortcodes" in the backend in order to get their layouts and functions. And WordPress knows it.
Previously, if you were running a Divi site based on the Divi theme and wanted to change the theme, you can install the Divi builder plug-in. As a result, your layout and styling preferences are transferred to the new design without loosing everything to short code hell. But if you also wanted to change the page creator (e.g. Elementor or Beaver Builder), you would have to disable the Divi builder plug-in.... and return to the short code disaster.
Non-coders are likely not to be too interested in coding issues, prospective development support, or developer relief. However, how kind a topic is for a developer is very important - yes, even for you. I' ve found that multi-purpose topics like Divi and Avada can be hostile to programmers.
Even the development manuals are usually missing. Modern, veteran WordPress designers are struggling - certainly the ones I've worked with. For my last part, we needed some kind of customization for every Divi projekt we had. It was our programmer - an expert WordPress professional - who made all the difference! With Divi, I had to spend a few hours waiting for an answer to my question.
So, if multi-purpose issues aren't the answer... What is that? Combine it with a seperate page creator (like the unbelievable Elementor). I' ve tried this combination with many non-encoder graphics artists and also with my own work. Topic is the 'picture frame'. You can use a light-weight design like GeneratePress:
Well encoded for WordPress Best Practices programming. Please see my full GeneratePress reviews and see exactly why I suggest it for non-coder artists to create web sites. Link to a drag-and-drop plug-in for the page creator like Elementor: Superb functions - but well thought out and meticulously constructed. Fully drag-and-drop, just like a designer thinks. Change topics in the near term or even create pages?
Take a look at Elementor right now. Well, I was telling you about my one-minute search for Divi complains before. So let's close with a few quotations from Divi surfers who made it to the other side. "I' ve been using Divi for about two years, but once you use Elementor, you're never going back!
"Elemental supporter now: Sophisticated code, neat, SEO kind, user-friendly, easy to use, intuitively, sturdy, fast, non buggy, ultra-flexible, provide more controls, etc..... in a conversion of all my Divi pages to Itemor. "After years of Divi, I'm so lucky to be using her. Elemental fucking stones! I' ve been working with Divi for a few month - with GeneratePress - I was up and ready in an hours.