The Divi Builder is an exciting tool that allows anyone to build and edit engaging web page layouts. This blogpost will examine what the Divi Builder tool is and how you can use it with your church website.

Do you desire to build a beautiful, engaging and functional church website (or non-profit organization website) without haggling with code? Do you get excited when you can create professional-looking web updates for your website without spending hours learning how to program the changes manually? With the technology available now, you don’t have to be a coder or programmer to build attractive and functional web pages! Content management systems, like WordPress, have made it incredibly simple to build and edit websites. Furthermore, developers have created additional resources to build on top of WordPress that make it even easier! Divi is one of those resources.

What is Divi Builder?

Divi is a theme for WordPress and the Divi Builder is a visual page builder that corresponds to the Divi theme.

Divi Builder allows you to build and edit your website on the front end so you can see what the changes look like as you make them. Additionally, it has a simple interface that makes it easy to add images, text, and other elements. With enough practice, editing a page with the Divi Builder can be done in a matter of minutes!

Elements of Divi Builder

Examples of Divi elements as seen on the Back-End Editor.

The Divi Builder is made up of three elements: sections, rows, and modules. Think of these as the building blocks you will use to build your website page. A section is the largest element and can incorporate multiple rows. A row fits inside a section and contains the individual modules of text, images, and other media. When you add a row to a section, you can choose from a selection of layout designs. You can have one full row or you can have multiple columns in the same row. Divi Builder gives you a lot of options.

Modules are contained in rows and include a variety of elements that you can add directly into your website. Module types include text, blurbs, images, icons, and videos.

So now you know the basic breakdown of the Divi Builder. First, add a section, then add a couple rows, and within the rows, fill in the modules with your content. Divi Builder gives you the option to save, duplicate, and delete sections, rows and modules. This allows you to build your webpage efficiently.

Default Editor v.s. Visual Builder

With Divi Builder, there are two editing formats: the “back-end” default editor and the Visual Builder format. The back-end builder lets you build and edit your page from your WordPress dashboard with an interface similar to one that you would use for adding a blogpost to your website. The Visual Builder allows you to edit pages on the “front-end” of your website. This article from Divi Space does a good job in demonstrating the differences between these two formats in detail.

Using Divi Builder with Your Church Website

Divi Builder is pretty easy to learn and start using! Divi’s documentation offers a helpful introduction for those just beginning their use of the Divi Visual Builder.

Benefits of Divi Builder for Busy Churches

Why is the Divi Builder an essential tool for church (or non-profit organization) website developers? One of the biggest advantages of using the Divi Builder is the simplicity and user-friendly interface. For instance, if you know how to post images to Facebook, you can easily use Divi Builder to create and edit professional-looking websites. 

Most churches and non-profit organizations don’t have a full-time website developer on staff so the responsibility of updating the website falls to someone like the admin assistant or church secretary. These people often wear a lot of hats. Using the Divi Builder can take a load off of their shoulders and allow them to focus on other tasks.

At the end of the day, Divi Builder is an excellent tool for churches and non-profit organizations due to its simplicity and efficient interface. Want to learn more?  Talk to us about editing with the Divi Builder! We’re happy to answer your questions.