Hello friends! My name is Gonzalo de la Campa and I work as a freelance doing work as graphic designer and web in www.paginaswebempresas.es and as a teacher of WordPress, Divi, Woocommerce … in www.cursowp-online.com
First of all, thank Fernando (the WordPress Messi) to open the doors of his blog. For me it is an honor. I will not tire of repeating it.
And now, to the mess.
This is an article that I have been forced to write due to the, still a lot of people confused with the theme Divi by Elegant Themes.
Divi is a theme that makes hundreds of thousands of users all over the world not in vain is it the best-selling WordPress themes on the planet, but he is also hated by others.
And in the middle many confused people and many times with wrong information. With what this post, born to dismantle false myths and I hope it helps you clarify ideas.
But before entering sand I want to make one thing clear …
If today you are hesitating to use one theme or another, whether it's Divi, Genesis, GeneratePress or some plugin for editing pages, either Divi (also a plugin), Elementor Thrive Architecht, etc. I will tell you that in my opinion, with almost none you are wrong. It would be like choosing between a BMW, a Mercedes or an Audi, all are great brands.
That said, if you ask me to be 100% frank with you if I tell you …
What if you do not have many knowledge neither of php, nor of css … bet before by Divi because if you mess with Genesis you can have more than one headache. If you are a programmer sure that options like Genesis are great but the problem is when a programmer tells someone without knowledge to use Genesis. It would be something like if a plane pilot tells you to punch him or a doctor you operate, if you do not have knowledge you can go head first.
False Myth 1: If you change the subject you lose all the designs.
This false myth I love. I do not know how many times I have heard it. In fact this is what I usually hear: "The problem of Divi is that if I change the subject I lose all the designs of my pages and that with other subjects does not happen" hehe
I would like to put the answer in a h2 to be clear forever, but I'm not going to do it, I'll continue writing with this size of letter but you get this in your head 😉
If I change the subject of Divi to another theme and install the Divi plugin in the new theme NO I LOSE MY DESIGNS.
Repeat with me … If I change the theme of Divi to another theme and install the Divi plugin in the new theme I DO NOT LOSE MY DESIGNS
hehe forgives the joke, but I want this to be clear.  And what I say for Divi is valid for any visual constructor. If you change the theme and install the page builder in the new theme, you will not lose the designs you have made with that layout, either Divi, Thrive Architect or whatever.
That being said …
If you change of theme and do not install the plugin with which you made the pages (either Divi, Thrive Architect, Elementor or whatever) YES LOSE YOUR DESIGNS.
Here comes the problem
Companies like those that have designed Elementor or Thrive Architect in my opinion have created some confusion because they say that if you deactivate your plugin you lose nothing and it is not true and as this Elegant Themes does not say it (that I know) have confused many.
With Elementor or Thrive Architect … you also lose all the layout if you change the subject and do not install the plugin or if you disable the plugin on the web you are doing.
It's pure logic, it's like If you have made a house and remove the beams, gentlemen, falls
What happens is that with Elementor … even if you lose all the layout does not generate short codes. That is to say, what you have left, is without columns, without design and without anything, that is, if you are one of those who take care of the image, it is not for you at all but yes, there is a clean garbage of short codes. What is it worth? You're welcome, but it's a clean garbage, hehe.
Here's a video where I compared this between Divi and Elementor so you can see it with your own eyes.
False Myth 2: It's a subject with poor loading speed. Very heavy and slow
What confuses people is that they have been made to think that by using one theme or another the web will be fast or slow.
I wish it were so simple.
For a web to have a good loading speed many very many factors influence, not just the subject you use, much less. Influences in the first place the images that you upload to your web, I have seen webs in Genesis, GenratePress, Divi … with very fast images that loaded all the speed, influences the Hosting (although now there are many good ones), the external calls as the pixel of Facebook tracking in Facebook Ads campaigns, internal or external videos and hundreds of factors with more and less relevance.
Having said that, to prove it super simple I will do 2 things.
- EXAMPLES OF WEBS WITH DIVI SUPER QUICK: To collect these webs it was enough for me to ask in some groups of Divi of Facebook like in mine of Divi in Spanish or in others that of Divi theme users that I passed Divi websites with good upload speeds and in less than 24 hours I had dozens of them:
I'll show you a video where you will see it with your own eyes: 
False Myth 3: It is overloaded. It's not good for SEO. It is difficult to position in Google.
As I have shown you above overloaded has little. Divi can go like a shot without problems. In fact in this article you can see how Divi has brutally improved its code and its loading speed even by minifying the css without the need for plugins: <a I'll show you a video where you will see it with your own eyes : Divi the fastest subject of the West: It improves the speed of loading by 60%
And what better than to continue demonstrating it with fact and not with opinions.
My own web www.cursowordpress- online.com is positioned with Divi in a keyword of high competition as it is course wordpress and usually appears in second position. And in fact many pages that sell WordPress courses with Genesis and other topics do not appear on the 1st page of Google.
Do you think that little? Do you want more facts?
As you see, I like to prove it with objective data because of opinions the internet is full and everyone has theirs, but today you are going to leave this post knowing objective truths:  In this other video that I have posted on my website where I offer SEO positioning services, I show some of the dozens and dozens of websites that I have positioned with Divi and on the 1st page of Google. Only I count hundreds of keywords on the 1st page of websites positioned with Divi, so if you multiply that by the huge community of Divi, there must be hundreds of thousands of keywords on the 1st page with websites made with Divi.
False Myth 4: It's expensive.
Well, it really depends on what you compare it with. If you compare it with the price of a bag of pipes if it is expensive. But if you compare it for example with other options of topics in which you have to also buy a builder to be able to layout pages, no
And I'll show you with more objective data, not with my opinion:
Let's see for example prices between GeneratePress + Elementor and Divi prices
- Option for unlimited Projects + lifetime updates: With Divi will cost you 249 dollars in one payment.
If you want to be able to use Generatepress plus Elementor in unlimited projects and for life you will have to pay at least $ 199 per year for Elementor every year. If we calculate 10 years with Elementor you will have paid 1990 dollars plus 39.95 dollars from GeneratePress .
- Unlimited projects + 1 year updates: If you are going to use Divi on many customer websites with 89 euros of Divi, you have solved it in addition to having all the Elegant Themes plugins (Bloom, Monarch …) and to be able to use it in unlimited projects with Generatepress and Elementor you'll have to spend 35.95 + 199 = 234.95 . That is, for unlimited websites (and with updates for one year) Divi is almost 3 times cheaper.
- One project + updates 1 year: Divi 89 Generatepress + Elementor 84.95. Almost identical.
That said, with any of them, if you make a website to a customer you will amortize it with a single web that you do and if it is for your personal project, between the time you will save and the cool you can leave your web , you will also amortize it with the first client that enters you. So, as I usually say, save at the dinner this Friday that you were going to go, but do not save on the subject that will be the tool with which you design the web that will feed you.
False Myth 5: It is incompatible with many WordPress plugins.
Divi is compatible with most WordPress plugins. I thought I was going to list the thousands of plugins with which it is compatible but, frankly, it gives me something, because they are so many that it would never end. From cache plugins, to multi-language or anything.
In fact Divi has a gigantic community that develops exclusive plugins to increase the power of Divi. If you want to visit my page of Free Resources for Divi and see it. There I am adding websites, directories and many resources that you can use with your WordPress and Divi that will make you design very cool websites in the shortest time possible.
I will not expand on this topic because it is unnecessary.
False Myth 6 : People recommend it for high commissions.
Let's see … if we take into account that in the keyword course wordpress with divi my web appears several times between the first 10 results, and that I have more than 5000 visits per month on the web, more than 50,000 views in my Youtube Channel related to Divi, etc., etc. We could take my website as one of the references of people who could be earning high commissions with Divi affiliates.
Well that is not the case.
My monthly commissions few months reach 100 euros.
With what I would not be very smart if having to pay a mortgage, the maintenance of my 2 children and what it costs all that is not enough, I would waste hours recommending a tool for these ridiculous commissions.
And if that is my case, that of many people who also recommend Divi with less visibility and views than me, I imagine that the commissions they generate will be equal or less, with what … I think this goes to show that normally nobody recommends it for take 50 euros a month, since that is not lived.
We recommend it because we use it daily and we are delighted and if it helps us so much, we believe it can help many more people too.  And if you do not believe me, pá Sat for the scores of opinions of my students and see what they think of Divi