If you’ve been working with Divi for a while, you know that before, every page or blog post required loading a full layout every time to make it look somewhat nice. Besides being time consuming, especially if Divi has quirks and shows an error while loading (you probably know what I mean!) it is also hugely annoying when you need to change something and thus have to check all the pages.
Now, you could have solved that by working with global elements but often you wanted it just a little different so you couldn’t store it globally. So there you were, checking every page over and over again to make sure all the changes were made correctly and you hadn’t missed anything.
With the arrival of Divi 4.0 in late 2019, this will be a thing of the past! Divi has added an option to create templates that you want to use for a particular part of your website such as for your blog posts.
Saves an enormous amount of time
Super convenient! This means that you only have to change a template once and the change is visible everywhere at the same time. In addition, it is also possible to build templates for specific categories, archives or even for your academy pages. So you can also set up your academy completely with 1 template that you then apply to all classes.
Besides saving you an enormous amount of time, it just works a lot more progressively to work this way.
Your formatting of your designs remain consistent
Consistency is key! You want everything to fit together nicely, but with Divi it can be difficult to have the same styling everywhere. In fact, the theme builder also allows you to create a complete copy of a previous template, modify it in terms of structure and then link it to, say, another part of your site. This way you stay consistent in your formatting and all the elements or sections of your website fit together nicely.
After a year, the theme builder is still not that well known
And that’s a shame! I see that the theme builder is much little used and people are not even aware of it. If, like me, you regularly work with Divi to make adjustments for a client on a large amount of pages…. well that’s going to take some work! So slowly I’m transitioning everyone over so it saves me time in the long run as well. 😉
Today I’ll show you in the video below exactly how the theme builder works and how I create a blog post template for a client of mine.
I’m not explaining specifically how Divi works, my focus is really on using the theme builder and how I use it to create a template.