Divi Theme vs Divi Builder Plugin

Oct 2, 2018 | Divi Tutorial | 7 comments

If you’re new to Divi, the difference between The Divi Theme and Divi Builder Plugin can be a little unclear. Here’s a brief explanation that’ll help you understand how they’re different and how you can use them on different WordPress sites!

When you purchase a membership from Elegant Themes, you can see in the dashboard that you have access to both the Divi Theme and the Divi Builder.

The difference between the two is that the Divi Theme includes the Divi Builder, and has everything you need all wrapped into one theme. So when you download theDivi theme, you don’t need to download the Divi Builder as its already included.

The Divi Builder, the plugin itself, you can use on different themes. For example, if you really like another theme because it gives you more options for the header and footer, but you really like the Divi builder, then you can install the Divi Builder plugin on the theme itself and it will work on that site.

When you install Divi on your website, you will see different options in the Divi bar in the dashboard. Within this tab, you will see multiple options to customize your Divi site: upload your logo, add google analytics, custom CSS, etc.


Along with that, you also have the Theme Customizer, which is where you can set up your fonts, customize buttons, you can change the footer font and many more custom options.

The Divi Plugin does give you access to the Divi Library, and the different settings that the Divi Builder offers you, except you don’t get the same options available for the Divi Theme customizer.
To wrap up, if you use the Divi theme you do not need to install the Divi builder as it already comes with it. If you are using another theme and would like to use the options that Divi offers, then you can install the Divi Builder plugin.

If you’re not sure where to get started with Divi, check out our Divi Web Designers Facebook Group which is a really helpful community that’ll help you in your Divi journey.

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Hope you guys find this helpful!