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A Step-by-Step Guide to Installing the Divi Theme by Elegant Themes

Published: December 23, 2023
Catetgories: Divi Builder Tutorials, Tutorials


The Divi Theme by Elegant Themes is a versatile and user-friendly WordPress theme that empowers users to create stunning and functional websites without the need for coding knowledge. Installing Divi is a straightforward process that can be completed in just a few simple steps.


Before you begin, ensure you have the following:

  • Access to a WordPress website.
  • A valid Elegant Themes membership or a purchased Divi theme package.
  • WordPress admin credentials.

Step 1: Access Elegant Themes Account

  1. Visit Elegant Themes Website: Go to the Elegant Themes website (https://www.elegantthemes.com/) and log in to your account using your credentials.
  2. Download Divi Theme: Once logged in, navigate to the “Downloads” section and find the Divi theme. Click on the download button to save the theme files to your computer.

Step 2: Log in to Your WordPress Dashboard

  1. Access WordPress Admin: Log in to your WordPress website’s admin area by entering your credentials. Typically, the login URL is yoursite.com/wp-admin.

Step 3: Install Divi Theme

  1. Navigate to Themes: In the WordPress dashboard, go to “Appearance” and select “Themes” from the dropdown menu.
  2. Upload Theme: Click on the “Add New” button at the top of the page.
  3. Upload Divi Theme: Click on the “Upload Theme” button, then select the Divi theme ZIP file you downloaded earlier from Elegant Themes. Click “Install Now.”
  4. Activate Divi Theme: Once the theme is uploaded and installed, click on the “Activate” button to set Divi as your active WordPress theme.

Step 4: Activate Divi License

  1. Access Divi Theme Options: After activating the Divi theme, go to “Divi” in the WordPress dashboard sidebar.
  2. Enter API Key: Enter your Elegant Themes API key under the “Updates” tab within the Divi Theme Options. This step allows you to receive automatic updates and access Elegant Themes support.
  3. Save Changes: Click the “Save Changes” button to apply your API key.

Step 5: Explore Divi Builder

  1. Create or Edit a Page: Go to “Pages” and either create a new page or edit an existing one.
  2. Launch Divi Builder: Click on the “Enable Divi Builder” button to launch the Divi Builder interface.
  3. Design Your Page: Utilize the drag-and-drop interface and modules offered by Divi Builder to customize and design your page as per your preferences.
  4. Save Changes: Once you’ve designed your page, click “Save” or “Publish” to make your changes live.