One of the best ways to learn the ins and outs of Divi is to take a Divi ecourse. Whether you’re interested in learning to set up a blog, learn tricks that can save you time and money, learn web design, or how to set up and build an eCommerce empire, there’s an ecourse available that can get you on the right path.
In this article I take a look at the eight best Divi ecourses (as I see them). I’ve also included 3 new ecourses that look promising.
How I Chose the eCourses
First, I used my own experience. I am a student in some of these courses. Next I looked at ratings and popularity. I read through the reviews to see what other students were saying. I also looked at problems the students posted and the responses they got from the instructors. I viewed the course material and determined if it was appropriate for its target audience and covered enough of the topic. I also contacted many of the instructors and asked questions to help me decide.
One problem with online courses is anyone can be an instructor, but reviews, social proof, popularity, etc., will help weed out the bad ones. Where possible I looked at the credibility and social proof of the instructor, the feedback of their teaching style, and how they handled issues.
I also looked at the age of the content to see how much was still applicable to Divi 3.0. The nature of the web makes it easy for a course to become outdated quickly. Depending on the focus of the course, some or most of their content is still applicable. I discussed this with several of the instructors and some of the courses are currently being updated to 3.0 and will likely be completed by the time you read this.
Udemy vs Self-hosted Platforms
Courses are taught using various platforms. The most popular platforms for Divi courses are Udemy and self-hosted. I’ve identified each course that runs on the Udemy platform. All others are self-hosted. Here’s a look at each platform to help you decide what works best for you.
Udemy is a popular platform for online classes. It’s a network that includes the benefits you’d expect from a network such as one bill, ratings system, etc. Udemy courses have a Q/A area where students can ask questions that the instructor or other students can answer. Answers can include text, links, images, and code. You can bookmark lectures and subscribe to announcements in email.
Also with Udemy you have some protection through the buying process, you can read user reviews, use a coupon code, gift to someone else, and buy for your team. You can add the course to your wish list and share the course on your social networks (the information about the course, not the content).
You can contact the instructor without signing up for the course first, so you can ask presales questions. You can also get information by reading the reviews or by viewing any previews they provide. They often run deeply-discounted sales, which can result in instructors creating simpler courses. They have a 30 day money back guarantee so you can get your money back if the course doesn’t work out for you.
Courses that are provided on individual websites are not constrained by the limits of Udemy or similar platforms. Instructors have lots of plugins to choose from to build their courses, so the mechanics of the courses can be vastly different from one to another. Instructors want a good reputation and purposely choose the best platform that works for them. They can easily provide webinars, downloads, student/teacher interaction through many platforms such as Facebook, and more. They can provide discounts, affiliate links, promotional content, etc.
Instructors often close their courses in order to maintain a manageable number of students they can interact with, giving students a balanced one-on-one face-time with the instructor, which improves student’s learning experience. Students are asked at the end of the course for feedback and reviews rather than being able to review at any time, which can result in them writing inaccurate reviews based on confusion.
You don’t have the protection of dealing with a larger company. It’s between you and the instructor unless the course is sold through a marketplace. They provide various ways to interact with the instructor and other students. Instructors who teach on their own websites have to market more and possibly sell through other outlets, so their prices might be higher. Depending on the popularity of the course, the number of students to interact with can vary. For reviews you’ll have to rely on what is posted at the site or external reviews.
My Picks for the 8 Best Divi eCourses
Let’s take a look at the courses. They’re in no particular order.
1. Divi Child Theme Course
The Divi Child Theme course from Michelle Nunan consists of 12 modules with 31 video lessons. The focus of the course is on how to create your own child theme business. It covers how to create your demo site, create the child themes, use modules, where to place CSS, where to get ideas, tools to use, selling on the marketplaces and from your own site, and more.
It includes live webinars, a Facebook group for discussion, lots of downloads, and a few of Michelle’s child themes. You have life-time access to the course so you can revisit it as often as you want. The course is not always open (for better student/teacher interaction) so you might have to join the waiting list. It’s a great choice for anyone wanting to create reusable child themes for sell or for their own use.
- Research and Planning
- Tools and Resources
- Development Environment
- Design and Function
- Development Process
- Testing Your Child Theme
- Packaging Your Child Theme
- Documentation and Support
- Sales and Marketing
- Ongoing Support and Updates
Price: £197.00 | More information
2. CSS and Divi Beginner Course
CSS and Divi Beginner Course is also from Michelle Nunan that includes 12 modules with 37 lessons. This is a video course that covers tools and resources, shows how CSS works with HTML, covers the basics of CSS, and shows where to place CSS within Divi. It includes child theme files and lots of links to tools and resources.
It also has a Facebook group where you can interact with Michelle and fellow students, and live webinars. It includes weekly assignments and quizzes to help you test and hone your knowledge. Users get lifetime access to the course and materials. This course is also limited to a certain number of students so you might have to join the waiting list. This is a good choice for anyone wanting to get started in CSS for use with Divi.
- Introduction and Tools
- What is CSS?
- CSS Placement
- Basic CSS Concepts
- ID’s and Classes
- Using Properties Part 1
- Using Properties Part 2
- Using Properties Part 3
- Pseudo Classes and Elements
- Media Queries
- Chrome Dev Tools
Price: £197.00 | More information
3. How To Create A WordPress Website 2016 | NEW Divi Theme 3.0!
How To Create A WordPress Website is a free beginner course on Udemy from Darrel Wilson that includes, video, articles, and quizzes. It focuses on modern design trends and how to accomplish them with Divi. It has a rating of 4.7/5 with 107 ratings and includes 5 sections with 38 lectures and has been updated to include information about Divi 3.0.
It shows how to create pre-made layouts to sell and includes free layouts from the author. The course covers both WordPress and Divi. Users get lifetime access. This is a great choice for anyone wanting to learn the basics of WordPress and Divi.
- Course Overview and Getting Started
- How To Use The Fullwidth Modules And Create A Landing Page
- Using Basic Modules + Designs
- Divi Options, Theme Options, and Layouts
Price: Free w/ Coupon Code: DIVITHEME | More information
4. Give Your WordPress Website a Makeover: Divi WordPress Theme
Give Your WordPress Website a Makeover: Divi WordPress Theme is a 36-lecture Udemy course from Kristen Palana. It includes 11 sections and 36 lectures in both video and articles. It shows you how to improve your site on many levels. Topics include how to create a portfolio to showcase your work, how to feature your services, sell more products, improve newsletter subscriptions, and diagnosing problems and improve the site’s performance.
It has a rating of 4.6/5 with 51 ratings. Free access to a follow-up course titled WordPress Website Challenge: Easy Ways to Boost Impact is included. Students have lifetime access. This is a good choice for anyone wanting to improve their website using Divi.
- Optional Resources
- Getting Set Up For a WordPress Website Makeover
- Taking the Plunge! Diving Into Your New Theme
- Swimming With Divi. Getting Your New Theme to Work For You (*Divi Essentials)
- More Homepage Essentials: A Rundown on Some More Divi Modules in Action
- Building Beautiful Secondary Pages With the Divi Builder
- Adjusting Existing Posts, Plugins, and Getting Your Site to Work For You
- Bonus Lectures (Extra Resources and/or By Request From Students in This Course)
- Conclusion and Resources
- Bonus: Freebies, Discounts, and Special Offers
Price: $125 | More information
5. Create an eCommerce WordPress Website 2016 – New Divi Theme!
Create an eCommerce WordPress Website 2016 is a free beginner-level course on Udemy from Darrel Wilson with 6 sections and 41 lectures that includes both video and articles. The focus is how to build an eCommerce website from the ground up using Divi. All product types are covered including simple, variable, affiliate, group, virtual, etc. Other eCommerce topics include tax, shipping, inventory management, coupon codes, and more.
It has a rating of 4.7/5 with 16 ratings. This is a great choice for anyone wanting to create an eCommerce website using WooCommerce and Divi. Students have lifetime access.
- Course Overview
- Getting Started
- WebSite Creation
- Creating Products
- Web Design With EXTRA Modules
- WooCommerce Pages + Settings + Marketing
Price: Free w/ Coupon Code: DIVITHEME | More information
6. Deep Dive Into DIVI
Deep Dive into Divi from Andrew Palmer covers all the features of Divi through video tutorials, PDF’s, and webinars. All of the features and modules are covered and it even includes tutorials for Bloom and Monarch. An overview of CSS is provided by Michelle Nunan. It includes 20 free page layouts and PDF’s with step-by-step instructions on recreating popular layouts.
Users have lifetime access. It’s currently being updated to 3.0. It’s a good choice for beginners or anyone wanting to learn Divi fundamentals.
- Divi Options Panel
- Theme Customizer
- Module Customizer
- Role Editor
- Libraries & Portability
- Contact Form
- Split Testing
- Page Builder
- Padding and Margins
- Images, Column Widths & Best Practices
- SEO 101
Price: $197 | More information
7. Web Design Mastery for Beginners
Web Design Mastery for Beginners is a Udemy video course from Augustine Makachemu that’s designed to teach web design Divi in 3 days. The primary focus is WordPress and design. Although it has several sections devoted to Divi many of the videos will work with any theme. It covers from domains and hosting to adding important features to your site using Divi. It includes lots of tips and information about workflow.
Divi 2.5 is discussed, but the fundamentals that are covered work for most versions of Divi. It will soon be updated to cover 3.0. It has 7 sections with 26 lectures. It has a rating of 4.9/5 with 6 ratings. Users have lifetime access. It’s a good choice for anyone wanting to learn beginning web design using WordPress and Divi, as well as other tools such as Photoshop.
- What makes a website work
- How to setup your website
- Planning your website effectively
- WordPress fundamentals
- Getting Started with Divi 2.5
- Designing your website
- Bonus videos
Price: $25 | Divi Blueprint 3
8. CSS For Divi
CSS for Divi from Divi.Space is a CSS course that focuses specifically on how to use CSS with Divi. It includes videos, articles, and theme files to download. It covers beginner and advanced topics, so no matter what your knowledge-level of CSS is there’s something here for you. It includes CSS selector maps for each module and child theme files. Members have access to a support group where they can discuss the course.
Users also have access to premium WordPress and Divi tutorials on Divi.Space. It covers 2.x and it’s being revamped for Divi 3.0. It’s a good choice for anyone wanting the learn how to use CSS in Divi.
- CSS Explained
- CSS Selectors
- CSS Stack & Heirarcy in Divi
- ID’s & Classes in Divi
- Tools & Equipment
- Breakpoints & Responsive design
- Animations without JS
- Designing in Pseudo
- Building a Child Theme
Price: $39.99 | More information
New and Upcoming
There are several courses that, as of this writing, have either just released or will release soon. These courses do not yet have a proven track-record but they look promising and are worthy of mention.
Divi Course has 3 video courses to choose from including one for beginners, one that focuses on eCommerce, and one that teaches how to build a complete website that includes supporting information such as CSS, marketing, and SEO. Depending on the course you choose you’ll get from 2-8 layouts, royalty-free images, printable tips and guides, and more.
It’s a good choice for beginners through intermediate users who want to start any type of website using Divi including beginning websites and eCommerce stores.
Price: $49, $79, $99 | More information
Divi Theme Tutorial
The Divi Theme Tutorial course from Peter Krzyzek includes the Divi theme for free (through a special deal with Elegant Themes). It also includes a site audit with recommendations, lots of layouts and examples, and help with CSS, HTML, and PHP code. It’s a video course that includes personal consulting and coaching. Peter will help you and discuss issues related to your website. He will guide you step by step through creating your own website using Divi.
It’s a good choice for anyone wanting personal coaching and consulting to go along with the course.
Price: $297 monthly, $97 monthly for pre-order | More information
SiteSchool is from Melissa Love of Design Space. The course includes several different levels and focuses on building websites using Divi. It includes a child theme from Design Space. Topics include planning, building, styling, security, SEO, launching, content strategy, resources, marketing, and more. The highest level (master class) includes an SEO mini course from Andrew Palmer, HTML and CSS from Michelle Nunan, a magazine child theme, a private Facebook group, and weekly live hangouts with Q/A sessions. It has a 30 day satisfaction guarantee and enrollment to MaterClass PLus is limited to improve student/teacher interaction.
It’s a great choice for anyone wanting to learn web development from the ground up through master level.
Price: $147, $249, $429 | More Information
Well that’s 8 popular plus 2 promising Divi ecourses. Between them you can learn the basics of using Divi, advanced techniques, web design, creating an eCommerce website, how to use CSS, and even how to create your very own child theme business. Most have lifetime access and are constantly being updated and improved, so you can always go back for a refresher.
Have you taken any of these ecourses? Do you plan to? Share your thoughts int he comments below!
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