Divi Plugin Highlight: Divi Monk

Posted on April 6, 2019 by in Divi Resources | 21 comments

Divi Plugin Highlight: Divi Monk

Divi Monk is a third-party plugin that connects to a cloud-based template library for Divi. It provides access to professionally designed layouts, sections, and modules that are designed with lead-generation in mind. Choose the layouts you want from the selection screen and import them into your Divi Library with a single click. Like any layout for the Divi Builder, they can be styled and customized.

In this Divi plugin highlight, we’ll take a look at Divi Monk and see how easy it is to use. We’ll also see a few of the designs.

Divi Monk Features

Divi Monk is cloud-based. This means you won’t have to download a layout to your desktop and then upload it to your Divi Library. A template selection menu is added to WordPress, so all you have to do is select what you want and it imports to your Divi Library automatically.

It currently has over 200 templates including:

  • 129 layouts
  • 169 sections
  • 54 modules

New layouts are professionally designed, conversion-oriented, and new layouts are added on a regular basis to help keep up with current design trends. Divi Monk also includes a white label feature so you can change the plugin to your own branding.

Divi Monk Installation

Upload and activate the plugin as normal. Once the plugin is activated you’ll see the screen where you can enter your license key. You can get there directly by going to Divi > Divi Monk in the dashboard menu.

Divi Monk Layouts

Once you activate the Divi Monk license, the Divi Monk menu will then show the Layouts tab. Across the top, you’ll see the total number of layouts (it currently has 129 layouts) and selections for layout, section, and module. You can reload, search, and manage the license and white labeling. The layouts are named and labeled for the type of page they’re designed for such as Landing, Home, Contact, etc. They include lots of styled sections and modules.

Click the Preview button to see the layout in full screen within a window. You can scroll to see and interact with the entire layout. Click the Download button to add the layout to your Divi library.

Once the layout is downloaded you’ll see a check mark next to its name and the download button will say Downloaded. This helps you know what you have in the library.

Search by topic or by genre.

You’ll see the layouts in your library. Divi Monk and Layout are automatically added as the category.

They can be accessed on any page or post with the Divi Builder. Select to load from the library and choose Your Saved Layouts. This is the normal Divi library for your saved layouts and includes the search and category filter. Since Divi Monk layouts are labeled, the Divi Monk category is an option for filtering.

They work in the Divi builder just like any layout.

Divi Monk Sections

The Section tab currently shows 169 sections to choose from. These are styled sections and modules that can be used with any layout. They’re in addition to the sections and modules in the layouts. It works the same as the Layout tab but it doesn’t include a preview option. Here, you can reload, search, and download sections to the library.

It has a lot of options for sections including team, hero, about, FAQ, testimonials, features, pricing tables, cards, portfolio, footer, header, contact, CTA, and services.

The sections are saved in your Divi Library and can be used like any layout. They include the categories for Divi Monk and Section, so they’re filterable.

To use them, click to insert a new section in your page or post and select Add From Library.

Choose the section from the modal. You can search for them and filter by category by selecting either Section or Divi Monk.

The sections are well-designed and work perfectly in the Divi Builder.

Like any section in the Divi Library, you can mix and match to create your own layouts.

Divi Monk Modules

Select the Module tab to see (currently) 45 styled modules you can add to the Divi Library. They’re in addition to the modules in the layouts and sections. The modules include contact forms, subscribe forms, person, blurb, and accordions.

Most are simple but they do include some nice designs. They’re purple, but they’re also easy to customize. I’m most impressed with the person and blurb modules, but there are lots of nice modules here.

They’re added to your Divi Library with the categories Divi Monk and Module. They can be used like any layout or section.

To use them, select the button in the Divi Builder to add a new module and click on the Add From Library tab. Here, you can search for them and filter by category.

Mix and match, and add them to any layout.

This is a portion of the Divi Monk Book layout. I’ll customize it with new modules from Divi Monk.

It uses image, text, and social media follow modules. I’ll replace the image and social media follow with a pre-styled person module.

The person module looks great in the layout. I’ll change the colors to match the layout and make a couple more customizations.

I’ve used colors from the layout itself. I also added some padding to the bottom of the module to match the space above it. It would look nice with a box shadow too, but I’ll stop here.

The result looks great. The original did too, but it’s nice to have options.

Divi Monk Branding

Under the area to activate your license (go to Divi > Divi Monk in the dashboard menu) is a section called Branding. Once you’ve activated the plugin you’ll find this option by clicking Manage in the layouts screen. This is a white labeling feature that lets you name the plugin, provide a description, developer or agency name, URL, admin label, customize the colors, and hide the branding options.

You can hide the logo in the layout screen, hide the branding options, and hide the plugin. Hiding the branding options removes the branding features. To get it back you’ll need to deactivate and reactivate the plugin. The branding customizations remain intact when you reactivate the plugin. Hiding the plugin removes it from the list of plugins. The only way to deactivate it is to delete it with FTP.

I’ve added my own branding and colors. The admin-label now shows in the dashboard menu instead of Divi Monk.

The template screen now shows my colors and labels. I’ve also hidden the logo that appears in the upper right corner of the layout selection screen. The only thing that doesn’t change is the Divi Monk category in the Divi Library.

Divi Monk Price

There are two pricing plans for Divi Monk:

  • $99 per year – includes 30% discount for renewal, 1 year of support and upgrades
  • $299 for lifetime – one-time fee, includes lifetime support and upgrades

You can purchase Divi Monk from DiviMonk.com.

Divi Monk Documentation

Documentation can be found at the plugin’s website. It includes five detailed articles with screenshots to step you through the topic. The site also includes an FAQ and a few videos to help answer questions and show how the plugin works.

Ending Thoughts

Divi Monk is easy to use. All of the layouts, sections, and modules downloaded fast. I like that it’s down with a single click. I also like that they include the images and text. I recommend using the layouts as a starting point and customize them to your needs.

I like the white label option. This is a great way to add layouts to a client’s website while using your own branded colors and labels. I also like that you can hide the plugin completely. It would be nice to have a feature to hide the menu from anyone without admin status, but that might not be that important. Most of the time I would import the layouts I wanted and then delete the plugin if I was concerned about it.

Divi Monk makes it easy to add new layouts, sections, and modules to the Divi Library. The layouts, sections, and modules are designed well. The colors and designs are well-suited to their genres and you can easily customize them for any genre. The layouts have the right amount of whitespace. None were cluttered. They’re designed with lead-generation in mind. If you’re interested in professionally-designed layouts for Divi that are easy to load, Divi Monk is worth a look.

We want to hear from you. Have you tried Divi Monk? Let us know what you think about it in the comments.

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21 Comments

  1. They upload once in 3 months a layout. When I since I have the lifetime in 2017. 20 more layouts added. That’s it. And also dont like the services. The design is good and clean.

    • Agree. Service is a shame.

    • Agree. Service is a shame.

    • Overall it’s a good package and value for money. The existing layouts are good to be used and I like the occasional new additions.

  2. Too bad, I would have got in now. But I hate webpages with annoying popups every second. Such operators must be punished with lack of interest.

  3. Does someone know if the basic style like font, line height, h1, button style, etc is set site wide in the theme customizer, and not only in the module settins of the layouts ? Because when it’s not set at site wide level, it’s a real pain.

  4. Not impressed with them at all. Layouts Cloud is way better quality and more affordable.

    • I agree the number of layouts is less but DiviMonk has better design quality.
      Layouts Cloud designs look like a beginner’s work whereas DiviMonk has well-thought designs.

      • +5

  5. Don’t buy it! They don’t add layouts and what they have didn’t change for months…
    This is not worth the money. I made a mistake to buy it 2 years ago and don’t use it anymore simple the templates are so basics compare what ET is publishing every week!

  6. I would much rather have the ability to put all of my own layouts in a cloud-based environment to get to them much more easily when designing multiple sites for myself and clients. I believe this is something that should come from Elegant Themes.

  7. Wow, looks like their customers does not approved. Expensive and without upgrades 👎

  8. It’s pretty pathetic to say that they offer so many modules, sections, and themes when well over half of them are just color and text changes of the same material. That would be better suited to be called predefined style options rather than calling it a different individual module. I looked at these clowns around a year ago or better and noticed that they didn’t update and support like they claimed and apparently it’s still the same way.

  9. I also prefer divi cloud by layouts cloud as it has cloud storage for my templates and also it has a very useful snippets section which is where i store css , and code . as it is also stored in the cloud then you have easy access when building and styling a new site

  10. Divi Monk layout cloud was launched I think in 2016 by the same team that released popular beaver builder add on pack ‘PowerPack Beaver Addons’ – Which I’m also a happy customer. At that time it was the only solution in the market that had lifetime license and white labeling options. Many including my self bought this package with a special lifetime deal they ran on Pro Hustle deal site for $59: prohustle. com/product/divi-monk-layout-cloud-lifetime-access-only-59 This is the same lifetime package they sells on their site for $299 so this tip may helpful for those of you who are interested in give this plugin a try.

    This tool has been very helpful to setup quick web builds. I found section and module layouts as one of the useful features of this plugin. You can just a load a pre designed layout to the page and design it to your taste with Divi builder controls. I also run a WP multisite network as a turnkey or WordPress as a service solution. There I use my own branding with this plugin and offer layout selections to my budget customers.

    I have made my money back with this plugin so I have no complaints. I do agree that the speed which they release new layouts is one area where they should try to improve but for the little price I paid I didn’t had lot of expectations…. Just wanted a solution that can be useful in quick web builds for budget costumers.

  11. I have been using DiviMonk for a while and pretty impressed with what they offer. The package comes with 150+ Templates and I have no complaints about the value it adds to my toolkit!

  12. DiviMonk is a value for money product. They have been a little slow in adding the layouts but their layouts are very well designed as compared to the other products in the market. With DiviMonk we were able to cut down our efforts and offer DFY packages at affordable prices to our customers. Highly recommended!

  13. That plug-in is a joke and should be removed from the blog to prevent elegant themes reputation being damaged as it looks like ET are endorsing the plug-in.

    No updates and poor customer service with poorly styled layouts.

  14. Uf,uf too many negative comments. Is it really worth it?

  15. Hello,
    This is part of the third party services that do not render service to the brand image and seriously Elegant Themes.

  16. Why do these divi related plugin vendors charge more than the price of divi license. Its not justifiable. Price should be brought down.

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