Divi Child Theme: Download for Free

Divi is hands down one of my favorite WordPress themes. Its flexibility and features are just awesome. But did you know you can take Divi customization to a whole new level with a Child Theme?

Child Themes open up a ton of possibilities for modifying Divi without worrying about losing your changes when the theme updates. For any Divi user who wants a truly unique site, a Child Theme is super valuable.

What Exactly is a WordPress Child Theme?

In simple terms, a Child Theme inherits the functionality and design of its parent theme, which is Divi here. It gives you the ability to tweak Divi to your heart’s content while keeping your customizations safe from updates.

You get the convenience of an off-the-shelf theme plus the creative freedom to customize it. Best of both worlds!

3 Key Benefits of Divi Child Themes

1. Keep Customizations Intact

Any changes you make to the Child Theme are safe from being overwritten when Divi updates. Phew!

2. Fix Errors Easily

If issues come up from your tweaks, you can quickly fix errors in the Child Theme without messing with Divi.

3. Learn Theme Development

Child Themes are a great way to learn WordPress theme development. Nice low-stakes way to try some custom coding.

Cool Things You Can Do with a Divi Child Theme

With a Divi Child Theme, you can:

  • Change colors, fonts, spacing, layouts
  • Add custom CSS
  • Build custom page templates
  • Add new widgets
  • Modify headers, footers, sidebars
  • Customize post layouts
  • Make unique category templates
  • Build landing pages or “coming soon” pages
  • Adapt designs for seasons, holidays, events

The options are endless!

5 Simple Steps to Make a Divi Child Theme

Ready to tap into Divi’s potential? Here’s how I create Child Themes:

1. Get your workspace ready

Have a text editor and FTP client ready to roll.

2. Make a “Divi-child” folder

Add this to your “themes” directory.

3. Generate a style.css file

Use code like this, with your own details:

/*  
Theme Name: Divi Child
Template: Divi
*/

4. Activate the Child Theme

Switch to your new Child Theme in your WordPress dashboard.

5. Import Parent Styles

Add this to functions.php to keep Divi’s core styling:

add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'enqueue_parent_styles' );
function enqueue_parent_styles() {
  wp_enqueue_style( 'parent-style', get_template_directory_uri().'/style.css' );
} 

6. Start Customizing!

Now you can tailor Divi exactly how you want.

FAQs About Divi Child Themes

What’s the difference between a Child Theme vs regular theme?

A Child Theme uses its parent theme (like Divi) for the main functions/design. A regular theme works on its own.

Do I need to know coding to make a Divi Child Theme?

Basic HTML/CSS helps, but you can make a simple Child Theme without coding skills.

What’s the best way to modify my Child Theme?

Use child functions.php and CSS files to make changes smoothly.

Can I make multiple Child Themes from one Divi theme?

Yep, make as many customized Child Themes as you need from one Divi purchase.

Get My Free Divi Child Theme

Want a head start on your custom Divi site?

Download my pre-made Child Theme complete with everything you need to start customizing quickly:

This Child Theme includes:

  • functions.php file
  • style.css stylesheet
  • Child-Theme screenshot

With this ready-to-go Child Theme, you can instantly start personalizing your Divi site.

Just upload the Child Theme folder to your site and activate it. Then modify the templates, CSS, and functions to make it your own.

Take your Divi customization to new levels! Download my free Divi Child Theme to get started.

Final Thoughts

A Divi Child Theme unlocks customization options that regular Divi doesn’t offer alone. You can craft a truly one-of-a-kind site.

For Divi fans who want more design freedom without coding a full theme from scratch, a Child Theme is the perfect solution.

To learn more, check out this detailed guide to Divi Child Themes from Elegant Themes.

Let me know if you have any other questions!

What are you waiting for?