June 4, 2019 at 9:21 am #491489
I hope this is not a breach of etiquette, and if it is I apologize to the great people at StudioPress.
I've been a loyal Genesis user for several years now and while I'm very comfortable with this platform, it seems like a lot of my smaller competitors are starting to use Divi. I'm assuming that's because most of them are a little more technically-challenged than I am.
Although I am by no means a WordPress, PHP, CSS, or HTML expert, I have come a long way—thanks to the help of many people on this forum. That said, I don't want to fall behind in terms of current website development technology.
What are your thoughts on Divi? What are its pros and cons? Are you still using Genesis for most of your websites or have you begun to use Divi? Again, I love the Genesis platform. And, although I'm getting better at coding, I do struggle with it from time to time.June 4, 2019 at 10:40 am #491490
I would never use Divi. Divi is a super-bloated page builder that is proven to significantly slow down website performance. In addition it damages user content by inserting its formatting shortcodes throughout content wherever it is used. Cleaning up content so it displays correctly after Divi is removed is a nightmare. Visual Composer is another one, that like Divi, destroys user content with shortcodes.
June 4, 2019 at 11:12 am #491491
Thanks, Victor. That's the kind of information I needed. I hope you're doing well. 🙂June 4, 2019 at 11:17 am #491492June 9, 2019 at 8:51 am #491549
Hold on here Divi is not so bad as all that in fact I have seen many professional sites using divi and they load fine.. now Victor is correct in that yes there is a lot of software in there and it can be difficult to wrangle it but all in all to be fair if you know what to do Divi is fine..
I personally do not use Divi.. I am just reporting what I have seen and I have been logged into Divi thru a friend that uses it..June 9, 2019 at 1:08 pm #491553
I suggest you watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmIrqJ9Wd0U&feature=youtu.be
June 14, 2019 at 9:19 am #491634
I have used Genesis for many years, but have used Divi from time to time too. It is really good if you want to make pages with more complicated layouts. But I've always found it rather troublesome - glitchy, sometimes slow, just in general more prone to problems. I find Genesis more solid and I much prefer to use it. Now that we have Atomic Blocks, I think I'll be using that a lot more.June 14, 2019 at 9:37 am #491635
Thanks for your post.
I have never heard of the Atomic Blocks theme. Is it Genesis compatible? Why do you like that theme so much? Thanks!June 14, 2019 at 11:01 am #491637
OMG! I just checked out the Atomic Blocks plugin. I can't believe I missed this little gem. Thanks for cluing me in. 🙂
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