Child themes are getting popularity these days. You can achieve so much custom functionality and feature with the use of child themes, but what is a divi child theme anyway?
Although so many talented folks have explained it countless times before me, in this article I will explain it to you in simple terms as if were a kid.
A Divi child theme is a children of the parent Divi theme.. duh!
I’m sure you know that, but what does it actually mean?
It will be easier with this example..
I have an iphone and I don’t like the default colors. I want to customize the look of it by giving it a different color.
Now I have the option to paint it myself.
However, this has TWO major consequences..
1. I may not be able to do a professional job and end up making it look worse or,
2. This is going to be permanent. I won’t be able to get it back to how it was originally.
So to fix this, I have a safe option, to buy one of these fashionable iphone covers..
Putting the cover on my iphone, it will look like this:
Now let’s use this analogy with Divi themes.
Divi from the fine folks from Elegant Themes is a gem. It let’s you do what you want without writing a single line of code.
But what if you wanted to change it further? Maybe you want to add more areas in the header or in the footer? Or maybe you want to change the way the date/author information is displayed in your blog posts.
For all this you will need to dive into the code and mess things up.
If you create a Divi child theme, you can easily customize the code without having to worry about the parent theme Divi.
If you break something, you can always delete it and start over from square one, it won’t effect the core Divi files.
Another cool thing about child themes is, the new updates to Divi versions won’t reset your customizations.
So now that you know what a Divi child theme is, you can go ahead and start building your own child themes. You can also use our own professionally made child themes from our theme marketplace.