Why We Use WordPress And Divi

 

To answer the question as to why we use WordPress and Divi, it is all about our customers.  We want our customers to have a secure reliable website that is easy to maintain and update without hiring a web developer, thereby saving time and money.

HTML Div Example

In the old days, web pages and web sites were built manually using a plain text editor.  The HTML code was tied to CSS code to make it all work together.  In order to position elements on the page, the web developer defined float and other parameters in a CSS file, uploaded the new CSS file using FTP, viewed the results on the web page, and then further tweaked the CSS file based on the results.  These practices are now considered archaic and obsolete as they are too time-consuming and after all, time is money.

WordPress Dashboard Example

WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS) and has a dashboard where the entire website can be managed.  Pages and posts are created using a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor.

WYSIWYG Editor

Menus are created and managed using a menu editor.

Menu Editor

New pages can be easily added to the menu system and the hierarchy of menus can be changed by simply dragging a menu entry on this page.

Divi Section Configuration

The Divi theme (or Divi Builder plug-in) adds an extra layer of “easy” to the WordPress system.  Instead of manually modifying a CSS file to define how modules are placed on a page, this is accomplished using a simple to use interface.  Sections are added to the page, within sections rows are added and each row is defined as to how the columns will be laid out

Divi Columns Example

Then modules are added to each column in each row using the Divi Builder.

Divi Typography Settings

Instead of using a CSS file to change typography settings, these can all be modified using a simple control panel and the updates can be viewed instantly in a preview of the web page. 

Also note that with Divi, several modules are automatically installed so in many cases you don’t need to search the web for WordPress plug-ins.

Divi Included Modules

For more details concerning Divi and everything it can do for your business, check our Divi page.

There are several free CMS applications that are very popular today and will work on Linux or Windows servers.  Some other CMS systems include Joomla and Drupal.  However, WordPress is the easiest to learn and use and also has the largest community, making answers easier to find if problems are encountered.