How to Create a Medium Style Blog with Divi
If you wish to present your views, opinion, artwork, knowledge of any topic or wish to share your expertise, then a blog is a perfect medium to do so. But to attract visitors to your blog and keep them occupied, a great view is equally important as the content. For this purpose, you should consider a great looking theme for your blog which accentuates your imagination. For that purpose, we recommend our favorite theme, Divi. Let’s get started with its review and explore more about how to create a Medium style blog with Divi.
Divi is a remarkable theme in different ways. Over the years, we have witnessed many themes which are multifaceted like Divi. This makes it a phenomenal theme for almost any purpose. With its brilliant graphics and an exceptionally powerful page builder, it is most probably one of the best multipurpose theme available.
Divi comes with breath-taking graphics along with a multi-purpose orientation. It has quite a powerful page builder. Divi can easily be utilized by a non-developer who wishes to build a functional and sophisticated website without any hassles. We have an opinion that best themes should always project the creativity of any business person even if he doesn’t know how to code. Divi is quite exceptional in this regard.
Now let’s have a look at how to create a Medium style blog with Divi.
We start with a preview of Divi’s appearance.
A theme is a guise which bedecks content of the blog. It’s the theme which makes the content appear attractive. You will certainly find that by using Divi, the content can be positioned on the most visually splendid and aesthetically beautiful of plinths for your visitors to enjoy.
In general, when it comes to building a Medium style blog, it requires competency and some former programming knowledge without using a page builder.
But for those who aren’t technically sound enough to do so, Divi page builder makes the process quite easy. Now, it’s time to discuss to Divi ePanel.
From Divi’s ePanel, you can easily access few of the vital gears which are relevant to any blog. Using General settings, you can easily manage following aspects of your blog.
a) Website’s logo.
b) Navigation bar.
d) MailChimp API
e) Aweber authorization code
It also allows you to exhibit social media accounts on your blog.
ePanel’s navigation tab access will allow you to create the correct navigation for your blog and modification along with number as well as different choices of pages and categories.
The Ad Management feature allows you to easily handle your blog’s display advertisement as well as banners’ sizes. You can easily view the theme documentation and also add any additional code by means of integration. This helps you in achieving expected search engine optimization level. It also allows you to manage layout settings of the blog.
Now, let’s discuss the appearance customization panel of Divi. To create a feature rich blog, Divi has great customization options under Appearance – > Customize. Here, you are allowed to make following changes.
a) Color Schemes
b) Blog Navigation
e) Background image
It also allows you to opt for a static front page.
Like its previous version, Divi 3.0 also provides support to Module Customizer though known WordPress Theme Customizer live preview. It also provides numerous useful features which allow you to build personalized and customized modules with quite an ease.
Talking about the key feature of Divi Builder is its great Drag and Drop tool.
The unique selling proposition of this theme is its page builder functionalities.
After opening Pages > Add New, you can see a use “Page Builder” button under its standard add new page title bar. Just click on that button. Even though, it doesn’t look impressive at first instance but further using it’s certainly proves its worth.
After clicking on the button, you can easily select to load any of the 32 premade layouts which are made available to you. You can also create your own layout too. However, the list of premade layouts is quite immense, and it covers the best page layouts designed for multiple purposes. You can certainly find the best fit for your blog.
In this Divi 3.0 theme review, we would like to recommend that you use a premade layout instead of conceptualizing your blog type. You are allowed to edit this layout. You can do this as per your requirement. This certainly saves a lot of your time. But if you insist to build your blog with various new pages, then Divi builder is quite a handy tool. You are allowed to add sections along with full-width sections. You can also add specialty sections as well as modules for functionality.
If you add any new section, you just can’t start addition of module as the specific section hasn’t been divided into different columns. Columns are a great method to split your sections into various widths as a blog’s entire width ratio. After full-width sections, you can move on to adding modules. Modules are quite an easy method to add various functionalities to different sections of the newly created page. If you choose not to select the columns manually, then you can just add a specialty section and you are offered with a number of column choices which divide the section into numerous blocks of differing sizes.
Once you have added a right number of sections and columns as per your requirement, you can now move on to add a necessary module which makes you page whole. Divi builder comes with lots of options for you to choose from.
Along with the addition of modules, you are also allowed to impart your personal touch and add CSS in order to modify the appearance of the module. In case of different sections, you can also add a custom background for each section. You can then enable custom CSS with a CSS ID.
Sections, columns, and modules are essentially the building blocks of a custom page of your blog. You can easily move sections as well as modules. You can also switch their positions as per your requirement.
If you are new to drag and drop builder, then the Divi’s page builder may seem tricky to you. But once you get hold of it, then it will only take few minutes to get familiarized with the builder’s options.
Its layout importer is another great feature which allows you to add layouts from previous themes and blogs. This way you don’t have to build new pages from the start.
Our review explains a lot about smoothness and user-friendliness experience of the Divi Builder in great detail. Divi keeps on improving and evolving on a continuous basis.
With new version release of Divi, new refinements, fixes as well as new features are added. Just like Divi’s previous versions, getting started with build a medium style blog is just as easy as opening a new page and clicking the button named “Use The Divi Builder”. From that point onwards, the WordPress editor is duly replaced with the default Divi builder.
If you wish to create a simple medium style blog with Divi, you can certainly build an attractive one. It doesn’t require a huge amount of effort to build a simplistic yet highly efficient and effective clean looking homepage for your blog.
Due to the number of options available to you, while using the Divi builder, you can easily get confused. So, we recommend that you use the premade layouts in order to get started and then use the builder to create a complex web page without any complications.
Divi is particularly designed for non-technical users who are searching for the right tool to materialize their creative imagination by building creative as well as an elegant web page.
There are multiple theme options available to you. Divi theme comes with 32 in-built translations which are completely translatable. It also comes with complete RTL support too. This allows you to create a blog which isn’t limited to any region due to language.
At present, there are many themes which provide a choice to any WordPress newbie. If you wish to create a medium style blog with Divi, then it is a great choice. Divi theme is perfectly designed and comes with usage of all of its features which are quite intuitive. It also caters to the requirements of all possible niches. Its page builder is a powerful tool which allows any online entrepreneur to create landing pages for specific purposes. The users who have limited design skills, Divi 3.0 theme assists you in adding your own CSS code right into the theme with just a little effort.
This theme is certainly among the best as it is a multipurpose theme which comes with a powerful page builder. It is a perfect theme for those who are interested in build a WordPress blog with beautiful pages and great features.
If you have used any of the previous or current version of Divi Theme, then do let us know about your opinion about the various updates made in the current version, Divi 3.0. In case you have any queries just drop a comment in the section down below and we will certainly provide our valuable insights and useful answers to your questions.