The Best Divi Child Themes for New Bloggers

    by | Oct 10, 2022 | Blogging

    divi child themes for blogs

    Divi is installed and now you are ready to pick your child theme, but which one should you choose? This post is all about the best Divi child themes for bloggers. 

    Choosing a theme for your blog is simultaneously exhilarating and nerve-wracking. 

    After buying your domain, setting up hosting, getting the two connected together, and installing WordPress, you finally get to dive into the look, design, and functionality of your blog. 

    Divi is so much fun to work with because of all the ways it allows you to customize your website, but you need to have a starting point, which is where a child theme comes in. 

    By the end of this post, you will know what you want in a WordPress theme and you will also have some very good options in hand that you can go grab.

    Let’s dive in.

    How to Choose a Divi Child Theme?

    What is a Divi Child Theme?

    WordPress themes, parent themes, child themes… it’s all more than a bit confusing. 

    A Divi child theme is a WordPress theme that is built on and for its parent theme, which in this case is the Divi theme.

    It gets all of its function and styling from the Divi platform. 

    It is recommended that if you are going to build a blog with Divi, that you use a Divi child theme. 

    Having a child theme ensures that any customizations you make to your website don’t change every time the Divi theme gets an update. 

    Do Divi Child Themes Cost Money? 

    There are some free child themes and Divi itself has made hundreds of free layout templates that you can use at no additional cost. 

    That being said, if there’s one thing I recommend that you invest in when you are starting your blog, it’s a child theme. 

    The good news about child themes is that they are a one-time cost. Once you have the file for the child theme, it’s yours. 

    You can keep costs to a minimum. 

    I will show you below how you can get a great child theme for as low as $30. 

    What to Look for in a Divi Child Theme

    Before looking for a child theme, I recommend doing a little bit of brainstorming and research. 

    This is what I recommend: 

    • Brainstorm. Have a brainstorming session about what you want your blog to look like as well as the functionality you want. 
    • Search and track. If you aren’t sure, do a search for blogs in your niche, and make note of what kind of style you like (and what you don’t like). You can keep track of what you like in a Google Doc or maybe your favorite note taking app. 
    • Use Pinterest. Create a Pinterest board. Search Pinterest for blog theme ideas, and add them to your board.

    The point is that you want to have some idea about what you want in a theme before you start looking. 

    I will go over some of my favorite WordPress themes for bloggers in the section below.. 

    Tips for Shopping for a Child Theme

    Here are some tips for what to pay attention to when shopping for a WordPress Divi Child theme:

    • When looking at themes, pay most attention to the general layout and function of the blog. Don’t worry if you don’t like the colors or fonts. All of that can be easily changed. 
    • Look for a “Preview” or “Live Demo” of the theme, which will allow you to see what the theme looks like in a live environment. (Honestly, I wouldn’t even consider a theme that doesn’t come with this option.)
    • Find out what kind of support the creator offers to his or her customers. If you run into issues, you want to know there’s a real person behind the theme that can help you.
    • Find out what kind of documentation/instructions the theme comes with
    • Read reviews about the theme and company/creator of the theme. 

    The Best Divi Child Themes for Bloggers

    Extra by Divi

    Extra divi child theme
    Great for . . .A group Blog; a magazine-style blog; Store-ready; a Review website
    Price:FREE (with the Divi Theme)
    Where to Buy:Elegant Themes
    PreviewLive Demo

    Divi  actually has a child theme of its own that you can use at no additional cost called Extra. 

    I really love this theme for anyone starting a group blog as it has a really nice “About the Author” module that can easily be added to any post that links out to an Author Page where all the posts written by that author are listed. 

    Divi extra theme author bio page

    Extra comes with additional post modules, category modules, a custom social share widget, and homepage designs that you can choose from. 

    Here are some examples of the very unique and visual blog post layouts you get to choose from. 

    Extra divi theme blog post examples

    It comes WooCommerce ready, so if you know you want to add a store to your blog at some point, this may be a great option.  

    Divi Extra theme woocmmerce ready

    This would also be great for anyone looking to create a review-style blog as it comes with a built-in review system. The product review widget can be added to any post.

    Divi extra theme review widget

    If you go with Extra, you will also have access to Divi’s dedicated Extra support team and tutorials, which has a 4.9 rating on TrustPilot. 

    Divi Blink by Divi Extended

    divi blink blog theme
    Great for . . .Great all-around-theme for just about any blogger including Lifestyle bloggers, Travel bloggers, podcasters, and YouTubers
    Price:$99 (for single site)
    Where to Buy:Divi Extended
    PreviewLive Demo

    Divi Blink is a great all-around theme that I can see working for just about any kind of blogger. 

    My favorite thing about this theme is the options it comes with. For example, with this child theme, you get: 

    • 5 Home Page Layout options
    • 6 Category Page Layout options
    • 3 Blog Post Layout options

    I also really dig how the Recent Post widget in the sidebar allows users to toggle between different categories: 

    Divi blink theme sidebar widget

    Another feature that stood out to me is the footer. Most footers tend to be pretty boring, but this one includes a lot of information such as a list of recent posts, tags, and categories: 

    Divi blink child theme footer

    Divi Blink also comes with very unique blog post header styles. You have the option of a gallery of photos (shown below), a video, audio, and a couple of others. This makes this theme a great option for podcasters and YouTubers. 

    Divi blink child themes header styles

    This theme is a bit more pricey than some others, but you definitely get a ton of functionality with it. 

    Divi Girl by Divi Extended

    Divi girl child theme home header
    Great for . . .Lifestyle bloggers, Beauty bloggers, anyone looking for a feminine blog theme
    Price:$49 (for a single site)
    Where to Buy:Divi Extended
    PreviewLive Demo

    Here’s another great option from Divi Extended. This one is especially great if you are looking for a feminine blog theme. 

    Similar to Divi Blink, this child theme comes with A  LOT of options. For example, it has:

    • 12 Homepage layouts
    • 10 blog page layouts
    • 6 blog post layouts
    • 5 Search page layouts
    • 5 Product page templates
    • 5 Header options
    • 5 Footer options
    • And an FAQ page

    This theme is also WooCommerce ready. So this is a great option if you plan to have a store at some point. 

    Divi girl child theme product page

    Sawyer Divi Coaching Child Theme

    sawyer divi child theme
    Great for . . .Lifestyle bloggers, podcasters, online coaches, those looking for a feminine theme that is still professional
    Where to Buy:Creative Market
    PreviewLive Demo

    I think this is a beautiful, modern, and stunning theme that also has a very professional look and feel. 

    It doesn’t have the options that some of the ones above do, but if too many options is destination procrastination for you, that might be a good thing. 

    That being said, you still get a ton of functionality. This theme comes with pages for the following uses:

    • Blogging
    • Podcasts
    • Online store
    • Custom lead magnet page (no need to sign up for a third-party service for this)
    • Custom landing pages
    • Custom category pages
    • 3 blog post layouts
    • Instagram feed display
    • A services page to display courses (and anything else you want)
    • More!

    Raven Tinley Divi Blog Child Theme

    Raven Tinley divi child theme
    Great for . . .Lifestyle, fashion, beauty and travel bloggers; active Instagram users
    Where to Buy:Creative Market
    PreviewLive Demo

    This theme feels like it was created for fashion, beauty, design, and travel bloggers. It is very visual and the home page is perfect for displaying beautiful images and photography. 

    It features an Instagram feed at the top of the homepage that also appears at top of every blog post and category page. 

    This makes this an especially good theme for anyone looking to promote their Instagram account in a visual way. 

    It also comes with: 

    • Custom category pages 
    • Three blog post layouts
    • Three blog page layouts
    • Custom homepages
    • Custom headers and footers
    • Woocommerce ready
    • And More!

    SoChic Divi Blog Theme Woocommerce

    SoChic divi child themes
    Great for . . .Food bloggers, lifestyle bloggers, beauty bloggers
    Where to Buy:Creative Market
    PreviewLive Demo

    I love this minimalistic yet elegant (or should we say “chic”?) theme. 

    This is a great theme if you’re in a niche where you use a lot of images to tell a story or include in your blog posts. 

    This would include food bloggers, travel bloggers, home decor bloggers, and so many more. 

    This theme gives a display of recent blog posts above the menu, but it’s done in a way that isn’t too overwhelming. 

    This one is also great for those who are active Instagram users as it includes an Instagram feed at the bottom of every page. 

    It is also Woocommerce integrated, so it’s ready for your online store, when you’re ready to launch one. 

    This one also comes with a free landing page, freebie page, and email subscription forms, so you can save money from what it would cost to enlist the help of a third party platform for these. 

    Enlightened Divi Business Coaching Theme by Pretty Divi Theme Shop

    divi child theme enlightened
    Great for . . .Coaches, freelancers, social media managers
    Where to Buy:Creative Market
    PreviewLive Demo

    If you are looking to start a blog for your service-oriented business, this theme is for you. Think social media managers, copywriters, and other such businesses. 

    It is simple, feminine, and professional.

    It comes ready with a lead magnet landing page with an opt-in form. It also comes with two options for a blog page you want to add to your website, and three blog post layouts. 

    And when you’re ready to start selling products or services on your website, this theme is Woocommerce ready, so you can easily set up your shop. 

    Meryl Photography Divi Child Theme by Lovely Confetti (2020)

    Meryl Divi Child Theme
    Great for . . .Online coaches, lifestyle bloggers, travel bloggers, anything that is photography-heavy
    Where to Buy:Creative Market
    PreviewLive Demo

    This theme was built for photographers, but I had to include it because it has sooo many options. 

    I can totally see this one used for lifestyle bloggers or any photo-heavy blog: beauty, travel, home decor, food, and others. 

    This is what you get with this theme: 

    • 4 homepage options
    • 4 pre-built standalone pages (about, packages, coming soon, Instagram link-in-bio page)
    • 4 blog page options 
    • Portfolio and Gallery options

    I really like how the blog pages make it easy to toggle between categories. 

    Meryl theme blog page

    It also comes with an Instagram feed in the footer, and a beautiful footer with the perfect spot for your logo. 

    Judy Coaching Divi Child Theme by Lovely Confetti

    judy divi child theme
    Great for . . .Freelancers, online coaches, podcasters
    Where to Buy:Creative Market
    PreviewLive Demo

    This is a stunning modern theme that you can dress up or down according to your taste. 

    One of the things that stands out to me about this theme is the level of detail that was used such as the hover effects, the different shaped image boxes, and even the subtle lines. 

    You get a ton of options with this theme:

    • 4 Homepage options
    • 3 blog page options
    • Shop ready
    • Podcast ready
    • 12 other useful pages (My two faves are the Resources page and the Instagram page)
    • And more!

    This theme will make a beautiful blog for someone who wants something feminine but with a little bit of edge.. 

    Remember, all the colors and fonts can be changed. 

    Ingrid Coaching Divi Child Theme

    divi child theme ingrid
    Great for . . .Online coaches, freelancers, podcasters
    Where to Buy:Creative Market
    PreviewLive Demo

    Ingrid is a softer version of Judy, but it still has that very professional look and feel. I totally see this theme as perfect for a  blogger who has goals to be much more. 

    So if you’re a blogger that wants to start a podcast someday or a shop, this theme is equipped with all of your needs. 

    Here are some of the other perks and features of this blog: 

    • 4 Homepages
    • 3 blog page layouts
    • Podcast ready
    • Shop ready
    • A services page
    • Sales page 
    • Resources page
    • Testimonials page
    • Instagram page
    • Lead magnet page
    • And more!

    Kathy Coaching Divi Child Theme

    kathy divi child theme
    Great for . . .Health and lifestyle bloggers and coaches
    Where to Buy:Creative Market
    PreviewLive Demo

    I love this clean and modern theme that is perfect for health and lifestyle bloggers and coaches. This theme has a light and breezy feel, but still has a ton to offer. 

    This theme comes ready to help you generate leads and grow an email list. (Something all bloggers should be doing.)

    Here are some of the features of this theme: 

    • 4 homepage options
    • 4 blog post page options (I think the first one would make a nice homepage for a blog)
    • Podcast ready
    • Quiz ready
    • Shop ready
    • Resources page
    • Portfolio page
    • Lead Magnet landing page
    • An Instagram page (think Link in Bio page)
    • And More!

    One of my favorite features of this theme is the footer where you an access  “Quick Links.”

    Tribe Online Course Theme For Divi

    tribe divi child theme
    Great for . . .Bloggers or coaches who want to create a course or membership platform
    Where to Buy:The Design Space
    PreviewLive Demo

    This is the priciest of the themes, but this one offers something none of the other themes do: it is designed to host a course or membership program. 

    Did you know you could host a course or membership program right on WordPress? You don’t have to use a third party platform like Kajabi or Teachable. 

    If this is something you know you want to do now or in the future, then this is the theme for you. 

    The creator of this theme also offers unlimited support and a Facebook group where you can receive additional assistance. (I love that!) You’re not just getting a theme, but amazing service to go with it. 

    Let’s look at some of the features this theme offers: 

    • A beautiful landing page for promoting a course
    • All the main course pages you need
    • A Woocommerce integrated shop with a beautiful store front
    • A lead magnet landing page
    • A beautiful blog area
    • And More!

    Divi Super Themes by Be Superfly

    be superfly divi child themes
    Great for . . .Someone who wants to customize her own blog
    Price:$99 or $29 (for members)
    Where to Buy:Be Superfly
    PreviewLive Demo

    If you’re looking at all of these child themes and thinking that none of them quite fit what you want to do with your blog, and that you would like to have more of a say in how your blog is designed, I would like to show you the Divi Super Themes by Be Superfly.

    The Divi Super Themes are built with more than 75 pre-designed sections that can be added to build out a page fast. 

    The upside to these Divi child themes is that they give you a bit more flexibility than you get with most child themes. 

     Check out the Divi Super Themes by Be Superfly here:

    Be Superfly has created a Super Theme Builder where users can build out the page they want in a demo environment. 

    Be Superfly also sells several traditional child themes that might also work for blogs. 

    What Divi Child Theme are You Going to Buy?

    As you can see, when it comes to child themes there are soooo many options. 

    Now that you have had a chance to review so many different Divi child themes, which one are you going to buy? 

    I would love to hear about it in the comments below. 

    If you are still stuck, let me know what it is you’re looking for, and I’ll see what I can do to help. 

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