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My Journey with Divi – Scaling Web Design Operations & Thoughts on Divi 5.0

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When I first embarked on my journey as the Director of Web Development and co-founder of our agency, I was faced with a pivotal decision: How do I standardize and scale our web design operations? The days of hopping between random themes from ThemeForest or letting clients dictate our design choices were proving to be unsustainable. I needed a solution, a single platform that my team and I could master inside out.

Enter Divi by Elegant Themes.

I remember the initial days when I was torn between Divi and Elementor. While Elementor boasts a vast community, Divi resonated with me on a different level. It wasn’t just about the user interface; it was about the ethos of the company behind it. Nick Roach, the brain behind Divi, is someone I’ve come to respect deeply. His commitment to continuous improvement and innovation is evident in every update Divi receives.

Our experience with Divi 4.0 was transformative. The speed improvements were game-changing, and our websites started achieving impressive GT Metrix scores. However, it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows. The backend builder began to lag, and the wait times during site development became a challenge. I won’t sugarcoat it; there were moments I considered other options. We even dabbled with a few sites in Elementor. But deep down, I believed in Divi. I had faith that the team was working on refining their API for a faster, more efficient editor. And I wasn’t wrong.

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Now, as we eagerly await the release of Divi 5.0, our excitement is twofold. Not only do we anticipate the new features and improvements, but we’re also proud participants in the beta program, testing some of the latest Divi modules. Being part of this journey, witnessing the evolution of Divi, and building a significant portion of our web design business around it has been nothing short of rewarding.

For those wondering why I chose Divi over other builders, it’s simple. It’s the confidence of knowing the platform inside out. The ability to jump on a Zoom call, share my screen with a client, and make real-time changes as they provide feedback is empowering. It’s about mastery, efficiency, and delivering unparalleled value to our clients.

But beyond the technicalities, it’s about aligning with a company that shares our values. Elegant Themes, the powerhouse behind Divi, is a testament to what dedication, innovation, and customer-centricity can achieve. And Nick Roach’s leadership is a beacon of integrity in the ever-evolving world of web design.

To those on the fence about choosing a WordPress builder for their agency, I can only share my journey. Divi has been our cornerstone, enabling us to build, innovate, and scale. While there are numerous fantastic WordPress builders out there, Divi holds a special place in our story.

If my journey resonates with you and you’re considering giving Divi a try, learn more about it here. Remember, it’s not about jumping on a bandwagon; it’s about finding what aligns with your vision, values, and goals.

And as we gear up for Divi 5.0, stay tuned. We’ll be sharing our insights, experiences, and the latest features that continue to make Divi a frontrunner in the world of web design.

For a deeper dive into our earlier experiences with Divi, check out this blog post.

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About the Author

Bill Fow is a committed professional who balances his time between leading Aspire Digital Solutions and innovating at AgencyPortal. With an extensive background in digital marketing, he understands the challenges faced by marketing agencies and uses this insight to drive improvements and create client-oriented solutions. His dedication to his work is matched by his commitment to learning about the latest industry trends. When he's not working on his businesses, he enjoys spending quality time with his family.