A Premium Divi Child Theme is usually built for people who build websites for a living. They have a basic understanding of how WordPress (and Divi) works and are not afraid to dig into a little code to further customize the website for their clients specific needs. They are also willing to make the investment knowing that their ROI will be covered on their first client build and the more they use it for client work, the more their ROI will increase.
The Benefits of Using Divi Child Themes
“Having several Premium Divi Child Themes in my toolbox is like a Construction worker having more tools in his work belt. When I need too, I can get the job done faster, smarter and in less time. I no longer have to turn down clients with a small budget.” – Geno Quiroz
TriCity Graphic Design is the North Texas Web Design and Graphic Design choice for Brochures, Door Hangers, Logos, Direct Mailings, and Web Design.
“I own two Premium Divi Child Themes from Monterey Premier. In both cases I was able to take the clients’ basic information, located germane images, and had a functioning site to show them during my pitch for their business. Clients were impressed and I received both bids. The child themes I purchased were Big Sur and McMinnville. Of note is the ease of implementation of the Monterey Premier premium child themes; as they come with step-by-step installation instructions and libraries usable on new sites. I have had a few questions that were answered same day by Geno Quiroz who in my opinion is tuned in to today’s WordPress Website designer needs and wants.”
– Steve Finnerty, TriCity Graphic Design
What Is A Child Theme?
A WordPress child theme is a theme that inherits its functionality from another WordPress theme, the parent theme.
Child themes are often used when you want to customize or tweak an existing WordPress theme without losing the ability to upgrade that theme. In the past, there was no easy way of updating WordPress themes without losing all the custom styling and changes that you had made.
The WordPress folks introduced the concept of parent theme and child theme. A child theme in WordPress would inherit all the functionality, features, and the code of the parent theme without making any changes to the parent theme itself. This allowed users to change the styling of the parent theme and add/modify features without losing the ability to update the parent theme.
Most web developers use child themes to speed up their development. When using a good parent theme like Genesis or Divi, you can drastically reduce the time it takes for you to create a custom WordPress site.
All your CSS customization and PHP customization can be located in one place and easy for you to reference when going back in to make some changes speeding up development big time.
A good parent theme (aka theme framework) should already come with built-in customization options, so you should not have to code everything. Even non-developers benefit from a child theme. DIY users often create child themes to tweak an existing theme without losing the ability to update the parent theme as well.
I wrote an article a few years back about how easy it is to create a basic child theme in 5 easy steps. You can read that here: 5 Easy Steps To Create a Child Theme
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