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How to Convert Divi to Elementor

Step-by-Step Guide to Recreate Your Divi Website in Elementor

Divi is one of the most popular WordPress themes and a visual page builder that lets you design websites in real-time. On the other hand, Elementor is recognized as the best WordPress page builder plugin that comes with the drag & drop feature to create and customize websites in minutes.

Both of these page builders are quite powerful. Along with many similarities like widgets, elements, and customization features, there are many differences.

People mostly use Divi builder when they are using Elegant Themes whereas Elementor is compatible with almost all the themes. This is one of the biggest reasons many users are now switching from Divi to Elementor. Pricing also plays a vital role in this selection process as well.

But you should know that there is no such way to convert your Divi site with one click. You have to recreate it from scratch.

Here we are going to share a step-by-step guide on how to recreate a website from Divi in Elementor by rebuilding it.

Prerequisites to Recreate a Website from Divi to Elementor

How to Convert Divi to Elementor

Before diving into the tutorial let’s check out the prerequisites.

First: Before recreating your Divi website make sure that you backup your website. You can use any WordPress backup plugins to do the process.

Second: If you use any WordPress caching plugin, you need to turn it off.

Third: It’s recommended to make a staging site before recreating. You can simply create a staging website using a website duplicator plugin.

Let’s get started:

How to Recreate Divi to Elementor: 5 Steps to Follow

To be honest, it’s not possible to convert the entire website or a specific web page from Divi to Elementor. Because Divi uses shortcodes to build web content while Elementor generates static HTML codes.

Here, we are going to show you how to rebuild your Divi website using the Elementor page builder.

Step 1: Install Elementor
Step 2. Remove Divi & Related Plugins
Step 3: Create New Page
Step 4: Add Content to the Page Using Elementor Widgets
Step 5: Use Elementor Templates to Design Your Website

Follow these above steps to redesign your website with Elementor.

Step 1: Install Elementor

First, you need to go to the Plugins->Add New.

Add the Elementor Plugin to WordPress

It will redirect you to the plugins page. Here, you should find the ‘Elementor’ plugin from the plugins directory by searching. Then click on the Install Now button to install the plugin. After that, you need to Activate the plugin.

Install and Activate the Elementor Plugin

Note: If you need Elementor pro features to design your website, you can Install the Elementor Pro.

After finishing the plugin activation, you should go to the Elementor->Settings area to manage the basic settings of Elementor.

Setting Section of Elementor

After completing the installation process, your next step is to deactivate Divi and its recommended plugins from your website. Then you’ll find lots of pages with the shortcodes left.

Divi Code Error after Uninstalling

You have to remove these Shortcodes. To do this, you can use the ShortCode Cleaner to remove these broken shortcodes. If necessary, you use Garbage Collector to clean up your database.

Step 3: Create New Page

Now we are ready to recreate our website. First, we need to create a new page. To do this, visit the Pages->Add New.

Open a new page for designing with Elementor

We have created a new page (Demo Page). Also, we’ve set the page setting.

  1. Set the Page Layout->Elementor Canvas.
  2. Click the Publish button to publish the page.
  3. Click on the Edit with Elementor button to open the page into the Elementor editor panel.

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Step 4: Add Content to the Page Using Elementor Widgets

Well done. You have successfully created your web page and are ready to edit it with the Elementor.

Elementor Editor Panel

And it’s time to add content to the page. Elementor comes with drag & drop widgets that you can use to design your webpage.

Let’s add a heading widget. Just find the Heading widget from the widget gallery. Then drag & drop the suitable widget place for your webpage.

Drag and Drop Elementor Widget to the Canvas

You can use the Style option to customize the heading.

Stylize Elementor Widgets

For more customization, you can use the Advanced features of Elementor.

Advanced Customizing Option of Elementor

Step 5: Use Elementor Templates to Design Your Website

Elementor also comes with some readymade website templates for designing a website. You can choose a suitable one based on your design purposes. However, you can customize these templates in your own way.

Let’s see how to use the Elementor website template.

First, click on the Template icon.

Elementor Template Icon

On the following modal popup, you’ll get all the Elementor Blocks & Templates.

Elementor Template Library

You can choose the right template or blocks from here. To use this template, you need to click on the Install button and wait for a while for the installation.

That’s it.

FAQs on Divi And Elementor

Here, we’ve answered some basic questions regarding Elementor and Divi.

1. Which is better Elementor vs Divi?

It’s a common question that people always ask. Elementor is an easy-to-use and mostly used page builder plugin. While Divi is much harder but cheap in price than Elementor.

2. Are Divi and Elementor the same?

Divi Comes with both a Theme and a Plugin version while Elementor is a plugin. But Elementor recommends the Hello Theme.

3. Is Elementor faster than Divi?

It actually depends on your web hosting plan and your website contents. But in general, Elementor is faster than Divi.

4. Can I use Elementor with Divi?

Yes, you are able to use the Elementor with the Divi.

Are You Ready To Recreate Your Divi Website in Elementor?

A page builder like Elementor or Divi changes the website design era. Now you can easily design a website in real-time.

In this blog, we’ve shown how to recreate Divi to Elementor. We’ve also answered some basic questions regarding Elementor and Divi. If you have any questions, you can ask using the comment box below. We’ll answer it as early as possible.

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18 Responses

    1. Hello Mamun,
      Thanks for stopping by.
      We have shared the best possible way in a step flow order. Did we miss something? If we have missed any important parts please feel free to share them with us. We will definitely try to add them to our article. Regards,
      Team HappyAddons.

  1. Hello,

    I Agree with Mamun, this post is not to “Convert” from DIVI to Elementor, is to Re-Make your site using Elementor, there is no convertion at all.

  2. funny!
    delete Divi and rebuild from scratch

    I lost 10 minutes of my time to read this useless article. what’s the reason lets you write a fake article? is to get visitors to earn from Google ads for example?. so bad… for me I added your website to blocked list.
    nobody will be happy after reading this article.

    1. So sorry Pamela,
      We have tried a lot to find a better solution in converting Divi sites. Our users sometimes ask for that solution on our support channels. So we have prepared a possible solution for all of us who are looking for the solution. I’ve already shared your opinion with our concern team. We will rethink about the content to clear all the confusions.
      Product Coordinator | Team HappyAddons.

    1. Hi Marios,
      Sorry for the inconvenience.
      We have mentioned in other comments that this is the best possible way. And we have added a quote at the top of the content.
      So many of our users ask for guidelines, and that’s why we have prepared this content. And we have covered every possible step to convert a Divi site.
      Gobinda |Team HappyAddons

  3. I don`t understand all the hate in the comments. The most helpful part is the first paragraph:

    It is not possible. The rest is a perfect explanation what to do IF you would like to go through the pain to switch from Divi to Elementor.

    No need for any apology. I think the article is helpful and I am glad that you did not delete it. It saved me a lot of time searching for an easy way!

  4. Since, both can export/import json format, I was expecting a tool to convert the json file between the two builders.

    Without the tool, it would be best to discuss the conversion process on a per component basis. For example, things that Divi have which is not present in Elementor and vice-versa, and how to tackle the differences (i.e. how to bring the section dividers from divi to elementor, the animation differences, the divi conditional display which is not present in elementor, etc.) This info is more important than discussing, which is better.

    And, I do agree with the others that the title does not justify the content. We all know why people are led to this article, and that is to seek for a solution to convert from divi to elementor. Telling them something what they are already doing is really disappointing.

    1. Hello Tristan,
      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your valuable feedback.
      Actually, I understand your point. And already discussed with our dev team to figure out something to build. But it’s not that much easy. But we will sit again and rethink that.

      To clear that confusion in the blog topic, we have mentioned everything in the first paragraph. And we have given a detailed process to replicate the content.
      Thanks again.

      Team HappyAddons.

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