Try Amazon Prime Video for FREE for One Month. Click for details.

Configure Child Theme For Divi

By Divi Dude

The mere idea of a child theme seems to strike the most fear into the casual WordPress theme user. I admit, I sat in a corner shaking and trembling when I first heard that I should add a child theme too. But you know what? You don’t have to be afraid. Because setting up a child theme to use with Divi is as easy as downloading a plugin and doing a few easy steps. For this Divi tutorial, I am going to use the plugin Child Theme Configurator. And while this is not a specific Divi plugin, I have found this free plugin works great with the Divi WordPress theme. So I use it.

Before we discuss the how, let’s discuss the why of why to use a child theme. Every time Divi updates with a new upgrade, it overwrites its files. So if you have made any custom changes to your files, such as social_icons.php or functions.php, then these changes will be overwritten. But when you create a child theme, then these files will not be overwritten when you make custom changes to your Divi site. So essentially you can update your theme without losing your customizations.

The how is pretty straight forward. I created a video that shows you how to do it.

Must Have Plugins

WP Theme FAQs

WP Rocket - WordPress Caching Plugin

Duplicator Pro: WordPress Backups Made Simple

Favorite WordPress Theme

Divi WordPress Theme

Start Your Newsletter

MailerLite Email Marketing for Small Business


Constant ContactConstant Contact

Legal Disclaimer

To support the publication of this website, this site runs banner ads and is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Also other ads may result in commission payments or other compensation.

More From Divi Dude

Divi Essential Is A Useful and Time Saving Plugin

Divi Essential Is A Useful and Time Saving Plugin

I just got my license for Divi Essential and it may be my new favorite go to Divi plugin. (yes, I still love Divi Booster and recommend everyone get it).

Sure, you could manually do most of the things Divi Essential offers, but not with the speed and lack of hair pulling that this terrific plugin offers.

MailerLite is an affordable, easy-to-use newsletter and email marketing platform

MailerLite is an affordable, easy-to-use newsletter and email marketing platform

For the longest time I used MailChimp. I was drawn to the 2,000 free subscribers.

But when MailChimp changed how they defined subscribers and made some other not so user friendly changes, I started looking for alternatives. Not just for the free tier, but for my paid subscriber lists (I have clients that send out newsletters and they need more bang for the buck than what many free tier offers).

Delete Spam Comments in Bulk Without Plugin on Cloudways

Delete Spam Comments in Bulk Without Plugin on Cloudways

Sometimes you screw up and forget to turn off comments on your WordPress website, or forget to configure your Askimet, or do both, and then you end up with thousands of comments that are nothing but spam. We’re talking hundreds of pages worth of comments that need to…

Join Our Awesome List

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from Divi Dude. We don't write often, but when we do, everything will more or less be spelled correctly (oh, and be interesting and fun and knowledge based).

Thanks Dude! You've successfully subscribed.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This