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Many of us work alone or in small teams where the team members specialize in different areas of WordPress and website development. Most work from home, alone, and collaborate with team members online. Facebook often becomes our office water-cooler. It’s a place where we can talk with others who can relate to us and understand our language, skills, and needs. A great way to gain even more benefit from using Facebook is by joining groups that specialize in areas that are of professional interest to you. In our case, Divi Facebook Groups are a no-brainer.
Why Facebook Groups
Facebook Groups are a great place to meet other designers, get work, learn CSS tricks, get ideas, share your knowledge, learn from others, get solutions to problems, and help others with something you’ve had trouble with yourself. Facebook Groups are a great way to build your network and your skill set.
About the Groups
I am a member of all of the groups in this list. My comments about the groups are based on my own observations. Skill sets range from beginner to advanced in all of these groups. One thing I’ve noticed in Divi Facebook Groups is the members are eager to help one another.
Just a quick note – none of the Facebook Groups in this list are official Elegant Themes groups.
There are a lot of groups on Facebook that are devoted to Divi and other Elegant Themes products. In this article I take a look at the groups that I consider the best of the best. Let’s take a look at the 5 Divi Facebook Groups that you need to join right now.
1. Elegant Themes User Community
Elegant Themes User Community is a closed group with 1200 members and 8 admins.
The point of the group is to build a community of Elegant Themes product users that want to share their knowledge, learn from and help each other, and even collaborate on projects. Although the group covers everything to do with all ET products, Divi is a popular topic in this group.
Members post general questions, questions about how to do something specific using ET’s themes and plugins, news about events, links to articles about ET’s products and WordPress, news about child themes, links to tutorials (both written and video), podcasts, and more. They also have a few files you can download that includes links to examples, etc.
2. Divi Theme | Extra Theme | Help & Share
Divi Theme | Extra Theme | Help & Share is a closed group with just over 2400 members and 12 admins.
The group discusses both Divi and Extra and they work to keep it on topic. They recommend using the search function before posting to see if the topic has been posted before.
They have something called “Naked Thursday” where every Thursday everyone can share what they’ve been working on. Thursdays can be used to promote yourself and even include affiliate links as long as they are WordPress related and you disclose them. Naked Thursdays provides a good opportunity to see and discuss WordPress projects. All other days are used for helping each other and solving problems.
Topics do include WordPress in general but the group’s primary focus is on Divi. Members post questions, thoughts, links to tutorials, tools, requests for opinions, requests for troubleshooting help, news, events, etc. There are lots of files for download that include child themes, png’s, and more.
3. Divi Theme Users
Divi Theme Users is a closed group with close to 12,000 members and 2 admins. Here you can post questions and share solutions for anything regarding Divi. This is by far the largest and most responsive Divi Facebook Group. In fact, it’s the largest Facebook Group that I’m aware of that’s devoted to a specific WordPress theme.
Their rules are easy to follow. They ask that members keep threads as Divi-specific as possible. They ask that members don’t include discussions about hosting as they feel it’s a subjective issue. They also ask that members do not discuss child theme creation or why to have one, Yoast issues with Divi, the Divi Spinning Wheel, and questions about how to edit the footer as these questions are common topics and have been answered in many threads many times.
Members share links to tutorials they’ve written, child themes they’ve created, websites they’ve created, thoughts on development with Divi, thoughts on freelancing, events, products from Elegant Marketplace, ask for others to test their sites to see how they respond in other browsers, questions about contracts, and more. Some have posted jobs where they’re looking for developers or designers.
One of the greatest benefits is when someone posts a problem, lots of members join in to help and offer advice. Most problems are resolved fairly quickly. There are lots of files you can download that include tutorials, child themes, PNGs, and much more.
4. Divi Theme Examples (+ Extra too)
Divi Theme Examples (+ Extra too) is a closed group with just over 3200 members and one admin. It’s the companion Facebook Group for the website DiviThemeExamples.com – a website that reviews Divi child themes from various developers, showcases example websites, Divi layouts, plugins, and resources.
The primary purpose of the group is to be a place where members can post links to websites they’ve created using Divi or Extra. It has a Divi examples showcase where the best examples will be posted. There are lots of good examples in this group and it’s a good place to get ideas.
Members can also ask for help with problems and others are quick to respond with solutions. They post links to tutorials, requests for specific examples, asking for advice, looking for someone to hire, etc.
There are also lots of links to Divi layouts that can be downloaded for free. The layouts look high quality. All you have to do is Like the website on Facebook, tweet about it, or Google + it. There are also links to premium child themes for sale in various price ranges. They have a file that includes links to example websites.
5. Divi Theme Tutorials
Divi Theme Tutorials is a public group over 1250 members and 10 admins.
This is the Facebook Group for the Divi Theme Tutorials Directory website, which is a directory of tutorials and blog posts from various websites relating to Divi WordPress theme.
This is a support group and members post questions about problems, links to tutorials and articles about WordPress in general, courses, events, Divi tricks, CSS, etc. Members respond with tips and advice to help solve problems quickly.
Bonus – One More and an Extra Facebook Group
Elegant Themes – Divi Users is a closed group with close to 2600 members and one admin. It serves as a peer support group for Divi theme users.
Extra Theme Users
Extra is so closely related to Divi that I wanted to include an Extra Facebook Group that I consider essential. Extra Theme Users is a closed group with over 1130 members and 2 admins.
The purpose of the group is to post questions and share solutions for everything regarding ET’s magazine theme built on the Divi Builder platform known as Extra.
Members post questions about problems, choosing plugins, getting help with viewing websites on various devices, testing, using CSS specifically to accomplish something with Extra, porting from a different theme to Extra, showing websites created with Extra, etc. Like the other groups on this list the members are knowledgeable and eager to help.
Tips on Using Facebook Groups
Using Divi Facebook Groups is fairly straight forward as the rules that apply to most groups apply to Divi groups as well. Considering that they are considered support and sharing groups, there are a few other guidelines that will be beneficial in improving the quality of the groups.
- Follow their guidelines. Only post what they allow.
- When cross posting in multiple groups mark the post as Cross Posted. Many of the group members are in several of the groups and it could make it difficult for them to follow the conversation if it isn’t marked.
- Don’t provide the same answer that’s already been given. I’ve seen posts where someone would ask a question and more than one person would have already answered the question. If the question is answered there isn’t a need for it to be posted again. Add to the conversation rather than repeat it.
- Mark problems as Resolved. If you post a question about a problem and you solve the problem, edit the post to clearly indicate that it’s resolved. This is a courteous gesture that will save the time of others trying to help you when help is no longer needed. If you’ve cross posted to other groups remember to mark those posts as well. Also, provide the information of what the solution was. This will help others that have the same problem.
- Mark non-Divi posts as NDR (Not Divi Related). Many of the groups also deal with questions about other themes and plugins from Elegant Themes or something similar. If you do have a need to post something in a Divi group that isn’t directly related to Divi, mark it so that users are aware it isn’t Divi related.
- Search before posting. Many of the problems have already been resolved and may have been asked multiple times already. Someone who constantly posts questions that have already been answered shows a lack of research and are less likely to get help from others.
- Keep in mind that not everyone in the groups are from the United States. Not all users will understand slang, are aware of the same hosts, use the same monetary system, etc. It usually isn’t a problem, but it is something to keep in mind.
Divi Facebook Groups are a great place to interact with others about Divi. Whether you need help, want to share your knowledge, desire to see what others have done, need information about events and courses, or just want to talk to others who are like-minded and understand the Divi platform, the Divi Facebook Groups in this list are sure to provide you with more than enough resources to help.
What’s your favorite Divi Facebook Group? Let us know in the comments.