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Divi Theme is a comprehensive website builder while Divi Builder is used as a standalone WordPress visual builder. You should use the plugin version only if you already have a WordPress theme installed and activated.
Setting up Divi for the first time is rather easy. You would need to choose a Divi plan and once you had purchased, you will be able to download the theme or plugin package. The final step is to upload the zip package to your WordPress website, install and activate it as the last step.
You would need to input the license to receive updates on the theme and builder plugin.
Compared to Divi, X is a WordPress theme builder. It doesn't come with a plugin and everything is inbuilt within the theme itself. After you purchased the license from ThemeForest, you would need to download the package, uploading to your WordPress website and activating the theme.
X Theme comes with Cornerstone builder which is an intuitive visual builder.
Just like the Divi Theme, you would need to validate your license to be able to use the theme.
*P.S. The X Theme comes with multiple WordPress extensions and bundled-in plugins that are integrated directly to the theme builder.
Overall, Divi Builder offers many innovative features that are unique to itself and this is one WordPress builder that others often compare with. Take a look at the video below to see Divi in action.
We had used the X Theme some years back and some of us here are the early adopters of this visual builder. It is important to understand that the X Theme had improved over the years and now, they are one of the top WordPress theme builders in ThemeForest.
X Theme launched stacks, which is first of its kind. Stacks allow you to choose from multiple, completely unique designs with just the click of a mouse, and there are currently four Stacks to choose from (with more in development).
The X Theme is integrated with Cornerstone, a front-end WYSIWYG editor which helps speed up the process of creating a WordPress website.
The advantages of using X Theme are:
Ease of use is where Divi Builder shine the most (when comparing Divi vs X Theme). Divi Builder and Divi Theme make it really easy to create any website design that you like in just a few clicks.
If you have some level of coding skills, you can easily customize the entire website layout using Divi.
In today's technological world, having a responsive website is critical. With Divi, the process of building beautiful responsive websites is easy. Divi is responsive by nature and also gives you full control over how your website looks on mobile devices.
While Divi is a very stable drag and drop WordPress builder, it may stop responding from time to time (due to server resources or plugin conflict). When this happens, here are some tips to fix Divi not loading issue.
Let's take a look at the quick video below to see Divi Builder in action.
In terms of functionality, X Theme is rather on par with Divi. The visual builder that is powered by Cornerstone is powerful and once you get the hang of it, it can be rather effective in building the type of WordPress pages that you have been looking for.
There's what it looks like on the backend of X Theme.
For the record, Cornerstone is a good WordPress visual builder but there is still some level of limitation and speed (effectiveness) in building WordPress websites.
Just like the Divi theme, X theme visual builder may not work from time to time. And when this happens, clearing the WordPress cache often solves the issue.
Our chief editor at WP Maven advised us not to publish this, but we ought to be different. We want to provide an honest Divi vs X Theme review, and talking about bloatware is important.
Both Divi and X Theme are known of their bloatware (especially when you install them directly and not removing/disable any features).
Divi is a comprehensive WordPress visual builder. A comprehensive tool (in this case) will have bloatware and there's nothing the developers could really do about it.
If you install a pre-made demo with Divi, you will almost instantly noticed a significant load in the website loading speed and the size of the page will increase dramatically. This happens because Divi would need to load all the CSS, JS and HTML files (regardless if you are using or not using them).
Ultimately, your website will be around 1.5 to 3mb in size and takes around 2 to 5 seconds to load on a shared web hosting service.
How to make Divi webite faster?
X Theme is sold on ThemeForest and WordPress themes sold there are often known to be filled with bloatware. If you want to know more, check out this discussion on Reddit.
The X Theme has some level of bloatware and when comparing Divi vs X Theme, X has slightly lesser bloatware.
P.S. The amount of bloatware is very much dependable to each person and personal preferences. By default Divi comes with more bloatware and it is proven through the large page size when you build WordPress website with Divi.
Pricing will always play a role in any theme and plugin comparison—and this applies to Divi vs X Theme too. Carry on reading the comparison below to see which theme builder is worth the money.
We want to be honest. We love Divi pricing. It's straightforward and very affordable (profitable) especially when you are a freelance website developer or running a WordPress agency.
Let's see the pricing structure, shall we?
The biggest advantage using Divi is the one-time payment for unlimited usage. If you are a freelance WordPress developer or running a WordPress agency, this is by far the best deal you can get with Divi Themes.
X Theme by THEMECO comes with a single pricing of $59 for a single WordPress website. Here's what it comes with X Theme pricing structure.
Divi and X Theme are two of the best WordPress visual builders in the market. When it comes to comparing them, we concluded that Divi Theme is the better option because it comes with lifetime updates and support. Compared to X Theme, X only offers 6 months support and shall you require extended support, additional fees are required.
In terms of WordPress visual builder performance and ease of use, Divi excels again with constant updates and low learning curve. The front-end editor is excellent for beginners and professionals to design WordPress websites fast.