101 Free Custom Divi Menu Hover Effects and Animations

Download this huge collection of 101 FREE Divi Menu CSS hover effects and animations to use with the Divi Theme Builder Menu module!

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How To Use the Free Divi Menu CSS Effects

After you subscribe, you will receive an email with a link to download the files. The download will have the following file in a .zip folder, which will need to be extracted.

  • divi-menu-effects.css

Step #1. Open The CSS File

Open the divi-menu-effects.css in your favorite code editor. If you don’t have one, I suggest using brackets.io which is free and easy to use on PC or Mac.

Step #2. Copy The Animation Effect You Want To Use

Inside the CSS file and also on our demo you will find all of the Divi custom menu animation effects clearly labeled. You can match the name of the effect with the name and CSS class shown in the demo. Find the snippet you want to use between the opening and closing comments, and copy it.

EXAMPLE: Suppose you want to use the Underline Fade. To do so, copy the entire snippet starting at /*==== Start Underline Fade====*/ and ending at /*==== End Underline Fade====*/

Step #3. Paste The Code In The Divi Theme Options Custom CSS

Go to your website Dashboard and go to Divi>Theme Options>Custom CSS. Paste the snippet you want to use there, and click save.

Step #4. Add The CSS Class To the Menu Module

The last step is to add the corresponding CSS class to the Menu Module. The CSS class is the same as the selector in the code snippet you copied. Go to your Divi Theme Builder or page layout and open the Divi Menu Module settings. Go to the Advanced tab to the CSS ID & Classes toggle. Paste the class there, being sure not to include the starting “.” period.

EXAMPLE: In the example above, we can see that the CSS selector in the snippet is “.pa-underline-fade,” so that is the same CSS class you should put in the Menu module settings. The CSS classes are also listed on the demo with the corresponding name and effect.

Divi Menu CSS Effects

How would you use these with the default header? The one without the Theme Builder or the Menu module? Glad you asked! Instead of trying to explain it all, it will be best if you check out my other post on styling the Divi menu. Look at the CSS classes and IDs that target the menu, and use those instead of the custom classes in our demo.

That’s it! We hope you enjoy using these free Divi custom menu CSS Effects and animations on your websites. If you have any questions or just want to say thank you, be sure to leave a comment below!

What about the current page item?

To use these effects on the active page link, you need to add the class “.current-menu-item” to the list item. It would look something like this:

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Nelson is the owner of Pee-Aye Creative Co in the beautiful state of Pennsylvania. He loves helping small businesses, exploring, building websites with Divi, and teaching others.

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WOW, Most requested features, Thanks for being awesome!


Big thanks! You are great! 🙂
I’ve been looking for snippets like this for a long time.


Awesome mate, thanks so much for sharing and offering it as a free resource


This is BOMB! Thank you so much, Nelson!

Marna Towne
Marna Towne

Thank You! How would I do this for the standard primary menu, not the menu module? Do I have to add the css selector to each menu item?


Is there a way to make the highlight stay on when it is on the active page?


This is fantastic! Thank you for this tutorial. Can the hover draw border be used with sections and module borders somehow?


vielen Dank für die tollen Menü Effekte. Ich habe schon sehr lange nach so etwas gesucht. Und dann auch noch kostenlos. Super. 🙂

Thank you for the great menu effects. I’ve been looking for something like this for a long time. And then also free of charge. Great. 🙂


Simply Amazing!Thank uuuu!!!!

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