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How To Add Images To Your Divi Menu Tutorial by Pee-Aye Creative

How To Add Images To Your Divi Menu

This tutorial will show you how to add images to your Divi menu, in the dropdown submenu, or even in a mega menu and apply some styling with CSS.

Add An Image To Your Divi Menu

From the WordPress dashboard, go to Appearance>Menus. Here you will either create a new menu or add an image to an existing one. Choose the menu you want to add the image to, and look for “Custom Links” in the list under “Add menu items.”

Add images to your Divi menu with custom links

Next, add a hashtag # to the URL: field and click “Add to Menu.”

add a custom image link to a wordpress menu

Arrange the custom link menu item under the main level menu item of your choice. Expand the menu item toggle. We are going to add the image to a custom link menu item using an HTML image code. Copy and paste the code snippet below into the Navigation Label field.

<img src="Insert Image URL Here" alt="Alternate Text" />
add an image to a Divi menu item

Now, be sure to click the blue save button on your menu. The last step is adding the correct image url to the code snippet. To do that, we need to go to the Media Library and either upload a new photo or use an existing one.

Select the image you want to add to your Divi menu, and this opens up the WordPress media settings. Look for the Copy Link at the bottom, and copy that url.

copy the link to the image to add it to the Divi menu item

Now go back to your menu where you pasted the image HTML in the previous step. You need to replace the text that says “Insert Image URL Here” with the link you just copied. 

Replace the menu text with the link to your image
add the image to your Divi menu

NOTE: You can link this image to another page in two ways. Either add the url of the page to the URL field (shown in the image above) or you can choose to do this entire tutorial with a regular page link instead of a custom link.

Good job! You have added an image to your Divi menu.

Don’t forget to save your menu! Now go take a look!

final result of image added to a Divi menu submenu

Styling the Image In Your Divi Menu

At this point, the image is there and working. But you may want to adjust some of the styling. If you are using this as we showed in a submenu, then the best thing I can recommend is our tutorial on How To Style The Divi Menu Submenu Dropdown. That will get you a lot of ideas.

Add A CSS Class To The Image

Their are several ways we could target the image with CSS, but I want to make it as easy as possible for you. Go to your menu once again, and look up at the top corner of your screen fro something called “Screen Options.” Select that, and look for an option called “CSS Classes.” Make sure that is selected.

turn on CSS classes in WordPress with Screen Options

In the menu item that has the image, you will now see a new field called CSS Class (optional). Add a class to that. In my example, I used “pa-menu-image” to keep it simple.

add a custom CSS class to Divi image in menu

Apply Some Custom CSS to The Image In Your Divi Menu

Now we can apply custom CSS styles to the image. There’s no right or wrong here, so just do what you need to achieve the desired look. Here are some suggestions.

/*add a rounded border to the image*/
.pa-menu-image img {
	border-radius: 10px;

/*remove padding around image*/
.pa-menu-image a {
	padding: 0!important;

/*remove semitransparent hover effect*/
.pa-menu-image a:hover {
	opacity: 1!important;

Using that code, it would now look like this:

image in Divi menu submenu dropdown with custom CSS
Last updated Oct 7, 2020 @ 6:19 pm

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Nelson Lee Miller (aka The Divi Teacher)

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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8 months ago

Thank you for all your tuts, they have been very helpful as I’m finishing a new site. I have been trying to figure out how to replace the “Home” text with an ETModules font and it isn’t working. I found a few tuts online and they aren’t working. Currently using Divi 4.0 theme builder for my menu. Thanks.

Curtis Patterson
Curtis Patterson
8 months ago

This is a great tutorial! I have a jillion questions that this just opened up though. CSS is not styling some things properly, especially when I try to add some of your tutorials together (mega menu, plus pictures, plus additional dropdown menu styling). Fonts and backgrounds won’t adjust, but border and padding will. I assume that it is because there is something in DIvi Builder overriding it? I tried resetting everything in my Global Menu that I made in Divi Builder to default, but that didn’t help either. What I would like to have is a mega menu with the… Read more »

7 months ago

Thank you for sharing this. How can I go about creating two columns- Left column for the image and right column for submenu links?

Any direction would be much appreciated.

6 months ago

So easy, thank you for your tut Boss.

Susan Miller
6 months ago

Thanks you – this is awesome! I’ve just applied to a website and it all worked great in mobile too but then I think I upset the z-index and it now doesn’t show the images in the mobile menu. Is there somewhere I can fix this.

4 months ago

Hi, thank you for all the tutorials. They are very helpful.
I want to display 2 rows in one column and each row will have 3 images. Can you please suggest a way to do it without plugin.

4 months ago

Very clear and helpful Tutorial. Thank you so much – this was exactly what I needed!

2 months ago

Hi Lee, This is a great and detailed tutorial. I have been trying to use the same technique to insert pictures in mega menu of my blog site, which has Divi Extra theme. It doesn’t seem to work. Does this work only on divi theme or also on Divi Extra theme?

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