How To Make A Horizontal Scrollable Divi Menu Module Tutorial by Pee Aye Creative

How To Make A Horizontal Scrollable Divi Menu Module

In this tutorial I will show you how to make a horizontal scrollable Divi menu using the Menu module, perfect for smaller screen sizes!

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Setting Up The Menu Module

The very first and obvious thing to do is to add a Menu module to your layout. The one thing I would note here is that you probably do not want to have any logo image added to this menu. Otherwise, the amount of space needed to see the menu items will not be enough. So just add the menu as it is and do not add a logo. 

Add A Custom CSS Class To The Menu

We do not want this code to affect every Menu module on our site, so we will start by adding a custom CSS class to the specific Menu module that you want to target. Open the Divi Menu module settings and go to the Advanced tab. Got the CSS IDs & Classes toggle. Place the class “pa-horizontal-scroll-menu” in the CSS Class input field.

make a horizontal scroll menu in Divi

Add The CSS Snippet To Your Site

The rest of the tutorial is handled by the CSS code. This step involves copying the CSS snippet below and pasting it into your website.

If you are using our free Divi child theme, place this snippet into the style.css file. Otherwise, place this in your Divi>Theme Options>Custom CSS code box. If you need help, check out our complete guide on Where To Add Custom Code In Divi.

/*diplay the desktop menu on all devices*/

.pa-horizontal-scroll-menu .et_pb_menu__menu {
	display: block !important

/*hide the mobile menu*/

.pa-horizontal-scroll-menu .et_mobile_nav_menu {
	display: none !important;

/*force the menu to fullwidth to allow for the menu to scroll within it*/

.pa-horizontal-scroll-menu .et_pb_menu__menu {
	width: 100%;

/*set the menu to automatically overflow*/

.pa-horizontal-scroll-menu .et_pb_menu__wrap {
	overflow: auto;

/*keep the menu items horizontal and avoid stacking*/

.pa-horizontal-scroll-menu .et_pb_menu__menu {
	white-space: nowrap !important;
	flex-wrap: nowrap !important;
	margin: 10px auto;

/*hide scrollbar on IE, Edge, and Firefox*/

.pa-horizontal-scroll-menu .et_pb_menu__wrap {
	-ms-overflow-style: none;
	scrollbar-width: none;

/*hide scrollbar on Chrome, Safari, and Opera*/

.pa-horizontal-scroll-menu .et_pb_menu__wrap::-webkit-scrollbar {
	display: none;

Code Summary Explanation

You can see each snippet of the code has a comment with a brief explanation of what it does. This should explain it pretty well, but here is a summary of what is happening.

The code is opening up the default mobile hamburger menu and displaying the menu items instead. Then it is forcing the width of the menu to be fullwidth to make space for the menu items to scroll back and forth within it. Then it is setting the menu items to automatically overflow the boundary of the menu. After that, it is making sure the menu items do not try to stack, but remain horizontal inline. Then the last part is simply hiding any scrollbar that may appear.

Last updated May 1, 2023 @ 6:20 pm


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Nelson Lee Miller (aka The Divi Teacher)

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

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  1. MUHAMMAD yasir

    Overflow: auto; it hides the dropdown menu.
    is there a solution to that?

  2. Jose Antonio Lopez Moreno

    Dear Nelson
    Many thanks for this amazing piece of content. Really appreciated. I was trying to imitate that same style as Amazon website and with this tutorial I made it after trying so many options.
    Thank you again!!

  3. Kathryn

    Love the scroll for the “Menu Module”. Is there a way to use an arrow icon ie as a visual clue that there is more menu to scroll to?

    • Hemant Gaba

      Hey Kathryn,

      It’s a good catch, we will work on this little visual clue arrow and will get back to you on this shortly.

      • Claudio

        Hey, thank you for this tutorial.
        Is the arrow to be inserted ready? 🙂
        Without an indicator it is not clear that there are elements to scroll

      • Hemant Gaba

        Hey Claudio,

        Could you please share the URL of your website so I can check the code and provide it to you?

    • Martin

      Hi! That would be a great addition to the horizontal scroll menu.
      Would love to hear how to add that.

  4. Piterk

    Hey, thank you for the tutorial. I am also interested in the arrow solution, can you send the code for me as well?

  5. SB

    Thank you for this tutorial. I am also interested in the arrow solution, can you send the code ?

  6. Tom Vallone

    Hi Nelson! Thanks a lot…Is there a way to use an arrow icon ie as a visual clue that there is more menu to scroll to?

    • Hemant Gaba

      Hi Tom!

      Please add the following code for the arrow icon on tablet and mobile view:

      @media all and (max-width:980px){
      .pa-horizontal-scroll-menu .et_pb_menu__menu {
      content: “\24”;
      right: 0;
      position: absolute;
      font-family: ‘ETmodules’;
      top: -18px;}

      Let me know how it goes!


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