How To Make Any Divi Section Stick To The Top When Scrolling Tutorial by Pee Aye Creative

How To Make Any Divi Section Stick To The Top When Scrolling

Learn how to make any Divi section, row, or module stick to the top of the page when scrolling, which is especially useful for the header menu!

How To Make Any Divi Section, Row, Or Module Sticky

The first method here will work for any section, row, or module on the page. All you have to do is copy the code below and put in the elment you want to make sticky. Just go to the settings of the section, row, or module to the Advanced tab, then open the Custom CSS toggle, and paste it in the Main Element.

  position: sticky;
  top: 0px;
  z-index: 9999;

Now when you scroll and that element reaches the top, it will stick there. When you scroll back down it will return to it’s oringal placement. 

Once again, this is perfect for a header menu. You might want to have a hero section with a big image, then when you scroll the menu scrolls up and becomes sticky. This method is very simple, and should work well in a lot of cases.

How To Make A Divi Theme Builder Header Menu Sticky

This Is Intended for Headers with Multiple Sections

The idea here is to have more than one section in the Divi Theme Builder header. If you want, you can check out our previous tutorial on how to make the entire Divi Theme Builder header fixed, but in this case we only want to make one of the sections fixed to the top when scrolling. In other words, we want to make the menu sticky but the rest of it behave like normal.

From your WordPress Dashboard, go to Divi>Theme Builder. Create a new template, and assign where needed. In our example, we chose to assign the menu to a specific page, but you may want this as your Global Header instead.

Click on “Add Custom Header” and in the popup choose “Build Custom Header.”

create a fixed Divi header

Builder The Header

At this point you can buid your header template however you want. The key here is to have more than one section. If you have two sections, the lower one will stay fixed when scrolling.

Add A CSS Class

Choose the section you want to stay fixed when scolling, and go into the settings to the Advanced tab and open the Custom CSS ID & Classes toggle. Paste the CSS class “pa-header” in the CSS Class input.

Add Some JQuery Code

Next, we need to add some code to make this work. Copy the snippet below and paste it in the Divi>Theme Options>Integration tab to the < head > of the blog section. For more information you can check out our full guide on where to add code in Divi.

<script>
jQuery(function ($) {
	var headerHeight = $('header.et-l.et-l--header').outerHeight();
	$(window).bind('scroll', function () {
		var windowHeight = $(window).height();
		if ($(window).scrollTop() < windowHeight - headerHeight) {
			$('pa-header').removeClass('pa-sticky-header');
		}
		else {
			$('pa-header').addClass('pa-sticky-header');
		}
	});
});
</script>

Add Some CSS Code

The last step is to add a small snippet of CSS to your website. You can copy and paste this snippet into your Divi>Theme Options>Custom CSS box.

/*set a specific element as fixed when scrolling*/

.pa-sticky-header {
	position: fixed!important;
	top: 0;
	width: 100%;
}
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Last updated Jan 3, 2021 @ 12:58 pm

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60 Comments

  1. Leandro

    the second option doesn’t work, the sticky menu heading

    Reply
  2. Sarah James

    Yeh mine didn’t work either 🙂 I followed the steps and just double checked them.

    Reply
      • Sarah

        All good, I figured it out 🙂 thanks for your solutions, appreciate it

  3. Ramon Buzon

    Hi Nelson,

    Good snippet and well explained! But let me suggest this good observation from @Pierre Sudarovich 1 year ago in case you want to complete your post, since your snippet will not work if the Section contains any element with Animation:

    “Divi add a inline style “overflow-y: hidden;” to the ID “page-container” as soon as there’s some animated elements on your page. And the CSS attribute “sticky” doesn’t like at all. So you’ll have to add this rule to your CSS stylesheet to avoid the problem:

    #page-container.et-animated-content {
    overflow-y:initial !important;
    }

    Link to the post:
    https://wordpress.org/support/topic/problem-with-sticky/

    Hope it helps! 😉

    Reply
    • Nelson Lee Miller (aka The Divi Teacher)

      Thanks Ramon, that’s very insightful and I hope others can take notice!

      Reply
  4. Jesús

    Hi Nelson.
    Many thanks for your tutorials.

    I followed your before tutorial to make a fixed header with two sections and it worked perfectly.
    Now I just read this new tutorial and would like to apply it to my header.
    However I have followed all the steps and my whole header is still fixed. What am I doing wrong?
    I would appreciate your help.

    Cheers!

    Reply
    • Nelson Lee Miller (aka The Divi Teacher)

      Hi there, you mentioned that your whole header is still fixed. Can you explain what you mean? This tutorial is not about making the whole header fixed.

      Reply
      • jesus

        Hi Nelson.
        Sorry for my English. it’s not very good.
        I mean first I put me header with 2 sections fix and now I want to make sticky one of them.
        But i followed the steps of this tutorial and it doesn’t work im my website.
        Something I’m doing wrong
        Could you help me ?
        Many thanks
        My page is
        https://www.fqeuskadi.org/

      • Jesús

        Hi Nelson.

        Yes I added the Jquery in the Divi Theme Options Integration tab of the blog.

  5. Sean

    Hey. For some reason sticky section of global header isn’t working for me. Anyone able to identify why?

    Reply
  6. Jacob

    I can’t make the second option work on my site https://terapi-og-udvikling.jacobreinholdt.dk/18-2/
    I have really been struggling with it.
    I have:

    1. a global header with two sections where I want the second section to stay fixed when scrolling. – Check
    2. added CSS class “pa-header” in the CSS Class input for the second section – Check
    3. in Theme Options added the JQuery Code to <head> – Check
    4. in Theme Options added the Custom CSS for .pa-sticky-header – Check
    5. saved, refreshed, cleared cash… everything – check

    But it is not working (no effect at all) 🙁

    I have gone through the steps several times.
    The only difference from Nelson’s example is that I am doing it on at Global Header instead of a Custom Header… but that shouldn’t be a problem 🤔
    Any suggestions?

    Reply
    • Nelson Lee Miller (aka The Divi Teacher)

      Hi Jacob,
      Not sure! Usually when we do everything right, it is some simple thing. I’d be happy to take a look! Send me an email and maybe I can get access to the site and take a look!

      Reply
    • Ken Shoufer

      Could it be that Divi made some changes on an update and caused problems with this method of making a global section sticky?

      Reply
  7. Ben

    Im also having the same issue as Jacob with the second option not taking any effect.

    I have a global header within the Theme builder.
    Its made up of a single section and three rows within that section.

    • Top row: login menu and social media follow
    • Middle row: Logo and product search bar
    • Bottom row: Main menu and cart icon

    Im trying to make the bottom row with the main menu sticky.

    I added “pa-header” to the bottom row. Advanced tab > CSS ID & Classes > CSS Class > pa-header

    I added the jquery code to the Theme options > Integrations > Head >

    I added “pa-sticky-header” CSS to Theme options > Custom CSS >

    Like Jacob i dont see any effect or changes when scrolling.

    Only just started my build but site link is https://golfpricecompare.com

    Ive been looking for this solution for a few hours and thought i had found the solution when i watched your Youtube video but i just cant see why its not working for me, any ideas?

    Appreciate your tutorials, they were nice and short and well explained, just a shame this one didnt work for me.

    Thanks

    Reply
    • Nelson Lee Miller (aka The Divi Teacher)

      Hi Ben,
      I don’t know what you mean by “second option.” The tutorial is referring to multiple sections, not rows, and I only see one section on your site. So try that! 🙂

      Reply
      • Ben

        Sorry, my fault for not explaining myself better. I was referring to your tut, the second part about “How To Make A Divi Theme Builder Header Menu Sticky This Is Intended For Headers With Multiple Sections”

        I also should have mentioned that my header was made up of two sections previously but one was being used for mobile and tablet so didnt think to mention it.

        I have re-read the tut, along with your suggestion in your comments reply and have added “pa-header” to a section not a row, my bad for not reading properly.

        It doesnt seem to matter where i add “pa-header”, i still dont have this working.

        I have tried adding to the section that originally housed three rows which i mentioned earlier. That didnt work.

        I then added an additional section to house the main menu row i want made sticky, this didnt work either.

        Your tut on making the whole header sticky works for me but its not what im looking for https://www.peeayecreative.com/how-to-make-the-entire-divi-theme-builder-header-fixed

        No worries, i will move on and continue building the site for now and return to this closer to when im ready to go live and see if any updates have been made.

        Cheers

  8. Daniel

    Hi there, Thanks so much for the great video, should work great. I tried all the solutions multiple time but still can’t see what is wrong. Not working in a simple custom header with 2 sections.

    Reply
      • Daniel

        Hello, thanks that does get me closer. I implemented every solution and went through all the settings and still not working. Thanks so much for your help Nelson!!!

      • Daniel

        I simply need the menu area to be sticky on scroll.

      • Daniel

        I downloaded the Sticky menu plugin and it now works. Thanks!

      • Hal

        Hi, great post. I was just wondering if this will work for any theme other than divi theme. I currently have the divi builder plugin on the 2017 theme. Will this work? Thanks

      • Nelson Lee Miller (aka The Divi Teacher)

        Hi Hal,
        I’m not sure, you maybe be able to apply the same concept but all of this was done in Divi so I don’t know how the header works with adding classes and such.

  9. tépè

    Bonjour et merci pour vos tutoriels 🙂
    Malheureusement celui-ci ne fonctionne pas sur mon site et je n’arrive pas à comprendre pourquoi. J’ai pourtant suivi à la lettre vos recommandations.
    Sur https://newsite.robedecoeur.fr/ le menu Hamburger (merci pour ça) refuse de s’arrêter en haut !
    Auriez-vous une idée d’ou cela peut venir ? et pouvez-vous m’aider ?
    Désolé pour la Google traduction.
    ———————-
    Hello and thank you for your tutorials 🙂

    Unfortunately this one doesn’t work on my site and I can’t understand why. I followed your recommendations to the letter.
    On https://newsite.robedecoeur.fr/ the Hamburger menu (thanks for that) refuses to stop at the top!
    Do you have any idea where this might come from? and can you help me?
    Sorry for the Google translation.

    Reply
      • tépè

        Merci, oui j’ai fini par trouver ce qui ne fonctionné pas.
        Un mélange avec un autre code JS pour une autre fonction.

        Thanks, yeah, I finally figured out what went wrong.
        A mix with another JS code for another function.

  10. Pulkit

    Hi!

    How to make this work for mobile? This code works perfectly in desktop view. Would love to know how to do the same for mobile as well.

    Thanks!

    Reply
  11. Layla

    I pasted the first code in the right row of my blog page layout (made a layout using Divi theme builder), but Divi doesn’t recognize the ‘sticky’ value and the code doesn’t work.

    Using dev tools, the code is accepted but the right row is still not sticky when I scroll down the page.
    I added it to:
    .et_pb_gutters3 .et_pb_column_1_4, .et_pb_gutters3.et_pb_row .et_pb_column_1_4{

    1. width: 20.875%;
    2. position: sticky!important;
    3. top: 0px;
    4. z-index: 9999;

    }

    I also added the #page-container.et-animated-content { overflow-y:initial !important; } rule to my child theme..

    Any idea what I am doing wrong?
    Thanks!

    Reply
    • Nelson Lee Miller (aka The Divi Teacher)

      Hi Layla,
      First of all, Divi pretends to not recognize it, but it still works. I believe I state that and show that in the video. I would use a custom class rather than that the long code you used, too many things that could be wrong in that.

      Reply
      • layla

        Well, I did paste your code – the exact same – in the second green column that I use to build my blog page layout. But it doesn’t work on the live blog posts. It’s a post layout made with the theme builder (WP Dashboard > Divi > Theme Builder), could that maybe be the problem? (I don’t see why).

        The longer code, is how I pasted the code in one of the blog posts (which the Theme Builder layout applies to) using dev tools. It’s the exact same code, applied to the column on a specific blog post. It doesn’t work in there either. So, for me, the code somehow doesn’t work and I have no idea why.

  12. Kam

    Hi Nelson.

    Many thanks for your tutorials.
    I followed your tutorial, but it doesn’t work on my site, Do you mind help me take a look. What’s the issue

    http://0hy.303.myftpupload.com/

    best regards, with deeply thanks

    Reply
  13. Raees

    Hi Nelson. Super useful tutorial and both methods work great. I would like to report though that animations within the row does break the effect. I’d also like to request some assistance in turning off the effect just for tablet/mobile. Is that something that’s possible? Many thanks and best regards.

    Reply
    • Nelson Lee Miller (aka The Divi Teacher)

      Hi Raees,
      Glad you like our tutorials! Interesting, I never use animations so I can’t confirm or deny, but I do know that they do not have the responsive settings so unfortunately I don’t know.

      Reply
  14. Birdie

    Hi! I love your tuts. Do you know if there’s a good way to use Divi’s new Scroll Effects settings to achieve a stick to top on scroll at x position from top?

    Reply
  15. Jenni Werth

    Hi Nelson,

    I am having trouble with this on my website although the tutorial is succinct and so well done!
    I am trying to make the section containing the menu in my custom header stick to the top when scrolling while the full screen image above scrolls away and then have the menu stay at the top as I continue to scroll down.

    I technically would need to do this with 2 sections as the button section next to the menu also needs to stick, but I cannot even get the menu to stick, so have not tried the 2nd section.

    I believe I have followed the instructions exactly, but it has no effect at all. (checked on different devices and browsers too)

    Please help 🙂

    I am new to Divi, so hoping that there is simple explanation that I an not familiar with yet.

    (I have sent my site url via contact form also)

    Thanks so much, Jenni

    Reply
    • Nelson Lee Miller (aka The Divi Teacher)

      Hi Jenni,
      I’m not quite sure what the problem is. I wonder if you could just try the built-in Divi options for this? This tutorial was made before that feature was released, so I would try that first. I see you have the class pa-header added to http://testsite.tnzwebsolutions.nz/ I assume you have added the jQuery and CSS, correct?

      Reply
      • Jenni Werth

        Ha, okay… I had not found the built-in function. I will research some more 🙂 Thanks!

  16. Sam H Nada

    Hi Nelson,

    Agreed with others, your post is really nice – flow and explanations, concise and educational. Alas, this would have been just what I needed, but like some of the other replies below, the 2nd option (stick a section of your header), didn’t work. I also followed to the tee, and even tried it 3 times to make sure no typos.

    I have Divi pages with Animation – saw the other respondee’s note about Sticky doesn’t like animation – but I wasn’t sure where to put it. maybe you can advise me how to do.

    Nevertheless, good video – Sam

    Reply
    • Nelson Lee Miller (aka The Divi Teacher)

      Hi Sam,
      You can do this in Divi now, as this tutorial was before that feature was released. I would recommend just using the built in settings now.

      Reply
  17. Sam

    I’ve followed this word for word and can’t seem to get the menu to stick. Please see site here: waterbenders.com.au

    Reply
    • Hemant Gaba

      I am not able to replicate the issue on my end as your section is sticking perfectly fine to the top. This might be a caching issue on your end. Could you please check the URL in the incognito mode and see if that helps?
      Let us know how it goes. 🙂

      Reply
  18. Monica

    Hi Nelson,
    Your tutorials have helped me so much in the past – thanks for that! This one here is the first I can’t get to work – I must be missing out on something. Maybe you can have a look and help? The website is still in progress so please excuse the odd look. Thanks in advance.

    Reply
  19. Monica

    Hi Nelson,

    Just to let you know that I worked it out by using the stick to top option of the scroll effects. Sometimes it’s really easy. Thanks again for all your great tutorials!

    Reply
    • Hemant Gaba

      We are really glad that the issue is resolved now. 🙂

      Reply

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