How To Style And Customize The Divi Post Navigation Module Tutorial by Pee Aye Creative

How To Style And Customize The Divi Post Navigation Module

Nelson Miller Pee Aye Creative
In this tutorial, I will show you how to style and customize the Divi Post Navigation module with CSS for navigating previous and next posts and pages.

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Customize The Text Of The Divi Post Navigation Previous And Next Buttons

The first thing you may want to do is customize the text of the navigation links. In the video, I show how we said “Previous Demo” and “Next Demo,” but this all depends where you use it. If you have this in a Divi Theme Builder template for blog posts, you could leave it blank to show the previous and next blog post titles, or say something like “Previous Post” or just “Previous.”

customizing the text of the Divi post navigation module

Adjust The Divi Post Navigation Text Link Design Settings

The next step is to start adjusting some of the basic settings that are included in the Post Navigation module design tab under the Links Text toggle. It is very strange, but the way this is made in Divi they act as links rather than buttons. This is why you need this tutorial and snippet.

Divi Post Navigation module link text design settings

So go ahead and start with things like the font, font weight, text size, and line height. But don’t set the link text color in the Divi settings. I know this sounds weird, but we need to do this with CSS instead. The reason for this is because if you use the Links Text Color, it does not apply to the arrows. By using CSS, it also applies to the arrows. You can see what I mean in the video.

Change The Divi Post Navigation Text Links Into Buttons

Now that we have some basic design styles set, let’s continue by adding some CSS to style and customize the Divi post navigation links to look more like buttons. We are adding a background color, border, padding, rounded border, hover effect, and a transition speed.

Divi Post Navigation default previous and next links

Where To Paste The CSS Code

1. Divi Assistant
If you are using our Divi Assistant plugin, simply paste the code in the CSS tab in the custom code window in the Divi Visual Builder.

2. Child Theme
If you are using a child theme, paste this code into the style.css file. If you don't have a child theme, you can generate a child theme directly on your site or download our free child theme.

3. Divi Theme Options Integration
Otherwise, paste this code in your Divi>Theme Options>Custom CSS code box.

If you need help understanding where to paste the code, please check out our complete guide about where to add custom code In Divi.

/*style the Divi Post Navigation buttons*/

.et_pb_posts_nav .nav-previous a,
.et_pb_posts_nav .nav-next a {
	color: #ffffff;
	background: #0048ff;
	border: 2px solid #0048ff;
	padding: .7em 1.3em;
	border-radius: 50px;
	transition: all 0.3s ease-in-out;

/*style the Divi Post Navigation buttons on hover*/

.et_pb_posts_nav .nav-previous a:hover,
.et_pb_posts_nav .nav-next a:hover {
	color: #0048ff;
	background: transparent;
	border: 2px solid #0048ff;
	transition: all 0.3s ease-in-out;

Here’s how the links now look as buttons with the CSS added! Much better!

Divi Post Navigation style with CSS previous and next links

And here’s how it looks when you hover over one of the buttons.

previous and next links Divi Post Navigation style with CSS on hover

Obviously you can change the colors, padding, border, border radius, transition speed, etc! I hope this gets you started and that you enjoyed this tutorial!

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  1. Josué

    Very good!! thxx <3

  2. Gurbir Singh

    How can we show all/few posts by a particular Author? I want to create a page where I will list all my authors and their posts.

      • Gurbir

        In the builder, I couldn’t find it. Can you please share any of your blog’s URL?

      • Nelson Lee Miller (aka The Divi Teacher)

        Divi has this option in the Theme Builder (not the builder). So go to Divi>Theme Builder. From there check for a template such as “All Author Pages” and add the blog module to the template and turn on the toggle in the Blog module for “Posts For Current Page”

  3. Martin


    What about if I changed the color in the display settings before I used this CSS. Now it seem like it doesn’t matter how much I try to change the CSS color of the text. It doesn’t change besides if I change in the settings.. wierd huh?

    • Nelson Lee Miller (aka The Divi Teacher)

      I’m not sure what you mean. But it sounds like you are asking why the settings and the CSS conflict? That would be perfectly normal and expected, you should use one or the other for any of the components.

  4. Sophie

    Thanks for this guide 🙂 I would like to remove any text (instead of %title for instance, I would like to make this part blank, I just would like to display the arrows, no text). Do you have any idea of how to do it? Thanks!

    • Hemant Gaba

      Hey Sophie,

      Could you please share the URL of the page in order for me to investigate it further?

    • Tobias Heger

      Hi Sophie,

      a bit messy, but it should work…

      Divi Post Navigation Module > Content > type in a blank space to the Previous Link and/or Next Link
      Divi Post Navigation Module > Advanced Tab > Custom CSS > Previous Link Arrow and/or > Next Link Arrow display:none;

      Custom CSS:
      span.nav-previous a:before {
      content: “\3c”;
      font-family: “ETMODULES”;
      span.nav-next a:after {
      content: “\3d”;
      font-family: “ETMODULES”;

      It works also with Fontawesome:
      span.nav-next a:after {
      content: “\f152”;
      font-family: “Font Awesome 6 free”;

  5. Vince

    How do you change the arrow icons itself? I want to use one of the built in arrow icons.

    • Hemant Gaba

      Hey Vince,

      Could you please elaborate the issue a little more and share the URL of the exact page where the module is present?

  6. Shana Liberman

    I would like to change the arrow and have no next for buttons.

  7. Michaux Pierre

    Is there a way on top of the next/previous buttons to add the name of the post dynamically?
    Thank you,

    • Hemant Gaba

      Hi Michaux!

      The post name are added with the Next and previous links automatically. Please make sure you’re using the latest version of the theme.


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