How To Add A Point On Top of a Divi Menu Submenu Dropdown Tutorial by Pee-Aye Creative

How To Add A Point On Top of The Divi Submenu Dropdown

This fun tutorial will show you how to add a point on top of the Divi menu submenu to the dropdown to add some extra styling and making it stand out!

This is going to be a quick and easy one. Just copy the code snippet below and paste it into your Divi>Theme Options>Custom CSS box.

/*add point on top of the Divi menu submenu dropdown*/
nav > ul > li > ul:after {
    position: absolute;
    left: 20%;
    margin-left: -20px;
    top: -14px;
    width: 0;
    height: 0;
    border-left: 20px solid transparent;
    border-right: 20px solid transparent;
    border-bottom: 20px solid #2cba6c;

That should be all you need! Now just adjust the code to fit your needs.

Change the color of the “border-bottom” to match the hex color of your submenu background color.

If you want the point to be moved over to the middle, just change the “left” to 50%.

Need More Submenu Styling?

For more submenu styling, be sure to check out our other tutorial on How To Style The Divi Submenu. It’s a really helpful guide that will go perfectly with this tutorial!


Last updated Jan 3, 2021 @ 1:05 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. gio

    Good job! I like this short tutorial!
    One question: there’s a easy way to display on a menu voice a label like “new”. Similar at your site? (on divi)
    Thank u so much!

  2. Alessandro

    You are simply amazing! Thanks for all your job with Divi and for sharing!!
    I would like so much to know how can I use it if the background of my top bar menu and the box of submenu are white (it’s the same case of this website 😅). How can I get the same result (dark shadow on hover)?
    Greetings from Italy!!

      • Alessandro

        I think that your method works fine using a different colour for submenu background. I’ve the same background colours of your top bar (my top bar menu and submenu background are both white), but I haven’t submenu dark shadow on hover, so I can’t se the “triangle” on top because it is simply white on white. I hope that you can understand my so bad English, I’m sorry! 😊

  3. Lily

    Thank you! works perfect

  4. Echo

    Great job! Thank you.

  5. Echo

    I forgot to ask. How would you center the submenu under that on any one sub menus? Thank you.

    • Hemant Gaba

      Please share the URL of the page where you want to center the submenu so that we could investigate further. 🙂

      • Echo

        Unfortunately they have it hidden due to NDA

  6. pat

    Hi there, everything you showed worked good so far,
    However I have multiple sun menu but the CSS snippet keeps the point just at one location. not under every sub menu dropdown. How can I fix that .
    Please help! thanks.

    • Hemant Gaba

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

      • Alecz Eighmard Silva Deyto

        I have the same problem it just sticks to only one location check this picture for reference: Thanks for the help.

      • Hemant Gaba

        Hi Alecz,

        The URL is not clear in the snapshot so could you please provide the URL so that I could investigate further?

  7. alecz

    Can we ahve a way to use it in the divi mega-menu where the mega-menu starts wherever the dropdown is. Thank you so much.

    • Hemant Gaba

      Hi Alecz,

      We didn’t try that yet but we will definitely try this out and get back on this as soon as possible.

  8. Klazina

    Is there a way to make the divi navigation menu and sub menu a different color from the regular menu? My client wants the top bar/ logo background to be white and the menu bar to be a dark blue. Is there a code for this?

    • Hemant Gaba

      Hey Klazina,

      Yes, definitely there is a code for this but it depends upon the kind of header that you are using.

      For default header:
      background-color: #000;

      For theme buider header:
      .et-l–header .et_pb_menu__wrap{
      background-color: #000

      You can change the color as per your liking.

      Let me know how it goes.


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