You have probably seen some cool menu animated underline effects floating around out there. I thought it would be cool to use some of those animated effects in other modules.

So in this tutorial I am going to show you how you give the Divi Blurb Header an animated sliding underline when you hover. This slides in from the left and slides out to the right making it a little different than the typical expanding or floating underline. I also threw in a little CSS that changes the color of the header as well to match the sliding underline.

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Let’s Get Started

 

Creating the Modules

The first thing we are going to do is create a 3 column row. You can use other column options but I think 3 is the perfect layout for this feature.

1. In the section you want to add the modules, create a new 3-column row

 

2. Next you will add a blurb module in the first column.

 

3. Open up the blurb settings and give it a title, url and an Icon. You could use an image if you wanted to but in this tutorial I will stick with the icons.

 

4. Give the icon a color, Image Placement is on the left, turn off animation and add content.

 

5. Now open up the “Custom CSS” tab and give the blurb module the following class: mp_m_blurb_underline_sliding

 

6. Select “Save and Exit” and then clone the blurb module twice and then move the extra two over into the next two columns. That way you only have to change the title, image and content on the other two.

 

 

 

Adding The Custom CSS

If you are working with a child theme you can go to Appearance>Editor and open your stylesheet. If not, go to Appearance>Divi Theme Options>Custom CSS (which is located at the bottom of the first tab in Theme Options)

Add this CSS

 

/*------------------------------------------------*/
/*-------------[GQ SLIDING UNDERLINE]-------------*/
/*------------------------------------------------*/

	.mp_m_blurb_underline_sliding h4 {
    		display: inline-block;
    		position: relative;
    		padding-bottom: 8px;
    		font-size: 20px;
    		font-weight: 800;
    		-webkit-transition: all .5s ease-out;
    		-moz-transition: all 0.5s ease-out;
    		-ms-transition: all 0.5s ease-out;
    		-o-transition: all 0.5s ease-out;
    		transition: all 0.5s ease-out;}

	.mp_m_blurb_underline_sliding  p {
    		padding-top: 10px;}

	.mp_m_blurb_underline_sliding h4:hover {
		color: #2ea3f2;}

	.mp_m_blurb_underline_sliding h4:before {
    		content: '';
    		display: block;
    		position: absolute;
    		left: 0;
    		bottom: 0;
    		height: 2px;
    		width: 0;
    		transition: width 0s ease, background .5s ease;}

	.mp_m_blurb_underline_sliding h4:after {
    		content: '';
    		display: block;
    		position: absolute;
    		right: 0;
    		bottom: 0;
    		height: 2px;
    		width: 0;
    		background: #2ea3f2;
    		transition: width .5s ease;}

	.mp_m_blurb_underline_sliding h4:hover:before {
    		width: 100%;
    		background: #2ea3f2;
    		transition: width .5s ease;}

	.mp_m_blurb_underline_sliding h4:hover:after {
    		width: 100%;
    		background: transparent;
    		transition: all 0s ease;}

 

If you want to speed up the animation process, just decrease the animation speed.

 

If you want to change the color of the underline and the hover color of the header, just change it in these places…

 

I also wanted to increase the header font weight and size in the css to keep it easier for me to change all of them throughout the website if I needed to. You can change that here or remove it altogether if you prefer to manage the font size in the module settings.

And that’s it.

If you used this one one of your projects, please share a link below so we can see how you used it.

Have fun!


Well, that’s all for now. I hope you find this article useful.


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Geno is an entrepreneur who has been designing websites since 1996. He also enjoys all things design, traveling, hanging out with friends, encouraging other believers, and experimenting with new technologies. When not doing any of the above, you can find Geno blogging or writing Divi customization tutorials here on Quiroz.co.

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