Divi Tutorial – Change the Hamburger Icon

Divi Tutorial – Change the Hamburger Icon

This one is simple, but really cool.

You’ll like it.

So, let’s change the mobile menu icon.

This is the mobile menu icon.

Here’s what we will get in the end

So, for starters, here’s the css code for the mobile menu icon.

.mobile_menu_bar:before {content: " ";}

What you put inside the quotation marks are what becomes the mobile menu icon.

So how do we put an icon in there?

Well you go here for the icon list..

Elegant Icons

and you find something you want to use.

Now the code part is tricky. (Sort of)

This is what the unicodes for the icons look like

The target shaped icon has the code


You are going to change the &#x to a \
and take out the ;

This gives you \5c

That goes inside the quotation marks.

like this:

.mobile_menu_bar:before {content: "\5c";}

and you’ll get a new mobile menu icon.

Bonus: You can use them in the menu as well

This reduces the need for fontawesome sometimes, and loading less stuff to do the same thing is always better.

So, start by adding a class just for the icon set.

.icons {font-family: 'ETmodules' !important;}

And now you can call any unicode icon with the class around it. Like this:

<span class="icons">&#xe0e7</span> Calculator

Just drop that in the menu title

And this is what you get!

Pretty neat, huh?

Because some kind gentleman has commented that the hamburger icon should stay, that doesn’t mean alternate hamburgers like b, c, or even a for a menu that opens to show contact info is not usable.

Also, you can totally do

.mobile_menu_bar:before {content: "\64 MENU";}

Just so the icon will say menu. Have a read here to see why adding the text MENU helps. (Click this sentence)

So yeah, have fun with this new power, and as we all know, the hamburger is ubiquitous enough that people don’t have too much trouble guessing its function. So use this tip wisely.
[sc name=”learn css”]
[sc name=”responsive-ad”]
[sc name=”podcast”]

Reference: This link helped me with modifying the unicode: ElegantTweaks

Photo by Lidye Petit on Unsplash

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. Hi … thanks for this video. I have found that there are still people who don’t know what the hamburger icon is. For them, I would like to replace the hamburger icon with the word MENU. Can you tell me how to do that? Thanks again.

    • Hi Bill, thank you for the kind words.

      Try using this CSS snippet

      .mobile_menu_bar:before {
      content: “MENU”;
      font-family: Arial;

      Of course you can change Arial to whatever font you choose.

      Hope that helps!

  2. .mobile_menu_bar:before {content: “\64 MENU”;}
    doesn’t work… A really strang icon appears instead of ‘MENU’

    I’ve find this help site to add MENU text before hamburger icon :
    But MENU text doesn’t click to open mobile menu, just hamburger icon 🙁

    PS : You have a great help for DIVI. Thanks. But I don’t receive notification email when reply to my comment.
    And sorry for my bad english, I’m a french user and french people are really bad to another language 😐

    • You’re right, I guess no one tried it. haha

      The fonts are different. the text “menu” should be in :after or something like that. Good catch.

  3. Thank you! That’s just what I was looking for. I also added a font-weight: bold to make a bolder hamburger.

    • Hi! Thank you for the kind words. I didn’t know you could make the ET font bolder haha.

New tutorials

Why no ads?

Hi, I'm PK, and I maintain and publish content on this site for two reasons.

  1. To give back to the community. I learned so much from people's tutorials and StackOverflow that I wanted to contribute and help others.

  2. To provide a more structured learning experience. People struggle to find the course that guides them from start to finish, based off of real life experience, and my courses provide that.

The only "ads" I have here are for my own courses, and maybe an affiliate link, but that's it. They fund the website resources and provide more motivation for me to produce better content.

Any bit of interest helps. Even sharing with your friends, suggesting my courses to your developer or designer, or subscribing to my YT channel, or joining our Discord. Thanks and I'll see you around!

There's a newsletter!

Sign up to the newsletter for the occasional updates on courses, products, tutorials, and sales.

Happy Pride Month!

Happy Pride Month!

Pretty simple really.

Happy pride month to everyone who celebrates it!

I've been seeing a lot of nasty comments on social media recently, so I wanted to add some extra pixels that lean towards love, empathy, and inclusivity to help balance it out.