Divi Mobile: Collapse Submenus With Clickable Parent Menu Items

Last modified Dec 4, 2020
Difficulty Intermediate
Language CSS, JavaScript

Great website navigation is key for a simple and clean site navigation experience. A collapse submenus can be a perfectly reasonable solution if your menu includes parent items. They keep the menu organized, showing site hierarchy without removing any menu items – exactly what really matters on the smallest screens.

This is an alternative version of the Divi Mobile: Collapse Submenus Divi Snippet. Today, however, parent menu items (in the example Home, Shop, Blog) will stay clickable.

In this example, we will use the site with Divi Ecommerce child theme installed. Just paste the Javascript and CSS to your site!




In action:


Alternative Method

Collapse Submenus make it easier for users to navigate your website. If you are looking for the plugin method for beginners (no coding), check out our Divi Switch Plugin. You can create collapse submenu items inside burger menu on mobile with one click of the switch. The coding method is for more advanced users.


.et_pb_menu .et_mobile_menu .menu-item-has-children > a, #main-header .et_mobile_menu .menu-item-has-children > a {
    background-color: transparent;
    position: relative;
.et_pb_menu .et_mobile_menu .menu-item-has-children > a.toggle-menu, #main-header .et_mobile_menu .menu-item-has-children > a.toggle-menu {
    font-family: 'ETmodules';
    font-size: 18px;
    padding: 10px;
    z-index: 10;
    display: inline-block;
    position: absolute;
    right: 5px;
.et_pb_menu .et_mobile_menu .menu-item-has-children.visible > a.toggle-menu, #main-header .et_mobile_menu .menu-item-has-children.visible > a.toggle-menu {
 	transform: rotate(180deg);

.et_pb_menu .et_mobile_menu ul.sub-menu, #main-header .et_mobile_menu ul.sub-menu {
    display: none !important;
    visibility: hidden !important;
    transition: all 1.5s ease-in-out;
.et_pb_menu .et_mobile_menu .visible > ul.sub-menu, #main-header .et_mobile_menu .visible > ul.sub-menu {
    display: block !important;
    visibility: visible !important;



function ds_setup_collapsible_submenus() {
    var $menu = $('.et_mobile_menu');
  top_level_link = '.et_mobile_menu .menu-item-has-children > a.toggle-menu';
  $( '<a href="#" class="toggle-menu">C</a>' ).insertBefore( ".et_mobile_menu .menu-item-has-children > a" );

  $menu.find('a.toggle-menu').each(function() {

    if ( ! $(this).siblings('.sub-menu').length ) {
      $(this).on('click', function(event) {
    } else {
      $(this).on('click', function(event) { 
$(window).load(function() {
  setTimeout(function() {
  }, 700);


Does this snippet (still) work?

Please let us know in the comments if everything worked as expected. We have tested this code with the Version: 4.5.3 of the Divi Theme and Divi friendly hosting with PHP 7+.
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License: This snippet contains code from the Divi Theme, copyright https://elegantthemes.com modified by Divi Space, August 4th, 2020. Licensed under the GNU General Public License, no warranty; click here for details.


Your Comments


  1. Rick

    I just added your code and it’s working but not on all pages of my website… Please help?!

    • Anna Kurowska

      Hi Rick, can you share a link to your website?

  2. Jose Marquez

    It works great, but how can i change the arrow to a + and – signs?

    • Anna Kurowska

      Hi Jose, we are using Elegant Themes fonts to display arrows. You can change the “arrow_triangle-down” icon to plus by changing the 6th line in the JavaScript to\\

       $( '<a href="#" class="toggle-menu" rel="nofollow ugc">L</a>' ).insertBefore( ".et_mobile_menu .menu-item-has-children > a" ); 
  3. Augustin AUBERT

    Hello, does it work with theme builder menu ? thx

    • Anna Kurowska

      Yes 🙂

  4. bruno

    I use the “Divi Switch” plugin on a site because the sub menus are very long and the presentation on mobile is really much better!


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