A Divi mega menu is a drop-down menu panel that allows you to add a large number of website navigation links to a menu panel that would not fit into a standard menu.

There is a free mega-menu built into Divi and there are a number of 3rd-party Divi mega menu plugins available to create advanced mega menus that offer extended functionality and or design options within a mega dropdown menu.

This article will explain what a Divi mega menu is and list the best free and paid Divi mega menu options available both with and without a plugin including;

What is a mega menu?

A mega menu is a style of website menu that appears as a large drop-down menu panel with groups of navigation links that are displayed when a top menu item is clicked or hovered over.

The key feature of a mega menu is that it displays all the menu link options together in one area so users do not need to click sub-menus or scroll to access the site links hidden off the page.

Mega menus can include images, icons, tooltips, forms, and WordPress widgets

When to use a mega menu?

You should use a mega menu when the links you need to add to a menu do not fit or do not fit in a way that can easily be navigated. Mega menus can be a great way to improve the UX (User Experience) for your visitors navigating your website.

Mega menus can however sometimes offer users too much choice and distract them from clicking on pages you really want them to view, such as product sales, contact, or signup pages. Mega menus can also be cumbersome on smaller screen sizes and look overly sparse when there are minimal links.

Using a mega menu can improve the way your site navigation functions and how quickly your site visitors can access the information they are looking for.

You may want to consider using a Divi mega menu for any of the following reasons.

  • A traditional drop-down menu and/or sub-menus would need to be scrolled to view all menu items
  • Your site has a large number of products and/or product categories (online stores, department stores)
  • Your site has a large number of posts and/or pages (news sites, content aggregators, directories, universities)
  • Adding a mega menu will help users navigate your site more easily

1. Divi mega menu built into Divi by default

Divi comes with built-in mega menu functionality that can be used with your Divi menu for free and it is worth considering before you start looking at any 3rd party Divi menu plugins.

To add a mega menu all you need to do is add a CSS class to any menu item in your menu dashboard to activate it into a mega menu.

This option is clean and simple but may not have certain advanced features of the premium mega menu plugins.

built in divi mega menu

By adding a CSS class of “mega-menu” to your top menu item in Appearance > Menus you can create a mega menu within Divi without the need for any 3rd party plugins or any extra code.

The built-in mega menu may not have as many features and options as some of the 3rd party plugins, but for many websites, it will be all that is required.

To add a Divi mega menu using the built-in feature you can follow the steps below;

  1. In your WordPress dashboard and go to Appearances > Menus
  2. Add a new menu with up to 4 parent links with your sub-menu links within each parent
  3. Add a custom link to the menu to act as the mega-menu trigger link
  4. Drag your parent menu links & their submenu links under the trigger link
  5. Under “Screen Option” check the CSS Classes checkbox
  6. In your top trigger link settings for CSS Classes, add the class “mega-menu”
  7. Save your menu and you have an active mega-menu

The mega-menu has up to 4 columns by default but with a little extra coding, you can customize the Divi mega menu columns further to have either 6, 7, or 8 columns. as shown in the tutorial on this Divi Theme Examples.

This Elegant Themes blog has a tutorial that shows you how to add images to the mega-menu for a more visual navigation experience.

The cost for this mega menu is FREE and you can find more information in the official documentation.

Divi mega menu plugins

If the built-in Divi mega-menu option is not suitable for what you need then the following free and premium plugins for adding mega-menus in Divi could be worth looking at further.

The Divi and WordPress plugins for mega-menus listed below are created for or compatible with the Divi theme.

2. Divi Mega Menu (Divi Engine)

divi engine mega dropdown menu

The Divi Mega Menu is a premium Divi plugin sold by Divi Engine that allows you to add a mega-menu to Divi using the Divi Builder.

  • Create and modify the Mega Menu using the Divi Builder
  • Add any Divi module to the menu (including Divi BodyCommerce modules)
  • Control menu animation style and speed
  • 1-time payment

This plugin is available to buy via the Elegant Themes marketplace or via the developers’ website at Divi Engine.

Buy via the Elegant Themes official marketplace;

  • This plugin is available to buy via the Elegant Themes marketplace as an unlimited site license for $46.00.
  • The price includes 1 year of updates and support.
  • There is a 30-day money-back guarantee when buying products via the Elegant Themes marketplace.

Buy via the developer at Divi Engine

  • There are various pricing options that include 1 site license for $9.2, 2 to 5 site licenses for $23.5 (£18), and unlimited site licenses for $46 (£35).

Developer: Divi Engine
Price
: $46
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3. Divi Mega Pro

divi life mega pro plugin

The Divi Mega pro is a premium Divi plugin sold by Divi Life that allows you to add mega-menu and mega-tooltips to Divi.

  • Up or Down Display Direction (overridden if not enough room)
  • Activate on mouse hover or click
  • Exit on mouse hover or click
  • Set mouse hover exit delay
  • Add a customizable close button
  • Set the width of the menu or tooltip
  • Trigger with menu items or any element using Divi’s CSS classes
  • Predesigned templates included

Buy via the Elegant Themes official marketplace;

  • This plugin is available to buy via the Elegant Themes marketplace as an unlimited site license for $79.00.
  • The price includes 1 year of updates and support.
  • There is a 30-day money-back guarantee when buying products via the Elegant Themes marketplace.

Buy via the developer at Divi Life

  • There are various pricing options that include 1 site license for $15, 3 site licenses for $29, and unlimited site licenses for $59 which would need to be paid annually for updates and support. A lifetime unlimited site license will cost $129

Developer: Divi Life
Price
: $79
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4. Mhmm. – Mighty Header & Menu Maker

be superfly menu plugin

The Mighty Header & Menu Maker is a premium Divi plugin sold by Be Superfly that allows you to add a mega-menu to Divi using the Divi Builder along with a full range of other Divi menu creation features.

  • Create Mega Menus using the Divi Builder
  • Demo Header Layouts
  • Swap Header, Menu & Logo per Page
  • Swap Header, Menu & Logo per Device
  • Includes many non-mega menu header options and features
  • 1-time payment

Buy via the Elegant Themes official marketplace;

  • This plugin is available to buy via the Elegant Themes marketplace as an unlimited site license for $46.00.
  • The price includes 1 year of updates and support.
  • There is a 30-day money-back guarantee when buying products via the Elegant Themes marketplace.

Buy via the developer at Divi Engine

  • There are two pricing options that include the hobbyist license for 1 live and 1 development site at $35 and a hardcore license with unlimited sites at $65.

Developer: Be Superfly
Price
: $59
More information

5. Divi Mega Menu by Quadmenu

Divi mega-menu Quadmenu
The Divi Mega Menu by Quadmenu is a freemium WordPress plugin developed by Quadmenu that allows you to add a mega-menu to any WordPress website. The free version comes with limited options and requires an additional plugin for full Divi compatibility while the premium version is fully integrated with Divi already.

  • Styling settings available in Divi customizer
  • Compatibility with the Divi header layouts
  • Menu style settings synchronized with Divi settings changes
  • The free version requires the Divi Mega Menu plugin for full compatibility (10,000+ installs)
  • free options or 1-time payment

There are various pricing options that include a free plugin with limited functionality and support, 1 site premium license for $15, 5 site licenses for $30, and unlimited site licenses for $60.

Developer: Quadmenu
Price
: $0 – 60
More information

Final thoughts

For most simple websites you will not need a mega menu, but for those that do the built-in free option with Divi is a great option. For those needing extra features without the ability to customize yourself with code, the plugins offer a nice plug-and-play option too.

Have you used any of these or another mega menu on your Divi website? If yes, drop a link in the comments and let us know which option you chose and if you are happy with how it works. The best examples may also make it into the Divi showcase gallery.

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