Q1: Styling the Back to Top Button

by | Jan 10, 2016 | CSS Tips & Tricks, Quick Snacks

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Here is the first of the Divi Soup Quick Snacks –  Styling the back to top button and including an image. You can see this in action right here on divisoup.com, just scroll down far enough to activate the back to top button to see the custom styling.

So let’s get cooking!


The Divi Theme from Elegant Themes
A suitable PNG image 30px by 30px


This should take you around 5 minutes max.


The first thing we need to do is create a transparent PNG file containing the image we want to use in our back to top button. I am using part of the Divi Soup logo as you can see here.


Once you have that ready, upload it to your media library within WordPress and make a note of the path.


Now for the CSS, copy and paste the code below into your Child Theme style.css or if you aren’t using a child theme (which you really should be) then paste into the Divi Theme Options epanel custom CSS section and don’t forget to save.

/*Back to top button styling*/

/*This section adds the image*/
.et_pb_scroll_top:before { 
    content: url(YOUR IMAGE URL HERE) !important;  

/*This section changes the shape to a circle and moves the button in from the edge of the screen*/
.et_pb_scroll_top.et-pb-icon {
    padding: 8px;
    -webkit-border-radius: 50%;
    -moz-border-radius: 50%;
    border-radius: 50%;
    right: 20px;

If you would like to retain the default icon and just style the shape then use this CSS instead.

/*Back to top button styling*/

.et_pb_scroll_top:before {
    content: "2";

/*This section changes the shape to a circle and moves the button in from the edge of the screen*/
.et_pb_scroll_top.et-pb-icon {
    padding: 8px;
    -webkit-border-radius: 50%;
    -moz-border-radius: 50%;
    border-radius: 50%;
    right: 20px;


And that’s it, now your back to top button should look like the one on this site, only with your own image.

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Michelle X

Michelle Nunan is a multi-award winning marketer & trainer and full time Divi educator as well as a wife and mother of two beautiful girls and one cheeky Black Labrador called Harley. Michelle has been building websites since the late nineties, back in the days of GeoCities and Napster, before the web was the wonderful place it is now.
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