Add Swinging Christmas Bells in Divi


Here's how to add swinging bells to any Divi section, row or module. The bells line the top of the element and swing gently. Initially, they all swing in time, but has a subtle interaction effect such that when a bell is hovered, it is reswung, leading to the bells starting to swing at different times as the mouse passes over them. Here's the Divi swinging bell effect:


Ring, ring, ring the bells
Ring them loud and clear
To tell the children everywhere
That Christmas time is here!

To achieve this, first add the following PHP code to your site. It's reasonably long, but don't worry – you shouldn't have to modify it in any way:

if (!function_exists('divibooster_swinging_bells_to_section')) {
    function divibooster_swinging_bells_to_section($output, $render_slug, $module) {
        if (is_string($output) && isset($module->props['module_class']) && in_array('swinging-bells', explode(' ', $module->props['module_class']))) {
            $bells = '<div class="swinging-bells-inner">';
            for($i = 0; $i < 100; $i++) { 
                $bells .= '<span class="swinging-bell">🔔</span>';
            $bells .= '</div>';

            // Insert our bells HTML just inside the main element
            $output = preg_replace('/^(<div [^>]*>)/', '$1' . $bells, $output, 1);

        return $output;
    add_filter('et_module_shortcode_output', 'divibooster_swinging_bells_to_section', 10, 3);

if (!function_exists('divibooster_swinging_bells_css')) {

function divibooster_swinging_bells_css() {
.swinging-bells-inner {
	width: 100%;
	text-align: center;
	overflow: hidden;
	white-space: nowrap;
	font-size: 24px;
	line-height: 1;
	position: absolute;

/* Styling the individual bells */
.swinging-bells-inner span {
	display: inline-block;
	padding: 48px 12px 20px !important;
	margin-top: -48px;
	position: relative;
	animation: sway 2s infinite alternate ease-in-out;
	cursor: pointer;
.swinging-bells-inner span:hover {
	animation: none;
	transform: rotate(10deg);

.swinging-bell {
  color: #FFD700;

@keyframes sway {
  0% { transform: rotate(10deg); }
  100% { transform: rotate(-10deg); }
add_action('wp_head', 'divibooster_swinging_bells_css');

Now, on any section, row or module that you want to add the bells to, just give it a CSS Class of "swinging-bells", like so: 


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