Disable Pointer / Clicking on Open Accordion Module Toggles


The default behavior of the Divi Theme's accordion module is to start with one toggle open and the rest closed. Then clicking on a closed toggle opens it and closes the originally open one. One thing you might notice is that, despite clicking on the open toggle having no effect, the mouse cursor changes to the "hand" pointer icon. This might be confusing to users who take this icon as a sign that something will happen when the element under the mouse is clicked. Here's how to prevent the "hand" pointer from showing on open toggles.

Disabling Clicking on Open Accordion Titles

You can suppress the change in mouse cursor by using the following CSS to disable clicking on open accordion titles:

.et_pb_accordion .et_pb_toggle_open .et_pb_toggle_title { 
    pointer-events: none;
    cursor: none !important;
This will apply to open accordion toggles wherever the CSS is applied. It won't affect toggles when in the closed state, so you will still be able to click them to open them. Note that if you do so, the original open toggle will still be closed – the code above doesn't force the toggles to stay open.

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  1. I have used the accordion module with 7 items and NONE have any content in them. I don't want them to open. I tried the CSS code, changed "open" to "closed, did it the entire module, individual accordions, main, open toggle, closed toggle. Nothing seemed to take away the hand toggle.
    Can you help me with this?
    It's the first accordion module between the non-communicating man and woman.

    • Hey Randy. Sorry, the code was disabling mouse clicks but not actually setting the pointer to be the standard arrow rather than the hand. I've updated the post with the correct code.

      In your case you'd want to use something like this:

      body.home .et_pb_accordion_0 .et_pb_toggle_close .et_pb_toggle_title { 
          pointer-events: none;
          cursor: none !important;

      This will apply to closed toggles (rather than open). It will also apply only on the first accordion on the homepage, so that the FAQs accordion isn't affected, for example. Hope it helps!

      • Dan, This worked perfectly!!! Thanks!!!

        • Great! Thanks for letting me know, Randy!


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