Hover Effects Builder Free


Hover Effects Builder includes more than 60 templates so that you can add hover effects to the images on your websites. Hover Effects Builder also features a built-in editor that is available in PRO version.

With Hover Effects Builder you are able to:

  • Apply CSS3 hover effects to the images on your website without any CSS coding knowledge.
  • Assign any of predefined effects to featured images for standard and custom post formats.
  • Apply hover effects via fully customizable shortcode to the images in WordPress Post/Page Editor.


  • 60 Image Hover Effect Templates; FREE
  • 2D/3D Rotation, Flip and Scale Effects; FREE
  • Slide and Fade Effects; FREE
  • Social Share Buttons; FREE
  • Fully customizable Shortcode; FREE
  • Visual Shortcode Editor in Page/Post Editor; FREE
  • Hover Effects Add-on for Visual Composer; FREE
  • Help documentation; FREE
  • Built-in Editor; PRO
  • Customize Default Templates; PRO
  • Create New Hover Effects Templates. PRO



Please follow the steps below to install Hover Effect Builder in WordPress:

  1. Install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress.
  3. Use the Settings -> Plugin Name screen to configure the plugin.


How to Create/Edit Templates?

To create new template press “New Template” button and you’ll be redirected to Editor Tab to create unique hover effects without coding.

Can I save edited hover effect templates?

No, this feature is available in PRO version only.

Can I apply the predifined templates to my images?

Yes, you can.

Can I create new hover effects

Yes, but you will not be able to save them.


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Contributors & Developers

“Hover Effects Builder Free” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Added: Show / Hide Link Button on Single Page preference.
  • Added: Debug information panel for support requests.
  • Fixed: Link button disappearance issue.


  • Fixed: Some minor compatibility issues with 3rd party themes and PHP versions


  • Some minor compatibility issues with older PHP versions.


  • Visual Shortcode editor for content image in WordPress Page/Post Editor.
  • WordPress version 4.5 full support.
  • Some minor compatibility issues with 3rd party themes.
  • Several minor bugs.
  • Updated documentation.


  • some minor compatibility issues with 3-rd party themes.
  • WordPress 4.3 full support.
  • new parameters for Shortcode.


  • security issue with XSS prettyPhoto jQuery library. Updated to 3.1.6 prettyPhoto version.
  • some minor bugs.


  • Divi WordPress Theme support.
  • CSS3 Border Radius option to apply hover effects to rounded images.
  • Display attribute for Shortcode to control the layouts of images.
  • Exclude Classes option to disable hover effects on blocks with specific classes.
  • Several minor bugs.


  • Always Show Content option.
  • Push the Image option to content Slide Effect.
  • Several minor bugs.


  • Added Hover Effects Add-on for Visual Composer
  • Added additional parameters for Shortcode
  • Improved JS performance
  • Several minor bugs fixed
  • Updated documentation


  • Initial release