Hover Effects – easily create any hover effect


All effects make use of a single element (with the help of some pseudo-elements where necessary), are self contained so you can easily copy and paste them.

Many effects use CSS3 features such as transitions, transforms, and animations. Old browsers that don’t support these features may need some extra attention to be certain a fallback hover effect is still in place.

Main features

  • 39 hover effects
  • Ease for use
  • Use in menu
  • Use for any element

2D Transitions

  • Grow
  • Shrink
  • Pulse
  • Pulse Grow
  • Pulse Shrink
  • Push
  • Pop
  • Bounce In
  • Bounce Out
  • Rotate
  • Grow Rotate
  • Float
  • Sink
  • Bob
  • Hang
  • Skew
  • Skew Forward
  • Skew Backward
  • Wobble Horizontal
  • Wobble Vertical
  • Wobble To Bottom Right
  • Wobble To Top Right
  • Wobble Top
  • Wobble Bottom
  • Wobble Skew
  • Buzz
  • Buzz Out
  • Forward
  • Backward

Shadow and Glow Transitions

  • Shadow
  • Grow Shadow
  • Float Shadow
  • Glow
  • Shadow Radial
  • Box Shadow Outset
  • Box Shadow Inset

Speech Bubbles

  • Bubble Top
  • Bubble Right
  • Bubble Bottom
  • Bubble Left
  • Bubble Float Top
  • Bubble Float Right
  • Bubble Float Bottom
  • Bubble Float Left


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  • Installation option 1: Find and install this plugin in the Plugins -> Add new section of your wp-admin
  • Installation option 2: Download the zip file, then upload the plugin via the wp-admin in the Plugins -> Add new section. Or unzip the archive and upload the folder to the plugins directory /wp-content/plugins/ via ftp
  • Press Activate when you have installed the plugin via dashboard or press Activate in the in the Plugins list


How to use Hover Link Plugin?

Just add the effect class to links, buttons, logos, SVG, featured images and so on. The class is under an effect name

How to add an effects to menu?
  • Go to page Hover Effects
  • Select effect and copy class (begin with ‘hvr-‘)
  • Go to Appearance -> Menus, select which menu item to which you want to add the effect, and add the effect class under ‘CSS Classes (optional)’
  • Save your menu
Why don’t I see an option to add classes?

Under Appearance -> Menus, click ‘Screen Options’ (top right of screen) and make sure that ‘CSS Classes’ is checked. If not – check it!


August 31, 2018
I spent several hours searching for any plugins which can provide hover effects but the search results always showed complicated Image Hover effect plugin while I needed for Text or other elements as well. Finally, when I was ready to give up, I came across this plugins. It is simple, very light weighted and easiest plugin with a large number of effects which you can use on any element on your website. Heartiest thanks to all the developers involved.
May 10, 2018
Super easy to use and very elegant effects. Love love love! Thank you Dev
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Contributors & Developers

“Hover Effects – easily create any hover effect” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Added: Copy class function


  • Changed: Admin style
  • Fixed: minor bugs


  • Initial release