Testimonials are a huge deal for many websites. They show expertise and visitors usually go looking for them if they want to figure out how credible a company or person is. That’s why it’s important to think about the way you visually present testimonials on your website.

With Divi, you can display your testimonials exactly the way you want to. To inspire you, we’ll show you how to create a stunning and unique way to showcase testimonials using hover overlaps.

Let’s get to it!

Preview

Before we dive into the tutorial, let’s take a look at the end result.

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Add New Section

Let’s get started! Add a new page or open an existing one and add a new regular section.

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Add New Row 1

Column Structure

Continue by adding a new row using the following column structure:

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Sizing

Without adding any modules yet, open the row settings and change the sizing settings.

  • Make This Row Fullwidth: Yes
  • Use Custom Gutter Width: Yes
  • Gutter Width: 1

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Spacing

Add some custom spacing values as well.

  • Top Padding: 0px
  • Bottom Padding: 0px
  • Column 2 Left Padding: 2vw (Desktop), 3vw (Tablet & Phone)
  • Column 2 Right Padding: 11vw (Desktop), 3vw (Tablet & Phone)

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Add Image Module to Column 1

Upload Image

Time to start adding the various modules! Start with an Image Module in the first column. Upload a portrait image of choice.

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Image Alignment

Open the image settings and change the image alignment.

  • Image Alignment: Left

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Sizing

Change the sizing settings next.

  • Width: 78% (Desktop), 70% (Tablet & Phone)
  • Module Alignment: Left

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Add Hover Overlap Text Module to Column 1

Add Content

Right below the Image Module, add a Text Module. Place the person’s details in the content box.

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Default Background

Proceed by adding a background color.

  • Background Color: rgba(255,255,255,0)

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Hover Background

Add another background color on hover.

  • Background Color: #0f1bff

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Default Text Settings

Then, change the text settings.

  • Text Color: #ffffff
  • Text Size: 0px
  • Text Line Height: 0px

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Hover Text Settings

Make some adjustments for the text settings on hover.

  • Text Size: 19px
  • Text Line Height: 2em

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Default Heading Text Settings

The heading text settings need to be modified as well.

  • Heading 3 Font Weight: Ultra Bold
  • Heading 3 Font Style: Uppercase
  • Heading 3 Text Color: #ffffff
  • Heading 3 Text Size: 0px
  • Heading 3 Line Height: 0em

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Hover Heading Text Settings

Add different values on hover.

  • Heading 3 Text Size: 35px
  • Heading 3 Line Height: 1.1em

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Spacing

Next, go to the spacing settings and add some values.

  • Top Margin: -100px
  • Left Margin: 50px
  • Right Margin: 50px
  • Top Padding: 40px
  • Bottom Padding: 60px

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Change Text Orientation

Go back to the text settings and change the text orientation.

  • Text Orientation: Center

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Default Box Shadow

Then, add a default box shadow to the text module. This box shadow will be part of the overall design.

  • Box Shadow Horizontal Position: 1000px
  • Box Shadow Vertical Position: -400px
  • Box Shadow Blur Strength: 0px
  • Box Shadow Spread Strength: 250px
  • Shadow Color: rgba(175,175,175,0.13)

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Hover Box Shadow

To create the special hover overlap effect, add a hover box shadow as well.

  • Box Shadow Horizontal Position: -73px
  • Box Shadow Vertical Position: -49px
  • Box Shadow Blur Strength: 0px
  • Box Shadow Spread Strength: 10px
  • Shadow Color: rgba(255,182,12,0.53)

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Transitions

To create a smooth transition, change the transition duration in the advanced tab.

  • Transition Duration: 1000ms

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Add Testimonial Text Module to Column 2

Add Content

In the second column, the first thing we’ll need is a title Text Module. Go ahead and add a summary of the testimonial.

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Heading Text Settings

Then, change the heading text settings.

  • Heading 3 Font: Goudy Bookletter 1911
  • Heading 3 Text Alignment: Left
  • Heading 3 Text Size: 3.5vw (Desktop), 40px (Tablet), 30px (Phone)
  • Heading 3 Line Height: 1.1em

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Spacing

Continue by adding some custom spacing values.

  • Top Margin: 7vw (Desktop), 100px (Tablet), 50px (Phone)

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Add Description Text Module to Column 2

Add Content

Add another Text Module with the entire testimonial right below the title Text Module.

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Text Settings

After you’ve added the testimonial, go ahead and change the text settings.

  • Text Line Height: 2.2em
  • Text Orientation: Left

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Spacing

Add some custom top margin as well.

  • Top Margin: 4vw (Desktop), 50px (Tablet & Phone)

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Add New Row

Column Structure

Now that we’ve finished the first row, let’s add the second one using the following column structure:

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Sizing

Open the row settings and change the sizing settings.

  • Make This Row Fullwidth: Yes
  • Use Custom Gutter Width: Yes
  • Gutter Width: 1

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Spacing

Add some custom spacing values next.

  • Top Margin: 100px
  • Top Padding: 0px
  • Bottom Padding: 0px
  • Column 1 Left Padding: 11vw (Desktop), 3vw (Tablet & Phone)
  • Column 1  Right Padding: 2vw (Desktop), 3vw (Tablet & Phone)

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Clone Text Modules of Previous Row & Place in Column 1

Go back to the previous row and clone both modules in column 2. Once you do, place the duplicates in the first column of the new row.

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Change Text Orientation

Change the text orientation of both modules.

  • Text Orientation: Right

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Add Image Module to Column 2

Upload Image

Next, add an Image Module to the second column and upload a new portrait image.

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Image Alignment

Change the image alignment of the module.

  • Image Alignment: Right

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Sizing

Continue by changing the sizing settings.

  • Width: 78% (Desktop), 70% (Tablet & Phone)
  • Module Alignment: Right

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Spacing

Add some custom spacing values as well.

  • Top Margin: 50px (Tablet & Phone)

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Add Hover Overlap Text Module to Column 2

Add Content

The last module we need to finish this design is a Text Module below the Image Module. Add the person’s details in the content box.

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Default Background

Then, add a background image to the module.

  • Background Color: rgba(255,255,255,0)

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Hover Background

Change the background color on hover.

  • Background Color: #690cff

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Default Text Settings

Change the text settings next.

  • Text Color: #ffffff
  • Text Size: 0px
  • Text Line Height: 0px
  • Text Orientation: Center

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Hover Text Settings

Make some adjustments on hover.

  • Text Size: 19px
  • Text Line Height: 2em

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Default Heading Text Settings

Change the heading text settings as well.

  • Heading 3 Font Weight: Ultra Bold
  • Heading 3 Text Color: #ffffff
  • Heading 3 Text Size: 0px
  • Heading 3 Line Height: 0em

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Hover Heading Text Settings

With some small tweaks on hover.

  • Heading 3 Text Size: 35px
  • Heading 3 Line Height: 1.1em

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Spacing

Continue by going to the spacing settings and add some custom values.

  • Top Margin: -80px
  • Left Margin: 50px
  • Right Margin: 50px
  • Top Padding: 40px
  • Bottom Padding: 60px

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Default Box Shadow

Add a default box shadow to the Text Module.

  • Box Shadow Horizontal Position: -1000px
  • Box Shadow Vertical Position: -420px
  • Box Shadow Blur Strength: 0px
  • Box Shadow Spread Strength: 250px
  • Shadow Color: rgba(175,175,175,0.13)

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Hover Box Shadow

And change the box shadow on hover.

  • Box Shadow Horizontal Position: -73px
  • Box Shadow Vertical Position: -49px
  • Box Shadow Blur Strength: 0px
  • Box Shadow Spread Strength: 10px
  • Shadow Color: rgba(12,255,238,0.53)

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Transitions

Last but not least, create a smooth transition by changing the transition duration.

  • Transition Duration: 1000ms

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Preview

Now that we’ve gone through all steps, let’s take a final look at the end result!

How to Create Unique Hover Overlaps for Testimonials with Divi-ThemesReviewCentral

Final Thoughts

We hope this post inspired you to create stunning testimonial sections using hover overlaps! They really help you add another dimension to your website without having to spend a lot of time coding or figuring things out. If you have any questions or suggestions, make sure you leave a comment in the comment section below!