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How to Create Fancy Section Dividers for WordPress Websites 

Written By: author image Stacey Corrin
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Stacey has been writing about WordPress and digital marketing for over 10 years and on other topics for much longer. Alongside this, she's fascinated with web design, user experience, and SEO.
     Reviewed By: John Turner
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John Turner is the co-founder of SeedProd. He has over 20+ years of business and development experience and his plugins have been downloaded over 25 million times.

Do you want to add a section divider to your WordPress website?

Section dividers are an excellent way to separate content and create visual effects to engage your website visitors. However, they’re challenging to create if you lack design and coding experience.

Does that sound like you? Don’t worry; we’ll show you how to create website dividers without code in this article.

What Is a Section Divider in WordPress?

A section divider is also called a shape divider in WordPress. They let you add custom shapes and effects to pages, creating engaging transitions between content.

You can place a section divider above and below blocks of content, making it easier to organize and separate different topics.

Website dividers have several formats, such as page dividers with SVG shapes and text dividers, which are text borders that separate blocks of text. You can also customize dividers in many cases.

What Are the Benefits of Using Shape Dividers?

Shape dividers are an effective tool for capturing attention on your website. They make users stop scrolling, drawing their attention to information you don’t want them to miss.

Some website owners use flashy animations and striking imagery to engage visitors. However, shape dividers can do the same job with less visual clutter.

Moreover, shape dividers can instantly transform your website design without creating a new design from scratch.

How to Add Fancy Dividers to Your WordPress Site

As we mentioned earlier, you typically need some design and coding knowledge to create fancy section dividers in WordPress. However, we’ll share 2 ways to add a section divider to your site without code below.

Method 1: Create Website Dividers with SeedProd

We’ll use SeedProd to add shape dividers to your WordPress site for the first method.

SeedProd WordPress website builder

SeedProd is one of the best website builders for WordPress. It lets you create custom WordPress themes, landing pages, and responsive website layouts without code.

It comes with hundreds of pre-made templates, numerous content elements, and an easy drag-and-drop visual editor to customize your WordPress pages.

One of the features we’ll use in this guide is SeedProd’s built-in fancy Shape Dividers. They let you add attractive shape separators to any post or page with a few clicks, no coding required.

Follow the steps below to add shape dividers to WordPress with SeedProd.

Install and Activate the SeedProd WordPress Plugin

First, click here to get started with SeedProd and download the plugin to your computer. Then, upload the plugin .zip file to your WordPress website.

You can follow this guide on installing a WordPress plugin if you need help.

Note: There is a free version of SeedProd, but we’ll be using the premium version of SeedProd for the Shape Divider feature.

After installing and activating SeedProd, go to SeedProd » Settings and enter your plugin license key.

enter your license key

You can find your license key by logging into the SeedProd website and looking under the Downloads section.

copy your seedprod license key

Create a WordPress Theme or Landing Page

There are 2 ways to use section dividers in SeedProd.

You can create a new WordPress theme and add shape dividers to different theme parts. Or you can create a standalone landing page and add shape dividers to a single page.

Here are instructions for setting up both:

WordPress Theme

SeedProd’s theme builder lets you create a new WordPress theme with its drag-and-drop editor.

It creates all the files that make up your theme, including the sidebar, header, footer, single post, etc. You can then customize each file visually, without code.

Seedprod theme builder template files

When you activate your new theme, it will overwrite your existing WordPress theme, so only choose this option if you’re happy with losing your existing theme.

Follow this tutorial to create a custom WordPress theme with SeedProd.

Landing Page

SeedProd’s landing page builder lets you use its drag-and-drop interface to create single landing pages in WordPress. You can completely customize the design, but it won’t overwrite your existing theme, unlike the theme builder version.

SeedProd landing page dashboard

This is a good solution if you want to keep your current WordPress theme but still want to use the shape divider feature.

Follow this step-by-step guide to create a landing page in WordPress.

After creating a WordPress theme or landing page, you can move on to the next step.

Customize Your Design with a Section Divider

To add shape dividers to WordPress, edit a theme template or landing page, which opens SeedProd’s visual page builder. We’ll edit the Homepage of our custom WordPress theme in this tutorial.

edit homepage design

Once you’re inside the visual editor, you’ll need to find an area of the page where you want to add your shape divider. SeedProd lets you add shape dividers to Sections, Columns, and Rows.

Click your chosen section or row to open its settings panel on the left-hand side. Inside that panel, click the advanced tab to see more customization options.

Open the advanced section settings panel

You’ll see the Shape Dividers heading at the bottom of the panel. Click the heading to open the Shape Divider settings.

Open the shape divider settings

First, you can choose to add a divider to the top or bottom of your section.

Add a shape divider to the top or bottom of a section

You can then click the dropdown menu to select 18 different shapes for your divider.

Choose a section divider shape

After selecting a shape, SeedProd will show extra settings for customizing the shape’s appearance.

Choose a section divider color

For example, you can:

  • Change the shape’s color
  • Choose a custom width and height
  • Flip the shape
  • Bring the shape to the front
Change section divider width

You can follow the same steps to add a shape divider to the bottom of a section. You can create some striking visual effects with only a few clicks.

bottom section divider WordPress

Here are a few more examples of the different effects you can create with SeedProd’s shape dividers:


SeedProd mountains shape divider


SeedProd waves shape divider


SeedProd curve fancy divider on columns

Experiment with different website dividers until you’re happy with how everything looks.

Publish Your Fancy Dividers in WordPress

Now that your shape dividers are in place, you can publish your new design.

If you’re making a WordPress theme, you can publish it by going to SeedProd Theme Builder and clicking the “Enable SeedProd Theme” toggle to the Yes position.

enable seedprod theme

Simply click the dropdown arrow on the Save button and click Publish for landing pages.

publish landing page seedprod

You can now visit your live website and see your section divider in action. Here’s an example of our demo site with section divides on our hero background image section:

section divider example wordpress

Adding Icons and Text Dividers with SeedProd

If fancy section dividers don’t suit your website needs, you can also use SeedProd’s Divider block to add a line of text and icon dividers to your WordPress site.

The principle is the same as before, but instead of choosing an option on rows, columns, or sections, you’ll need to drag the Divider block to your page.

SeedProd divider block

From there, you can click a dropdown box to choose an icon line divider like this:

SeedProd icon divider

Or a text divider similar to this example:

SeedProd text divider

So now you have 2 ways to create attractive dividers in WordPress with SeedProd. Next, let’s look at adding dividers without a plugin.

Method 2: Create a Section Divider in WordPress Without a Plugin

You can also use the built-in WordPress settings to add dividers to your site. This method is helpful if you don’t want to install additional WordPress plugins.

However, the customization options are more limited. For example, you can only add different line styles and change the background color for each line break.

We suggest using Method 1 for advanced customization options. Follow the steps below to add a horizontal line section divider in WordPress without a plugin.

Adding a Horizontal Line in the WordPress Block Editor

To add a horizontal section divider using the WordPress block editor, open a post or page and click the plus (+) icon wherever you want your divider to be.

add WordPress block

Next, type “Separator” into the search box and click the Separator block.

add the separator block

After adding the block to your page, you’ll see a horizontal separator between each section of text.

WordPress section divider

You can change the divider style by clicking Default, Wide Line, or Dots in the right-hand panel.

change text divider style

You can also change the separator background color in the same panel.

text divider background color

When you’re happy with how everything looks, update or publish your page to see the results.

horizontal section divider example

Adding a Horizontal Line in the WordPress Classic Editor

Follow these instructions to add section dividers to your website using the WordPress classic editor.

Edit an existing post or page or create a new one. If you can’t see all the editor settings, click the Toggle Toolbar icon.

toggle WordPress toolbar

Next, click the spot on your page where you want to add your divider. Then, click the Horizontal Line icon.

horizontal line divider WordPress

Your horizontal line divider will be black and white or a light grey color and will cover your entire post or page like this:

horizontal section divider in WordPress classic editor

SeedProd and Your Small Business

We hope this article helped you learn to add a section divider to WordPress. With SeedProd’s powerful drag-and-drop website builder, creating fancy shape dividers is a breeze.

SeedProd is here to help you grow your business in all ways! For more small business and web development tips, check out our blog. Here are a few of our favorite relevant posts:

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Stacey Corrin Writer
Stacey has been writing about WordPress and digital marketing for over 10 years and on other topics for much longer. Alongside this, she's fascinated with web design, user experience, and SEO.

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