How Do I Change the Drop Down Icon in Webflow?

Changing the Drop Down Icon in Webflow

In Webflow, drop-down menus are a popular feature used to enhance navigation and improve the user experience on websites. By default, Webflow provides a standard drop-down icon that appears when you create a drop-down menu.

However, you may want to customize this icon to better match your website’s design and branding. In this tutorial, we will explore how to change the drop-down icon in Webflow using HTML and CSS.

Step 1: Create a Drop-Down Menu

The first step is to create a drop-down menu in Webflow. To do this, you will need to add a Nav Menu component to your page. Once added, you can populate it with items by adding Link Blocks or other content elements inside the Nav Menu component.

Note: If you’re new to Webflow or need more detailed instructions on creating drop-down menus, I recommend checking out Webflow’s official documentation for guidance.

Step 2: Add Custom Code

After creating your drop-down menu, you can proceed to change the default drop-down icon. To achieve this, we will utilize some custom HTML and CSS code.

Option 1: Inline Styles

If you prefer inline styles, you can use the <style> tag within an HTML element or the style attribute directly on an HTML element.

  • Create a new link block or select an existing one within your Nav Menu component.
  • Add the following code within the link block:
<span style="display: flex; align-items: center;">
  <span style="margin-right: 4px;">Your custom icon here</span>
  <i class="fas fa-chevron-down"></i>

Note: Replace “Your custom icon here” with your desired icon or image. You can also adjust the spacing by modifying the “margin-right” value to fit your design.

Option 2: Custom Classes

If you prefer using custom classes, you can add a new class to your link block and define the styles in your project’s CSS file or Webflow’s Custom Code section.

  • Add a custom class to the link block, for example, “custom-dropdown-icon“.
  • In your CSS file or Webflow’s Custom Code section, add the following code:
  • .custom-dropdown-icon {
      display: flex;
      align-items: center;
    }custom-dropdown-icon span {
      margin-right: 4px;

    Note: Make sure to replace “.custom-dropdown-icon” with your chosen class name and modify the styles according to your needs. You can also include additional CSS properties to further customize the appearance of the drop-down icon.

    Step 3: Preview and Publish

    Once you have added the custom code or defined the necessary CSS classes, it’s time to preview and publish your changes. Open the Webflow Designer preview mode to see how your drop-down menu appears with the updated drop-down icon. If you’re satisfied with the result, publish your project to make the changes live on your website.

    By following these steps, you can easily change the drop-down icon in Webflow and create a more personalized and visually engaging experience for your website visitors. Experiment with different icons and styles to find the perfect match for your design.

    Note: It’s important to ensure that any custom icons or images you use comply with copyright laws or are obtained from reputable sources that provide license-free or royalty-free assets.