Adding WordPress floating widget in your blog sidebar is a great option to highlight on your page.
This gain higher click through and conversion rate than static objects as a result for some.
That is why many websites owners and bloggers make use of floating elements throughout their blogs/websites.
In this guide, we will show you how to create a sticky floating widget in WordPress, so that you can feature and highlight important elements as easy as possible.
So, let’s dive in!
Adding Sticky Floating Sidebar Widget in WordPress
The first thing you need to do is install the Q2W3 Fixed Widget (Sticky Widget) plugin. This plugin will do the trick. To do this, log in to your WordPress administrative area.
Once logged in, go to Plugins » Add New. If you already have downloaded the plugin from WordPress plugin repository, all you have to do is upload the plugin archive. Simply click on the Upload plugin link and select the .zip files on your local computer, then click on upload. Click the Activate link to activate it.
On the other hand, you can also make use of the search field option, type in the search field Q2W3 Fixed Widget (Sticky Widget). And wait for a few seconds until WordPress displays the result. Click on the Install button and then hit Activate, to actually activate the plugin.
The plugin can help you add any kind of widget sticking to your sidebar. As you can see in the video above, all you have to do is click on the checkbox to make any widget sticky on a page.
You can also configure the positioning of this plugin. Go to Appearance » Fixed Widget Options to configure the plugin. On this page, you can set the margins, add your own HTML IDs and even disable the fixed widgets on phone and tablets.
WordPress floating widgets can be used to boost sign-ups, highlight content, and increase overall user loyalty and experience. You can have multiple fixed widgets in a sidebar. However, these could easily get annoying and can have an adverse effect too. Keep a balance in your design, so you don’t frustrate your users.
We hope that this guide helped you implement a sticky floating sidebar widget on your WordPress blog or website.
What features, content you want to be highlighted in your sidebar widget? Let us know in your comments below.