Learn how to create an Elementor fixed button to improve the user’s navigation, providing easy access to important content. A fixed button can serve as a constant call to action, reminding users to perform certain tasks like signing up for a newsletter, downloading a resource, or making a purchase. WPLearningLab will show you how it is done.
What is an Elementor Fixed Button?
An Elementor fixed button is a type of button that stays in its designated position, usually in a corner of the screen, no matter how much you scroll up or down on a webpage. It’s always ready to be clicked at any time. However, it’s different from a sticky button, which tends to stick to a specific section of your webpage.
How to Create an Elementor Fixed Button
Now, let’s get started with creating our fixed button in Elementor.
- Choose an Elementor Template/Page
Select an Elementor template or page that you want to work with.
- Add a Button to the Page
Add a button to the page by simply dragging and dropping the button onto the page. For now, place it at the top of the page.
- Customize the Button
Customize your button by changing its color to orange and the text color to white to make it stand out.
- Set the Button Position
Decide where your button should be positioned. Go to the Advanced settings, and under ‘Positioning’, set it to ‘Fixed’. Now, adjust the button position using offsets. Set it to 80% for both horizontal and vertical offsets, but feel free to adjust as needed.
- Set the Z-index
To ensure your button is always visible, set the Z-index to a high value (like 999). This will ensure it’s always on top, no matter what other elements you add to your page.
Testing the Elementor Fixed Button on Different Devices
Now that we’ve created our button, we need to make sure it looks good on all devices. Adjust the button position for tablet and mobile view as needed. The goal is for the button to be easily accessible and visible, no matter the device.
Potential Drawbacks of Fixed Buttons
While fixed buttons can be a great tool for keeping important actions or information constantly accessible to users, they should be used sparingly for a few reasons:
- Impact on User Experience
Fixed buttons remain on the screen at all times, which can potentially obstruct content or other important elements on your website. This can be particularly problematic on smaller screens, such as mobile devices, where screen real estate is limited.
- Potential for Overuse
If you have too many fixed elements on your page, it can lead to a cluttered and confusing interface. Users may be unsure of where to focus their attention, which can negatively impact their experience on your site.
- Responsive Design Considerations
Fixed elements can sometimes cause issues with responsive design. They may not resize or reposition correctly on different screen sizes or orientations, leading to usability issues.
- Performance Implications
Depending on how they’re implemented, fixed elements can sometimes cause performance issues, such as slower loading times or janky scrolling, which can negatively impact user experience.
And there you go! You’ve just created an Elementor fixed button. Remember, while fixed buttons can be quite handy, they should be used sparingly.