New plugin: Sticky Side Buttons
Today I published my 16th free WordPress plugin, Sticky Side Buttons. The plugin is simple and functional, allowing you to create one or more floating buttons that stick to the side of your site as the user scrolls.
Use it for sticking information like phone number, email address, social icons, store locations etc.
Why Sticky Side Buttons?
The functionality was being requested time and time again by clients. And that makes sense. Conversion oriented design is a focus for us here. One of the first questions I ask when designing a custom website is, “What do you want your users to DO next? Call you? Email you? Go to your online shop? Visit your physical store? Something else?” Once the client has answered that they tend to get pretty enthusiastic and naturally the next question becomes, “how do we achieve that?” Sticky side buttons are a great way to include prominent call to action buttons, links or information (like phone number) that tell the user what to DO next. The fact that they stick to the side on scroll is a real attraction given the rise in long pages and websites that stack and scroll. All in all, I got sick of building the same button functionality again and again, and thought, you know what… let’s make a plugin for that!
Click here for out-of-the-box demo. You can see the buttons to the right of the screen, in ‘slide’ mode.
Below are some screenshots of the plugin in use on various sites, plus one of the back end button creator/admin.