How to Add a Large Button to Your WordPress Website
For many WordPress users, the simplicity and flexibility of the platform are its standout feature. Launching a new blog or website has never been easier, and the platform provides advanced functionality that can be added on with a few lines of code.
While there are many benefits to using WordPress as a platform, there is one drawback that many users are aware of: limited customization. When it comes to design, you’re going to be stuck with the choices that the platform offers out of the box.
However, thanks to some prominent WordPress developers and designers, this isn’t exactly true anymore. With custom builds and plugins, it’s now possible to add any design or functionality that you could want to your site. In this article, you’re going to learn some tips and tricks on how to add a large button to your WordPress website.
Why Add a Large Button?
When I first heard about buttons, I assumed that they would only be used on web forms or as a standalone element on a website. But, as it turns out, there are numerous situations where large buttons can be used to great effect. For example, the Large button plugin offers six unique designs, all of which are suited for different situations. If you’re looking to add a functional element to your site that invites the user to take action, then you can’t go wrong with a large button.
How To Add a Large Button To Your Website
Whether you’re using WordPress or another content management system (CMS), there are a few steps that you need to follow in order to add a large button to your site. Let’s get started.
Find The Right Place For It
Depending on where you want to place your button, you’re going to have to find the proper spot on your website. For best results, it’s usually a good idea to look for a visible and spacious spot on your site’s front page. This way, when the user lands on your site, they’ll see the button right away.
Decide Whether You Want It To Be On The Right Or Left Side Of The Page
With most browsers, the default position for the browser’s scroll bar is set on the right side of the screen. What this means for you is that if the button is located on the right side of the screen, the user will naturally scroll to the right to view the rest of the content. You can use this to your advantage by positioning your button on the right side of the screen. It’s generally a good idea to have the buttons at the end of a piece of content, like an article or a slideshow. This way, when the user lands on your site and reaches the end of an article, they’ll naturally want to click on the large button to continue reading. (The same goes for a slideshow. When the user reaches the end, they’ll want to click on the next image in the series)
Find Out The Size That Works Best
Once you’ve found the right place on your site for the button, you need to determine the proper size for it. When it comes to WordPress, using pixels as a base for your measurements can be a little tricky. Fortunately, there is a tool that can help you find the proper dimensions for your button. Head over to WordPress’s built-in “Visual Composer” and drag out a square or circle shape. Once you’ve scaled it down, you can add in the dimension that you need (usually based on a percentage of the overall pixel size of your site).
Position It Using CSS
The last step in order to add a large button to your website is to position it using CSS. In the preceding step, you determined the size of the element using pixels. But, in order to add in the positioning of the element, you need to convert the pixels into an em or rem value. To do this, you can use the CSS properties top, right, bottom, and left (tutorial). Alternatively, you can use the WordPress plugin CSS3 Properties to effortlessly add in the positioning of any CSS-enabled element.
So there you have it! Now that you’re equipped with the basics about adding a large button to your website, it’s time to get creative and start adding your own flair.