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New plugin: Sticky Side Buttons

Posted by Maeve, 16 Jan, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Today we published our 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 our clients.  And that makes sense.  Conversion oriented design is a focus for us here. One of the first questions we 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, we got sick of building the same button functionality again and again, and thought, you know what… let’s make a plugin for that!

Get the plugin free at wordpress.org here

Demo

Click here for out-of-the-box demo. You can see the buttons to the right of the screen, in ‘slide’ mode.

Screenshots

Below are some screenshots of the plugin in use on various sites, plus one of the back end button creator/admin.

Maeve

Maeve

Maeve is an experienced UI designer and front end developer here at Enigma Digital. Aside from designing websites, Maeve develops plugins, speaks at WordPress events, and co-organizes the Perth WordPress Meetup group. She’s also an intrepid rock climber and demon trumpet player!
Maeve

One Response to “New plugin: Sticky Side Buttons”

  1. eric retra says:

    Hi Guys,

    We have implemented your sticky side button on our web site… looks great !!!

    http://www.13text.com.au

    However, when you click on the button the only option we have is that it takes you to the URL that is specified (Which works just as expected).

    Question… Is there any way that when we click the sticky side button that we can open an IFrame instead of a URL so that we can open on the same web page without having to open up a separate web page ??

    Thanks
    Eric

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