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Sticky Side Buttons

Description

This simple button creator lets you 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

Configuration options include:

  • Button position > left or right
  • Rollover style > darken or lighten
  • Animation style > none, slide or icons only
  • Disable on mobile (optional)
  • Customise button icons, text, link, and colors easily
  • Show on: Front Page, Pages, Posts, Custom Post Types (checkboxes)

Demo

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

Screenshots

  • Sticky Side Buttons in action: IN
  • Sticky Side Buttons in action: OUT
  • Sticky Side Buttons backend button creator
  • An example site using Sticky Side Buttons
  • An example site using Sticky Side Buttons
  • An example site using Sticky Side Buttons

Installation

  1. Install & activate the plugin through the WordPress ‘Plugins’ dashboard.
  2. Visit the new Sticky Side Buttons tab to create your buttons.

FAQ

My sticky side buttons are covered by some other element. What should I do?

In the plugin settings there is a field where you can define z-index for the buttons. An element with a higher z-index is always in front of an element with a lower z-index. If you have tried a high z-index in that setting but your buttons still aren’t showing, it is likely that your theme has a very high z-index specified somewhere. This is not great practise, but is sometimes done in complex themes with lots of layered design elements, and also with page builders. As a last resort you can use CSS to force override the z-index for your buttons: #ssb-container { z-index: 9999 !important; }

Where can I get support for this plugin?

If you’ve tried all the obvious stuff and it’s still not working please request support via the forum. Remember to include a link to your site, and a full description of the issue plus the steps you’ve already taken to try to solve it.

Can I contribute to this plugin?

Absolutely! Please create a pull request on GitHub here.

Reviews

20. mai 2020
Quick to load, less is more. w/ Font Awesome library, supports fa styling methods. Works best on desktop (also great on mobile if only 1 to 2 buttons are three).
2. veebr. 2020
Simple plugin that goes straight to the point. You're not going to get a ton of options obviously but you can set up a modern sticky sidebar in about 5 minutes.
25. jaan. 2020
This plugin works perfectly, very lightweight and simple, exactly what a plugin should be! The Social Share buttons are a nice touch too.. Very well done Maeve, Thank you for this lovely plugin !!
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Contributors & Developers

“Sticky Side Buttons” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

1.0.9

  • Removes Google+ share button

1.0.8

  • Upgrade to FontAwesome 5

1.0.7

  • Bug fix: errors when show on frontpage is checked

1.0.6

  • Support added for custom post types

1.0.5

  • Bug fix: “page” text in footer

1.0.4

  • Adds option to open link in new window
  • Adds a ‘show on’ option: Pages, Posts, Front Page
  • Minor bug fix for accessibility
  • Adds support for translation plugins: WPML, Polylang
  • Improved button hover handling on mobile

1.0.3

  • Fixes z-index override issue

1.0.2

  • Adds a setting so user can define custom z-index

1.0.1

  • Removed unnecessary css background – works better when buttons are spaced
  • Added z-index so buttons don’t hide behind things (fix for revolution slider)

1.0

  • Initial release