How to add a floating side tab, bar in your WordPress website (step by step guide): tab with HTML content, Twitter feed, contact & subscription form, recent posts, WooCommerce products or social icons!

Adding a floating side tab (or bar) on your WordPress website can be beneficial in many ways. You might want to use the floating side tab to give various options for your website users eg:  quick connect to you via a contact form or opt-in, subscribe your product, services or just place some social profile icons to connect through, or put some recent tweets or showcase some of your recent blogs, articles, news or promote your WooCommerce product or services. All these can be done easily and in an convenient way without your website visitors having to click the buttons or menu items and open the new page on your website.

Many websites and blogs keep side tab with various options for the quick accessibility and increase the usability of the website. Also, such floating side tabs can be placed in any part of the screen  and can also be used to keep your CTA (Call To Action) components like sales pitch, videos, buttons, promoted contents and  subscription forms and generate leads and increase the conversion rates.

Floating side tab can be placed in your WordPress website by using WordPress plugins, so you’ll have to be careful on finding the right Floating Sidebar WordPress Plugin. While choosing the plugin you might want to consider the available features in-terms of content (what content you can put in the tab), layout (what design, color and layout the tabs are available in), positioning (on what positions the side tab can be placed, including some advanced features like floating, fixed, absolute positioning etc) and some of the other settings related to customization, page wise configuration, responsiveness etc.

Here we’ve used Easy Side Tab Pro – Responsive Floating Tab Plugin For WordPress – to show how to add floating side tab in WordPress website:

Lets add a floating side tab step by step in your WordPress website or blog!

Step 1:

Get the floating side tab plugin for WordPress. Install the plugin, if any help needed – you can refer to the documentation page. 

Easy Side Tab Pro - Responsive Floating Tab Plugin For WordPress
Easy Side Tab Pro – Responsive Floating Tab Plugin For WordPress

 

Step 2:

Now, in your WordPress dashboard, you’ll see “Easy Side Tab Pro” on the menu. Click the menu and add a new tab.

Adding a floating side tab in WordPress website
Adding a floating side tab in WordPress website

Step 3:

Configure the various options for your tab: Content for tab, design layout, color, texts, links and display position etc…

Configuration of a floating side tab plugin for WordPress
Configuration of a floating side tab plugin for WordPress

 

Setting up of a floating side tab plugin for WordPress
Setting up of a floating side tab plugin for WordPress

Step 4:

You can configure more settings and enable or disable the side tab by visiting Side Tab Settings.

Configuration of floating side tab WordPress plugin
Configuration of floating side tab WordPress plugin

Step 5:

Save the Tab Settings and check the tab on your website!

Adding Floating Side Tabs in WordPress
Adding Floating Side Tabs in WordPress

 

Cool! this way you can add such a beautiful floating side tab on your WordPress website in just few minutes. If you’ve any questions or confusion please feel free to drop it in the comments below.

Also, you can use a free WordPress plugin to create floating side bar.

And checkout a few more tutorials:

How to add font icon or custom icon in your WordPress menu – Step by Step Tutorial (Video Included)

How to create a news magazine site in WordPress using AccessPress Mag?

How to create gallery short-codes in WordPress?

How to disable WP comments from post/page?

 

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