How to improve your sites’ navigation with a sticky menu

Improving your site from time to time should be your number one priority. It is always a good time for a glow-up. 

Updating it and changing around a thing and two will keep it fresh and interesting. Just do not do a whole rebrand that will completely change your site (your customers may not like that) – learn from the mistakes of MySpace. 

One way of improving your site is by creating a sticky menu. But, what is a sticky menu?

That kind of menu is actually a website menu that is stuck in one place on the page. If the visitor scrolls down the page, the menu will be right there where you want it to be.

To make it more clear, this kind of menu is accessible from any part of your website without having to scroll up every time. It follows around your visitor – to make it even simpler. 

There are also other elements that can be sticky, like a sticky header, for instance.

Now, the question is how to do that? What troubles do you have to go through to have a sticky menu? Well, the answer is none. The secret lies in a tool called WP Sticky

Let us break it down for you. 

What is WP Sticky?

This is one of the best tools out there for these kinds of elements. It is effortlessly fast and simple as a tool can be, and setting up a sticky menu can be done in literally minutes. 

And, no worries, you don’t need to know how to write a single line of code with this one in your hands. 

That is because if you want to stick an element to your site, you do it visually. There is no coding, no CSS, JAVA, or whatever. It is just that easy, and you will love it. 

If you were reading carefully, you might have noticed that we said “want to stick an element” – we didn’t specify what exactly. That’s because, with WP Sticky, you can stick ANY element on your site. 

Literally, any element that you have on your site, you can stick it. Even though this is about a sticky menu, we thought you might want to know this.

Having the freedom to stick anything to your sites, like a widget or a menu, is a game-changer.

Besides, this tool lets you have as many sticky elements as you want. The sky is the only limit here. 

Nevertheless, this tool is compatible with any theme, plugin, or page builder. It is like a chameleon – it fits right in with the rest. 

Now that we have taught you what is a sticky menu let us move to the process. The process of creating a sticky menu on your website. 

How To Crate A Sticky Menu With WP Sticky

After you install this tool, you will find this magic plugin right on your dashboard. As soon as you click on the button that is for adding a new sticky, the dashboard will take you to the simplest process ever. 

You will have three categories of creating a new sticky element. The three parts are Basic, Visual, and Advance.

In the Basic parts, you will name your element and pick the element. As you click on pick the element, it will open your site, then you need to click on your menu, and that’s it. You have chosen the menu to be sticky. Pretty simple – isn’t it? 

Now, the visual part is where it gives some of the best options.  

The first one is on what position you want your sticky menu to be, and you have two options, top or bottom. 

The bottom is an interesting place to put a sticky menu. That’s because most people are used to see it on the top. 

It is the best option to put it on the bottom if you have pictures in your menu or if you want to make it a little bit taller.

The next option is on what devices you want it to be visible. It has options from Small to Extra large. Small being mobile phones, and extra-large are PCs. It is always a good choice to have it also be sticky on a mobile phone since more and more people use it to browse the sites.

You can even customize this one down in the advance options if you want to. 

The last part of this category is the effects. You have the option of your navigation to either fade in, slide down, or even both. Why not both? Sometimes it is okay to go a little bit over the top. 

The advanced setting is optional, so you don’t have to even look at them if you do not want to. But it is cool to take a peek and see what it does. 

In that part, you can mess around with the opacity, scroll range, z-index, Background color of the sticky element, and custom CSS. 

If you feel like you do not know what something does or what the purpose is, this tool has your back. Under every option, there is a little CC where it states what the purpose is. 

Not to mention that right on the dashboard you have a little yellow lifesaver. What it does is, just by clicking on it, you can reach the support team of this plugin. 

You will directly message the creator and not some third party. That way, you will get help quickly without having to wait for an email back. 

Conclusion.

In the end, we can say that having a sticky menu is just mandatory. If you do not have it by now, you definitely should.

Using a sticky menu can help you get more conversions and give a visitor a better journey on your website. Who doesn’t want that?

So be sure to provide your audience that, since they are the most important people to impress. And the cherry on top is that it will only benefit you with the conversions. 

1 thought on “How to improve your sites’ navigation with a sticky menu”

  1. 5 tips to make your website Ideal:

    1. Keep your homepage minimalistic and free of clutter.
    2. Design with visual hierarchy in mind.
    3. Create easy to read website content.
    4. Ensure your site is easy to navigate.
    5. Stay mobile-friendly.

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