How To Add a Sticky Floating Sidebar Widget in WordPress

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Adding a WordPress floating widget in your website or blog sidebar is a great option to highlight special offers, products and services, newsletters signup, feature most popular posts, and many more.
This gains a higher click-through and conversion rate than static objects as a result of some.
That is why many website owners and bloggers, like myself, make use of this floating elements.
In this website, if you’ve notice, I’ve made a text widget to float in the sidebar that feature my WordPress website design services.
In this guide, I will show you exactly the same method I’ve done for this website. That is, to create a sticky floating widget in WordPress so that you can feature and highlight important elements as easily as possible.
So, let’s dive in!

Video Tutorial

If you don’t like the video and prefer text-based or need more instructions, then continue reading below.

Adding Sticky Floating Sidebar Widget in WordPress

The first thing you need to do is install the Q2W3 Fixed Widget for WordPress plugin. This plugin will do the trick out of the box.
Log in to your WordPress administrative area. Then, go to Plugins » Add New.
Now, type in the search field Q2W3 Fixed Widget for WordPress. Just wait for a few seconds until WordPress displays the result. Click on the Install button and then hit Activate.
After you’ve activated the plugin, you will see a new menu item under Appearance » Fixed Widget Options. The plugin work pretty much out of the box.
Optionally, on the plugin settings page, you may want to set the margin top and bottom, stop ID, add custom HTML IDs, among others.
To actually make a widget sticky, navigate to the widget section. As you may have notice, the plugin adds a Fixed Widget option in all of your widgets. Check the Fixed widget box and click on the Save button to store your changes.
Setting up Fixed widget in WordPress

Wrapping Up

WordPress floating widgets can be used to boost sign-ups, highlight content, and increase overall user loyalty and experience. You can have multiple fixed widgets in a sidebar but be sure to keep a balance in your design, so you don’t frustrate your users.
I hope that this guide helped you implement a sticky floating sidebar widget on your WordPress blog or website.
What features, content you want to be highlighted in your sidebar widget? Let me know in your comments below.
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