In some of the websites you may have noticed something sticky and floating sidebar widget while scrolling down the page. This may be a newsletter,signup box,some social media icons,Facebook like box or even some affiliate marketing products,all the purpose of the floating sidebar widget is actually to attract most of the visitors and to make your blog popular.
In order to make your blog enable to show the sticky floating sidebar widget,there are some codes that can be used,but as you know it may be difficult (especially for the beginners) to implement them properly,so another method can be use to make your desired sidebar widget sticky,For this a WordPress Plugin Q2W3 Fixed Widget by Max Bonds can be use.
How to add a Sticky Floating Sidebar Widget in WordPress:
- In your WordPress admin area,go to Plugins>add New Plugin.
- Search for Q2W3 Fixed Widget,install and activate it.
- Under the Appearance menu,click Fixed widget options.
- You may change the Margin Top,Margin Bottom as per your theme requirements.
- Now under the same appearance menu click Widgets options.
- The widget list will be shown,just choose the desired widget.
- Check the Fixed Widget option and see your sticky floating sidebar widget live.
Want to know more just view the video tutorial of Floating Sidebar widget by Nick Ellison.
Why Floating Sidebar Widget Is not Working:
Q2W3 Fixed Widget need responsive layout and theme,it may not work properly even after the installation,no change in the sidebar,means no floating sidebar…..it may happen.But need not to worry here are some the reasons due to which sidebar widget may no float.
- First of all check your header.php must have <?php wp_head(); ?> and footer.php must have <?php wp_footer(); ?> ,if not then put <?php wp_head(); ?> right before </head> and <?php wp_footer(); ?> right after </body>
- Check for another widget with simple codes,because some complex codes may interrupt it.
- Check whether another Plugin may conflict,just deactivate it and then see its working.
There may be some other issues,for this you may contact author or search fro this in Google.