Navigation is an important part of any WordPress website. You want visitors to easily find and engage with your content. A sticky menu can give your website this functionality without compromising your brand’s style.
In this article, you’ll learn the purpose of a sticky menu and how to create a sticky menu. Plus, we have a few sticky menu examples to spark your creativity.
What is a Sticky Menu?
A sticky menu, or a fixed menu, is a navigation bar that remains visible on a website even when a visitor scrolls up and down a page. It’s always accessible and helps the visitor navigate your website faster.
Here’s an example of a sticky menu on the main page of the HubSpot Blog.
Why Implement a Sticky Menu?
When visitors browse your website, you want to provide them with easy access to your content. Some visitors find it burdensome to scroll back to the top of a page to navigate a website.
Sticky menus provide a simple solution to this annoying (and time-consuming) problem. With a fixed navigation bar, visitors can quickly find what they need on your website. It enhances the website experience and entices the visitor to consume more content, resulting in lower bounce rates.
How to Create a Sticky Header Menu in WordPress
Now, it’s time to set up a sticky header menu on your website. If you have technical skills, start with the CSS code method. But if you don’t feel comfortable changing code, you can skip to the plugin method.
CSS Code Method to Create a Sticky Header Menu
You’ll want to manually add CSS code to your WordPress theme. Follow the steps below.
Sticky Menu (or Anything!) on Scroll allows you to create fixed navigation bars, sidebars, and call-to-action boxes. There’s also the option to limit your sticky menu to appear on specific screen sizes.
Install and activate the plugin.
Go to Settings > Sticky Menu (or Anything).
Under Basic settings, add the navigation bar you want to be your sticky menu.
Change any desired settings, like the space between the top of the page and the sticky element.
Hero Menu is a premium WordPress plugin for creating responsive sticky menus. Its drag-and-drop builder makes it super easy to build every aspect of your navigation. You also can configure the menu’s height, color, transparency, and font to fit your website. Learn more about the plugin and the setup process here.