Have you seen these beautiful CSS animations on popular websites? Animation effects such as content that slides, that dissipates, bouncing images, etc…. ? Do you also want to add CSS animations to WordPress?
In this article, we’ll show you how to easily add CSS animations to WordPress without writing any code.
When and why should you use CSS animations?
CSS animations allow you to draw the user’s attention to different parts of the page. You can use them to animate product features or a call-to-action button. Many websites use CSS animations when the user scrolls down the page. It adds some personality to the page and emphasizes the most important elements.
CSS animations are also faster than using flash or videos. They load quickly and are supported by most modern web browsers. You can add CSS animations manually to your WordPress theme or your child theme’s stylesheet. However, most newbies don’t want to modify their theme files or learn CSS.
That said, in this tutorial, we are going to see how you can easily add CSS animations to your WordPress website.
How to set up CSS animations
We will be using a plugin for this tutorial. It allows you to create CSS animations using WYSIWYG visual editor. The first thing you need to do is install and activate the Animate it plugin! The plugin works without configuration and there is no control panel.
By clicking on the button, you will see a new window appear in which you can design your CSS animations. The plugin supports many CSS animations which are all to choose from.
First, you need to select the animation style. After that, you need to choose the waiting time before the animation and the duration of the animation. Finally, you can specify when the animation will start.
The plugin offers three choices. You can run the animation on click, on hover, or while scrolling.
Once you are satisfied with the settings, you can click the ” Anime It ” button to see the preview of the animation.
Then click on the Insert button to add the animation to your post or page. You will notice that the plugin will add a shortcode with dummy content on the visual editor.
You need to remove the dummy content inside the shortcode, and replace it with your own content, images, or whatever else you want to animate.
All you need to do now is publish your content and preview it.
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