In today’s post, let’s take a look at some of the best WordPress scroll to top plugins. Let’s imagine a situation. You are skimming through a long page. You are checking out the contents, reading a bit whenever you find something interesting. Ultimately, you have come to the bottom of the page. Now you want to go to the top of the page. What options do you have?
- Click the ‘Scroll Back To Top‘ button,
- Scroll backward all the way to the top with the mouse or
- Find the ‘Home‘ key on your keyboard and hit it.
Among all these solutions, clicking the Scroll back to top button is undoubtedly the easiest solution. And these days, most visitors take it for granted that they will find such a button at the bottom of any website. It has almost become a part of the ideal user interface. Not having this button in your website could leave a negative impact on your visitors. Luckily, there are lots of free and premium WordPress scroll to top plugins available.
Best WordPress Scroll Back to Top Plugins
Dynamic “To Top” Plugin
The Dynamic “To Top” Plugin provides a straightforward and easy way of adding a scroll back to top button on your WordPress site without using any jquery code. You can define the minimum scroll time before the button appears and also choose the button position.
If you use the image version, you can choose the background color, border width, radius and color for the arrow. Alternatively, you can also choose the text version for the button. It is also possible to disable the button on mobile devices.
Scroll Back To Top
Scroll Back To Top WordPress plugin comes with a ready-made solution for adding a back to top button on your website. The pre-configured plugin works instantly once you activate it. The configuration options are located in Settings -> Scroll Back To Top page.
You can define the button width, height, background, hover color, etc. Regarding the button location, it is possible to choose the horizontal and vertical alignment along with the horizontal and vertical distance from the edge. You can choose any of the 11 button images or provide a custom text. What’s more, it is possible to apply custom CSS too.
Easy Smooth Scroll Links
Along with the traditional scroll back to top button, the Easy Smooth Scroll Links plugin also allows you to create custom anchors for any location in the page. The settings section will enable you to choose the offset value and the scroll speed.
An extensive list of scrolling animations is the most notable feature of this plugin. There are 30 different scrolling animations to choose from. It is also possible to exclude specific anchors. As the plugin also supports shortcodes, you can quickly place the button anywhere you want.
WPFront Scroll Top
WPFront Scroll Top provides an easy solution for your visitors to get back to the top quickly with a single button click. Once you install and activate the plugin, you will find all the available options in the WPFront -> Scroll Top page.
Along with the usual customizations, the plugin also allows you to auto-hide the button after a particular period of inactivity. You can select an image or text like the scroll up button. If you choose an image, you can choose any of the built-in images or upload a custom image.
jQuery Smooth Scroll
To keep things simple, it doesn’t add any menu item in the WordPress dashboard as well. The button will be located on the bottom-right corner of the page. While the button becomes visible after a certain amount of scrolling, it will be hidden when the visitor reaches the top of the page.
WP To Top
Featuring some cool CSS3 effects, the WP To Top is another excellent free WordPress scroll back to top plugin for adding a back to top button on your website. The smooth scrolling feature will be an added attraction for your visitors. Once you activate the plugin, you will find the customization options in the Settings -> WP To Top page.
There are separate options to choose the background and foreground colors for the button. The next few options allow you to define the scroll duration and select the icon type, size, and location.
So far, I have discussed the free back to top plugins for WordPress. But there are some premium plugins for this purpose as well. These plugins offer significantly more customization options along with lots of readymade button presets. Let’s see which the best premium WordPress Scroll To Top Plugins are.
ScrollNav – Scroll to Top
As the name indicates, this is a multi-purpose WordPress plugin. It allows you to set up back to top button, custom menu, personalized search box and custom links. However, instead of providing these options as separate buttons or links, ScrollNav combines all these into a circular button. Along with the four directions, the center of the button could also be provided with a custom action.
There are separate settings sections for each option. The general settings allow you to show the button in all pages, selected pages or hide the button from specific pages. You can disable the plugin for mobile devices. There are various colors available for the circular button. And it is also possible to choose a custom size for the button.
WordPress Back To Top Plugin
This is a dedicated plugin for adding a simple back to top button on your WordPress site. It offers 17 different icons to use as the button image. An attractive option for the theme is its live update feature. This feature provides a real-time preview of the button as you are making the changes. Other than the icon style, you can also choose the icon size, icon color, border radius and the background color.
Options on the right side include the button position, margin, and hover effects. The plugin provides you with three visibility options. You can choose to display the button always, display only when the visitor has scrolled or shown the button at the bottom of the page.
jElevator Plugin for WordPress
So far, all the plugins we have tested allow you to add a go to top button. But what if you want to add a ‘Go To’ Bottom‘ button too? In that case, jElevator Plugin for WordPress would be the most appropriate choice for you. The unique plugin also comes with an automatic menu generator feature. Once you install and activate the plugin, it will create a vertical line on the left side of your website.
The line is divided into three equal sections. The top section is the go to top button, the bottom section is the go to bottom button, and the middle section will open the auto-generated menu. These options will come in handy when your visitors want to check out the content, comments, author information, publishing date, etc. The vertical bar will be hidden when you are inactive for a particular period.
WPAdvanced Bar – Advanced Social and Menu Bar
This is another multi-purpose WordPress plugin with the option of adding a ‘Go To’ top button on your website. The plugin will add some utility bars on your site. Besides the back to top button, you can choose to display the social buttons, share buttons and a custom menu bar.
Each bar is provided with multiple designs. It is also possible to define a location for the bars. The available options include top, bottom, left and right. As the plugin comes with the po and mo files, it can be used in any supported language.
Scroll Top Advanced
Scroll Top Advanced is a feature-rich plugin to add a back to top button on your WordPress site. With more than 35 CSS3 effects, the plugin offers several animations for the button. There are lots of ready-made image icons which could be used as the button.
On the other hand, as the plugin is fully integrated with Font Awesome icons, you can use any of these icons for the button. You can also choose the button location and the animation speed. The fully responsive plugin works correctly in all modern web browsers and any screen resolution. However, it is possible to hide the button in mobile devices.
Over To You
Providing a scroll to top button is a simple but effective way of enhancing the user experience of your website. And with all the free and premium plugins available, adding the button has also become a lot easier than before. Now that you know which the best back to top plugins are, which one looks most interesting to you? Let me know in the comments.