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How to Use Parallax Scrolling Effect on WordPress to delight your customers

Parallax Scrolling
January 20, 2022

Written by Matt Grill

Matt Grill is the founder and director of BSharp Tech and has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry.

If you’re looking for a way to add some pizzazz to your WordPress website, you may want to consider using the parallax scrolling effect. This effect creates a 3D illusion by moving different elements of the page at different speeds, which can make your website more visually appealing and engaging for visitors. In this article, we will show you how to add parallax scrolling to your website using WordPress. Let’s get started!

What is the Parallax scrolling effect?

The parallax scrolling effect is a web design technique where the background moves at a different rate than the foreground. This can give a 3D type effect where objects appear to be floating on top of the web page. This can create a more engaging and immersive browsing experience for the user. Parallax can be achieved using CSS and/or javascript.

Interestingly parallax is not a new concept. In fact, Disney used it quite extensively on some of their first films. They invented a camera called a multiplane camera that allowed a number of artwork pieces to move past the camera at various speeds and at various distances from one another. This created the Parallax effect and gave a sense of depth to the scenes. 

 

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The parallax scrolling effect can be used with text and images, over multiple elements. The example below shows the effect with multiple elements. Just scroll up and down over the page to see the effect properly – you won’t notice it if you are not scrolling. 

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How to add Parallax scrolling to your WordPress website

There are a few different ways that you can add parallax scrolling to your WordPress website. We use the DIVI theme extensively on our sites and fortunately, it has a built-in parallax scrolling option. There are plenty of guides available to how to do this and we recommend using Elegant Themes Ultimate Guide to Using Parallax With Divi. If you don’t have WordPress then w3 school’s how to use parallax is a good starting point. 

 

We include the DIVI theme to create parallax effects on WordPress. We include the DIVI theme with all of our support and hosting plans ($89USD per year of extra value).