The purpose of any good Wordpress plugin is to create a better experience for bloggers and for their readers. And when they allow you to promote your blogs or other sites, they become even more useful. This is what you can expect from a new addition to Wordpress’s lineup: Visual Sticky Footer.
Visual Sticky Footer, developed by Really Cheap Health Insurance, allows you to create a custom footer through which you can alert your readers to other posts, sites, social media profiles, or products. The footer can go on any page you choose, and it “follows” readers as they scroll down the page. That is, they will always see the footer, but it will not interfere with the readability of the page. This is a crucial feature because readers can be turned off by something that looks like an ad that won’t go away. At the top of the footer, there is an orange + and – sign. Readers can opt to close the footer, which, again, is an important feature.
You can choose from over 100 icons for upload on your own. You can also add text and links to other pages. This creates great functionality for your site. You can make a list of your best blog posts, highlight an upcoming event or important news, direct readers to an author bio, or post an ad. The developers say, “We make it easy to include advertisements or other content in your footer…Just enter an HTML hex color code and you can change the color of your footer or have it transparent.”
The plugin was developed for this insurance company, which uses the footer to display links to articles, such as “How to choose health insurance for your child.” The footer also has links for quotes, blog, search, and download. You can customize it to meet your needs and suit the style and tone of your site. You can download it here.