Most WordPress user are not familiar with HTML/CSS. This is why WordPress plugins are so useful for adding tables or buttons.
There are several plugins that let you add buttons in WordPress without needing to know any code. But in this article, I’m going to give you guides on how to use two of those plugins. You’ll be creating beautiful WordPress buttons in a minute!
There are a two different ways to add buttons in WordPress. The most popular methods are:
1. Shortcode button builders
2. Non-Shortcode button builders
WordPress Button Plugin MaxButtons
MaxButtons lets you add buttons in WordPress posts or pages using shortcodes.
MaxButtons is a powerful WordPress button, share button and social icon plugin. Create great looking CSS3 WordPress buttons in a minute. Easy to understand.
Let started to create WordPress buttons with MaxButtons, you just need to download and install the plugin. Then,
Step 1: You can create a button by clicking on the MaxButtons in your dashboard sidebar.
Step 2: Once you’re on the MaxButtons page, you just need to click the Add New button:
Step 3: Here’s what you need to enter in the first box:
- Button Name – your visitors will never see this – it’s just to help you remember.
- URL – this is the link people will go to when they click on your button.
- Text – these are the words that will actually appear on your button
You can also change fonts and font colors if you’d like.
As you make all of these changes, you’ll see a real-time preview of your button on the right of your screen.
Further down the page, you can also change your button’s background, add a border, and more.
Step 4: Once you’re happy with your button, click the Save button at the top of the page.
Step 5: To add your button in the WordPress Editor, you just need to click on the MaxButtons button.
Step 6: Click on the button you want to insert.
You won’t see your button in the WordPress Editor. But when you publish your post, your button will be there!
One of biggest disadvantage of using MaxButtons, if you ever deactivate the MaxButtons plugin, all of your buttons will disappear.
Forget About Shortcode Buttons
Forget About Shortcode Buttons is another simple option to add buttons in WordPress.
It doesn’t use any shortcodes. That means you can deactivate the plugin at a later date and all of your buttons will stay intact.
Once you’ve installed and activated Forget About Shortcode Buttons, you can create buttons right in the WordPress Editor.
Step 1: click the new Insert Button icon on the formatting bar.
Step 2: You just need to add button text, a URL, and choose some color and style options.
You can preview all of your changes in real time just like as MaxButtons.
If you want to add an icon to your button, you can hop over to the Icon tab.
Step 3: when you’re ready to insert your button, just click Insert.
You can also save your button as a template by clicking the Floppy Disk icon.
I recommend to use a non-shortcode button builder plugin.
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