Today we published a new free plugin to WordPress.org repository. It is called SoulButtons, and as the name says, does exactly that – gives you an easy way to add buttons to your WordPress site.
My friend Dave was the mastermind behind this idea and he footed the bill for it, so a big round of applause for him. What he wanted was a simple way to add buttons to your page content, be it the conventional WP Editor, or some page building tool like Beaver Builder. Especially for non developers.
So here is what we came up with – SoulButtons allows you to add a button anywhere in post/page content via a [soulbutton]] shortcode. You simply write
[[soulbutton link="http://google.com"]Button text[/soulbutton] and it shows up like this:
And if that sounds too developery, SoulButtons adds a button to your WP Editor, that opens a dialog which builds the shortcode for you.
There is a whole set of attributes you can use to customize the button – you can read about them in FAQ section. You can change the style, colors, add icons and hover effects and many more. There also several global settings if you want to modify how all your buttons look like. It allows you to maintain constistent visual style throughout the site.
If you are using Google Analytics, you can enable event tracking to see how your buttons are working in the analytics dashboard – you just need to check that box under settings.
And if you are not afraid to get into code a little bit, SoulButtons are really flexible – you can add new button styles, hover effects – we provide several hooks and CSS classes that will allow you to do pretty much anything you want.
So, wait no more, grab a copy of SoulButtons from WordPress.org repository. And if you see any bugs or have new feature ideas, please open an issue on GitHub!