If you want to add parallax scrolling to your website, there are two options available.
Option 1: Use a plugin
The first option is to use a plug-in that can help you quickly and easily add parallax scrolling to your website. For example, you may want to use a plugin, such as the ElementsKit for WordPress websites, that can make it easier. That way, you don't have to worry about your computer coding knowledge. The steps to follow include:
1. Add the Elementor Page Builder
Before you can put the ElementsKit to work for you, you need to install the Elementor page builder. You can find this plugin from your WordPress dashboard. Locate the section for plugins, search for Elementor, and add it to your toolbox. Remember that you will also have to click on the image to install the plugin before you can get started.
2. Add the ElementsKit plugin
Now that the page builder has been added, you can follow the same process to add the ElementsKit plugin. You need to go to the plugins section of your WordPress dashboard, search for the ElementsKit plugin, and download it. There will be a button to install it now, and it should install relatively quickly. Then, you can activate the plugin to get started.
3. Trigger the parallax effect through ElementsKit
After you have installed the Page Field and plugin, all you need to do is open up the parallax effect using ElementsKit. Navigate to the WordPress dashboard. Then, on the far right, you should be able to find the ElementsKit plugin and download it.
Go ahead and click on the icon to open it up. Check out the options panel, and click the modules section. You should see a list of modules there. Then, you can enable the parallax effect. Switch it to the On setting. Then, go ahead and save the changes.
4. Create a new page with the parallax effect
Now, it is time to create a new page so you can see the effect in action. Go to the WordPress dashboard. Select the Appearance option, then Pages, then Add New. This will allow you to create a new website page, which is where you will add the parallax effect.
With your new page opening, you can edit with Elementor, which you should see at the top. This will give you the ability to add the parallax effect to your new page.
5. Add the background image to your new page with the parallax effect
Next, you can look closer at the various background images for WordPress. As you go through the editing process, you should be able to find the parallax effect. All you need to do is add a background image. Select one from the menu bar on the left-hand side of the page. You can drag and drop the background image from the page editor itself. Think carefully about the background image you want to use. There are plenty of options available, so consider the different styles you see in front of you.
6. Add a new image on the page
The next step is to add a new image on the screen using the effects from the ElementsKit. Click on the image icon and choose the image that you want to show. Make sure you show it with animation. Navigate to the Advanced tab of the options panel. Then, click on the Effects option from the ElementsKit plugin. There are several different types of animations to choose from, and you can use this method to add a parallax effect to the images you add to your website.
This is a relatively straightforward method that you can use to add animation to the images on your WordPress website using the parallax effect. You do not necessarily need to download a plugin to add the parallax effect to your website, but it does make everything a lot easier.
Option 2: Manual coding
The other option is to add the parallax effect using manual coding. If you can code using CSS, then you can do all of this yourself. With this method, you will pin the background image in place as the rest of the website scrolls around it.
The steps to follow are:
1. Add the code
A basic code snippet for the parallax effect would be as follows: