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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Create Flipbox Overlays and Hovers in WordPress

 Want to add flipbox overlays and image hover effects to your WordPress site? if yes then this  article is for you. In this article, we’ll show you how to add flip box overlays and image hovers to your WordPress site.

Understanding What Flipbox actually is

A flip box is simply a box that flips over when you bring your mouse over it. It is basically an animation effect based on hovering. You can add this hover animation effect to specific sections of your website including text boxes and images.

If your website is relatively static, then you can use a flipbox effect to make it feel more interactive. For example, you can add an image hover flipbox to a product pricing page. That way when users hover over your pricing tiers, the price will show up.

Creating Flipbox Overlays and Hover Effects in WordPress

You can add flipboxes and hover effects to your WordPress site using many methods such as the Elementor page builder, or adding custom CSS. In this article are using the Flipbox – Awesomes Flip Boxes Image Overlay plugin. This plugin is flexible and easy to use. The free version of the plugin offers you speed and simplicity. Once the plugin is installed, you can quickly add good-looking flip boxes to your site. The first thing to do is install and activate the Flipbox – Awesomes Flip Boxes Image Overlay plugin. Once the plugin is installed and activated, you can create your first flipbox by going to Flip Box » Create New.

Create a new flipbox

This brings up the entire selection of templates. If its not enough to your desires, then you can click the ‘Import Templates’ menu option for even more templates you can use.

Import a flipbox template

With the free version of the plugin, there are 5 different templates to choose from, plus another 10 templates that you can import. To import a new customizable template, click the ‘Import’ button next to the Style number.

Flipbox click import button

Now, it’s time to select and start customizing your template. You need to click on ‘Create Style’ to load your first flipbox design. This will bring up a pop-up menu where you can name your flipbox, and choose which layout want to customize.

Choose what flipbox to customize

The 1st, 2nd, 3rd ‘Layouts’ options match the individual flipboxes in the layout. Click ‘Save’ once you’ve made your choices. It’s important to mention that your final design will closely match the flipbox template, so it’s best to pick a template that resembles how you want it to look on your website. There are three main tabs you will use to change the look of your flipbox, ‘General’, ‘Front’, and ‘Backend’.

Flipbox general settings menu

On each of these tabs, you can change the fonts, padding, and margins. But, we think the default options already look great. Next, we’ll change the text on both sides of the flipbox. Hover over the flipbox at the bottom of the screen and click ‘Edit’.

Flipbox preview edit text

This will bring up a pop-up window that lets you change the front text, back text, and background image. To change the title, edit the ‘Front Title’ text box and the ‘Font Icon:’ box if you want a different icon to display.

Change flipbox front title and icon

If you want to add a background image, then click ‘Upload Image’ to the right of the ‘Front Image’ option. Next, upload a new image or select an image from your existing Media library.

Upload front background image for flipbox

After that, you’ll follow the same series of steps for the back of the flipbox under the ‘Backend Settings’. Here you can change the title and text that displays when the card flips.

Change backend flipbox text

You can also change the ‘Backend Button text’ and ‘Link’ fields. These change the button text and where your users will go when it’s clicked.

Add backend flipbox button and link

Finally, click ‘Upload Now’ to change the background image on the back of the flipbox. Same as above, you can either upload an image, or select one from your Media library.

Upload backend background image

Once you’re done editing, make sure to click the ‘Submit’ button to save your changes. You’ll notice that your new changes will show up in the ‘Preview’ window right away. If you want to create an entire row of flipboxes, then click the ‘+’ icon in the ‘Add New Flip Boxes’ meta box.

Add a row of flipboxes

This will bring up a pop-up box similar to the one above that lets you customize your second flipbox. By now you’ve created and customized your flipboxes, so it’s time to add them to your WordPress siteThe easiest way to do this is using the included shortcode. On the right-hand side of your screen, there’s a meta box labeled ‘Shortcode’, copy the shortcode that resembles the image below.

Copy flipbox shortcode

Next, navigate to a page or post where you’d like to add the flipbox and paste your shortcode. Then, click ‘Publish’ or ‘Update’ if your post is already live.

Paste flipbox shortcode

Your new flipboxes will now be live on your site. Notice that as you resize your browser window, the flipboxes adjust since they are 100% responsive.

Flipbox live WordPress display

This plugin also includes a flipbox widget that you can add to any widget area supported by your theme. To do this navigate to Appearance » Widgets and find the widget titled ‘Flipbox – Awesomes Flip Boxes Image Overlay’.

Add flipbox widget

Then you can drag and drop the widget to your preferred location. Finally, input the style id, which can be found in the main Flipbox plugin menu, and click ‘Save’.

Flipbox widget id

We hoped this article helped you learn how to add flipbox overlays and hovers to your WordPress site.

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