Do you want to show personalized holiday greetings on your website? One of our users recently asked if there was a way to add a Christmas card in WordPress? We did some research and found an easy solution. In this article, we will show you how to spread the holiday spirit with Xmas Widget in WordPress.
What is Xmas Widget for WordPress?
Xmas Widget is a premium WordPress plugin that allows you to display beautiful holiday greetings on your website. It is fully customizable, and you can add your own greetings, background images, and control animations like snow fall and snow accumulation.
While the name says Xmas Widget, you can display it anywhere on your WordPress site including posts and pages. It is fully responsive, and you can also manually adjust its width if you want to.
Most importantly, it works with all themes and plugins.
Xmas Widget can be used to just simply greet the users, or you can use it to greet and tell users about special offers on your website.
Setting up Xmas Widget in WordPress
First you will need to purchase the Xmas Widget plugin. Prices start from $14.99 with one year of support and updates.
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Note: we don’t get any commission if you buy this plugin. We liked the plugin and asked the author to give our users a discount instead.
After you purchase the plugin, you will need to install and activate the Xmas Widget plugin. Upon activation you need to visit Appearance » Widgets page to setup the plugin.
You will notice that the plugin has added a new sidebar called ‘Xmas Widget Hidden Sidebar’, and a new widget labeled Xmas Widget. Simply add Xmas Widget to the sidebar where you want to display holiday greetings.
You will be asked to provide your plugin license key. After verification, you will be able to see widget options.
First you need to provide a title for your widget. After that you need to enter your greeting message in the content area. You can use HTML in the content area to add links or format text.
Xmas Widget comes with 15 built-in backgrounds that you can choose from. You can also use your own background colors if you want. There are five choices for text fonts and unlimited colors.
You can also add an icon and adjust its position and appearance. Lastly, you can enable Snow build up and Snow animation option. These options would show snow fall animation on your Xmas widget.
Don’t forget to click on the save button to store your widget settings. You can now visit your website to see the Xmas Widget in action.
Add Xmas Widget in WordPress Posts or Pages
As we mentioned earlier, you can add Xmas widget to your WordPress posts and pages as well. Here is how you can do that.
Simply go to Appearance » Widgets page. Add Xmas Widget to ‘Xmas Widget Hidden Sidebar’.
Now you need to setup the widget options like you did earlier and save your widget settings. At the end of the widget, you will find a shortcode like this:
[xmas id=”3″ width=”250px”]
Copy and paste this shortcode to any WordPress page or post. You can even adjust the width of the greeting message to meet your needs.
That’s all, we hope this article helped you spread the holiday spirit with Xmas Widget on your WordPress site. You may also want to see our guide on how add points system in WordPress to ignite user engagement.