Do you want to add feature boxes with beautiful icons to your WordPress site?
You can use feature boxes to highlight a product or service’s biggest selling points. They are also a great way to present features to new customers so they can decide whether this product or service is right for them.
In this article, we will show you how to add feature boxes with icons to your WordPress site.
What Are Feature Boxes With Icons?
Most people won’t read every single word on your WordPress website, especially if a page is very text-heavy.
Instead, visitors will scan the page to find the information they are looking for, fast. This means you need to present important information in a way that’s scannable and engaging, which is why so many websites use feature boxes.
In the following image, you can see how WPForms uses feature boxes to highlight the plugin’s biggest selling points.
You can even add a call to action button so users can learn more about a particular feature.
With that said, let’s show you how to add feature boxes with icons in WordPress. Simply use the quick links below to jump straight to the method you want to use:
Method 1: Add Feature Boxes With Icons Using the WordPress Block Editor (No Plugin Required)
You can add feature boxes with icons to your WordPress site using the standard content editor and column block. This means you don’t need to install a new WordPress plugin, so it’s a quick and easy method.
To get started, open the page where you want to add a feature box. Then, click the ‘+’ add block icon.
Next, type ‘Columns’ into the search box.
When the right block appears, click to add it to the page.
WordPress will now show all the different column blocks. The numbers are how much space each column takes up in the block. For example, ’50/50′ creates two columns that each take up 50% of the available width.
As an example, we will select the’ 33/33/33′ column block since this gives us three columns with equal width, but you can use any layout you like.
After that, you are ready to add icons to the columns.
The easiest way to do this is with icon fonts, which are resizable symbols that won’t slow down your website. We recommend using Font Awesome since they have one of the biggest collections of free icons.
Once you’ve added icon fonts in your WordPress theme, it’s easy to show them in your columns using shortcode.
Simply click on the ‘column’s ‘+’ icon and type in ‘Shortcode.’ When the right block shows up, click to add it to your layout.
After that, you can enter the following shortcode, but make sure to replace ‘bus’ with the name of the icon that you want to use:
To see a complete list of available icons, simply go to the Font Awesome icon library.
When you find an icon that you like, click it to see that icon’s name.
For example, in the following image, we are looking at an icon called ‘address-book.’
You can now add this name to the shortcode.
To learn more about working with shortcodes, please see our beginner’s guide on how to add a shortcode in WordPress.
If you prefer to use an image from the WordPress media library, then you can add an image block instead of using an icon font.
To do this, simply click on ‘+’ in the first column and then add an ‘Image’ block instead of a shortcode block.
You can now choose an image from the media library or upload a new file from your computer.
Once you’ve added all your icons, the next step is adding text to the feature box.
To do this, go ahead and click on the ‘+’ button inside the Columns block. Then, add a Paragraph block.
After that, simply type your text into the paragraph block.
You can add icons and text to the other columns by repeating the same process.
Do you want your feature box to have multiple rows?
Simply click the Columns block and then select the three dots in the toolbar. You can then select ‘Duplicate.’
This will create a copy of the Columns block.
Now, simply follow the same process described above to add content to the second row.
When you are happy with the feature box, you can add other content to the page, such as an image of the product or categories and tags.
To make the feature box live, just click on the ‘Update’ or ‘Publish’ button.
You can now visit your website, blog, or online store to see the feature box in action.
Here’s an example of what people will see when they visit your WordPress blog.
Method 2: Add Feature Boxes With Icons Using a Page Builder Plugin (Recommended)
If you want to create a simple feature box, then the WordPress block editor is a good choice. However, if you want to create a more advanced box with a completely custom design, then you’ll need a page builder plugin.
SeedProd has over 180 professionally-designed templates you can use to create beautiful pages, fast. It also has an entire library of icons that you can add to your feature boxes with a single click.
Here’s an example of a feature box created using SeedProd’s ready-made blocks and icons.
The first thing you need to do is install and activate the SeedProd plugin. For more details, see our beginner’s guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.
Note: There is a free version of SeedProd, but we will be using the Pro version since it has more features. If you use email marketing to promote your products, then SeedProd Pro also integrates with many of the best email marketing services.
Upon activation, go to SeedProd » Settings and enter your license key.
You can find this information by logging in to your SeedProd account.
Choose a Professionally-Designed Template
To get started, go to SeedProd » Landing Pages and click on ‘Add New Landing Page.’
On the next screen, you can choose a template. You can customize all of these templates using SeedProd’s drag-and-drop builder, but it’s still a good idea to choose a template that matches your goals.
For this guide, we will use the ‘Blank Template,’ but you can use any template you want.
To choose a template, simply hover over it and then click the ‘Checkmark’ icon.
This brings up a popup where you can give the page a name. SeedProd uses the page name in the URL, but you can change this link if you want. For example, you might want to improve your WordPress SEO by including some relevant keywords.
After that, click the ‘Save and Start Editing the Page’ button.
This opens the template in SeedProd’s drag and drop page editor.
Design Your Feature Box
Since you are using the blank template, the first step is choosing a layout. To do this, simply click on any of the column layouts.
After that, find the ‘Icon’ block in the left-hand menu.
You can now drag and drop this block onto the first empty column.
This adds the Icon block to your layout, with a default icon already selected.
To change the icon, click on it and then select the ‘Choose Image’ button.
This brings up the icon library with hundreds of icons to choose from. You can use the search bar to look for a specific icon or browse through the entire list.
When you find an image you want to use, simply hover over it and then click the ‘+’ button to add it to your page.
To customize the icon, click to select it.
You can now tweak this icon using the settings in the left-hand menu, including changing its alignment, size, color, and more.
To see more options, go ahead and click on the ‘Advanced’ tab.
Once you’ve done that, go ahead and add a ‘Text’ block beneath the icon.
Simply find the ‘Text’ block in the left-hand menu, and then place it beneath your icon using drag and drop.
To add some text, click to select the block. You can then type into the small text editor in the left-hand menu.
To customize the other columns, simply follow the same steps as above.
If you want to add another row of feature boxes with icons, then hover your mouse over the section and then click the ‘Duplicate Row’ button.
You can duplicate the section as many times as you want to quickly create more feature boxes with icons.
You can then add new icons and text by following the same process described above.
You can continue working on the page by adding more blocks and customizing those blocks in the left-hand menu.
When you are happy with how the page looks, click the ‘Save’ button. You can then select ‘Publish’ to make that page live.
We hope this article helped you learn how to add feature boxes with icons in WordPress. You may also want to see our guide on how to create an email newsletter and our expert pick of the best live chat software for small businesses.