It’s a nice brisk fall Sunday afternoon. I’m home with my family working on my handouts for my students in the Website Creation Workshop, while my daughter watches a Disney movie. And I thought I’d add a ‘Falling Leaves’ animation on my website today.
It’s a fun plugin called ‘Snow and More’ by Nicolas Kuttler (Outdated now, please see newer article about adding snow to your website here) that let’s you add leaves, snowflakes, baloons, and more.
(you can also limit it to only occur on a specific page/post)
Here is a screenshot of what it looks like:
You can control the speed and duration of the images falling. You can also control how long you want the images to fall for. I have mine set for 10 seconds.
This is one of the things I like about WordPress. You can add fun plugins to your site, to entertain your visitors.
This ‘Snow and More’ plugin is free, and you can find here at WordPress.org (outdated now)
See updated article here: https://websitecreationworkshop.com/blog/wordpress-tips/add-holiday-snow-to-your-website/
Hey, that’s so cool! Made me feel a bit shivery though. Think I’ll get that before I do all my Christmas blogging…
I love the concept but it seems a little bouncy to my eyes or maybe it is actually doing “eye exercises” that the Bates Method talks about to correct your vision. I see it now disappeared and never waited for that moment. I can see how useful it would be to some.
Just keep sharing with us Christina. I could see how that great plugin would work well on hubby’s sprinkler page if I ever get to help him. Regardless, thanks.
carol giambri (hours away from being a proud MAC owner–Apple store here I come in person)
I just dialed it back so that there are fewer leaves. It’s just a fun thing, and I can easily turn it off (which I probably will do)
The effect only lasts 10 seconds.
And when Winter comes, I’ll change it to snow flakes!
Oh, how nice! It’s good to have fun with your blog using little plug-ins like this.
What a fun plug-in! As long as it can be controled, it’s kind of fun to add.
I’m working on my wp website. It’s quite a learning curve! You are right tho, wp has a lot of capabilities and is the new wave of the future! You sure are popular on the web!
I’d love any input on my website –
that is so cool !! I like it ,thanks
For some reason the classroom page opens very strange today with Safari so I switched to Firefox and it seems to be OK. Are other Mac users having this problem?
Clay, It may be that the falling leaves plugin causes problems with safari. If you get other browser problems, then switch to Firefox as you did.
Now this morning for some reason I am not able to open any workshop URL’s . When I click on them in the email notification it simply says “unable to open”.
I am getting your email’s OK but cannot go to the classroom website or any extra seminar discussion.
Not sure what is happening.
I noticed in the Mac comments that other Mac users were having the same problem I had yesterday.
If I am getting emails coming in I should be able to open the website urls shouldn’t I?
The members area “Classroom” was down last evening. That could have been the issue you were experiencing.
This website: https://websitecreationworkshop.com/blog is the public blog.
In the future you should open a ticket with support for issues like not being able to get into the classroom
That will get you a faster response