Over the past few days you would have noticed falling snowflakes on many of the websites you visit because of the Christmas holiday season. This is added by website owners to reflect the current winter season with the snow flakes and a countdown widget till Christmas or New Year eve. Adding such snow flakes to a WordPress powered site is as simple as installing a plugin. If you don’t know how to add a plugin in WordPress, have a look at this step-by-step guide to install a plugin by Syed Balkhi‘s WPBeginner.
There are two methods using which you can enable snowflakes on your blog – If you’re using the Jetpack plugin, you can enable the Holiday Snow module or if you aren’t using Jetpack but still want to achieve the same, you can install either WP Super Snow or any similar plugin offering the same feature.
If you are using the Jetpack plugin already, navigate to Jetpack Settings –> Appearance & then scroll down to the bottom and enable the Holiday Snow module. It will show falling snow on your site from the first of December until 4th of January after which it will be disabled.
If you are not using the Jetpack plugin already, then you can install & activate WP Super Snow (free) or 5sec Snow (premium) plugin and enable falling snowflakes on your WordPress website. These plugins make use of highly optimized jQuery and CSS3. Though the WP Super Snow plugin is enough to add falling snowflakes to your blog or website, there ain’t many customization options. That’s where the 5sec Snow plugin comes into action with highly customizable features like snow & flake customization, colorful presents and ornaments, rotating effects, etc.,
I hope this post helped you in learning how to add falling snowflakes to your WordPress powered site. You may also want to see my list of must-have WordPress plugins.