How to Add Lottie Animations to Your WordPress + Elementor Website
Lottie animations are a fantastic way to add life and interactivity to your website. They’re small, lightweight, and scalable vector animations that can make your website stand out from the competition. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of adding Lottie animations to your WordPress + Elementor website. Let’s get started!
Finding the Perfect Lottie Animation
First things first, you’ll need to find a Lottie animation that suits your needs. One of the best resources for this is LottieFiles.com. They offer a vast library of free Lottie animations, and you can even edit the animations directly on their site. If you want access to their premium animations, you can upgrade to their premium version.
Once you’ve found an animation you like, you can either export it as a JSON file or copy the external URL. You’ll need one of these to add the animation to your website.
Preparing Your WordPress + Elementor Website
Before you can add a Lottie animation to your WordPress website, you’ll need to make sure you have the Elementor page builder installed and enabled. If you haven’t already, check out our web design services for help getting started with WordPress and Elementor.
Next, you’ll need to enable a specific setting in Elementor. Go to Elementor > Settings > Advanced and look for the “Enable Unfiltered File Uploads” option. Turn this on to allow Lottie animations to be added to your site.
Adding the Lottie Animation to Your Website
Now that your website is ready, it’s time to add the Lottie animation. Open your WordPress dashboard and navigate to the page where you want to add the animation. Make sure you’re using the Elementor page builder for this page.
In Elementor, you’ll find a Lottie widget that can be dragged and dropped onto your page. Once you’ve placed the widget, you can use the settings panel to customize the animation. You can adjust the speed, size, and looping options. Looping is recommended for most Lottie animations, but it’s ultimately up to you and your specific use case.
After configuring the Lottie widget, make sure to test your website and ensure the animation is working correctly. If everything looks good, you’ve successfully added a Lottie animation to your WordPress + Elementor website!
Lottie animations are a powerful tool for making your website more engaging and visually appealing. By following the steps above, you can easily add Lottie animations to your WordPress + Elementor website and make it stand out from the crowd. If you need help with any aspect of web design, from creating a responsive custom web design to implementing search engine optimization, don’t hesitate to contact FoCo Web Design. We’re here to help you create the perfect online presence for your business.