Creating buttons might seem simple, but there's a lot that goes into making them effective. Today, I'll walk you through creating a standout button using the Kadence Button Block. We'll cover everything from design tips to accessibility considerations, ensuring your buttons not only look good but also perform well.

Customize your website buttons using the Kadence Button Block

Why Button Design Matters

Buttons are crucial elements on a website. They need to be noticeable and compelling enough for visitors to click on them. Here are a few points to keep in mind:

  • Visibility: Your button must be prominent. Use contrasting colors and ensure it's large enough to stand out.
  • Call to Action (CTA): Avoid generic terms like “click here.” Make the action clear, such as “Download My Free Workbook.”
  • Accessibility: Design with screen readers in mind. Clear labeling helps users understand where the button will take them, which also improves SEO.
  • Responsive Design: Your buttons must be easy to click on mobile devices. Small buttons or links can hinder the user experience, especially for those with mobility issues.

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Getting Started with the Kadence Button Block

The Kadence Button Block is included for free in the Kadence Blocks plugin. First, start by using the Kadence Button Block in your WordPress editor. Here’s how to create an attention-grabbing button:

Step 1: Add the Button

  1. Row Layout: Begin with a row layout.
  2. Add Button: Insert the advanced button block from Kadence. This block is easily identifiable by its blue color.

Step 2: Customize the Text

Your button needs a strong CTA. For example, I used “Download My Free Workbook.” This tells users exactly what will happen when they click the button.

Here's a Kadence Button with a border, an icon and a box shadow

Step 3: Adjust Hover States

Kadence blocks automatically use colors from your site’s global palette. Ensure your hover states are clear and consistent with your branding. When your button changes color on hover, it signals interactivity to the user.

Step 4: Add Padding

Padding makes buttons look more balanced and professional. In the settings, choose “set custom size” and add padding to make your button wider. I added 30 pixels of padding on the right and the left. This extra space not only looks better but also makes it easier for users to click.

Step 5: Accessibility

Add an ARIA label to your button for screen readers. This ensures users understand the button's purpose. For example, you can set it to “Download My Free Workbook.”

Styling Your Button

Kadence offers numerous customization options:

Colors, Borders, and Shadows

  • Normal and Hover Styles: Change font and background colors to match your brand.
  • Borders: Add borders to make your button stand out. Set both the size and color of the border.
  • Box Shadows: Shadows give buttons a raised look, making them appear clickable. Adjust the X and Y axes to control the shadow’s position. Blur the shadow for a more natural look.

Icons and Typography

  • Icons: Including an icon, such as an arrow, can provide an additional visual cue.
  • Typography: Customize the font size, weight, and letter spacing to fit your design.

Button Width and Style

  • Link: Always add your target link and ensure it is correctly set.
  • Fill Style: Choose between filled or outline buttons. Filled buttons stand out more but outline buttons can be effective on darker backgrounds.
  • Button Width: Use the auto setting for responsive design. Avoid fixed widths to maintain flexibility across different devices.

Test Your Kadence Button

After setting up your button, take a moment to test it on both desktop and mobile devices. Ensure it's easy to spot, click, and understand. You’ll also want to preview your button in various states (normal and hover) to check for consistency and appeal.

Watch the video

Check out my YouTube channel for a video walk-through of how to use the Kadence Button Block!

Hey there!

I'm Diane Houghton and I've been working with WordPress for 20 years. I can code a website using HTML, CSS and PHP, but I'd rather drag and drop designs from my own custom Kadence Library.

I have built websites for dozens of small businesses, and now my focus is teaching WordPress to beginner bloggers.

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