Using the Progress Bar Within Your Content

A progress bar can be a great way to visually show a percentage for a statistic or to track progress for a capital campaign in a compelling way. Check out a progress bar in action on our Charity+ Demo.

How to Add a Progress Bar

You can put a progress bar in any page or post content on your website by adding the Progress Bar block in your WordPress Editor.

  • Make sure you’re signed in to the back end of your website and navigate to the page where you’d like to add a progress bar.
  • Hover over the top or bottom of an existing block to reveal a blue “plus” icon. Click on the plus icon to add a new block.
  • Select the Progress Bar block from the list and add it to the desired spot on your page.
  • Move the slider left and right to adjust the percentage of the bar that’s filled. You can also type in a specific number in the box to the right of the progress bar to adjust it to an exact percentage. If you’d like to update the percentage in the future, it would be done so manually, as outlined above.
  • Add optional text below the progress bar to offer more detail. For example, you might describe the statistic that goes with the percentage depicted in the progress bar. In the following example, we’ve included the amount a campaign has raised along with the campaign’s total goal.
  • This text can be formatted as bold or italic using the text toolbar above the progress bar. You can even link the text and align it left, right or center if you wish.
  • Once you’ve got your progress bar set up the way you’d like, preview or publish your changes by clicking the gray Preview button or blue Update button in the upper right-hand corner of your screen.
  • On the front end of your site the progress bar will animate in one time from zero to the percentage you’ve selected in the back end, adding a slick visual element to the page. The progress bar will begin to animate once you’ve scrolled to where you can see it.
Progress bar animation on the front end of the site

Still Have Questions?

Reach out to us within your Dashboard. Log into your website and then fill out the Website Support form. You’ll hear back from one of Wired Impact’s team members within one business day.