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.

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 and select the Progress Bar block from the list.
A screenshot of the Layout Elements highlighting the Progress Bar block icon
  • 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.
A screenshot of the progress bar block pointing at where to adjust the percentage of the bar that's filled
  • 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.
A screenshot of the progress bar block highlighting the icon for formatting the text and where to add optional text
  • 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.
A screenshot of the progress bar  highlighting the Preview and Update button in the upper right-hand corner of the 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.
A GIF showing how a progress bar animates  in the front end of a website

Still Have Questions?

The quickest way to get support is to reach out to us within your website’s admin dashboard. Log into your website and then fill out the Request Help form. You’ll hear back from us within one business day.