The menu is the go-to point to navigate a website. It’s like having directions on a map for your users to navigate your site. It has always been like that but it was never as important as today to make sure that your menu looks super amazing under different circumstances.
There are various ways of customizing your menu especially if you know your way around html, CSS, Java Script and coding. You would have to make sure that you code your own menu browser friendly, with great looks and mobile-friendly i.e. responsive; which will ensure that your menu would look and respond properly on various devices.
Luckily, if you have minimal to no knowledge in coding, there are plugins which can eliminate the headache of trying to figure out how to get around the right menu for your website. We took the liberty of testing the Superfly responsive WordPress menu plugin and these are our reasons why you should definitely go for it and stop wasting your valuable time looking further.
What is Superfly plugin?
Superfly is a responsive WordPress menu plugin which makes navigation easy and user-friendly as it displays stylish push/sliding/static/fullscreen navigation both for your desktop and mobile websites.
Superfly plugin comes in handy if you are designing and developing one page websites or landing pages. When menu items has href attributes like href=”#about” the plugin will automatically apply smooth scrolling on the page. This will ease the movement of the screen while moving to the specified section of the site, in this case the ‘about’ section.
Users are now used to smooth scrolling since it’s widely adapted on many other websites. This small but useful feature will ensure that you keep up with the latest trends in the eye of your visitors while making the navigation on a one page website as pleasant as one would expect.
Adding icons is made easy with Superfly menu plugin. Icons attached to menu items will not only help your visitors to understand better the meaning of some of the links but it will also make it much more visually appealing. Thanks to the feature of adding icons directly from Font Awesome all you need to do in order to get your menu items pop out is to type in the class name of the icon found on Font Awesome website.
Main features of Superfly plugin
Superfly offers the greatest number of features that you can select from its easily-accessible menu selection which include Rich Menu, Basic Menu, Static Menu, Icon Menu and the new bonus add-on; the Full Screen Menu, each having awesome-looking features. These include:
This easy to use plugin pushes the content of your site aside and brings focus on your menu items. Its show/hide feature is available on desktop as well as on smartphones. What’s more is that its new cool full screen menu feature is displayed on both devices.
Displaying options which come with this plugin go beyond other options offered by other plugins. You are able to show the menu on a specific device (desktop/mobile), for logged in and non logged in users while also specifying on which pages you would like the navigation to be shown/hidden. This will surely come in handy for A/B testing a new feature or area on your website.
Superfly has the option of hiding the default menu button (label) and enables visitors to toggle the menu from any element such as the menu button itself, its link and its image. This is mostly useful if you plan to integrate a secondary menu which is triggered via another source.
Superfly panels allow you to add widgets, shortcodes or any custom html. This means that you can easily include any latest posts directly in your menu which are available within your theme. Imagine having an eCommerce website with all the latest offers/best sellers/latest items dropping down from the main menu with just one click away from purchase.
Make your menu look trendy by adding image, icon and/or second row text with Superfly plugin. It can be customized to your liking and match your brand’s guidelines with different options for color, size, font and style.
Superfly requires almost no loading time for the menu to appear in place. It can quickly adapt itself properly to both desktop and mobile devices in a blink of an eye. No waiting time means a better experience for your users.
Multi-level menus support (up to 4 levels)
The bigger the site the more items you might require in your navigation. Superfly takes care of that too as it is carefully designed to cater for sites which need multiple level menus. It goes up to 4 levels!
Icons to mark menu items
Font Awesome provides you with fun icons that you can use once you install the Superfly plugin making your menu look cool and hip. These icons can be used together with text to make your menu pop out.
It is entirely up to you to decide most of the menu’s behavior. With Superfly plugin you can push content aside or not and also open on hover or click. Just apply the behaviour which works best for your users and your site.
Tons of customization
This easy to use plugin can be customized in almost every aspect. Loads of options to change the menu panels, fonts and hover effects come default with this plugin. This will ensure that your new awesome menu will fit perfectly with your brand style.
Enhanced mobile support
Superfly can be used for all devices or for mobile only. Once you install it you can even add your brand’s logo to the navbar for smartphones. This mobile-friendly plugin also supports swipes.
Animations are greatly optimized for enhancing the quality of your site’s speed and presentation. These are all carefully created with pure CSS3.
Cosy admin panel
The cosy and sleek design of the admin panel is simple and understandable with numerous options that come in handy when setting up your site. We took only a few minutes to work around the plugin and set up a menu which fits what we wanted.
Superfly’s great immediate response enables the menu that you choose to perfectly adjust itself to different screen sizes. This makes your site look modern and in-trend with the latest buzz in design style.
With Superfly you have the option of viewing the menu in vertical mode or else, if you prefer, just click and violà, the menu switches to full-screen mode.
This versatile plugin comes with social links sidebar for all popular social networks Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Google+ which enables users to share content on your site through the social share buttons. It is also compatible with popular video formats such as YouTube, Vimeo and Instagram. What more can you ask for?