Christmas is coming and the holiday season has already started. It’s time to play in the falling snow and celebrate the occasion with family and friends. If you own a WordPress blog, then why not to give a snow fall effect over there to celebrate this occasion with your visitors and readers. WordPress.com, the free blogging platform has already started playing the snow fall effect on their sites. If you are using self hosted WordPress installed on your server, then here are the plugins that may help you in adding the snow fall effect in no time.
I am starting this list with a simple plugin which will add snow fall effect just like WordPress.com sites.
1. Let It Snow
Very simple and easy to customize plugin to add snow fall effect. There is no flash work involved in this plugin and even you can see the melting ice at the bottom of the page by enabling that effect.
2. WordPress Falling Snow Plugin
It can help you in adding snow fall effect on specific image or banners. The problem is that once you will add the effect on certain image, that will become flash and you will have to provide the target URL in the settings panel. It can add 2D and 3D effect of snow fall as well.
3. Snow, Balloons and more
Apart from the Snow fall effect, you can also get falling leaves, rain drops, balloons using this plugin. Go ahead and download the plugin from WordPress plugin directory. Install the same and customize options to start showing the snow fall or other effects.
4. Snow Storm
Another WordPress plugin to add snow fall effect to celebrate the Christmas occasion with your visitors.
This plugin can add snow fall effect and can also add a peel effect with iCoughtSnata Affiliate Link. I am not sure whether you want that affiliate link or not, you can disable the same from settings panel of the plugin.
6. Season Greetings
Another WordPress plugin to celebrate different occasions. For example, it is also having Indian Festival icons like Diwali diyas floating around the webpage. You can get snow fall effect on pages and posts of your WordPress blog.
7. WP Flake
This one is a very old plugin but still works on WordPress 3.2.1. It can add snow fall or snowflakes effect on your WordPress site.
Bonus – Snowstorm Script for Non-WordPress Sites
So above plugins can add snow fall effect on WordPress blog on a single click and even can provide options to change the color, number or flakes etc. In case you are running a non-Wordpress site, for example a normal static site, then you can also add a Snow Fall effect on that by placing the below mentioned script and code as per the instruction.
<!-- required snowstorm JS, default behaviour --> <script src="snowstorm.js"></script> <!-- now, we'll customize the snowStorm object --> <script> snowStorm.snowColor = '#99ccff'; // blue-ish snow!? snowStorm.flakesMaxActive = 96; // show more snow on screen at once snowStorm.useTwinkleEffect = true; // let the snow flicker in and out of view </script>
Note – You need to move the downloaded script to the hosting server and provide the exact location of the .js file in above code. More instructions and customization help are available from the script page from where you downloaded the script.That’s it, now a WordPress user can install snow flakes and show falling snow on WordPress blog using above 7 plugins and a non-WordPress user can get that by adding the above Script in the HTML code.
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