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Add or disable smooth scrolling links

You can add an ID to a target row, column, or module so that links from other locations will go directly to that spot on a page. When target is on the same page, or on another page with a Beaver Builder layout, the page scrolls smoothly up or down to the target when the link is clicked. This helps users get a sense of where they are gooing to view the linked content.

In these instructions, we'll use the term element to refer to a row, column or module, and we'll call the destination that you want to link to the target element.

Add a unique ID to the target element#

  1. Open the target element's settings in Beaver Builder.
  2. Click the Advanced tab and scroll down to the CSS Selectors section.
  3. For the ID setting, add a unique value such as my-unique-id.
    ID values must only contain alphanumeric characters, hyphens, or underscores.

Add the unique ID to the link element#

  1. Open the element where you will create the link.
  2. If the link and target are on the same page, enter your unique ID with a pound sign (#) as the prefix. Following our example, your link will be #my-unique-id , as shown in the screenshot below.

If the link is created within the Text Editor or HTML module rather than an element with a Link field, set up the link the same way, with #my-unique-id, as shown in this screenshot.

If the link is to a target on another page, the link should be the full URL, followed by the unique ID with a pound sign, for example:

That’s it! When your link is clicked, it will go to directly to the target element, with a smooth scrolling effect if both are on the same page.

Smooth scroll to elements in text areas#

By default, Beaver Builder’s scrolling JavaScript only works with links to rows, modules or columns, in which you set the anchor ID on the Advanced tab. If you link to a target HTML element inside a Text Editor or HTML module, such as a <div> element, the link will jump up or down the page rather than smooth scroll. If you are also linking from a Text Editor or HTML link where you can modify the <a href> link, you can set up smooth scrolling.

  1. Create an <a> anchor for the target HTML element. For example, you could create a target anchor called my-div for a <div> element in an HTML module, as follows:

    <a id="my-div"></a>
    <p>I want to link to this spot.</p>
  2. Open the element where the link will be and add the class fl-scroll-link to the <a href> link. For example:

    <a href="#my-div" class="fl-scroll-link">Click Here</a>

Customize smooth scrolling settings#

You can add JavaScript to customize aspects of the smooth scroll: duration, scroll pattern, and offset for various devices.

Disable smooth scrolling for a target#

You can disable smooth scrolling for a specific target from any link that occurs on the same page.

  1. When you add a unique ID to the target element's ID field on the Advanced tab in the previous procedure, add fl-no-scroll to the Class field below it.
  2. Create the link to the ID using the instructions above.
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