Smooth MouseWheel WordPress Plugin

Smooth MouseWheel WordPress Plugin

This is the WordPress Plugin version. Are you looking for the pure Javascript version?

MouseWheel Movements Do Not Need to Be Jumpy

We want all our websites to be amazing, that’s why we just love adding nifty effects in our sites like:

  • large images,
  • parallax backgrounds,
  • fancy entrance animations,
  • and many more.

However, these effects can sometimes be made less awesome because when your visitors scroll down using their mouse wheel, the screen just jumps down. This is especially harmful to parallax effects, since a jumpy scroll would make the parallax unnoticeable.

This script will make your site cool again by making the scroll movement of the mouse wheel smooth.

Just activate the plugin in WordPress, and smooth scrolling will be applied to your whole site right away.

Why Use This Plugin?

Let me tell you a very short story. We wanted to make our website’s scrolling smooth, so we browsed the net for solutions. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find an all-in-one solution that worked the way wanted it to work.

Some were complicated and required us to read a ton of documentation, some only did smooth scrolling for same-page links, some only worked sort of okay (scrolling up and down fast made the page stutter), and some interfered with multi-touch enabled touchpads.

In the end, we created our own solution. It’s simple, easy to use, and it just works – the Smooth MouseWheel WP Plugin.

Full Feature Set

  • Minimal setup;
  • Pure Javascript, no jQuery;
  • Smooth scrolls other scrollable elements like textareas and divs
  • Lightweight, only 1kb minified;
  • Smart, smooth scrolling will disable itself automatically for mobile devices;
  • Fires the scroll event correctly;
  • Works with trackpads;
  • Normalized scroll amount across all browsers; and
  • Works in all modern browsers

Having Trouble with the Script?

Head over to the support tab and check out the FAQs, or submit a support ticket!

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Version 3.3 – July 21, 2017

* Enhanced: Now uses wp_add_inline_script instead of echoing the script
* Change: Removed admin pointers
* Change: Removed license field

Version 3.2 – April 25, 2015

* Now smooth scrolls scrollable elements like textareas and divs.
* Fixed for new releases of Safari.
* Coding standards fixes.

Version 3.1 – August 6, 2015

* Speed parameter now works as expected

Version 3.0.1 – July 2, 2015

* Now disables smooth scrolling on trackpads

Version 3.0 – July 1, 2015

* Now only 1kb minified!
* Rewritten in pure Javascript for better performance
* No longer needs jQuery
* Now scrolls a bit faster when scrolling continuously

Version 2.1 – June 5, 2015

* Even scrolling for touchpads
* Added requestAnimationFrame for a faster feel
* Tweaked timings to make things feel smoother

Version 2.0.1 – May 27, 2015

* Enhanced scrolling feel

Version 2.0 – May 27, 2015

* Revamped the whole scrolling system.
* Now uses mousewheel.js
* Now requires jQuery
* Now normalizes scroll amounts across different browsers
* Now better handles trackpad scrolling
* More stable performance, less skipping and lagging
* Removed key up and down scroll for practicality

Version 1.1.1 – November 28, 2014

* Emergency bug fix where sometimes page scrolling stops
* Emergency bug fix where Mac & Windows browsers had different scroll amounts

Version 1.1 – November 28, 2014

* Script now handles scrollable elements properly
* Fixed issue with inconsistent scroll speeds in different browsers
* Added settings inside the General settings page
    * Scroll Speed
    * Scroll Decomposition Rate
    * Scrolling Method: request animation frame or setInterval
* Added a settings link in the plugins page

Version 1.0

* Initial release

Demo = Smooth MouseWheel WordPress Plugin

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