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7 CSS Button Styles Examples For Your WordPress Website

CSS button style examples have been one of the most requested blog posts. No idea why when there is an abundance of tutorials and beautiful examples available on the web. In any case, here are seven stylish picks from my library for you to check out.

Below are seven classic examples of CSS button styles that I think are very popular in modern website design. I’ve used these in many web design projects over the years.

I’ve kept these as simple as possible. Anyone who has worked with me will know that I’m not a big fan of using complex and mind-baffling pieces of code to achieve something so simple.

For the most part, most of the complex stuff makes me dizzy. Nope, I like simplicity in my life, and these HTML and CSS button designs are exactly that, so don’t expect anything crazy.

Each button below is made up using simple markup and CSS for the styling. They are attractive to look at and will make your website conversion elements pop out!

Note: The video tutorial below will show you how to write both the HTML markup and CSS for your CTA buttons, as well as where to place them. The sixth and seventh examples in this post are not included in the video.

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How to use these CSS button style examples

You should see the button previews below, followed by the HTML and CSS code snippets provided through my Code Pen profile.

If the buttons appear slightly different on your website, you may need to modify them a little bit. This could be because the default CSS settings in your WordPress theme or template are affecting how they look.

OK, let’s get started.

Button Style A (Slightly Rounded)

The first button we have is a very simple flat design button with slightly rounded corners. This style is one of the most popular in modern web design, especially on conversion pages.

On hover, the button slowly transitions with slight letter spacing and a change of color from red to solid grey.

Please find the HTML and CSS code below.

Customization: You can change the class name to whatever you like, for instance: button_a and button_b. etc. Feel free to modify the buttons to match the look and feel of your website. You can also customize the buttons in Code Pen.

See the Pen CSS Button Styles Example A by Fabrizio (@VanMarciano) on CodePen.

Button Style B (Rounded)

The second style of the button shown below is the same as the one above, however, the edges are made to appear a lot rounder. This uses a 50% border radius.

On hover, the button is raised with a soft drop shadow effect. The text also has a slight shadow glow effect on hover.

Again, this button is fully customizable so feel free to edit it in any way you want via Code Pen.

Please find the HTML and CSS code below.

See the Pen CSS Button Styles Example B by Fabrizio (@VanMarciano) on CodePen.

Button Style C (Ghost to Solid)

The third CSS button style example I want to share is one of my favorites to use in many projects.

This style is often referred to as a ‘ghost button effect’. The button is a square solid with no rounded corners. The border is 2px in thickness.

On hover, the button transitions into a solid orange color, and the text color switches to white. Please find the HTML and CSS code below.

See the Pen CSS Button Styles Example C by Fabrizio (@VanMarciano) on CodePen.

Button Style D (Animated Border)

The fourth button style you’ll find below is a pretty cool one. I’ve not used this very many times.

Again, this is similar to the ghost-style button, however, with slightly rounded off corners and a 2px border.

The difference is on the hover, the button transitions from green to grey, and to fully rounded corners. The text color also transitions.

Please find HTML and CSS code below.

See the Pen CSS Button Styles Example D by Fabrizio (@VanMarciano) on CodePen.

Button Style E (Animated Expanse)

Here’s another style of button that you can try out on your website. This is great for promoting clicks on a landing page or sales page.

The button is quite simple in its normal state. But then on hover, the button expands and turns transparent with a gradient shadow around the edge. Quite eye-popping.

The letter spacing also increases on hover. When you move the pointer away from the button the letters transition back to normal.

If the speed of the transition is too fast, you can increase the value to something like 0.7s.

Please find the HTML and CSS codes for this button below.

See the Pen Custom CTA Button With Hover Effect by Fabrizio (@VanMarciano) on CodePen.

Button Style F (Animated Pointer)

Here’s the next button style and this one I think you’re going to love the most.

Here we have yet another simple CTA button that uses gradient background colors. On hover, the button transitions with animated arrows that appear on the right side of the button.

This is great for promoting page clicks, for instance, to encourage a user to move to the next step of a process (web form) or to view the next page or blog post.

Below you’ll find the HTML and complete CSS code.

See the Pen Simple Button HTML and CSS by Fabrizio (@VanMarciano) on CodePen.

Button Style G (Retrowave Glow)

I’m a huge fan of retrowave and neon aesthetics. Here’s a little unknown fact. I create synthwave music in my spare time and even have some of my beats on Spotify. Pointless information, I know.

Anyhow, here’s a nice retro wave-inspired CSS button style you’re going to drool over. This is a little more complex than the other buttons, but doesn’t it look awesome? Check it out.

See the Pen Untitled by Fabrizio (@VanMarciano) on CodePen.

It’s a wrap!

So there you have it. Seven awesome button styles to add to your website complete with customizable HTML and CSS.

Feel free to tweak and modify these buttons any way you wish. If you need assistance configuring them into your website, or if you run into any problems, let me know.

Remember, adding stylish CTA buttons to your website is easy. What you then have to do is to test which buttons on your pages are working best for you to boost your conversions.

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