How Do I Add a Scrollbar in Webflow?

How Do I Add a Scrollbar in Webflow?

If you want to add a scrollbar to your website built with Webflow, it’s important to understand that Webflow automatically adds a scrollbar when the content on your page exceeds the available space. However, there may be instances where you want more control over the appearance and behavior of the scrollbar. In this tutorial, we will explore different methods to add and customize scrollbars in Webflow.

Method 1: Custom Code

If you are comfortable with coding, you can add a custom CSS code snippet to your Webflow project to style the scrollbar. Here’s how:

  1. Open your project in the Webflow Designer.
  2. Select the page or element where you want to add the custom scrollbar.
  3. Click on the “Add Custom Code” button in the right sidebar.
  4. In the “Head” section, paste the following CSS code:
::-webkit-scrollbar {
  width: 10px;

::-webkit-scrollbar-track {
  background: #f1f1f1;

::-webkit-scrollbar-thumb {
  background: #888;

::-webkit-scrollbar-thumb:hover {
  background: #555;

The above code will set a width for the scrollbar, define its track and thumb styles, and provide hover effects for better user interaction. Feel free to modify these styles according to your preferences.

Method 2: Using Webflow Plugins

If you prefer a visual approach or don’t have coding experience, Webflow offers several plugins that allow you to easily add and customize scrollbars. Here are a few popular options:

  • Custom Scrollbars: This plugin provides a simple interface to customize scrollbars without writing any code. Simply install the plugin from the Webflow marketplace, add it to your project, and use its settings panel to customize the scrollbar’s appearance and behavior.
  • Smooth Scrollbar: This plugin adds a smooth scrolling effect to your website.

    It offers various customization options for scrollbars, including style, size, and easing effects.

  • Scrollbar Styler: With this plugin, you can easily style your scrollbars using a visual editor. It provides options to change colors, sizes, gradients, and more.

To add these plugins to your Webflow project:

  1. Open your project in the Webflow Designer.
  2. Go to the “Add Elements” tab in the right sidebar.
  3. Select “Plugins” from the dropdown menu.
  4. Browse or search for the desired scrollbar plugin and click on it.
  5. Follow the instructions provided by the plugin developer to install and configure it according to your needs.

Using these plugins can save you time and effort while still allowing you to achieve a visually engaging scrollbar for your Webflow website.

In Conclusion

In this tutorial, we have explored two methods for adding scrollbars in Webflow. Whether you choose to use custom code or leverage Webflow plugins, you now have the tools at your disposal to enhance user experience on your website by customizing scrollbars.

Experiment with different styles and find what fits best with your overall design aesthetic. Remember, a well-designed scrollbar can greatly improve the usability and visual appeal of your website.

Happy scrolling!