In this tutorial, I will show you how to get a custom mouse cursor, from the image (SVG or PNG) of your choice, or just a circle with a bit of text in it.
In the rest of this article, for simplicity and to differentiate between the normal, default mouse cursor, I will call it the mouse pointer.
The styling for everything is customizable: the size of the mouse pointer, it's color, transparency, shadow, font family and font size, etc.
The normal, default mouse cursor can still be displayed, or you can remove it when a mouse pointer is used over such or such elements.
The instructions in the article will be slightly related to Elementor, however the code is universal, and will work with any other page builders, as well as outside of WordPress.
Simply add the code on your page, adjust the settings, and you are good to go.
See the demo here:
- Style it your way: colors, images, fonts, blend modes, it's all easily customizable
- Performance-optimized: works smoothly for visitors with older computers as well
- Default custom mouse pointer: optionally, you can set a default, page-wide mouse cursor, that will be applied on page load
- Flexible code: mix images, plain colors, gradients and texts mouse pointers
- Works by CSS selector, allowing to target precisely the elements you want*
- Universal code: works on all platforms
*In the demo, you will see the "read more" circle showing up only when the mouse is hovering a link area, in the Elementor Posts element. I targeted all the <a> elements within the .elementor-posts element. Much better than showing "read more" even in between Posts, or over areas where clicking won't open the article!
This tutorial requires familiarity with CSS selectors, as well as being able to write simple CSS values, for properties such as font-family, font-size, background-image, etc.
Let's get started!