How to Add a Click to Call Button to Your WordPress Website

Chipo   0

Updated on September 27, 2023

Want to learn how to add a Click to Email or Click to Call button on WordPress?

Adding a clickable phone number (or call button) makes it easier for mobile phone users to contact you about your products or services.

But simply adding your number and turning it into a hyperlink won’t cut it.

Follow this step-by-step guide to learn how to create this conversion-focused element in a matter of minutes.

Here's how to add a Click to Call button on your WordPress website.

Why Should You Use a Click to Call Button?

Your ultimate goal is to get your audience to buy from your business. But, sometimes, your site visitors may have additional questions and they don’t want to fill in a contact form.

Instead of relying on your visitors to find your contact page, take down your details, and then contact your business...

You should create a Call Now button to make it easier for them to reach you as fast as possible.

Call Now buttons provide your visitors with a quick, convenient way to contact your business and get the answers they're looking for.

Instead of directing them to a contact form - which they may close before filling in - you can use these call to action buttons to speak with your potential customers while their interest in your business is still super high.

How to Add a Call Now Button to Your WordPress Website

There are three ways to add a Call Now Button to your website:

Method 1: Add a Click to Call Button with Thrive Suite

Method 2: Use a WordPress plugin to add a Call Button

Method 3: Manually add Click to Call Button in WordPress

Method 3 is quite complicated for non-tech site owners, so we only covered this step briefly.

Method 1: Add a Click to Call Button with Thrive Suite

This method is ideal for users who want to build a WordPress site from scratch or want to overhaul their current website.

1. Download & Install Thrive Suite

If you’re looking for the right tools to create an impressive website that focuses on generating conversions — you need Thrive Suite, the best WordPress plugin bundle available.

Thrive  Suite

Adding a clickable Call Now Button to your website’s header or footer is a clever way to get your site visitors to provide their contact information and reach out to your business.

But the rest of your website needs to offer value, so your audience will feel compelled to contact you and sign up or request more information.

Thrive Suite can help you build a clean, professional website that’s optimized for conversions.

Thrive Suite is also the perfect toolkit to build an eCommerce store with WooCommerce or a different checkout tool.

The best part about our tools? You don't need to code.

Thrive Suite plugins

Access our set of powerful, business-building plugins when you purchase Thrive Suite.

With our set powerful plugins, you can do any of the following all by yourself:

  • … and so much more.


2. Activate Thrive Architect & Any Other Plugins You'll Need

If you followed step one, your next step is to install the Thrive Product Manager plugin and activate the plugins you need.

If you're new to our products and don't know where to start, we recommend installing:

Thrive Suite plugins in Thrive Product Manager

Thrive Suite plugins in Thrive Product Manager

3. Fill In Your Global Fields in the Smart Site Section– Crucial Step

The “Global Fields” feature allows you to display important snippets of information (e.g. your company’s name, address, business phone number) on multiple pages of your website, without having to create the same content over and over again.

To fill in your Global Fields, follow these instructions:

1. Go to your WordPress dashboard and click on the “Thrive Dashboard” from the menu on the left side:

2. Scroll down until you see the “Smart Site” card and click on the “Smart Settings" button:

3. You're now in the "Global Fields" settings page. Here, you should fill in your business email address and phone number, along with any other important details. Exit the section when you're done. When adding your phone number, be sure to include your country code so phone calls from people outside of your country can contact you, too.

4. Open Thrive Architect & Select a Page Type

You need a page to create your "Click to Call" or "Click to Email" button. Select “New” or “Add new page” and launch Thrive Architect.

Choose from one of the following page template options Thrive Architect gives you:

5. Create Your First Click to Call or Click to Email Button

And now it's time for the main event: creating your first "Click to Call" button.

1. Select the "Button" element from the Thrive Architect drag-and-drop editor and place it on your page. Give your button a label - e.g. "Click to Call".

You can also turn this button into a Click to Email button if you prefer to be contacted via email. 

2. Take a look at the menu on the left and find the "Button Link" section. This is where you’ll add your click-to-call link. You can choose to add your button to your header or choose a button position on the actual page.

You can also use this menu to edit your button color, add a phone icon, or change the typography for your call button text.

3. Click the icon that resembles a stack of coins. That is the dynamic link feature. 

Dynamic links allow you to quickly and easily link elements such as text, images, and icons to a specific part of your website, without having to type in the URL. In this case, you're going to use this feature to link your button the phone number or email address you filled in the "Global Fields" section.


4. Once you've clicked the dynamic links icon, click on the second dropdown menu and select "Phone number", "Alternative phone number", or "Email address".

Select "open in new tab" if you want the button to open a new page when someone clicks on it, and click "insert".  

A notification should appear to confirm that you've successfully added a dynamic link to your button.

...and there you go! You've just created your first "Click to Call" or "Click to Email" button.

The best part? If you change your number or email address in the "Global Fields" section, every "Click to Call" or "Click to Email" button will update automatically. You won't have to edit them one by one.

Saving you tons of time! Don’t forget to save changes when you’re satisfied with your button status otherwise you’ll lose your progress.

If you want to follow a step-by-step video tutorial on how to create a "Click to Call" or "Click to Email" button on WordPress, you should watch this video from Tony:

Method 2: Use the WP Call Button plugin

WP Call Now Button

If you already have an existing website but don’t have a plugin with WordPress click to call functionality, your best option is to find a reliable plugin from

The easiest plugin to use is the WP Call Button plugin

This plugin lets you create:

  • A static call button to add to your header or web page

  • A sticky call button that scrolls with the user as they navigate your website

  • A call button to your sidebar using the WP Call Button widget

This plugin also works well with Google Analytics for click tracking on phone calls. If you haven’t set up Google Analytics on your website, we recommend using an analytics plugin to do so.

Method 3: Manually add Click to Call Button in WordPress

This method works if you’re using the WordPress block editor to build and customize your WordPress pages. Alternatively, if your page builder allows you to add custom code, this can work too.

We only recommend using this method if you have technical experience. Adding custom HTML code or CSS to your website, without any coding language, can cause conflicts on your site. So, be careful.

This method involves copying and pasting HTML code and inserting your phone number like this:

<a href="tel:+15556661244">+1 (555) 666-1244</a>  <a href="tel:15556661244">Call Me</a>

These links will open the phone app on mobile devices. Mac users might be directed to the Facetime app, while Windows desktop users might have Skype or WhatsApp open.

This is just to add the call me function. To configure additional button settings, you’ll need to know the relevant CSS code to do so.

Again, if you are not an experienced coder, we strongly recommend using a plugin to create a Call Now button.


Q: How do I add a click-to-call button?

A: Follow these steps:

  1. Install Thrive Suite and activate Thrive Architect
  2. Fill in your company contact information in the Global Fields page
  3. Launch Thrive Architect and add a button to your post or page
  4. Name the button "Click to Call" so your audience knows how to take action
  5. Use the dynamic link feature to connect your button to your company phone number

Q: What is a call to action button on a website?

A: A call to action (CTA) button is designed to make your site visitor take a specific action. "Call Now", "Email Me", "Click to Call" buttons are all examples of call to action buttons.

Q: What is a Click to Call button?

A: A Click to Call button is a conversion-focused element on your website that enables users to call your business by clicking the button. This is useful for mobile users who may want to contact your business directly to make further inquiries.

Q: Do I need any plugins to add a Click to Call button to my WordPress website?

A: If you download and install Thrive Suite, you can build a clean, conversion-focused website that includes a Click to Call button for your target audience to contact you.

Optimize Your Website for Conversions

A Click to Call button is only as effective as the rest of your website.

You need to make sure that every element in your website is designed to offer value and direct your site visitors to opting in or buying.

That's why we recommended Thrive Suite.

When you purchase this WordPress plugin bundle, you get access to 10 premium plugins designed to create a stunning WordPress website packed with powerful features. 

Build your own online course platform. Engage your site visitors with exciting quizzes. Or offer irresistible lead magnets with our high-quality opt-in form templates.

Your options are endless.

And if you want more resources on how to build a thriving, conversion-focused website, you should check out these articles:

The ball is in your court now.

Start building your conversion-focused website today.

by Chipo  May 1, 2023


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