Whether you're writing a long blog post or just a short one, it's always nice to have a "back to top" (also called scroll to top) button so your readers can easily jump back to the top of the page.
A Back To Top button enables the users to smoothly scrolls the page back to the top when they reach the very bottom of the document.
While there are a lot of smooth scroll solutions that allow you to implement a scroll to top functionality on any element, you might also need a back to top plugin to make things simple.
Some are simple, while others offer more features and options. But all of them will help keep your readers happy and engaged. So without further ado, let's get started!
Originally Published May 17 2019, updated Feb 07 2024
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jQuery Back To Top Plugins:
A jQuery/CSS/SVG based smooth back to top button with a circular progress bar which indicates the current reading progress when scrolling down/up the webpage.
Just another jQuery scroll to top plugin which generates a highly customizable, CSS3 animated back to top button on the long webpage for better readability.
A tiny jQuery script for creating a custom smooth back to top button that automatically fades in/out on page scroll.
Yet another jQuery scroll to top plugin for displaying a fully configurable floating button when scrolling down that allows the user to quickly and smoothly scrolls the page to the top.
A jQuery back to top plugin that enables users to smoothly scroll back to the top of any page on your website using a highly customizable button, helping you keep your site sticky and generating leads.
Vanilla JS Back To Top Libraries:
A beautiful animated back to top button that auto reveals & hides when scrolling through the page. This animated back to top button also can work on mobile devices nicely.
With this list you will have a lot of resources to help create an elegant and functional back to top button for your website.
Let us know if there are any questions about how these work or which might be best suited for what you need.