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WordPress. How to change website scroll speed

Lana Greene January 27, 2020
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This tutorial shows how to change website scroll speed in WordPress.

There is jQuery plugin Smooth Scroll used to manage scroll speed of your website.

In order to change the website scroll speed, you should perform the following:

  1. Locate srSmoothscroll plugin in your theme’s js files.

  2. Usually this plugin is enabled in themeXXXXX/js folder inside of custom.js or my_script.js file of your child theme.

  3. Alternatively, (like in our case) the scroll plugin code can be in jquery.simplr.smoothscroll.min.js file.

  4. Open the file with any code editor.

  5. Locate the following code:

    jQuery(document).ready(function($) { 
      if(! && !device.tablet()){ 
  6. Change the speed value to the desired one:


  7. Save changes.

Feel free to check the detailed video tutorial below:

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