Elementor – Parallax Section Background Image

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UPDATE: Wednesday 12 July 2017

When Elementor updated to 1.5, the code presented on this page would cause a “jumping” effect when scrolling. However, user @cgdannie on the WordPress Elementor Support Forum posted this CSS snippet that cures the problem and provides the smooth parallax effect once more. Thanks!

/* remove transtion for for objects with the class 'parallax' */
.parallax {
    transition: none !important;
Fix for parallax jump in Elementor 1.5 and up

This tutorial shows you how to add the parallax effect to an Elementor Section background image. As of this writing, Elementor does not offer this option so this is one way to achieve this effect.

Here is the code that you need to copy and paste into the Code Snippets “Snippet” as described in the video:

Note: Source of the code provided here is from Jeff S here:


function jquery_parallax() {

    <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript">

;(function($) {

   'use strict'

    var testMobile;
    var isMobile = {
        Android: function() {
            return navigator.userAgent.match(/Android/i);
        BlackBerry: function() {
            return navigator.userAgent.match(/BlackBerry/i);
        iOS: function() {
            return navigator.userAgent.match(/iPhone|iPad|iPod/i);
        Opera: function() {
            return navigator.userAgent.match(/Opera Mini/i);
        Windows: function() {
            return navigator.userAgent.match(/IEMobile/i);
        any: function() {
            return (isMobile.Android() || isMobile.BlackBerry() || isMobile.iOS() || isMobile.Opera() || isMobile.Windows());

	var parallax = function() {
		testMobile = isMobile.any();
		if (testMobile == null) {
			$(".parallax").parallax("50%", 0.3);

	// Dom Ready
	$(function() {

jQuery Parallax 1.1.3
Author: Ian Lunn
Plugin URL: http://www.ianlunn.co.uk/plugins/jquery-parallax/

Dual licensed under the MIT and GPL licenses:
!function(n){var t=n(window),e=t.height();t.resize(function(){e=t.height()}),n.fn.parallax=function(o,r,i){function u(){var i=t.scrollTop();l.each(function(t,u){var l=n(u),f=l.offset().top,s=a(l);i>f+s||f>i+e||l.css("backgroundPosition",o+" "+Math.round((l.data("firstTop")-i)*r)+"px")})}var a,l=n(this);l.each(function(t,e){$element=n(e),$element.data("firstTop",$element.offset().top)}),a=i?function(n){return n.outerHeight(!0)}:function(n){return n.height()},(arguments.length<1||null===o)&&(o="50%"),(arguments.length<2||null===r)&&(r=.1),(arguments.length<3||null===i)&&(i=!0),t.bind("scroll",u).resize(u),u()}}(jQuery);


if (!(is_admin())) {
add_action('wp_head', 'jquery_parallax');
Add parallax effect to Elementor Section background image

Don’t forget to add the parallax Class name in the Section’s Advanced tab.