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  1. naji
    naji Published |

    Why you don`t add Sliding Panel on your on blog?

  2. Wallace
    Wallace Published |

    any working demo that we can preview first before download it?

  3. Adam W. Warner
    Adam W. Warner Published |

    Wow!!! Very cool of you to release this Justin, and timely too. I have “sliding panel login” on my todo list for a current project. This will certainly make my development MUCH faster!

    Thank you!

  4. Basti
    Basti Published |


    i’ve tried to do something similar and your approach will help me. Thank you.
    I wanted to show a password protected page on another page’s template (via get_post()). Pretty much like a very simple customer’s login.
    The page always showed up without asking for a password even if I was logged out as admin.
    It would be cool if wordpress could implement automatically that the password form is shown if a password is required. Even via excerpt() and get_post()…

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  6. Jonathan
    Jonathan Published |

    This is great Justin. Really Great. Thanks…

    Just a thought 😉 – why not add it too the bottom of the page instead of the beginning, that way it loads after everything all the content.

    add_action( 'hybrid_after_html', 'get_sliding_panel' );

    panel.css edit (something like this)

    /* Extra div to handle some IE scenarios with absolute positioning. */
    #sliding-panel-container {
    	position: absolute !important;
    	top: 0 !important;
    	left: 0 !important;
    	width: 100% !important;
    	z-index: 1001 !important;
    	color: #fff !important;
    	text-align: left !important;
    	display: table;
    	z-index: 999;

    Just quickly added the above and seems to work fine on Chrome, IE, and firefox.


  7. Jonathan
    Jonathan Published |

    edit: Sorry I forgot to remove the
    display table; and z-index: 999;

    … but it shouldn’t create any issues.


  8. 2Rock
    2Rock Published |

    Don’t take this personally, Justin, but are you reinventing the wheel?



  9. 2Rock
    2Rock Published |

    Sorry, it is also available in WP.org plugin directory:


  10. Francois
    Francois Published |

    Nice plugin Justin. Exactly what I was looking for. Will install and test it out !!

  11. The Frosty @WPCult
    The Frosty @WPCult Published |

    This is awesome!

  12. Manuel Martensen
    Manuel Martensen Published |

    Just what I was looking for, thank you Justin!

    I believe there is one bit missing though: A plugin option to easily change/edit the the toggle text “Open/Close” (for example to “View/Dismiss” or “Register/Close”) so one would not loose those settings after a plugin update.

  13. rgregory
    rgregory Published |

    Fantastic Justin. I’m constantly amazed at what you are turning out for free. Keep up the great work. (I wish I had a project to use this on at the moment!)

  14. Mijk
    Mijk Published |

    Gorgeous. Thanks for constant awesome work!

  15. James
    James Published |

    Fantastic !, you are quite the wordpress hero.

    Sliding Panel should be at the top just like Justin has done, that’s kinda the point. if it was at the bottom, the user may not see it’s even there unless they happen to scroll right to the bottom of the page.

    usability must come first.

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  18. Jonathan
    Jonathan Published |

    James and Justin – I agree, it should be at the top.

    The code I suggested still keeps it right at the top 😉 there is zero difference in position – the only difference is that the code will now load at the end of the page and not at the beginning.
    I prefer it this way so that when google comes crawling she finds the content first before sidebars (widgets) etc. But it is only a matter of preference, like loading js in the header or footer 😉

    Thought I’d post the code in case anyone else preferred things to load at the bottom.

  19. J Mehmett
    J Mehmett Published |

    Justin, I have noticed that you were using this sliding panel when you redesigned your ThemeHybrid project. Thanks for helping others have it, too.

    @2Rock, the plugin you have mentioned is based on the work of Jeeremie from Web-kreation too and it’s just another login script. That guy has reinvented the wheel too. 😀 But why are you so serious?

  20. Aneslin
    Aneslin Published |

    like ur first design.
    if u add a j query sliding panel, then its one of the greatest theme in the world.
    hope u will add this in future version.
    thx and good luck

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  22. Travis Quinnelly
    Travis Quinnelly Published |

    Nice job Justin. Keep pimpin’ WordPress out!

  23. ryanita
    ryanita Published |

    Nice plugin Justin, thank’s very much for your information

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  27. John (Human3rror)
    John (Human3rror) Published |


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  32. Sandy Saini
    Sandy Saini Published |

    I watch your blog for rather a long time and should tell you that your articles are always valuable to readers. It’s added me so much.

    Thanks for your feedback!

  33. Lance
    Lance Published |

    Thank you for sharing.. I will be downloading this cool plug in.. sure it will be usefull for my sites..
    Thanks! 😉

  34. Tor
    Tor Published |

    Lovely plugin – but is it possible to have the slider push the page down instead of overlaying the page? Could maybe be another element for an “settings page”?

  35. Vince
    Vince Published |

    Great plugin! I’m using it and I’ve encountered an issue with links appearing directly below the area that the slidein appears, they become inactive. What’s the trick to fix it?


  36. Vince
    Vince Published |

    Correction on the website address.

  37. Vince
    Vince Published |

    One last thing I noticed on the issue is that it only happens with Firefox. IE works fine. Again, if you look at the RSS Feed link top right, it works in IE, not in Firefox. If I remove the slider, works in both.

  38. neo
    neo Published |

    hi, where to put the

    add_action( ‘hybrid_after_html’, ‘get_sliding_panel’ );

    as mentioned by Jonathan.

    I don’t get it

    actually, i want to make it appear on the bottom of the page.
    Is there any proper guide for that?

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  41. Jake Rocheleau
    Jake Rocheleau Published |

    Just saw this plugin featured in a Wordpress Plug-ins list for designers. This is very helpful, glad I ran into it!

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  45. karen
    karen Published |

    this plugin breaks actually all my sidebar widgets in my sandbox theme if activated.
    the old (recent) widgets simply doesn’t show up anymore in their widget slots (admin) nor generally on the site.

    where should i start my bug search as first? any clues or suggestions?

    cheers 🙂

  46. karen
    karen Published |

    arrgh never mind, i’ve found it, the bug was me 🙁

    it was the result of my own webstandard … messyhtml

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  48. Nola
    Nola Published |

    Love the plugin, but haven’t seen any mention of it interfering with (or not playing well with) Featured Content Gallery. Is there anything I can do to fix that? Or a suggestion for something similar to FCG to go with it?

    I’m using it in this site I’m currently developing: http://www.classiccreationsdirect.com/wptest/ and my clients would really like to have it at the top.


  49. Nola
    Nola Published |

    Nevermind my post above, I switched from Featured Content Gallery to Dynamic Content Gallery, and all is good! 🙂

  50. KP
    KP Published |

    Hi Justin, this is a very nice and cool plugin. I am so happy that you are sharing it and this is definitely very useful.

    Thank you very much!

  51. tech4eleven
    tech4eleven Published |

    thanks mate. this is very cool. …just added a little pizazz to my tech blog

  52. baloot
    baloot Published |

    hi justin, thanks for this plugin. i appreciate your hard work. 🙂

    anyway, how to add this panel login into right or left position of the blog? not in the sidebar, but on the very left or right. and it also scroll down or up when we scroll the mouse.

    any ideas?

    thanks in advance justin.
    cheers from Malaysia blogger.

  53. ronel marin
    ronel marin Published |

    thanks justin i really appreciated…

  54. Jeff Namnum
    Jeff Namnum Published |

    Awesome plugin Justin, thanks!

    I do have one question if you have a moment. I’d like to implement a second sliding content area. Can you point me in the right direction?

  55. Linaka Greensword
    Linaka Greensword Published |

    Thanks for the plugin. Also you have a beautiful website. Really nicely done. I love it!

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  57. Sergey Agapov
    Sergey Agapov Published |

    Just what I was looking for. Alas It didn’t work. For some reason I can’t get to open.

  58. Adam Aspinall
    Adam Aspinall Published |

    Thanks heaps for this… it’s is sweet as!

  59. Oes Tsetnoc
    Oes Tsetnoc Published |

    I will try it on my current theme and check if it will work just fine. It seems I read a lot of negative comment about it here. I don’t know if the users will click that button when they see it. But I think it worth a shot.

  60. donavin
    donavin Published |

    This plugin breaks all of my other theme’s widgets – karen how did you solve your problem? Anyone else have any advice

  61. derek
    derek Published |


    I have also had this problem. I am using a woo theme template and when I add the sliding panel plugin it breaks all of my existing sidebar elements and they no longer are visible on any pages. Has anyone else had this problem? Any suggestions?

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  64. Tobias
    Tobias Published |

    hey justin. great work! i got one question though: is there an easy way to make the sliding panel “push down” the rest of the content when sliding down rather than laying over it?

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  67. John (Human3rror)
    John (Human3rror) Published |


    I’m not sure this plugin works with the new wordpress version…/

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  69. Josh Arcadia
    Josh Arcadia Published |

    I was looking for something like this long time ago…
    3 questions:

    1. can be automatic?
    2. can I use 2 at a time?
    3. can be automatic?

    I’m willing to pay for something like this!

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  71. Ian
    Ian Published |

    can i add the sliding panel into left or right side?
    i want to put advertising into it,,,

    please reply to my email 😀

  72. Jeton R
    Jeton R Published |

    Hi Justin,
    I wanna say congrats on the great plug-in and keep on doing good work.
    I encountered a problem with IE 6 when used the sliding panel it was going on the right side and expanding the page in width for 2000px, and i just added the left:0; to the #sliding-panel id and it worked, dunno if others had the same problem. I don’t use myself ie6 but need to test my theme in all browsers.

  73. oes tsetnoc
    oes tsetnoc Published |

    well i have to try this wordpress plugins on my new tvseries sites.

  74. oli
    oli Published |

    Hi Justin,

    thanks again for these great peace of code.
    Seconds ago i’ve voted at wp-org for this plugin. It’s work great with wp 2.9

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  76. Sascha
    Sascha Published |

    Hi guys (and ladies of course),

    I am completly new to..well..to everything regarding coding. But I would love to add this great plugin to my site and subdomains http://johnbatty.de.
    The black style works perfectly for me. So there’s no need to change this.
    But how and more important where can I ad the code? And: is this the right code:

    <?php if ( function_exists( 'get_sliding_panel' ) ) get_sliding_panel(); ?>

    Custom Style

    I would be more than just happy if someone can help me out.


  77. Alex
    Alex Published |

    Hi there, fantastic plugin, really brilliant, it’s very much appreciated that you go to such lengths to make something like this easy to use for Wordpress users.

    I’d really love to be able to add other regular links alongside the tab to open the slider – but I’m not having much luck – has anyone else managed?

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  79. ola
    ola Published |

    Hi, is it possible that the panel is open rather than closed when the page loads?

  80. Rob Oudendijk
    Rob Oudendijk Published |

    Great Plugin…

    I want to modify the plugin so that I can use it as a drop-down menu. I did get most going the way I want it, but it only works correctly on my main page.
    Any suggestion to get it to work on all my pages?

    for sample look at http://oudendijk.biz/
    click on the “+” sign at the right top.

    rob oudendijk

    1. Rob Oudendijk
      Rob Oudendijk Published |

      Got it fixed. Turned out to be the foot.php

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  81. mobilya
    mobilya Published |

    good job very nice plugin thanks 🙂

  82. BigTick
    BigTick Published |

    Hi, I use this awesome plugin on my site, the only thing is, some visitors reported it didn’t work with IE8. Is it supposed to be compatible with the latest IE ?
    Many thanks !

  83. Maria
    Maria Published |


    is there any way to work this sliding panel, so it comes off the right or left side of the page, instead of top or bottom?

  84. Erick
    Erick Published |

    Hi Justin

    Thanks for the WP plugin first of all, it’s gr8….

    I was wondering if i could make this slide upwards instead of down? I am doing a site for a client and i wanted to add the sliding panel on the footer, when clicked it slides up and displays the ocntent. I am ok with changing all the images and css, but i have no idea on how to change the JS or php script to achieve this functionality. Could you please give me a hint on how to do this? or if anyone else has done this i would really appreciate it if you can share it….

    Thank you

  85. bobye
    bobye Published |

    It’s nice, but an issue I encountered during when I add an audio flash player to the sliding panel. I want make it equipped with background music, however as I closed(hide) the panel, the music stopped. I wanna know how could I make this feature that I open the panel to play music and close it while the audio is still on.

  86. david
    david Published |

    hi justin
    really great plugin.
    i can t apply it to a website that i’m working on because it is messing up all my jquery and mootools menus. any work around on this?

  87. artsblurt
    artsblurt Published |


    Many thanks for this plugin. I tried several other sliding panels and login screens but yours is by far the most adaptable. Takes a little longer to get set-up but worth it in the end as it looks as though is belongs on my new site rather than just another addin.

    I am still putting it together as wordpress MU install – but it’s looking great

    Really good plugin

  88. pils
    pils Published |

    Hello Justin

    Forgive me for (possibly) being irritating but I’ve fiddled with/hacked/destroyed your lovely slider and made a second.

    This may sound mad, but with “Tabbed Widgets” inside it’s just lovely to have more than one sliding panel.

    I’m telling you only because you may think “hmm, what a nutty thing to do. I bet I could make that better/more useful/streamlined/unhacked/etc”.

    I’m more happy giving links out privately IF you’re even vaguely interested in a complete stranger’s madness.

    Again, lovely slider. Thank you.


    1. Jared
      Jared Published |

      Would love to see this in action. Do you have a demo?

    2. Candace
      Candace Published |

      Would love to have the help of those that added a second panel to go with Justin’s plugin – I’m going to attempt it, however I know just enough to get me in trouble.

      Any help with be appreciated… crobinson at hsmove dot com

    3. Dawn
      Dawn Published |

      Hi Pils! That sounds brilliant what you’ve done there.. Would love to have something similar implemented on my WP site as well! Would appreciate it lots if you could share how you did it.. Thanks in advance!

  89. mustakis
    mustakis Published |

    hi dude

    your plug-in is awesome… congs!!! but is it possible to register an extra footer or the header??? because i have custom multilevel accordion menu, which they enter the only in this elements

    tnx 🙂

  90. Jared
    Jared Published |

    I’m trying to make the panel push the content down to no avail.

    I’ve tried changing the position attribute to relative below and it works but it actually duplicates the panel on the page! Any thoughts?

    /* Sliding panel. */
    #sliding-panel {
        position: absolute;
        top: 0;
        z-index: 999;
        width: 100%;
        margin: 0 auto;
        text-align: center;
  91. eshanne
    eshanne Published |

    Thank you for the sliding panel, now it is easy for me to create a pages, without messing up my header..

    10+ for this.. 🙂

  92. Luca Monti
    Luca Monti Published |

    Reinventing the wheel…? But a wheel with tires it’s better then a stone wheel.
    I had put your plugin in my theme with few minutes of css editing perfectly, and I’m full noob of the poetry of coding.
    Justin you rock, thanks.

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  94. Brian
    Brian Published |

    I think you have done a great job on this. I use this plugin on a few sites that are all related and each sliding panel show the related sites and has quick links to them.

    If you wind up updating the plugin, could I make a suggestion on some changes…
    Offer the abililty to change:
    – The color
    – The word (instead of ‘Open’ & ‘Close’)
    – The look of the tab, I would perfer a rounded one
    – The location (left or right, but right is a great start)

  95. blacksrv
    blacksrv Published |

    Any chance of plugin start as open instead of close?


  96. Josh Johnloz
    Josh Johnloz Published |

    Hi Justin,

    First off, thanks so much for building this plugin. It really helps me maximize the space in my sidebar by not including “login” stuff and just putting a meta widget in the sliding panel.

    However, I have found a bug and don’t know how to start debugging the javascript interaction.

    A couple of my existing plug-ins use Lightbox to handle pictures.

    I’ve been through the whole process of activating/deactivating plugins and I have also tried just plain text in the widget within the sidebar. The Sidebar plugin is the culprit for sure, when I toggle that one on off the lightbox works as expected. I’ve tested this in both IE and FF, the behavior is the same.

    I want to keep the feature, just curious if you’ve heard of this or if you could point me in the right direction to get this fixed.

    Josh Johnloz

  97. Josh Johnloz
    Josh Johnloz Published |

    Hey Justin,

    I just wanted to let you know that it was the other f*&(^(*&^ plugin causing the issue. It’s funny, that other one is good for what it does, but at this point I think there’s more of my code in the thing than the original developers’. Some guy wrote about “not re-inventing the wheel” here. If the person who invented the first wheel would have read the WP Codex at least once, we wouldn’t be fixing their buggy ass code all the time.

    Basically, he was calling scripts for lightbox by pushing the js calls using wp_add_head_style in his plugin rather than using wp_enqueue_script. I just ripped out the lightbox js business from the plugin, but left the rel=”lightbox[$var]” part in his URL construction function. I then installed http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/lightbox-plus/ which actually isn’t 7 years old.

    That solved my problem and I also have a nice lightbox to use for other uploaded pictures.

    Thanks for your slider…definitely better than some of the other ones out there, easy to style and not a ton of extra crap installed that I don’t want or need. If you’re interested in seeing my implementation, shoot me an email and I’ll send you the URL for my client’s site.

    Please don’t waste any of your time on my original request.


    Josh Johnloz

    1. beni
      beni Published |

      Did you use this for a theme other than Hybrid, Thematic and Prodigy? If so, how did you get it to work? I can’t get it to work for me.

  98. jamie
    jamie Published |

    Awesome plugin! So simple! It would be awesome to see this with the option for multiples. Just a different class to them so we can position them with CSS separately. This is SO much easier than doing this manually. To be able to create multiple sliders just as easy would be SO valuable. Temporary promotions, shopping carts, social media icons, recent posts, etc. This is one of the best plugins available!

  99. mark
    mark Published |

    Hi, love this plugin.. but I have one issue.. Everything runs well, but only on one page and my blog.. the slider doesn’t work on other pages… I run an aggregator site.. Advice.. thanks

  100. Ray Bernard
    Ray Bernard Published |

    Thank you so much for making this plug-in, and for providing such good CSS control. I was able to round the bottom corners of the tab using the Open link and Close link placeholders you put in the CSS file.

    How would I replace the character arrow with a graphic arrow? When I place the graphic’s IMG tag in the PHP code in place of the character arrow, space is made for the graphic (32px by 32px) but the graphic itself does not show.

  101. Richard London
    Richard London Published |

    Great plugin! works really well.
    I have made some minor tweaks to it, so that the text on the tab changes depending on whether the user is logged in or not.
    I have also set it so that the open/close tab is keyboard tab enabled. However how can I get it so that the contents of the sliding panel are tabbed first before the main content of the site? currently it tabbed into after all teh content on the site (if this makes sense?)



  102. mick
    mick Published |

    great plugin, would it be possible to include two different panels.
    Eg you could have one dropdown panel for food menu, another one for social media.

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  104. Scott
    Scott Published |

    IS this still compatible with new wordpress 3.5.1?

  105. Fernandez
    Fernandez Published |

    Is it possible to ad 2 slidin panel in te same page. top and bottom?



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