I’ve used a jQuery slider on a site in the past but wanted to have a re-usable version that could easily be deployed on WordPress sites. I found one that was actually written using the same tutorial I have used in the past. The only problem was it looked horrible and wasn’t very flexible. So I rewrote it and am happy to share it with the world!
The Sliding Panel widget simple adds 3 widget areas to the top of any WordPress site by installing the plugin and adding one line of code to your theme.
- 3 Widget Areas
- Fully customisable CSS (instructions included)
- Free to use on commercial or personal projects
- Download from Github Page
- Unzip and rename the folder to “sliding-panel”
- Upload to wp-content/plugins via FTP
- Activate from the Plugins page in your WordPress Admin
- You will now see it on your widgets page (it will add 3 widget areas for you!)
- You will probably need to add the following code to your themes header.php file just below:
<?php if ( function_exists( 'get_sliding_panel' ) ) get_sliding_panel(); ?>
The Sliding Panel will ONLY show if you add widgets to the widget areas (1 or all)
You can find the source code on my Github page https://github.com/mojowill/The-Mojo-Sliding-Widget-Panel
A working example can be seen at the top of this site. (Scroll Up Genius!)
I’m not going to list it on the WordPress Plugin site as despite being a great system they are using SVN as their backend which is CRAZY! Come on WordPress get with the Git already!
UPDATE: 16th Jan 2012 – I have been working on a few plugins so will be adding this to the WP plugin site now I’ve worked out how!
UPDATE: 31st Jan 2012 – I have now released this get more info in the new post here.