Slider Example

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)
  • Fully Open Source (the original Javascript was encoded so has been replaced)
  • 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(); ?>

Please Note!!
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

A working example can be seen at the top of this site. (Scroll Up Genius!) UPDATE: Actually it’s not there any more sorry!

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.
UPDATE: 22nd January 2014 – WOW has it been that long? I am aware with some issues with later version of WordPress, unfortunately I am super busy and don’t have the time currently to update the plugin. Hopefully I will get around to it at somepoint!

48 thoughts on “WordPress jQuery Sliding Widget Panel

Leave a Reply

Mojowill Avatar

Who the Hell am I?

I'm Will, a full time web developer, geek and musician. I develop using PHP and MySQL and spend most of my time working with WordPress or CakePHP. When I'm not buried in code I'm gaming, cooking or writing and recording music in my studio. I like sci-fi, pancakes and coffee and am totally prepared for the zombie apocalypse...

Stalk me on these other sites...

Why not be super creepy and check me out on all these other sites, I think they call it social media?