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Introducing the Slider Drawer Widget Area

Now available on all ALC Network websites is a plugin I recently created called Slide Out Widget Drawer (Click here to download the latest .zip), all you need to do is activate it from your site’s plugins area. It’s a simple widget area that can be displayed by clicking a tab on the left edge of a site. You can see an example on my site, just look for the “donate” tab on the left. I’ve also implemented it on the main network site.

Screen Shot 2015-09-12 at 6.06.41 PM

What’s really cool about the slider drawer is that you set the tab’s title using the title of the top most widget! On the Network site I used this feature along with the Display Widgets plugin to show different widgets to logged in users and normal users. So when you are not logged in you’ll see a “contact” tab, while logged in users see “support” tab.

Clicking the tab will reveal the widget area.

Screen Shot 2015-09-12 at 6.11.01 PM


If you have any questions or find bugs please comment here, or if you’re really cool, submit a report to the project’s GitHub page.

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