Side Menu


Author:Wow-Company (profile at
WordPress version required:3.2
WordPress version tested:5.6.1
Plugin version:3.1.3
Added to WordPress repository:22-06-2016
Last updated:01-12-2020
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Total downloads:59 501
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Did you know, that Side Menu has a fancy new replacement called Side Menu Lite?

  • Unlimited menus
  • Open link to new window;
  • Menu item size control;
  • Icon and font size control;
  • Display control on devices;
  • Adding custom ID and Classes to the menu item;
  • 1480 Font Awesome 5 Icon.
  • Learn more!

We hope you enjoy using Side Menu Lite for user attention-grabbing!

Continue to Side Menu Lite

Main features

Improve the usability of your site using the compact sidebar. The Side Menu gives you the following options:

  • change the position of the navigation bar: left or right;
  • select from 600+ Font awesome icons to display on the button;
  • insert any links;
  • display modal windows with different content;
  • setup in-page navigation with the #anchor-links;
  • define the order of the menu items.

Can be used for:

  • the side menu on the page;
  • site navigation;
  • buttons to download individual files;
  • feedback from users (through the output of modal windows).

What can you use side menu for?

  • Grab users’ attention and lead them where you want or serve them the content or functionality you want
  • Insert your links and lead them to sections of your website or to external destinations
  • Engage & delight users with extra functions, widgets and content
  • Use it together with Wow Modal Windows & Wow Forms to be able to:
  • Set up an email optins, lead magnets
  • Set up a phone call request widgets
  • Setup online order forms, price calculators & other interactive widgets

The free Side Menu extension will give you the compact sidebar menu. It helps to focus users’ attention on the information that you need. It can serve to create site navigation or enhance functionality by outputting modal windows. Use it to add feedback forms, subscriptions, online calculators and other interactive widgets

Pro version

Preview of Pro version

Expand the possibilities of using the plugin by connecting its Pro version:

  • change the display style of the panel to your liking;
  • create an unlimited amount of menus;
  • align the navigation vertically;
  • add margin and gap between buttons;
  • change the size of the elements and icons;
  • set up the font size and style;
  • create and edit borders, change its color;
  • use not only the built-in icon font, but also the images that you select;
  • add built-in social share, print button and user menus;
  • select the color palette and backlight for each individual element;
  • change the parameters of the menu output depending on the language of the page, screen sizes, user status;
  • set the display of navigation on separate pages, use ID settings, exceptions and much more.

Use with other plugins to maximize your results

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How to open ‘Modal Window’ via a Side Menu?
  • How to hide side menu on mobile?

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