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Sidebar Widget Collapser


This plugin adds a script that will dynamically add the collapse and expand links to your sidebar widgets, as you can see in action on my blog.

Version log

  • 1.0
    • Initial upload

Future versions



Standard plugin install procedure: copy files then activate. Check the options page to customize for your theme’s particular widget setup, since some themes use different markup for their widgets.

The default options for this plugin make some initial assumptions about the structure of your sidebar. You may override these in the options page.

Specifically, the default settings assume that
* Your sidebar is (or is wrapped in) an element with the id of “sidebar”
* That sidebar element contains an unordered list (UL) that will contain all your sidebar widgets
* The list items (LI) in that list are your widgets, as identified with a class name containing the text “widget”
* And, finally that these widget list items contain a title, which is a direct child element (usually H2 or H3, but not required to be) with the class of “widgettitle”


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Contributors and Developers

“Sidebar Widget Collapser” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.