Side Menu – add fixed side buttons


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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  • This is an example of a side menu
  • Buttons slide out on hover
  • Use with Wow Modal Windows & Forms to create email optins and lead magnets
  • Pro version side menus example
  • Side menu setup example
  • Pro version features


  • Installation option 1: Find and install this plugin in the Plugins -> Add new section of your wp-admin
  • Installation option 2: Download the zip file, then upload the plugin via the wp-admin in the Plugins -> Add new section. Or unzip the archive and upload the folder to the plugins directory /wp-content/plugins/ via ftp
  • Press Activate when you have installed the plugin via dashboard or press Activate in the in the Plugins list
  • Go to Side Menu section that will appear in your main menu on the left
  • Click Add new to create your first item
  • Setup your item
  • Click Save


How to open ‘Modal Window’ via a Side Menu?

Install plugin Modal Window

  • Create a modal window
  • In the option Show a modal window select -> Click on a link (with id)
  • Copy and paste the shortcode, such as [Wow-Modal-Windows id=1], to where you want the modal window to appear.
  • Create Side Menu Item
  • In the option Item type select -> modal window
  • Then enter which modal window to show. Enter Modal window ID such as wow-modal-id-1
  • Save Menu Item

How to hide side menu on mobile?

You can paste the code into a style for hide the side menu on mobile
@media screen and (max-width: 480px) {
.wp-side-menu {display:none;}


8. mai 2019
After a year they disable the license and force you to pay if you want to continue using it. Estafa Después de un año inhabilitan la licencia y te obligan a pagar si quieres seguir usándola
15. okt. 2018
Very good plugin, with beautiful appearence and nice features. I bought pro version and was very happy.
13. okt. 2018
I've just installed this plugin to three websites, one issue on one site that was quickly resolved through customer support. Fantastic Plugin, customisable elements that make the site bars look great. Will be using again on other sites.
4. sept. 2018
Deleted my side menus, now I would have to do them again, except now all the options are locked behind the pro version. No point in using this plugin.
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Contributors & Developers

“Side Menu – add fixed side buttons” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Tweak: Added a dismissible notice to the admin to let users know about Side Menu Lite.


  • Deleted: quantity constraint


  • Fixed: main class


  • Fixed: minor bugs
  • Added: Support page
  • Added: Discount page


  • Added: 2 items of menu.
  • Changed: Admin style.
  • Changed: Structure of plugin.
  • Fixed: Main style.


  • Fixed: minor bugs.
  • Added: FAQ.


  • Added: New icons (Font Awesome 4.7)
  • Changed: Select of icons
  • Changed: Admin style


  • Save settings
  • Optimized code.


  • Fixed code
  • Change style


  • Fixed icon


  • Fixed code
  • Change style


  • Edited contacts


  • Fixed show


  • Initial release