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Expanding Widgets


Expanding Widgets is a quick way to add multiple widgets, and show only one/multiple widgets at a time. You can easily change “Allow Multiple Widgets Open” to allow multiple widgets to be displayed at a time.


  • Supports Shortcodes within Widgets
  • No Additional JS/CSS required
  • Unlimited number of widgets supported (change the $_max_widgets parameter within the main PHP file to change the number of widgets)

Sample CSS is below, which provides some basic styling.


  1. Upload expanding-widgets folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


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  • Initial Version


  • Support for WordPress 4.3