Lightweight Accordion

Description

This extremely lightweight accordion plugin for WordPress allows you to add collapse elements to posts using a shortcode (via classic editor) or using Gutenberg. By using the details HTML tag and a few lines of CSS this allows for a javascript-free accordion for minimum page load.

Shortcode Usage examples

[lightweight-accordion title="My Accordion"]My Content[/lightweight-accordion]

Additionally you can display the accordion open on load with the accordion_open option.

[lightweight-accordion title="My Accordion" accordion_open=true]My Content[/lightweight-accordion]

You can also change the html tag wrapping the title of the accordion using the title_tag option.

[lightweight-accordion title="My Accordion" title_tag="h3"]My Content[/lightweight-accordion]

If you want to include FAQ schema you can add the schema option and set it to faq.

[lightweight-accordion title="What is your return policy?" schema="faq"]You have 1 week to return your items[/lightweight-accordion]

Shortcode Options

  • title (Required Default: null) The title of your accordion will be displayed at the top for users to click. A good example would be to include a user’s question so they could click it for more details.
  • content (Required Default: null) Content that will go into your accordion element.
  • title_tag (Default: “span”) This sets the html tag that wraps the title in the accordion summary. Useful if you want to make it a heading tag for SEO purposes.
  • accordion_open (Default: false) Set this to true if you want your accordion to be open by default.
  • schema (Default: false) Set this to faq if you’d like FAQ schema to be included.

Additional Details

If you’d like to remove the “lightweight-accordion.css” from being enqueued on your site use the filter below. It’s recommend you style the accordion yourself if you use this filter.

add_filter('lightweight_accordion_include_frontend_stylesheet', '__return_false' );

Blocks

This plugin provides 1 block.

lightweight-accordion/lightweight-accordion
Lightweight Accordion

Installation

To install this plugin:

  1. Download the plugin
  2. Upload the plugin to the wp-content/plugins directory,
  3. Go to “plugins” in your WordPress admin, then click activate.
  4. Add the shortcode where you want the accordion to appear. Likewise in Gutenberg you can find the “Lightweight Accordion” block under the “formatting” section in the block selector.

Reviews

September 11, 2020
one of the two spoiler/ expand-collaps plugins that does work even with Chameleon 3.9.12 from Elegant Themes + WordPress 5.5.1. The WP 5.5 update broke not only that theme's integrated show/hide shortcode functionality [learn_more caption="..] but also rendered all other such plugins I tried (which all might be based on jquery) non-functional. Lightweight Accordion works like a charm. Thank you Andy!
April 14, 2020
This has been a great new addition to my workflow on long-form articles that can offer a better user experience with collapsible accordion-style content to show/hide content. Previously, I was creating these accordions manually every time I wanted to insert one... and this plugin makes it doable in just a few clicks, while also still being super lightweight. Absolutely love it so far.
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Contributors & Developers

“Lightweight Accordion” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

1.3.1

  • Added a slight opacity change animation when opening accordions.

1.3.0

  • Ability to add FAQ schema to a collapsible using the new ‘schema’ option in the shortcode or dropdown in the Gutenberg editor.
  • Bug fixes for PHP warnings.

1.2.0

  • Better Gutenberg editor styles to tell what is inside a collapsible.
  • Tested up to WordPress 5.5.

1.1.1

  • Bug fix: now runs wpautop() on the entire contents of the accordion (so the first paragraph won’t be missing a p tag now)

1.1.0

  • New filter to denqueue the lightweight accordion CSS from the frontend.

    add_filter(‘lightweight_accordion_include_frontend_stylesheet’, ‘__return_false’ );

1.0.0

  • Initial Release.