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Simple Sidebar Navigation


This plugin adds a widget into the Widgets dashboard that allows in a simple way, without writing any PHP code on your part, to create custom navigation in any sidebar pre-defined by your WP theme.

Features Include:

  • Flat and multi-level navigation hierarchy for existing pages and custom links.
  • Very flexible conditional appearance options (greatly expanded from before 2.0 version).
  • Out-of-the-box Suckerfish support.
  • Option to add navigation links with custom title, url and target attribute.
  • Unlimited number of navigation widgets.
  • Optional setting includes blog posts into the navigation selection list (only pages are available by default).
  • Support for custom drop-down menus CSS.

Recent Updates Log:

  • 2.2.0 – WP 3.8 Compatibility Update.
  • 2.1.5 – Added compatibility with Advanced Text Widget PRO.
  • 2.1.4 – Minor update with IE6 JS fix.
  • 2.1.0 – WordPress 2.8 Compatible and newer versions ONLY.
  • 2.0.10 – Fixed active links bug.
  • 2.0.9 – Fixed array unserialization, which was being broken by non-US characters (i.e. German umlauts).
  • 2.0.8 – There is a floating bug between serializing from JS into PHP and back – hopefully it’s fixed now.
  • 2.0.7 – Fixed get_posts() 5 post limit; Added ON/OFF target attribute option to the Settings so it can be compliant with XHTML 1.0 Strict;
  • 2.0.6 – Fixed an error when parsing serialized array: Warning: array_key_exists(): on line 149.
  • 2.0.5 – Custom links with hyphens bug fixed.
  • 2.0.4 – Removed unconditional suckerfish_e.js declaration.
  • 2.0.3 – Changed navigation links to permalinks.
  • 2.0.2 – Fixed links with apostrophes bug. (Link titles that had apostrophe in them weren’t saving.)

Conditional widget appearance is based on Daikos’ Text Widget by Rune Fjellheim.

Video Demo

Check out this quick video demonstration.


  • Add existing pages/posts to your navigation as well as custom links, and organize them in a hierarchical manner if you wish so. Very flexible appearance conditional options: you can select pages, posts or categories by their IDs, slugs or titles where your widget has to appear, or not to appear.

Contributors & Developers

This is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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