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Standard Widget Extensions

Adds Sticky Sidebar and Accordion Widget features to your WordPress sites.

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Fantastic plugin, thank you!
By , for WP 4.4.2

I have no idea why this isn't a more popular plugin. Nothing's more annoying than scrolling down a long blog article and ending up in no man's land with nothing beside the text. Let's face it, readers don't have a very long attention span these days and it's a good idea to have something for them to look at while they're reading for when their eyes start to wander. After futzing around with a million different themes I actually chose TwentyTwelve and this plugin works well with it.

Works very good.
By , for WP 4.3.1

Super nice plugin. Good job. Thank you.

awesome plugin
By , for WP 4.1.1

i've tried alot of plugins and this is the only one works for me thanks for this great plugin!

By , for WP 4.1

I tried at least 10 independent scripts and plugins before this. First thing that worked for a perfect sticky sidebar!

By , for WP 4.1

Great plugin. And great support as well.

Thank you.

Great plugin, especially for big blogs
By , for WP 4.0

I have an old WP blog with a ton of archives, tags, and categories.

The accordion widget features allow for collapsing and expanding the widgets on the sidebar, and by default I keep them collapsed so that they don't take up so much space.

I have two suggestions for improvement:

* right now you can only limit the accordion effect to widget areas (a whole sidebar) using the setting "Widget area IDs in which AW is effective (optional, comma delimited)"

it would be great if you could limit the accordion effect to particular *widgets* by entering a list of *widget IDs* instead of a list of entire *widget area IDs*. this would make it completely customizable, so that you can pick and choose any widgets to apply the accordion effect.


Right now, we get a class "hm-swe-accordion-head" added to the widget title with the accordion widget feature. It would be great if another class was added: "collapsed" when the widget is collapsed, and "expanded" when the widget is expanded. I know this is possible to do, and would be easy to add to the code that changes out the +/- icons.

With these extra classes, people could write CSS to create different effects based on if the widget is expanded or collapsed. Or, more options could be added to the plugin that allow for the following: For example, say I want my widget title to be red if it is collapsed and green if it is expanded. With the right CSS classes on the widget titles, it would be easy to do.

Or if I want a :hover effect that changes the color of the +/- icon if the when the user hovers over the widget title. Well, there would be four icons. One for each of:

All in all though, minor issues. This is a great plugin; I've been looking for this FOR YEARS. A+++

Great for "Sticky Sidebar", accordian Widgets and also works with Tiny Forge!
By , for WP 3.7

This plugin keeps my Twenty Twelve Sidebar visible as I scroll down a long page, then stops and holds its place when my Footer appears.

Great plugin!

Edit: This plugin also works with the newer Tiny Forge theme that is a hybrid of features from Twenty Eleven, Twenty Twelve and Twenty Thirteen:

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