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Advanced Sidebar Menu

Description

Uses the parent/child relationship of your pages or categories to generate menus based on the current section of your site. Assign a page or category to a parent and this will do the rest for you.

Keeps the menu clean and usable. Only related items display so you don’t have to worry about keeping a custom menu up to date or displaying links to items that don’t belong.

Check out Advanced Sidebar Menu Pro for more features including priority support, the ability to customize the look and feel, custom link text, excluding of pages, category ordering, accordions, custom post types, custom taxonomies, and so much more!

Pro version 3.6.0 is now available with support for displaying the current page’s parents only when “Always display child pages” is checked!

Features

Page and Category widgets.
Option to display or not display the highest level parent page or category.
Option to display the menu when there is only the highest level parent.
Ability to order pages by (date, title, page order).
Exclude pages or categories by entering a comma separated list of ids.
Option to always display child pages or categories.
Option to select the levels of pages or categories to display when always display child is used.
Option to display or not display categories on single posts.
Ability to display each single post’s category in a new widget or in same list.

Page Widget Options

Add a title to the widget
Display highest level parent page
Display menu when there is only the parent page
Order pages by (date, title, page order)
Use built in styling (very plain styling, for more advanced styling Go Pro!)
Exclude pages
Always display child Pages
Number of levels of child pages to display when always display child pages is checked

Category Widget Options

Add a title to the widget
Display highest level parent category
Display menu when there is only the parent category
Use built in styling (very plain styling, for more advanced styling Go Pro!)
Display categories on single posts
Display each single post’s category in a new widget or in same list
Exclude categories
Always display child categories
Levels of Categories to display when always display child categories is checked

Pro Features

Priority support.
Ability to customize each page’s link text.
Click and drag styling for page, category, and navigation menu widgets.
Styling options for links including color, background color, size, and font weight.
Styling options for different levels of links.
Styling options for the current page or category.
Styling options for the parent of the current page or category.
Block styling options including borders and border colors.
Bullet style selection from 7 styles or select none to have no bullets.
Accordion menu support for pages, categories, and navigation menus.
Accordion icon style and color selection.
Accordion option to keep all sections closed until clicked.
Accordion option to include highest level parent in accordion.
Ability to exclude a page from all menus using a simple checkbox.
Link ordering for the category widget.
Number of levels of pages to show when always displayed child pages is not checked.
Ability to select and display custom post types.
Ability to select and display custom taxonomies.
Optionally display the current page’s parents, grandparents, and children only.
Optionally display child page siblings when on a child page. With our without grandchildren available. .
Ability to display the widgets everywhere the sidebar displays.
Ability to select the parent page/category when using the display widget everywhere option.
Ability to display assigned posts or custom post types under categories. NEW
Ability to select which levels of categories assigned posts should display under. NEW
Ability to limit the number of posts or custom post types to display under categories.
Support for custom navigation menus from Appearance -> Menus.
Ability to display the current Navigation Menu’s items parents and children only.
Optionally display the top level Navigation Menu’s items when there are no child items or not viewing a menu item. NEW
Access to members only support area.

Currently ships with the following languages

English (US)
German (de_DE)

Developers

Developer docs may be found here.

Contribute

Send pull requests via the GitHub Repo

Screenshots

Page widget options
Category widget options
Example of a page menu using the 2017 theme and default styles
Example of a category menu ordered by title using the 2017 theme and default styles

Installation

Use the standard WordPress plugins search and install feature.

Manual Installation

Upload the advanced-sidebar-menu folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
Drag the “Advanced Sidebar Pages Menu” widget or the “Advanced Sidebar Categories Menu” widget into a sidebar.

FAQ

Developer docs may be found here:
https://matlipe.com/advanced-sidebar-menu/developer-docs/

How do I change the styling of the current page?

You may add css to your theme’s style.css to change the way the menu looks

For Instance This would remove the dot and change the color

.advanced-sidebar-menu li.current_page_item a {
    color: black;
}

.advanced-sidebar-menu li.current_page_item {
    list-style-type:  none !important;
}

To style your menu without using any code Go Pro!

How do you get the categories to display on single post pages?

There is a checkbox in the widget options that will display the same structure for the categories the post is in.

How do you edit the output or built in css?

Create a folder in your child theme named “advanced-sidebar-menu” copy any of the files from the “views” folder into
the folder you just created. You may edit the files to change the output or css. You must have the option checked to use the built in CSS (in the widget) to be able to edit the css file in this way.

Does the menu change for each page you are on?

Yes. Based on whatever page, post, or category you are on, the menu will change automatically to display the current parents and children.

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