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How to Add a Sliding Panel Menu to Your WordPress Theme

Want to add a sliding panel menu to your WordPress site?

Adding a responsive menu makes it easier for people using mobile devices to navigate your website. Tap the menu icon and the panel menu slides across the screen with a beautiful animation.

In this article, I’ll show you how to add a sliding panel menu to your WordPress theme without writing any code.

Why Add a Sliding Panel Menu to Your WordPress Theme?

A well-designed menu helps visitors find your placewordpress websiteSince many of our visitors use mobile devices, Preview the mobile version of your WordPress siteSee how the navigation menu looks on a small screen.

Luckily, many WordPress themes come with built-in styles that automatically display mobile-friendly menus when viewed on small screens.

However, you can further customize your mobile navigation to Full screen responsive menu Or an animated slide panel menu.

With that in mind, let’s see how to add a sliding panel menu to your WordPress theme.

How to Add a Sliding Panel Menu to Your WordPress Theme

The first thing you need to do is install and activateResponsive menuPlugin. For more information, see the step-by-step guide below.How to install a WordPress plugin.

There is a premium version of Responsive menu With additional themes and additional features such as conditional logicHowever, this tutorial uses a free plugin.

Once activated, go to Responsive Menu » Menu page.Once there, at the top of the screen[Create New Menu]you have to click the button.

Create a new responsive menu

You will see four themes available for your new responsive menu. Additional themes are available for purchase.

This tutorial uses an automatically selected theme. next,[次へ]Click the button.

Choose a theme for your responsive menu

Go to the menu settings page. Enter a name for your responsive menu here and select the WordPress menu you want to display in the panel.

For this tutorial, I chose the Navigation menu. If you need to create a new menu, you can learn how by following this guide.How to Add a Navigation Menu to WordPress.

Name your menu and link it to the WordPress menu you want to use

You can also hide the regular menu that comes with your WordPress theme so that users only see the new sliding panel menu. To do this,[テーマ メニューを非表示]Enter your CSS code in the field.

The code you need to enter here depends on your theme. For more information,[詳細]Please click the link.

Pro version users have some additional settings. For example, Pro users can choose the device and page on which to display the menu.

Once you are satisfied with your settings, at the bottom of the page[メニューの作成]Click the button. This will take you to a page where you can finish customizing your menu.

You’ll see a preview of your website on the right side of the screen, with buttons at the bottom to switch between phone, tablet, and desktop views. There are also customization options on the left.

Responsive menus can now be customized

Notice the text displayed above the menu. This is the menu’s title text, a line of text that the plugin calls “additional content”.

in the menu on the left side of the page[モバイル メニュー]then click[コンテナ]Click to edit or hide the text.

Customize or hide the text that appears at the top of menus

You can enter anything you like in the Title Text field, such as “Main Menu” or “Navigation”. If you don’t want the title to appear,[タイトル]Slide the switch to the off position.

After that, you have to scroll down to the “Additional Content” setting. You can turn off this setting or enter different content. In the screenshot below, you can see that the words “Add content here…” are hidden because the switch has been toggled off.

Customize or hide additional menu content

Once you are satisfied with your menu settings, at the bottom of the page[更新]Click the button to save your settings.

The Responsive Menus plugin comes with many other options that allow you to change the behavior and appearance of your sliding panel menus. You can explore these options on the plugin’s settings page and adjust them as needed.

Now you can visit the website and see the menu in action. Here’s what it looks like on the demo website: Note that if the current page is in the menu, it will be highlighted with a color band.

Animating the WordPress Sliding Panel Menu

I hope this tutorial helped you learn how to add a sliding panel menu to your WordPress theme.you may also want to learn How to track visitors to your WordPress siteor check the list Plugins you need to grow your site.

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