Side Menu Lite – add sticky fixed buttons


Side Menu Lite is a free plugin designed to create a convenient sidebar for easy navigation on your website. It allows you to add fixed slide-out buttons to the left or right side of the page. Insert any links to create a unique and functional navigation menu.

Main features

Enhance your site’s usability with the compact sidebar provided by Side Menu Lite, offering the following options:

  • Unlimited number of menus
  • Positioning on the left or right side
  • Insert any links
  • Open links in a new window
  • Control over menu item size
  • Control over icon and font size
  • Animated icons
  • Device-specific display control
  • Add custom IDs and classes to menu items
  • Access to 2000+ Font Awesome 6 icons

Benefits of Using Side Menu Lite

  • Capture users’ attention and guide them to desired sections or functionalities
  • Insert links to direct users to specific parts of your website or external destinations
  • Engage and delight users with additional functions, widgets, and content
  • Combine with Popup plugin:
    • Set up email opt-ins and lead magnets
    • Create phone call request widgets
    • Set up online order forms, price calculators, and other interactive widgets

Side Menu Lite provides a compact sidebar menu that helps focus users’ attention on essential information. It can be used for site navigation or to enhance functionality by integrating modal windows. Utilize it to add feedback forms, subscription options, online calculators, and other interactive widgets to your site.

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PRO Version

Check the PRO version

  • Translate Empower your visitors to translate your website content in real-time. Integrate this link type to break down language barriers and cater to a global audience.
  • Social Sharing Boost your website’s reach by incorporating a «Share» link. Choose from a staggering 29 different social media services, allowing users to effortlessly share your content across their preferred platforms.
  • Next/Previous Post Simplify post navigation for readers. These link types automatically direct users to the next or previous post within the current category, keeping them engaged and exploring related content.
  • Scroll To Top/Bottom Provide users with convenient links to instantly scroll to the top or bottom of your webpage. This is particularly helpful for long pages or content-heavy sections.
  • Smooth Scroll Enhance user experience with smooth scrolling animations. This link type ensures a visually pleasing and seamless transition when users navigate to different sections of your webpage.
  • Print With a single click on the Print link, users can initiate the built-in printing function of their web browser. No more cumbersome text selection or manual copying.
  • Search Integrate a search function directly into your side menu. This empowers users to quickly find specific information on your website, improving overall user experience.
  • Email Integrate an Email link into your side menu, allowing users to effortlessly initiate email communication. This streamlines the process for users who may have questions, require additional information, or want to express feedback.
  • One-Click CallingProvide a Telephone link within your side menu, enabling users to directly initiate a phone call to your business with a single click. This is particularly valuable for websites with a strong focus on customer service or those offering phone consultations.
  • User Links This includes Login links for effortless account access, Logout links for secure sign-outs, Registration links for simplified account creation, and Password Recovery links for stress-free password retrieval, all readily available within the menu, empowering users to manage their accounts and interact with your website seamlessly.
  • 2000+ Icons Leverage a vast library of professional and versatile Font Awesome icons. This extensive collection encompasses a wide range of styles and categories, allowing you to find the perfect icon to visually represent your menu items
  • Custom Icons Break free from the limitations of pre-defined icon libraries. Custom icons allow you to utilize any image or icon that complements your website’s design.
  • Emoji and LetterSometimes, a simple emoji or letter can be the most effective way to represent a menu item. Side Menu Pro allows you to utilize emojis or individual letters as icons, offering a playful and informal touch to your menus.
  • Hiding/ShowingAllows you to control the visibility of your side menus based on the user’s scroll position on the webpage.
  • Submenus By grouping related items under submenu, you can improve user experience by making navigation more intuitive and organized. Users can easily find the specific information they need without feeling overwhelmed by a long list of top-level menu items.
  • Custom Attributes Add specific attributes like CLASS and ID to each menu item for advanced control.
  • Display Rules Control exactly where your menus appear using shortcodes, page types, post categories/tags, author pages, and date archives.
  • Devices Rules Ensure optimal menu visibility across all devices with options to hide/remove on specific screen sizes.
  • Multilingual Support For websites catering to a global audience, Side Menu Pro allows you to restrict menu visibility to specific languages. This ensures users only see menus relevant to their chosen language setting.
  • User Role Permissions Define which user roles (e.g., Administrator, Editor, Author) have the ability to see the menu items. This can be helpful for displaying internal menus relevant only to website administrators or managing menus for specific user groups.
  • Scheduling Schedule menu appearances based on specific days, times, and dates. This allows you to promote temporary events or campaigns without cluttering your website permanently.
  • Browser Compatibility Ensure your menus display correctly across a wide range of browsers. If necessary, you can choose to hide menus for specific browsers to address compatibility issues with outdated software versions.

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  • This is an example of a side menu
  • Admin panel
  • Admin panel


  • Installation option 1: Find and install this plugin in the Plugins -> Add new section of your wp-admin
  • Installation option 2: Download the zip file, then upload the plugin via the wp-admin in the Plugins -> Add new section. Or unzip the archive and upload the folder to the plugins directory /wp-content/plugins/ via ftp
  • Press Activate when you have installed the plugin via dashboard or press Activate in the in the Plugins list
  • Go to Side Menu Lite section that will appear in your main menu on the left
  • Click Add new to create your first item
  • Setup your item
  • Click Save


16 de julio de 2024 2 replies
Thank you very much for removing a feature without explicit notice, and even breaking my site! Removing the icons from the free version without announcing beforehand is an ill move. And with the update, the side menu stopped working (just displayed the contents on the bottom of the page) until I went in to the menu configuration, did absolutely nothing and saved. Now it at least shows up again. The icons are still listed as a feature, though. In the plugin itself, they are listed as a pro feature. It was fun while it lasted. But how can I ever trust a developer who REMOVES features without prior notice?
4 de enero de 2023 2 replies
Link color inherit theme link color and can not use the plugin. No choice between animate and not animate. No option between slide and don’t slide. But the big problem is the color.
5 de diciembre de 2021
free version is not usable, you can’t change anything besides text and icon, not even color..not worth it
15 de noviembre de 2021
Excellent plug-in qui fonctionne très bien. Je suis passé à la version Pro et je ne le regrette pas. Avant de sauter le pas, j’ai posé une question au support, la réponse a été très rapide et claire.
28 de enero de 2021
I bought the lifetime license and try to configure the menus like I want. But I found out three bugs and I described 2 wishes towards the developer. Three days later I get the request to download the new version and there were all errors removed and extensions added. Outstanding support! I like best the possibility to define the menus for desktop and mobile use based on the resolution. That works very well.
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Registro de cambios


  • Added: Animation for icon
  • Added: Vertical alignment and Offset for menu Location
  • Added: More options for menu style
  • Added: Tag and link options
  • Improvement: Refreshed Interface – revamped the plugin’s dashboard page style for a more intuitive and user-friendly experience.


  • Fixed: minor bug with nonce


  • Added: touch function for mobile devices.
  • Changed: admin style.


  • Fixed: Ability to add special link to item.


  • Fixed: dynamic property for PHP 8.2


  • Updated: FontAwesome to version 6.4.2


  • Fixed: minor bugs in page-list


  • Fixed: minor bugs


  • Added: options for color and background for menu items
  • Added: Export/Import menus
  • Improved: style for plugin
  • Upgrade: Font Awesome to version 6.1.2


  • Added: option for adding attribute ‘rel’ to link


  • Fixed: overlapping elements


  • Changed: Admin style
  • Added: option deactivate menu
  • Added: option ‘Test mode’


  • Fixed: minor bugs


  • Fixed: minor bugs


  • Fixed: remove the php classes for db and javascript


  • Fixed: security bugs


  • Fixed: minor bugs


  • Changed: Font Awesome Icon 5.15.3


  • Fixed: minor bug with remove item


  • Updated: Font Awesome Icons to version 5.14
  • Fixed: minor bugs.


  • Updated: Font Awesome Icons
  • Optimized code


  • Initial release