Magic Slidebar Plugin

Update: The sale for the Magic Slidebar plugin for WordPress is now live at just $17.00.

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Demo Page

Plugin Great members will already find the plugin in the members area.

It enables you to display simple text, link and image content in a slide-out bar, either automatically or manually with a tab you can tap or click to show or hide the slidebar. It looks just as good on your phone as it does on your desktop computer.

Better still, you can create as many of these content slide-outs as you like and either display (or disable) them globally, and even select which slide-out shows on each individual page and post. That means you can place different content on every page and post, or mix and match with all posts showing one slidebar except for those you choose to display something else.

You can also set the cookie on each slidebar to decide how often it should auto-display itself.

So for example you can set the cookie to 14 days and have the slidebar auto-display itself the first time that someone views a page, but then not again for 14 days. The tab still shows the whole time, so if someone wants to view the content manually, then they can.

This is very useful for displaying important messages to visitors without bugging them too much and driving them away.

o Full developer (client / flipper) licence in this sale only
o Mobile friendly
o Styling options – background, border, colours etc.
o Easily add an optin form
o Multiple slidebars – as many as you need
o Enable/disable slidebars globally
o Enable/disable slidebars by page and post
o Select active slidebar by page and post
o Add simple text, link and image content
o Special fields for optin forms
o Optional auto slide out and close
o Optional individual slidebar cookie


-Frank Haywood

Posted by Frank Haywood


Mike Claggett


When I click on the “Add to Cart” button, noting happens. The Loader Icon on the left just keeps spinning.

Thought you would want to know.


Frank Haywood

Hi Mike,

Yeah it’s a real puzzler and I *think* it might be because I’ve moved web hosts. I’m clutching at straws. Certainly sales are coming in so it only seems to be affecting some people but not all.

Try this direct link:-

Also, try clearing your browser cache as it might be trying to connect to my old server IP address for that domain and then failing. Other thoughts are to clear cookies, and maybe temporarily disabling Norton Internet Security or similar program.

If it’s still doing it then I’ll see if I can come up with something else.


geoff lord

Hi Frank

Just purchased but had to hold down the “shift Key” to get the payment page to open. I had a similar problem with the latest version of wp 4 and still have not discovered the problem either !! I have a feeling its w3 cache if you are using that plug in.

Frank Haywood

Hi Geoff,

I’m pretty sure now that it’s regular customers that are running into this problem, and it’s caused by browsers caching the IP address of some of my domains. I think. 🙄

I’ve had this same problem a few years ago and I think it probably coincided with me moving hosts then, but I can’t be sure.

I don’t use any caching plugins at all now as they seem to cause more problems than they’re worth. However my new host does offer a free service where I can mirror all my javascript, CSS and images at no extra cost on their static “edge” servers which are right on the edge of the data center they own and run. I haven’t tried it yet, but it’s something I’m looking forward to when I have the time as it’s an almost instant free speed up.

I’ve also been looking at some of the Content Delivery Networks (CDN) out there now as they offer the ability to deliver static content from several servers across the world. So while you’d get the base page from my web host, you’d get images, js and CSS from their mirrored servers which would make everything seem quite fast to everyone.

Again, not done it yet but looking forward to testing it out. 🙂


Can you use text and embed video in the text and image slide-out, Frank?

Is the width of the sliding sidebar adjustable?

Thanks in advance,

Ron aks the Nicheprof

Frank Haywood

Hi Ron,

You can’t adjust the width of the slide out because of the screen width limitations when using mobile devices, and that can’t really be helped without a lot of extra coding. I’m not saying we won’t do it, but not for now… And if we did, it would mean a lot of twiddling by you to make sure that the slidebar didn’t extend and cover the mobile devices page width. 🙁

(It’s like we’ve all taken a step back in features and control of our sites for the convenience of supplying mobile versions.)

For the same reason, the decision was made to not put video code in because of the small space available. My own thinking on this is to place a link to the page where your video is so that people can click through to it from the slidebar.


Joseph Taska

Can it slide out a video… That would make it great

Frank Haywood

Hi Joseph,

Not it can’t but I’m not sure that’s what you want to do anyway. I *think* if we put that in then after playing with it you’d decide it wasn’t viable. See my comment to Ron above.


Hi Frank – does this plugin play nice with responsive WP themes? Does it show up well on mobile devices?

Frank Haywood

Hi Maury,

Yes it does. 🙂


Ian Hibberd

Your website was not working properly but I bought the plugin. Paypal shows I’ve paid you but so far had nothing in return.

Frank Haywood

Hi Ian,

I’ve re-sent your order email twice to the two different email addresses I have on file for you, and also emailed you twice from my personal email account. Hopefully at least one of those emails will get through to you. 🙂


I just went and purchased.
Thank you.
my version of FF is 38.0.5
I don’t what else I can offer you

That link was for dynamic retargeter, I wanted Magic Slidebar. I downloaded googles browser and got the retargeter that way. Now I have 2 copies purchased. What to do?

Frank Haywood

Hi Pat,

Thanks for that. I’ve just created an order for you for Magic Slidebar and sent you an email with the details of your personal download page. I’m not sure if your Yahoo email account will filter it or not, so please let me know if you didn’t get it.