Earlier this week, I was working on a site for a client who required for a left side nav bar. Now normally thats a no-brainer, but this particular menu had a number of child pages included in it. The client wanted the child pages to be visible on entry to the parent and to stay visible only while the visitor was in that section.
Here’s an example of what the client wanted :
After checking out a few plugins that didn’t quite do the trick, I ended up using a plugin called JQuery Vertical Accordion Menu . It was not only easy to set up and configure, but also worked like a charm, allowing the child pages of the parents not being viewed to remain hidden, providing a much cleaner looking vertical menu.
A quick look at the options available in the widget will show that you can use any menu created in the custom menu section of your dashboard and configure your sidebar widget in a number of ways.
All in all, I have to say I am pretty pleased with this plugin. It saved me a lot of time and did the job exactly as the client wanted it done.