A jquery plugin that show a slide panel on side.

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import jquerySlidePanel from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/jquery-slidePanel';


jQuery slidePanel bower NPM version Dependency Status prs-welcome

A jquery plugin that show a slide panel on side.

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Main files

├── jquery-slidePanel.js
├── jquery-slidePanel.es.js
├── jquery-slidePanel.min.js
└── css/
    ├── slidePanel.css
    └── slidePanel.min.css

Quick start

Several quick start options are available:

Download the latest build

Install From Bower

bower install jquery-slidePanel --save

Install From Npm

npm install jquery-slidePanel --save

Install From Yarn

yarn add jquery-slidePanel

Build From Source

If you want build from source:

git clone git@github.com:amazingSurge/jquery-slidePanel.git
cd jquery-slidePanel
npm install
npm install -g gulp-cli babel-cli
gulp build



jquery-slidePanel requires the latest version of jQuery.


Including files:

<link rel="stylesheet" href="/path/to/slidePanel.css">
<script src="/path/to/jquery.js"></script>
<script src="/path/to/jquery-slidePanel.js"></script>

Required HTML structure

<a href="ajax.html" class="example" data-direction="left">Trigger</a>


All you need to do is call the plugin on the element:

jQuery(function($) {


There are some example usages that you can look at to get started. They can be found in the examples folder.


jquery-slidePanel can accept an options object to alter the way it behaves. You can see the default options by call $.slidePanel.setDefaults(). The structure of an options object is as follows:

  skin: null,

  classes: {
    base: 'slidePanel',
    show: 'slidePanel-show',
    loading: 'slidePanel-loading',
    content: 'slidePanel-content',
    dragging: 'slidePanel-dragging',
    willClose: 'slidePanel-will-close'

  closeSelector: null,

  template(options) {
    return `<div class="${options.classes.base} ${options.classes.base}-${options.direction}"><div class="${options.classes.content}"></div></div>`;

  loading: {
    appendTo: 'panel', // body, panel
    template(options) {
      return `<div class="${options.classes.loading}"></div>`;
    showCallback(options) {
    hideCallback(options) {

  contentFilter(content, object) {
    return content;

  useCssTransforms3d: true,
  useCssTransforms: true,
  useCssTransitions: true,

  dragTolerance: 150,

  mouseDragHandler: null,
  mouseDrag: true,
  touchDrag: true,
  pointerDrag: true,

  direction: 'right', // top, bottom, left, right
  duration: '500',
  easing: 'ease', // linear, ease-in, ease-out, ease-in-out

  // callbacks
  beforeLoad: $.noop, // Before loading
  afterLoad: $.noop, // After loading
  beforeShow: $.noop, // Before opening
  afterShow: $.noop, // After opening
  onChange: $.noop, // On changing
  beforeHide: $.noop, // Before closing
  afterHide: $.noop, // After closing
  beforeDrag: $.noop, // Before drag
  afterDrag: $.noop // After drag


Methods are called on slidePanel instances through the slidePanel method itself. You can also save the instances to variable for further use.

// call directly

// or
var api = $().data('slidePanel');


Show the slide panel.



Hide the slide panel.



SlidePanel have global api to easy work with.


// show the ajax content within slide panel
  url: 'ajax.html',
  settings: {
    method: 'GET'

// show the slide panel with options
  url: 'ajax.html'
}, {
  direction: 'top',
  beforeLoad: function(coming, previous) {

// show the slide panel with contents
  content: '<div><h2>Title</h2><p>content here</p></div>'


Hide the current slidepanel.



jquery-slidePanel provides custom events for the plugin’s unique actions.

$(document).on('slidePanel::beforeShow', function (e) {
  // on instance ready

Event Description
beforeLoad Fires before loading the content.
afterLoad Fires after the content loaded.
beforeShow Fires before show the slidepanel.
afterShow Fires after the slidepanel is shown.
onChange Fires when the slidepanel content is changing.
beforeHide Fires before hide the slidepanel.
afterHide Fires after the slidepanel is hidden.
beforeDrag Fires before drag the slidepanel.
afterDrag Fires after drag the slidepanel.

No conflict

If you have to use other plugin with the same namespace, just call the $.slidePanel.noConflict method to revert to it.

<script src="other-plugin.js"></script>
<script src="jquery-slidePanel.js"></script>
  // Code that uses other plugin's "$().slidePanel" can follow here.

Browser support

Tested on all major browsers.

Safari Chrome Firefox Edge IE Opera
Latest ✓ Latest ✓ Latest ✓ Latest ✓ 9-11 ✓ Latest ✓

As a jQuery plugin, you also need to see the jQuery Browser Support.


Anyone and everyone is welcome to contribute. Please take a moment to review the guidelines for contributing. Make sure you're using the latest version of jquery-slidePanel before submitting an issue. There are several ways to help out:


jquery-slidePanel is built modularly and uses Gulp as a build system to build its distributable files. To install the necessary dependencies for the build system, please run:

npm install -g gulp
npm install -g babel-cli
npm install

Then you can generate new distributable files from the sources, using:

gulp build

More gulp tasks can be found here.


To see the list of recent changes, see Releases section.

Copyright and license

Copyright (C) 2016 amazingSurge.

Licensed under the LGPL license.

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