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Popping Sidebars and Widgets Light

Create custom popping layouts with sidebars and widgets in just a few clicks.

Easily create all different kinds of popups / overlays for your WordPress site and place sidebars and widgets in them.

How Popping Sidebars and Widgets works

  • Create Sidebars - as many as you need
  • Set up Your Overlay / Popup
  • Create Layout and Insert Sidebars - just a few clicks with the OTW Grid Manager

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Popup / Overlay types

  • Full bars
  • Side boxs
  • Popups / Lightboxes

Unlimited Number of Sidebars

This plugin will allow you to create unlimited number of custom sidebars that you will be able to place in your overlays. Once a sidebar is created it will be available in Appearance -> Widgets section just like any other sidebar. Newly created sidebars can have vertical or horizontal widget alignment.

Custom Layouts - OTW Grid Manager

Creating custom layouts in your overlays is just a few clicks job with the OTW Grid Manager. No coding is required. It is all done in a very easy to use interface.

Custom styling

Create a new class for each overlay / popup in its edit screen so you can style it however you want.


This plugin comes Localization/Internationalization ready. It is following WordPress I18n standards.

Full version of the plugin

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  • Responsive Layouts in your Overlay
  • Visibility for any set of pages, page templates, posts , categories, tags, archives, custom post types, taxonomies, user roles, WPML languages, WooCommerce, bbPress, BuddyPress
  • Full Bar and Side Box Positioning - Header, Footer, Left and Right
  • Full Bar and Side Box - Scrolling Type
  • More Animations
  • Active Periods
  • More open/close events - on page load, on page load with delay, after a number of page views, on exit intent, from a link, number of page loads, period of time, etc.
  • Custom Styling via an interface in the back-end
  • Overlay First Load - Opened / Closed
  • Content Position - right and center
  • Show Button Label
  • Hide for small screens - on / off
  • z-index
  • Trigger from a link via Shortcodes
  • Trigger form a WP menu item
  • Support and Updates
  • Zero Coding Required

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Contributors OTWthemes
Tags custom layout, custom sidebars, full bar, lightbox, open close events, poping sidebars, poping widgets, popup, relevant content, side box, sidebar, widget
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    Full Bar Header - closed

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    Full Bar Header - opened

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    Side Box Right - closed

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    Side Box Right - opened

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    Create sidebars

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    Overlay options page

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    OTW Grid Manager

Please refer to online documentation page for more details.


  • Updated: call to google fonts via https


  • Updated: WordPress 4.5 compatibility
  • Updated: OTW core functions


  • Updated: javascript shortcodes settings optimization


  • Fixed: Correct positioning on scrolling/fixed overlays on scrolled page refresh


  • Fixed: use component path instead of component url


  • Fixed: light box close effect on escape or background click
  • Updated: Combine js and css libs


  • Updated: code optimizations


  • Updated: include admin js when needed
  • Updated: scrolling content on fixed position


  • Added: Inline guidelines
  • Updated: Compatibility with other OTWthemes plugins


  • Initial release

Please refer to online documentation page for more details.

Version 1.9

Requires WordPress version: 3.6 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.6.3

Last Updated 28 Sep 2016

Date Added: 09 Oct 2014

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