Accordion Image Menu V 3.0

This new version allows to use the “menu” feature introduced in the WordPress 3.0. If your theme support menus you just need to create the menu and select it in the plugin settings.

New Features

  • WordPress 3.0.0 menus included.
  • The shortcode allows pages by id.

Use

You can use the menu everywhere:

  • On the sidebars as a Widget.
  • On the content using:
  • On your theme files using:

Shortcode

The default options of the menu can be defined under Settings/Accordion Image Menu. But if you want to include more than one menu on your site you can use the “shortcode” overwriting the options. For more info about the wordpress shorcodes follow this link: http://codex.wordpress.org/Shortcode_API

Shortcode attributes

name
This is the name of the menu if are using a WordPress version higher than 3.0.0 and your theme support menus.

id
The id of the pages separated by comma.

position
vertical/horizontal.

number
Number of post (Recent Posts).

type
post (If you want to display Recent Posts)

cat
Post under categories separated by comma.

effect
Back, Bounce, Cubic, Elastic, Expo, Pow, Quad, Quart, Quint, Sine

closed_d
Menu items dimensions when the item is closed (integer)

opened_d
Menu items dimensions when the item is open with mouse over (integer)

fixed_d
Menu size that not change width for vertical height for horizontal (integer)

duration
Duration of the open/close movement (milliseconds)

border
Border between elements (integer)

open
Element opened by default (1,2,3,4,5..or randomly)

title_bg
Use background for titles

Demos

Recent release

Download

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/accordion-image-menu/

Feedback

All suggestion and comments are welcome.


91 thoughts on “Accordion Image Menu V 3.0”

  1. I posted it on a blog and everything works fine – wonderful job. After I upgraded WP to version 3.1.1 it stops working. I downgraded the blog but it remais the same, just a static menu. I deinstall and reinstall several times, reset the options but it can´t work anymore. Can you help me?

  2. Here’s hoping for the help I need.

    I have selected a vertical menu with both category and page items. Unfortunately I can’t seem to get the images for the categories to show. The page image shows up just fine. Does anyone know what I might need to do.

    Using AIM v3.0 and WP 3.1 I need to take this webpage live soon and would like to use this menu system.

    It works for pages no problem.

  3. Hi Alain,
    First at all, very impressive plugin. Clean and nifty.
    I’m having sort of a nightmare trying to get down to the dimensions so perhaps you can lend me a hand here.
    I’m trying to build a horizontal menu for 8 posts, each one with nothing but an image. The image is 150 heigth x 610 width.
    What values should I enter in the five fields for Image Menu Dimensions?
    Thanks,
    AG

  4. well, i managed to work with it but 2 problems now:
    1. the title used to be in the top of the image and now it’s in the bottom. how can i put it back on top ?
    2. once i updated the plugin, other plugin (superslider show) stopped working in front page (i had a sliding photo in the middle of the page and now i can’t see it.
    if i add the jquery i can see the slide show but then the accordion menu is messed up all over the page…

  5. I am having trouble with your absolutely fantastic plugin, and using WPML for my multilingual page. After discussing it on the WMPL forum, I got this reply:

    “New comment to ‘WPML breaks sidebar widget CSS’ by amir:
    It’s a Javascript error caused by the Accordation plugin, loading JS resources from the wrong location.
    The function calculates the accordation JS files based on the URL instead of on the plugin directory. This is what it’s trying to load:
    /?lang=nb/wp-content/plugins/accordion-image-menu/js/mootools-1.2-more.js
    The accordation plugin needs to be fixed. What it’s doing is not according to WordPress coding guidelines, hence producing the problem.
    If you like to fix it yourself, look for where these JS files are loaded in the code and change them, so that the base URL is calculated according to the plugin directory and not the WordPress home URL.
    We’ll be happy to explain this to the plugin author. You can get them interested and we’ll create an account for them, so that they can access this forum. ”

    I am trying to work out the kinks myself, but would really like Accordion to work out of the box.

    Cheers, and thanks again for you brilliant work!

  6. I upgraded to version 3 and now the effects on the menus do not work. Do you know why this might be? I would be very grateful for your help.

    1. I am having trouble with your absolutely fantastic plugin, and using WPML for my multilingual page. After discussing it on the WMPL forum, I got this reply:

      “New comment to ‘WPML breaks sidebar widget CSS’ by amir:
      It’s a Javascript error caused by the Accordation plugin, loading JS resources from the wrong location.
      The function calculates the accordation JS files based on the URL instead of on the plugin directory. This is what it’s trying to load:
      /?lang=nb/wp-content/plugins/accordion-image-menu/js/mootools-1.2-more.js
      The accordation plugin needs to be fixed. What it’s doing is not according to WordPress coding guidelines, hence producing the problem.
      If you like to fix it yourself, look for where these JS files are loaded in the code and change them, so that the base URL is calculated according to the plugin directory and not the WordPress home URL.
      We’ll be happy to explain this to the plugin author. You can get them interested and we’ll create an account for them, so that they can access this forum. ”

      I am trying to work out the kinks myself, but would really like Accordion to work out of the box.

      Cheers, and thanks again for you brilliant work!

  7. Is it possible to control what images are displayed for the categories on the widget sidebar? It would be great to be able to choose what image is displayed as opposed to just having it pick the latest from that post. Thanks.

    1. Kevin, you can use a page with a redirection html code into, like this:

      (put it in your html tab from your wordpress editor)

      you can copy and paste the correct url from your category.

      1. The plugin is great.

        Love to see your solution– the ideal would be in the Categories and Pages section of settings (or through a shortcode) to be able to assign an image URL as a permanent picture for that category. Alan– any chance that option might appear in a release any time soon?

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