JQuery Toggle Panel

by | Mar 16, 2010 | JQuery, Tutorials


More examples provided in the demo

Sometimes we’re convinced that certain special effects we see in web pages are some sort of cult voodoo and appear mysterious. The ‘slide toggle’ effect is one of those. We’re going to show you just how easy it is to use this cool feature for revealing hidden content.

We’re going to make a simple panel slider using the JQuery toggle function. Here’s how the code will look:

Code Explanation

Let’s break this down to show how simple it is using JQuery

$(document).ready(function() {
Our standard JQuery statement declaring that when the document is fully loaded we can execute the following
Here we are stating that our page element with the class ‘trigger’ is going to do something when it’s clicked on
Here we see the details of our instructions for when the ‘trigger’ is clicked. Essentially telling the div with the class name ‘panel’ to ‘slide – Toggle’ open. The ‘Toggle’ part means that it will open when clicked then close when clicked again.


The HTML is relatively simple. First, though, we need a little styling for our elements

Followed by our HTML which is entirely up to you how you want it to look. For our demo purposes we’re using just the standard Lorem Ipsum text jargon:

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. Section 1.10.32 of de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum, written by Cicero in 45 BC

The standard Lorem Ipsum passage, used since the 1500s

Live Demo

To get a live view of the sliding/toggling panel Click Here


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