When you are running a website or blog, you might need to make a sidebar widget (like featured content, big sales, subscription form, social like box, and ads) stick to the side of your page.
In most cases, you can use CSS
position: fixed or
position: sticky property to make the whole sidebar stick to the side when the users scroll down or up the webpage:
Sticky Sidebar With Pure CSS:
However, when you only need a block element in the sidebar to be fixed to the side of your page, the situation is a bit more complicated.
Originally Published Aug 19 2020, updated Mar 12 2023
10 Best Sticky Sidebar Plugins:
Table of contents:
Best jQuery Sticky Sidebar Plugins
A usefull jQuery Plugin for Making contents sticky as you scroll, to a point.
The Theia Sticky Sidebar jQuery plugin allows to make your sidebar widgets be fixed on the top (or bottom) when you scroll past them.
A simple, responsive, cross-browser jQuery & Vanilla JS plugin which makes any block elements (e.g. navigation menu, sidebar) floating / fixed when scrolling, with lots of customization options and API.
A lightweight jQuery plugin for creating a Contained Sticky Sidebar on your webpage. It is fast, flexible and compatible with Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and IE8+.
A simple yet highly customizable jQuery plugin that makes anything (e.g. header navigation, sidebar widgets, etc) sticky until a specific element (typically page footer element) is scrolled into view.
Best Vanilla JS Sticky Sidebar Plugins