Collapse-O-Matic adds an [expand] shortcode that will wrap any content, including other shortcodes, into an accordion expanding and collapsing element. A complete listing of shortcode options and attribute demos are available, as well as free community support.

عکس‌های صفحه

  • Hmmm… wonder what happens this text by that arrow is clicked?
  • Holy Crap! That other text just showed up like magic! Thank you Collapse-O-Matic!
  • Options Page? Yes, Options Page!


  1. Old-school: upload the collapse-o-matic folder to the /wp-content/plug-ins/ directory via FTP. Hipster: Ironically add collapse-o-matic via the WordPress Plug-ins menu.
  2. Activate the Plug-in
  3. Add a the shortcode to your post like so: [expand title="Displayed Title Goes Here"]Hidden content goes here[/expand]
  4. Test that the this plug-in meets your demanding needs.
  5. Tweak the CSS to match your flavour.
  6. Rate the plug-in and verify if it works at
  7. Leave a comment regarding bugs, feature request, cocktail recipes at

سوالات متداول

Where can I translate this plugin into my favourite language?

Community translation for Collapse-O-Matic is available via the WordPress Translation project.

I am a Social Netwookiee, might Twinpictures have a Facebook page?

Yes, yes… Twinpictures is on Facebook.

Does Twinpictures do the Twitter?

Ah yes! @Twinpictures does the twitter tweeting around here.

How does one use the shortcode, exactly?

A complete listing of shortcode options has been provided to answer this exact question.

Is Galato the same as Ice Cream?

No. Not even close.

نقد و بررسی‌ها

اپریل 23, 2024
Simple, clean plugin that does everything it should – flexible, styleable, ability to link directly to an accordion and have it open. Solid support.
مارچ 17, 2024
Easy to use and does what it is supposed to do – gives you a collapsible block of content. Hate to see it go away. 🙁
نوامبر 9, 2023
This plugin is vulnerable for weeks but not update at all….! vulnerability description => Cross Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability discovered by Rafshanzani Suhada in WordPress Plugin Collapse-O-Matic (versions <=
آگست 24, 2023
A recent release cause a issue when HTML is used within the plugin shortcodes. I quickly found a relevant support thread that the developer was actively replying to. Weighed in as one of the fixes partially worked for me and @twinpictures rolled out another update at lighting speed and we are good to go! That being said, I plan to see if the developer offers any other plugins I might be able to use considering how easy they are to reach.
جون 5, 2023
Not updated for 2023, the read more function is render blocking and provide a very bad User Experience on site, we don’t recommend use this plugin or check if developer have update this problem after this review. Sorry.
خواندن تمامی 238 نقد و بررسی‌

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  • the tag, targtag and elwrap will now also allow the tag defined as the default tag attribute in the plugin settings page.
  • button has been added to the allowed html tag list

  • the tag, targtag and elwrap will be filtered to only allow certain tags

  • removed escaping on excerpt/swapexcerpt

  • removed the wp_kses_post sanitising from content

  • title, swap title and content are being sanatzied using the wp_kses_post function

  • no longer escaping swaptitle

  • no longer escaping or sanatizing title string


  • using sanatize_title for the title tag


  • fully tested with WordPress version 6.3.0
  • added orderby and order attributes for ordering collapse-commander sub-elements
  • further escaping to protect against XSS attacks


  • added fadeOnly effect option
  • fully tested with WordPress version 6.0.1
  • swap title also swaps the title attribute if used
  • escaped all attributes before output


  • custom css now added to new core.css file that is not affected if no default style is loaded.
  • fully tested with WordPress version 5.8.2


  • options passed using the preferred wp_add_inline_script


  • improved collapse-commander integration
  • improved method of adding custom css
  • options passed using wp_localize_script
  • escaped options to improve security


  • tried to fixed spacing issue by forcing elwraptag as a div, but this will effect inline expands. Will need to add elwraptag as an option.
  • fully tested with WordPress 5.8.1
  • migrated plugins home over to


  • corrected typos
  • cleaned up code
  • added togglegroup highlander grouping
  • fixed issue of rel or group values that consist only of numbers
  • findme now supports auto, trigger, target and numeric values
  • removed excerpt the_content filtering, added added filters for excerpt and swapexcerpt
  • fully tested with WordPress 5.6.0


  • fixed expand_all triggers to work with maptastic
  • fully tested with WordPress 5.4.1


  • added swaptitle capability to extra triggers
  • fully tested with WordPress 5.2.1


  • target the document.body
  • improved random id generation when no id is assigned
  • added colomat shortcode as an alias for expand
  • added notitle to options page


  • jQuery selector for expandanchor no longer needed.
  • jQuery selectors look for exact match for targets, preventing multiple targets expanding if the id’s end the same.
  • alt tag not used unless alt value is provided
  • reworked the way url hashtags are handled to include manual hash changes in url


  • touchstart binding now an option


  • added check for a callback function: colomat_callback on any expand element state change
  • added Initial Pause option to pause initial collapse of expand elements on page load
  • tabindex allows for a value of 0
  • if cid is provided and no cid exists, shortcode will return blank
  • added collapse-commander display id and title options for shortcodes
  • merged is_valid_jquery_selector function from csummer on github
  • added touchstart to click bindings
  • fully tested with WordPress 4.9.0


  • integrated collapse-commander expand templates
  • fully tested with WordPress 4.8.1


  • fully tested with WordPress 4.8


  • fixed issue with external triggers for nested elements
  • changed links to https
  • fully tested with WordPress 4.7.3


  • added effect and duration attributes and data-attributes
  • if duration is a number, string will be converted to integer
  • fully tested with WordPress 4.6


  • adjusted data-findme to deal with ‘auto’ value
  • added the must-be-one class to force one highlander element to stay open


  • integrated new collapse-commander image trigger feature
  • added new togglegroup shortcode attribute and data-togglegroup html attribute to reference groups of expand elements with out auto-collapsing other groups, such as when using the rel attribute
  • added the ability to load plugin css only when shortcode is used
  • removed language files in favour of WordPress language packs
  • fully tested to work with WordPress 4.5


  • reworked the find-me feature to use new data-findme attribute, rather than create a hidden element.


  • renamed language files to xx_XX.po and
  • recreated the .pot file


  • hash-bang (#!) that are used in urls will not be processed as url anchors
  • now checks if a url anchor is actually an existing element before trying to process it
  • changed language domain to jquery-collapse-o-matic to work with WordPress’ new translation process
  • updated tested up to tag to 4.3.1


  • added map resize support for google maps builder


  • removed css that changed the display to block on focus


  • added css to remove the border on focus


  • added styles and jQuery for accessibility: focus/keyboard navigation


  • added catch-all callback for jetpack’s infinite-scroll
  • fix: XSS Vulnerability


  • fixed filter_content toggle bug.
  • even if content is not to be filtered, it will still be passed through do_shortcode function


  • added filter_content to the options page, defaults to off


  • added filter attribute to pass the content through the_content filter
  • changed name of wpex_clean_shortcodes function
  • tested up to: WordPress 4.2-alpha-31047


  • maptastic class only removed when present
  • maptastic has a max-width assigned to prevent content from entering display area.
  • updated collapse-commander integration to work with new licensing system
  • tested up to: WordPress 4.2-alpha-31047


  • added plugin to GitHub:
  • added new tabindex attribute to shortcode and options page
  • registration fields are masked using password input type


  • added shortcode and html support for the title, swaptitle, startwrap, enwrap and excerpt attributes using placeholders
  • added wpex_clean_shortcodes filter to strip unwanted p and br tags from the shortcode
  • added the ability to set trigclass, targtag and targclass attribute values in the plugin options page


  • added colomat-swap class to the swaptitle element
  • added optional cid default to the shortcode


  • fixed undeclared cid variable


  • fixed issue with using id anchor links on elements with expanded=‘true’
  • added support for Collapse Commander add-on plugin to manage expand elements


  • change the find me element from an anchor to an input due to HTML5 no longer supporting the Name attribute
  • fixed bug with trigpos inline
  • added span_fix classes to css files
  • added 4.0 icons to assets


  • fixed issue with missing classes in dark style
  • streamlined the collapse/expand function
  • streamlined the collapseall/expandall functions
  • added auto to scrollonclose attribute
  • added new colomat_expandall and colomat_collpaseall functions that can be triggered externally


  • load scripts only if shortcode is in use defaults to false – load all the time
  • added option to choose where all scripts will load: header or footer


  • option to only load scripts if shortcode is in use
  • script now loaded in footer
  • loading js and css now hooked to wp_enqueue_scripts rather than init
  • added Serbian language files courtesy of Borisa Djuraskovic from


  • fixed admin_init error


  • updated for 3.8
  • cleaned up old code


  • updated .on method
  • removed php4 constructor
  • added DE and RU languages


  • shortcode works in sidebar widgets (again)
  • fixed hasClass error in Slide Only animation option


  • find-me now is called only after collapse/expand animations
  • using .on() method once again
  • updated Requires at least tag to 3.3
  • added swapexcerpt
  • fixed typos on the options page
  • added custom css to options page
  • added targtag and targpos attributes
  • added the ability to insert extra external triggers


  • find-me auto feature improved to work with responsive websites


  • completely re-wrote plugin
  • added sweet-sweet options page
  • added colomat-expand-only class that forces collapse element to only open once and stay open
  • introduced Collapse-Pro-Matic for Premium Level Collapsing Action.
  • added scroll-to-trigger class for Internal Collapse Triggers
  • added livequery to bind collapse functions to dynamically added content
  • added callbacks: collapse_init(); and findme(); for dynamically added content
  • added language files for localization


  • added colomat-parent-highlight class functionality
  • moved findme auto calculations until after all images have loaded.
  • Added elwraptag and elwrapclass attributes
  • Added snap-shut class to slam collapse elements shut


  • Added colomat-nolink class for anchor tags to prevent auto-scrolling to anchor
  • bot- links for targets with swaptitle will now only swap out title for top trigger text


  • Replaced on() event handler back to click due to the WordPress world not quite ready for on(). People are still using jQuery 1.6.4 – can you believe that?!


  • Click events now use jQuery’s on() event handler for content that arrived dynamically via AJAX NOTE: plugin now requires jQuery version 1.7 or newer
  • added notitle attribute if no title should be displayed
  • added startwrap and enwrap attributes for wrapping titles
  • fixed bug when using nested close links and highlander grouping
  • added expandanchor to expand items from anchor links on the same page
  • added colomat-expand-only class to prevent collapse from trigger text
  • added scrollonclose attribute and scroll-to-trigger class to trigger auto-scroll to specific value on close.


Fixed auto-expand of urls with id-anchors


  • fixed JS error in 1.4.5 – GRRR


  • Added SlideFade/SlideToggle option
  • Visited trigers now have colomat-visited class


  • Minified javascript for faster page loads


  • Added the findme attribute to auto scroll to start of expanded items


  • Added speed adjustment to the slideToggle


  • Autoclose elements will now trigger SwapTitle


  • Relaunched of plugin page on Twinpictures’ Plugin Oven


  • Added alternate style sheet for sites with dark backgrounds.


  • Improved nesting collapse function for sub-levels and added support for nesting 30 levels deep.

  • Added noarrows class for better integration of images as triggers.


  • Bug Fix for the new trigpos attribute, stupid, stupid, stupid


  • Added trigpos attribute to position the trigger below the target.


  • Fixed the Enqueue error (thanks pborg & lancehudson)
  • Expand All and Collapse All will now also trigger swap titles
  • Added force_content_collapse class trigger to hide all targets w/o tirggers (roll-your-own)
  • Added content_collapse_wrapper class trigger that keeps targets hidden if no JavaScript is present.


  • Added the ability to place a second trigger link inside the expanding content area.


  • Added the ‘tracy patch’ that will collapse all nested items if the parent is collapsed via highlander grouping.


  • Added excerpt feature and all related attributes.


  • Swaptitle system rebuilt to support images and cufon.
  • Updated CSS the over generalized names close and hover to more plug-in specific colomat-close and colomat-hover
  • removed !important from CSS arrow definitions to make it easier to redefine arrows.


  • Swaptitle will not be triggered if either or tags are used in trigger titles
  • Added rel grouping to the collapse/expand-all triggers to target only elements of a single group.


  • Expand elements containing content with one empty space will no longer insert empty target elements.


  • Added expandsub1 – expandsub3 shortcodes for nested expand elements.
  • Added collapse/expand-all triggers.
  • Better looking 24bit arrows.


  • Plug-in now degrades gracefully if JS is disabled. Added swaptitle attribute to change the title on expand/collapse.


  • Random ID’s now start with letters, for valid xhtml.


  • Changed ‘-member’ to ‘-highlander’ because it sounds better.


  • Added the ability to have only one member of a group expanded by adding ‘-member’ to the rel attribute value.


  • Added Expanded attribute that sets the default position expanded open.
  • Added style that moves arrows to the right of the text.


  • Added the hover style to pimp the element style when moused over.


  • Added the rel attribute to deal with grouping collapse elements.
  • Added the trigclass and targclass attributes.
  • Added the alt attribute to define the title’s hover-over text.


  • Expanded the shortcode to include an optional tag attribute. The system defaults to wrapping the trigger in a span tag.
  • Style will support various element tags… span, div, h1, h2… etc.
  • Style separates the arrow icons, so there is no background bleed-over on extra-long trigger titles.


  • Optimized Code
  • Shortcode now works in Sidebar
  • Expand Titles now have title tags that match the title, not just some random number
  • Shortcode can include a user-defined ID instead of a generated random number
  • Added auto expand feature if an anchor tag is used in the URL


  • The plug-in came to be.