Slider Pro - Responsive WordPress Slider Plugin

Slider Pro is a fully responsive and touch-enabled WordPress slider plugin that allows you to create professional and elegant sliders. This slider plugin was built with user experience in mind, striving to provide a clean and intuitive user interface in the admin area and a smooth navigation experience for the end-users.

Slider Pro avoids unnecessary fanciness, that many times is an obstacle for end-users in getting the information they need, and instead focuses on simplicity and performance, while still providing a wide range of customization possibilities.

Front-end features:

  • Fully Responsive – Slider Pro will look and work great on any screen size.
  • Touch-swipe – The slider offers a native-like navigation experience on touch-screen devices.
  • Smooth Animations – All animations use smooth CSS3 transitions (with fallback to JavaScript animations).
  • Animated Layers – Layers can contain any HMTL content, from simple text to videos.
  • Elegant Effects – The slider provides the two most popular transition effects for sliders: fade and slide.
  • Carousel Layout – It’s possible to show multiple slides at the same time, like in a carousel layout.
  • Infinite Scrolling – The slider provides the option to scroll through slides continuously, in an infinite loop.
  • Full Width and Full Window – You can set the slider to automatically expand itself to the full width or full size of the browser window.
  • Breakpoints – You can change configuration of the slider depending on screen size.
  • Differently Sized Images – You can load both portrait and landscape images in the same slider.
  • SEO-Friendly – All the content inside the slider will be visible to search engines.
  • Auto Height – Optionally, the slider height can expend depending on the height of the current slide.
  • Customizable Orientation – The slider and the thumbnails can be oriented both horizontally and vertically.
  • Lazy Loading – It’s possible to load the images only when they become visible, thus increasing the loading speed and saving bandwidth.
  • Conditional Images – It’s possible to load separate images for different slider sizes, so that when the slider is loaded on a mobile device, a smaller version of the image gets loaded.
  • Retina-enabled – The slider allows you to specify a retina version for each image.
  • Thumbnails – Thumbnails can contain images, text and any other HTML content. Also, they can be position to the left, right, top or bottom of the slider.
  • Keyboard Navigation – It’s possible to navigate through slides using the keyboard.
  • Deep Linking – You can link directly to a specific slide in the slider.
  • Full-screen – Slider Pro can enter the full-screen mode in browsers that support the HMTL5 Full Screen API.
  • Lightbox – The slider comes bundled with the FancyBox lightbox and allows you to easily activate it for the main slide images.

Back-end features:

  • Dynamic Content – You can easily load content (featured image, title, excerpt, post content, and more) from posts. You can also create sliders from gallery images or load images from Flickr.
  • Automatic Updates – You can update Slider Pro directly from the Dashboard.
  • Caching – The plugin automatically caches all your sliders to ensure a fast loading time.
  • Best Practices – WordPress development best practices were implemented in order to ensure a conflict-less integration with other themes and plugins.
  • MultiSite – You can use the plugin in a MultiSite environment.
  • Import and Export – Easily export and import sliders between Slider Pro installations.
  • Action and Filter Hooks – If you’re a developer you will find these very handy for customizing the slider.
  • Powerful JavaScript API – You can control the slider programmatically.

If you have any questions or need assistance installing and using the slider, please feel free to ask; I will gladly help you. Also, if you like this slider, please take a moment to rate it :)

Changelog

v 4.0 (27 November 14)

v 3.9.3 (31 October 14)

  • fixed missing hand cursors for touch-swipe
  • fixed image paths for multisite installations
  • added possibility to specify a custom TimThumb path
  • other minor fixes and improvements

v 3.9.2 (21 May 14)

  • fixed Flickr compatibility
  • other minor fixes and improvements

v 3.9.1 (27 April 14)

  • fixed the shortcode generator for the TinyMCE editor
  • other minor fixes

v 3.9 (15 April 14)

  • ADDED AUTOMATIC UPDATES
  • added possibility to populate alt and title fields automatically
  • fixed slideshow pause when lightbox is opened
  • fixed disable right click for lazy loaded images
  • fixed shortcode attributes
  • other fixes and improvements

v 3.8 (18 December 13)

  • fixed the admin interface styling to match the WordPress 3.8 style

v 3.7 (24 November 13)

  • added possibility to select the image size from the Media Library
  • added better support for the HTTPS protocol
  • other fixes and improvements

v 3.6 (26 April 13)

  • added option to disable right-clicks on slider images
  • added option to view all available options in the sidebar panels
  • added simple options to remove thumbnail border, background or glow
  • changed “ul” and “li” elements to “div” element to avoid CSS conflicts
  • added “Operator” option for “Posts Content” slides
  • added “Type” option for “Gallery” slides
  • other fixes and improvements

v 3.5 (25 January 13)

  • added integration with the default Media Loader
  • added better handling of folder permissions
  • added option to specify the layer’s depth
  • added HTML5-compliant markup for the lightbox
  • added more lightbox properties
  • other minor fixes and improvements

v 3.0.2 (12 December 12)

  • updated the jQuery UI Multiselect script

v 3.0.1 (15 November 12)

  • fixed “Invalid argument supplied” warning that occurred in v 3.0.0
  • added blank.gif placeholder for lazy loaded images

v 3.0.0 (13 November 12)

  • added animated and static layers
  • added touch support for thumbnails
  • added possibility to create HTML thumbnails
  • improved the smart video feature
  • other minor fixes and improvements

v 2.3.1 (31 August 12)

  • fixed a bug that occurred for videos

v 2.3 (25 August 12)

  • added the possibility to open the slider in a lightbox
  • added video shortcodes, which will make it easier to insert videos into the slider
  • other minor fixes and improvements

v 2.2.1 (4 August 12)

  • fixed video overlaying issue that was occurring in some versions of Chrome and Safari

v 2.2 (26 July 12)

  • added Fullscreen capability
  • added Flickr integration
  • added image search in the Media Loader
  • other minor fixes and improvements

v 2.1.1 (18 June 12)

  • added the missing ‘xml’ folder, which was throwing a warning in 2.1

v 2.1 (15 June 12)

  • added Update Notification
  • added ‘Ratio’ option
  • added ‘Auto Toggle’ option
  • added ‘Thumbnail Scroller Overlay’ option
  • updated the documentation
  • fixed timer animation for IE8 and IE7
  • other minor fixes and improvements

v 2.0.2 (25 May 12)

  • fixed the help tooltips from the admin area

v 2.0.1 (22 May 12)

  • improved the documentation
  • added support for Sublime Video
  • fixed support for special characters
  • added option to disable the tinyMCE visual editor
  • improved the slider’s admin bar menu

v 2.0 (9 May 12)

  • responsive layout
  • fetch data from posts (including custom post types)
  • touch screen support
  • automatic video handling
  • full multisite support
  • lazy loading support
  • new skins

v 1.5.8 (19 February 12)

  • fixed the slides’ drag&drop bug
  • removed the automatic adding of the ‘p’ tag in the TinyMCE editor
  • added the ‘Title’ field for the Slider’s custom widget
  • upgraded TimThumb to the current latest version

v 1.5.7 (12 January 12)

  • fixed a TinyMCE editor bug

v 1.5.6 (11 January 12)

  • added back the visual editor

v 1.5.5 (14 December 11)

  • upgraded to jQuery 1.7.1
  • temporarily replaced the TinyMCE editor with the HTML editor in order to accommodate some changes introduced in WP 3.3

v 1.5.2 (12 August 11)

  • upgraded to TimThumb 2.7
  • added character escaping for a few text fields in the Slider’s admin area

v 1.5.1 (7 August 11)

  • upgraded to TimThumb 2.0

v 1.5 (3 August 11)

  • upgraded to the latest TimThumb version

v 1.5 (14 July 11)

  • added the possibility to navigate through the lightbox content
  • fixed a bug that was removing the ‘p’ tags from the rich editor in WP 3.2

v 1.4.4 (6 July 11)

  • made a few modifications to the Slider’s admin area in order to fit the new WordPress 3.2 design

v 1.4.3 (1 July 11)

  • made some edits to the timthumb script to allow very big images to be loaded
  • fixed a bug that occurred for the ‘Align’ option

v 1.4.2 (30 June 11)

  • updated the timthumb script to the latest version

v 1.4.1 (25 June 11)

  • added the ‘alt’ attribute to all images for w3c validation purposes

v 1.4 (24 June 11)

  • fixed the w3c validation errors

v 1.3 (19 June 11)

  • fixed the Slider PRO rich editor button, which accidentally got broken in v 1.2

v 1.2 (17 June 11)

  • added a custom built GUI which will make it easier to insert images from the WordPress Media Library into the slides

v 1.1 (08 June 11)

  • fixed a few minor issues
  • added a troubleshooting chapter to the documentation

v 1.0 (02 June 11)

  • first release
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