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Swift Box - Wordpress News Slider and Viewer

Swift Box - Wordpress News Slider and Viewer

Display news from different sources and display them in an unique environment. Swift Box is a an innovative wordpress slider meant to allow you grouping multiple contents and sort them by date.
Fully responsive, adapt itself to any screen and container.

swift box playground

Features list

  • Each box can have unlimited content sources
    • Wordpress categories or custom post types (associated to a taxonomy)
    • ANY RSS feed
    • Facebook pages
    • Twitter profiles
    • Youtube channels
    • Pinterest boards
    • Google+
    • Soundcloud
    • Tumblr
  • Quick news source – contents to be shown uniquely in Swift Box
  • Soundcloud audio and Youtube video players integration
  • MagnificPopup lightbox
  • Horizonal and vertical layout + auto-switch on mobile for perfect content displaying
  • Image-mode
  • Continuous slider effect
  • Expanded contents view
  • Smart contents management with images lazy-loading to grant optimized loadings
  • Fully responsive and adapt itself to any container
  • 3 styles (minimal, light, dark) + custom skin builder
  • Works out of the box, without tedious configurations
  • Full font-size control
  • Mora than 30 options to control any box aspect and behavior
  • Touchswipe optimized
  • Image sizes control to optimize loadings
  • Proper social sharing using item’s data (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+)
  • Ultra low server usage – most operations are javascript-based

Walkthrough Videos

To make the plugin easy for everyone, the documentation comes with detailed videos explaining each step necessary to setup and use any function:

Spread contents from everywhere

Given different sources, the plugin automatically fetches last news and sort them by date.

Every box can have unlimited sources, you can mix contents from: any RSS feed, Facebook pages, Twitter, Youtube, Pinterest, Google+, Soundcloud, Tumblr and of course display Wordpress posts from one/more/any category.

Do you want to display latest Tweets and posts from your corporate Facebook page and also latest posts from your site? No problem, the plugin handles everything for you. Titles, links, images, lists, tables: everything is collected and ready to be used.

Everything with maximum ease and in few minutes: the plugin is in fact ready to be used out of the box! Swift Box is also fully responsive, adaptive and mobile optimized to guarantee a perfect content display on any device.

Advanced Wordpress integration

Swift Box doesn’t only fetch wordpress posts but supports any custom post type. Only requirement is to be public and assiciated with a taxonomy.

You can also use post excerpts to show different contents in box’s initial mode.

Finally is possible to set a source offset, to avoid first news or to compose multi-bo setups. Just imagine a grid of 3 boxes showing nine different contents from the same source!

Maximum flexibility

As per LCweb standards, every Swift Box element is customizable with more than 30 options to use in builder and to be checked immediately in the preview.

Two main display modes (vertical, horizontal), horizontal image mode, boxed layout, commands nestable in 8 different positions, lightbox integration and date format are just a small examples. Also fetched contents can be filtered by a powerful system, allowing you to strip and remove unnecessary html tags.

Don’t have time to fiddle with all these aspects? Creating a box, it is ready to be used in your website with default settings. Of course also slider timings are fully manageable, with the ability to create also a stunning continuous slider effect, perfect for breaking news bars.
Take a look at the playground!

Custom skin builder and preset themes

The plugin comes with three preset themes (minimal, light, dark) to adapt itself to any theme immediately.
But you can also create your own unique style: using your colors, setting image borders, boxed news margins. Everything directly from an handy user interface and with few clicks.

Freedom is almost complete and the powerful javascript core will render perfectly your choices keeping all the features on any screen size!

WooCommerce integration and Quick News

Swift Box could be a great way to display your products. Yes, you can also use WooCommerce as content source!
Even in this case you can choose to get one/more/any category products in few seconds.

Or maybe you need to spread quick news, without creating a Wordpress post. Swift Box is the solution to this need, coming with a special post type not shown on website pages but just fetchable by the plugin. Plus you can feature each news with a youtube/vimeo video or also with a Soundcloud track!

Notes

  • obviously, the plugin requires a responsive theme to have a responsive behaviour
  • jQuery v1.5 is the minimum requirement (v1.7 to also use lightbox)

Changelog

See the changelog here
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