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Smooth Slider

Most Popular Responsive WordPress Slider for Featured Content, Videos and Media Images

There's 3 ways to install this plugin:

1. The super easy way

  1. In your Admin, go to menu Plugins > Add
  2. Search for Smooth Slider
  3. Click to install
  4. Activate the plugin
  5. A new menu Smooth Slider will appear in your Admin

2. The easy way

  1. Download the plugin (.zip file) on the right column of this page
  2. In your Admin, go to menu Plugins > Add
  3. Select the tab "Upload"
  4. Upload the .zip file you just downloaded
  5. Activate the plugin
  6. A new menu will appear in your Admin

3. The old way (FTP)

  1. Unzip the downloaded .zip file
  2. Upload smooth-slider folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
  4. A new menu will appear in your Admin

Usage

  1. If you want the slideshow with all the added featured posts on your home page, open Index.php file from Dashboard by clicking on Tab Appearance / Editor and paste the following piece of code at the suitable place.

    if ( function_exists( 'get_smooth_slider' ) ) { get_smooth_slider(); }

    If you want to put the slider before the list of articles on your WordPress blog homepage, put the above piece of code before the WordPress Loop (the code is a php code, so ensure that it is enclosed within the php tags). WordPress loop code is shown below:

    if(have_posts()) : while(have_posts()) : the_post();

  2. There is ready to use widget named 'Smooth Slider Widget - Simple', that you can directly use in your widgetized area of the theme. In case you use multiple sliders feature you can as well select the slider name from the dropdown on the widget.

  3. You can use the Smooth Slider shortcode [smoothslider] or [smoothslider id='1'] on your edit post/page panel to insert the slider anywhere on the post or page. In case you use multiple sliders feature, just replace the 'id' with your required slider's 'ID' that you would find on Sliders admin panel(settings).

  4. The content in the slider can be picked up from either the post content or the post excerpt or a custom field slider_content. You can add the custom field on the Edit Post panel for each of the posts.

  5. It is very easy to select which image you want as the thumbnail for the slides. You can choose to get the image from custom field, or 'Post thumbnail' or from the post content.

  6. Almost all the fields that appear in the Smooth Slider are customizable, you can change the looks of your Slider and make it suitable for your theme. The defaults set are according to the Default WordPress theme. Also, you can change the number of posts appearing in the slider and the pause or interval between the two consecutive posts on the slider. For making these changes, there would be a settings page for Smooth Slider in the wp-admin screen of your blog, once you enable the plugin.

  7. To get the category specific posts in reverse chronological order, use the following piece of code (template tag) at the necessary place in your theme's template file.

    if ( function_exists( 'get_smooth_slider_category' ) ) { get_smooth_slider_category('apple'); }

    where 'apple' is the slug (url friendly version of the category name) of the category from which you want to extract the posts to be shown in the slider. Replace it with your own category slug and you are done.

For more documentation go to Smooth Slider Documentation

Find More Advanced Slider Styles at SliderVilla

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.2
Last Updated: 2014-8-13
Downloads: 416,626

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