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WordPress.org Showcase Slider (10 posts)

  1. Shapeshifter 3
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Arf!,

    This website's Showcase is using WordPress 3.4, beta 4.
    Can anyone tell me how the Slider is implemented (I like it)?
    Is it just part of the Core, or one of the several Plugins located in the Repository?

    How did the Core Developers decide on this particular slider? Is it better than other methods?

    Is it different than the WooThemes FlexSlider?

    I downloaded the Beta version of WordPress and browsed through the files looking for the exact format, but didn't find it. All I found was a comment called "Featured Slider".

    Did I not look far enough?

    I'm just trying to learn!

    Arf!

  2. Which website's showcase?

    Sorry, there are no links and I'm not sure what you're looking at.

  3. Shapeshifter 3
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ipstenu,

    Sorry, I forgot to place this: WordPress.org/Showcase

    Thanks for replying by-the-way.

  4. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Anything on wordpress.org itself is likely to be a custom build.

  5. Shapeshifter 3
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ipstenu & esmi,

    I had been hoping to pick the brain(s)of whomever decided on which format to use for a WordPress 3.4 slider. Someone made a decision; I was just wondering how they arrived at it.

    (Trying to save myself some time. Why not learn directly from the experts?)

  6. WordPress.org is a custom build all around (what they use may not work for anyone else).

    That looks like jquery slider. We've got lots: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tags/slider

  7. Shapeshifter 3
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ipstenu,

    Sorting through all of those choices was what I was trying to avoid.

    I was thinking that the Core Developers had already sorted through what was available AND made a decision as to what works best for the new 3.4 version of WordPress.

    I was also wondering if a default Slider(s) were going to become part of the WordPress Core.

    Just wondering.

  8. Highly unlikely :)

    It's best used as a slider for people who want it.

    (By the way, it's a logical fallacy to presume that what the core devs do is the right or best way for you to do something. You need to find the best for you.)

    As you can tell from http://www.tripwiremagazine.com/2012/02/wordpress-slider-plugin.html - best is pretty subjective :)

  9. Shapeshifter 3
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ipstenu,

    You have a sense of humor!

    Code, CSS, Plugins, Scripts, Et al.

    I would think that someone with an extensive background in various programming codes would have the capability to create highly efficient software with the least amount of excess baggage involved. In other words, it seems such a person could create a lean-mean-fighting-machine piece of software.

    I'm not that individual (canine, human, or shapeshifter). What I do is piece together as many parts of a puzzle as I can to get a desired result. Sometimes it's pretty....sometimes it's not.

    I was being lazy and giving the benefit-of-the-doubt to the Core Developers of WordPress.

    So far, they have been pretty successful.

  10. I do, but I was serious!

    A lot of the code here on Wp.org isn't stuff most of us would need. Plugins are hugely subjective.

    There are a lot of plugins that can do this. They're not using one, they wrote their own and have not (yet) released it, probably because there are so many similar.

    (Also this isn't a Alpha/beta question, so I moved it out to Misc.)

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