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Captain Slider


This is the Slider Plugin I always wished I had. Simply install the plugin, add some slides & use your slider! It’s that easy.


  • Plenty of Settings like animation, speed, etc.
  • Multiple Sliders
  • Slider Sorter: Order your slides using drag & drop AJAX.
  • Responsive
  • Video Slides
  • Captions
  • Slide Links
  • Shortcode
  • Free

There are 2 ways to use your sliders:

  • PHP – <?php echo ctslider_slider_template( $id ); ?>
  • Shortcode – [slider id=""]


Captain Slider Documentation

This plugin is on GitHub
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This plugin is openly developed on GitHub – View the Repo! Found a bug? Open an issue!


  • The Add New Slide Page - captions/links/video inputs etc.
  • The Settings Page
  • All Slides
  • The Slider Manager - add or remove your sliders
  • The Slider Sorter - configure the order of your slides


How to install this plugin?

  1. Search for “Captain Slider” in the Add New Plugin section of your site or download it and upload it manually.
  2. Install and activate the plugin.
  3. Create Slides under the new Captain Slider Menu.
  4. Use your Slider with either PHP or the Shortcode.
  5. Magic!


I’m getting the following error message when using PHP to display my slider (with all slides):

Warning: Missing argument 1 for nextslider_slider_template(), called in etc. etc. =
Some hosting set-ups may have this issue. Just give it an empty parameter like so:
// All slides, with empty parameter set to stop warning from appearing

My slider isn’t displaying the specific slider I want?

Make sure that you’re stating the ID correctly like the examples above. Remember that you can find the slider ID under Slides > Sliders.

My slider’s just not displaying!

If you’ve done everything else right and it’s still not displaying, you’re probably having a jQuery conflict with another plugin/theme. Try reverting back to the default Twenty Eleven or Twenty Twelve theme and disabling each plugin one by one.

Can I display multiple sliders on one page?

Why yes you can!

Which slider does Captain Slider use?

Captain Slider proudly uses the lovely Flex Slider by WooThemes


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Contributors & Developers

“Captain Slider” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Minor CSS Fix for Default WordPress Themes
  • Update CTSLIDER_VERSION constant


  • General Improvements
  • Better Code Formatting


  • Initial Release.