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Genesis Responsive Slider


This plugin allows you to create a simple responsive slider that displays the featured image, along with the title and excerpt from each post.

It includes options for the maximum dimensions of your slideshow, allows you to choose to display posts or pages, what category to pull from, and even the specific post IDs of the posts you want to display. It includes next/previous arrows and a pager along with the option to turn both on or off. Finally, you can place the slider into a widget area.

The slideshow is also responsive and will automatically adjust for the screen it is being displayed on.

Note: This plugin only supports Genesis child themes.

Child Theme Integration

To adjust the slider defaults for a child theme use a filter simiar to the following:

add_filter( 'genesis_responsive_slider_settings_defaults', 'my_child_theme_responsive_slider_defaults' );

function my_child_theme_responsive_slider_defaults( $defaults ) {
    $defaults = array(
        'post_type' => 'post',
        'posts_term' => '',
        'exclude_terms' => '',
        'include_exclude' => '',
        'post_id' => '',
        'posts_num' => 5,
        'posts_offset' => 0,
        'orderby' => 'date',
        'slideshow_timer' => 4000,
        'slideshow_delay' => 800,
        'slideshow_arrows' => 1,
        'slideshow_pager' => 1,
        'slideshow_loop' => 1,
        'slideshow_height' => 400,
        'slideshow_width' => 920,
        'slideshow_effect' => 'slide',
        'slideshow_excerpt_content' => 'excerpts',
        'slideshow_excerpt_content_limit' => 150,
        'slideshow_more_text' => '[Continue Reading]',
        'slideshow_excerpt_show' => 1,
        'slideshow_excerpt_width' => 50,
        'location_vertical' => 'bottom',
        'location_horizontal' => 'right',
        'slideshow_hide_mobile' => 1
    return $defaults;


  1. Upload the entire genesis-responsive-slider folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. DO NOT change the name of the genesis-responsive-slider folder
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Navigate to the Genesis > Slider Settings menu
  5. Configure the slider
  6. In the “Widgets” screen, drag the “Genesis Responsive Slider” widget to the widget area of your choice


Incomplete feature – How is this part of a paid theme?

I am baffled out of two reasons
1) The name “Responsive Slider” when this slider is clearly not responsive as it drops the excerpt box on small screens.

2) The fact that an incomplete feature like this is being used in a paid child theme to the Genesis theme

I am now working to maintain the box when the screen is resized. The Excerpt needs to be re-centered and optimized. This should have been done by the guys who built this in order to deserve the title “responsive” slider.

Contents dropped, Limited functionalities, Arrows won’t show

I’ve installed this and tested with the Elegance theme for Studiopress, in order to try having better possibilities rather than the Soliloquy slider, which comes in bundle.

Well.. never seen anything like this before. I mean.. why can’t I create more than one slider?! That’s absurd.. It looks like I can just use ONE slider in the site, and place it using widgets…

P.S. Where are the arrows?

Perfectible but does the job

Works alright, but I had to make few adjustments to the CSS sheet.
The most important is for better image presentation, modify the string “max-width:100%” under “.flexslider .slides img” to “width:100%”, then it won’t stick to the left uncropped.

I would have like more personnalisation options but it’s a simple enough code you can easily modify by yourself.

Not sure how anyone could give this 5 stars

The admin functionality is fine, but compared to really good responsive sliders, such as Meta Slider, it just doesn’t do it. Title alignment is cut off if you use excerpts, there’s no smart cropping of the image, if you don’t use excerpts, the title looks ok until you are at a mobile device viewport, then it’s floating up and outside its container. I won’t even get into the thick grey border.

More Work to Make "Workable" than to use Another Slider

The pagination links (arrows and bullets) don’t do anything – why even have them?

The silly excerpt bar cuts off half of your image because it floats on the left over the image instead of just having the image sectioned on the right and it on the left

There’s no excerpt in the mobile version, so the image you resized for the desktop version now looks stupid, and people just see pictures with no reason to tap on them

I think something used in a demo for a paid theme should at least have the features all other sliders have, or at least some options so people don’t have to screw around with the CSS.

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  • Plugin header i18n


  • Update POT file.


  • add alt attribute to images for validation
  • Fix image links


  • Fix slider HTML markup for validation
  • Fix SSL mixed cotent warning
  • Add setting to turn off image links
  • Fix Excerpt More filter to only apply to slides
  • UI text changes


  • Beta Release