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Genesis Slider


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

It includes options for auto-progress and the dimensions of your slideshow. It also 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. Finally, you can place the slider into a widget area.

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_slider_settings_defaults', 'my_child_theme_slider_defaults' );

function my_child_theme_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_height' => 400,
        'slideshow_width' => 870,
        'slideshow_excerpt_content' => 'excerpts',
        'slideshow_excerpt_content_limit' => 150,
        'slideshow_more_text' => __( '[Continue Reading]', 'genesis-slider' ),
        'slideshow_excerpt_show' => 1,
        'slideshow_excerpt_width' => 500,
        'location_vertical' => 'bottom',
        'location_horizontal' => 'right'
    return $defaults;


  1. Upload the entire genesis-slider folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. DO NOT change the name of the genesis-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 Slider” widget to the widget area of your choice


Incredibly complicated

Never managed to get the slider to work. Spent days examining, reading about and then implementing. Nada. Far too complicated for ‘normal’ WP users.

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Contributors & Developers

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


“Genesis Slider” has been translated into 3 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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  • jQuery fixes for transitions & suspending animations when tab in background
  • add Menu Order to sorting
  • add carousel option


  • add transitions
  • minor tranlation fixes, add slide id class


  • bug fix – slider scrolling on no arrows
  • add title options


  • translation support
  • customizable excerpt
  • add defaults filter


  • bug fixes for slider timing, mobile theme collision
  • change slider defaults


  • bug fixes, add options


  • Beta Release