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Interactive Slider


Interactive Slider is an easy way to generate image slider based on the WordPress posts. Sliders generated that way will features posts excerpt’s scroller,
which will serve as a navigation panel for slides.

Slider inclusion on a website is done by the WordPress shortcode functionality. You can place it inside a post or page content or add it directly to a choosen file template.
To include it inside a particular file template, just add the following code somewhere inside the source code:

<?php echo do_shortcode('[interactive_slider width="1040" height="250" scroller_width="257"]'); ?>

“width”, “height” and “scroller_width” are ones of the options you can set to configure the resulted slider instance.

Here is a full list of possible options:

  • “id” [ HTML Element id, “iaSlider” by default ]
    this will be the id of a container wrapping up the slider HTML elements. Should be unique if you want to include more then one slider per page,

  • “continous_loop” [ “yes” or “no”, “yes” by default ]
    tell the scroller whether to make copies of content to scroll them one after another in loop,

  • “width” [ in pixels, “960” by default ]
    width of the slider,

  • “height” [ in pixels, “360” by default ]
    height of the slider,

  • “scroller_width” [ in pixels, “257” by default ]
    posts excerpt’s scroller width,

  • “gap_between_slides_and_scroller” [ in pixels, “3” by default ]
    gap between slides and scroller,

  • “scroller_speed” [ in pixels per second, “40” by default ]
    posts excerpt’s scroller scroll speed,

  • “scroller_direction” [ “forward” or “backward”, “forward” by default ]
    posts excerpt’s scroller scroll direction,

  • “thumbs_width” [ in pixels, “70” by default ]
    posts excerpt’s featured image thumbnail width,

  • “thumbs_height” [ in pixels, “70” by default ]
    posts excerpt’s featured image thumbnail height,

  • “post_ids” [ separated by comma posts id’s list, empty by default ]
    posts ids to generate the slider from them. If empty, then 10 latest posts will be used instead.

NOTE: the plugin does not have admin panel pages. All of its functionality is modified through the shortcode options mentioned above.


  • Slider with featured posts in a website header


  1. Upload interactive-slider folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory,
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress,
  3. Place <?php echo do_shortcode('[interactive_slider option1="value1" option2="value2" etc. ]'); ?> in your templates or
  4. Place [interactive_slider option1=”value1″ option2=”value2″ etc. ] in your post/page content


Why there is an empty image instead of a post related image?

Slides are made by scalling down orginal images ( setted up as a featured images for posts ). If a post does not have
featured image setted up, then the default one ( empty image ) will be used.

Why slider is loading so long?

Slides are made by scalling down orginal images ( setted up as a featured images for posts ).
First load of the slider on a website as well any later load ( after options was changed, e.g. after width or height was changed ) will
require the plugin to generate scalled version of the orginal images and this may take a while.

However after the scalled version is generated, the slider should load quite fast ( as all the images should fit the slider dimensions )

How can I change default empty image for posts without its own featured image?

Replace the interactive-slider/images/intractive-slider-empty.jpg image with your own image. Deactivate and activate plugin for changes to take effect.

Contributors & Developers

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


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  • CSS correction.
  • SVN /tags subdirectory layout correction.
  • Tested up the plugin with different WordPress versions.


  • Move the plugin screenshot to /assets subdirectory.