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NextGen NivoSlider

The NextGen Nivoslider plugin allows you to create a NivoSlider, using images from your NextGen gallery, with a simple shortcode or widget.


  • Fixed: Stupid bug when not making use of a the showGalleryDesc/Title function (Thanks again John!)
  • Fixed: Strict standard errors
  • Changed: Order of custom title and gallery title/desc (Custom title now comes first)
  • Changed: Gallery title is now wrapped in h3 tags instead of h1
  • Added: Donation link! If this plugin has helped you out feel free to give me a meal/beer/car/house! I'm a 23 year old traveling around the world with barely any money (less than your average months salary). So any contribution is more than welcome.
  • Note: Just a reminder but please let me know of any feature requests and/or bug reports!


  • Fixed: Compatibility with NextGen 2.0+
  • Fixed: Settings not working with single pic gallery (Thanks John!)
  • Fixed: Slide events not working due to being enclosed in apostrophes (Thanks alecboom0)
  • Changed: Slider will now start on Document.Ready instead of Window.Load, meaning that it will not wait for all images to be fully loaded before starting
  • Added: Options to display gallery title and/or description (showGalleryTitle, showGalleryDesc)


  • Fixed: Widget should be working again
  • Fixed: Default widget settings no longer resize the images
  • Fixed: Removed several deprecated settings
  • Changed: Widget configuration, immensely cleaned up code


  • Fixed: Some effects not working for some people (Make sure that .nivoSlider img has a max-width of none, or effects won't work)
  • Changed: If a URL is not found in alt text, it will now also check description (note: the URLs still need to be at the beginning in either field)
  • Changed: Majorly overhauled the plugin
  • Changed: Wrapped everything in classes (OOP)
  • Added: Touchscreen support (untested)
  • Added: Will now also check for 'mailto:' (besides /, html:// and ftp://)
  • Added: Admin menu (Gallery -> Nivo Slider)
  • Added: Theme support. You can pick your Nivo Slider theme from the new admin menu
  • Added: HTML Captioning
  • Added: New effect 'foldReverse'


  • Fixed: Trying to wp_register jquery with only one argument (don't need to register it at all)
  • Fixed: Trying to use variables that didn't exist
  • Added: Caption options to widget


  • Added: More options to the widget configuration panel (resizing, background color selection, width and height)
  • Added: randomStart, prevText and nextText options to NivoSlider settings
  • Added: caption ["alttext"|"description"|"both"]
  • Changed: The script is now only loaded when necessary (eg. when the shortcode/widget has been used on the page)
  • Changed: Cleaned up code
  • Fixed: Thumbnail navigation now works correctly


  • First release.
  • I will keep the first two version numbers equal to the version of the NivoSlider built in. The version of the plugin itself will be shown in the last number(s).
  • Please report any bugs!

Requires: 2.8 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.6.1
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Active Installs: 2,000+


3.9 out of 5 stars


0 of 1 support threads in the last two months have been marked resolved.

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