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Rift Slider


Rift Slider – Show, Tell, Split then Rotate – Fully Web Responsive

View both demos here: Slider in boxed mode demo | Slider in full width mode demo

The Rift Slider is an image slider plugin. You can create image slides with text and content and attach them to a carousel. You are able to display these
carousels on your website, displaying to your users exciting information in a unique way. The Rift Slider uses the latest transformation techniques to
split the image and use effects to give a unique feel to your slider.

The Rift Slider is fully web responsive so that you get the same effect on mobiles and tablets. With responsive design your slider will
not disappear off the edge of the screen but will elegantly shrink in size to fit the device it is being viewed on, keeping that all
important visual effect.

Requires WordPress 3.5 and PHP 5.3

You can use the slider to display:

  • Photos
  • Advertisements
  • Messages
  • Or any other image and text.

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  • This slide example shows the text background as a transparent overlay, there are two transparency modes black or white.

  • This slide example shows the text background as a color, this can be changed to any color.

  • This is an example shows the text as plain text, the font color can also be changed.

  • This screenshot displays the slide list. When you create a slide you can see them in the list. You are able to access your created slide from here.

  • This is the slide edit screen, here you can upload your image, set the title, excerpt and content.

  • This slide shows the Slide Text Styling options. You can set the font size and color here. There are other various settings which you can try experimenting with.

  • The text positioning control helps you quickly set the title and excerpt position quickly and easily.

  • The Slide Transformation settings change how the slide is animated. Setting the rotation angle and the scale values. Just leave the default values if your unsure.

  • If you wish to manage your carousels then just visit the carousels management screen.

  • The Rift Slider global settings set the defaults for all the carousels.

  • To add the slider to the page or post, just click the shortcode button on the Editor and choose your carousel name. Then just click Insert Shortcode.


Upload your Rift Slider Lite plugin to your blog, Activate it and start creating carousels. Further instructions can be found at our page called How to use Rift Slider


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Fixed the automatic update error which displays when searching for new plugins.


Fixed the height and width on the shortcode window.


Fixed the 404 error when you click on the slide title.


Fixed the issue reported on wordpress with the require_once (/includes/includes.php) error.


Improvements to the shortcode.


Updated the and cleaned up the shortcode tag.


Removed the anonymouse functions as this was causing custom post types to not be created, therefore not showing the menu in certain wordpress/php setups.


Fixed class naming conflictions and also updated the menu positioning.


Updates to the autoplay and opacity settings.


Automatically removes the lite version of the plugin during the installation of the advanced version of reift slider plugin. This also successfully updates the plugin without uninstalling the plugin settings.


Improvements to the text positioning control


Web responsive improvements.


Updated css for inline title and paragraphs.


Updated the css and shortcode for better layout or the title in wrap and responsive mode.


Removed namespaces for 5.3 – this was causing some problems.


**First Release 5th September 2013