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Simple Responsive Slider


Put a simple, lightweight and responsive slider on your site. The plugin enables the cropped image so easy, plus the addition of links, captions and other settings. This plugin uses the ResponsiveSlides.js made by Viljami.


You can contribute to the source code in our GitHub page.



  • Slides edit.
  • Image crop.
  • Slider settings.
  • Simple Responsive Slider in action!


  • Upload plugin files to your plugins folder, or install using WordPress built-in Add New Plugin installer;
  • Activate the plugin;
  • Navigate to Appearance -> Simple Responsive Slider
  • Add the images and configure the slider if needed

Use slider in your theme

  • Use this function: <?php if ( function_exists( 'show_simpleresponsiveslider' ) ) show_simpleresponsiveslider(); ?>
  • Or use the shotcode in page or post: [simpleresponsiveslider]
  • Or use the widget


Simple an Easy to style

The slider is really simple and easy to style (CSS). I do not need sophisticated effects, and many different skins. I want to code these things myself (if I need them) instead of reading 1000 pages of manuals. Therefore this slider is exactely what I want.

Simple and straightforward

If you’re looking for a image banner, this is your plugin. It only lacks two simple things:

– Possibility to let other roles to add slides
– Should be in it’s own primary menu, instead of Appearences -> Simple Responsive Slider

Other than that, it’s perfect.

Works with admin role only

There is no way to make it work with a another role than admin (for example, editor) because, in order to save the changes, you have to have the “manage_option” capability to save the data in options.php. Posible solutions were proposed 11 months ago but they do NOT work.

Really wanted it to work

This appears to be a great simple plugin, but I tried to install on local server, and received the error:

The plugin generated 213 characters of unexpected output during activation. If you notice “headers already sent” messages, problems with syndication feeds or other issues, try deactivating or removing this plugin.

Still hoping it would work, I tried to drag the ‘simple responsive slider’ into a home-featured widget area and received the PHP error warning:

Notice: Undefined index: title in C:\Users\User Name\sites\Site Name\wp-content\plugins\simple-responsive-slider\classes\widget.php on line 91

Still hoping it would be usable, I uploaded an image and tried to crop it, and the crop feature would not work at all, and the slide image was completely distorted on the front end.

Still hoping that perhaps it was a local server issue, I installed the plugin on a remote server for the same site, and it seemed to activate without any issues, but when I attempted to upload and crop an image, I was automatically logged out, couldn’t log back in to admin area, and the site actually crashed temporarily. After the site was running again, every time I tried to work with the plugin settings, I was redirected to the WP login page:

LOTS of wasted time – what a bummer as this appears to be a very handy, simple plugin that would have been great if I could get it to work.

I also tried putting this call to the slider directly on my page template:

if ( function_exists( 'show_simpleresponsiveslider' ) ) show_simpleresponsiveslider();

And using the shortcode:


To no avail. Maybe it’s the wordpress version, or the genesis framework that I’m using – whatever, I just could not get this plugin to work.

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Contributors & Developers

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



  • Fixed “Extra spaces at the end of some files” and others small bugs

  • Fixed bug describle here ->

  • Fixed bug ‘html tags in image title’

  • Fixed ‘undefined variables’ and ‘undefined index’ errors

  • Fixed some grammatical errors


  • CSS compatible with the new WordPress 3.8 interface
  • Added ‘disable image field’


  • Fix load Jcrop, now it is only loaded in the main cropping image
  • Added Russian localization by Aleksandr Babanov


  • Added shortcode and widget support.


  • Initial version.