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Smart Slideshow Widget (by obikui)

Description

Do you want a widget for your sidebar featuring a slideshow? Do you want to show your images or ads more eye-catching? Here it is.

Simple but functional, Smart Slideshow Widget allows you to create as many slideshow widgets for your sidebar as you want, it only needs the image folder and the folder’s URL, that’s it.

Translation ready (i18n), now includes full translation to:

  • English (default).
  • Spanish.

If you have a new translation for your language, please email me and I’ll add it to the package.

The settings allow you to customize every Slideshow Widget you add, including:

  • 10 gorgeous effects for the slideshow.
  • Custom CSS style for your images.
  • Delay (in seconds) between images and animation speed.
  • Image order (regular, inverse or random).
  • Link for your images (optional).
  • Manual controls (previous/next buttons).

Screenshots

  • Widget configuration panel.
  • Slideshow Example with the Slide Right transition.

Installation

  1. Upload the contents of the zip file (smart-slideshow-widget folder) to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Drag a new Smart Slideshow Widget into your sidebar under the section ‘Appearance > Widgets’ in the Admin Panel.
  4. Edit the settings for each widget you add.

Reviews

Keeps on working

This plugin doesn’t do much but what it does do, it does well. If you want a simple image slideshow, this will work for you. I’ve been using it for years and it just keeps chugging away. Don’t let the fact it hasn’t been updated for a long time scare you from trying it.

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Contributors & Developers

“Smart Slideshow Widget (by obikui)” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

2.7.5

  • Fixes admin area error loading jQuery

2.7.4

  • New feature (request): order images by modification date (ascending or descending)

2.7.3

  • Fixed bug on action callbacks (thanks to dansmith65)

2.7.2

  • Fixed incorrect sorting

2.7.1

  • Added open link in new window/tab option

2.7

  • Added optional sliding buttons (previous/next slide)
  • Added not autorun option

2.6.2

  • Fixed ugly bug on Curtain up effect

2.6.1

  • Fixed problem with Javascript

2.6

  • Changed the framework, now using jQuery
  • Added animation speed option

2.5

  • Fixed plugin header problem

2.4

  • Added select the image order: regular, inverse or random

2.3

  • Fixed the height of each widget is calculated based in the highest image

2.2

  • Minor CSS improvements

2.1

  • Fixed SVN error

2.0

  • Added 10 new effects
  • Added random effect
  • All the settings are now per-widget, multiple slideshows can be defined, totally independent
  • Code totally rewritten, now using the WP Widget creation API
  • Fixed check for image files in widget show
  • Fixed translations and added a POT file

1.6

  • Checked compatibility in 3.1
  • Fixed problems with absolute path for images

1.5

  • Now, everything under SVN is correct

1.1

  • Fixing error in SVN

1.0

  • Features delay, link for image and custom style.
  • Initial release.