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Smooth Slider

Free WordPress Slider Plugin to Create Image Slider, Post Slider, Content Slider, Video Slideshow with Responsive Design

WordPress allows to create variety of content for a website. To make the site look more engaging to visitors and utilize the web-page real estate, it is recommended to use sliders or carousels. Web is full of free and premium slideshow creators either using a page builder or with some JavaScript libraries. Unlike those, Smooth Slider is specially designed for WordPress CMS and allows you to create variety of sliders like Posts Slider, Image Slider with uploaded images from Media Library, WordPress Page Slider, Video Slider, Pure Image Gallery etc. With the option to choose image placement in left, right or center, you can easily change the layout. Mobile friendly auto adjusted design makes Smooth Slider one of the best free WordPress responsive slider plugin. Plugin has been written by Tejaswini and the team at SliderVilla - Best WordPress Slider Store.

Premium WordPress Sliders

Apart from Smooth Slider, SliderVilla is having 19+ Free and Premium WordPress Sliders plugins. It is only place with so many ready designs for different requirements and needs. Pick a slider as per your design requirement and feature need. Premium sliders on SliderVilla comes with lot many extra features. For example, Placid Slider is the best Logo and Brand Slider WordPress plugin. If you are looking for an elegant Image Gallery for WordPress, checkout Foto Slider of SliderVilla. Similarly, Pointelle Slider is a WordPress Content Slider best suitable as Homepage Slider. All these premium sliders are not just well integrated > with WordPress, but also comes with WooCommerce, Events Manager, The Events Calendar integrations. One can build Events Slider, Products Slider, Facebook Album Slider, Flickr Image Gallery, RSS Feed Slider, Category and Tag Slider, Custom Post Type Slider, YouTube Auto Fetch Video Slider, Instagram Slider and many more.

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Smooth Slider Pro

Roster Slider of SliderVilla is the premium version of Smooth Slider plugin. You can create unlimited sliders with separate designs using Roster. It comes with 3 extra skins to make the sliders look even more elegant and design rich. Apart from that, All integrations and type of sliders are possible with Roster Slider WordPress plugin.

Live Support & Priority Support

SliderVilla Support team is committed towards all users of our slider plugins including free sliders. If you are not getting reply on the support threads on repository forum, please feel free to visit SliderVilla and get priority support using Live Chat or by submitting a ticket.

Create Responsive WordPress Slider

Once you create a new slider by adding posts to Smooth Slider, you can preview the complete slider on settings page. It allows you to customize the typography, transition speed, effect, background color, slider width and height etc. before embedding the slider. You can directly preview an Auto Fetched Recent Posts Slider and Category Slider on the setting page.

Change Slide Link URL

If you want to change the original URL of added slide, you can do that in Smooth Slider. It is important when you want to add image slide and like to point to an internal link of your site or some external URL. Easily add any external/internal URL for slide and use Smooth Slider as banner or Advertisement Slider.

Drag and Drop Reorder

Change the order of added slides using drag and drop method. Using mouse, you can easily drag and drop the added slides on Sliders page, save changes to change the order. Once saved, check the preview or wherever the slider is embedded. The changes starts appearing instantly.

Randomize Slides

If you want the slider to showcase slides in random order on each load, there is an option to do that. Once enabled, the slider will automatically keep changing order of the slides in all cases including custom slider, recent posts slider, category slider.

Limit Number of Posts

You may choose to restrict the number of slides in the slider. For example, if you want to only show 5 recently published posts inside the slider, there is an option to do that. It also helps when you create image slider using images from media library and like to only show the recently added 4 images inside the slider, this feature is helpful. Restricting number of slides helps in page performance too.

Auto Expired Slides

Smooth Slider comes with an option to auto expire a slide on a particular date. It allows you to set a date for added slides and once the date reaches, that particular slide will step appearing in the slider. A very helpful option for promotional or offer like slides which comes with an expiry date

Image Pick Preference

Smooth Slider can automatically fetch images from multiple locations in preference order. The set order is as a pre-defined custom field, featured image, image attached to the post and by scanning the post. You can skip any of these set preferences and allow Smooth Slider to pick image from particular source. If all options are set, Smooth Slider will go by the mentioned preference. Through the last option, Smooth Slider can even show external images appearing inside your blog post.

Text Content Control

For content slider, this option is really good. It allows you to restrict the number of characters or words in the text content area which should appear before 'Red More' text. Well, there is also an option to disable the 'read more' text too. Text for the content area can be fetched from Post Content, Excerpt or pre-defined custom field.

Export and Import

One can export the complete setting of Smooth Slider and import on other installation. This feature helps in migrating the WordPress installation or Smooth Slider installation from development to production environment. The exported CSV file will have all the setting information of Smooth Slider WordPress plugin from your site and will be imported to the other Smooth Slider installation.

Slideshow Widget

Smooth Slider comes with a ready widget to create WordPress Slideshow Widget. Place the Smooth Slider - Simple widget in the widget ready area and it will start appearing.

Shortcode and Template Tag

Apart from widget, Smooth Slider comes with template tag and shortcode too. These methods allow you to put Smooth Slider anywhere on your WordPress site. Smooth Slider is also compatible with popular page builders like Visual Composer, Beaver Builder etc. Use these methods to embed the slider and get it running in just few minutes of installation.

RSS Feed Slider, NextGEN Gallery Slider

With Add-ons, you can extend the functionality of Smooth Slider WordPress plugin. NextGEN Gallery add-on allows you to create a WordPress Slider of NextGEN Gallery items. Similarly, RSS Feed Add-on allows you to create a WordPress Slider with Posts from third-party website or any site having RSS or Atom Feeds. Multiple Category and Tag Sliders are also possible with their individual add-ons.

  • All Premium Slider of SliderVilla comes with in-built add-on features. So no add-on required in Premium WordPress Sliders.

Further details

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List of Premium Sliders

19+ Premium WordPress Sliders

  • Create Unlimited Settings Panels
  • Created Unlimited Custom Sliders
  • Multiple Designs to Choose From
  • Events Slider
  • Products Slider
  • Facebook Album Slider
  • Flickr, Instagram, 500px Auto Fetch Slider
  • YouTube and Vimeo API based Slider
  • Export/Import Settings
  • Lightbox Effect
  • Logo Slider with Grayscale Effect (Placid)
  • Multiple Image Size Slider
  • Google Web Fonts option on Settings Panel
  • Prompt Support and Lifetime Upgrades
  • Live Chat Support

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Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.6.4
Last Updated: 5 months ago
Active Installs: 20,000+


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