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Spider Slider


The Spider Slider is a plugin that allows site managers to build image carousels for their WP project. Multiple Spider Sliders can appear on any page or post. They can also be inserted into widget areas.

The Spider Slider is found in the admin area under the menu tab for Settings. From one page, the WP site manager can add images, include hyperlinks, adjust size, borders, transition directions, animation speed and border/background colorings.

Once a Spider Slider is configured to the site manager’s satisfaction it is inserted into a WP post or page using an HTML comment code. The code is replaced when the page is loaded with the referenced Spider Slider. Multiple instances can occur at any one URL. This is accomplished with a javascript binary tree data structure.

Super-imposed and centred over the images at the bottom are button links that will indicate the present carousel position. When clicked, the carousel jumps to the image position and the animation stops.

Site visitors that click on a Spider Slider image will be re-directed to the URL location associated with the image. If no hyperlink is added at the admin page then nothing happens.

The site manager can modify the look and design of the Spider Slider button links in the plugin .CSS file.

The Spider Slider has been created to serve as a resume portfolio piece for a software programmer based in Toronto. He wants to work building WP projects.


  1. Upload the the file using the ADD NEW page under the PLUGINS menu tab. Alternatively, you can of course unzip the files first and copy the entire folder into your plugins directory using some FTP program, i.e filezilla.

  2. Select the Spider Slider from the INSTALLED PLUGINS AND click activate.

  3. Under the SETTINGS menu tab you will find the admin page for the Spider Slider.


What do I do?

Create a new image carousel by typing over the red title default. Add images from the left dark green sidebar. Change shape, size, animation and colors using the tools at top of work area. Click spider to refresh animation. Insert the embed code into the HTML of a WP post or page to make it appear on your website.

How do I save

The Spider Slider automatically saves your changes as you work.

Contributors & Developers

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


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  • 0.0 Initial Version