Super Hero Slider


There are some great WordPress sliders out there with some great effects. The only problem is that it can take a lot of effort and expertise to produce those fantastic slideshows. With Super Hero Slider, you can make amazing looking slides easily and quickly using WordPress post types and familiar controls.

Just take a look at the demos.

Super Hero Slider features

Super Hero Slider gives you all the quality of the premium, ultra-popular slider plugins without the complications. Add images to slides using the standard WordPress media manager, add captions over the images using the default WordPress editor, and choose animation styles from dropdown boxes. There’s no dragging and dropping or awkward animation timings to get right – the plugin lays everything out for you.

Features include:

  • Simple interface designed for anyone to use
  • Animated layers – add captions and images on top of the main image
  • Drag and drop slide management – order your slides easily
  • Fully extensible – filters throughout for developers to hook into
  • Deep linking – link slides to pages within your site
  • Reusable slides – create a slide and use it in several sliders
  • Insert multiple sliders per page
  • Responsive – will work on any device
  • Touch and drag enabled – mobile users can swipe or drag



Super Hero Slider Pro

The Pro version gives you additional features, including:

  • Full screen sliders
  • Carousels
  • Recent posts sliders and carousels
  • WooCommerce product sliders and carousels
  • Thumbnail navigation
  • Background images and colors
  • Additional animation options
  • Widgets


  • Slide example
  • Slide post type


Automatic installation

Log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New.

In the search field type “Super Hero Slider” and click Search Plugins. Install the plugin by simply clicking “Install Now”.


Installation Instructions

Automatic installation

Log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New.

In the search field type “Super Hero Slider” and click Search Plugins. Install the plugin by simply clicking “Install Now”.

Where can I find the documentation?

All the documentation is here.


Phenomenal support and Great Slider

Perfect, user friendly slider with a professional look. Easy to integrate into any website. Support was truly phenomenal, Gareth went above and beyond to assist me, would gladly use this slider on all of our websites and will be looking into supporting any other plug ins they may add to their product list.

Love it!

missing documentation

How do you display it? Can’t find anything that says how to actually display the slider. The link to the documentation goes to a blank page.

Pro slider: Perfect job!

A big thankyou to the authors for this plugin! The pro version really lives up to the expectations and support for some personal tweaking has been great!

Easy to use and great support

Super Hero Slider it’s a great plugin if you want a great simple hero slider, that works and top of the top is the support given by the Catapult Themes team.
Thanks a lot guys!



Be even better if you were able to set groups so a visitor to site only images relating to the ‘time of day’.

1) Show images for Day

2) Show images for night

3) Allow to set two buttons/links on slider

All based on users time zone

Let me know and I’ll be back!

Thanks 😉

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Contributors & Developers

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


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1.5.2 22 August 2017

  • Added: adds class to body on slider load


  • Added: image size options

1.5.0 – 13/11/2016

  • Added: preview functionality
  • Added: image thumbnail to slide column view
  • Added: settings page
  • Fixed: display: block on tags for Edge
  • Updated: only enqueue admin scripts as needed

1.4.0 – 13/09/2016

  • Added: link slides to pages/posts
  • Fixed: horizontal caption layout
  • Updated: better vertical positioning for captions
  • Updated: smaller increments for animation durations

1.3.0 – 05/07/2016

  • Added: wrapper_styles filter for slider container
  • Added: caption widths for slides
  • Updated: allow 0ms animation speed for captions

1.2.2 – 21/06/2016

  • Fixed: format errors in superhero.js file

1.2.1 – 07/06/2016

  • Updated: set priority 10 to ctshs_admin function on admin_init hook
  • Updated: created ctshs_admin function to run on admin_init hook
  • Updated: compatibility updates for Pro 1.2.2

1.2.0 – 25/4/2016

  • Updated: transitioned to superheroslider.js 1.0.0

1.1.3 – 23/4/2016

  • Updated: included baseClass in carousel options

1.1.2 – 23/4/2016

  • Updated: changed slider class name to avoid potential conflicts

1.1.1 – 22/4/2016

  • Updated: image resizing in JS

1.1.0 – 20/4/2016

  • Added: support for dependency checks
  • Added: support for postbox classes
  • Fixed: respects default checkbox values
  • Updated: moved JavaScript to external file
  • Updated: changed shs_resize_slide to constrain layer content within image
  • Updated: on linked slides, only link background image not captions
  • Updated: minor CSS improvements

1.0.5 – 23/02/2016

  • Added: category select metabox type

1.0.4 – 19/02/2016

  • Added: additional parameters to ctshs_image()
  • Added: additional parameters to ctshs_slide_classes()
  • Added: additional parameters to ctshs_captions()
  • Added: additional data parameter to captions
  • Added: ID column to slider post type columns
  • Added: slide styles filter
  • Updated: slide and slider post types no longer public

1.0.3 – 18/02/2016

  • Added: metabox updates for posts carousel

1.0.2 – 18/02/2016

  • Added: beforeInit callback
  • Added: imagesloaded library
  • Fixed: constrain caption image height and width
  • Fixed: incorrect post meta field in ctshs_super_hero_slider
  • Updated: expand slide to accommodate overflow content
  • Updated: enqueue scripts from CT_SHS_Public class

1.0.1 – 02/02/2016

  • Fixed: syntax error

1.0.0 – 01/02/2016

  • Initial commit