Support » Plugin: Smart Slider 3 » Can one set slides to publish/un-publish at specific times?

  • Resolved fieldsresearch


    Looking to have a slide for a client unpublish at midnight in a few days and cant find a way to set the slide to do so. Anyone know how to do this?

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  • Plugin Support Gabor


    Hi @fieldsresearch!

    In the pro version of our slider we have a Publish up and Publish down option:
    so in there you could make the given slide disappear at midnight at the given day.

    If you want the complete slider to disappear, just set this up at all the slides and if our slider doesn’t have any slides, it won’t show up at all.

    Appreciated! Not sure how we missed that.

    Thanks for this, it answered my (first) question as well!

    Now I’ve got a follow-up Q… I created a slider to use as a scrolling info bar for snow closings. Since they obviously don’t ALWAYS appear at the site top, in my header I added this variable (where X = the slide group number)…

    if(do_shortcode('[smartslider3 slider=X]'))
    { echo do_shortcode('[smartslider3 slider=X]'); }

    So will “do_shortcode(‘[smartslider3 slider=X]’)” become “empty” when its contained slides expire? Or do I have to manually unpublish that group?

    Thanks for such a WONDERFUL and full-featured plugin!!

    Ah, just saw that the result of my slides expiring at midnight is this…

    <!--Smart Slider #4 does NOT EXIST or has NO SLIDES!WordPress Shortcode-->

    …so I changed my code to…

    if(strpos( do_shortcode('[smartslider3 slider=4]'), 'NO SLIDES' ) !== false) {}
    else { echo do_shortcode('[smartslider3 slider=4]'); }

    Hope that helps someone!

    PS: It took a bit to get my slides to expire because for some reason both of them were defaulting to going off in 2028!!

    Plugin Support Ramona (from Nextend)


    Hi @zoinks

    I’m glad you were able to find the solution. Please note that these forums are for the free version only, so if you would have questions or troubles regarding to the pro version please reach us directly:

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