Support » Plugin: Smart Slider 3 » Loading only video on click

  • Resolved dav74


    Hi there,

    I am looking for a way to add a Vimeo video to me site with a shortcode, which only loads the video when you click a link. I thought I could maybe use SS3 but I am now not so sure.

    When I add a video to an SS3 slider and load that slider on a page, when that page loads it also loads the whole video (even before it starts playing).

    Is there not a way that the video files only load once you click on a slider link etc?

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  • Plugin Support Gabor


    Hi @dav74!

    I’m sorry, but we only got a feature in the pro version of our slider which would allow you to have a Vimeo video in our slider, which doesn’t load with your page. That feature would be the lightbox:

    In the free version the best I could suggest is to just simply have your video’s url in the link. If you look at this template slider:
    we did the same with that “watch the video” button and it doesn’t seems like a terrible solution.

    It is on our to do list to create a lazy loading for layers too, but with our current system that wouldn’t be very compatible. Hopefully we can figure out something for these issue in the future!

    Well I have the pro version so that is OK 🙂

    1. How do I get a slider to load in a specific size? I set the slider size in the “Size” settings, but when I add the shortcode to the page the slider is full width.

    I am trying to make the slider look liek an image thumbnail, which when you click on it loads a lightbox with the video.


    Ach sorted! I had “upscale” selected, so I have disabled that and all OK…
    I have some more questions, but will post via your website…

    Plugin Author Nextendweb


    Hi @dav74,
    I’m happy that you were able to find the solution. We are not allowed to offer support for Pro features in this forum. The moderators will close pro related topics in short time usually. The best if you write us:

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