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Needs new version of Nivo Slider (8 posts)

  1. yellowlabrat
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This is not working anymore on the new version of WordPress.
    I believe what it needs is the newest version of Nivo Slider.

    I fixed the problem on my own instance of WP Nivo Slider and documented it here:

    Hope that helps!


  2. hash001
    Posted 2 years ago #


    I am using wordpress 3.5 .

    I did what u said in the previous post and the slider has started working!
    this is a good news and thanks for that!!

    secondly the look of the slider is not the same and the bottom nav controls have been changed there location.

    and there are two types of images showing in the middle nav controls!

    There is no css file in WP-nivo-slider!

    Any suggestions.

    Thanks in advance.

  3. yellowlabrat
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Can you include a link back to the page that is showing the slider incorrectly?

    Also, do you have and "images" folder in your /plugins/wp-nivo-slider/ folder?
    It should contain "arrows.png", "bullets.png", and "loading.gif."
    If you don't have those, you could re-download WP Nivo Slider and grab the images folder from that again.

  4. steupz
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yellowbrat, I am still not sure how to get the slider to work after downloading and your hack. I want to add it to the sidebar in my theme. What code do I need to add to my functions.php and what shortcode would I need to add tot he text widget?

    Thanks in advance

  5. yellowlabrat
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi steupz,

    The instructions on the main page of the plugin are all that you need:

    1. make sure you've uploaded/installed the actual plugin to your plugins folder
    2. make sure you've activated it on the Plugins page of your site
    3. If 1 and 2 are done, go to Settings >> WP Nivo Slider and tell it which posting category you want it to use.
    4. You'll need to add the slider to one of your template pages of the theme you are using. It is generally recommended to create a child theme (google how to create a child theme) if you are going to alter a template, because if you ever upgrade that main/parent theme, it will overwrite the changes.
    - Here's the code the installation page says to add:
    Insert <?php if ( function_exists('show_nivo_slider') ) { show_nivo_slider(); } ?> into your template file.
    - In your case, if you just want to hack it and not mess with a child theme, you just open your theme's sidebar.php file, and put that line of code above where you want the slider to appear.

    Good luck!

  6. lcrafael
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Im, develop a new version of this plugin. This work correct now.

  7. dotsanddashes
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm having real issues with the plugin update on this one – installed yesterday afternoon, and since lost all the slider settings I had previously. I've since been able to get some back, though not all... Example of how we use the slider here:


    But more worryingly, I've since lost the ability to edit sliders at all – can't select effects, nor alter the image order or anything like that.

    The page is also generating the following javascript error: "Uncaught TypeError: Object [object Object] has no method 'sortable'"

    Hope someone out there can help!

  8. lcrafael
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi, in my tests, the plugin updated does not lose the settings. I can not imagine what could have happened.

    I saw on your site that the plugin is working correctly. In this new version some things have been added, including a newer version of jQuery, nivo.js and themes.

    I do not know where else I can help, but it can be useful for something, let me know.

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