Support » Plugin: Total Slider » [Plugin: Total Slider] Feature Requests

  • Resolved Martin


    Love the concept – kudos.

    2 things:

    [1] Is this a responsive slider?
    [2] Can you add shortcode functionality please? I’d prefer to insert a slider into a post / page where I want it to display instead of fiddling around with widgets that are inflexible to my own layout design and strategy.


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  • Plugin Author Van Patten Media



    Thanks for your requests! I’ll answer them one by one:

    1) Yes! It is not responsive out of the box, but with the powerful theme engine there is no reason it couldn’t be. The look and feel of the slider itself is entirely dictated by Total Slider themes, and there’s no reason they couldn’t be responsive (with some fancy JavaScript and CSS media queries).

    We’re making a lot of improvements to the theme engine (multiple themes, even more accurate WYSIWYG, etc.) for version 1.1, and we’ll also release a selection of free themes with it. I’ll make sure we include a responsive theme in that bundle.

    2) We’ve gotten several requests for shortcodes. We still believe that widgets are the best way to incorporate Total Slider into a given website (in your case, you could include the widget code in individual page-{slug}.php or post-{slug}.php template files) but there does seem to be demand for alternate ways to include the plugin.

    Consider the request noted, and we’ll make sure to alert you when we tackle this feature.


    Plugin Author Van Patten Media


    Hi Rastarr-

    I wanted to let you know that we’ve released a new version of Total Slider, 1.0.3, that adds support for shortcodes!

    We’re considering this an “advanced user” feature at the moment, but will be adding more thorough support in the next major Total Slider release.

    If you want to learn more, check out our shortcode documentation at Github.


    Thanks this is a awesome plugin.
    looking for the responsive version.

    Plugin Author Van Patten Media


    mahe84b –

    Thanks for your kind words! Version 1.1 will be available (hopefully!) within the next 7 to 10 days, and we will be bundling one or two themes pre-built for responsive design.

    That said, the current plugin (version 1.0.4) already supports everything one would need to develop a responsive theme, so if you have basic HTML/CSS and JavaScript chops, there is no reason you couldn’t put together a responsive theme right now; no waiting required.

    Thanks again for your comment!

    Plugin Author Van Patten Media


    Apologies to all for the delay in getting version 1.1 released, but it is now available. It features a responsive built-in theme, as well as a shortcode capability to add your slider into any post or page, so I think it takes care of all these feature requests!



    Hi, thanks for your work on this slider. I see that you mentioned adding shortcode functionality, but I don’t see the actual shortcode listed anywhere. Can you please tell me what the shortcode is to insert this slider into a page?

    Thanks again!

    Plugin Author Van Patten Media


    Hi studio314,

    If you’re running the latest version, you can use the shortcode when editing a post or page by clicking the Total Slider button that appears in the editor toolbar, then picking the slide group to show.

    If you don’t want to use that (or don’t use the visual editor), or just prefer the shortcode, it’s:

    [totalslider group="group-slug"]

    The group-slug you need is visible in the URL when you’re editing your slide group. For more information on the shortcode, see its page on the Developer Documentation.

    Hope this helps!

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