Support » Plugin: WOW Slider » [Plugin: WOW Slider] "Wrong slider" message during upload

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  • ditto

    Same problem. And when I try to ‘import from folder’ I get a page full of php errors.

    Same problem. Just curious, is it on line 109 for you as well? I have version 1.5.1 on another website and I liked it so I convinced my boss to buy the commercial license and now it’s not working and I look bad.

    wow-slider-wordpress-image-slider-plugin/api.php on line 109

    Update: I checked with my server and it didn’t have the ZIP module installed. Unfortunately that didn’t help at all.

    The server where it works is running cgi/fastcgi and the servers where it’s not working is running Apache 2.0 Handler. I don’t know if this plays into it at all, but could anyone else having issues check their servers?

    Working with jquery directly is easier than working with this tool.

    I finally said screw it and am inputting the sliders manually instead of the wordpress plugin. I was going to add the shortcode in manually anyway. It’s just a small extra step, but I have a lot of sliders and doing them all manually adds up. Should cut down on overhead though since I’m doing it myself because then it reuses the jquery.js, wowslider.js, and style.css instead of loading a new one for every slider. I spent way more time than I wanted to trying to troubleshoot WOW Slider’s plugin problem.

    fidgeter, you said that you are uploading the sliders manually. Are you putting the images into the import folder? If not, are you creating folder names to match the ID’s of the sliders – 1, 2, 3, etc. and where are you putting them inside the wow slider folder (I am assuming through FTP)? I cannot get anything to work, and like you, I purchased this product to use on a client’s 4 different websites, and I am at a standstill because I can’t use it. Any info would be helpful.

    Plugin Contributor WOWSlider


    You can add a slideshow on your page in the same way as you change html code on your website:
    1. Create the slideshow with WOWSlider application.
    2. Publish it to html page (in any test folder of your computer).
    3. Open index.html file from the saved folder in any text editor (Notepad for example) or you can:
    – open index.html page in any browser
    – right click on the page
    – select view source of the page.
    You’ll find ‘engine’ and ‘data’ folders in this saved folder also.
    4. Copy code for the HEAD and BODY sections of WOWSlider.
    5. In WordPress go to “HTML” tab and paste it in the place where you want to have a slideshow, for example:

    <!-- Start HEAD section -->
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="engine1/style.css" media="screen" />
    <style type="text/css">a#vlb{display:none}</style>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="engine1/jquery.js"></script>
    <!-- End HEAD section -->
    <!-- Start BODY section -->
    <!-- End BODY section -->

    6. Notice, you should copy ‘data’ folder with images and ‘engine’ folder with all files into the same folder with your own webpage.
    7. Preview your website in the browser.

    Hey rebelnola,

    What I did was basically pick apart the HTML version and plug the parts into my WordPress template. I put the Stylesheet in the header.php file.

    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="<?php bloginfo('template_directory'); ?>/wowslider/style.css" media="all" />

    And then I put the slightly modified unordered list in my template files.
    Here’s an example.

    <div id="wowslider-container1">
    	<div class="ws_images"><ul>
    <li><img src="<?php bloginfo('template_directory'); ?>/wowslider/homepage/images/aerial_photo.jpg" alt="courtyard_aerial_photo" id="wows1_0"/>Aerial</li>

    Note I added the template directory before the wowslider directory.

    And then I put the javascript in the footer.php file before closing body tag.

    <script type="text/javascript" src="<?php bloginfo('template_directory'); ?>/wowslider/wowslider.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="<?php bloginfo('template_directory'); ?>/wowslider/script.js"></script>

    I don’t know how familiar or comfortable you are with modifying wordpress templates so if you have any questions please let me know.

    EDIT: The downside to this is all pages use the same transition timing and effect and possibly size(not sure because all my rotators are the same size on my pages). The upside is you only need to add the unordered list section to the template pages where you want it. To modify any of this you could simply have a different header and footer for your template page. Again if you’re not familiar with this please let me know and I’ll try to help. =)


    You can add a slideshow on your page in the same way as you change html code on your website:

    You can’t possibly give the above as a solution because it defies having a plugin in the first place..

    I almost always have problems when upgrading either the plugin on the wow slider software, this time it is saying: “wrong slider” when I try to upload a zip file that I had previously made and uploaded on different versions of WP and WOWSlider. I’ve now upgraded (on my local test site )WP to 3.5.1. and to Wow slider plugin 2.7. My wow slider software on computer is 2.2.3
    By my knowledge all the latest updates. I’ve opened my ‘old’ .wowsl slider in my upgraded wowslider software and re-plublished my WP slider zip. trying to upload new or import from folder still results into ‘wrong slider’.

    I’ve read different forums but have not found a solution. Some say that maybe the file is too big, but that can’t be because it is uploaded and working on the live website which still has the old versions on WP and WOWSlider.

    What could be the problem please?
    If you need any more information do let me know

    There is a discussion on their own website’s support section going on here too..

    It was solved by WOW Slider support: I contacted support service at and they’ve written back to me that you get free upgrades for a year. As I was within that time they sent me the link and activation code for the newest WOW Slider software on the computer (NOT the plugin software). I downloaded and installed it and re-published the slider in the new 2.9 version and uploaded it successfully into WP WOW Slider plugin on my website. So this def solved my ‘wrong slider’ problem!

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