Support » Plugin: WP Orbit Slider » [Plugin: WP Orbit Slider] Not working on my site

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  • Also … using this code

    <?php if ( function_exists( ‘add_image_size’ ) ) { add_image_size( ‘orbit-custom’, 970, 338 ); } ?>

    doesn’t seem to work either … it makes nothing show up on the whole site at all?

    Plugin Author virtualpudding


    Hi Gary,
    Looking at the source-code for
    (the site that the plugin isn’t working)

    I see…

    <script type="text/javascript">
    $(window).load(function() {

    This script above appears in the head. Is this hardcoded in the theme or have you added it? Its not outputed from the plugin. This is most probably the route to the problem. Two instance of .orbit() are being called.

    The following code…

    <?php if ( function_exists( 'add_image_size' ) ) { add_image_size( 'orbit-custom', 970, 338 ); } ?>

    Will not show the slider. Its only for changing the default thumbnail size. This should be placed inside your themes functions.php file.

    Hope any of this helps.
    Let me know how you get on.

    Plugin Author virtualpudding


    Its been tested as working on all version of 3.2 and the latest 3.3 edition

    Thanks for the reply … I was originally just trying to use the orbit slider without your version of the plugin … unfortunately I ran into a problem with it auto sizing it’s height to 450px so that’s where I found your plugin. That’s why I had that left over in the header and forgot to remove it.

    I removed it now though and it still doesn’t seem to be working. I might have to just start over again and see if I can get it working from the beginning unless you see anything else?

    Also … if I want the slider to be 970px x 338px, where do I put these values?

    Ok … I made a new test site and slowly placed the content from the old site to eliminate the problem and I have figured it out … I also have some images on the homepage which I am using a script to give them an animating hover effect. For this, I am calling a jquery in the head …

    <script type=”text/javascript” src=”/nfuzion/js/jquery-1.5.1.min.js”></script>

    This is what is causing the plugin not to work … do you have any suggestions on how to have both of these working together on the same page?

    Also, my images that I am using are 970px x 338px but on the new site I have the slider on ( ) they are showing up around 950px x 330px … do you know how to make these show up at full size?

    Thanks for all of the help.

    Update … I fixed the first issue … the option you have to call the js in the footer saved my life … I was able to select that, then in my header call the other jquery and both work on the same page now!

    My only remaining issue is the fact that it is not showing up at the full size. I could really use the help if you get a chance. Thanks man.

    Plugin Author virtualpudding


    Hey Gary,
    Glad to hear you found some solutions. Like what you’ve done… you managed to style the content sliders. Out-the-box, the captions were the main feature, the content slides more experimental as it takes more work styling them. Happy to see you did it!

    Have you fixed the image issue as it seems ok in your slider? Do you still have problem?

    Also…. you are calling the main jQuery script twice. Definate no no mate.
    You already have jQuery v1.7.1 running.
    The line you added

    <script type="text/javascript" src="/nfuzion/js/jquery-1.5.1.min.js"></script>

    needs to go. If removing it is affecting another jQuery working, it must mean that plugin doesn’t work with a later version of jQuery.
    Remove the code you added and let me know what happens.


    Plugin Author virtualpudding


    Had another peep. The slide is responsive so will attempt to stretch to the its surrounding div.

    I think a potential problem you have….

    .post_box {
        margin: 0 1.1em;

    maybe try zeros margins for this.

    Hey bud .. thanks for getting back at me … I found one of a few divs that the sider is inside of and saw that it was causing the slider to cut off short on the right side so I changed it’s size and voila, the slider stretched as well.

    Thanks very much for the hands on help with your plugin … it means a lot to know that you really want people to get a lot out of it …

    I plan on using this slider for all of my upcoming sites ( which should be quite a few ) so I might have to cross my fingers that you make it a regular practice to check these boards haha … hopefully I should be good to go on future projects though after this first one.

    Thanks again for the plugin and the help!

    – Gary

    The Orbit Slider is not working on my site. Rather than doing any sliding, the images just post down the page. see

    I followed the instructions as they were presented:
    download, activate, add slides, set featured image to slides, add shortcode where slider should be

    The “slides” show up like this regardless of whether I have a category or not.

    Am I missing something?

    Plugin Author virtualpudding


    I visit that link you provided but cannot see any evidence of the plugin existing there.
    You have another slider installed in the sidebar.
    Have you deactivated the plugin?

    Let me know

    Shoot. My bad. I have been looking for a functional slider for days that was simple for a complete WP n00b like me. I have been trying out a lot of sliders and end up getting super frustrated and moving on. I was testing some other ones when you responded. Bad form on my part. I have set up a test page where you can see what is occurring.
    Thanks for your quick response, I am extremely curious to know what the issue is.

    Plugin Author virtualpudding


    No problem.

    Ok, you could try the setting ‘load js in footer’.
    Would also be a good idea to deactivate any plugins injected jQuery code (eg the other slider)
    There is most probably a jQuery conflict somewhere.

    To be honest, if its a small slideshow in your sidebar that you require… the orbit slider is probably overkill for this use and WILL LIMIT you to one slider per page.

    Let me know if any of this helps.

    This is helpful. At this point I think I am going to go with the other slider. I have it formatted the way that I want it and it does seem to be working.

    I do thank you for your assistance and will keep this plugin in mind for other projects that I work on!

    Virtual Pudding …

    I have ran into a pretty bad issue … it seems that the slider doesn’t show up correctly in IE8 … it is just a very thin ( height wise ) strip that is the correct width, but not the correct height … it looks just like a line across the bottom of the containing div

    Here is a screen shot of it … have you seen this issue before?

    In IE6, it shows up as the correct size, but none of the content is displayed, just a blank space with the two arrows on the side. I am not as concerned with it not working in IE6 though.

    Thanks for the help.

    Just as an option if gizmogarrett21 is still reading this thread, could you please tell me the other slider that you found that is similar to this one. This is not a slight to you Virtualpudding, I wan’t your plugin to work and am planning on using it, I just have to have it working by tomorrow so I have to keep my options open.

    Thanks in advance for all of the help.

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