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  • I currently working on a wordpress based site that I’m hosting locally. The installation went smoothly and I’m running the latest version – 3.0.3. I am attempting to use WP Nivo Slider plugin:

    I followed the instructions. They were hard to follow but I got the concept and applied it. I installed and activated the plugin as instructed. Then I proceeded to mkae some test posts with a “featured image” – because in this version I see, there is no longer “thumbnail image” as in the previous versions. The look and layout comparing the instructions to mine seem to be the same – just the wording is different, I’m not sure if that has anything to do with my problem but anyway.. I then applied the final bit of code given in the “installation” tab which goes like this: <?php if ( function_exists(‘show_nivo_slider’) ) { show_nivo_slider(); } ?>

    I also put in the dimensions of the slider to fit into my theme appropriately. When I do that, I see the slider but with the loader going continuously with no sign of any images. When I remove the sizing parameters in the administration area, the slider ceases to even appear. Can anyone be kind enough to assist me with this problem. I tried to refer back to the provided documentation and tutorials but it wasn’t all in English and the English that was there wasn’t written the best. I prefer this slider, but if there are any others that are better or any of you would recommend that are free – please share.


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  • ditto, having exactly the same problem, can’t figure it out for the life of me. Any suggestions would be awesome

    Yeah, and nobody seems to have any solution. I ended up using another slider but I am sure there are better ones – Nivo being one of them. Unfortunately the plugin doesn’t seem updated because it doesn’t seem to work with the latest version of wordpress.

    Hi, I manage to make it working.

    First modify wp-nivo-slider.php like below

    <a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>" title="<?php the_title(); ?>">
    		<?php $thumb_attr = array( 'title' => get_the_title() ); ?>
    		<?php the_post_thumbnail('featured-thumbnail', $thumb_attr );  ?>

    And added below to functions.php of theme.

    add_image_size( 'featured-thumbnail', 650, 240, true );

    That is it. You need to edit posts and select “featured thumbnail” to display.
    Please refer this site.
    I use up-to-date wordpress.

    Can you tell us where to modify the wp-nivo-slider.php?



    +1 that would be nice to tell us in wich part of the .php file we have to put the code. Thanks

    wp-nivo-slider.php, modify like choibc said starting at line 216.
    See Codex: The Post Thumbnail, you can set image size directly in this file without modifying functions.php. Here’s what I used:

    <a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>" title="<?php the_title(); ?>">
    		<?php $thumb_attr = array( 'title' => get_the_title() ); ?>
    		<?php the_post_thumbnail('full', $thumb_attr ); ?>

    Also be careful you don’t use div with id of “slider” elsewhere on your site. Search for #slider in your theme files to be sure.

    Hi all,
    I’m trying to insert the WP Nivo Slider into a theme called SimplyBiz. Like othesrs, the WP Nivo Slider is displayed but no images are shown inside the frame.
    I tried the modifications mentioned above but none are working. I check the code lines by using Firefox addons called Firebug. Despite the fact that no images are displayed, the ocde lines exists. Here is an extract from the code lines :

    <div id="slider">
    <a title="Post Group1" href="">
    <img class="attachment-full wp-post-image" width="960" height="400" title="Post Group1" alt="NivoSliderImage2" src="">

    The <img /> code is greyed. The “slider img” css code is :

    #slider img {
        display: none;
        left: 0;
        position: absolute;
        top: 0;

    Is it normal?
    In your opinion, what is wrong?
    For information, the blog is powered by WordPress 3.1
    Looking forward to your feedback
    Regards 😉

    @urbangame view page source and see if your theme is loading jquery twice, that might broke the slider

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