Plugin Reviews

SlideDeck 2 Lite Responsive Content Slider

Create responsive content sliders on your WordPress blogging platform. Manage SlideDeck content and insert them into templates and posts.

23 reviews
Average Rating
2.5 out of 5 stars
to few options to try it correctly
By , for WP 4.3.1

It's not possible to try it with my own image.

Too many issues... See below.
By , for WP 4.3.1

I spent 3 hours trying to get this to work.
Great idea and poor implementation.

More interested in getting you to the premium version than making user friendly.
The free version didn't work at all on the YouTube portion.

Want support (plugin option) then upgrade? What kind of crap is this?
Want free testers that give you bugs? PAY ME THEN.
I really hate time wasters.

I see from the experiences below that the coder/company doesn't comment very often on reviews which makes me think the company doesn't care or want to solve issues. I would consider this an abandoned plugin.

many options
By , for WP 4.2.2

many options

Says it's responsive — it's not.
By ,

SlideDeck 2 claims to be a lot of things. For instance, responsive. It's not responsive. Also, usable with no coding ability. Not that, either.

I'm a designer, not a developer. I have a lot of experience with WordPress sites, but not in CSS coding. Sounded like the perfect product for me.

After paying for the plug-in and trying for a couple of weeks now, I still can't get it to behave responsively. Every time I ask Digital Telepathy's customer service about it, the answer is to dig deeper and deeper into the site's code. That would be fine, if they didn't explicitly advertise themselves as being easy to use with no need for coding.

Also, their customer service sucks. The only way to get help is through their ticketing system, in which you hear back maybe once, at most twice per day. When you're running a site with active traffic and you can't get the product you paid for to do what it advertises itself as doing, that doesn't cut it. If they can't offer help by phone they should deliver a product that *works.*

Don't use SlideDeck 2 if you care about mobile. The product doesn't work as advertised, and the company doesn't seem to care that much.

Thank you, thank you!!
By , for WP 4.1

1 week of searching came to its end-ahg!!
I love this plugin, I will try it some more and if it is what I need-will upgrade!
Thanks guys :)

No funciona correctamente
By , for WP 4.0.1

En la versión 4.0.1 de wordpress este plugin funciona fatal. Lo he instalado mediante un shortcode en el PHP del index de un template hecho por mi (El cual no ha dado problemas con ningun plugin antes) y volvía loca toda la página.

Just creates slideshow from existing posts
By , for WP 4.0.1

Misunderstood what the plugin actually does.
Most "sliders" have a custom post type or other editor to create individual slides.

Not sure if the paid version is good, but this "lite" version looks nice, but doesn't have a lot of features.

Can't create from your own pictures
By , for WP 4.0

Requires payment to use slides of your choice (like pictures).
Useless and full of ads. Will try some other plugin.

Not free and misleading
By , for WP 3.9.1

Very misleading. I installed it and then discovered that I have to pay for the features I need. Dishonest descriptions are not what wordpress is about. I do not appreciate you wasting my time.

Even the demo doesn't work
By , for WP 3.9.1

So I downloaded the free version to give it a test...and from the obnoxiously "beginners only" home screen, the only way to access creating a new deck is by using "Click the create button above". Except on a Mac (OS X, 10.9.2) there is no create button visible. Even hovering in the area looking for something invisible but still clickable produces nothing.

I'm sure not buying a product whose free version, designed to "sell" me, won't even get started on my Mac. Disappointing because I had heard such good things, but as the song says, c'est la vie, said the old folks--it goes to show you never can tell.

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