The perfect all-in-one responsive slider solution for WordPress.
This is a cool slider with a lot of effects and options for animation that a lot of the more basic sliders don't have. The cost is low and if you are not so slider savvy, the support is EXCELLENT, especially Daniel. When I didn't know how to figure out a few items, Daniel provided the best web support I've ever had. So buy the product and know that in the event that you can't figure something out, there is great support on the other end! :)
So it's late at night on the US East Coast, and I run into a conflict between my theme and Smart Slider 2. Support is in Europe (Hungary), and I'm not even sure my issue will be covered by support, but I give it a go and submit a support request. I confess, I'm not expecting much.
Within MINUTES, someone is working my issue. Within an HOUR, support finds the obscure problem (in my theme) and fixes it.
If you're like me, you've worked with a lot of plugins over the years, with support ranging from non-existent to competent. Let me tell you, these guys are the real deal. Fastest support resolution I've ever seen for a product like this, and from what I'm reading in other reviews here, my situation was no fluke.
The product itself is fantastic. Powerful, easy to use, feature rich. But in the world of WordPress, with all the variables we deal with (WP updates, other plugins, themes and templates galore), support is king. The makers of Smart Slider 2 clearly understand this.
I am very pleased with Smart Slider 2, and have never regretted paying for it.
I am using the full version for a little time but I think that this plugin is very good!
It gives you a lot of customization options, and it is full responsive which was a prerequisite for me cause I really need my site to be responsive.
The support is superfast, kind and reliable. I was having a problem on IE8 but the problem was from another plugin but the support gave me the solution to fix my problem in less than a few hours.
I am using it in my front page as the main slider and as a photo gallery wherever I need it
Just try it
The slider that came with my theme was adequate but was missing quite a few features so I decided to try Smart Slider 2. This product had all the customization I required and made the adjustments really simple. I went from an okay homepage where people didn't know there was more than one slide to everyone seeing the homepage as intended.
I had difficulty installing the product due to my own inexperience but when I contacted Nextend, they were courteous and helpful at every step and solved my issue within 24 hours. The help I received from Gabor was valuable and educational.
Complete satisfaction here.
I needed only 10 minutes after the installation of the free version to understand how powerful is the full version, so I bought it. The plugin is very flexible and gives you a lot of freedom when creating your sliders. The support is fast, kind and reliable.
I use the slider not only in the home page but also in my comic book galleries and in the sidebar as means to advertise. Recommended!
My website is much more beautiful now: [ link redacted, please do not post links in reviews ]
Satisfies all of my needs, has heaps of functions and is one of the few plugins that offer full responsive support for mobile devices. I contacted the friendly support staff twice and received very helpful feedback.
I started from using the free version of this slider and realise how various the usage can be. You can add many layers of objects on your slides and set so many variables to make the slider fit your need.
When I have problems or questions, the support team is very helpful. I would say I've never get better support from any software companies.
This is the first time I said it is worth spending the money. Well done Nextend team.
I place this review as a comment on a previous post a few minutes ago, but I decided to place it here because it deserves a five-star rating.
I tried the free version today and had no problems. It is exactly what I wanted for my site. I don't know if the problems others wrote about have been fixed, but I am thoroughly pleased with Smart Slider 2. If I had to pay for it, I would because to create this from scratch would be a humongous project. The only issue I see is with IE where the slides do not automatically change and I presume it is the browser, not the plugin. I did not have a need to contact customer service so I am just giving a big THANK YOU! to all those involved with creating this plugin and giving support. You can see my site at rightdivisiontoo.com. Thanks again guys!
The plugin is very useful but more importantly the customer service was exceptional. I had some issues integrating the slider into my theme due to theme errors. Customer service helped me fix this promptly. Thank you!
The slider works very well and the support team was very responsive. I do recommend the basic upgrade with support.