Really surprised at there being any 1-star reviews of this product! I'm giving four stars and not five because not all features come with the free version. But it works extremely well,it's really great and very simple to use, and is value for money if you do chose to purchase it (which I have done).
The only knock I have against this slider is the upgrades aren't free after a certain time period. Other than that it is great for what I use it for. I just don't upgrade unless there is a wp security issue. I like the fact that I can go into the folders and files on my computer after a ftp backup and make css, js or html changes for the slider.
I don't know why there is so much 1star!!! It works perfectly just make your slideshow on the desktop app and then import it simples as that
First off, the additional star is simply because the software is nice. Seems like that's as far as it goes. It's a shame it's unreliable. I should have read the reviews here before deciding to purchase this product. I've used the free version with zero problems. Just as soon as I purchase it, I get frustrating problems with this software use on a website I was working on for a client. Not to mention the update for the software's WordPress plugin is still updating after 15 minutes passed... an update I'm thinking may never come. I could have just used the css slides I'm use to creating in Dreamweaver. I purchased this for two reasons: because it was listed as 60% off, and of course mainly for the sake of being able to add it to WordPress. Boy am I so very disappointed. 38 bucks isn't much but it could have been used on some other or a better and more reliable software. >:(
I don't know what to rate this as, because its good but frustratingly limited.
I see lots of people giving 1 star, saying there are better alternatives, but not giving any recommendations to alternatives which is really annoying.
My only 2 issues with this slider are:
1) The continuous build up of "ID's" which isn't sustainable for a website.
The only options to replace a slider, is to bin it, and add another, which automatically gives a higher ID number.... Why isn't there a simple "replace" option?? ADD A REPLACE OPTION!!!
2) With the software itself to create the sliders.... The amount of times I've gone to edit a slider, only to open it and find it BLANK after having saved it!! having to rebuild it over and over again.
Like i say this is a powerful tool, but has some ridiculous limitations stopping it from being as good as it should be, and the developers seem to not be bothering to sort it out.
To much bugs. Only 2 plus
I have tried this plugin on a couple of sites, and the update process for 8.1 and 8.2 versions has been very buggy. The program seems to update, but doesn't notify WP that it is finished, so WP hangs, and I have to manually delete the maintenance file to put site back up.
Update 9/4/2015 - Updates to 8.4 and 8.5 still hang as well.
I've been using Wow Slider for almost one half years and find it's so great. The problem is you should create sliders off-line on your PC(download the exe file),
test them, then when they're done, upload them to WordPress. Simple and effective. Believe me its animation effects are so stunning. Very, very and very worth to give a try...
Please get the patient and give more applause to the wowslider team.
I purchased this, along with other products from apycom.com. I am not impressed and wish I had my money back. There are many wordpress plugins that do a better job than this does.
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