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Placid Slider is a customizable WordPress plugin that will help you add a smoothly scrolling horizontal or vertical jQuery Slideshow to your WordPress site’s front page, other pages, posts, sidebar widgets etc. Placid is a perfect jQuery slider to showcase logo and brands in footer area or widgets. It is responsive in nature that means the slider will also look awesome on all devices including tablets like iPad, Galaxy Tab and Smartphones like iPhone, BlackBerry or Android. If you are using a responsive theme, the slider will adjust according to the browser size. It looks really cool for sliding logos, brand names etc. With premium features and powerful settings panel, Placid is the best logo slider or banner slider for WordPress.
The posts, pages and the media library images can be easily added to the slider thru the edit panel on the WordPress admin.
The slider can be easily inserted anywhere on the site either using a template tag in the respective template file or using Placid Slider shortcode or using a simple widget. Also you can create multiple sliders, so that you can display different content in slider on different pages. And the best thing is, you can create multiple settings as well, and while embedding the slider you can specify which setting you would need for a particular instance of slider.
The slider can be very easily customized using the easy admin panel options.
Customizable Elements of the Slider
The Slider can be setup to Scroll automatically or if you enable Previous – Next buttons, then the Slider will Scroll when the visitor hovers on the Previous / Next buttons.
You can add ‘n’ number of images from the Media Library, give them a title and link them to required URL (say the link from your Sponsor) or if the image is of your own product, then you can link it to your product page.
19 Different Type of Sliders
Easily create 19 different type of Placid Slider with different data sources. Options are Recent Posts Slider, Category Slider, Custom or Featured Content Slider, YouTube and/or Vimeo Slider, Facebook Album Slider, WooCommerce and WP Ecommerce Slider and much more.
WooCommerce and WP Ecommerce Slider
If you are using WooCommerce or WP Ecommerce plugins as shopping cart system, you can have products appearing inside the slider.
Create Event Slider
Event Calendar and Event Manager plugins are compatible with Placid Slider. Which means if you are using any of these plugin to showcase events on your site, now you can show the events inside Placid Slider.
YouTube and Vimeo Slider
Easily create YouTube video slider based on playlist or search. Enter Playlist ID or search term to create Placid Slider with the same. It also allows to create Vimeo video slider for a particular video channel. Apart from these custom video slider with YouTube and Vimeo videos can also be easily created.
Facebook Album Slider
Create Placid Slider with the photos and album on a public Facebook page. For example, by providing the page URL of Coca Cola FB page, you can create Placid Slider with the recently uploaded images over there. It requires to enter Facebook API key.
Flickr, 500px Slider
600+ Google Fonts Ready
On settings page, Placid is having list of 600+ Google Web Fonts to quickly implement on different texts such as title, content etc. No need to paste the font CSS in header area or add any code.
20+ Transition Effects
Apply different transition effects to the elements such as image, text inside the slider. Effects such as bounce, flash, shake, fade, zoom, wooble, rollin and much more to choose and apply using the setting panel.
More than 50 Setting Options
There is no need to know PHP, HTML or CSS to make changes and customize the slider. It comes with more than 50 setting options to easily customize the slider as per need. Set font size, color, slider width, height, image transition, lightbox effect and much more using the setting panel.
WPML and mqTranslate Ready
For multilingual sites, Placid is the perfect choice. It is compatible with WPML Translate plugin as well as qTranslate and mqTranslate plugins.
We know the important of Search Engine Optimization and that’s why Placid is developed with SEO in mind. Headline tags like H2, H3 are placed properly and all the images will have alt tag. Even the slider will help you featured or special contents get crawled frequently on search engines.
NextGen Gallery Slider
If you are using NextGen gallery WordPress plugin, you can easily create Placid Slider with those galleries. Enter the NextGen gallery ID and Placid will create a slider with the same.
4 Different Lightbox Effect
Placid comes with four different type of Lightbox effects to choose from. Options are
Auto Update for Lifetime
Once you purchase Placid Slider, you are eligible for lifetime updates. Placid updates will be available as auto update when you entered the purchased license key. If the license key is entered, you will receive auto update notification and can update from dashboard.
Shortcode and Template Tag
To embed Placid Slider inside a page content or anywhere on your theme, you can use Placid shortcode and template tags. Some smart template tags are also there for quick insertion of recent posts slider, category slider.
To put Placid Slider in widget ready areas, you can use Placid Widget. Insert any type of Placid Slider using drag and drop widgets for quick insertion.
Placid Slider comes with smart QuickTag button to insert Placid inside page or post content area.
W3C Validated Code
The generated embed code our of Placid Slider Generator is W3C validated which means it follows all the standards and search engines like Google or Bing are going to love your site. W3C validation helps in better user experience on cross browser as well as in search engine crawling.
Smart Image Cropping
Image should appear good even if the slider aspect ratio is different than the original image. Placid uses smart image cropping technique to crop the image such a way that it will look good inside the slider.
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- Fully Customizable CSS
- Vertical and Horizontal Slider
- Responsive design
- SliderVilla Add-ons compatible
- Choose Posts and Pages as Featured Posts/Pages on a Single Click
- You can enable or disable FOUC (Flash of Unstyled Content) while the page is loading
- No Need Of Knowledge of PHP, HTML or CSS, also with some knowledge of CSS you can easily create your own slider stylesheet suitable to your theme.
- Readable by search engine as you can see the screenshot on Lynx browser available on our blog
- Slider Preview in admin panel
- Can be converted to pure image Slider
- Images cropped very nicely to fit into the sizes
- Pick image from content or the custom field or you can also use ‘Featured Image’ WordPress feature
- Permission setting option to restrict the users from adding posts to Placid Slider
- Remove posts and pages from Placid Slider selectively or remove all the posts from the slider at one go from the settings page itself
- You can reorder the added slides, or choose to display the slides randomly
- Option to retain specific html tags in the slider posts
- Slides can be linked to permalink or any other desired URL. Also you can choose to not link some slides to any URL.
- Support through Premium Support Forums
The Slider will pause when the visitor will hover on it, otherwise it will keep on Sliding if Auto Sliding is enabled.
Type of Content that can be shown in the Slider
- You can add posts/pages or media images to the slider and embed this custom slider anywhere on your site. You can create multiple sliders with different post/pages/media images and embed them on different pages of your WordPress site. Just remember, on one page, you can embed only one Slider at a time. But different pages can have different Sliders.
- The Slider supports Custom Post types, which means you can easily add the Custom Post Types, say your eCommerce Products to the Slider
- You can display the Posts from any Category in Chronologically reverse order i.e. latest one first.
- You can display the Recent Posts of your WordPress blog in the Slider
Ways to embed the Slider on the WordPress Site
- Template Tags (3)
- Shortcodes (3)
- Widgets (3)
Please refer the Usage Guide for more details.
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- In WordPress dashboard, head over to the Plugins section.
- Activate Placid Slider.
Embed Options for Placid Slider
|To have a slider with recently published blog posts automatically appearing inside the slider, you just need to paste the shortcode inside the page or post content area where you want the slider to embed|
|Manually add any post to the slider using Placid Slider meta box available on edit post/page window. To embed a slider with those added posts/pages, use this shortcode.|
|Embed a slider with posts from specified category. For example, this shortcode will embed Placid Slider with posts from category with permalink as ‘social-media’|
|Get Slider ID from Sliders sub-page on dashboard, and setting ID from Settings sub-page. This shortcode will embed a custom slider with setting set 3 and will show slides of Slider ID 2|
Like shortcodes, Placid is also having similar template tags to embed the slider inside theme template files like page.php, index.php, home.php etc. Template Tags are PHP code which executes to call certain functions and show the slider at desired location. Get the template tags for Placid Slider on our Knowledge Base page.
Drag and Drop widgets are also available in Placid Slider. It means, you can place the Placid Sliders (recent posts, custom slider, category slider etc.) in widget ready areas eg. Sidebar by dropping the widget in Widgets window on dashboard. Multiple widgets should be visible on the Widgets page after activating the slider plugin. To read more about the ready widgets for Placid Slider, please read the Widget Knowledge Base of Placid Slider.
Settings and Admin Page of Placid Slider
A Dedicated Settings page should appear on the dashboard after activating the plugin. Placid Slider is having two sub-pages – Settings and Sliders. Settings page is to create multiple settings and customize the width, height, image pick preference and so many other elements of the slider. Almost 99% slider customization can be done from settings page only. It is also having a “Custom Styles” box where you can enter a custom CSS to override/change the final CSS of slider plugin.
Sliders page is to manage the added slides to the slider. You can create unlimited sliders and add unlimited slides to each of them. Using the parameter in shortcode or template tag, you can easily embed any slider by mentioning the slider ID.
Q. Is Placid a Responsive Slider?
Yes, Placid Slider is a responsive WordPress slider. You can enable the responsive design by choosing the option on Settings page ==> Responsiveness page.
Q. Is it possible to control the speed of the slider in Placid Slider?
Yes, you can change the speed of the slider from Placid’s settings page. There is an option available for this purpose.
Q. I do not want the texts including Post Title, Content etc. overlaying on the slider. Is it possible to create image only slider with Placid?
We have provided a single click option on settings page to make Placid – an image only slider. Go to the settings page and check the box “Make pure image slider”, save the changes.
Q. My site is using WordPress Multisite (WPMU) network. Is Placid work on MU sites?
Yes, Placid Slider works perfectly fine on WPMU sites. You need to activate the Placid Slider plugin individually on each site to let it work properly.
Q. Is Placid Slider available for other CMS like Joomla?
No, Placid Slider is currently available only for WordPress. We are planning to release the same for other CMS as well but currently we do not have any set deadline for the same.
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- Instant Support for urgent requests
- Free basic slider setup using remote access
- Dedicated support team available 24X7