Rich Testimonials – An Elegant Way to Show Testimonials in Slider, List and Grid View

Rich Testimonials – An Elegant Way to Show Testimonials in Slider, List and Grid View

Introducing the most amazing and elegant testimonial slider, list and grid design for WordPress users – Rich Testimonials. As our Testimonial Slider (free WordPress plugin) has already received a tremendous feedback from the community, we are releasing a premium version with more designs, features and a priority support option. Rich Testimonials plugin covers almost all the requirements related to receiving and showing testimonials from customers, clients and visitors. It comes with an inbuilt testimonial form which can be embedded on front-end and will populate the slider, list or grid.

Rich Testimonials

Feature list of Rich Testimonial is too long. I would recommend to checkout the demo itself.

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Use the coupon code RICH and get 30% discount on Rich Testimonials WordPress plugin. Offer is valid till 15’th June 2015.

Note – Offer is only valid for Rich Testimonials plugin, may not work on other slider plugins.




Introducing Foto Slider 1.0

Introducing Foto Slider 1.0


We have just added a new slider on SliderVilla and named it as Foto Slider. It is a photo gallery and featured content slider with amazing features just like other SliderVilla sliders WordPress plugins. Foto Slider is the fastest slider in town and even with 50 or 100 images, the slider starts sliding in less than 3 seconds. The speed and deep integration with WordPress makes the Foto Slider the best possible choice to showcase an image gallery.

Foto Slider comes in 2 different skins or designs – Dark and Light. You can choose the skin as per your theme’s design or requirement and have the slider embedded and running in no time. With bulk upload features, you can upload any number of images at once and have them inside the slider in just single click.

Apart from the above features, there are so many other amazing features in Foto Slider.

  • Full Screen Mode on top-right corner
  • 100% Responsive Design and works great on all devices including iPhone, iPad, Android, iMac
  • Touch Screen Support
  • Keyboard Arrows Navigation support
  • Live Admin Preview Panel to Customize the Slider without Implementation
  • Create Unlimited Foto Sliders with different or same slides
  • Create Unlimited Settings Set and apply different settings on different Foto Slider
  • Drag and Drop reorder option for slides
  • Add External or Internal Links to the slides
  • Auto Rotation Option
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Ready
  • Insert Videos like YouTube, Vimeo, Self Hosted MP4 etc.
  • Works with all SliderVilla Add-ons
  • Export/Import Settings (helpful in moving from development to production environment)
  • Optimized load and best performance
  • 24×7 support and customization as per requirement

If you want to have a photo gallery inside a WordPress post, page content area, sidebar, footer or anywhere else on your current theme, it is easily possible with Foto Slider. It comes with Widget, Shortcode and Template Tags to embed the slider. With more than 50 customization options on dedicated settings page, one can customize the slider without writing any piece of code.

Find the screenshots of settings panel as well as the different demo of Foto Slider on its page. Share your thoughts about this new member in SliderVilla family through comments.

Introducing Cosmo Slider 1.0

Introducing Cosmo Slider 1.0

We are happy to release a new slider plugin on SliderVilla named Cosmo Slider. With an elegant look of full screen slider, Cosmo can add a classy responsive slider to your website in no time.

Image and Video Background

With preloaded default image and other high quality images stored in your WordPress media library or even from other websites, one can easily create and embed Cosmo in less than 3 minutes.

Apart from images, you can also add video as a background to the slider. Imagine a smooth soothing video playing as a background of your slide text; it is possible with Cosmo Slider WordPress plugin. You just need to mention the URL of the video on Cosmo settings panel to add that as background. YouTube or self hosted videos (format MP4, WebM) are supported in Cosmo v1.0.

Cosmo Slider in action

Parallax and other Effects

With Parallax Effect on a full screen slider, the added video or images just look awesome while scrolling the slider. Cosmo is having a dedicated settings panel to choose from couple of effects including fade, horizontal scroll and easing.

50+ Setting Fields and Live Preview

Like other SliderVilla sliders, Cosmo is also having Live Preview panel on settings page to test the settings without embedding the same on front-end. You can choose the type of slider that you want to preview by just selecting some drop-down options. For example, select Category Slider to preview a Cosmo Slider with posts as slides from any specific category. It is just a matter of pasting a shortcode anywhere inside a page or post content area to embed that slider. Apart from shortcode, Cosmo comes with template tags and widgets as embed options.

Without any knowledge of PHP, HTML and CSS, one can easily customize the slider from its settings panel.

Google Fonts option is also there on settings panel to apply Google Web Fonts on elements like slide title, content and meta fields.

Load Images and Text from External Sites like Flickr or

Do you like to embed a full screen slider with Parallax effect with images stored at third-party sites like Flickr or Cosmo Slider along with RSS Feed Add-on can get you the same by adding a shortcode just like the one below,

[svrssfeed feedurl="" slider="cosmo" set="2"]

Checkout the result of the above shortcode.

Along with Taxonomy Add-on, you can create Cosmo Slider with posts from multiple categories, tags or even from custom post type taxonomies. For e-commerce sites which are using WooCommerce like plugins which creates products as a custom post type, one can easily create a slider of those added products.

Apart from the regular posts, pages, images from media library, custom post types etc. one can also create a slider by adding slides under “SliderVilla Slides”. It is a post type added to your WordPress dashboard by our slider plugin. You can use the same post type to add slides in other sliders from SliderVilla as well.

Automatic Update

We provide lifetime updates of Cosmo Slider without any recurring charges. There are no recurring charges of any kind on Our slider update is well integrated with the in-build WordPress automatic updates feature and one can easily update the plugin to its latest version by a single click. You need to mention the license key on settings panel to enable the automatic update.

Knowledge Base

Even a good product will bleed its value if it’s difficult for people to use it.

To provide the best possible documentation and FAQs for our slider products, we create a dedicated knowledge base centre to each of them. For Cosmo slider’s tutorials, FAQs, guides and videos, please visit

A product is as good as its documentation

Money Back Guarantee

Along with Cosmo, we are introducing 14 days money back guarantee on SliderVilla. If we cannot help you solve any issues you may have with the plugin within 14 days of purchase, we will give you 100% refund for the same.

Akkord Slider Is Here

Akkord Slider Is Here

Akkord Slider for WordPress

After 9 premium sliders and 2 free slider plugins, we have released our first accordion slider on SliderVilla and named it Akkord. Packed with all the premium and exclusive features of SliderVilla sliders, one can add a beautiful slideshow on any installed theme without much effort.

What’s there in Akkord 1.0


1. Accordion look and complete control from settings page

29-01-2014 14-13-39 Akkord is our first accordion slider and we have tried to provide full control of an accordion look on slider’s settings page. It includes controls like transition speed, number of visible slides at a time, transition effect, Auto Slide ON/OFF, Time Interval control before next transition, slider width/height and much more.



2. Multiple Akkord on Single Page


Like other SliderVilla sliders, you can have multiple Akkord Sliders (of same style and settings Or different designs) on single page. We have provided widgets as well for recent posts slider category slider and custom or featured posts slider.




3. Auto fetching on recent posts or from selected taxonomies

If you don’t want to add specific featured posts to the slider, just paste the shortcode [akkordrecent] anywhere in a page or post content area and you will see Akkord Slider running over there with recently published posts.

4. Google Fonts



Apart from the regular fonts, you can use Google Fonts on different elements of the slider. For example, change the font-family of slider’s post title to any Google Font by entering the name of the font on slider’s settings page under Post Title section.



5. Unlimited Slider and Unlimited Settings

There are 2 sub-pages available on Akkord Slider settings.

Sliders – Manage and create as many sliders (to group selected posts/pages/images from media library) as you want on this page. Reorder the added slides on this page as well as delete slides from slider. Here you get a parameter as Slider ID (unique number provided for each slider, need to use that in shortcode, template tag)

Settings – To manage and create a new settings set, you can checkout this page on Akkord Settings. You can create unlimited number of Settings set with different values in each settings set. For example, if you want to have one Akkord with width as 1000 px whereas another Akkord with width of 300 px only, you can create 2 settings set and enter width field value as these values. Now access the settings set by parameter set.

6. Change CSS from Settings Panel

For overriding the CSS of the slider or to customize the look by changing CSS style, you don’t need to make changes in the theme template. Use the “Custom Styles” box available on settings page ==> Miscellaneous section and add new CSS code over there to override the default CSS.

7. Meta Fields Control

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In each slide of Akkord slider, few meta fields can be shown. For example, post author name, publish date, added post category etc. are meta fields. You can control these fields from Akkord settings page.







8. Multiple Sources for media files

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Akkord can auto pick the images from different sources in set preference. It can fetch image from featured image box, custom field, post content by auto scanning the content,  post attachments etc.




9. Video Slider

It is very easy to create a perfect video slider using Akkord. You need to add a custom field with name as ‘akkord_media’ and enter a modified embed code of the video in value field. For example, to add a vimeo video with ID 84270049, you need to enter the value as,

<iframe  class="carousel-image akkord_slider_thumbnail"  
width="420" height="315" frameborder="0" wmode=opaque 
webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen>


10. Responsive Design, Works great on multiple screens

Akkord is a responsive slider and works great on different devices. It adjusts to the width of the device and looks awesome on device of any size. We have tested the slider on iPhone 5S, Android Nexus 5, Apple iPad, 13″ Macbook Pro, 23″ Dell Screen etc.

11. Custom Post Type

In case you don’t want to publish a new post just for the sake of adding a new slide to the slider, we would suggest to use “SliderVilla Slides” custom post type. Enable the same from Akkord Settings page ==> Miscellaneous section and start adding slides by publishing slides under custom post type. It will not affect your site’s regular archive and homepage.

12. Add-on Compatible

Akkord is SliderVilla add-on compatible. You can use add-ons like RSS Feed add-on, Taxonomy add-on and Post Attachments add-on with Akkord. Read more about the SliderVilla add-ons.

One-time Payment, Lifetime Support and Free Upgrades

We launched SliderVilla back in year 2011 and since then we have released 10 new premium sliders and almost 4 – 5 upgrades for each slider plugin a year. More than 6,000 replies on premium support forum and thousands of replies on email for after sale support. We do not charge any recurring fee for support or upgrades. Once you purchase a slider plugin from SliderVilla, you are entitled to get lifetime support for purchased products and also free lifetime upgrades. We have set the download limit to 10 for the products to avoid frauds but we reset that limit within 24 hours  after receiving such requests from our customers.

You must be thinking what is the catch over here and how we are able to do so. Believe me on this, as there is No Catch at all in this commitment and the reason that we can provide free lifetime support is that we love WordPress – the product as well as the community and it is our way to remain connected with the awesomeness of this community. We follow 12 hours ETA on our support forum except for holidays and vacations (very limited).

Looking forward to receive your feedback on Akkord Slider and also suggestions for future updates of the plugin.

Add Testimonials Carousel on WordPress Site with Testimonial Slider WP Plugin

Add Testimonials Carousel on WordPress Site with Testimonial Slider WP Plugin

Most of the sites display testimonials from customers, clients or users to let others know what their existing users think about the product or services. Testimonials are helpful in building trust between seller and the buyer. You may have seen dedicated testimonial pages with the testimonials in a listed form but in that case, people need to check that page to read the testimonials. I think having a slider showing testimonials in a slider form embedded in the sidebar or the footer area (or anywhere else on the site template) will get more attention from visitors and will also help convert a visitor into a potential buyer. Testimonial Slider does exactly the same and is available for FREE.

We have released Testimonial Slider WordPress Plugin to help you embed testimonials in a slider form. It comes with premium features like,

  • Multiple Settings
  • Multiple Slider on same page
  • Custom Styles box
  • Export/Import Settings
  • Export/Import Testimonials
  • Full control on slider layout

and much more… and is available for free.

A standard testimonial consists of few parameters and we have kept a separate field for each of them. Below is the list of input fields available for individual testimonials, that means you can enter/edit these fields related to a testimonial and add the same as a slide.

  • Customer’s Name
  • Customer’s Image (upload or enter URL)
  • Customer’s Company Name
  • Customer’s Website URL
  • Link to read more about the testimonial

Currently we have provided one default design bundled with the slider plugin, but in future, we will release more per-designed styles for the slider.

Testimonial Slider can auto fetch the testimonials from Testimonials Custom Post Type created by the plugin. You can use shortcode, template tag or widget to embed the slider. There are different shortcodes and template tags available for the plugin to fetch slides (testimonials). For example, to embed the testimonials from the category ‘premium-customers’, one can use the shortcode as [testimonialcategory catg_slug="premium-customers"]. Similarly, to embed a Testimonial Slider with recently added testimonials, the shortcode is [testimonialrecent]. Read more about the shortcodes and other embed options on the Knowledge Base of the plugin.

Please find the screenshots of the Testimonial Slider settings page and other admin pages. The slider is available to download on WordPress plugin repository. You can find the documentation related to the plugin on Knowledge Base of SliderVilla.

Meta Box of Testimonial Slider

Meta Box of Testimonial Slider to add details related to the Testimonial

Customize Content of Testimonial Slider

Customize Content of Testimonial Slider

Import Testimonials using CSV

Import Testimonials using CSV

Navigation Settings Panel of Testimonial Slider

Navigation Settings Panel of Testimonial Slider

Preview Slider on Settings Page

Preview Slider on Settings Page

Create Multiple Testimonial Sliders with different content and Order Testimonial Appearance

Create Multiple Testimonial Sliders with different content and Order Testimonial Appearance

Enable Responsive Design of Testimonial Slider

Enable Responsive Design of Testimonial Slider

Create New Settings to Apply, Import and Export Settings

Create New Settings to Apply, Import and Export Settings

More Settings Option to Testimonial Slider

More Settings Option to Testimonial Slider

Custom Styles box to style as per your requirement

Custom Styles box to style as per your requirement

Testimonial Specific Customization from Settings Page

Testimonial Specific Customization from Settings Page


If you find the plugin good enough, please post your feedback on WordPress. In case of any issue, feel free to let us know. Your feedback is what we need.

– SliderVilla Team

(Working on a new slider plugin)


Introducing Indexo Slider WordPress Plugin

Introducing Indexo Slider WordPress Plugin

We are pleased to announce the addition of a new slider plugin in SliderVilla inventory. It is named as Indexo Slider WordPress Plugin. In total, now SliderVilla is having nine slider plugins for WordPress sites.

Indexo Slider is having all common features of SliderVilla plugins like multiple slider settings and capability to create multiple slideshow, add featured content like posts/pages/media gallery etc. to the slider, 100% customization options on settings panel, multiple effects and many more. Apart from these features, Indexo is having a new feature called “Nested Sliders“. With nested sliders feature in Indexo, you can actually add multiple slides inside one main slide. And the complete slider can have multiple main slides with multiple slides inside each main slide. Here is the demo of nested slides created using Indexo Slider WordPress Plugin.

The vibrant design and smooth sliding appearance makes Indexo a complete slideshow solution for WordPress sites. The settings panel is having basic features like options to customize transition effects, timing between slides, height and width of complete slider/navigation panel/content area, hide/show post excerpt/title/image etc., place navigation panel to left/right side and much more. For advance users, Indexo is having features like FOUC to load the slider very quickly, Custom Styles box for CSS related to the slider, Image fetching sequence, font-style selection for texts etc.

Checkout the demos of Indexo Slider to experience the look and feel of the same. You can find the dedicated guide for Indexo on this page.

Share your thoughts about the Indexo Slider and let us know your feedback about the slider plugin.

– SliderVilla Team