Glam Slider is a customizable WordPress Slider plugin that will help you add a clean and elegant Slideshow with partially visible side slides to your WordPress site’s front page, other pages, posts, sidebar widgets etc.
Multiple Glam Sliders on Single Page
More than one highlighted slide in centre
Full Screen Slider, 3 Highlighted Slides
Pure Image Slider, Lightbox Effect
Glam Slider is a customizable WordPress Slider plugin that will help you add a clean and elegant Slideshow with partially visible side slides to your WordPress site’s front page, other pages, posts, sidebar widgets etc. It supports responsive design i.e. this jQuery based slider will also look awesome on all devices including tablets like iPad, Galaxy Tab and Smartphones like iPhone, BlackBerry or Android.
19 Different Type of Sliders
Easily create 19 different type of Glam 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 Glam Slider. Which means if you are using any of these plugin to showcase events on your site, now you can show the events inside Glam Slider.
YouTube and Vimeo Slider
Easily create YouTube video slider based on playlist or search. Enter Playlist ID or search term to create Glam 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 Glam 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 Glam 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, Glam 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, Glam 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 Glam 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 Glam Slider with those galleries. Enter the NextGen gallery ID and Glam will create a slider with the same.
4 Different Lightbox Effect
Glam comes with four different type of Lightbox effects to choose from. Options are
Auto Update for Lifetime
Once you purchase Glam Slider, you are eligible for lifetime updates. Glam 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 Glam Slider inside a page content or anywhere on your theme, you can use Glam shortcode and template tags. Some smart template tags are also there for quick insertion of recent posts slider, category slider.
To put Glam Slider in widget ready areas, you can use Glam Widget. Insert any type of Glam Slider using drag and drop widgets for quick insertion.
Glam Slider comes with smart QuickTag button to insert Glam inside page or post content area.
W3C Validated Code
The generated embed code our of Glam 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. Glam uses smart image cropping technique to crop the image such a way that it will look good inside the slider.
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Elegant design, partially visible previous and next slides
Glam Slider has a clean and elegant look. You can adjust the width of the center slide and partially visible slides thru Settings panel. As well, the opacity of the side slides can also be changed thru the Settings panel.
Glam Slider supports responsive design i.e. if you are using a responsive theme, you can choose to enable the “Responsive” option for Glam Slider thru the settings panel.
Supports Google Fonts
You can either choose from predefined set of fonts or enter any Google Font name in the Font value on Settings panel for Slider Title, Slide Title and Content.
Add any type of Content to the Slider
You can either add selected Posts/Pages/Media images/Custom Post Types to Glam Slider, or you can show recent blog posts or a particular category specific posts in it by using either shortcodes or widgets or simple template tags.
Glam Slider is touch devices friendly i.e. it supports swipe transitions on iPad, iPhone and Android touch screens
Optimized, SEO friendly
The code is well optimized and the Slider is SEO friendly i.e. readable by search engines. The slide titles are h4 elements and the content is in a normal div element.
Multiple Sliders on a Single Page
You can embed multiple Glam Sliders on a single page i.e. two diffrent category sliders, or a custom slider with ID 1 or 2 and a category slider or recent post slider, any combinations can be shown on the same page.
Multiple Visible Slides
The number of slides visible in the center can be set to as required e.g. instead of 1 slide in the center you can set it to 2 or 3 thru the Settings panel.
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.
Supports Lightbox effect for Images
You can specify to open the Slide images in Lightbox through the Glam Slider Settings panel.
Link Slide to any URL
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.
Fully Customizable through the Settings Panel
Almost every element of the Slider is easily customizable, e.g. Slider width & height, Slide width & height, Navigation arrows and buttons, text & background colors etc.
Customizable Elements of the Slider
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 Glam Slider.
Embed Options for Glam 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 Glam 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 Glam 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, Glam 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 Glam Slider on our Knowledge Base page.
Drag and Drop widgets are also available in Glam Slider. It means, you can place the Glam 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 Glam Slider, please read the Widget Knowledge Base of Glam Slider.
Settings and Admin Page of Glam Slider
A Dedicated Settings page should appear on the dashboard after activating the plugin. Glam 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 Glam a Responsive Slider?
Yes, Glam Slider is a responsive WordPress slider. You can enable the responsive design by choosing the option on Settings page ==> Responsiveness page.
Q. I like to show 2 highlighted slides in the centre at a time. Is it possible?
Yes, you can show 2 or more highlighted slides in centre rather than the default 1 highlighted slide. Go to the Glam Slider settings page ==< and save the settings.
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 Glam?
We have provided a single click option on settings page to make Glam – 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 Glam work on MU sites?
Yes, Glam Slider works perfectly fine on WPMU sites. You need to activate the Glam Sider plugin individually on each site to let it work properly.
Q. Is Glam Slider available for other CMS like Joomla?
No, Glam 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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