Placid Slider

3.2.1 (Release Date: 12th Mar 2019)

  • Fix: Deprecated Functions PHP 7+ Warnings

3.2.0 (Release Date: 10’th Dec 2018)

  • Fix: PHP 7+ Warnings.

3.1.9 (Release Date: 21’st June 2017)

  • Fix: Expiry date issue for non English sites
  • Fix: Event slider dates for non English sites
  • Fix: Warning notice while adding new post
  • Fix: Language file

3.1.8 (Release Date: 16’th Nov 2016)

  • Fix: PHP7 warnings and notices.

3.1.7 (Release Date: 23’rd Aug 2016)

  • New: Global Setting Option to disable Edit Slider link.
  • Fix: Instagram slider was not working.

3.1.6 (Release Date: 28’th Dec 2015)

  • New: Advance Taxonomy shortcode and template tag support.
  • Fix: Anchor link attribute (to add rel or target to links in slider) was not being added to the RSS feed slider.
  • Fix: Some foreign language date formats were causing problems with expiry date in Slider post metabox.

3.1.5 (Release Date: 18’th Dec 2015)

  • Fix: The links were not working on mobile devices
  • Fix: The “Slide Width” box could not be set empty on Settings panel for variable width slides in “default” skin.

3.1.4 (Release Date: 3’rd Nov 2015)

  • New: Option to enable or disable pause on hover
  • New: Advance Taxonomy shortcode and template tag support

3.1.3 (Release Date: 8’th Sept 2015)

  • Fix: Integration with Facebook API 2.4
  • Fix: Manage slider page reorder
  • Fix: UTF-8 characters appeared as question marks for slider title

3.1.2 (Release Date: 21’st August 2015)

  • Fix: Notice for WP_Widget constructor call.

3.1.1 (Release Date: 18’th July 2015)

  • Fix – ‘Upload’ Images Button for Image Slider on Easy Builder was not working

3.1 (Release Date: 10’th July 2015)

  • New – Slide Expiry Date can be added for each slide in Custom Slider thru Placid Slider Metabox on Edit Post/Page/Slide
  • New – All image sizes available will be displayed “Fetched Image size” setting option (no need of cropping)
  • New – External Image positioning option using JS (in default skin, option not applicable for Logo Skin)
  • New – Added touch screen support for mobile devices
  • New – Added retina image support for ios devices
  • Fix – Lightbox will open full size image regardless of its size (i.e thumbnail, medium)
  • Fix – Recurring events will be display only once in slider (for Event Manager)
  • Fix – Added Publish date for Slides on Easy Builder

3.0.1 (Release Date: 06/11/2015)

  • Fix – Debug notices

3.0 (Release Date: 04/23/2015)

  • New – WooCommerce and WP Ecommerce plugin integration
  • New – Event Manager and Event Calendar plugin integration
  • New – All SliderVilla Add-ons inbuilt with Slider. Add-ons are Taxonomy, Post Attachments, NextGen Gallery and RSS Feed Add-on
  • New – QuickTag button to generate and insert shortcode
  • New – Multilingual Support via qTranslate, mqTranslate and WPML
  • New – Flickr User and album Slider
  • New – Instagram user Slider
  • New – Facebook album slider
  • New – 500px user, user favorites, popular highest rated, upcoming, frest today, fresh yesterday, fresh week slider
  • New – Vimeo channel and album slider
  • New – YouTube playlist and search slider
  • New – Custom slider having facility to add slide from following sources posts, pages, media, custom post type, Facebook album, Flickr user, blank, YouTube, Vimeo
  • New – Create New Slider with 4 easy steps
  • New – Easy Builder to customize sliders
  • New – Manage Sliders Panel to edit and delete sliders
  • New – Better UI and Help
  • New – Edit slider link on front end
  • New – Common shortcode and template tag
  • New – Added CSS3 transsitions for image, title, contents for complete slider
  • New – Added per slide CSS3 transsitions for image, title, contents
  • New – Added built-in Google fonts
  • New – Added custom font
  • New – Added lightbox effects Nivo box, photo box, smooth box, swipe box, prettyphoto
  • New – Disable slider option to disable slideing and show Grids
  • New – Added option to select title element from h1 to h6

2.0.1 (Release Date: 09/02/2014)

  • Fix: In case of multisite WordPress installation there was an issue while saving setting set.
  • Fix: If we insert slider with slider id=2 using the shortcode in a post still it was showing a slider with id=1

2.0 (Release Date: 08/31/2014)

  • New: Added new skin “logo” specially for those who wish to use Placid as pure logo slider with variable width logo images.
  • New: Image uploader for Sliders on ‘Sliders’ settings panel. No need to add individual media image to placid slider.
  • New: Added new option “Enable Reverse Direction” to scroll slider in opposite direction.
  • New: Compatible with NextGen Gallery add-on provided by SliderVilla.
  • New: Add any shortcode like video shortcode or button shortcode to slide which will be overlayed on it.
  • New: New option to disable thumbnail image is been added in post meta box which is useful if you are showing videos on slide.
  • New: Form validations for admin side settings.
  • New: Placid Slider post meta box now has two tabs named basic and advanced with respective fields for the purpose of easy understanding and saving the space.
  • New: Quick embed shortcode and template tags are displayed at the right side of settings page.
  • New: Quick embed shortcode is displayed in popup for ease of copying shortcode.
  • New: On settings panel of Placid slider now it is possible to expand and collapse tabs which greatly reduces scrolling efforts.
  • New: Preview Slider params simplified on Settings panel.
  • New: Added a new field ‘Custom Post Type Slug’ on Settings page in Miscellaneous Section. Useful if you are using SliderVilla Slides custom post type and want your own slug for SEO purposes.
  • New: Color picker changed from Farbtastic to ‘wp-color-picker’.
  • New: Added new setting field “Select settings set to apply” at post meta box
  • New: Added new field “Space between slide” to have spaces between two slides
  • Fix: Placid slider used to bounce after completing one cycle.
  • Fix: Settings panel cleanup and restructuring.
  • Fix: Post meta box fields like link attributes were not updating, resolved this issue.
  • Fix: Solved the debug errors in previous version.
  • Fix: Solved the issues with responsiveness of admin panel settings page and sliders page.
  • Fix: All database tables and plugin folder being deleted properly on plugin delete.
  • Fix: alt attribute of image was not applied in previous version which is been solved in this version.

1.2.2 (Release Date: 02/17/2014)

  • New: Introducing Auto Updates, from the next update you can update the Placid Slider using automatic update feature of WordPress
  • Fix: Import Settings issue on FireFox

1.2.1 (Release Date: 12/25/2013)

  • New: Append Slides Counter to repeat added slides
  • New: Redesigned Admin Panel
  • Fix: Smooth Transition of Slides
  • Fix: wp_debug notifications
  • Fix: Responsive design fixes for smaller devices

1.2 (Release Date: 10/26/2013)

  • New: RSS feed add-on compatibility
  • New: Supports Google Fonts
  • New: Widget title can be entered for the Placid Slider widgets
  • New: Option to set/remove default image
  • New: Option to show Grayscale images, & show the original colored images on hover (Effect visible on Chrome 19+, IE 6-9, Firefox 10+, Safari 6+ . Not applicable to IE10)
  • New: Respective Shortcode and Template tag on “Preview Settings” Panel.
  • New: Export/Import Settings set to/from a CSV file
  • New: A new custom field ‘SlideTitle’ to set Custom text for the Slide/Post title in the Slider
  • New: A new Option under “Slider Content => Thumbnail Image” to Disable/Enable image link title text on hover
  • Fix: Slider Title not appearing in case of Custom Slider
  • Fix: Transparency fix for bottom arrow in case of Vertical slider
  • Fix: If Slider title is displayed, was hidden in case of Vertical Slider
  • Fix: WP Debug Errors


  • New: Vertical Scrolling Feature
  • New: Supports Responsive Design
  • New: Supports SliderVilla Add-ons
  • New: Settings to enable Lightbox
  • New: Settings to specify target=”_blank” for Slide Links
  • New: Reset/Copy Settings Set
  • New: Rename Settings Set
  • New: Delete Settings Set
  • New: Disable Preview on Settings
  • New: Improved Placid Slider metabox on Edit Media images for WordPress version >= 3.5
  • New: Settings to remove ‘Placid Slider Metabox’ from Edit Post/Page/Custom Post Types/Media images
  • New: ‘SliderVilla Slides’ Custom Post Type for creating Placid Slider Slides (No need to add the Posts/Pages/Media images to Slider if you just want some exclusive slides)
  • New: Setting to specify Custom Fields that can be displayed Placid Slider content
  • Improved Settings UI
  • Fix: ‘Slide Link URL’ and ‘Do not link this slide to any page(url)’ settings were not getting properly saved on Edit Post/Page/Media images screens, fixed this bug


  • Replaced the older version of timthumb with the latest and up-to-date version i.e. TimThumb 2.8.9


  • New: Option to disable the cropping of images using timthumb. ( This feature is available in Pointelle as well, you can read more: . This FAQ is for Pointelle Slider but it applies to Placid as well)
  • New: Option to change the Slider in Preview. Now you can preview any slider before embedding to the page i.e. you can preview Slider with ID 2 or 3 or you can preview the Category Slider or Recent Posts Slider. By default the Preview section will show the Custom Slider with ID 1 (i.e. default Placid Slider).


  • security upgrade and we have replaced the older version of timthumb with the latest and up-to-date version


  • Fix: The height and width parameters passed to timthumb script used for cropping the images were passed with ‘&’ in url which should be actually ‘&’ to be a valid markup. Fixed the issue.
  • New: When you opt for ‘Randomize Slides in Slider’ , all the template tags using that set will show the slides in random order on every page load.
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