Roster Slider

Premium Horizontal Carousel WordPress Plugin


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Best Horizontal Carousel WordPress Slider plugin to showcase posts, pages, events, products, videos, social media feed and more.

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All demos including Events, Products, Videos, Social Feed as Slides at one place

Roster Slider is a highly customizable jQuery based responsive WordPress plugin that will help you adding a horizontal carousel to your WordPress site’s front page, other pages and posts. Because of the responsive design (option on the Roster Slider settings page to enable the same), the slider appears properly on al devices including iPhone, iPad.

The posts, pages and the media library images can be easily added to the slider thru the edit section on the admin panel.

The slider can be easily inserted anywhere on the site either using a template tag in the respective template file or using Roster 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.


19 Different Type of Sliders

Easily create 19 different type of Roster 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 Roster Slider. Which means if you are using any of these plugin to showcase events on your site, now you can show the events inside Roster Slider.


YouTube and Vimeo Slider

Easily create YouTube video slider based on playlist or search. Enter Playlist ID or search term to create Roster 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 Roster 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 Roster 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, Roster 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, Pointelle is the perfect choice. It is compatible with WPML Translate plugin as well as qTranslate and mqTranslate plugins.


SEO Ready

We know the important of Search Engine Optimization and that’s why Pointelle 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 Roster Slider with those galleries. Enter the NextGen gallery ID and Roster will create a slider with the same.


4 Different Lightbox Effect

Roster comes with four different type of Lightbox effects to choose from. Options are


Auto Update for Lifetime

Once you purchase Roster Slider, you are eligible for lifetime updates. Roster 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 Roster Slider inside a page content or anywhere on your theme, you can use Roster shortcode and template tags. Some smart template tags are also there for quick insertion of recent posts slider, category slider.



To put Roster Slider in widget ready areas, you can use Roster Widget. Insert any type of Roster Slider using drag and drop widgets for quick insertion.


Smart QuickTag

Roster Slider comes with smart QuickTag button to insert Pointelle inside page or post content area.


W3C Validated Code

The generated embed code our of Roster 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. Roster uses smart image cropping technique to crop the image such a way that it will look good inside the slider.


Awesome Support

Real people giving real support for SliderVilla products. We are a team of 7 experts and we remain available on 24×7. Our ETA for support replies via forum or email is 6 hours which means we are committed to reply within that time frame and sometimes you may get an instant reply.

Highlighted Features

  • A very effective way to show off your featured content, or trending articles or news on your WordPress site.
  • Slide 1 item or multiple items at a time
  • Best horizontal carousel with deep integration
  • Easy To Install WordPress Plugin, with usage guide provided.
  • Responsive Design
  • One click Lightbox Effect
  • Search Engine Optimized
  • Fully Customizable CSS
  • Choose Posts and Pages as Featured Posts/Pages on a Single Click
  • Easy to insert Shortcode available.
  • Simple widget support is available.
  • The Slider can also be inserted anywhere in the template file using simple template tag.
  • A template tag to display Category specific posts in Chronologically reverse order on Roster Slider
  • jQuery Easing transition effects supported
  • You can enable or disable FOC (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 convert to pure image Slider
  • Images Original Size as well as custom size Option
  • Pick image from content or the custom field or you can also use ‘Featured Image’ WordPress feature
  • Option to change Read More text and also put it in your language
  • Permission setting option to restrict the users from adding posts to Roster Slider
  • Remove posts and pages from Roster Slider selectively or remove all the posts from the slider at one go from the settings page itself
  • You can reorder the 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.
  • Multiple sliders can be created, so that you can embed different sliders on different pages of your WordPress site.
  • 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

  1. 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.
  2. The Slider supports Custom Post types, which means you can easily add the Custom Post Types, say your eCommerce Products to the Slider
  3. You can display the Posts from any Category in Chronologically reverse order i.e. latest one first.
  4. You can display the Recent Posts of your WordPress blog in the Slider

Ways to embed the Slider on the WordPress Site

  1. Template Tags (3)
  2. Shortcodes (3)
  3. Widgets (3)

Please refer the Usage Guide for more details.


  1. Uzip the folder.
  2. Upload  roster-slider folder to /wp-content/plugins directory.
  3. In WordPress dashboard, head over to the Plugins section.
  4. Activate Roster Slider.

Embed Options for Roster Slider

[rosterrecent]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
[rosterslider]Manually add any post to the slider using Roster Slider meta box available on edit post/page window. To embed a slider with those added posts/pages, use this shortcode.
[rostercategory catg_slug="social-media"]Embed a slider with posts from specified category. For example, this shortcode will embed Roster Slider with posts from category with permalink as ‘social-media’
[rosterslider set="3" id="2"]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
Template Tags

Like shortcodes, Roster 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 Roster Slider on our Knowledge Base page.


Drag and Drop widgets are also available in Roster Slider. It means, you can place the Roster 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 Roster Slider, please read the Widget Knowledge Base of Roster Slider.

Settings and Admin Page of Roster Slider

A Dedicated Settings page should appear on the dashboard after activating the plugin. Roster 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 Roster a Responsive Slider?

Yes, Roster 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 slide only one item at a time in Roster Slider?

Yes, you can set the option to slide only one item at a time. Go to the Roster Slider settings page and there is an option to achieve the same.

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 ROster?

We have provided a single click option on settings page to make Roster – 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 Roster work on MU sites?

Yes, Roster Slider works perfectly fine on WPMU sites. You need to activate the Roster Slider plugin individually on each site to let it work properly.

Q. Is Roster Slider available for other CMS like Joomla?

No, Roster 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.

We understand the need of after sale support in a premium WordPress plugin. That’s why, we have designed a special SliderVilla Support Ninja Program consisting of some WordPress experts, core developer of SliderVilla Sliders (Tejaswini) and community members. We provide support for our product by different means including Exclusive Support Forum and Emails. Please find the details as below,
  • Support Forum and Email ETA – 12 hours
  • Instant Support for urgent requests
  • Free basic slider setup using remote access
  • Dedicated support team available 24X7
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