Thumbel Slider

3.1.8 (Release Date: 12th Mar 2019)

  • Fix: Deprecated Functions PHP 7+ Warnings

3.1.7 (Release Date: 10’th Dec 2018)

  • Fix: PHP 7+ Warnings.

3.1.6 (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

3.1.5 (Release Date: 16’th Nov 2016)

  • New: Global Setting Option to disable Edit Slider link.
  • Fix: Instagram slider was not working.
  • Fix: PHP7 warnings and notices.

3.1.4 (Release Date: 28’th Dec 2015)

  • 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.

3.1.3 (Release Date: 2’nd Nov 2015)

  • New: Advance Taxonomy shortcode support

3.1.2 (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

3.1.1 (Release Date: 21’st August 2015)

  • Fix: Notice for WP_Widget constructor call.

3.1 (Release Date: 21’st July 2015)

  • New – Slide Expiry Date can be added for each slide in Custom Slider thru Thumbel 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
  • 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
  • Fix – On iOS devices, the slider was reloading on scroll.

3.0.2 (Release Date: 12’th May 2015)

  • Fix – Google Font Weight and Font Style Issue when its not set.
  • Fix – Event Calendar Issue While Changing Slider Type to Event Calendar when Event Manager is Deactivate
  • New – Add Slider Show/Hide Setting for mobile browsers
  • Fix – Show content on Hover option was not working, content was shown always

3.0.1 (Release Date: 23’rd Apr 2015)

  • New : Setting fileds for do not link slide to any url
  • Fix : Cropping issue in case of multisite
  • Fix : Debug Notices
  • Fix : Nivo box lightbox in case of social and addon sliders
  • Fix : In case if YouTube slider, removed play button of media element js
  • New : Added edit link for SliderVilla slides on easy builder thumbs area to edit advance fields like meta fields
  • Fix : Google font weight is set after updating old Thumbel versions below 3.0.1

3.0 (Release Date: 14’th Apr 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 Slider types: 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 litebox effects Nivo box, photo box, smooth box, swipe box, prettyphoto
  • Fix : iframe issue auto play on back side if click next slide

2.0.3 (Release Date: 18’th Sep 2014)

  • New: Option to crop images

2.0.2 (Release Date: 9’th Sep 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

2.0.1 (Release Date: 22’nd Aug 2014)

  • Fix: jquery.js was loaded in footer, should be loaded before the slider js (head section)
  • Fix: Bulk images edit – images uploaded to multiple sliders on “Sliders” panel could not be edited

2.0 (Release Date: 19’th August 2014)

  • Fix: Fixed slow load time issue. Thumbel Slider is now the fastest loading thumbnail slider WordPress Plugin.
  • New: Image uploader for Sliders on ‘Sliders’ settings panel. No need to add individual media image to Thumbel slider.
  • Fix: Worked on responsiveness of slider. Also from now on, Thumbel Slider is responsive by default. Responsiveness tab has been removed.
  • New: Compatible with NextGen Gallery add-on provided by SliderVilla.
  • New: Introducing CSS3 Preloader, loader colors can be changed.
  • 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: Thumbel 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 Thumbel 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”.
  • Fix: Settings panel cleanup and restructuring.
  • Fix: alt attribute of image was not applied in previous version which is been solved in this version.
  • 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: Scroll Navigation Panel Arrows was not hiding when navigation panel was disabled. This issue has been resolved.
  • Fix: When navigation image is disabled there was issue in responsiveness (only empty navigation container was visible). This has been fixed.

1.3.1 (Release Date: 21 Feb 2014)

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

1.3 (Release Date: 11/07/2013)

  • New: RSS feed add-on compatibility
  • New: Supports Google Fonts
  • New: Settings field to enter ‘Slider Title’
  • New: Option/Settings to enter ‘Read more’ or ‘Continue Reading Text’ on Thumbel Settings panel
  • New: Widget title can be entered for the Thumbel Slider widgets
  • New: Option to set/remove default image
  • 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: ‘Slide Navigation Title’ and ‘Slide Navigation Thumb URL’ field in ‘Thumbel Slider’ metabox on Edit Post/Page/Custom Post Type were not getting saved
  • Fix: WP Debug Errors

1.2 (Release Date: 02/20/2013)

  • New: Multiple Thumbel Sliders with different Settings on a single page
  • New: Option/Setting to disable Auto Sliding
  • New: If Lightbox is enabled and Slide Link URL is not specified, the lightbox will show the image (no need to always specify the Slide Link URL).
  • New: Settings to specify target=”_blank” for individual Slides
  • New: Disable Preview on Settings
  • New: Improved Thumbel Slider metabox on Edit Media images for WordPress version >= 3.5
  • New: Settings to remove ‘Thumbel Slider Metabox’ from Edit Post/Page/Custom Post Types/Media images
  • New: 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


  1. Ability to add videos to Thumbel Slider (adding thumbel_media custom field)
  2. Thumbel Slider now supports ‘Responsive’ design (In case you use Responsive WordPress theme for your WordPress site, you can enable this option from the Thumbel Sider Settings panel).
  3. Wipe event enabled for Large Slides panel. A visitor on iPhone / iPad/ Android / iPod touch can advance the slides by swiping on the large slide panel.
  4. Option to enable the Lightbox effect when the large slides panel is clicked
  5. Improved Slider load speed, if ‘Enable FOUC’ option on Settings panel is ticked.
  6. Option / settings to add attributes (like target=”_blank” or rel=”external nofollow” ) to the ‘a’ (anchor) tag of slide link url.
  7. Upgrade Notification on the Plugins admin panel when the next upgrade for Thumbel Slider plugin will be available.
  8. A new constant ‘SLIDERVILLA_DISABLE_ADMIN_COOKIES’ can be defined in the Theme Functions template file (functions.php) or wp-config.php to disable the cookies for the admin settings tab (In case the settings tab are not visible due to the JS issues).
  9. Fixed: ‘Nav thumbs at top’ settings was getting lost when the other settings for the Slider were updated
  10. Fixed: Once entered the ‘Slide Link url’ could not be spaced out on the Edit Post/Page/Media Image panel.


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