Slide Anything – Responsive Content / HTML Slider and Carousel

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Slide Anything allows you to create a carousel/slider where the content for each slide can be anything you want - images, text, HTML, and even shortcodes. This plugin uses the Owl Carousel 2 jQuery plugin, and lets you create beautiful, touch enabled, responsive carousels and sliders.

Slide Anything provides many Owl Carousel 2 features, which include:

  • Touch and Drag Support - Designed specially to boost mobile browsing experience. Mouse drag works great on desktop too!
  • Fully Responsive - You can define the number of slides to display for various breakpoint settings, e.g. 4 slides on desktop, 3 slides on tablet and 2 slides on mobile.
  • Modern Browsers - Owl uses hardware acceleration with CSS3 Translate3d transitions. Its fast and works like a charm! It also supports CSS2 fallbacks to cater for older browsers.
  • New Lazy Load Images - with this feature enabled, slide images ( tags) are only loaded when the relevant slides are displayed (all of the slider's images are NOT loaded up-front).
  • Infinite Looping - introduced with Owl Carousel 2, this feature means that the first slide is now seamlessly displayed after the last slide without any carousel rewind.
  • New Transition Effects - New Owl Carousel transitions include Slide, Fade, Zoom In, Zoom Out, Flip Out X/Y, Rotate Left/Right, Bounce Out, Roll Out and Slide Down.
  • Slide Link Feature - A feature which allows you to create a hover-over link button for any slide within your carousels.
  • Re-Order Slides Facility - Now you can use a 'drag-and-drop' interface to easily re-order your slides within the sliders you create.

Usage Examples

Slide Anything PRO

SLIDE ANYTHING PRO adds the following extra features:

  • MODAL POPUPS - Each slide can now open a MODAL POPUP, which can be an IMAGE popup, a VIDEO EMBED popup (YouTube/Vimeo), a HTML CODE popup or a popup displaying a WordPress SHORTCODE.
  • HERO SLIDER - A Hero Slider is a slider that always is 100% of the width/height of the device it's being viewed on (or 100% of the window width/height if on a desktop device).
  • THUMBNAIL PAGINATION - Allows you to add an area of small clickable thumb images, with each image representing a single slide that can be clicked to navigate to that slide.
  • SHOWCASE CAROUSEL - A Carousel with a width exceeding the width of the container that it's placed in, which results in the left/rightmost visible slides becoming partially visible.

MODAL POPUPS DEMO

HERO SLIDER WITH THUMBNAILS DEMO

SHOWCASE CAROUSEL

Owl Carousel

Owl Carousel is an extremely powerful and flexible carousel/slider JQuery plugin, and it is also free to use! Unfortunately, it's not easy to integrate Owl Carousel into a WordPress site if you are a non-developer, and requires JQuery and PHP coding skills. That is why I developed this plugin.

I use Owl Carousel a in various WordPress sites I develop, specifically where I need the additional flexibility to develop a carousel with a more complex layout, or use a layout not catered for by any existing carousel plugin product.

Please view the FAQ Page for information on how to use Slide Anything.


Releases (50 )

Version Release Date Change Log
2.3.14 2020-05-14
  • YouTube popups now set the slide background to the YouTube thumbnail by default

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2.3.13 2020-04-09
  • Minor bug fix: PHP 'Undefined Index' warnings were sometimes displayed after upgrading to Slide Anything PRO (and the slider was created using the Slide Anything FREE plugin)

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2.3.12 2020-04-07
  • Added a new feature (checkbox) to vertically center content within slides.

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2.3.11 2020-02-13
  • Couple of small bug fixes: Undefined index error for 'popup_shortcode' vairables and hide "SA PRO' advert for non-admin users.

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2.3.9 2019-11-16
  • CSS Style changes for some of the WordPress Dashboard input elements (in response to to the WordPress 5.3 update which changed some default Dashboard styling)

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2.3.8 2019-09-09
  • Added the 'Use UL and LI Containers' checkbox which when checked, 'UL' is used as the DOM element for 'owl-stage' and 'LI' is used as the DOM elements for 'owl-item'

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2.3.7 2019-08-08
  • Added the option to bulk delete slides within the 'Re-Order Slides' page

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2.3.6 2019-06-24
  • Added the 'Show 1 Dot Per Slide' checkbox option which when checked displays 1 pagination dot per slide (instead of 1 pagination dot per page of slides)

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2.3.5 2019-06-04
  • Added the 'Re-Order Slides' sub-page, which allows one to easily change the order of slides within a Slide Anything slider with a 'drag-and-drop' interface

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2.3.4 2019-06-01
  • Added a 'Duplicate Slider' facility so that sliders created can be duplicated or backed-up

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2.3.3 2019-05-26
  • Added Slide Any Post promotional meta box & fixed a couple backend aesthetic issues

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2.3.2 2019-05-23
  • Bug Fix: Fixed 'undefined index' error that sometimes occurs on the WordPress backend when saving Showcase Carousel fields

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2.3.1 2019-04-18
  • Bug Fix: Fixed issue with 'Autohide Arrows' not working properly with Showcase Carousels

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2.2.9 2019-03-14
  • Removed the change added in version 2.2.8 (so reverted back to version 2.2.7)

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2.2.8 2019-03-12
  • Bug Fix: Omit DOCTYPE from HTML front-end code generated.

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2.2.7 2019-02-18
  • Added Showcase Carousel support, which is a new Slide Anything PRO feature.

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2.2.6 2019-02-12
  • Bug Fix - Fixed the PHP Warning "explode() expects parameter 2 to be string, array given in wp-content\plugins\slide-anything\php\slide-anything-admin.php on line 824" some users were experiencing.

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2.2.5 2019-02-09
  • Bug Fix - Optimise front-end code so that no 'background' CSS rules are displayed if the user does not specify a background image/colour for the slide.

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2.2.4 2019-02-09
  • Bug Fix - Do not display the PRO upgrade notice within the WordPress Dashboard if you have already upgraded to the PRO version.

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2.2.3 2019-01-25
  • Bug Fix - Resolved small non-fatal issue to remove "Notice: Undefined index: ../php/slide-anything-frontend.php on line 66" message

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2.2.2 2019-01-23
  • Bug Fix - Issue with "Thumbnail Pagination" data being saved on 'Non-PRO' installations - causing a fatal error.

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2.2.1 2019-01-22
  • Bug Fix - Issue with "Lazy Load Images" feature, and when enabled UTF-8 encoding was broken. Resolved.

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2.2 2019-01-18
  • Added Hero Slider and Thumbnail Pagination support, which are Slide Anything PRO features.

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2.1.21 2018-12-21
  • Replace the 'Load JavaScript during window.onload event' option with a 'Load JavaScript during DOMContentLoaded event' option, which is a much better solution.

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2.1.20 2018-12-17
  • Bug Fix - Fixed an issue where the Slide Anything JavaScript code was not being generated with certain newer themes.

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2.1.19 2018-12-06
  • Small enhancement - The Slide Anything container is now set to hidden (visibility:hidden) until all the slides have been displayed and owl-carousel JavaScript code executed, then the SA container is set to visible (visibility:visible). This presents a cleaner page loading experience without the individual slide containers (DIVS) sometimes being displayed (even for a fraction of a second) prior to slider initialisation.

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2.1.18 2018-12-02
  • Bug Fix - There was an issue on mobile phones when autoplay is disabled, and when you swipe to change current slide then autoplay starts up. This has now been fixed.

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2.1.17 2018-12-02
  • Added a new feature to facilitate owl-carousel 'Lazy Load' images. With this feature enabled, slide images ( tags) are only loaded when the relevant slides are displayed (all of the slider's images are NOT loaded up-front).
2.1.16 2018-11-17
  • Small bug fix that relates to Slide Anything PRO only: Sliders with 'autoplay' enabled were re-starting autoplay when popups were closed.

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2.1.15 2018-11-04
  • Upgraded to the latest version of Owl Carousel (version 2.3.4). Set the 'Mouse Drag' option to disabled by default. Mouse dragging when enabled affects vertical touch-drag scrolling on mobile devices.

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2.1.14 2018-09-23
2.1.13 2018-09-15
  • Bug fix - An array initialisation was causing a crash on hosts using a PHP version prior to 5.4. Changed this array initialisation to now be backwards compatible.

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2.1.12 2018-09-12
  • Added the new feature (checkbox) 'Remove JavaScript Content'. When checked, JavaScript content (
2.1.11 2018-09-05
  • Fixed a bug that occurred when migrating a WP site to another domain location (e.g. transferring a staging/test WP site to a Live WP site). The SA slider would not work on the new domain unless it was re-saved in the back-end. This has now been fixed with this release.

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2.1.9 2018-07-17
  • Added a new 'Use window.onload event' checkbox setting. By default, Slide Anything loads it JavaSctipt/jQuery code during the 'document.ready' event. If this new option is checked, then the JavaSctipt/jQuery code is loaded during the 'window.onload' event, and this event is only executed after all the assets for the page have been loaded - all images, CSS etc. Using this option solves an issue that sometimes occurs when inserting a Slide Anything slider into a Visual Composer full-width section, and these full-width containers are created/calculated dynamically by adding negative left/right margins to the container after the SA JavaScript/jQuery code is executed.

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2.1.8 2018-07-06
  • Added the Slide By 'page' option, which is set by setting the 'Slide By' slider input to 0.
  • For Slide Anything PRO YouTube video popups, added the 'rel=0' paramerter so that related videos are not displayed at the end of a video playback. This has been requested quite a bit, and I have modified the 'Magnific Popup' code so that this parameter is added to the iframe code generated.

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2.1.7 2018-07-04
  • Minor bug fix with new 'Auto Height' feature

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2.1.6 2018-06-30
  • Added a new 'Auto Height' feature, which automatically resizes the height of the slider according to the current slide's height.

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2.1.5 2018-04-06
  • Bug Fix - Issue with using shortcodes within slides. Certain shortcodes can only be displayed on the front-end (i.e. required resources are only loaded on the front-end), so the 'Preview Slider' feature on the Edit Slider page was causing issues for these shortcodes. So I have displayed this 'Preview Slider' feature for sliders where the 'Allow Shortcodes' checkbox is checked.

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2.1.3 2018-02-28
  • Minor bug fix with Slide Anything PRO Software Licensing integration

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2.1.2 2018-01-20
  • Added a new feature to allow you to set slider minimum height in pixels
  • Added a new feature so that each slide within a slider has its own unique CSS ID

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2.1.1 2018-01-20
  • Bug Fix - Owl Carousel changed the CSS Style used for slide images in version 2.3. Changed the CSS style for images back to what was used in version 2.2.1 of Owl Carousel, so that sliders already created on sites continue to look the same.

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2.1.0 2018-01-20
  • Replaced 'Owl Carousel 2.2.1' with 'Owl Carousel 2.3 BETA'.
  • Upgrading Owl Carousel fixes an issue with Slide Anything that has been reported to me on numerous occasions - namely if you switch TABS within your browser, switch to another application, or minimise your browser window, then the Slider/Carousel stops (i.e. no more transitions), and the page needs to be reloaded to 'restart' the slider.
  • Although a BETA, version 2.3 seems pretty stable, and OC has been sitting at version 2.1.1 for over a year now.

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2.0.18 2018-01-19
  • Minor Bug Fix

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1.6 2016-03-17
  • Added Slide Transition setting to set the transition of 1-Items Sliders to a 'fade', 'backSlide', 'goDown' or 'fadeUp' transition effect
  • Added checkboxes to enable/disable mouseDrag and touchDrag carousel settings
  • Some small bug fixes

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1.5 2016-02-08
  • Bug Fix: Fixed issue with some HTML elements/attributes being stripped out when certain shortcodes are used within slide content - found an alternative to KSES sanitization for slide content.
  • Added a new dropdown option 'Background Position' for the slide background of each slide

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1.4 2016-01-31
  • Bug Fix: Added Allow Shortcodes setting. Running shortcodes within Slide Anything may cause issues with some Wordpress Page Builders, and disable this setting will resolve this issue if it occurs.
  • Added a new Items Displayed setting to set the number of slides to be displayed on screen resolutions over 1400 pixels
  • Added a new Autohide Arrows setting to enable/displayed the autohide feature for slider navigation arrows

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1.3 2016-01-17
  • Added setting to add a margin left and right of each slide

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1.1 2016-01-07
  • Added a slider preview feature to the slider edit page - pressing the 'Preview' button displays the slider within a popup window.

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1.0 2016-01-06
  • Initial release of this plugin.

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