May 272014
 
Plugin version: 3.21.0
Last updated: July 22, 2021 (1 week ago)
Tested up to (WP version): WP 5.8
Downloaded: 0
Rating: 5 (out of 5)

Description


With MetaSlider you can create a powerful, SEO-optimized slider, slideshow, carousel, or gallery in minutes with the world’s #1 responsive plugin for image, photo, video (YouTube/Vimeo), layer, html, product, and post feed slides!

Overview

With MetaSlider and MetaSlider Pro, WordPress’s most popular slider plugin, enhancing your blog or website couldn’t be easier! Simply select images, photos, videos and more from your WordPress Media Library, drag and drop them into place, and then set the slide captions, links and SEO fields all from one page.

Meta Slider sliders, slideshows, carousels, and galleries are compatible with the WordPress Block Editor (Gutenberg).

For Site Owners

MetaSlider gives you the power to create a beautiful slider, slideshow, carousel, or gallery on your WordPress site, through the most simple and intuitive plugin interface of any WordPress image, photo, and video plugin. Show off your images, photographs and videos, latest work, or even the products in your online store. MetaSlider’s built-in SEO features ensure that people will have no trouble finding your site and the slider, slide show, gallery and carousel that you create!

For Developers

Create impressive sliders, slideshows, carousels, and galleries for your clients and feel confident that when they take over they will easily be able to maintain it. Meta Slider gives access to much of its functionality through WordPress filters and actions, so you can customise MetaSlider just the way you want.

For Theme Developers

Use MetaSlider’s powerful filters and actions to perfectly customise MetaSlider to your WordPress theme. A perfectly integrated slider, slide show, carousel, and gallery plugin will make your theme more engaging and effective for your users. MetaSlider supports any content type that your users might want: image, photo, video (YouTube/Vimeo), layer, html, product, and post feed.

MetaSlider Pro

For users looking to further customize a slider, slideshow, carousel, or gallery experience, we offer additional power features with MetaSlider Pro.

  • YouTube & Vimeo video slides: Easily include responsive high definition YouTube & Vimeo videos in your slideshows.
  • HTML slides: Create completely customised HTML slides using the inline editor. We’ve even built-in over 50 awesome CSS3 transitions!
  • Layer slides: Create CSS3 animated HTML Layer slides using the built in Drag & Drop WYSIWYG editor.
  • Full-featured text editor to include extra CSS
  • Dynamic Post Feed/Featured Image Slides: Automatically show your latest blog posts, events or WooCommerce products in your slide show.
  • Slide scheduling & slide visibility: Pro customers can now schedule sliders to appear only within specific dates.
  • Custom Themes – build your own theme: MetaSlider now has 11 stunning new and free of charge professional slider themes for you to explore.
  • Thumbnail Navigation: Give your slideshows a gallery feel with Thumbnail Navigation
  • Premium Support

Four Slideshow Types

MetaSlider sliders, slideshows, and carousels feature four responsive slideshow types with 20+ transition effects: Flex Slider 2, Nivo Slider, Responsive Slides, Coin Slider. These sliders support image, photo, video (YouTube/Vimeo), layer, html, product, and post feed slides. Some slide types require MetaSlider Pro.

New Photo Gallery Experience

MetaSlider now features a new gallery experience that supports images and photos. With an easy drag and drop photo gallery builder, you can create a responsive and optimized photo gallery in seconds using the same WordPress Media Gallery images you are already using with MetaSlider sliders, slide shows, and carousels. The Meta Slider photo gallery can be added to any page using a simple shortcode, just like MetaSlider.

We are building the photo gallery following these principles:
* Fast – Using modern best practices, your responsive photo gallery will be faster than ever.
* SEO-focused – Search engines will love your photo gallery.
* Fully WCAG accessible – All users will be able to enjoy your responsive photo gallery.
* Easy to use, fun to master. With advanced photo gallery features for those who need them.

Our responsive photo gallery includes the easy to use features you would expect. You can create a photo gallery, add images to your gallery from the WordPress Media Library, drag and drop images and photos in your gallery to reorder, and add an image alt attribute to your images and photos to ensure that your gallery is SEO friendly. To make sure that your responsive photo gallery looks just right on your WordPress page or post, the Meta Slider gallery allows you to change the image and photo width, max width, min width, and spacing of your gallery.

The MetaSlider photo gallery also offers a distraction free fullscreen mode for gallery editing, and we will soon add to the photo gallery a dark mode and background color selection.

To add your responsive Meta Slider photo gallery to a page, simply click the “add to page” button in your gallery editor to generate a WordPress shortcode that you can drop onto any page or post.

The MetaSlider photo gallery is in development, and we would love to hear your feedback on the gallery and ideas for photo gallery features we should work on next.

Carousel

In addition to creating traditional sliders and slideshows, MetaSlider can be used to build carousels that allow you to show multiple images at any one time. MetaSlider carousels are compatible with all slide types: image, photo, video (YouTube/Vimeo), layer, html, product, and post feed slides. They’re ideal for showing a list of your latest posts or to use as a “Featured Product” slider for your homepage.

Simple and Easy to Use

MetaSlider has a beautiful, intuitive interface that will let you create stunning slideshows with ease. MetaSlider’s simple, easy-to-use slider and gallery building interface allows you to build a beautiful image, photo, video (YouTube/Vimeo), layer, html, product, and post feed slider, slideshow, carousel and gallery that is fast and responsive. With MetaSlider’s drag and drop reordering for your slider, slideshow, carousel, and gallery, you can easily iterate on a design to find the perfect look for your site.

Our simple and intuitive interface is perfect for individual users, developers & clients!

Support for Every Type of Content

MetaSlider provides unrestricted support for your image and photo slider, slide show, carousel, and gallery, including captions, links, title texts and alt text. With the MetaSlider Pro add-on you can also add video (YouTube/Vimeo), layer, html, product, and post feed content to a slider, slide show or carousel.

You can use any combination of MetaSlider Pro slide types for sliders, slideshows, and carousels. For example you can have a slider with an image slide, a post feed slide (that can contain multiple posts), and a video slide. To create this simply add slides as you normally would, selecting the relevant slide type each time.

The Meta Slider gallery currently supports image and photo content that can be added directly from your WordPress Media Library.

Images

This may be the most basic slide type, but it still makes a great impression on any website! Present your beautiful images to a stunning slider, slide show, carousel, or gallery. Image slides are a basic slide type included in Meta Slider. An image slide will display an image with a caption. You can optionally link the slide to a URL of your choice.

Add images to your slide shows directly from your WordPress media manager, add the captions you want, set SEO fields and adjust the settings to display the slideshow just how you like it. Take it further with MetaSlider Pro and use the Theme Editor to change the look of the navigation, the arrows, and the captions.

Photos

Use responsive image slides and filmstrip navigation to create a simple but effective slideshow to show off your beautiful photographs and other images. Add a photo lightbox plugin with our MetaSlider Lightbox add-on to let people view the image as large as possible.

Take your photo portfolio further with Thumbnail Navigation as part of MetaSlider Pro. Thumbnail navigation for photos adds a carousel row of thumbnails below your slider or slideshow. You can customize the photo thumbnails to optimize the most engaging experience for your site visitors.

Animated Layer Slides

With MetaSlider Pro you can create animated Layer Slides for your slider, slideshow, or carousel. Create CSS3 animated HTML Layer slides using the built in drag and drop editor. Meta Slider Layer Slides are ideal for easily creating eye catching slider presentations and slide shows using stunning effects with 50 animation options and a beautiful, easy to use interface. Layers can include text, html, images, photos, videos and even shortcodes! Layer Slide users also benefit from additional optimisation and customisation options, including using a video as the slide background and adjusting the padding and background colour of each layer.

Post Feed Slides

With MetaSlider Pro you can create Post Feed slides to automatically show your latest content, blog posts, events or WooCommerce products in your slider, slide show, or carousel. MetaSlider Post Feed slides dynamically pull in slides based on your WordPress posts, using the featured image as the slide. They are also commonly known as “Content Sliders”, “Featured Sliders”, “Post Sliders” or “Dynamic Sliders”.

The post feed slide settings allow you to control which post types you want to display, the order to display them in and to restrict the posts to certain tags or categories. You can customise the caption template with a selection of template tags including {title}, {excerpt}, {author} and {date}. As with all our other slide types a Post Feed slide can appear in combination with any other slide type.

Post Feed slides can be used to show one post at a time but they work particularly well in carousel mode (as above) allowing you to show off a large number of your latest posts in a small amount of space.

Video Slides

With MetaSlider Pro you can easily include responsive high definition YouTube & Vimeo videos in your slider, slideshow, or carousel. A video slide will display a video in your slide show directly from Vimeo or YouTube. The video will automatically pause if the user skips to the next slide.

Simply add the URL of your video to a YouTube or Vimeo slide and Meta Slider will add it to your slider, slideshow, or carousel. Either create a slide show full of you favourite videos or mix it in between slides of other types to get just the result that you want.

If you select the FlexSlider option with video slides you can take advantage of MetaSliders play/pause functionality. This means that you can have your slideshow autoplay but will pause when you set a video to play and carry on once the video has finished. You could even have the slider or slide show autoplay to give you a smooth, completely automatic presentation!

HTML Overlay Slides

With MetaSlider Pro you can create completely customized HTML slides using the inline editor. We’ve even built-in over 50 awesome CSS3 transitions!

External URL Slides

With MetaSlider Pro you can create External URL Slides to load images for your slider, slideshow, or carousel directly from non-WordPress sources, for example CDN’s or image hosts.

Sliders Make Any Site More Engaging

Portfolio Sites

Add some photos to your slider, slideshow, or carousel as layer slides, then add a layer covering the image set to a semi-transparent colour to give a fantastic overlay. Then add some text that animates in to give some details about your company. Select the stretch option so that your slider, slideshow, or carousel fills the screen to really make an impact. Underneath that, add an image slide showing some of your latest work. Add our MetaSlider Lightbox add-on plugin to let you zoom-in on the work. Or you could add a post slide in carousel mode, set to display a post type of your client with their logo as the featured image.

Photography Sites

Use image slides and filmstrip navigation to create a simple but effective slider or slideshow to show off your beautiful photographs and other images. Add a lightbox plugin with our MetaSlider Lightbox add-on to let people view the image as large as possible.

Online Store

With MetaSlider Pro, add a slider or slideshow with layer slides showing off your latest offers at the top and a carousel post slide at the bottom displaying your products post type. MetaSlider works nicely with Woocommerce and allows you to use information such as the product price in the post slide template.

News Site or Blog

With MetaSlider Pro, show off your featured story or use a Post Slide to show your latest posts with a slider, slideshow, or carousel.

Use simple image slides to show images relating to a featured story. Combine that with a slider or slide show, set to carousel mode, containing a post slide to display other stories. Use the Theme Editor to move and style the captions to fit your theme.

Optimized for Speed

MetaSlider is Fast – only the minimum JavaScript/CSS is included on your page to power your slider, slideshow, carousel, or gallery. We have optimized the Meta Slider plugin so that your images, photos, videos (YouTube/Vimeo), layers, html slides, products, and post feeds, load quickly without slowing down your website visitors’ experience.

Unsplash Integration

MetaSlider is integrated with Unsplash to access free images and photos via Unsplash.com for your slider, slideshow, carousel, and gallery. Finding the right image or photo can be the hardest part of creating a compelling slider, slide show, carousel, or gallery, and MetaSlider makes this process easy for you by never leaving your WordPress plugin interface.

Responsive and SEO-optimized

MetaSlider is a responsive, SEO-optimized WordPress plugin that lets you create a slider, slideshow, carousel, and gallery in seconds that are responsive and SEO-optimized.

Your MetaSlider responsive slider, slideshow, carousel, or gallery will adapt to the width of the device they’re being displayed on, including desktop, mobile or tablet. The content will be responsive regardless of the type of content you use: image, photo, video (YouTube/Vimeo), layer, html, product, and post feed slides.

The Meta Slider SEO tab lets you set image title and alt text for your slides. The title text should provide additional information about the slide, whereas the alt text should be used to describe the image itself. This data allows search engines to ‘read’ your slides and helps with search engine rankings!

Powerful Editing Options

In addition to MetaSlider simple and easy to use drag and drop features, our slider, slide show, gallery, and carousel plugin for WordPress offers many powerful features. Whether you are someone running a site who wants to make a great first impression with beautiful photos or someone making websites for clients, Meta Slider enables you to create the perfect customized experience. These editing features support any content type, including image, photo, video (YouTube/Vimeo), layer, html, product, and post feed.

  • Full width slider and gallery support to match your site design, compatible with any WordPress theme that you choose to use.
  • Intelligent Image Cropping: Unique Smart Crop functionality ensures your slides are perfectly resized. No fuss.
  • Smart Pad: WWith cropping disabled, Smart Pad automatically adds padding to portrait images allowing you to mix portrait and landscape images and maintain a consistent slideshow height.
  • Drag and Drop editor: Includes drag and drop slide reordering, intelligent image cropping, set image crop position.
  • Slider configuration: transition effect, speed, timing, plus many more!
  • Live Theme Editor: With MetaSlider Pro you can create unlimited themes and preview them on-the-fly.
  • Thumbnail Navigation (Pro): MetaSlider Pro adds in 2 new types of slider and slideshow navigation:
    • “Thumbnail” will output a static row of thumbnails below the slideshow. Compatible with Flex and Nivo Slider.
    • “Filmstrip” will output a carousel style row of thumbnails below the slideshow (with left and right navigation) – perfect if you have lots of slides! Compatible with Flex Slider.

Flexible Workflow

MetaSlider is optimized for a fast and flexible workflow. You can preview your slider, slideshow, carousel, or gallery directly from the editor in the Meta Slider dashboard. You can create the perfect design without switching back and forth between the dashboard and your page or post.

Adding a MetaSlider slider, slideshow, carousel, or gallery is as easy as adding a shortcode to your WordPress page or post. The shortcode workflow creates maximum flexibility for embedding Meta Slider exactly where it will be most effective.

Slider Themes

MetaSlider Pro introduces the Meta Slider Theme Editor. MetaSlider Pro includes 11 free professional and responsive slide show themes for sliders, slideshows, and carousels. These themes enable you to effortlessly create beautiful and effective sliders, slideshows, and carousels designed by professionals.

The MetaSlider theme editor also allows you to create your own slider, slideshow, and carousel themes to use across your sites where you install Meta Slider. With these themes you can perfectly display any content, including image, photo, video (YouTube/Vimeo), layer, html, product, and post feed slides.

Import/Export Sliders

With slider, slideshow, and carousel import/export you can move your perfectly designed sliders between your websites or your clients’ websites. Instead of recreating your settings on every website, export your slider, slideshow, or carousel with one click and import it to another WordPress suite just as easily with Meta Slider.
Gutenberg Block Editor Ready
MetaSlider has been designed to also work seamlessly with the new Gutenberg WordPress Block Editor by using our Gutenberg block. We give you ultimate flexibility to embed Meta Slider into your WordPress website using a Gutenberg block, shortcode, or widget.

Fully Localized with Translation Support

MetaSlider is compatible with some of the most popular WordPress translation plugins, including WPML, PolyLang & qTranslate. You can make sure that your slider, slideshow, carousel, or gallery are fully localized for your audiences around the world. Localization supports any content you include in your slider, including image, photo, video (YouTube/Vimeo), layer, html, product, and post feed slides.

Lightbox Support

MetaSlider offers responsive image and photo lightbox support with the MetaSlider Lightbox add-on, allowing slides to be opened in a lightbox, using one of several supported lightbox plugins, including Easy FancyBox, Simple Lightbox, and FooBox Image Lightbox.

Plugin Integrations

MetaSlider is integrated with other popular WordPress plugins including WooCommerce, the Events Calendar, and WPML, to enable you to seamlessly show the most engaging content to your audience in a slider, slide show, carousel, or gallery.

Popular events management plugin The Events Calendar can be used in conjunction with MetaSlider’s new Post Feed Slides. MetaSlider detects if you have The Events Calendar plugin activated and offers you the ability to order by event date so you can show off your upcoming events in a slider, slideshow, or carousel.

Advanced Developer Features

In addition to being the easiest to use WordPress slider, slideshow, carousel, and gallery plugin, MetaSlider also offers advanced developer features that make Meta Slider the most powerful plugin to create a slider, slideshow, carousel, and gallery:

  • Developer Friendly, with extensive hooks & filters – Meta Slider exposes its functionality through WordPress filters and actions, so you can customise Meta Slider just the way you want
  • Advanced theme editor to design the perfect slider, slide show, or carousel
  • WordPress Multi Site compatible

Special Thanks to the Sliders that we Support

You can read more about them here:
* Flex Slider
* Responsive Slides
* Coin Slider
* Nivo Slider

Find out more at metaslider.com

Follow us on Twitter: @wpmetaslider

Template and Pattern Library

MetaSlider now includes access to the Extendify template and pattern library that can be accessed by clicking the “Library” button in the menu bar of the editor. We provide a variety of templates and patterns to serve different use cases and are adding more templates every week. Click on features -> MetaSlider to see patterns that incorporate the MetaSlider block.

Note: Templates and patterns rely on blocks and styling applied by the Editor Plus plugin. The Editor Plus plugin is required when importing a template or pattern. If you uninstall Editor Plus, the templates and patterns will still display on your site, but the styling may be affected. Additionally, stock images included in the templates are hosted by Extendify. We recommend replacing the images or adding them to your media library directly.

Privacy

MetaSlider uses a custom API to fetch templates and patterns from the Extendify template and pattern library. To improve the service and stability we store logs which may contain the following:

  • browser type
  • referring site
  • date and time of request
  • category selection or search term
  • anonymized IP address

API requests are only made when a user clicks on the Library button.

For more details on our privacy policy: https://extendify.com/privacy-policy
For more details on our terms of service: https://extendify.com/terms-of-service

Privacy Policy:

MetaSlider uses the Appsero SDK to collect non-sensitive diagnostic data upon a user’s confirmation. This data helps us to troubleshoot problems faster & make product improvements.
Meta Slider only collects this diagnostic data when a user allows it via a notice in WP Admin or MetaSlider settings. View our privacy policy.



FAQ


https://www.metaslider.com/documentation/

How do I include a slideshow in the header of my site?

Video Guide:

Text Guide:

You will need to paste the “Template Include” code into your theme (you can find this in the ‘Usage’ section underneath the slideshow settings)

  • Go to Appearance > Editor in WordPress
  • Edit a file called ‘header.php’ (or similar)
  • Find the correct place to add it (for example above or below the logo)
  • Paste in the code and save.

I only want to show the slideshow on my homepage, how can I do that?

Add the ‘restrict_to’ parameter to the shortcode, eg:

[metaslider id=XXX restrict_to=home]");

Theme specific instructions:

https://www.metaslider.com/documentation/theme-integration/

It’s not working – what can I do?

Check out the troubleshooting page here:

https://www.metaslider.com/documentation/troubleshooting/

MetaSlider is cropping my images in the wrong place – what can I do?

See https://www.metaslider.com/documentation/image-cropping/



Screenshots:


  1. MetaSlider - for live demos see https://www.metaslider.com/examples/

    MetaSlider - for live demos see https://www.metaslider.com/examples/

  2. Gallery example - Create impressive galleries

    Gallery example - Create impressive galleries

  3. Includes 11 professional slider themes

    Includes 11 professional slider themes

  4. Free images - Direct from Unsplash.com

    Free images - Direct from Unsplash.com

  5. Easily preview sliders from the admin

    Easily preview sliders from the admin

  6. Integrates directly in Gutenberg

    Integrates directly in Gutenberg



Other notes:




Latest Change log entry:


  • FEATURE: Adds MetaSLider patterns to editor Library
  • FIX: Fixes incorrect support URL link


Tags:


carousel, gallery, image slider, slider, slideshow

+ Jason's Comments

I’ll apply my affiliate commission to support you, if you use my Meta Slider affiliate link to upgrade to Meta Slider Pro – Single Site License which adds support for YouTube & Vimeo slides, HTML slides, Layer slides with CSS3 animations, Dynamic Post Feed/Featured Image Slides (content slider), Custom Themes, Thumbnail Navigation, Premium Support.


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