Revolution Slider is a premium slider available as a WordPress plugin, jQuery plugin, and as a Concrete5 add-on. It’s gained huge popularity in the WordPress community due to it’s huge range of features and ease of use. In this review we’re going to cover just a few of the features of the Revolution Slider WordPress Plugin, and then we’ll show you just how easy it is to make your own sliders from scratch.
The plugin is responsive ready and includes multiple slider layout options to make your life easier. Choose from fixed, custom, auto-responsive and full-screen. The Fixed and Custom layout options allow you to set your slider size using exact pixels, and with the Custom option you have additional options to vary the slider size at various screen widths. Or if you don’t want to put effort into calculating your sizes, you can use the Auto-Responsive option that will automatically create slides that match the width of your theme (you still need to set the layer container size however). The most unique layout option is Full-Screen. With this option you can create fantastic sliders that literally fill your entire screen, no matter the size of your browser or device (you can even use this option to add full screen sliders with videos for even more impact).
Revolution Slider makes it easy for your to create custom sliders by adding in options for just about everything. Choose your slide delay, navigation arrows, slider location (add margins), add media layers, select slide transition and more all using the drop-down menus throughout the plugin.
Add text, links, images and videos with a few clicks of your mouse. This gives you the ability to create information rich slides that your readers and clients will be able to identify with. Plus each of these media types is added as its own layer with unique animations, timing and styles that you set using Revolution Sliders super options.
Revolution Slider Guide
First you’ll nee to get a copy of the Slider Revolution WordPress Plugin. After you’ve installed the plugin, it should add a menu item to your main WordPress dashboard. Now you can start building your sliders!
You have two options – begin from scratch, or snag a free export file from the Revolution Slider demo to help get you started (just click on the “Example Files” link on the right upper section of their site). If you choose to import a sample slider, click on the Import button, browse for your sample file and click Upload.
How To Create A New Revolution Slider
Step 1 – Click on the Revolution Slider sidebar item in your admin section, then click the Create New Slider button.
Step 2 – Insert a slider name and alias. The alias text will generate a shortcode that can be used in the editing field of pages or posts.
Step 3 – Then select the Source Type. If you choose Posts or Specific Posts, please refer to the Revolution Slider Docs for information on how to set that up.
Step 4 – Then select the Slider Layout type, each type will have its own settings. Set the Grid and Responsive settings here also. View the layout example diagram below this area to understand what each section is.
Step 5 – On the right hand side are many other options you can set. All are self explanatory with descriptions. Test them out.
Step 6 – Once you are done, click Create Slider and your new slider will be made.
How To Import Revolution Sliders
Step 1 – Go the the Revolution Slider tab in your WP Admin, and click the Import Slider button.
Step 2 – Choose the .ZIP file of the slider you’d like to import.
Step 3 – Once you’ve chosen the .ZIP file, an Import Slider button will appear.
Step 4 – Click the Import Slider button, and wait for it to finish uploading.
Step 5 – Once it’s finished uploading, you will now see your imported slider in the list of Revolution Sliders available.
How To Export Revolution Sliders
Step 1 – Go the the Revolution Slider tab in your WP Admin, and open the slider you’d like to export.
Step 2 – Switch to the Slider Settings tab on the top of the page.
Step 3 – On the right, you will find the ‘Import / Export / Replace’ dropdown. Click it to expand the tab and view the options.
Step 4 – Switch to the Export tab, and click the Export Slider button.
Step 5 – Once it’s finished downloading, you will receive a .ZIP file of your slider.