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Lightweight Slider

Description

Lightweight Slider is a free and extremely lightweight responsive image slider which uses custom post types and featured images. An easy to use settings page allows full control over slide height, delay between slides, transition duration and animation type.

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Features

  • Extremely lightweight (less than 25kb!)
  • Easy set up using custom post types and featured images
  • Optional pagination and navigation controls
  • Adjustable delay and transition time between slides
  • Choose between fade or slide animation
  • Fully responsive
  • Semantic, minimal HTML
  • No external resources loaded
  • Simple to modify (plugin consists of only three main files)

Limitations

In order to keep this plugin as lightweight as possible it was necessary to make some compromises during development.

  • This slider only works with images
  • You can only create one set of slides per website

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Installation

Installation

  • Choose Plugins > Add New from your WordPress side menu
  • Enter ‘lightweight slider’ in the search plugins box
  • Click the appropriate ‘Install Now’ button
  • Activate the plugin
  • Choose Lightweight Slider from your WordPress side menu
  • Click ‘Add New’ to add new slides
  • Change settings as required
  • Add the ‘lightweight-slider-shortcode’ in square brackets to any page on your website

Reviews

28 de Enero, 2021
This is the fastest Slider i have ever used. I customized it a bit. Now the transitions are much faster and i also inserted some nice svg arrows and some css optimisations. Now i got a lightning fast Slider with great user experience. The only limitation that i'm struggling now is if you want to use more than one slider on your website. It seems that you can insert only one slider..? Is there a possibility to insert 2 sliders with different images..?
10 de Agosto, 2020
I had been using a very popular slider, that was updated frequently, and every time got harder to use, also the loading times seemed to be high. Found Lightweight Slider in google, after search in WP repository offered the most popular (and bloated?) sliders. If you are looking for easy to use light WP slider plugin, this is (the) one. This slider also loads fast. If you want to remove bottom text (and it's background) of slider you may use this custom CSS: .lightweight-slider figcaption { font-size: 222vw; bottom: 100; left: 0; padding: 0rem; margin: 0; width: 100%; text-align: center; animation: caption 0s; } ______________________________________________ You can also leave slide title empty
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Contributors & Developers

“Lightweight Slider” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

1.0.0

  • Initial release of the plugin