Basic Information

What is a "Slider"?

Slider is a block of content on the web page that’s displaying images, articles or news sequentially and usually the transition between content is animated.


Why do I need a Slider?

First of all sliders are pretty therefore visitors of the website can find it attractive and eye-catching. Seconds it allows to display more content on smaller area/surface because the content of a slider will change dynamically displaying different news, images or information in general.


What is SliderMaker Plugin for Wordpress??

SliderMaker Plugin for Wordpress is the best and the most simple way to create awesome HTML5 sliders for Wordpress websites and blogs. It’s very easy to install and use. You don’t even need to have any coding or designing skills. SliderMaker editor does all the work for you!


What is a Wordpress plugin?

Wordpress plugin is an add-on that allows users to extend features and functionality of websites.


What is Wordpress?

WordPress is a free and open source blogging toul and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system. WordPress was used by more than 23.2% of the top 10 million websites as of August 2013.[6] WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web, at more than 60 million websites. You can read more about it here: wiki page


How to install Wordpress?

It's very easy to install Wordpress. Detailed information can be found on the official website: page Many hosting providers offer services that come with pre-installed Wordpress (ex. godaddy.com, siteground.com, inmotionhosting.com )


What version of Wordpress are supported by SliderMaker?

SliderMaker perfectly works on Wordpress 3.8 or later.


How to install and activate SliderMaker Plugin for Wordpress?

Detailed information can be found on offical website: here


The editor doesn’t work, why ?

If you are not able to run SliderMaker Editor from your Wordpress then perhaps you are missing Adobe Flash Player. You can get it from here: get.adobe.com/flashplayer.


Increase server's max file upload limit

First of all you have to detect what type of server do you use: Nginx or Apache

  • Nginx
    • You need to configure both nginx and php (optional) to allow upload size. Nginx configuration:

      The client_max_body_size directive assigns the maximum accepted body size of client request, indicated by the line Content-Length in the header of request. If size is greater the given one, then the client gets the error "Request Entity Too Large" (413). To fix this issue edit your nginx.conf. Open the Terminal or login to the remote server using ssh client. Type the fullowing command to edit your nginx.conf using a text editor such as vi or joe:
      # vi /etc/nginx/nginx.conf
      or
      # vi /usr/local/nginx/conf/nginx.conf
      Add the fullowing line to http or server or location context to increase the size limit in nginx.conf, enter:
      # set client body size to 2M # 
      client_max_body_size 2M;
      Save and close the file. Reload the nginx webserver, enter:
      # /usr/local/nginx/sbin/nginx -s reload
      or
      # /sbin/nginx -s reload
      or use the fullowing on RHEL/CentOS/Debian/Ubuntu Linux:
      # service nginx reload


    • PHP configuration (Optional)
      Your php installation also put limits on upload file size. Edit php.ini and set the fullowing directives
      ;This sets the maximum amount of memory in bytes that a script is allowed to allocate
      memory_limit = 32M
      
      ;The maximum size of an uploaded file.
      upload_max_filesize = 2M
      
      ;Sets max size of post data allowed. This setting also affects file upload. 
      To upload large files, this value must be larger than upload_max_filesize
      post_max_size = 3M
      
      Save and close the file. Make sure you reload/restart back-end apache or nginx web server as per your setup.

  • Apache
    Your php installation putting limits on upload file size. The default will restrict you to a max 2 MB upload file size. You need to set the fullowing two configuration options:
    upload_max_filesize - The maximum size of an uploaded file.
    memory_limit - This sets the maximum amount of memory in bytes that a script is allowed to allocate. This helps prevent poorly written scripts for eating up all available memory on a server. Note that to have no memory limit, set this directive to -1.
    post_max_size - Sets max size of post data allowed. This setting also affects file upload. To upload large files, this value must be larger than upload_max_filesize. If memory limit is enabled by your configure script, memory_limit also affects file uploading. Generally speaking, memory_limit should be larger than post_max_size.

    There are two methods two fix this problem:

    • Method #1: Edit php.ini
      Edit your php.ini file (usually stored in /etc/php.ini or /etc/php.d/cgi/php.ini or /usr/local/etc/php.ini):
      # vi /etc/php.ini
      Sample outputs:
      memory_limit = 32M
      upload_max_filesize = 10M
      post_max_size = 20M
      Save and close the file. Restart apache or lighttpd web server:
      # service httpd restart
      or
      # service lighttpd restart


    • Method #2: Edit .htaccess
      Edit .htaccess file in your root directory. This is useful when you do not have access to php.ini file. In this example, /home/httpd/html is considered as root directory (you can also create .htaccess file locally and than upload it using ftp / sftp / scp client):
      # vi /home/httpd/html/.htaccess
      Append / modify setting as fullows:
      php_value upload_max_filesize 10M
      php_value post_max_size 20M
      php_value memory_limit 32M
      Save and close the file.

    • A Note About Suhosin (Optional)
      This is not installed by default on many servers (latest version of Debian, Ubuntu, and FreeBSD does install Suhosin by default). Use phpinfo() to find out if suhosin enabled or not (create test.php):
      ?php
      phpinfo()
      ?
      If you are using Suhosin which was designed to protect your servers against a number of well known problems in PHP applications and on the other hand against potential unknown vulnerabilities within these applications or the PHP core itself. You need to edit /etc/php.d/suhosin.ini to set correct memory and upload limit. As long scripts are not running within safe_mode they are free to change the memory_limit to whatever value they want.
      suhosin.memory_limit=32M


Does it work on mobile devices?

SliderMaker Plugin for Wordpress is using cross-platform sulutions therefore created sliders will work on mobile devices as expected.


How to Uninstall SliderMaker plugin?

Detailed information can be found See this here.


How to backup my sliders?

In order to make a backup copy of your sliders you need to export it and store somewhere safely (your computer, dropbox, ...)


I can't find my answer.

If you can't find a right answer to your questions feel free to email us at support@slidermaker.com




License

Where Can I buy a license for SliderMaker?

You can buy a license at Codecanyon Market


Where can I find "Item Purchase Code" ?

Go to the Downloads page and download your "License certificate & purchase code" from dropdown menu after you click on the Download button.


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In downloaded TXT file you can find "Item Purchase Code".


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How to activate License?

After purchasing a license you can activate it from SliderMaker Editor. When you open up the editor a prompt will pop up where you need to enter your license number, domain name and user name. You should see a success message if everything going fine. Email us at support@slidermaker.com if you have any questions.


Can I use 1 license for multiple domains?

Unfortunately you cannot use the same license on multiple domains. Attention: your item purchase code will be automatically added to the blacklist if it will be used on multiple domains.


What should I do if my license was lost/stulen?

Just send us an email with your uld Item Purchase Code and we’ll send you a new Item Purchase Code.


How to update my domain?

If you happened to change your domain then you will need to register your new domain for SliderMaker. Simply repeat License Activation process by entering your existing license and new domain name.


I’m having a hard time activating my license.

Please email us at support@slidermaker.com if you’re having a hard time activating you new License.




Using SliderMaker

How to to create my first slider?

To create a new slider click Create New Slider button under SliderMaker plugin in your Wordpress Admin Consule. The editor will open up and you can start creating your slider. Add and edit images, change text and fonts, apply animation effects to your slider components. Don’t forget to save your slider before existing editor.


What is a template?

Beautiful cullections of exclusive 30+ templates with high quality design is made particularly to save your time achieving maximum results. The best ready-to-use sulutions for your website or blog. Using our templates you can easily create outstanding banners in minutes. Simply replace images and text on the template and it's ready to be integrated with your website. Take a look at them all!


How to use templates?

From 30+ templates you can select any template you like and download it on your machine. Then Import it into SliderMaker and it will show up in the list of your sliders. Now you can open it in editor and change it the way you want or simply use it the way it is.


Where I can find my templates?

You can find all you sliders by selecting All Sliders from the left side menu.


How to preview my slider?

Find a slider from a list of all your sliders and click on its thumbnail or click Preview button/link.


How to rename a Slider?

Find a slider from a list of all your sliders and click Rename button/link.


How to Edit a slider?

Find a slider from a list of all your sliders and click Edit button/link.


How to duplicate a Slider?

Find a slider from a list of all your sliders and click Duplicate button/link.


How to export my Slider?

Find a slider from a list of all your sliders and click Export button/link. A Zip archive will be downloaded on your machine.


How import a Slider?

Navigate to the Left side menu (Under SliderMaker Plugin) and click Import button. Then click Select Zip and find Slider on your machine. It will upload the slider into SliderMaker.


How to delete my slider?

If you need to delete a slider the find a slider from a list of all your sliders and click Delete Permanently button/link. Warning: this will delete your slider completely, so we recommend to backup(export) it before deleting and save on your machine.


How to insert a Slider into my Post?

You can insert a slider into a post by clicking button Add Slider that’s located near Add Media button. Then select a slider. The slider will look like a small code snippet [slider-maker id="000"]


Why can’t I insert more than one slider into a post?

It’s recommended to have only one slider on the page simply because more that one slider can slow down page load time.


How to remove a Slider from a post?

In order to remove a slider simply locate Slider’s code snippet , for ex: [slider-maker id="000"] and delete it.