Placid Slider

  1. Installation
  2. Steps to create new slider
  3. Slider Types
    1. Recent Posts Slider
    2. Category Slider
    3. Custom Slider
    4. Taxonomy Slider
    5. Image Slider
    6. Facebook Slider
    7. Instagram Slider
    8. Flickr Slider
    9. 500px Slider
    10. YouTube Playlist Slider
    11. YouTube Search Slider
    12. Vimeo Slider
    13. NextGen Gallery Slider
    14. WooCommerce Slider
    15. WP Ecommerce Slider
    16. Event Manager Slider
    17. Event Calendar Slider
    18. Post Attachments Slider
    19. RSS feed Slider
  4. Easy builder Settings
    1. Basic Settings
    2. Miscellaneous
    3. Image Controls
    4. Text Controls
    5. Navigation Panel
  5. Transitions
  6. Settings Panel
    1. Slider Preview
    2. Basic Settings
    3. Slide Settings
    4. Navigation Panel
    5. Miscellaneous
  7. Global Settings
  8. Manage Sliders
  9. Template Tag
  10. Shortcodes
  11. Widgets
  12. Quicktag
    1. Recent Post Slider
    2. Category Slider
    3. Custom Slider
    4. Taxonomy Slider
    5. WooCommerce Slider
    6. Ecommerce Slider
    7. Event Manager Slider
    8. Event Calendar Slider
    9. RSS Feed Slider
    10. Post Attachments Slider
    11. NextGen Gallery Slider
    12. Facebook Slider
    13. Flickr Slider
    14. Instagram Slider
    15. 500px Slider
    16. YouTube Slider
    17. Vimeo Slider
  13. WPML
  14. qTranslate
  15. FAQ's
    1. Disable the linking of the slide to any URL
    2. Open the Slide anchor link in new browser window
    3. Create multiple settings for Placid slider
    4. Change the number of slides in Placid
    5. Create scrolling navigation in Placid
    6. Change the slider orientation
    7. Control the slide scroll speed
    8. Apply grayscale effect on slides
    9. Enable image title text on hover
    10. Retain specific HTML tags
    11. Change Read More text or remove it completely
    12. Open Placid Slider images in Lightbox
    13. Randomize slides in Placid Slider
    14. Create custom slides that are neither Posts nor Pages
    15. Specify your own CSS rules to Placid slider elements
    16. Specify Google Fonts for various text elements in Placid
    17. Make Pure Image Slider
    18. Enable or disable Preview Section
    19. Export Placid Slider settings to a file
    20. Import Placid Slider settings from a file
    21. Pause on Hover
    22. Disable Sliders on Mobiles and Tablets
    23. Slide Expiry Date
    24. Advance taxonomy shortcode support

Installation

The easy way
1. Download the plugin (.zip file)
2. In your Admin, go to menu Plugins > Add
3. Select the tab “Upload”
4. Upload the .zip file you just downloaded
5. Activate the plugin
6. A new menu will appear in your Admin

The old way (FTP)
1. Once you buy the plugin, you will get zip folder.
2. Unzip the folder and Upload `placid-slider` folder to the `/wp-content/plugins/` directory
3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
4. A new menu will appear in your Admin

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Steps to create new slider

In Placid Slider, creating new slider is very easy. You just need to follow few steps and slider will get create.
Go to Admin panel => Placid Slider => Create new => Choose your slider type (Custom slider) =>

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Specify slider name as per your requirement and click on Next =>

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Select Skin (default) and click on Next =>

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Choose Layout and click on Next.

1. Default skin Layouts:

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2. Logo skin Layouts:

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Your slider’s Easy builder will get appeared. Now to add slides into slider, click on Add slides option then popup box will get open choose any type of slide like blank/post/page/media/social networking sites and insert into slider.

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Slider Types

NOTE: While creating a new Slider there will be some types that will be present by default. But for some such as WooCommerce Slider, Post Attachments Slider, RSS Feed Slider etc. will not been shown unless the plugin is activated. Ones the plugin is activated it will list the following in Slider Types.

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Recent Posts Slider

Recent Post Slider will shows your recent posts, which you have created in WordPress’s post section.

Step by step process to create Recent Posts Placid Slider:

Go to Admin panel => Placid Slider => Create new => Choose your slider type (Recent Posts slider) =>

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Specify slider name as per your requirement and click on Next =>

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Select Skin (default) and click on Next =>

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Choose Layout and click on Next.

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Your slider will get appeared with Easy builder. On Easy builder you can change all types of settings as per your requirement. Use respective shortcode or template tag to display on front end.

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Category Slider

Category Slider will shows your category posts, which you have selected to fetch into slider as a slide.

Step by step process to create Category Placid Slider:

Go to Admin panel => Placid Slider => Create new => Choose your slider type (Category slider) =>

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Specify slider name as per your requirement, select category (All your category list will appear in select box) and click on Next =>

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Select Skin (default) and click on Next =>

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Choose Layout and click on Next.

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Your slider will get appeared with Easy builder. On Easy builder you can change all types of settings as per your requirement. Use respective shortcode or template tag to display slider on front end.

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Custom Slider

In Placid Slider, creating new slider is very easy. You just need to follow few steps and slider will get create.
Go to Admin panel => Placid Slider => Create new => Choose your slider type (Custom slider) =>

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Specify slider name as per your requirement and click on Next =>

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Select Skin (default) and click on Next =>

placid_skin_logo

Choose Layout and click on Next.

1. Default skin Layouts:

placid_layout_default

2. Logo skin Layouts:

placid_layout_logo

Your slider’s Easy builder will get appeared. Now to add slides into slider, click on Add slides option then popup box will get open choose any type of slide like blank/post/page/media/social networking sites and insert into slider.

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Taxonomy Slider

In Placid Slider, we are providing inbuilt support for Taxonomy add-on. You can fetch various types of posts into slider using taxonomy parameter.

Step by step process to create Taxonomy Placid Slider:

Go to Admin panel => Placid Slider => Create new => Choose your slider type (Taxonomy slider) =>

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Specify slider name as per your requirement,
Post Type: select type of posts to fetch. e.g. post, pages, revision,

Taxonomy: Choose any type of taxonomy from select box. e.g. category, post_tag, post_format.

Terms: Depending on selection of taxonomy related terms will get appeared.

Operator: Choose operator to get posts with relation.

Author: Select Author to fetch particular author’s posts.

and click on Next =>

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Select Skin (default) and click on Next =>

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Choose Layout and click on Next.

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Your slider will get appeared with Easy builder. On Easy builder you can change all types of settings as per your requirement. Use respective shortcode or template tag to display slider on front end.

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Image Slider

Image slider is a best option to show slideshow of images in attractive manner. In Image slider you can use your media images or you can upload from outside.

Step by step process to create Image Placid Slider:

Go to Admin panel => Placid Slider => Create new => Choose your slider type (Image slider) =>

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Specify slider name as per your requirement and click on Next =>

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Select Skin (default) and click on Next =>

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Choose Layout and click on Next =>

1. Default skin Layouts:

placid_layout_default

2. Logo skin Layouts:

placid_layout_logo

Upload Images and click on Next.

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Your slider will get appeared with Easy builder. On Easy builder you can change all types of settings as per your requirement. Use respective shortcode or template tag to display on front end.

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Facebook Slider

Facebook slider, will fetch images and respective content of image into slider. To create facebook slider, you need to create API key on facebook

Steps to create Facebook API key:
1. Click on this link to create Facebook App. If site asks for login. Please login to facebook account.

2. Click on Create new App.

3. Provide your details and create app

4. You will get App after successfully complete process.

Put your into Admin panel => Placid Slider => Global settings => API Keys => Facebook App key and save changes.

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Make sure that while adding the Secret key in the settings it is added correctly as it is hidden initially.

Step by step process to create Facebook Placid Slider:

Go to Admin panel => Placid Slider => Create new => Choose your slider type (Facebook slider) =>

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Specify slider name as per your requirement, put facebook page url to fetch album and select album to fetch images. click on Next =>

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Select Skin (default) and click on Next =>

placid_skin_logo

Choose Layout and click on Next.

1. Default skin Layouts:

placid_layout_default

2. Logo skin Layouts:

placid_layout_logo

Your slider will get appeared with Easy builder. On Easy builder you can change all types of settings as per your requirement. Use respective shortcode or template tag to display on front end.

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Instagram Slider

Instagram slider, will fetch images and respective content of image into slider. To create Instagram slider, you need to create Access Token on Instagram.

Steps to create Instagram Client ID:
1. You need to create Instagram account using mobile Instagram App.

2. First, create Access Token for Instagram. Please visit to this link for details to create Access token for Instagram.

Put your Access token into into Admin panel => Placid Slider => Global settings => API Keys => Instagram Client ID and save changes.

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Step by step process to create Instagram Placid Slider:

Go to Admin panel => Placid Slider => Create new => Choose your slider type (Instagram slider) =>

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Specify slider name as per your requirement, put Username of instagram to fetch images and click on Next =>

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Select Skin (default) and click on Next =>

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Choose Layout and click on Next.

1. Default skin Layouts:

placid_layout_default

2. Logo skin Layouts:

placid_layout_logo

Your slider will get appeared with Easy builder. On Easy builder you can change all types of settings as per your requirement. Use respective shortcode or template tag to display on front end.

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Flickr Slider

Flickr slider, will fetch images and respective content of image into slider. To create Flickr slider, you need to create API Key on Flickr.

Steps to create Flickr Client ID:
1. Click on this link to create Flickr API Key. If site asks for login. Please login to Flickr account.

2. Click on Create new App.

3. Provide your information and get API get

Put your into Admin panel => Placid Slider => Global settings => API Keys => Flickr API Key and save changes.

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Step by step process to create Flickr Placid Slider:

Go to Admin panel => Placid Slider => Create new => Choose your slider type (Flickr slider) =>

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Specify slider name as per your requirement, select type User or Album. put User ID if you have User else Album ID of flickr to fetch images and click on Next =>

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Select Skin (default) and click on Next =>

placid_skin_logo

Choose Layout and click on Next.

1. Default skin Layouts:

placid_layout_default

2. Logo skin Layouts:

placid_layout_logo

Your slider will get appeared with Easy builder. On Easy builder you can change all types of settings as per your requirement. Use respective shortcode or template tag to display on front end.

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500px Slider

500px slider, will fetch images and respective content of image into slider. To create 500px slider, you need to create Consumer Key on 500px.

Steps to create 500px Consumer ID:
1. Click on this link to create 500px API Key. If site asks for login. Please login to 500px account.

2. Click on Register your Appication.

3. Provide related information and get APP ID

Put your into Admin panel => Placid Slider => Global settings => API Keys => 500px Consumer Key and save changes.

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Step by step process to create 500px Placid Slider:

Go to Admin panel => Placid Slider => Create new => Choose your slider type (500px slider) =>

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Specify slider name as per your requirement, select type of slider e.g. popular, fresh. click on Next =>

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Select Skin (default) and click on Next =>

placid_skin_logo

Choose Layout and click on Next.

1. Default skin Layouts:

placid_layout_default

2. Logo skin Layouts:

placid_layout_logo

Your slider will get appeared with Easy builder. On Easy builder you can change all types of settings as per your requirement. Use respective shortcode or template tag to display on front end.

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YouTube Playlist Slider

YouTube Playlist slider, will fetch images and respective content of image into slider. To create YouTube Playlist slider, you need to create APP Key on YouTube.

Steps to create YouTube APP ID:
1. Click on this link , You will find “Project” at top left corner. Create new project and YouTube API Key. If site asks for login. Please login to YouTube account. Do not forget to enable permissions for App

2. Put your Created API access key into Admin panel => Placid Slider => Global settings => API Keys => YouTube APP Key and save changes.

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Step by step process to create YouTube Playlist Placid Slider:

Go to Admin panel => Placid Slider => Create new => Choose your slider type (YouTube Playlist slider) =>

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Specify slider name as per your requirement, Put playlist id of YouTube and click on Next =>

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Select Skin (default) and click on Next =>

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Choose Layout and click on Next.

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Your slider will get appeared with Easy builder. On Easy builder you can change all types of settings as per your requirement. Use respective shortcode or template tag to display on front end.

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YouTube Search Slider

YouTube Search slider, will fetch images and respective content of image into slider. To create YouTube Search slider, you need to create APP Key on YouTube.

Steps to create YouTube APP ID:
1. Click on this link , You will find “Project” at top left corner. Create new project and YouTube API Key. If site asks for login. Please login to YouTube account. Do not forget to enable permissions for App

2. Put your Created API access key into Admin panel => Placid Slider => Global settings => API Keys => YouTube APP Key and save changes.

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Step by step process to create YouTube Search Placid Slider:

Go to Admin panel => Placid Slider => Create new => Choose your slider type (YouTube Search slider) =>

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Specify slider name as per your requirement, Put search term of YouTube and click on Next =>

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Select Skin (default) and click on Next =>

placid_skin_default

Choose Layout and click on Next.

placid_layout_default

Your slider will get appeared with Easy builder. On Easy builder you can change all types of settings as per your requirement. Use respective shortcode or template tag to display on front end.

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Vimeo Slider

Vimeo slider, will fetch videos and respective content of video into slider. To create Vimeo slider, you need to create APP Key on Vimeo.

Step by step process to create Vimeo Placid Slider:

Go to Admin panel => Placid Slider => Create new => Choose your slider type (Vimeo slider) =>

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Specify slider name as per your requirement, choose type of Slider Album or channel and click on Next =>

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Select Skin (default) and click on Next =>

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Choose Layout and click on Next.

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Your slider will get appeared with Easy builder. On Easy builder you can change all types of settings as per your requirement. Use respective shortcode or template tag to display on front end.

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WP Ecommerce Slider

WP Ecommerce Slider will shows your products, which you have created in WP Ecommerce’s custom post i.e. product. You need to first activate WP Ecommerce plugin and create a product post to display into slider else blank slider will create.

Step by step process to create WP Ecommerce Placid Slider:

Go to Admin panel => Placid Slider => Create new => Choose your slider type (WP Ecommerce Slider) =>

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Specify slider name as per your requirement, choose Slider type.
eCom Recent Product Slider: It shows recent products
eCom Product Category Slider: if you want product from particular category only.

click on Next =>

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Select Skin (default) and click on Next =>

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Choose Layout and click on Next.

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Your slider will get appeared with Easy builder. On Easy builder you can change all types of settings as per your requirement. Use respective shortcode or template tag to display on front end.

For Ecommerce Slider you will get additional menus EShop for setting. You can customized Add to cart button, Sale strip, Regular price, Sale price, Category and Rating stars. Following options you will get in Ecommerce Slider.

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Event Manager Slider

Event Manager Slider will shows your products, which you have created in Event Manager’s custom event i.e. product. You need to first activate Event Manager plugin and create a event post to display into slider else blank slider will create.

Step by step process to create Event Manager Placid Slider:

Go to Admin panel => Placid Slider => Create new => Choose your slider type (Event Manager Slider) =>

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Specify slider name as per your requirement, choose Slider scope.
Recent Event: Recent date posts will appear in slider.
Future Event: Future date posts will appear in slider.
Past Event: Past date posts will appear in slider.

Category: Select category, if you want events from particular category.

Tags: Select tag, if you want events from particular tag.

click on Next =>

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Select Skin (default) and click on Next =>

placid_skin_default

Choose Layout and click on Next.

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Your slider will get appeared with Easy builder. On Easy builder you can change all types of settings as per your requirement. Use respective shortcode or template tag to display on front end.

For Event Manager Slider you will get additional menus Events for setting. You can customized Event Date and Time, Event Address, Event Category . Following options you will get in Event Manager Slider.

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Event Calendar Slider

Event Calendar Slider will shows your products, which you have created in Event Calendar’s custom event i.e. product. You need to first activate Event Calendar plugin and create a event post to display into slider else blank slider will create.

Step by step process to create Event Calendar Placid Slider:

Go to Admin panel => Placid Slider => Create new => Choose your slider type (Event Calendar Slider) =>

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Specify slider name as per your requirement, choose Slider scope.
Recent Event: Recent date posts will appear in slider.
Future Event: Future date posts will appear in slider.
Past Event: Past date posts will appear in slider.

Category: Select category, if you want events from particular category.

Tags: Select tag, if you want events from particular tag.

click on Next =>

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Select Skin (default) and click on Next =>

placid_skin_default

Choose Layout and click on Next.

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Your slider will get appeared with Easy builder. On Easy builder you can change all types of settings as per your requirement. Use respective shortcode or template tag to display on front end.

For Event Calendar Slider you will get additional menus Events for setting. You can customized Event Date and Time, Event Address, Event Category . Following options you will get in Calendar Slider.

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Post Attachments Slider

Post Attachment Slider will shows your attached media to particular post.

Step by step process to create Post Attachments Placid Slider:

Go to Admin panel => Placid Slider => Create new => Choose your slider type (Post Attachment Slider) =>

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Specify slider name as per your requirement, put your post ID to which you have attached media.
click on Next =>

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Select Skin (default) and click on Next =>

placid_skin_logo

Choose Layout and click on Next.

1. Default skin Layouts:

placid_layout_default

2. Logo skin Layouts:

placid_layout_logo

Your slider will get appeared with Easy builder. On Easy builder you can change all types of settings as per your requirement. Use respective shortcode or template tag to display on front end.

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RSS feed Slider

RSS Slider will shows your feeds, which you have added in slider.

Step by step process to create RSS Slider Placid Slider:

Go to Admin panel => Placid Slider => Create new => Choose your slider type (RSS Slider) =>

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Specify slider name as per your requirement,
Feed url: A url which feed you want to fetch into slider.
RSS Slider id: Give a id for slider.
Default image: You can set default image to slider, if there is no image in feed then this image will appaer.
Source: Choose your as per your usage smugmug or other

click on Next =>

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Select Skin (default) and click on Next =>

placid_skin_default

Choose Layout and click on Next.

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Your slider will get appeared with Easy builder. On Easy builder you can change all types of settings as per your requirement. Use respective shortcode or template tag to display on front end.

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Easy builder Settings

Basic Settings

All basic operations related to slider, one can do it from the Basic Settings of Placid slider. Using Basic settings you can change skin, width, height, Number of posts in slider, Orientation, Background and other related settings. You will find following options in Basic Setting on Easy builder of Pointelle Slider.

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Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous section of Placid Slider, provides you options like Lightbox, Randomized slides in slider, Enable or Disable FOUC, Open links into new window etc.

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Image Controls

Image control sections provides you to change slide images as per your requirement. You can change Width, Height of image also you can apply transition to the image. If you want different transition for each image ten you can apply transition in Post meta box, which is available below Post and Page. Image cropping option is also provided in Image control section.

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Text Controls

You can change all setting related to slider text. i.e. Post Title and Content. You can apply Google font to each one. Color, font size and Transition can also change for text of slider.

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Transitions

Placid Slider supports all types of Trasitions. You can give transition directly to slide.

1. One transition to all slides: You can set only transition to all slides. If you have select transition from easy builder or setting panel then that will be assign to all slides which are added into slider. You can also change Delay and Duration of transition. You will find Transition option in Basic settings tab of Easy builder and settings panel.

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2. Separate transition for each slide: You can set separate transition to each slide. To set individual transition Go to Edit section of post/page => below edit of post/page, you will find Post Meta box of Placid => Select Transition tab => Slide Transition section is available there. Set transition as per your requirement. This transition will only applicable to that slide only. You can also change Delay and Duration of transition.

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Settings Panel

Slider Preview

On Slider preview panel, you can create slider, Enable or Disable slider preview and change skin.
On Slider preview panel you can create 11 types of slider. Related shortcodes and Template tag will get generate just below after creating slider.

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Basic Settings

All basic operations related to slider, you can do it using basic settings of Placid slider.
Using Basic settings you can change skin, width, height, Number of posts in slider, Background and other related settings. You will find following options in Basic Setting on Settings panel of Placid Slider.

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Slide Settings

Slide Settings section divided into 4 sub section.

1. Slider Title: You can change all setting related to slider Title. You can apply Google font to each one. Color, font size, font style options are available to change.

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2. Post Title: You can change all setting related to Post Title. You can apply Google font to each one. Color, font size and font style options are available to change.

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3. Slide Image:
Slide Image sections provides you to change slide images as per your requirement. You can change Width, Height of image. Image source, Image cropping, Gray scale image, Set default image etc. this type of options are available to change.

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4. Post Content: You can change all setting related to Post Content. You can apply Google font to each one. Color, font size and font style can also change for Post Content of slider.

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Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous section of Placid Slider, provides you options like Pause on Hover Lightbox, Randomized slides in slider, Enable or Disable FOUC, Open links into new window etc.

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Global Settings

Global setting are those settings, which are applicable to all settings sets.
Go to Admin panel => Placid Slider => Global Settings. You will find following setting on global settings page.

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1. Minimum User level: The minimum user level that will be adding post to the slider will be selected from the drop down.

2. Text to display in the JavaScript disabled browser: This message will display, if java script is disabled on page.

3. Embed JS files in head: If enabled then slider JS will be load into head section else JS will load into footer section.

4. Create “SliderVilla Slides” Custom Post Type: It will create slidervilla custom post type, which you can use to insert into slider.

5. Custom Post Type Slug: To change slug of SliderVilla custom post type.

6. Remove Pointelle Slider Metabox on: It will remove slider meta box from selected option.

7. Custom Styles: In case of provide static CSS, this field is use.

API Keys: You can set your all social networking site’s API keys and Customer ID here to create Social integrated sliders.

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Manage Sliders

On Manage Sliders page, you will find list of all sliders, which you have created. Respective shortcodes and template tags are also available on manage sliders page. You can change order of list a per your requirement. We have provided a option to change order by ID, Name, Slider Type, Shortcode or Template tag. You can use search option to search particular slider. Edit and Delete of slider operation can perform on manage sliders page.

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Template Tag

Template tag of Placid is used in theme’s template file to display slider on front end. You can find Template tag of slider on Manage Sliders page.
Go to Admin panel => Placid Slider => Manage sliders. Here, you will find list of all sliders which you have created and it’s respective template tags just beside.

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Setting panel Template tags: If you are creating sliders directly from settings panel then following types of Template tag’s will generate.

Recent Posts Slider: You can use the below template tag to display the recent posts added to your WordPress site/blog in chronologically reverse order:-

<?php if(function_exists(“get_placid_slider_recent”)){get_placid_slider_recent( $set=”1″);}?>

Category Slider: You can use the below template tag to display the posts under particular category in chronologically reverse order:-

<?php if(function_exists(“get_placid_slider_category”)){get_placid_slider_category($catg_slug=”business”, $set=”1″);}?>

Custom/Simple Slider: Here is the simple template tag to embed newly created slider.

<?php if(function_exists(“get_placid_slider”)){get_placid_slider($slider_id=”1″, $set=”1″);}?>

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Shortcodes

Shortcodes of Placid is used in posts or pages to display slider on front end. You can find Shortcodes of slider on Manage Sliders page.
Go to Admin panel => Placid Slider => Manage sliders. Here, you will find list of all sliders which you have created and it’s respective Shortcodes just beside.

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Setting panel Shortcodes: If you are creating sliders directly from settings panel then following types of Shortcodes will generate.

Recent Posts Slider: You can use the below template tag to display the recent posts added to your WordPress site/blog in chronologically reverse order:-

[placidrecent set="1"]

Category Slider: Put the below shortcode in the post/page editor to embed the Placid Category Slider (Slider displaying Category specific posts in chronologically reverse order) in the post/page content.

[placidcategory catg_slug='social-media']

where ‘social-media’ (don’t forget the quotes) is the slug of the category from which you wish to pull the posts in reverse chronological order (latest is shown first).

Custom/Simple Slider:
[placidslider id=’2′]
Where ’2′ is the slider ID, which you can get from the ‘Sliders’ settings panel.

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Widgets

You have got a ‘Placid Slider Simple’ widget on Widget administration panel. Just insert the widget in any of the active widget of your theme.

Also you have got a ‘Placid Slider – Category’ widget on Widget administration panel. You can select the name of the category from the dropdown, and select which settings to apply (multiple settings can be created thru Settings admin panel).

Also you have got a ‘Placid Slider – Recent Posts’ widget on Widget administration panel. You can select which settings to apply (multiple settings can be created thru Settings admin panel) to this Slider as well.

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Quicktag

You can embed Placid Slider, using Quick tag. You will find quick tag of Placid Slider in WordPress post and page. If you have already created some sliders then that shortcodes will also appear there. You can also create new slider from quick tag. All 19 types of sliders can create using quick tag. Quick tag only appeared in Visual section of Post and Page.

Quick Tag:

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Quick Tag Popup:

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Recent Post Slider

You can create Recent Post Slider, by using Quickatag. Go to Edit section of post or page, you will find Quicktag of Placid slider in Visual tab.

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To create Recent post slider head over on “Build and Embed Slider” option. Choose Slider type as Recent Post Slider and your setting set. Click on insert button to add slider into post or page.

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Category Slider

You can create Category Slider, by using Quickatag. Go to Edit section of post or page, you will find Quicktag of Placid slider in Visual tab.

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To create Category slider head over on “Build and Embed Slider” option. Choose Slider type as Category Slider. Select your post category and setting set. Click on insert button to add slider into post or page.

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Custom Slider

You can create Custom Slider, by using Quickatag. Go to Edit section of post or page, you will find Quicktag of Placid slider in Visual tab.

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To create Custom slider head over on “Build and Embed Slider” option. Choose Slider type as Custom Slider. Select your setting set and slider, which you have already created. Click on insert button to add slider into post or page.

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Taxonomy Slider

You can create Taxonomy Slider, by using Quickatag. Go to Edit section of post or page, you will find Quicktag of Placid slider in Visual tab.

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To create Taxonomy slider head over on “Build and Embed Slider” option. Choose Slider type as Taxonomy Slider. Select your setting set, Post type and taxonomy. Click on insert button to add slider into post or page.

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WooCommerce Slider

You can create WooCommerce Slider, by using Quickatag. Go to Edit section of post or page, you will find Quicktag of Placid slider in Visual tab.

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To create WooCommerce slider head over on “Build and Embed Slider” option. Choose Slider type as WooCommerce Slider. Select your setting set and WooCommerce type, i.e. Recent, Upsell, Crosssell, External and Grouped. Click on insert button to add slider into post or page.

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Ecommerce Slider

You can create eCommerce Slider, by using Quickatag. Go to Edit section of post or page, you will find Quicktag of Placid slider in Visual tab.

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To create eCommerce slider head over on “Build and Embed Slider” option. Choose Slider type as eCommerce Slider. Select your setting set and eCommerce type, i.e. Recent products, Category products. Click on insert button to add slider into post or page.

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Event Manager Slider

You can create Event Manager Slider, by using Quickatag. Go to Edit section of post or page, you will find Quicktag of Placid slider in Visual tab.

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To create Event Manager slider head over on “Build and Embed Slider” option. Choose Slider type as Event Manager Slider. Select your setting set and Scope of slider i.e. Recent, Past, Future. Choose category and tags, if you have any category and tags. Click on insert button to add slider into post or page.

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Event Calendar Slider

You can create Event Calendar Slider, by using Quickatag. Go to Edit section of post or page, you will find Quicktag of Placid slider in Visual tab.

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To create Event Calendar slider head over on “Build and Embed Slider” option. Choose Slider type as Event Calendar Slider. Select your setting set and Scope of slider i.e. Recent, Past, Future. Choose category and tags, if you have any category and tags. Click on insert button to add slider into post or page.

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RSS Feed Slider

You can create RSS Feed Slider, by using Quickatag. Go to Edit section of post or page, you will find Quicktag of Placid slider in Visual tab.

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To create RSS Feed slider head over on “Build and Embed Slider” option. Choose Slider type as RSS Feed Slider. Select your setting set and Put your feed URL. Click on insert button to add slider into post or page.

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Post Attachments Slider

You can create Post Attachments Slider, by using Quickatag. Go to Edit section of post or page, you will find Quicktag of Placid slider in Visual tab.

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To create Post Attachments slider head over on “Build and Embed Slider” option. Choose Slider type as Post Attachments Slider. Select your setting set and Put your Post ID, Keep empty to pull current post’s attachments. Click on insert button to add slider into post or page.

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Facebook Slider

You can create Facebook Slider, by using Quickatag. Go to Edit section of post or page, you will find Quicktag of Placid slider in Visual tab.

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To create Facebook slider head over on “Build and Embed Slider” option. Choose Slider type as Facebook Slider. Select your setting set, Put your facebook URL and click in Connect button. Album list will appear below. Select your album and Click on insert button to add slider into post or page.

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Flickr Slider

You can create Flickr Slider, by using Quickatag. Go to Edit section of post or page, you will find Quicktag of Placid slider in Visual tab.

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To create Flickr slider head over on “Build and Embed Slider” option. Choose Slider type as Flickr Slider. Select your setting set and select your type i.e. User or Album. Put your User ID or Album ID depend on your type selection. Select your album and Click on insert button to add slider into post or page.

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Instagram Slider

You can create Instagram Slider, by using Quickatag. Go to Edit section of post or page, you will find Quicktag of Placid slider in Visual tab.

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To create Instagram slider head over on “Build and Embed Slider” option. Choose Slider type as Instagram Slider. Select your setting set and put your username. Click on insert button to add slider into post or page.

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500px Slider

You can create 500px Slider, by using Quickatag. Go to Edit section of post or page, you will find Quicktag of Placid slider in Visual tab.

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To create Facebook slider head over on “Build and Embed Slider” option. Choose Slider type as 500px Slider. Select your setting set and type of slider. Click on insert button to add slider into post or page.

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YouTube Slider

You can create YouTube Playlist or Search Slider, by using Quickatag. Go to Edit section of post or page, you will find Quicktag of Placid slider in Visual tab.

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To create YouTube Playlist or Search slider head over on “Build and Embed Slider” option. Choose Slider type as YouTube Slider. Select your setting set and type of YouTube i.e. Playlist or Search. Put your Playlist ID or Search term depend on your slider type and Click on insert button to add slider into post or page.

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Vimeo Slider

You can create Vimeo Slider, by using Quickatag. Go to Edit section of post or page, you will find Quicktag of Placid slider in Visual tab.

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To create Vimeo slider head over on “Build and Embed Slider” option. Choose Slider type as Vimeo Slider. Select your setting set and slider type. Put your channel name if have selected slider type as Channel or put Album ID for vimeo album slider. Click on insert button to add slider into post or page.

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WPML

Placid Slider supports Multilingual. You should have WPML plugin activated on your site.

Follow below steps to make slider compatible with WPML:

1. Go to Admin panel => Placid Slider => Create New => Custom Slider. Create custom Placid Slider.

2. Now go to Post section of WordPress. Select post which you want to add into Placid Slider.

3. Convert that post into other language, which you want.

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4. Now add original language and converted language post into Placid Slider. For that, go to Post meta box of Placid slider (Below post/page). => Basic Tab => Add this post/page to. Your created slider name will appear in front of this option. Select your slider and enable respective button.

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5. Follow same process to add more posts into slider.

6. To see slider, Go to Admin Panel => Placid Slider => Manage Sliders. Find out your slider , respective Shortcode and Template tag will also available with slider name to embed on front end. Click on Edit link, slider preview will get appear.

On front end, by changing language respective language’s post will get appear in slider.

English Version:

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Chinese Simplified Version:

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qTranslate

You should have qTranslate plugin activated on your site.

Follow below steps to make slider compatible with qTranslate:

1. Go to Admin panel => Placid Slider => Create New => Custom Slider. Create custom Placid Slider.

2. Now go to Post section of WordPress. Select post which you want to add into Placid Slider.

3. Convert that post into other language, which you want.

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4. Now add original language and converted language post into Placid Slider. For that, go to Post meta box of Placid slider (Below post/page). => Basic Tab => Add this post/page to. Your created slider name will appear in front of this option. Select your slider and enable respective button.

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5. Follow same process to add more posts into slider.

6. To see slider, Go to Admin Panel => Placid Slider => Manage Sliders. Find out your slider , respective Shortcode and Template tag will also available with slider name to embed on front end. Click on Edit link, slider preview will get appear.

On front end, by changing language respective language’s post will get appear in slider.

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Chinese Simplified Version:

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FAQ's

How to disable the linking of the slide to any URL?

You can disable link of slide then no link will be available on slide. Go to Admin panel => Edit section of post/page => Meta box of Placid Slider (Below edit post/page) => Basic tab => Disable Slide Link.

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How to open the Slide anchor link in new browser window?

You set attribute to open link in same window or in new window. If you want to open all slider links in new then Go to Admin Panel => Placid Slider => Miscellaneous tab =>Link attributes. Put

target="_blank"

or

target="self"

as per your requirement and save changes.

 

You can set link attribute to particular slide only. Go to Admin panel => Edit section of post/page => Meta box of Placid Slider (Below edit post/page) => Advance tab => Slide Link (anchor) attributes.

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How to create multiple settings for Placid slider?

On WordPress dashboard, Go to Placid Slider => Settings page . You will see a tab Create New Settings Set on extreme right of the window. Click on that. A window will appear asking Create new Settings Set??. Click on OK. Now Assign name to new settings set in Settings Set Name text area. Customize the setting according to your requirements and finally Save Changes.

Now in Placid slider v3.0+ every time when you create new slider from easybuilder new settings set will get create or you can choose previous settings set.

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How to change the number of slides in Placid?

Go to Admin panel => Placid Slider => Manage slider => Find your slider and click on Edit => Your slider’s easy builder will get open => Basic Settings => No. of Posts => Put number and save changes.

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How to create scrolling navigation in Placid?

Go to Admin panel => Placid Slider => Manage slider => Find your slider and click on Edit => Your slider’s easy builder will get open => Navigation Panel => Arrows => Enable switch and save changes.

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How to change the slider orientation?

Go to Admin panel => Placid Slider => Manage slider => Find your slider and click on Edit => Your slider’s easy builder will get open => Basic Settings => Orientation => Choose Horizontal or Vertical and save changes.

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How to control the slide scroll speed?

Go to Admin panel => Placid Slider => Manage slider => Find your slider and click on Edit => Your slider’s easy builder will get open => Basic Settings => Speed=> Put number and save changes. You can change Frame rate just below speed, which is also one parameter to control speed.

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How to apply grayscale effect on slides?

Go to Admin panel => Placid Slider => Manage slider => Find your slider and click on Edit => Your slider’s easy builder will get open => Image Controls => Grayscale image => Enable switch and save changes.

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How to enable image title text on hover?

Go to Admin panel => Placid Slider => Manage slider => Find your slider and click on Edit => Your slider’s easy builder will get open => Image Controls => Image title on hover => Enable switch and save changes.

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How to retain specific HTML tags?

Go to Admin panel => Placid Slider => Manage slider => Find your slider and click on Edit => Your slider’s easy builder will get open => Miscellaneous section. You will see option ‘Retain tags’. Enter the HTML tags you want to retain in this text field. e.g.

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How to change Read More text or remove it completely?

Go to Admin panel => Placid Slider => Manage slider => Find your slider and click on Edit => Your slider’s easy builder will get open => Miscellaneous => Read more Text => Put text whichever you want or make it blank to remove it and save changes.

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How to open Placid Slider images in Lightbox?

Go to Admin panel => Placid Slider => Manage slider => Find your slider and click on Edit => Your slider’s easy builder will get open => Miscellaneous => Lightbox Effect => Enable switch, new select box will appear to select Lightbox. Select type of Lightbox from list and save changes.

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How to Randomize slides in Placid Slider?

Go to Admin panel => Placid Slider => Manage slider => Find your slider and click on Edit => Your slider’s easy builder will get open => Miscellaneous => Randomize slides => Enable switch and save changes.

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How to create custom slides that are neither Posts nor Pages?

Go to Admin panel => Placid slider => Global settings => Create “SliderVilla Slides” Custom Post Type => Set to Yes and save changes. You can change slug of custom post below that.

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How to specify your own CSS rules to Placid slider elements?

You can enable SliderVilla custom slides. Go to Admin panel => Placid slider => Global settings => Custom Styles => You should write your own CSS code in the specified text field and save changes.

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How to specify Google Fonts for various text elements in Placid?

In Placid slider v3.0+ you can set Google font very easily. Open Easy builder of Placid slider, choose any text type e.g. Post title, Contents. Choose Google font from Font selection box, below that list of Google fonts will appear. Choose any Google font and set related weight and style and save changes.

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How to make Pure Image Slider?

Go to Admin panel => Placid Slider => Manage slider => Find your slider and click on Edit => Your slider’s easy builder will get open => Image Controls => Pure Image slider => Enable switch and save changes.

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How to enable or disable Preview Section?

Go to Admin panel => Placid Slider => Setting Sets => Slider Preview => Disable Live Preview => Enable switch and save changes. Your slider preview will get hide from admin panel of Placid slider.

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How to export Placid Slider settings to a file?

On WordPress dashboard, Go to Placid Slider => Setting sets page. On the extreme right of your window you will see Export tab. Click on it. Your setting set file will get export.

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How to import Placid Slider settings from a file?

On WordPress dashboard, Go to Placid Slider => Setting sets page. At the bottom of page you will see a section to import settings. Browse only the Placid setting file and click on import.

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How to pause a particular Slider on hovering?

Go to Admin Panel >> Placid Slider >> Manage Slider >> Find your slider and click on Edit >> Slider’s Easy Builder will get open >> Miscellaneous >> Pause on Hover (Enable) and Save the changes

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How to disable the Sliders from Mobiles and Tablets?

Go to Admin Panel >> Placid Slider >> Manage Slider >> Find your slider and click on Edit >> Slider’s Easy Builder will get open >> Miscellaneous >> Disable Slider on Mobiles and Tablets and Save the changes

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How to add Expiry Date for a Placid Slider?

Go to Admin Panel >> Edit section of post/page >> Meta box of Placid Slider (Below edit post/page) >> Advanced tab >> Expiry Date

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How to add Advance taxonomy shortcode support in a single Slider?

In order to add the Advance taxonomy shortcode support in a single Slider, use the following shortcode:

[placidtaxonomy set=”1″ post_type=”post” query='{“relation”:”AND”, “tax”{“taxonomy”:”category”, “terms””nature”,”business”), “field”:”slug”, “operator”:”IN”},{“taxonomy”:”post_tag”, “terms””tag1″,”tag2″), “field”:”slug”, “operator”:”IN”})}’]

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