WordPress Premium Featured posts Slider is plugin to show off your blog or website content. After installation you will be able to add content rotator to your blog and display your posts, pages or custom post types content.
Plugin is quite easy and simple just out of the box. What is interesting – plugin uses not it’s own, but your website theme styles and CSS so it should apply and grab your theme styles, because it uses default WordPress CSS classes which your theme should already have defined. You just need to set needed image size for your theme and layout and plugin will work with default configuration.
Let’s get a bit deeper in the Premium Featured posts Slider plugin, analyze it’s features and check some demos.
Created on: 25 February 2011
Last update: 5 March 2013
IE7, IE8, IE9, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome
Premium Featured Posts Slider features and settings
Plugin comes with some default features and settings that you can change to adopt slider for your needs. Main and most interesting features:
- Select from 6 different slider layouts, so it fits your blog style
- Content rotator supports pages, posts and custom post types of your WordPress installation
- Most important thing – plugin uses your theme CSS styles, so it will be easy to implement because slideshow should match your wordpress theme automatically
- Plugin users can edit thumbnails, pagination and other slide settings
- Detailed documentation and inline help on admin interface
- Supports wordpress shortcode, so you can add slide show anywhere on page or post
- 18 custom settings for layouts to make it more unique
Compatibility with WordPress
Supported WordPress platform versions: WordPress 3.5, WordPress 3.4, WordPress 3.3, WordPress 3.2, WordPress 3.1, WordPress 3.0, jQuery
Featured Posts Slider screenshots
Some pictures and screenshots of content rotator plugin, because picture is worth a thousand words.
Below you will able to see different slide layouts, all layout types and custom layout settings. This wp slideshow extension is really simple and functional:
Plugin support and community
Well i was unable to find how-to videos or some video examples on plugin usage. Plugin author WebFactory provides only some very straight and plain information about plugin installation and configuration with 5 answers FAQ.
Anyway if you will buy and download plugin zip archive with all files after purchase you can ask for support:
Get the plugin
This wordpress slider plugin also comes from CodeCanyon, so you can download it after purchase (single and extended licenses available). You will zip archive with JS, CSS, PHP and PSD files, so you can modify plugin and customize for your needs.
Final Premium Featured Posts Slider review
To be fair – Premium Featured Posts Slider made impression to be simple and functional plugin, but it lacks effects and features.
You will not be able to insert multiple slide shows on one page (it is not supported, check FAQ). You will not be able to build some advanced effect like parallax or Ken burns also you cannot add HTML content to featured posts rotator. There are no advanced transitions and movement effects. Is it bad? You decide.
So simple, functional, for simple users and should work with your theme out of the box. And you can customize slideshow layout a bit. Not bad for 20$!