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Slider Revolution – Creating Beautiful Slides And Everything Else

Posted by Simranjeet Singh

Web design and management, WordPress, web development

Slider Revolution is still unknown to many people out there, and it is not surprising. So, don’t feel left out if you also don’t know what it is. Slider Revolution is a WordPress plugin that allows you to create beautiful sections on your website in an easy way. The attractive slideshow section you see on the websites is most probably made from Slider Revolution. Because it looks attractive, more users started putting slider sections on their websites, so it became a revolution in itself.

What is Slider Revolution?

As with other content-creating sections and plugins you have in WordPress, Slider Revolution also is a content creation and display tool. You can easily get it from the official Slider Revolution website or in the WordPress plugin library. The plugin is known for its stunning animations and exciting visualizations. It has shown strong progress with time, which we will explore in this article.

What Makes Slider Revolution So Popular?

No Coding

It’s a simple plug-n-play thing that doesn’t require coding to install the plugin or use it. Create the animation and visualization of your choice using the simple drag and drop option. Even the templates are available with a one-click installation feature.

No Prior Design Experience

The plugin does offer you easy usage, but there’s not much learning curve like there is in heavy designing software such as Adobe Photoshop or Aftereffects.

Addons

Although Slider Revolution is loaded with features, however, you can still expand its capabilities through Addons that allow new possibilities to your design. And, these Addons are available in all plans.

Evolution of Options

During the initial days, Slider Revolution was launched as a simple slideshow maker. With time, it has evolved into a complete designing solution to design a whole webpage from scratch.

A Quick View on Slider Revolution Features

Modules

As WordPress gets its power boost from plugins, Slider Revolution gets its boost from the modules. Modules are the core of the Slider Revolution. Every designing task in the plugin begins with modules. You can create hero units, carousels, post displays, sliders, eCommerce store showcases, and other content elements using modules.

Modules work as a container that contains content elements you want in your website section. The content could in text form, image, video, audio, animations, and visual effects. You can use one module in one section or a combination of different modules to level up your content display.

You can work around the modules from scratch, or you can utilize the template library of Slider Revolution. You will find the templates for sliders, carousels, hero units, special effects, websites, posts, social media, and others.

Layers

When working on the templates, you will see different layers within the template. Each content element has its own layer, such as text layer, audio file layer, video clip layer, animation, and VFX layer.

Edit each content element in the layer and replace it with your own content. Layers expand into slides. One slide has one or many layers depending on the content requirement of that slide. Similarly, a module is the combination of one or more sliders. Once you edit a layer that gets added to the slide, that slide is added to the module. Editing at this minor level gives you complete control of the designing part.

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If you don’t want to play around with the templates, then you can always start working on the section from scratch. Drag and drop the content elements where you like, create your own layers, combine them in one slide or multiple slides and add them to modules to see the complete look of the section.

What Does Slider Revolution Do?

Hero Unit

Hero units are a site-wide section of the website that is placed to leave a big impact on the page viewer. It is mostly placed on the header of the website, but it can go on any section. You can apply one or multiple hero images, captions, transitions, animations, and visual effects into your Hero Unit.

Here are a few example of Slider Revolution Hero Units

HERO Units

Slider

In its true sense, a slider refers to a slideshow on a website. A slideshow could be of simple texts, images, videos, or audio clips. You can have visually minimal to visually complex but beautiful slideshows. Slider Revolution gives you the option to choose different sizes of sliders; full width, full screen, or auto-sizing. All the sliders fully responsive because those are guidelines set by Google. Ample transitions between the sliders are available to choose from. With layer-level editing, you have endless possibilities to test your creative skills.

Here's an example of Slider Revolution Sliders

Slider

Carousels

A carousel is a combination of different elements if the content is displayed in a single view. It slides horizontally in a website section. You can display large content pieces in separate cards in a single carousel. With multiple size options, special effects, and layout settings, Slider Revolution Carousels, have the ability to woo your audience.

Here are a few examples of Slider Revolution Carousels

 

Carousel 1

 

Example 2

Carousel 2

 

Dynamic Content

Social media feed posts, eCommerce products display, and website blog come under dynamic content. These can be displayed in a different section of a website beautifully through the slider revolution. Showcase your latest posts’ title, post content, and featured image in a Slider Revolution module.

Here's an example of Slider Revolution Dynamic Content

Twitter

Websites

Slider Revolution allows you to create a complete webpage using different sections such as slider, carousels, blog post view, and social media post view. By designing such pages in a compiled manner, you create an award-winning responsive website. And Slider Revolution websites are built using a modular structure that is easily editable.

See the complete webpage built in Slider Revolution

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Simranjeet Singh

Written by Simranjeet Singh

Writer | HubSpot Certified Inbound Marketer and Content Marketer