Simple Fullscreen Responsive Slider

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A plugin to add a simple, developer-friendly, fullscreen, responsive slider to your website's homepage.

Author:Twirling Umbrellas Ltd. (profile at
WordPress version required:3.0.0
WordPress version tested:4.2.2.
Plugin version:1.0.5
Added to WordPress repository:24-06-2014
Last updated:14-06-2015
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Total downloads:44 865
Active installs:700+
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Simple Fullscreen Responsive Slider (or Simple Slider) is exactly that—an easy-to-use, lightweight, responsive slider plugin designed to add a fullscreen slide show to your front page. It supports multiple post thumbnails for slide backgrounds, has no branding, and you can edit all the CSS directly from the options page (or add it into your stylesheet and leave the custom CSS blank).


Or perhaps this section should read "client-friendly" as the plugin has no branding on the slide editor or options page. Our goal was to create a useful slider that other developers would feel comfortable with and enjoy using on client projects. Note: The plugin is intended for developers and changing its appearance requires customizing the default CSS.


The plugin provides either a fading or sliding transition (with customizable slide and effect durations), slide overlays, and allows developers to edit all CSS directly from the options screen. Alternatively, you can leave the custom CSS blank and add the required styles into your main stylesheet.


When combined with Chris Scott/VOCE Platform's awesome Multiple Post Thumbnails plugin (see Multiple Post Thumbnails), users can attach up to six separate images for a true responsive slider. The plugin will prompt for six different backgrounds and use those images according to the device used (instead of sending large images to mobile devices and/or low resolution images to retina and 4K displays). If you leave a slot open, it will search subsequently smaller sized images so, at a minimum, you must attach an image to the smallest slot.

The slider uses Patrick Kunka's EasyFader jQuery plugin (visit for more information).