Internet Techies is pleased to release a Content Slider WordPress Plugin named “Smooth Slider” for showing the featured posts in a decent manner on a slideshow. As you can see the title of this post, this is really a simple, decent and search engine optimized plugin thru which you can add a new look on your wordpress blog as well as highlight some of your posts to Search Engines to crawl faster and frequent.
Smooth Slider is JQuery based content slideshow generator thru which you can choose some of your posts as featured posts and show them into a slideshow on your blog’s home page (i.e. Index) as well as in Sidebar. Now we are done with the introduction for this latest plugin, take a look at its features in details:
We at Internet techies always prefer Search Engine optimization ( SEO ) above anything else on our blog or any other website and following the same trend, the plugin Smooth Slider is developed on the same way. We have followed some really important Search engine Optimization techniques for this slideshow so that the texts visible on the slideshow will be visible to search engines as well. Title of each featured posts are in H2 tag and you can take the content of slideshow from excerpt, content or from a custom field where you can populate some important keywords as populated in description meta tag of the post on All in one SEO plugin.
Here is the screenshot of the home page of Internet Techies opened on text based browser “Lynx” which is popular because what you are seeing in Lynx is visible to Google or other search engines. There is no flash involved in this plugin.
You can see that texts from featured posts are visible which is beneficial for getting good indexed on Search Engines.
Look is very important and that’s why we have provided fully customizable CSS for this plugin. You don’t need to know CSS for changing the look of your slideshow. All the options are available on Admin panel of the plugin which is present at the location “Setting / Smooth Slider” on your Dashboard. You can change the following components of the Slideshow from Admin panel,
2.1. Slider Box
2.2. Slider Title
2.3 Post Title
2.4. Thumbnail Image
2.5. Slider Content
Below is the screenshot of the Slideshow where you can see different components mentioned above,
No need to create a category, No need to provide a tag. Just click on one checkbox on Edit window of your post located at the bottom and you are done. Now that particular post will appear on Featured Section and will be visible on Slideshow. Check the location of the “Checkbox” in the screenshots provided at the end of this post.
We prefer simplicity and that’s why the plugin developed by us is also very simple but really decent. The slideshow will have Title, Content and Thumbnail Image. That’s it. Change the colour of slider box, content, title or you can also change the thumbnail image size. But overall looks of this slideshow will always remain decent.
Whatever wordpress theme you are using, doesn’t matter. You can embed the slideshow by activating this plugin and then customize the CSS to match with the colour of your theme. Whether your blog is on default theme or you are using thesis or other themes, this smooth slider slideshow will definitely add a new look to that.
To add this slideshow on your blog, you don’t need to have a knowledge of PHP, HTML, CSS or any other language related to coding. Just activate the plugin and follow the usage section provided on the Plugin page.
This plugin is very much handy and easy to install. Just download it from the location provided on Plugin page and then activate it. Details related to installation and usage of Smooth Slider is available on Smooth Slider page.
As we have developed the plugin, We are offering full support of this plugin thru forum totally dedicated to Smooth Slider where you can ask different questions or discuss issues related with the plugin. Your feedbacks are always a source of inspiration for us and we are expecting that for this time as well.
To make a post a featured post, open that into Edit window and check the box “Add this post to Smooth Slider” which is located below the “Post Author and Revision”. Below is the screenshot of that,
Here are some screenshots from the Admin Panel of Smooth Slider Plugin,
You can visit the Plugin Page for details related to Overview, Installation, Changelog, Usage and go to link below to download Smooth Slider WordPress Plugin.