Update: We have released a quick upgrade (version 2.3.2) of Smooth Slider with some fixes for issues reported by different users. Please upgrade to Smooth Slider 2.3.2 which is available on WordPress Plugin Directory.

Smooth Slider, a free WordPress plugin for slideshows has got a major update. We are pleased to announce the 2.3 version of this popular slider plugin which is already downloaded for more than 40,000 times from WordPress plugin directory. To make this plugin more useful and friendly, we have added some awesome features like Widget support, Short Code, Re-ordering facility for posts, Insert advertisement banners in the slider, Capability to add images from Media Gallery to the slider etc. We have also fixed few bugs reported by different users of this plugin.

ChangeLog for Smooth Slider version 2.3

1. New – Smooth Slider Widget
2. New – Smooth Slider Shortcode
3. New – Slides can now be re-ordered thru the ‘Slider Admin Panel’
4. New – Images existing and new images added to WordPress Media Gallery can be added to Smooth Slider along with posts and pages.
5. New – Now images in the slider can be extracted in very intelligent manner. Added support for ‘Post Thumbnails (WP 2.9+)’.
6. New – Videos can be embedded in the slider. Ad can be added to the slider.
7. New – Some slides can be linked to a webpage and others can be without a link as well.
8. New – Multiple settings to the sliders on different pages thru CSS files.
9. Fixed – Scheduled Posts issue
10. Fixed – Image Caption Issue
11. Fixed – Retain HTML tags issue
12. Fixed – Permissions issue (Who can add post/page and slides to the slider and who cannot)

Download and add a good looking slideshow on your WordPress blog to give that a professional look. MostĀ preferredĀ area for slideshow is “on home page” or “in the sidebar” of the blog. Now you can just add Smooth Slider widget in your widget ready template or theme and add posts or pages into the slider.

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By Sanjeev Mishra

Sanjeev Mishra is a professional blogger and an Internet Marketing Consultant based in India. He has built the Internet Techies to provide you updates in technology and web application area.

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