Here comes the next huge update from MotoPress team. This time we enhanced responsive MotoPress Slider plugin for WordPress. Now it is even easier to edit styles, more convenient to navigate between slides, more beautiful with new animations and other useful features. We’ll review all the items from the changelog below.
Meet the Style Editor
Yes, we did it and added convenient style editor for layer objects like text, image, button and video. You do not need to style those elements manually by adding custom CSS code any more. You just select a layer and modify its style right at the preview area. Thus you are able to:
- create your custom style presets
- duplicate and edit predefined styles
- use old predefined theme styles
It will definitely save your time to create and apply your own presets visually while building sliders. Let’s check what can be customized with new impressive Style Editor:
- Background – you are free to define background color of any object
- Font and typography – set text color, font and size, weight and style, letter spacing, line height and text align within a few clicks
- Text shadow – obviously this feature allows to drop a shadow for text, define shadow color, its radius and horizontal and vertical lengths
- Border – you can simply set border type, color and radius
- Padding – it allows to set padding for all 4 sides of the object – top, right, bottom and left
- Advanced Editor – text filed to input css-styles for developers and who didn’t find required visual control
All styles are available both for Normal and Hover states. It means that you can switch to Hover State tab and configure the style of your element when you mouse-over it.
Now it is not necessary to post slider shortcode to the page in order to preview the changes you have made. After updating your Slider to version 1.2.0 you will be able to preview your work right from the working area. Besides in order to check the responsiveness of slider there are three modes available for preview:
Basically you may check how your slider looks on all devices just while editing your slider without any fuss.
Put Slider Shortcode from WordPress editor
As soon as you update MotoPress Slider plugin you will see a dropdown list with your sliders in default WordPress editor. It allows to select a required slider and put it to current post, page or any custom post type provided in your theme. It is not necessary to go to slider list, copy shortcode and only then go to your page to put it. Go ahead to your page, select a slider from the list and preview the changes.
New Slide Animations, Easing and Duration
We got numerous requests to add more animation types for MotoPress slider. And we are happy to introduce Fade and Slide Up. They can be found under Slider Settings section.
Moreover you can set custom duration for animation in milliseconds to make it opening slower or faster. You are able to adjust it according to web design, target audience, style of your website, etc.
And that is not all, you can also soften animation by setting an easing effect. It makes animation to run smoothly and naturally. It is possible to apply an easing feature for layers animation too.
Default Automatic Effect
You can set auto effect for layer disappearance. It means that plugin will set “end animation” automatically depending on the “start animation”. That is if you select ‘bounceIn’ effect as start animation of the layer and assign ‘auto’ – as end animation then plugin defines ‘bounceOut’ automatically for you. You do not need to waste time and search for appropriate layer disappearance effect. You may leave it for plugin now.
Slides Navigation And Visibility Information
At the moment it is more convenient to navigate within slides while working in the admin area. Thanks to Previous and Next Slide Buttons that appeared right below the layer settings you can quickly switch between slides without closing current one. Just don’t forget to save changes you applied to slide you work on and navigate to edit another one.
Additionally we have added visibility information to slides list. Consequently there appeared Visible From/Till column in the list of your sliders. It allows to be always aware of visibility settings of each slider and not to miss or forget those configurations.
As for slides list there are four columns added:
- status – published/draft
- visible for – group of visitors
- date from/until – the date of slide visibility
It was added for convenience to operate the general information about slides and sliders settings.
Slider Initialization By Scroll And Delay
You should not worry that you visitor might miss something if you dropped your slider at the middle of the page and it started slideshow before you visitor scroll down. As there is an option to initialize slider on scroll. If you enable it within Slider Settings the slideshow will start only after your guests scroll down to your slider.
Furthermore you can determine initialization delay. For this you should go to Slider Settings, switch to Appearance tab and type a delay in milliseconds for slider to run. It might be helpful if you want to let your readers to learn some information placed before the slider.
GPL license, minor bugfixes and improvements
We are proud to announce that MotoPress Slider is licensed under GPL as well as MotoPress Content Editor since the latest version updates. As a result you are free to modify source code of plugin, include it to any client work and charge for the development process as part of the overall package. But you may not simply resell it as your own.
As usual we have fixed minor bugs and enhanced plugin performance and productivity so you could enjoy building brilliant sliders.
While summing it up we can observe that this update brings convenience to the process of producing sliders with its new enhancements. And at the same time you get new possibilities like animations, easing, initialization to create even more stunning slides at your websites.
Come on update your MotoPress Slider if you have not done that yet and try the new features. If you still do not have Slider plugin it’s time to get it now.
We always look forward to hear your feedbacks, ideas and suggestions about current and next updates.