MANAGING SLIDERS

ACTION
DESCRIPTION
Add a new slider
Press the  Add New Slider button located on the top of the LayerSlider admin page. The plugin should navigate to the slider builder interface after you've entered the name of your new slider.
Duplicating sliders
Hover over your slider and click on the  icon to reveal slider actions, then select the  Duplicate option. This will create an identical copy of the corresponding slider. This feature is useful if you would like to experiment on a slider without changing the original. You can also use this feature to have a base when you want to build a slider with similar settings.
Removing sliders
Hover over your slider and click on the  icon to reveal slider actions, then select the  Remove option. This will only hide the slider from all pages, but a copy in your database will be preserved as a backup.
Restoring sliders
You can list removed sliders with the filters on top of the page. Click on the restore icon () to reinstate your sliders.
Permanently delete sliders
Having hidden backups from previously removed sliders can always be useful. This will not affect your site's performance, thus we don't recommend to permanently delete sliders. However, if you decide to do that, just select the sliders and choose the Delete permanently option in the drop-down list below your sliders.
Merging sliders
If you have slides in different sliders that you would like to use together, you can merge them. Just select the appropriate sliders and choose the Merge sliders as new option from the drop-down list below.
Number of sliders per page
You can find this setting under the Screen Options menu located on the top of the page.

SLIDER GROUPS

Since LayerSlider 6.9.0, you can group sliders. This feature allows you to basically have folders for your sliders. You can create custom groups by dragging a slider and dropping it on another. There's also a new bulk action to group selected sliders together in a single step. You can remove sliders from a group with the same principle: just start dragging a slider, and drop it on the remove tile.

When you import multiple sliders, either with a ZIP file or by downloading slider packs from the Template Store, they will be automatically grouped together. The Clear & Remove Group button allows you to immediately break up the grouping and have all sliders moved outside of the group. This won't touch your sliders and they will remain available on the main grid.

This feature only works in the Grid View at the moment. The list view displays sliders without grouping and you won't notice anything different, even if some sliders are in a group.

IMPORTING SLIDER TEMPLATES

Press the  Templates Store button located before your list of sliders, to reveal the template store screen.

Importing templates will allow you to see our settings and get familiar with the plugin. You can find both simple and complex sliders to discover LayerSlider's capabilities. You can freely experiment on these sliders without worrying since you can always import a new, untouched copy.

Premium slider templates are particularly useful as a starting point for your future projects. We're releasing and updating premium templates regularly. Our goal is to cover most use cases, whether you need a slider for personal use (such as slideshow for family photos), or you want to use it on your business website, or even on billboards. Our selection includes great examples for retail shops as well as templates for creative work.

Illustration of the "Import sample sliders" button

Troubleshooting

  • Check the LayerSlider → Options → System Status screen to identify potential issues you might have on your site.
  • Importing our demo sliders requires the PHP ZipArchive extension installed on your server. To see the availability of this extension, please navigate to LayerSlider → Options → System Status. Please contact your web hosting service provider if it's unavailable.
  • Importing a slider will add its images to your WP Media Library. Larger sliders might have a file size that exceeds the upload limit set on your server. To increase the maximum file size of an upload, please contact your web hosting company.
  • Larger sliders with many images could also consume considerably more memory during the import. Most servers should not have any issue with larger sliders, but in some cases you might experience unexpected issues like partially imported sliders.
  • If you're experiencing any issue with importing, it's probably linked to memory or execution time limitation on your server. To fix these issues, please contact your web hosting company, since they usually don't offer a way to change these settings remotely.

IMPORT / EXPORT SLIDERS

Importing sliders

At the top of the LayerSlider home screen press the Import Sliders button. This will open a modal window where you can choose a previously exported .zip or .json file to be imported by pressing the Import button. For additional information, please read the details in the modal window.

Illustration of the Import Sliders button

Exporting sliders

Hover over your slider and click on the  icon to reveal slider actions, then select the  Export option. This will download a .zip file that you can upload on other sites or use as a backup.

You can also export multiple sliders by selecting them with the checkbox when hovering over them, then choose the Export Bulk Action option below the slider list. Please note, selecting multiple sliders with images can drastically increase the exported file size and could lead import issues on sites with certain server settings.

Illustration of exporting a slider

Troubleshooting

  • Check the LayerSlider → Options → System Status screen to identify potential issues you might have on your site.
  • Importing sliders requires the PHP ZipArchive extension installed on your server. To see the availability of this extension, please navigate to LayerSlider → Options → System Status. Please contact your web hosting service provider if it's unavailable.
  • Importing a slider will add its images to your WP Media Library. Larger sliders might have a file size that exceeds the upload limit set on your server. To increase the maximum file size of an upload, please contact your web hosting company.
  • Larger sliders with many images could also consume considerably more memory during the import. Most servers should not have any issue with larger sliders, but in some cases you might experience unexpected issues like partially imported sliders.
  • If you're experiencing any issue with importing, it's probably linked to memory or execution time limitation on your server. To fix these issues, please contact your web hosting company, since they usually don't offer a way to change these settings remotely.

USING GOOGLE FONTS

LayerSlider can load custom fonts hosted by Google on fonts.google.com. Select LayerSlider → Options from your WordPress admin sidebar, then choose the Google Fonts tab to find the corresponding section. Custom fonts loaded with the editor will be automatically added to the pre-defined fonts you can choose from in the Slider Builder.

Illustration of the Google Fonts section

Character set support

By default, LayerSlider uses Latin characters for added Google Fonts. However, it supports Cyrillic, Devanagari, Greek, Khmer and Vietnamese scripts as well.

Themes with Google Fonts support

Many WordPress themes support Google Fonts. However, it's common that they only load them on the front-end pages and they will appear incorrectly when you would build a slider on the admin interface. To workaround this issue just add them in LayerSlider and check the "Load only on admin interface" option. This way you can avoid loading the same font multiple times on the front-end pages.

PERMISSION SETTINGS

Select LayerSlider → Options from your WordPress admin sidebar to locate the permissions settings. From there you can easily select any user role. Members of the selected role will have permission to change plugin settings and manage your sliders. By selecting the option Custom and entering a capability you can target users more accurately. For more information about WordPress capabilities, please read the Codex page.

Illustration of the Permission settings

ABOUT THE ADVANCED SETTINGS SECTION

Navigate to LayerSlider → Options from your WordPress admin sidebar, then select the Advanced tab. You can find many troubleshooting options to workaround common issues you might experience on your site.

Please note, these settings can break your site when used incorrectly, and we don't recommend changing the defaults. These settings might help solving issues caused by 3rd party items, but you should only use them when it's necessary.
Illustration of Advanced settings section

SYSTEM STATUS

Select LayerSlider → Options from your WordPress admin sidebar, then click on the System Status button. System Status is intended to help you identifying possible issues and to display relevant debug information about your site. It also provides tools to list every server settings, easily set up a debug account or to erase all plugin data. To find out more about using System Status, please follow the on-screen instructions when navigating to its page on the admin interface.