Nivo sliders

Nivo is the world’s most most awesome jQuery & WordPress Image Slider

Nivo is a FREE jQuery plugin. The developers also provide a premium WordPress plugin.

Nivo WordPress plugin features Nivo download

Rather than spend $18 dollars on something I didn’t know I really wanted I listed the plugins on WordPress.org to try them.  I started with the most popular, downloaded and activated them and then deactivated each of them when I got Warnings about deprecated function, etc.. To be fair, WordPress did warn me that the plugins had not been tested with 3.3.1

Plugin name and description Plugin links Version, total downloads, last update, tested
Easy Nivo Slider
Adds Nivo Slider to a post/page with no coding. Builds sliders from a post images, featured images in posts, or from NextGen galleries.
easy-nivo-slider
home
1.6.1
94611
2011-03-22 12:50am GMT
3.1.4
nivo-slider-for-wordpress No info available  
NIVO slider light
The NIVO slider light plugin includes the JQuery NIVO Slider into your wordpress blog. It does not touch any other gallerys.
nivo-slider-light
home
1.11
37420
2012-09-04 3:20pm GMT
3.2.1

After WordUp Pompey I looked at the code and tried developing my own lazy smart shortcode. Of the slideshows I’d tried Nivo looked to be the easiest.

As you can see, I have now developed a nivo-slider lazy smart shortcode plugin. This plugin is dependent upon oik to return the data to format and uses the out of the box jQuery code and CSS.

When displaying attachments it uses one bit of logic and for other post types another.

I had a few challenges but found the workaround to “can’t put links on all images”

So Nivo slider is now going to become part of my toolkit!