LayerSlider 6.5.8 is now available!

New features

Improvements

Bug fixes

LayerSlider 6.5.7 is now available!

This update fixes a PHP debug message displayed when your site has the WP debug mode enabled.

LayerSlider 6.5.6 is now available!

LayerSlider 6.5.5 is now available!

New features

Improvements

Bug fixes

LayerSlider 6.5.1 is now available!

This quick update fixes a PHP error that might caused HTTP 500 Internal Server Error in some cases with older versions of PHP.

LayerSlider 6.5.0 is now available!

Introducing our new premium feature: Popups – a completely new way of using LayerSlider. It greatly extends its capabilities and what you can build with the plugin. Combining our strong foundation and the vast number of features we already have with the newly introduced Popup feature makes LayerSlider one of the best choice among popup plugins. Click here for more information and live examples.

Additional new features:

Improvements

Bug fixes

LayerSlider 6.4.0 is now available!

New Features

Improvements

Bug fixes

LayerSlider 6.3.0 is now available!

Introducing a new premium feature: Revisions. Have a peace of mind knowing that your slider edits are always safe and you can revert back unwanted changes or faulty saves at any time. This feature serves not just as a backup solution, but a complete version control system where you can visually compare the changes you have made along the way.

Additional changes:

LayerSlider 6.2.1 & 6.2.2 is now available!

This update contains important security fixes. We strongly encourage everyone to install it as soon as possible. [Thanks to WpHutte - wphutte.com for reporting.]

Version 6.2.2 was released shortly after v6.2.1 to solve an API issue.

New features

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LayerSlider 6.2.0 is now available!

New features

Improvements

Bug fixes

LayerSlider 6.1.6 is now available!

This update fixes the issues that we accidentally introduced in our last release (v6.1.5). We were super busy to resolve this as soon as we were able to and we sincerely apologize everyone for the inconveniences this might caused. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

New features

LayerSlider 6.1.5 is now available!

This is the first update in line of our upcoming new releases developed in parallel. This update addresses most of the issues surfaced recently, introduce a couple of new features and lots of under the hood improvements. LayerSlider 6.2.0 will shortly follow this update to fix any remaining known issues and bring new templates and other surprises.

New features

Improvements

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LayerSlider 6.1.0 "Anniversary Update" is now available!

LayerSlider celebrates its 5th birthday! 🎂🎉

We were super busy to come up with something truly special for this event. We're thanking everyone who has been so supportive along our journey by introducing our brand new Origami plugin. It is the perfect solution to share your gorgeous photos with the world or your loved ones in a truly inspirational way and create sliders with stunning effects.

New features

Improvements

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Changes in version 6.0.6

Changes in version 6.0.1 – 6.0.5

  • LayerSlider 6 is our biggest update yet. Check out our updated documentationnew demos or read the release overview below:

  • Faster, Better, Prettier

    Both the admin interface and front-end sliders load faster and perform better. This release has numerous bug fixes and improvements. So much actually, that we can't even write a complete list. The admin interface has also been redesigned a bit to provide familiar but much cleaner and easier controls.

  • Reworked Responsive Mode, New Slider Layouts, Device Dependent Layouts

    The new responsive mode performs significantly better and in most cases it does not require any special configuration. LayerSlider now also have multiple new layout modes like full size, hero screne and full screen sliders. These will allow new use cases such as running slideshows on billboards. It's also possible to make different layouts for different devices (phones, tables, desktop).

  • New Transitions, Text Animations, Loop, Hover, Filters and a lot more

    We've added lots of new transition options, which greatly extends the capabilities of your slideshows. You can now create chainable multi-step animations enhanced with stylish text transitions and interactive hover animations. There's also hidden surprises like the much requested Ken Burns effect, 3D parallax effect, and our new "play by scroll" feature. Oh, and don't forget to try out filters, which can be used to apply blur, sepia, grayscale etc. effects to your layers among many other.

  • Static Layers

    Layers can now enter and leave on any slide. You can easily build more complex animations where layers persist across multiple slides. Or just use it as an "always on top" feature.

  • Undo and Redo

    Web apps usually don't have controls to undo unwanted/accidental changes. LayerSlider now has. And it's even preserved for later use, whenever you need it.

  • Multi-selection, Resize, Rulers + Guides

    Do you ever wanted to move around multiple layers and once? LayerSlider 6 now supports multiple selection, which allows you altering groups of layers seamlessly. With rulers and keyboard shortcuts, you can now move/resize/etc your layers with precision. There's also Guides and a snap to feature built in.

  • Keyboard shortcuts & Popout Editor

    The slider builder interface can now be controlled by keyboard shortcuts. These shortcuts also introduces a lot of new features, like editing layers content right in the preview area or copying and pasting layers across slides and sliders. We've also introduced the Popout Editor, which transforms the layer options area into a floating window that can be resized and placed wherever you want. This makes it extremely easy to edit everything in one place, without the need to scroll up and down constantly.

  • Image Editor

    With the help of Adobe's Creative SDK, LayerSlider 6 now has a built-in image editor. You can perform common tasks like resizing, cropping, rotating images, as well as photo retouching, adding frames, text, effects, stickers and a lot more. It's like a mini-Photoshop.

  • And a lot more ...

    There's way more new features and improvement that we can list here: scheduled sliders, retina-ready, serving dynamically scaled images to reduce data usage and speed up page loads on mobile devices, redesigned transition builder with import feature, continuous live previews, new interactive timeline, reworked multimedia layer support with custom video poster and controls, custom HTML attributes, drag 'n' drop image upload, smart links, copy & paste layer styles and transition settings, named slides, new slider/slide background settings, auto-fit zoom, align layers feature.

    The number of new features almost never end, but this list must. :)

  • The future of LayerSlider

    LayerSlider 6 is just the beginning of our awesome new ideas. One of the main goals was to completely rebuild the plugin architecture and modernize its core. This allows us to implement new features way more faster and improve upon existing functionality with an easily maintainable code base. Beyond the predictable feature updates like the complete overhaul of skins, dynamic contents, etc (which will arrive very soon); we already have an experimental offline slider editor and preliminary support for LayerSlider extensions. This later one will soon be available for anyone to extend the plugins capabilities.

  • Backward compatibility

    Keeping LayerSlider backward compatible is one of our top priorities. Your sliders should look and behave the same before the update. However, LayerSlider 6 has a lot of internal changes, and it's possible you might need to adjust some settings in rare cases in order to perfectly match the v5 behavior.

LayerSlider 6.0.0b1 - CLOSED BETA RELEASE - is now available!

LayerSlider 6 is our biggest update yet. There are no new demos or exact release log this time, as this version mainly focuses on stability and backwards compatibility. However, under the LayerSlider -> About menu you can find a summary of what you can expect. Some additional surprises will also be available in the final version. We will announce more information very soon.

Please note, this version is only available for the closed beta program participants. A public beta release will also be available soon. As with any unfinished software, please make sure to not use it on production sites, since this version likely have some unknown issues.

We appreciate any feedback you can provide. Please use the Send feedback button in the upper right corner on the LayerSlider admin area to get in touch with us directly.

LayerSlider 5.6.10 is now available!

LayerSlider 5.6.9 is now available!

LayerSlider 5.6.8 is now available!

LayerSlider 5.6.7 is now available!

LayerSlider 5.6.6 is now available!

LayerSlider 5.6.5 is now available!

LayerSlider 5.6.4 is now available!

LayerSlider 5.6.3 is now available!

LayerSlider 5.6.2 is now available!

LayerSlider 5.6.1 is now available!

LayerSlider 5.6.0 is now available!

Beta version 5.6.0b5 is now available!

LayerSlider 5.5.1 is now available!

Beta version 5.6.0b4 is now available!

Beta version 5.6.0b3 is now available!

Beta version 5.6.0b2 is now available!

Beta version 5.6.0b1 is now available!

This beta version contains major changes under the hood, primarily focusing on to drastically speed up the Slider Builder interface. At the moment we can't recommended it for production sites, as it might have bugs or other unexpected issues. We greatly appreciate any feedback you can provide, so we can be fully prepared for the final release. Please see the full list of changes below:

LayerSlider 5.5.0 is now available

Scheduled maintenance of auto-update repository

Our auto-update repository will undergo a scheduled maintenance at 11 PM CET. During this time you will not be able to download updates, but other features like authorizing sites will remain functional. Due to the changes we made, your WP installation needs to renew its caches containing update information. This can take up to 24 hours, but you can speed up this process by navigating to your Dashboard -> Updates admin page. This change will not affect plugins installed from a different source.

LayerSlider 5.4.0 is now available

LayerSlider 5.3.2 is now available

LayerSlider 5.3.1 is now available

LayerSlider 5.3.0 is now available

LayerSlider 5.2.1 is now available

LayerSlider 5.2.0 is now available

LayerSlider version 5.1.2 and 5.2.0b2 is now available

Changes in version 5.1.1

Changes in version 5.1.0

This update contains new features, bug fixes and several other improvements.

Please note, we've removed the images of previously imported sample sliders due to changes in the import/export method. You can restore them by re-importing them again.

Version 5.0.2 released

Version 5.0.1 released

Version 5.0.0 released

Version 4.6.6 released

Version 4.6.5 released

Version 4.6.4 released

This quick fix update solves the issues affected our last release.

Introducing release channels

Since LayerSlider v4.6.3, you can choose to receive pre-release updates. These beta versions should be stable enough without known issues, and are mainly recommended for theme authors to try out new features, or adapt the plugin changes in their works. Version 4.6.3 also introduced a new update notifier and a news section, so you can stay in the loop and follow the plugin development easily.

Please note, although pre-release versions are considered stable, they might contain unknown issues, and are not recommended for sites in production.

Version 4.6.3 released

Version 4.6.2 released

Version 4.6.1 released