Plugin Description

* Added Post / Pages Order and Sort Support! *

WP Featured Content Slider is a very powerful WordPress Slideshow. You can feature as many Posts and Pages as you want. You can define a picture for every single post/page which will then be automatically cropped to the right resolution. WP-Featured Content Slider comes with a great option set. You can even define sliding effects such as „fade“ or „slideRight“ and many more. Furthermore you can adjust timeout and many Layout and Design Options. Inserting Posts/Pages to WP-Featured Content Slider is as easy as you can imagine. Simply choose „Feature in WP-Featured Content Slider“ when editing a post/page.


Install the Plugin automatically via WordPress Plugin Installation Area or download the newest version of the Plugin right below, extract the files and upload them to your wp-content/plugins folder.

  1. Download newest version from below
  2. Extract and upload to your wp-content/plugins folder
  3. Activate the plugin in WP-Admin
  4. Insert following PHP Snippet in your template file
    <?php include (ABSPATH . '/wp-content/plugins/wp-featured-content-slider/content-slider.php');?>
  5. Or you can use [featslider] as a placeholder in your Post/Page to insert the Slideshow
  6. Now Edit a Post or a Page and scroll down to „WP-Featured Content Slider Options“ which should be right below your Editor
  7. Choose „Feature in WP-Featured Content Slider“ and set an Featured Image („Feature Image“ when Editing Post/Page)
  8. Now save the post/page and have a look at your Slideshow!
  9. The image will be automatically cutted so that it fits the Slideshow (No need for timthumb anymore – Version 2.1)
  10. You can adjust Settings, Layout under Settings – WP-Featured Content Slideshow


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Thumbnails are being generated automatically via wordpress built-in functionality. There is no need to support timthumb anymore. If you are already using the plugin with images, you will need to regenerate thumbnails (regenerate thumbnails plugin). If you are customizing image-size you will need to regenerate as well!

Enjoy this new Slideshow WordPress Plugin

Dieses Plugin wird zusätzlich gesponsert von Schönheitsoperation Hannover und Appartment und Ferienhaus am Diani Beach Kenia.

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  1. Matthew Ogborne sagt:


    Using „jquery.cycle.all.min.js“ instead of „jquery.cycle.all.2.72.js“ saves 10kb of download and appears to perform the same required functions:


  2. Matthew Joss sagt:

    Hey, I love your plugin! I was just wondering if it’s possible to sort the slider by date? So that the latest post is put at the start of the slider? Thanks, I look forward to your reply 🙂

    • Matthew Joss sagt:

      Ok, I figured out how to order them by date. Go to Plugins > Editor. Select WP Featured Content Slider. Under Plugin Files select „wp-featured-content-slider/content-slider.php“. Scroll down the file content until you come to the custom database query. When you see this line „AND (wposts.post_type = ‚post‘ OR wposts.post_type = ‚page‘);“ highlight the whole line and paste this over it:

      AND (wposts.post_type = ‚post‘ OR wposts.post_type = ‚page‘)
      ORDER BY wposts.post_date DESC

      It worked for me 🙂

      • Lydia sagt:

        Hello everyone,

        I’m trying to use the WP Featured Content Slider on this blog but can’t get it to appear. I use Coraline for a theme. Matthew Joss, I used your edit to the php but still no change. I installed it through WP plugin directory. Any suggestions? I really think that I could customize this plugin nicely for my blog.

        • Lydia sagt:

          Hi again, I finally figured out how to get the slider going on my Home page just above content area. For basic instructions for any novice like me, send me a message on my contact page. The slider works well and is relatively simple to set.

          • Lydia sagt:

            I just switched to full screen view but I am getting this enormous white space between slides. Anyway I can get a smaller, better looking spacing between slides? Also, there is an unslightly space between my header and my slider; how can I eliminate that?

      • wolf sagt:

        Reihenfolge / Order
        Ich bekomme das mit der Reihenfolge der Anzeige nicht geändert … ich denke mir das sind die Zeilen in der PHP die geändert werden müssen … aber was muss ich ändern ?

        I get this with the order of display is not changed … I think to myself these are the lines in the PHP must be changed… but what I have to change?

        if($post->post_type == „post“ || $post->post_type == „page“) {
        update_post_meta($post->ID, „feat_slider“, $_POST[„feat_slider“]);

  3. Mike G sagt:

    First off… wicked plugin. It’s working great. I’m not sure if this is the correct behavior. When I click on a featured article the banner for the article page becomes the image that was inserted in the post. If it is normal, can I disable something so my sites banner is shown?

  4. finid sagt:

    The slider is showing the code for links in the content of the posts. Can it be tweaked to render the codes as true links?

  5. Miguel Escamilla sagt:

    Is it possible to limit the amount of posts that the slider shows?

  6. Hi,

    your plugin works fine but is it possible to make it compatible with Custom Post Types.

    I’d like to create „Slides“ item in the WordPress administration instead of using Pages.


  7. siltentsteps sagt:

    Hallo Zusammen

    First of all: I’ve tested quite a few content slider before your plugin has been the most convincing one!

    After update WP to 3.2 the plugin’s not working anymore. No more sliding but one item below the other. Is there a hack or will there be soon an update?

    The insertion is made through the php include, by the way.

    Cheers from Switzerland!

  8. Michael Turk sagt:

    If you’d like to further limit the plugin to show only a set number of posts, add this:

    AND wposts.post_date < NOW()
    ORDER BY wposts.post_date DESC
    LIMIT 0,5";

    That will put your posts in order by most recent first, and limit the display to the most recent 5. If you want more posts, just change the number five to whatever number you would like to show.

    If you want the oldest posts (not sure why you would, but hey…) then change the DESC to ASC and it will grab the five oldest posts.

  9. Chris Ward sagt:

    @Aurélien i needed to do the same with custom post types, you need to change you need to do the following,

    1) featured-content-slider.php – add the following line to the feat_init() functions below the other 2

    add_meta_box(„feat_slider“, „Featured Content Slider Options“, „feat_meta“, „NAME-OF-CUSTOM-POST-TYPE“, „normal“, „high“);

    2) featured-content-slider.php – add the following OR statement to save_feat() function

    if($post->post_type == „post“ || $post->post_type == „page“ || $post->post_type == „NAME-OF-CUSTOM-POST-TYPE“)

    3)content-slider.php – add to the sql satement on line 124

    AND (wposts.post_type = ‚post‘ OR wposts.post_type = ‚page‘ OR wposts.post_type = ‚NAME-OF-CUSTOM-POST-TYPE‘)“;

  10. Bill Drew sagt:

    How do I control the speed of the slider? Items changes too quickly. I really like this slider. Very easy to use.

  11. Mika sagt:

    Ein richtig tolles Plugin. Respekt!

    Gruß Mika

  12. Sam sagt:


    this is a great plugin. Thank you so much!!

    Just a little question. Is it possible zu have different sliding effects for the „previous“ and „next“ event?
    I think the user experience would be increased strongly if there would be a „slide to left“ effect if the user clicks on the „next“ button and a „slide to right“ effect when clicked on prev. Is that possible?

    Thank you.

  13. Martin W sagt:

    Hi, and tnx for your nice plug in. Got some headache about it thou… 🙂

    Installed it, and measured it just fine. Fits perfect on my front page. But when I try and add more post to it, (more than 1), it won’t act as a slider, but instead it puts everything on a „pile“, above the content on the front page.

    I’ve re-intalled the plug-in, and tried it on a „post“ using [featslider], but it acts the same way.

    Any ideas?


    Ps. It’s only one on the page now, since the page is public, and I don’t want to mess with it too much. But I can send you screen dump if you want to.

  14. David sagt:

    Wunderschönes und einfaches Plugin!

    Hab nur ein Problem und zwar das die Inhalte verschiedener Custom Fields (erstellt mit Advanced Custom Fields) nicht angezeigt werden.

    In meinem Template ist kein Loop drin. Es gibt 5 Custom Fields, eins für den Content Slider und 4 für Boxen unterhalb vom Slider. Diese 4 Boxen werden nicht angezeigt.

    Leg ich den Slider allerdings unter die 4 Boxen, werden sowohl die Boxen als auch der Slider angezeigt.

    Hier mal die grobe Struktur:

    Hat vielleicht jemand eine Idee?

  15. David Zizza sagt:

    I just installed the 2.2 version of the WP Featured Content Plugin and it broke on my site. The 2.1 version worked fine but the Javascript seems not to be working. You can view it on my test site Thanks for your help.

  16. Or Nevo sagt:

    i just updated the the latest version and it broke my site :/
    i used to have a changing featured image with background and now it’s just a block of white, any idea as per how happened ?

  17. DigiP sagt:

    Looking at the source code of the plugin, it seems it points to a script in the plugin folder in /scripts/ which doesn’t exist. I uploaded a jQuery file from github at and changed the URL to match, slider works again. Your automatic updater did not seem to include the file „/wp-content/plugins/wp-featured-content-slider/scripts/jquery.cycle.all.2.72.js“ at all, so hope this helps anyone else needing a fix.

  18. Sanat Hegde sagt:


    I’ve just solved a bug where the js does not load if the site address is different from the wordpress url. I’ve fixed it by changing the bloginfo() to siteurl on line 24

    wp_register_script(‚jquery.cycle‘, site_url() . ‚/wp-content/plugins/wp-featured-content-slider/scripts/jquery.cycle.all.2.72.js‘, array(‚jquery‘), ‚1.3‘ );

    Hope you fix it in the plugin.

  19. Anthony sagt:

    Hi. Great plugin. Does anyone know of a way to have the slide pause when you mouse over it?

  20. Jennifer sagt:

    Nevermind, confict and found it!

  21. Son Ngo sagt:

    Awesome plugin, is there a way to include multiple instant of this plugin on your site with each instant displaying post from a different category? Thanks in advance!!!

  22. Caro sagt:

    I like this plugin and i have installed it. One problem: it includes all the text of the post and just one line. What can I do? Can anybody help?

  23. Slider…

    Dem auf­merk­sa­men Leser des Bloghauses ist es nicht ent­gan­gen: seit heute gibt es (wie­der) einen Slider, der die letz­ten fünf wich­tigs­ten Artikel1 durch­lau­fen läßt. Was sagt Ihr dazu? Nic also die, die mir wichtig erscheinen ↩……

  24. Mark sagt:

    In the new version it only loads 5 posts into the slider, how can you change this? Can i f.e load 15 posts? thanks

  25. Hi! A fellow that I have tweak my sites installed your plugin and it is awesome! However, when you first load the home page, the slider jitters and shifts during the loading process. You can see it on my site. But, if you were to go to another page on the site and then go back to the home page from there, it loads perfectly.

    Do you have any suggestions, please, to correct this odd behavior? Thanks in advance!