How to add a slider to WordPress theme and create a full width slider

It's easy to create a full width slider if your WordPress theme has a full width layout. Just adding a responsive full width slider to the page content, the slider will be full width automatically.

But if the WordPress theme has a boxed layout, that's, the page content is not full width, the main wrapper has a maximum width limit and has paddings around it, if you add the slider to the page content, since the page is not full width, by default, the slider is limited to the page and will also be boxed.

This tutorial will guide you how to create a WordPress full width slider even in a WordPress theme of boxed layout. There are 3 steps in this tutorial:

  • Step 1 - Install Wonder Slider
  • Step 2 - Create a full width slider
  • Step 3 - Publish the slider

At the end of this tutorial, we will create a WordPress full width slider as demonstrated in the following page: WordPress Full Width Slider.

We will also discuss how to directly add the slider PHP code to your WordPress theme if it's required in some cases.

  • Additional - Add the slider PHP code to WordPress theme file

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Moving WordPress to a New Domain

Products:

WonderPlugin Slider, WonderPlugin Gallery, WonderPlugin Portfolio Grid Gallery, WonderPlugin Carousel and WonderPlugin Audio Player

Tutorial:

When you move your WordPress to a new domain name, you many find the image, video and audio links in the plugins are not updated, they still point to the old domain name. This tutorial will guide you how to update the links and fix the problem.

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I upgraded to commercial version, but the free version watermark remains

Product:

All WonderPlugin Products

Question:

I purchased the commercial version and have received my membership login password. I downloaded the commercial version and followed the upgrade instructions as posted on your website, however, the free version watermark remains.
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How to convert video to HTML5 compatible MP4 format

This tutorial will show you how to convert a video file to HTML5 compatible MP4 format.

MP4 format is supported by Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, Microsoft Edge, iPhone, iPad, Android and Flash. In this tutorial, we use the freeware Handbrake http://handbrake.fr/ to convert the video to HTML5 compatible MP4 videos.

You can use the WordPress plugin Wonder Gallery to play the video or create a video gallery in WordPress.

Step 1 - Download Handbrake

Handbrake http://handbrake.fr/ is an open source, GPL-licensed application for encoding MP4 video. It works on Windows, Linux and Mac. It has a graphic interface which is straightforward and easy to use.

Step 2 - Convert the video to MP4 format with Handbrake

In the main dialog of Handbrake, click the Open Source button and select a video file.

Handbrake

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On the top right of the dialog, click the button Presets. In the Presets menu, select the option Web -> Vimeo YouTube HQ 720p60 or Vimeo YouTube 720p30.

If you change the default options, make sure you check the option Web Optimized. The option is also known as "Fast start" or "Progressive downloading". It places the video header at the start of the file and allows your video to start playing while it's still downloading.

At the bottom of the dialog, select a folder to save the converted video file.

Click Start and wait for the encoding complete.

How to Upgrade the Free or Lite Version to the Commercial Version Without Losing Existing Work

After you have ordered the commercial version, your membership account will be automatically created and your login information will be sent to your email address in minutes.

You can then log in the Membership Area and download the commercial version.

There are two methods to upgrade the free or lite version to its commercial version.

The First Method:

To upgrade to the commercial or new version without losing your existing work, you can take the following steps:

  1. In your WordPress backend, goto the left menu Plugin Name (e.g., Wonder Carousel, Wonder Slider, etc) -> Settings, make sure there is an option Keep data when deleting the plugin and the option is checked. The option is checked by default. If your free version is very old, it may not have this option. In this case, do not use this method, use the following second method instead.
  2. In the WordPress backend, goto the left menu Plugins -> Installed Plugins, deactivate the plugin and delete it. When deleting the plugin, ignore the warning "Are you sure you wish to delete these files and data" and click the button "Yes, Delete these files and data". This is a standard warning from WordPress.
  3. In the WordPress backend, goto the left menu Plugins -> Add New, click Upload Plugin, select the downloaded commercial version plugin zip file, install and activate it.
  4. Clear all possible caches:

    • If you have installed a WordPress js/css minify plugin or WordPress cache plugin for example, W3 Total Cache or WP Super Cache, empty all caches from the plugin.
    • Some web hosts, for example, GoDaddy, DreamHost, will also cache web files. You need to clear caches of the web hosting before testing. Please contact your web hosting provider and ask about how to clear caches.
    • Clear caches of your web browser before testing.

The Second Method:

If the first method does not work for you, you can use the following method:

  1. Unzip the commercial version .zip file at local hard disk.
  2. FTP/upload the unzipped folder to your WordPress web server, inside the folder wp-content/plugins/, and overwrite the existing folder with the same name. Please make sure you have overwritten the existing folder. When there is a folder name conflict, some ftp software or file manager will create a duplicated folder rather than overwriting the existing one. In this case, you can delete the existing folder first then upload the commercial version folder.
  3. Clear all possible caches:

    • If you have installed a WordPress js/css minify plugin or WordPress cache plugin for example, W3 Total Cache or WP Super Cache, empty all caches from the plugin.
    • Some web hosts, for example, GoDaddy, DreamHost, will also cache web files. You need to clear caches of the web hosting before testing. Please contact your web hosting provider and ask about how to clear caches.
    • Clear caches of your web browser before testing.