Mar 262014

Last Updated: April 24, 2015

WordPress Slideshow Plugin General Settings tutorial will show you how easy it is to set up a slideshow with this very simple plugin.

Latest News: I added some information about the latest fixes by Stefan Boonstra.

Information: Stay tuned for the latest release coming out as soon as WordPress approves it. Here are the latest changes that will be included in the new release coming soon.

  • Compatible with WordPress 4.2.
  • Default stylesheets are no longer dynamically loaded through admin-ajax.php.
  • Fixed: Security vulnerability in the SlideshowPluginSlideshowStylesheet class.
  • Fixed: An issue with admin-ajax.php when the frontend uses HTTP, while the backend uses HTTPS. Thanks to [Chris Scott](
  • Fixed: A bug that caused the previous slide button and the navigation bullets to malfunction on “Cross Fade” setting.
  • Fixed: Slideshow container calculation now uses the JavaScript round function instead of the floor function.
  • Fixed: Separated assignment of $sessionID and increment of SlideshowPlugin::$sessionCounter.
  • Added Norwegian translation by A. Nonymous.
  • Updated Persian translation by W3Design.
  • Updated German translation by A. Nonymous.
  • Updated Brazilian Portuguese by A. Nonymous.

This tutorial was written using Slideshow Version 2.2.21 31/03/2014. I will be updating the details when ever a new version comes out with new and or modified settings.

WordPress Slideshow 2.2.21 Changelog:

  • Compatible with WordPress 3.9.
  • Added “Cross Fade” option to the animation settings.
  • Updated the API to support retrieving the direction of the animation on the animation event.
  • Fixed: Slideshow moving to next slide on keyboard navigation. By Ben Wetzel
  • Fixed: HTML5 validation issue.
  • Fixed: Permission check that checked for “edit_post” instead of “edit_slideshow”.

Latest News: I have added the latest changelog.

Click on the image to donwload the plugin.


WordPress Slideshow Plugin Tutorials:

  1. General Settings
  2. Default Settings
  3. Custom Styles
  4. Advanced Settings
  5. Insert Slide Into Post
  6. Pagination Bar
  7. Troubleshooting

WordPress Slideshow Plugin General Settings Steps

1 ) The following image shows you the Slideshows admin menu.

  • Slideshows
  • Add New
  • General Settings


2 ) Go to Slideshows >> General Settings >> General Settings to set up the following User Capabilities.

Important: This option comes in handy especially if you have a membership website and you don’t want other members to change the settings unless they are Administrators.

Add Slideshows

  • Administrator (This one cannot be changed)
  • Editor
  • Author
  • Contributor
  • Subscriber

Edit Slideshows

  • Administrator (This one cannot be changed)
  • Editor
  • Author
  • Contributor
  • Subscriber

Delete Slideshows

  • Administrator (This one cannot be changed)
  • Editor
  • Author
  • Contributor
  • Subscriber


  • Head (top)
  • Footer (bottom)

Make sure you click on Save Changes button when you have completed these settings.


Click on the following link Default Settings to continue with the settings.

I will be updating this tutorial from time to time so keep coming back for the latest updates.

If you have a questions send me an e-mail or leave a comment.


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