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Vinaora Nivo Slider Popular Module

Vinaora Nivo Slider is a great responsive slideshow module for Joomla. It allows you to easily create an image slider (slideshow or slide-show) using Nivo Slider. This javascript slider created by dev7studios and was the world's most awesome jQuery slider (hit over 2,200,000 downloads in Jun 2013). It also installed on many WordPress websites, too. Completely free and totally open source, there literally is no better way to make your website look totally stunning.

One of the great things about the Vinaora Nivo Slider is that it is highly customisable. You can choose many slick and responsive themes to show your gallery. Not same as Vinaora Slick Show, Vinaora Cu3er 3D Slideshow or Vinaora Cu3ox Slideshow, this slider supports more than 15 unique transition effects without using flash. Vinaora Nivo Slider runs well on Joomla 3.x, Joomla 2.5, Joomla 1.5 and well-known browsers: Internet Explorer 7+, Firefox 3+, Google Chrome 4+, Safari 4+ and Opera 10+.

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✔ Responsive
✔ 15+ unique transition effects
✔ 7+ slick and responsive themes
✔ 7+ demos included
✔ Simple clean & valid markup
✔ Loads of settings to tweak
✔ Built in directional and control navigation
✔ Supports linking images
✔ Create an unlimited number of sliders
✔ Free to use


Responsive web design (often abbreviated to RWD) is an approach to web design in which a site is crafted to provide an optimal viewing experience - easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling - across a wide range of devices (from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones)

Vinaora Nivo Slider can now handle images of any size and will fill the container width. The slider height is variable and changes depending on the image height. Fixed size sliders can still be created, all you need to do is make sure your images are all the same size and set the width and height attributes of your slider

Note: As of v2.5.25 the slider is responsive by default. If you want a fixed size slider, please make sure all of your images are the same size.


✔ Does the slider support transparent PNG's? No. Due to the way slide transitions work it will look weird.
✔ Can I use images that are different sizes? As of v2.5.25 or later, yes you can. The slider is now responsive and can handle images of any size.
✔ Can I have multiple sliders on the same page? Yes but you will need to load jQuery v1.7 or greater for it to work.
✔ Can I set a random starting slide?
Yes but you will need to install Vinaora Nivo Slider 1.7.4 or greater. And choose startSlide = 0

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Reviews: 2
I love the ease of use. I installed, fiddled with the settings in the back end for about 5 minutes, and I was up and running. Took me longer to create the images than it did to install the module.

The only reason it didn't get 5 stars that it doesn't appear to be able to handle transparent PNGs, which is something I'd really love to have. If the creator ever addressed this in a future version (unless I'm just a dork and missed it), it would be 6 out of 5 stars!
Reviews: 4
I use this module in Joomla 3.3 in Protostar template. It works very well. It is responsive and easy to use. Great job, thanks.
Reviews: 4
This extension is just right for my needs but having trouble with 4 sliders on one page some displaying captions from other sliders. Have asked for support and understand that jquery needs to be up to date but thought Joomla 3.2.3 was correct.
Reviews: 2
Great options, great built in advertised. THANKS.

First time I did the install from directory method that another review put in there. Works like a charm.
Reviews: 14
This is the best slideshow extension what I tried. Responsive what was very important for me. The caption and title should be a better way. I mean connecting to joomla article system, with direct linking to an article or an article ID. Thank you very much! Great job!
Reviews: 9
Perfect out of the box and ready to rock slider! Great module.
Reviews: 5
Wow. Just had a frustrating morning installing and uninstalling sliders which just wouldn't work.

This one worked perfectly, first time on our J 3.1.0 site.

We had trouble installing it via the Joomla Extensions Manager, but just upload it to a directory (eg public_html/tmp/slider/).

Unzip it, then use the Extensions Manager 'Install from Directory'.

Set your directory to, for example: /home/yoursite/public_html/tmp/slider/ and Install.

It's worth the effort !

Thanks guys, brilliant product.
Reviews: 1
Very nice easy to implement module, up and running in two minutes to replace my previous flash slider.
Reviews: 10
A great extension with many nice effects and layouts.
Reviews: 1
Although the slider is good there is no documentation on the website on how to use it.
I was unable to add any of my images and customise it.
Reviews: 1
I've tried to load the module inmy localhost for testing it in my website, but there's a problem with the installation file and it doesn't work!Help please
Owner's reply

Please tell me more details: Joomla version? Vinaora Nivo Slider version? My Skype account: vinaora.

Reviews: 12
Its hard to find a slider that works easy and simply, and this one does, great work.
Reviews: 29
It is one of the best implementation of Nivo Slider into Joomla. I am still waiting for ability to use Joomla Banners for slider content
Reviews: 1
This Module Is Great in appearance and functionality though..
I read in previous reviews that some people were having some issues with j2.5 and k2 (specifically wont load the pictures) and have replied that is fixed.
I downloaded the latest version of the module and i'm still facing the same issue with j2.5 in combination with k2.
* I'm working locally
Reviews: 3
Thanks for your hard work, but I agree with JoshLewis review... The functionality is great, looks great and can be customized. However, Why would you (author) force a non-removable back-link "extra" slide without a commercial option. This throws off everything one may be working towards to get their site going. An extra slide messes up the whole work flow. Its good, but sorry, will have to go with another Nivo Slider. Further more, the backlink problem (also in Vianora Cu3er)kept triggering Trojan virus/hack attempts from browsers and local anti-viruses.
Owner's reply

Thanks for your recommend. We removed the backlink and update Nivo slider, jQuery to latest version.

Reviews: 2
Hi, this extension has been working superbly - I'd encourage anyone to use it. However, today a client has upgraded to latest versions of Internet Explorer and now the slider is not viewable although it is loading but not appearing on the page - it works fine in safari and firefox but that doesn't help the client.. can you advise what to do please? Is there a patch I can install for instance? The slider is 2.5.11.. Thanks!
Reviews: 2
It is a very nice module however it has conflicts with K2 CCK. K2 loads its own jQuery library as well as this module then jQuery does not work anymore, no errors showing, even though jquety.noconflict() is present in eachextensions, still they override each other's jquery library that ends up either of the two extension does not work.

With the increasing number of K2 CCK in every joomla web site it
Owner's reply

Fixed in version 2.5.20 or later

Reviews: 1
Its simple and free ! congratulation !
But it's possible to hide the pub nivo slideshow (write in small)? on
Thank you
Reviews: 2
I have already used Nivo sliders in some of my Wordpress websites. But, I didn't think that it will be available in Joomla! Really happy about it...
Reviews: 106
At first glance this was perhaps my favorite jquery slideshow module. There were a few bugs in the older versions which they fixed which I was pleased to see it working almost perfectly.

But there is one big issue with this which is that it creates an extra slide in the slideshow that links back to the author. Normally that would not be a big deal, but I was using this extension to showcase websites I've created which hence would not honestly reflect my work. If the author very much wants a backlink, it would be better to put it at the bottom rather than add an extra slide.

I attempted to contact the author via a comment on the page (considering that it seems to be the only way) which someone else agreed that this addition is annoying.

I'm writing this review in hopes that the author would change this. Or if not, informing everyone else about this hidden addition. I do appreciate the work that the author has put into this extension.
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