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Smart Slider 3 by Nextend is the perfect slider solution for Joomla, that contains 4 slider types and is totally responsive. Create beautiful sliders & animated blocks with the next generation visual editor. Awesome sliders, no compromises! Smart Slider 3 is the top rated slider extension for Joomla with more than 900.000 satisfied users.


Smart Slider 3 is a brand new and intuitive Joomla extension to create sliders which was never possible before with any slider extensions. Besides that Smart Slider gives you the tool to create YouTube and Vimeo slides, create slides from your Joomla articles. Even more it has a complete easy-to-use slide editor with different layers. Don't hesitate install the Smart Slider 3 and enjoy the next generation Joomla experience.


  • User-friendly Editor - Anyone can build with Smart Slider. The interface comes with drag&drop builder and live preview.
  • Totally integrated with Joomla - module, shortcode and ACL
  • Fully responsive and touch friendly - Sliders can be enjoyed in any environment, be it a mobile, tablet or desktop.
  • 4 slider types - Simple slider, Showcase slider, Carousel slider and Block type. You can create whole landing pages easily with blocks.
  • Dynamic Slides - Available sources are listed below
  • Customizable controls - Arrows, Bullets, Autoplay, Indicator, Bar, Thumbnails, Shadows, Full screen and custom HTML
  • Slide backgrounds - Lot of super smooth background animations and Ken Burns effect
  • Layers - Build unique design with varied layers: Image, Heading, Text, Button, Vimeo, YouTube, Input, List, Icon, Caption, Transition, Iframe, HTML5 video, Audio, Counter, Circle counter, Progress bar, Image box, Animated heading, Highlighted heading, HTML and Area
  • Font and Style manager system - Change easily all the details that really matter in typography and style.
  • Powerful layer animation system to give layers motion and transitions. The possibilities of what you can build are endless. Even more you can create different type of layer animations: In, Loop and Out
  • In-built lightbox
  • Complete detailed documentation
  • Tutorial videos -
  • Sample sliders - more than 100 sliders to start


Generate sliders from external sources. Add dynamic content to each slide such as:

Joomla specific generators: Joomla articles, K2 items, Ignite Gallery, EasyBlog posts, Phoca Gallery, redSHOP products, VirtueMart products, Joomshopping products, MijoShop products, EasyDiscuss, Eshop, HikaShop, JEvents, Flexicontent, RSEvents, Event Booking.
Social generators: Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest, Vimeo.
Other generators: Images from folder, RSS generator, Text/CSV generator


We are committed to top-notch customer support because we know if you have problem with Smart Slider 3, you need a solution as soon as possible.


  • Create a new project or start one of our templates
  • Import and Export sliders
  • Intuitive slide creation: choose images, select Joomla Article or create a blank canvas
  • Static overlays
  • Dynamic slides - use different dynamic sources for the same slider
  • YouTube, Vimeo and Video slides
  • Bulk actions for slides - delete, duplicate, publish and unpublish
  • Publish slider with module, shortcode or PHP
  • Touch Swipe, scroll, keyboard navigation
  • Auto, full-width and full page responsive layout
  • Optimized for any screen sizes and touch devices
  • 5 Slide switching animations: Horizontal, Vertical, Fade, Crossfade and No animation
  • More than 30 Slide background animations: Scale to left, Zoom, Fade, Curtain to left, Puzzle, Scale to top, Scale to bottom, Curtain to bottom, Curtain to top and much more
  • Autoplay configurations
  • Add different slider controls and change the styles and positions
  • Slider controls: Arrows, Bullets, Autoplay, Indicator, Bar, Thumbnails, Shadows, Full screen - design your own or use pre-set
  • SEO and script optimized
  • Export slider as HTML
  • Hardware Accelerated 2D and 3D Transforms
  • Slide link: Choose your post or page to create permalinks to articles
  • Slide background image with transparent color overlay
  • 5 Slide background image fill mode: Fill, Fit, Stretch, Center and Tile
  • 22 Layers: Image, Heading, Text, Button, Vimeo, YouTube, Input, List, Icon, Caption, Transition, Iframe, HTML5 video, Audio, Counter, Circle counter, Progress bar, Image box, Animated heading, Highlighted heading, HTML and Area
  • Visual slide editor with zoom and desktop, tablet and mobile modes
  • Undo and redo in slide editor
  • Default positioning for responsive content
  • Absolute positioning for decorative elements
  • Advanced layer snap in visual slide editor
  • Adaptive layer font sizing
  • Layer aligning: left, center, right, top, bottom
  • Layer sizing: fixed and auto adjusted
  • Layer cropping: visible, hidden and scroll
  • Hide layers on specific devices
  • Slide thumbnail image
  • Layer animation builder
  • Live Timeline
  • Built-in lightbox
  • Popular effects: Ken Burns, Parallax, Particle and Shape divider
  • Slide background image optimization and lazy loading
  • Premium support

Great Slideshow extension

Posted on 14 December 2020
Ken burns effect, snow effect and network particles. These are my favorite features. It's really smart!
Ease of use
Extension is based on drag & drop. So it's really fast and easy.
Regular updates and great website. I think support is at good level.
In change log section you can find what's in next version. that's a great idea.
Value for money
Buy once and you have Lifetime Updates & Support. that's really nice.
I used this to: Some commercial websites that needs interactive and eye-catching user interface!


Posted on 04 December 2020
That's exactly what i needed for, a simple and fully customizable slider
Ease of use
Click and customize, a large variety of ready-to-go presets, excellent.
No needed so far, I'm doing all by my self. It's very simple and there is a lot of documentation
Great one, there are doc pages and even video tutorials, so it's perfect for me
Value for money
100% worth the money. You have the Joomla! and Wordpress version both, so it's a great deal.
I used this to: my Joomla! and Wordpress site in header section to show main content, promotions and so on
It's a good extension but does not work with Ecwid any longer. THe reason I purchased it was for that one reason.
Ease of use
I found it easy to set up and deploy when it worked with Ecwid. Sadly, it no longer supports that software.
Value for money
I had purchased this extension with the expressed use with Ecwid and six months after it went live, ceased to function in the manner I neede
I used this to: *Used* it for displaying Ecwid products on the front page of a website dedicated to rug hooking

Smart Slider Pro

Posted on 05 April 2020
The amount of functionality built into this slider is amazing. You can display photographic images & articles in a multitude of ways.
Ease of use
In its basic form its very easy to use, but if you want to use some of the deeper functionality then it gets rather complex.
Excellent. Responses to e-mailed queries, etc. were responded to very quickly.
There is an awful lot of documentation which sometimes doesn't quite cover what you're looking for, but e-mail help is quickly there.
Value for money
For the amount of functionality provided by this component, it is very much value for money.
I used this to: Showing image work produced by members of a photographic society.
all the user need, very friendly to beginners, easy to setup and use
Ease of use
well designed, easy and simple to use, transition is very smooth
Value for money
more than any other slider extension, I tried many of them but this one i the best by far
I used this to: I use this for home page, used to have problem with other extensions, they were slow when page loaded
I've used this for a simple slide show, and to create an entire website. It's just amazing how much it can do.
Ease of use
Very easy to use. Start off using their demo slider and modifying it with your images. Then work through some of their videos step by step.
I've only needed support once, and it was great. Was able to diagnose my problem right away (template issue, not slider) and how to fix it.
There is tons to read, and lots of videos to watch that show you all sorts of neat new tricks. Every time I watch one I learn something new.
Value for money
I purchased the highest level (developer, I think). It's an excellent deal. I can use this on as many websites as I want. Perfect!
I used this to: Everything! Simple image sliders... full page websites... youtube displays... form submissions...
The component is functional, does what it offers. Also has the necessary features to customize the way it displays virtuemart products.
Ease of use
Is intuitive, you can easily create sliders for different categories as modules or as code.
They have a good support team, they answer quickly, the instructions are precise. you can ask questions until you solve the problems.
The documentation is complete, inside the portal as text and in videos, although sometimes it is not so clear, but it serves.
Value for money
The value invested in this component is recouped by displaying a site with custom and stylish product slides.
I used this to: I use it to show products in the form of a carousel in various sections of the website I'm developing. Allows to create several modules or code that show products in different styles and include it in several pages. It works well with themler and the latest joomla/virtuemart.
This slider works within 5 minutes of installing it. I tried to get other sliders working and after a couple of hours I simply uninstalled
Ease of use
YES YES YES YES extremely easy to use ...........................................
EXCELLENT especially the getting started video I was up and running BEFORE the video ended
Value for money
Using the FREE version right now if it keeps working as good as it is then I will buy the Pro version
I used this to: My Hobby website .................................................................
This is like a basic extension to any site. Works simply great in making life easier
Ease of use
Very easy to use !!! If you're an advanced user, you have alot of advanced options
The support is of very high quality!!! All my questions were answered after just a couple of hours.
Good documentation and videos. The forums have also a lot of information. They could be better compiled.
Value for money
Great value. I recommend it . Go for the lifetime . It's worthwhile buying the Pro version, because it's so Excellent!
I used this to: If all companies worked like Smart Slider then Joomla would be the first cms in the world !!!
A lot of out of the box templates easy to adapt to your needs to start with. The possibilities are endless, up to your imagination.
Ease of use
Couldn't get easier with so many pre-designed templates and options available.
Oh..I cannot even say thank you enough...Support is unreal, finding issues that are not even a slider issue...Thank you Laszlo...
A lot of easy to follow videos to start with, plus documentation. I haven't even watched all videos- it is so easy out of the box to use it
Value for money
Seriously....worth every penny. Lifetime support and updates! Seriously? Usually, you pay annual payments. Unreal!
I used this to: Real estate website...for now one but planning to use for more websites in the future.

Smart Slider

Last updated:
Oct 15 2021
1 month ago
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
GPLv2 or later
Paid download
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