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

Really good. Like it a lot!

Posted on 21 February 2018
Very functional with many features
Ease of use
Simple, didn't have any issues
Don't know, didn't need
Don't know, didn't need
I used this to: A client's website
It runs properly to build a nice slider.
Ease of use
Very easy to configure, just few steps.
I did not need for now, thanks anyway.
As well as support I did not need for now.
I used this to: I use to make a light slider for one of my websites.
Nice effects and easy to use.
Ease of use
Good, but needs jquery easy. Messes up with other javascript files and then she slides do not show at all at some pages.
I did not need support.
I used this to: Joomla3 site image slider, this is responssive.
Great functionality with easy option selection
Ease of use
Very easy, the demos provide a set of examples to show what can be achieved with all the options. A common image size is crucial.
Very limited but the examples make up for the lack - you realise not much is needed
I used this to: A rolling galery at the top of my alumni website
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!

Good module

Posted on 23 May 2014
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.
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.
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.


Posted on 31 December 2013
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!


Posted on 08 November 2013
Perfect out of the box and ready to rock slider! Great module.
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3.3.0, 2.5.30
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
GPLv2 or later
Free download

Uses Joomla! Update System


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