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Smart Slider 3 by Nextend is the perfect slider solution for Joomla, that contains 5 slider types and it's 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 25.000 satisfied users.

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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, Accordion 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, 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 image editor and lightbox
  • Complete detailed documentation
  • Tutorial videos -
  • Sample sliders - more than 40 sliders to start


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

Joomla specific generators: Images from folder, Joomla articles, K2 items, Ignity Gallery, EasyBlog posts, Cobalt CCK, Phoca Gallery, redSHOP products, VirtueMart products, Joomshopping products, MijoShop products, EasyDiscuss, Eshop, HikaShop, JEvents , ODude, JReviews, JomSocial, Zoo , Flexicontent, RSEvents, Ecwid.
Social generators: Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, Instragram, 500px, Dribbble, Twitter.


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.


  • Slider creation with 11 pre-sets: Default slider, Full width slider, Full page slider, Block, Carousel, Showcase, Thumbnail - horizontal and vertical slider, Captioned slider, Horizontal and vertical accordion slider.
  • Import and Export sliders
  • Intuitive slide creation: choose images, select Joomla Article or add YouTube and Vimeo url
  • Static slides
  • Dynamic slides - use different dynamic sources for the same slider
  • Bulk actions for slides - delete, duplicate, publish and unpublish
  • Publish slider with module, shortcode or PHP
  • Touch Swipe, scroll, keyboard navigation
  • Auto and full-width responsive mode
  • Define responsive size by setting minimum and maximum slider height
  • Optimized for any screen sizes and touch devices
  • 4 Slide switching animations: Horizontal, Vertical, Fade 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
  • 16 Layers: Image, Heading, Text, Button, Vimeo, YouTube, Input, List, Icon, Caption, Transition, Iframe, HTML5 video, HTML and Area
  • Undo and redo in slide editor
  • Visual slide editor with zoom and desktop, tablet and mobile modes
  • Advanced layer snap in visual slide editor
  • Adaptive layer font sizing
  • Layer aligning: left, center, right, top, middle, 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
  • Built-in image editor
  • Ton of expert settings
  • Premium support
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.
I've yet to find something it can't do. It has met every aspect of my needs w/ beautiful results. I love the export import feature.
Ease of use
Very easy. I've used 100s of components over the years & never had one this easy to setup & implement. Awesome templates to get you started!
Absolutely amazing. They actually read what you say in your requests & respond promptly. With other extensions it's not unusual to wait days
Very thorough and easy to navigate through...and they actually keep it up to date. Something very unusual from a Joomla component developer!
Value for money
Worth every penny! I wish they had other extensions like testimonial & form builder...I'd buy them in a heartbeat & never look back!
I used this to: All of my customers websites to display slideshows, header slideshows, carousels...I use it for anything relating to displaying images and photos on my clients sites. The ability to use it between Joomla and Wordpress is an extra extra plus if you use both systems.
It has all the tools you need to enable your customers to need sliders. We've been using it for 2 years now, and are very pleased with it.
Ease of use
It's very user friendly, even to those who don't have much back-end editing experience.
Excellent support! the author's team help has been quick, efficient and kind every time.
Value for money
It is a very good plug-in for a very affordable price. It is a very good plug-in for a very affordable price
I used this to: Many sites now, but their support totally lacking. These guys are BRILLIANT///////////////////
Vastly more powerful and flexible than other sliders I have seen
Ease of use
I haven't read the documentation. The template library is a really fast way to get started.
Value for money
There is a lot of value in this slider, it saves a lot of time that I previously spent fiddling with css.
I used this to: My business website


Posted on 20 March 2019
Superb and very easy to use especially with the templates. Incredible amount of functionality, there is nothing this component cannot do.
Ease of use
Value for money

Just unbelievable

Posted on 27 February 2019
It does "everything" you can imagine
Ease of use
I have not seen an easier plugin and I have purchased a lot
Did not need any support. The tutorials are great!
Very complete and easy to understand
Value for money
Absolutely perfect
I used this to: many more than I imagined. I bought it for video preview.

gran componente

Posted on 26 February 2019
Es cuestion de instalar y usar, amplia cantidad de opciocnes de configuracion
Ease of use
muy facil uso
no fue necesario y eso hace a la calidad del componente.
sencilla de leer y entender. puedes leerla como no hacerlo, el componene es intuitivo.
Value for money
estoy usando el componente gratuito.
I used this to: sitio de cliente
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Smart Slider

Last updated:
May 13 2019
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
GPLv2 or later
Paid download
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