MetaSlider Pro launch schedule slider feature

MetaSlider Pro launch schedule slider feature

MetaSlider Pro customers will now have the option of using our exclusive “Scheduled Slider” feature. This feature has been specially designed to give users the ability to schedule exactly when a slider will be displayed on your website.

If you own an online WooCommerce store and have slider updates for specific holidays such as Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter, you can see the value in being able to schedule your image slider ahead of time. The schedule slider feature allows you to create a specific slider theme at your convenience and at any time of the year. For example, if you wanted to make a Christmas slider, just add your images, schedule it to only appear from December 1st to December 31st and enter the slider code into your site. MetaSlider does the rest!

With this feature you can be assured that your website is always up to date with the latest correct slider branding.

MetaSlider is available for download here. Sign up and download it to your WordPress website today and let the fun begin.

Visit MetaSlider for further updates and information.

The schedule feature is easy to set-up and arrange

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Massive new MetaSlider update now gives users access to professional slider themes

Massive new MetaSlider update now gives users access to professional slider themes

We’re committed to MetaSlider remaining the most popular WordPress slider plugin so we have been hard at work for months, developing some incredible new features that we’re thrilled to finally get to share with you.

MetaSlider now has 11 stunning new professional slider themes. They are wonderful, adding and switching instant style to any slider, and we’re sure you’ll love these as much as we do.

The best part is, if you’re a MetaSlider user, you can have full access to all of these themes completely free of charge.

Furthermore, if you buy the MetaSlider Addon Pack you can create your own slider themes, so they look exactly how you want them to.

Here’s a brief outline of the new themes. Have a browse and then jump right in and start having fun playing around with different looks.

New MetaSlider themes:

Cubic: a simple, slick square design that looks good on darker images.

Outline: a clean, subtle theme that features block arrows and bold design.

Bubble: a fun, circular design to brighten up your website. This works well with dark images.

Simply Dark: a minimalistic, no-frills design that blends in well with most themes.

Jenga: a smart-looking theme with a quirky vertical focus.

Disjoint: a futuristic, linear design that goes will with a dark background.

Blend: a simple theme that neatly blends into any existing website.

Precognition: a theme with special additional functionality that uses image titles as the slide navigation.

Radix: a unique design, clean and sophisticated.

Highway: a bold and clear design that works well on darker images.

The Architekt: a minimalist theme that gives all the attention to your beautiful images.

All of these wonderful new themes are available right now as part of our MetaSlider plugin. To help you choose which theme best enhances your current web design, there’s even a preview feature, so you can test them out on the theme viewer. What’s more, it even allows advanced users to programmatically apply their own themes to slideshows.

MetaSlider is available for download here here.  Sign up and download it to your WordPress website today. And let the fun begin…

Visit MetaSlider for further updates and information about MetaSlider.

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MetaSlider introduces ‘slider blocks’ for Gutenberg

MetaSlider introduces ‘slider blocks’ for Gutenberg

The world’s most popular slider plugin for WordPress, MetaSlider, today released a “slider block” for the highly anticipated Gutenberg WordPress editing experience.

Many people are wondering how MetaSlider will work with the new platform and if we have made efforts to make the two compatible.   Short answer – yes, and you can download the new release today.

What is Gutenberg?

The Gutenberg editor is being designed to make the process of building a website in WordPress even simpler and more intuitive so that just about anyone can publish content, regardless of whether they have any technical knowledge or are able to write code.

Gutenberg works by taking away the need for inconsistent ways of creating custom content, by creating various types of content blocks (e.g. text, videos, images, quotes, etc). Users are able to add blocks individually, filling each one with content as they go along and then positioning them in exactly the right position.

Gutenberg will be much more in line with modern coding standards and aligned with open web initiatives. Gutenberg will soon become a part of the WordPress core, replacing TinyMCE as the default content editor on every up-to-date WordPress website. If all goes to plan, it will be a revolutionary innovation that will change everything about website-building for the better.

How the MetaSlider block option will look in Gutenberg

How is UpdraftPlus adapting MetaSlider for Gutenberg?

Whilst most of our plugins work on the backend, MetaSlider is meant to be inserted in the content.

Our vision is to give our users the best experience when creating simple or feature rich slideshows, and to eventually allow them to manage them completely where they need them: in the editor.

The traditional short code method still works, but it’s not very user friendly. With the arrival of Gutenberg, managing complex content doesn’t have to be done using complicated sub-programming anymore. We can insert a block, and voilà, a slideshow is a couple of clicks away, just like a simple image or a paragraph of text.

We’ve been following Gutenberg’s progress closely, testing and reporting bugs, and we’ve now released our first version of MetaSlider to include a Slider Block for Gutenberg.

The MetaSlider block allows you to easily add any of your existing slideshows anywhere on the page, and to preview them inline with your post, like you would expect. No more copy-pasting of short codes. Insert a block, select the slideshow from the list, and the preview loads.

While allowing users to manage their slideshows from the editor is our aim (e.g. add and edit slideshows), it will take Gutenberg some time to become mature, and we want to wait further to include more powerful editing functions to our block.

An added feature of MetaSlider Premium is the ability to add a scheduler slider that will activate and deactivate on the dates of your choice. For example, if you wanted to showcase a seasonal holiday, you could automatically schedule a Christmas slider to appear on your site every year in December.

A spokesman from MetaSlider said “we’re continuing to work hard on MetaSlider, adding great features and improving existing ones. We’ll also shortly be launching the concept of Slider Themes where you can change the look and feel of a slider in one click“.

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MetaSlider’s bringing out new slider themes – and they’re completely free!

MetaSlider’s bringing out new slider themes – and they’re completely free!

Metaslider’s good, but we’ve always seen its potential to give you so much more.

For the past few months, we’ve been working hard to develop a stunning new feature: professional slider themes. One click, and they will completely transform the look and feel of your images, so that they really stand out!

  • Choose from the themes that best match your website design. MetaSlider will launch with around 10 new themes, but will be continuously adding more with each new release!
  • Once you’ve chosen a theme, you can prereview your slideshow directly from the theme viewer.
  • Advanced users can programmatically apply a theme to their slideshows.

This is an example of ‘The Architekt’, just one of the brilliant new themes that will soon be launched on Metaslider. It’s clean, modern and minimalist, a great way to show off images on your website.  

We always love to hear from you; please use the comments section below to let us know what kind of style and themes you would like to see in the future.

These slider themes are scheduled for release this September. Be sure to visit UpdraftPlus and MetaSlider for further updates and information about MetaSlider.

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GDPR compliance with UpdraftPlus: encrypting the databases in your WordPress backups if they contain user data

GDPR is an important new data regulation coming into force soon across the whole of the EU. We’re working on fully complying ourselves with our own customer data, and have launched a Data and Privacy Centre here: https://updraftplus.com/data-protection-and-privacy-centre/.  This should be fully complete within the next few days.
As part of the law, many customers are asking if our software helps them be compliant.  We’ve put out details on what information we collect here.

One thing you need to ensure is that your backups of your customer’s private data are protected. To help with this, UpdraftPlus Premium can encrypt the data in your backups. It has an industry-standard AES encryptor keeps all of the sensitive WordPress installation data (e.g. passwords, lists of users, secret keys, etc.) stored in your database completely secure. Find out more here: https://updraftplus.com/shop/moredatabase/.

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