Today we can finally announce a secret we’ve being trying desperately hard to keep quiet for the past month. From today you will find the powerful FlexSliderÂ jQuery library housed on our site, that’s because after some negotiations with it’s creator, and really nice guy, Tyler Smith we have acquired the responsive, lightweight, and open source plugin allowing you to implement a really flexible slider on your site – WordPress powered or not.
The acquisition is part of our broader strategy to bring under one roof a suite of products that offer complete end-to-end WordPress development, and further solidify WooThemes as a true platform for the best sites in the world.
FlexSlider is used on thousands of sites and web apps and is used by many other WordPress theme companies. We’ve used FlexSlider on a variety of our own themes, that after experimenting with many others and even trying to build our own.Â We specifically chose FlexSlider over other alternatives based on the ease of implementation due to the simple and semantic markup, and the fully responsive functionality.
FlexSlider Features Include:
- Simple, semantic markup
- Supported in all major browsers
- Horizontal/vertical slide and fade animations
- Multiple slider support, Callback API, and more
- Hardware accelerated touch swipe support
- Custom navigation options
- Use any html elements in the slides
The good news is Tyler Smith will continue to maintain, support and upgrade the current library. The team is currently working on the next version with Tyler, which will include a number of optimizations and new features.
Expect more exciting news really soon.