This is the Wiki page for the Site Background Slider Plugin for WordPress which includes Setup Information, all Documentation and FAQs. Please refer to this document if you are using the Site Background Slider Plugin and are having setup issues – if you still cannot get this plugin to work, send us a contact request or add a comment and we will help you out!
- Extract downloaded ZIP file to a location of your choice.
- Upload folder background-slider to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in your WordPress Site.
- Options can be found under your Admin / Appearance menu.
Frequently Asked Questions
I don’t understand how the images work. Can I just change the directory or does it have to be specific as set in the gallery options?
You can set the directory to whatever you like, it is based from your WebSite root folder. So specifying ‘images/slides’ as an image location means that your images should be located for example as ‘http://[YOUR SITE]/images/slides/image.jpg’. The default folder does not exist on setup, you will need to create it or set your own folder location.
How are the images displayed and read?
Images are read by the Plugin from the specified image folder location. All you have to do is optimize and place your images in that folder.
My background load slow and weird.
Nothing loads in my background, nothing happens?
Main cause of this usually is the jQuery / CSS files are not being loaded, returning a 404 not found error; check the paths in your setup (Best done using Firebug or a live code editor) For example, your site should be able to see this: http://YOUR SITE]/wp-content/plugins/site-background-slider/assets/jquery.min.js
If the file is there, but still cannot be read, check the folder permissions (should be readable, 755). Lastly also make sure your filename has no weird characters (For example ö, ü, ä, etc).
My site theme background still shows.
Make sure your current WordPress theme is not forcing or hardcoding a background image – as this would cause the theme background to overwrite the slider image. Use an online editor like firebug or similar to check.
Please offer some advice as to the background images resolution and optimizing…
Remember to save your images optimized (Adobe products and others have this ability) in the correct respective format as shown below, as to the image sizes – it is recommended to use large images, above 1700 pixels in width to cover almost 95% of the display sizes available today. However this plugin resizes images – so I would recommend making the original image 800X600 and JPG optimized as this will still look sharp (like on the Site Background Slider Demo).
- GIF – graphic image format – graphics with minimal colors, simple graphics
- Jpeg, JPG – joint picture expert group – large photographs, great with interlacing.
- PNG – portable network graphics – mixture of both above.