Changelog

Upcoming fixes and updates

PHP 7 or greater is required for the new version!

3.3.24.

2019.11.14. - WordPress
  • Fix: WordPress 5.3 backend compatibility

3.3.23.

2019.11.12.
  • Feature: Icons now use span tag instead of i for WCAG compatibility
  • Feature: VirtueMart thumbnails are now available as variable
  • Feature: Mobile detection code update
  • Feature: Easy Fancybox compatibility
  • Feature: Google font list updated
  • Feature: Facebook Posts by page Generator - Page Post API v5.0 update
  • Feature: Shape divider mirror
  • Feature: TranslatePress support
  • Fix: ScrollTo offset
  • Fix: Lightbox mixed videos and images
  • Fix: Transition layer Chrome bug (report)
  • Fix: YouTube layer pause
  • Fix: Gutenberg save (Slider render is disabled over REST API)
  • Fix: Conflict with Embed Plus for YouTube - Gallery, Channel, Playlist, Live Stream plugin fixed
  • Fix: Conflict with GSAP (our animation library) and MooTools fixed
  • Fix: Reveal animation "from" set to no now behaves correctly
  • Fix: Highlighted heading layer no longer puts padding on the highlighted text, when there's no actual highlight effect
  • Fix: WordPress, the global $post variable is reset properly
  • Fix: Compatibility with Divi plugin to avoid them overriding our styling (not the the Divi theme)
  • Fix: Scrollable layer is now scrollable when the mouse wheel control is used.
  • Fix: Generator image fallback
  • Translation: Italian translation updated (Thanks, Fabio!)

3.3.22.

2019.09.03. - Joomla
2019.09.10. - WordPress
PHP 5.6.20 version is required for the new version!
  • Feature: Accessibility; the arrow's aria label is now the same as their alt tag
  • Feature: Accessibility; lightboxes work better from accessibility perspective
  • Feature: New Google fonts added
  • Feature: Right click is disabled on lightbox images
  • Update: GSAP animation library
  • Update: MorphSVGPlugin 0.9.2 update
  • Fix: Layer parallax in Firefox
  • Fix: Layer defaults
  • Fix: YouTube video play on IOS in rare cases
  • Fix: Padding issue in Thumbnails control
  • Fix: Animated heading layer won't create JavaScript error when the "Animated text" is missing
  • Fix: Alias notice
  • Fix: Image box layer alt tag
  • Fix: Instagram token request
  • Fix: Toolset multiple embedding
  • Fix: 4 byte characters removed from Add Post
  • Fix: Joomla EShop product URL
  • Fix: Images from folder generator on local servers
  • Fix: inline CSS parsing of :FOCUS selector
  • Fix: Firefox sound autoplay
  • Fix: Image box layer alt tag
  • Fix: hold touch action while main animation playing
  • Fix: remove WordPress actions when multisite created
  • Fix: WP Smush image optimization won't mess up the slider anymore
  • Fix: Google PageSpeed Insights suggestion for icon fonts
  • Fix: Path problem on Windows servers in rare cases
  • Translation: Spanish translation, thanks to Rodrigo!
  • Deprecated: Smart Slider 3 will no longer run on PHP 5.4 or 5.5 version. The new minimum PHP version the slider requires is PHP 5.6.20!
  • Deprecated: Instagram public_content

3.3.21.

2019.07.04. - Joomla
2019.07.11. - WordPress (Pro)
  • Feature: Slider default font size now uses rem instead of px
  • Feature: Parallax improved scroll detection
  • Feature: Accessibility in lightbox
  • Fix: Col border
  • Fix: Bestwebsoft gallery PHP error
  • Fix: Animated heading - skip empty lines
  • Fix: Custom Post Generator filters
  • Fix: Fix for autoplay click
  • Fix: Divi full width section's module
  • Fix: Zoo generator will skip Joomla module type elements
  • Fix: Safari col/content/row background hover
  • Fix: WooCommerce total sales ordering
  • Fix: Youtube generator possible token requesting problem
  • Fix: Video Layer - Media started, Media paused triggers
  • Fix: Ken burns animation fix for blurfit fill mode
  • Fix: Vertical bullets on RTL websites
  • Fix: OutForced event with comma
  • Fix: HTML control hide on slides
  • Fix: Async compatibility for background video reset
  • Fix: Lightbox images during export/import
  • Fix: Link action + slide link
  • Fix: Reset slide background video on slide change
  • Fix: Slide event on Link Action
  • Fix: '_nextend2_section_storage' doesn't exist on WordPress Multisites in rare cases
  • Other: French translation updated
  • Other: Spanish translation updated
  • Deprecated: Modernizr removed from the slider

3.3.20.

2019.05.23.
  • Fix: Showcase and carousel slide links
  • Fix: EasyBlog older version compatibility
  • Feature: Background video - Reset on slide change option
  • Feature: WordPress lightbox now accepts slider ID
  • Feature: Joomla Jomsocial generator date + time format. 
  • Feature: WordPress Fusion builder element for Avada theme
  • Feature: EasyBlog include subcategories option
  • Feature: JoomShopping ask down all product images option
  • Feature: WordPress post generator comment count
  • Fix: EasyBlog user avatar images
  • Fix: Full page responsive mode's Decrease slider height by Constant
  • Fix: Fix for Beaver builder
  • Fix: Disable auto loading JS files on frontend when Server side mobile detect is on.
  • Fix: doPixelSnapping (to overcome Chrome's browser bug.)
  • Fix: WooCommerce Products by IDs generator
  • Fix: Hiding controls' top position space, when control is hidden
  • Fix: Don't load any codes on Divi when a slider is not published
  • Fix: Bullets didn't worked on mobile and tablet devices
  • Fix: WooCommerce remove whitespace from given SKUs
  • Fix: WordPress Custom post generator
  • Fix: Audio layer pointer events
  • Fix: Image layers no longer load if they don't have selected image
  • Fix: Video related layers ( e.g. YouTube, Vimeo, Video ) in the Showcase slider type will no longer start playing videos on non active slides.
  • Fix: Animated Heading Layers are no longer cropped when the window is resized after the animation has ended.
  • Fix: marginRight to marginLeft when centering on RTL sites
  • Improvement: Accessibility improvements. (Aria-current, aria-label and role button for bullets. Aria-label for slider container and autoplay control
  • Deprecated: JCart Itemid
  • Deprecated: Scroll to Slider - Autoplay
  • Other: Translation update: Brazil Portugese, Russian, Polish, Italian, French, Finnish.
  • Other: Better error message for Free users about MP4 videos

3.3.18.

2019.04.05.
  • Fix: Cache fix
  • Feature: Image arrows - Base64 encoding on/off to let you avoid lazy loading or other optimization plugins/extensions caused errors
  • Feature: Hide slider with CSS media query option
  • Feature: Fullpage slider type 100vh option
  • Feature: Slide background color overlay
  • Feature: RSS generator - ask down namespaces
  • Feature: JSON generator supports XML too
  • Feature: JSON generator - Remove levels from result option
  • Feature: Compatibility with EWWW Image Optimizer
  • Feature: Video layer fill mode
  • Feature: Forced layer animation event
  • Feature: Reverse slides
  • Fix: Parent picker history for deleted parent
  • Fix: Elementor + Yoast Seo meta description
  • Fix: Content layer parallax
  • Fix: YouTube layer start time fix (Loop + Reset when slide changes)
  • Fix: Compatibility with Swift Performance lazyload-background-images option
  • Fix: Slider align - Center
  • Fix: Block slider type - Ken burns on slide level
  • Fix: Arrow control (slide type)
  • Improvement: "Background image resize" renamed to "Custom background image size" for better understanding
  • Improvement: Better footprint management at the nextend2_section_storage table
  • Improvement: Better touch handling
  • Deprecated: Background parallax on the Content, Row and Col layer. (Due to browser problems.)
  • Deprecated: Aviary image editor was finally removed from the slider, as Adobe has shut down its API at the end of 2018.

3.3.16.

2019.02.20.
  • Feature: Layer animations have 1500MS delay in preview
  • Feature: ScrollToAlias link action
  • Fix: Showcase slider type drag on not active slide
  • Fix: Domain activation
  • Fix: PHP 7.x compatibility of 3rd party assets
  • Fix: custom event play order
  • Fix: Youtube autoplay fix

3.3.15

2019.02.18.
This version is not backwards compatible! If you would go back to an older version, you'll lose all your layer animations!
  • Feature: Reveal animation
  • Feature: WordPress Post Generator 'Replace these file variables' option, mainly for Pods custom post and field creating plugin's image field
  • Feature: WordPress site URL now ends with / when the slider is displayed in an iframe
  • Fix: Highlighted heading animation
  • Fix: WordPress Divi react
  • Fix: thumbnails in HTML Export
  • Fix: x y animation ratio
  • Fix: Reveal arrow - Only load background image if there is an image

3.3.14

2019.02.13. - Joomla
  • Feature: WooCommerce products by IDs generator will accept SKUs too
  • Feature: JSON from url will accept xml files too
  • Feature: VirtueMart ask down all product images
  • Feature: Vimeo layer private video on/off to hide error notification on admin area
  • Feature: Joomla image manager - show full file name on hover
  • Improvement: Custom slider size activation was renamed from "Enable" to "Customize"
  • Fix: Repair WordPress installation
  • Fix: WordPress Gantry theme compatibility
  • Fix: Delayed sliders are now rendered in template tag to make it compatible with W3 Total Cache's Minify feature
  • Fix: Joomla fix for multiple closing head tags
  • Fix: Joomla - Possible JPATH issue
  • Fix: Update JEvents generator code to new version of JEvents Standard Image and File Uploads plugin

3.3.13

2019.01.28. - WordPress Free
  • The update is the same as 3.3.12. It needed to be released again due to a wordpress.com issue.

3.3.12

2019.01.22 - Joomla
2019.01.24 - WordPress
  • Feature: Show slide count option for horizontal text bar
  • Feature: New advanced shortcode options
  • Feature: Slider CSS class
  • Feature: Support external images with ? parameters - important for Instagram generator
  • Feature: Font loading improvements
  • Feature: Image layer link CSS class
  • Feature: Events manager - Exclude event IDs option and category variables
  • Feature: Slider alias can be used as URL parameter to choose which slide to switch to on page load. (E.g. http://example.com/?alias=2 )
  • Feature: Scroll to slider by ID
  • Feature: Lower opacity of unpublished slides in slide list
  • Feature: Option to disable Showcase slider's overlay
  • Feature: Thumbnail control arrows can be changed by the user
  • Feature: Simple slider type - slider background color
  • Feature: Showcase slider type - slider background color
  • Feature: YouTube layer end time parameter
  • Feature: Thumbnail style is available with disabled Expert mode
  • Feature: 900 font weight at layer window → Design tab
  • Feature: WordPress Post generator author avatar
  • Fix: Hyper Cache compatibility
  • Fix: Gutenberg Additional CSS class
  • Fix: Brizy page builder compatibility
  • Fix: Updates about making sure our JavaScript codes are only called in once
  • Fix: Divi compatibility
  • Fix: Elementor compatibility and shortcode fix in editor
  • Fix: Joomla generator image fallbacks for external images
  • Fix: PHP 7+ compatibility for post generators when Advanced Custom Fields plugin is also used on the website
  • Fix: EasyBlog multiple categories fix
  • Fix: Beaver Builder 1.5 compatibility
  • Fix: Stretched row + layer parallax
  • Fix: Slide Background Parallax + vertical animation (fallbacks to Fade)
  • Fix: Samsung browser: disable split text and post background animations
  • Fix: Remove 4 byte characters from Add Video -> description, title
  • Fix: PHP 7+ compatibility, when slider padding, split text delay or slide duration was left empty
  • Fix: Alias slide switching on page load
  • Fix: Gutenberg iframe
  • Fix: Slider align and responsive behavior
  • Fix: Fixed background viewport height fix for Android and iOS
  • Fix: Check http / relative URL difference in text images at generators
  • Fix: Disable text decoration on Highlighted and Animated heading to avoid problems
  • Fix: Animated/Highlighted Heading layer text align
  • Fix: YouTube layer "Show related videos from the same channel" fix
  • Fix: Iframe layer in Canvas mode
  • Fix: Text bar vertical align
  • Fix: Image box layer h tag
  • Improvement: Optimize slide background image feature
  • Other: New Google fonts added
  • Other: Joomla module layer developer notice
  • Deprecated: IE10 or lower compatibility codes removed

3.3.11.

2018.11.21.
The link structure was completely changed in this version. This means if you were to downgrade to a lower version, all your links (at each layer and slide) will be gone.
  • Feature: JSON generator
  • Feature: SVG and WEBP image format support (but we don't have a fallback system, so we don't suggest using WEBP, as it isn't supported by a lot of browsers yet)
  • Feature: Custom post generator, All custom posts generator - status filter
  • Feature: Flexicontent - Only display items with given IDs option
  • Feature: Base64 HTML image resize support for SVG images
  • Feature: Virtuemart manufacturer_id + category_id variables
  • Feature: WordPress post generator: Custom post status option
  • Feature: Alias scroll feature improved
  • Feature: Google font list updated
  • Fix: XSS security fix
  • Fix: Links will be able to contain || characters
  • Fix: Android Samsung internet browser fix for full page
  • Fix: Image box layer headings
  • Fix: Include additional CSS files in prerender iframes (fix for page builder frontend view)
  • Fix: Div tags at the split text animation are renamed to div-ss, which is a custom HTML tag. This helps avoiding problems with certain themes.
  • Fix: If Load this slider after option is used, but the parent slider doesn't exists (like it is turned off for certain devices), your slider will still load.
  • Other: Full page responsive mode's "Focus" feature renamed to "Move to slider"

3.3.10

2018.11.08.
  • Feature: Gutenberg fixes for WordPress 5 beta
  • Feature: Filters for WordPress post generators WordPress
  • Feature: Advanced Module Manager support for Create module button Joomla
  • Feature: Custom post generator - remove duplicates option
  • Feature: WP admin area will use the user's language, not the website's language
  • Feature: New target options for links
  • Feature: JSON generator
  • Fix: YouTube layer updated to match the latest YouTube embedded API. The Related parameter is renamed to Show related videos from the same channel
  • Fix: Private Vimeo videos
  • Fix: Visual Composer
  • Fix: WPBakery Page Builder
  • Fix: Animated heading space character
  • Fix: Joomla article generator Helix Ultimate Framework variables updated
  • Fix: WordPress post generator possible warning
  • Fix: RSS generator fixes for certain feeds
  • Fix: Dribbble generator's code updated to Dribbble API v2
  • Fix: Font manager weight
  • Fix: Events Manager generator fix
  • Deprecated: YouTube has deprecated the showinfo parameter. The Show video title option has removed.
  • Deprecated: Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge: content, row and col layer parallax disabled due to browser rendering issues
  • Deprecated: Due to its API changes, Dribbble generator will only allow you to ask down your own images

3.3.9

2018.10.17.
  • Feature: New Pro activation process
  • Feature: Videos from folder generator
  • Feature: Create slide popup now uses flexbox technique
  • Fix: Disable layer animation customizable js code fixed
  • Fix: Thumbnail alignment and grouping
  • Fix: Text layer bold and italic text font colors are now harder to override by theme's codes
  • Fix: NextGen Gallery and Divi live editor bug
  • Fix: Transparent layers and structures will disappear during layer animation, when opacity is 0

3.3.8

2018.10.10.

3.3.7

2018.08.29. - Joomla
2018.09.04. - WordPress

  • Feature: Vimeo generator ordering
  • Feature: the slider's code is automatically skipped by some AMP plugins (AMP for WordPress and AMP for WP – Accelerated Mobile Pages).
  • Feature: Lazy loader compatibility
  • Feature: Gutenberg support
  • Feature: Smooth scroll speed
  • Feature: RSS generator will ask down more data
  • Feature: Zoo generator frontpage filtering option
  • Feature: Shape divider speed
  • Feature: Clear divi admin localstorage cache for slider selector
  • Feature: Event Booking generator
  • Feature: Fulltext and introtext variable for Flexicontent generator
  • Feature: NEW LAYER: Highlighted heading
  • Fix: WordPress post generator when the origin post contains Smart Slider 3 ACF field
  • Fix: IE/Edge and video background with slide background image
  • Fix: Compatibility with Narratium theme
  • Fix: KeyCDN cache enabler
  • Fix: Ken Burns effect on mobile
  • Fix: Admin ajax fix for YOAST SEO when related post ids are used
  • Fix: Events manager generator settings fixed
  • Fix: Pinterest generator board slug now supports special characters, like ö, ü.
  • Fix: Borlabs cache plugin conflict
  • Fix: Twitter number of slides, when there are less tweets than the given slide number
  • Fix: Tablepress compatibility
  • Fix: Borlabs cache fix
  • Fix: IOS swipe bug

3.3.6 - WordPress

2018.07.18.
  • Fix: Autoptimize compatibility
  • Fix: Divi compatibility
  • Fix: Ajax compatibility

3.3.4

2018.07.12.
  • Compatibility: Smart Slider 3 requires minimum PHP 5.4, WordPress 4.6 and Joomla 3.7 version. From now on the slider won't activate if these minimum requirements are not available.
  • Improvement: WordPress admin area icon replaced with Dashicon
  • Deprecated: 500px generator removed because 500px shut down their APIs on June 15, 2018.
  • Feature: generator variables are now supported in layer CSS class
  • Feature: slide background blur is enabled in Edge
  • Feature: YouTube privacy enhanced mode
  • Feature: removed layer animations from Google bot
  • Feature: limit bot slider height in fullpage slider type
  • Feature: The Events Calendar generator featured image alt tag
  • Feature: Vimeo and YouTube layer cover image improvement
  • Feature: Google fonts can be disabled at the backend as well
  • Feature: All custom posts generator meta key filtering
  • Feature: All custom posts and custom posts taxonomy term variables
  • Feature: New custom loading features
  • Feature: Make sliders load into iframes on AJAX websites
  • Feature: Use alias to create an element in front of the slider with that ID ( + smooth scrolling option)
  • Feature: dynamic slide generators now check whether the dynamic source is available
  • Feature: Slider loading - placeholder color and background image option
  • Feature: Clear both after slider will become an option
  • Feature: Pause video on scroll (available at all video layers)
  • Feature: Jetpack Photon compatibility
  • Feature: Meta filtering, meta ordering options for the Events Calendar generator
  • Feature: %% wildcard character for Images from subfolders generator
  • Feature: WordPress posts generator customizable date variables option
  • Feature: New help page with selected articles, documentation search and better support form
  • Feature: Slide level autoplay duration is not restricted from now on
  • Feature: MySQL 8 compatibility
  • Feature: Smart Slider 3 is removed from WordPress RSS
  • Feature: Secondary server
  • Fix: Button text decoration
  • Fix: Controls in below/above positions are correctly centered now
  • Fix: Font family: inherit is correctly applied now
  • Fix: iOS Safari audio autoplay
  • Fix: Layer events naming
  • Fix: Particle and Shape divider configuration popup
  • Fix: Joomla onContentPrepare fix when system plugins contain eventlistener for this event
  • Fix: Removed webfontloader dependency to avoid HTML export issues
  • Fix: old ( 3.1 or before) icon layer fallback
  • Fix: LiteSpeed cache ESI
  • Fix: Datetime picker for slide Publish up/down
  • Fix: PHP Warning at slider groups
  • Fix: Custom posts all taxonomies will be asked down
  • Fix: Twitter generator needed a more specific callback url
  • Fix: Unique classes for dynamic slide elements
  • Fix: wayback machine fix for slide background images
  • Fix: Beaver Builder compatilibity
  • Fix: ACF compatibility on PHP 7.2.

3.3.3

2018. 06. 07. - WordPress
  • Fix: for plugins_loaded action bug
  • Fix: for upgrade error message
  • Fix: TinyMCE Advanced conflict

3.3.1

2018.06.05 - Joomla. Other versions will be released soon.
  • Feature: Joomla content plugins can be disabled
  • Feature: Global setting changes are clearing slider cache
  • Feature: GSAP loading improvements
  • Feature: Input layer variables
  • Feature: Events Booking generator
  • Fix: Chrome video handling improvements
  • Fix: Advanced control position text field fixed
  • Fix: jQuery Easy conflict
  • Fix: Font family loading fixes
  • Fix: Joomla update sites reloaded on install
  • Fix: Aviary fix
  • Fix: Flickr generator fix + "owner" variable deprecation
  • Fix: Force RTL backend
  • Fix: Joomla email cloaking now skips our CSS media queries

3.3.0 - Eclipse

2018.05.15 - Joomla Free
Smart Slider 3 now requires at least Joomla 3.7 or newer and WordPress 4.6 or higher. Joomla 2 is not supported anymore.
  • Feature: SEO title is now available in the free version
  • Feature: autoplay controls are now hidden when the autoplay is disabled
  • Feature: autoplay indicator style manager
  • Feature: autoplay indicators are now svg images, so they need less memory
  • Feature: better Add Slide UI
  • Feature: better compatibility with caching plugins
  • Feature: better slide background management
  • Feature: Content and Canvas layers now have different color in the slide editor
  • Feature: decrease full page slider height by fix value
  • Feature: disable video background on mobile
  • Feature: Divi 3.1 support WordPress
  • Feature: dynamic slide templates now use Content mode
  • Feature: hover effects (row, col and content)
  • Feature: Main animation properties → Parallax overlap now uses % value
  • Feature: new caching engine
  • Feature: new Ecwid generator variables
  • Feature: new fill mode: Blur fit
  • Feature: new icon selector for icon layer
  • Feature: new slide background animations
  • Feature: no more xml files. Wider server compatibility and more flexible interface
  • Feature: now you can see and edit the related Joomla modules of your current slider at the Slider settings → Publish tab Joomla
  • Feature: PHP 7.2 compatibility
  • Feature: remove linebreak generator function
  • Feature: row link
  • Feature: slide background and thumbnail sync
  • Feature: Static slide renamed to Static Overlay
  • Feature: Thumbnail control: draggable slides
  • Feature: WooCommerce generator: different image sizes WordPress
  • Feature: WordPress custom posts generator - Exclude IDs WordPress
  • Other: getting ready for Joomla 4
  • Fix: DJ Classifieds generator
  • Fix: Facebook oauth redirect URI
  • Fix: Joomla article generator
  • Fix: Row stretch and wrap after fix
  • Fix: Vimeo generator fix
  • Fix: Virtuemart generator
  • Deprecated: Lock at the size changer