- Home of vSlider I've seen things you people wouldn't believe Wed, 12 Apr 2006 05:08:17 +0000 en vSlider 2.0 for WordPress Tue, 11 Apr 2006 16:51:47 +0000 Rui Misc Download:

vSlider 2.0 is my original theme for WordPress 2.0+. You are looking at it right now…
It’s an evolution of the first (and rather popular) vSlider theme. There are no radical changes in the design, but there are new features, some fixes and overall it’s easier to manage.

If you also use Gallery2, make sure you check out the vSlider 2.0 G2 companion theme.

Some highlights

  • Cool looking sliding posts (hence the name vertical slider). Just click on the oval symbols on the top right corner of posts to see the effect. Very handy on archive pages to quickly show lots of posts without a lot of space needed. Also useful for reading lower positioned posts without scrolling down.
  • Very complete, with custom templates for archives listing, search results, 404 page, list of used plugins and other handy details.
  • Built-in random header image – no plugin required.
  • Includes JS code to fix many of the problems related to PNG transparency in IE.
  • Doesn’t require any WordPress plugins to work properly, but automatically gains a lot of extra functionality “out-of-the-box” (without any configuration) if they are installed and active. Check out the plugins being used at the moment.
  • Careful use of CSS, HTML and Javascript to separate content, presentation and behavior – should be good learning material. Oh!… right… but it is only “almost XHTML 1.0” compliant.
  • Tested on IE6, FireFox 1.5+ and Opera 8.5. Should work ok in Safari as well

New in this version

  • Updated for WP 2.0+
  • New option to have multiple fading header images. This functionality is provided by KBurnalizer, which is already built-in.
  • RSS feeds for categories (with little RSS icons in front of the category name in the sidebar).
  • RSS feeds for comments.
  • The comments of the blog owner are visually different (with a lighter shade of blue) from all other comments – makes it easier to spot them.
  • In the comment header there is extra information to distinguish normal comments from trackbacks and pingbacks.
  • Added a trackback button on the comment area with the correct link (easy to copy-paste).
  • New “Quick About” section on the sidebar, directly configurable (no need for an extra plugin for this).
  • Fixed an old date/time bug on the post headers

Another big change is that now you can configure vSlider from its own Administration page! After you enable this theme, you see a new tab called vSlider Theme Options under Presentation. From there you can a set a lot of options without having to touch any of the code. Some examples:

  • Set the default status of the slider posts (open/closed/only first one open).
  • Configure the KBurnalizer library for the header.
  • Change the default page names (like Home).
  • Change the default titles of the sidebar sections.
  • Configure the “Quick About” section on the sidebar.

Just check it out and you’ll see how easy it is.


  1. Download the theme file.
  2. Unzip the contents to your \wp-content\themes folder in WordPress.
  3. Activate the theme.

Couldn’t be any simpler…

License and Donations

This theme (like everything else on this site) is available under a Creative Commons License (in short, you can do whatever you want with it, as long as you give me credit for the original work).
There is a lot of time and effort put into making this. So, if you do use it, then I strongly encourage you to visit my donate page, and show your appreciation ;) .