vSlider 3 for WordPress

Download version 3.2: vSlider3.2-WP.zip

Also available 3.1.1: vSlider3.1.1-WP.zip
Also available 3.1: vSlider3.1-WP.zip
Also available 3.0: vSlider3-WP.zip

New in version 3.2

  • Added Gravatar support for “post authors” (enabled through the regular Posts panel on the vSlider Theme Options). Only available for WP 2.5 and above.
  • Also added Gravator support for “comment authors” (enabled through a new Comments panel in the vSlider Theme Options). Also only available for WP 2.5 and above.
  • Now it’s possible to select the location of the top menu (right, center or left). Until now, the menu was always on the right.
  • Added a new option to center the header image (useful for non-repeating images when using Fluid width).
  • Added support for PNG and GIF files for headers (only supported JPG before). Also fixed a small bug where files with extensions in upper case were not correctly identified.
  • Added support for the “nextpage” quicktag, which allows breaking a big post into multiple pages.
  • Adjusted a bit the layout of the vSlider Theme Options in line with the new WP administration look and feel.
  • Fixed an issue in the KBurnalizer library which resulted in some weird looking fading effects.
  • Fixed a bug in the header that resulted in the inner corners being hidden when using KBurnalizer.
  • Removed the 200 return code on the 404 page.
  • Fixed a small display bug on the bottom of the 404 page.
  • Fixed a bug on the RSS feed of Comments.
  • Fixed a bug in the comments sections where in some situations the author’s comments weren’t properly colored.

New in version 3.1

  • New pre-rendering feature - if you have GD support in you PHP installation, you can now have vSlider pre-render the rounded corners as images using the selected theme colors. This is an alternative to the Javascript method used in version 3.0. This will significantly reduces your page loading times, specially if you have a lot of posts or comments in one page. The Javascript method is still the default one though, since you might not have the required libraries available. So, make sure you enable this feature manually in the vSlider Theme Options page.
  • The rendering speed of shadow effects has also been greatly increased.
  • The number of open posts is now configurable. Before you could only have either one or all.
  • A new configuration option has been added to show the post author under the post title.
  • Several bug fixes, most of them identified in the hot fixes post, such as the famous “Lightbox under the title” problem.
  • The theme options are automatically set upon activation. Before you had to save at least once…
  • Supports the new built-in tag features of WordPress that was introduced in 2.3. Ultimate Tag Warrior is still supported, but avoid using both at the same time :) Also, UTW seems to have been discontinued, so eventually everybody will stop using it anyway…
  • New sub-navigation bar to display subpages. The “Cool Stuff” page is a good example. The full hierarchy is till shown on the sidebar as before.
  • Properly supports the new WPG2 plugin - no double entries on the page navigation anymore.
  • New in 3.1.1 - configuration option to hide the theme header image when displaying Gallery2 pages through WPG2. This can be used to allocate more screen space to the photos.


  1. Download the theme file.
  2. Unzip the contents to your \wp-content\themes folder in WordPress.
  3. Activate the theme.
  4. This is important - go to the “vSlider Theme Options” tab, then to the “General” tab, and if you see the message “GD module successfully detected. Enable prerendering?”, activate that option and save. If you don’t do this step (or the GD module is not available), vSlider will run in Javascript only mode, and page rendering will be significantly lower.

Couldn’t be any simpler…


vSlider 3 is my original theme for WordPress 2.2+. You are looking at it right now…

This is the third version of the now quite popular vSlider theme. The goal for this latest entry into the series was to greatly improve flexibility and customization options while keeping the original look and feel of the theme. Most of the requests I received from previous versions were related to changing colors, the width, the images and so on. This was easier said than done: the theme relied on several images of fixed width to create rounded borders, shadows and other graphical features. Customizing the theme meant quite some coding and a lot of work with a graphical editor.
So I went back to the drawing board and recoded the theme from scratch, but this time relying on just CSS, Javascript and PHP to achieve the same effect.

If you also use Gallery2, make sure you check out the vSlider 3 G2 companion theme.
Also check the Languages page for available translations.


  • Updated for WP 2.2+
  • Full-featured Theme Administration page to customize the theme without any coding.
  • Choose the exact width of theme. A few typical screen widths are provided, but you can choose your own custom value.
  • New “fluid” mode, where the theme adjusts dynamically to the browser size! There are not many themes that you can choose one or the other, i think…
  • Improved Header options, including:
    • Auto-rounded border feature - you can use normal rectangular images and the theme will create a nice round border for you. This feature can be disabled if you prefer to use your own border.
    • Configuration of the header height, to fit to your pictures.
    • Improved Random Header algorithm when using KBurnalizer that guarantees no duplicate images in the rotation (if enough are available, that is…)
  • Select the exact width of the sidebar and if it should be on the left or the right side of the page.
  • Quick and easy replacement text box for the license, if you don’t want to use the default Creative Commons one on your blog.
  • Complete control over colors without coding using color panels.
  • Support for color schemes. The theme comes with 6 ready-to-use schemes, but you can create your own to easily switch colors from time to time (if you are getting bored ;) )
  • All the icons used in the theme, like the Slider buttons, RSS feeds, Trackbacks and so on can be changed through the administration page. I provide a few samples already in different colors, but you can just drop new ones on the correct directories and select them.

Scripts and libraries

vSlider 3 uses several scripts and libraries to achieve it’s graphical effects.

  • KBurnalizer for the fading headers
  • vSlider - the original script I wrote back in version 1 to open/close the posts.
  • vsShadow - I wrote this one to create the shadow effects on arbitrary HTML DIVs
  • vsBlockQuotes - another small script that I created for vSlider that automatically adds the closing quote icon on “block-quote” elements, without additional markup
  • curvyCorners - I use this to create the rounded corners dynamically. Kudos to the author (Cameron I think?) for such a great script - it’s the best out there.

Other features already from the previous versions

  • 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.
  • Functionality for multiple fading header images, provided by KBurnalizer.
  • Several configuration options from the administration page:
    • Set the default status of the slider posts (open/closed/only first one open).
    • Change the default page names (like “Home”).
    • Change the default titles of the sidebar sections.
    • Configure the “Quick About” section on the sidebar.
  • 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.
  • Full internationalization support. You can easily change the language on your theme without having to go trough the PHP pages and editing the text. Go to the Languages page for more details.
  • Careful use of CSS, HTML and Javascript to separate content, presentation and behavior – should be good learning material.
  • Support for the Widgets plugin. You actually have two modes for this: the Widgets in the middle of the vSlider sidebar or full replacement. Try it out and you’ll see what I mean.

Browser support

The latest version of the theme has been tested on FireFox 3, IE7, Opera 9, Safari 3 and Google Chrome. It works well in all of them, although there can be some minor visual glitches in Opera. I’ve spent a lot of time to get previous versions working in IE6 too, but now I don’t bother anymore - stop using IE6! You can’t imagine the nightmare it was to try and go around all the stupid bugs and glitches of this browser. If I can’t persuade you to use FireFox, which is by far the best, at least upgrade to IE7.


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).

66 Responses to “vSlider 3 for WordPress”

Nima wrote a comment on Sun 24, June 2007

Fantastic. Couldn’t be any better…. Good job. I will be making a donation to your world trip program soon…


Ryan wrote a comment on Mon 25, June 2007

Thanks for what i think is the best theme for wordpress and gallery2. like nima i too will be making a donation to your world trip fund. look me up when you get to the US/if its on the list (not much to see here…move along :) )


Rui wrote a comment on Mon 25, June 2007

That’s not true, Ryan! I’m sure that the US has great stuff to see. Entering the country itself might not be such a great experience though… constantly hearing about what a pain the new security procedures are.

Volker wrote a comment on Mon 25, June 2007

Hi Rui,

updated yesterday and allready have something to complain :-)

The article headings collide with mygalleries lightbox like here: http://www.hett.org/archives/499

As far as traveling goes, if you make it to my place, give me a call!

Rui wrote a comment on Mon 25, June 2007

Volker - nice bug you found there! Well, not really a bug, but both LightBox and the Title are competing for the highest Z-Index on the page.
I made it 5000 on vSlider (maybe that was over-the-top :) ). LightBox is using 100.
Ok, so here’s the hotfix for you: go to this file - \wp-content\themes\vSlider3\js\vsShadow\vsShadow.css, and on line 12 replace “z-index: 5000;” with “z-index: 50;”. That should do it for now, until more bugs are found and I release some kind of patch.

And thanks for the offer! ;)

DancesWithWords wrote a comment on Sat 30, June 2007

Love the new version of this theme. I’ve now got it up and running Will have to do some tweaking. Good job and thanks for take the time to add all our suggests in to this newly revise slider. I’ve yet to implement LightBox, maybe I’ll get to that tonight.

Rica wrote a comment on Sun 1, July 2007

YAY PINK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dominion wrote a comment on Tue 3, July 2007

Perfect. Everything I could have wanted and then some in a theme. You’ve done a good job, I will try and donate sometime if I get the spare $$ :)

Dominion wrote a comment on Tue 3, July 2007

One question, on the sidebar it has my “category” then a huge link that says “Feed for all posts filed under “.

Is this something of yours or in Wordpress itself? If it’s yours where can I change that link to not be there or be a simple RSS icon.

Dominion wrote a comment on Tue 3, July 2007

Figured it out, I didn’t upload the icons :>

Flo wrote a comment on Mon 9, July 2007

works fine! thanks

Lawrence wrote a comment on Sun 22, July 2007

Fantastic theme Rui! Have to thank you so much for such a good work, your time and efforts in contributing this.

Saved me hours from coding/CSS/HTML to customised my blog. Thank you.

playerxt wrote a comment on Fri 27, July 2007

excellent work, great! thanks a lot.
have a look at my side, all up to date.
best regards

Djerk Geurts wrote a comment on Tue 31, July 2007


I’ve just noticed that when I create a new album (WP and G2 integration) the items in the albums don’t get the template applied. What I mean is that the album itself (looking at the thumbnails) looks fine, but when I select an image then the theme is not followed and some default layout comes up.

Weird thing is that for older albums this works fine… Any idea what might be causing this? Example of it looking good: http://www.djerk.nl/wordpress/v/easynet/ixia/PICT0012.jpg.html
While this looks nothing like vSlider3: http://www.djerk.nl/wordpress/v/easynet/Random/PICT0015.JPG.html

I’ve check the albums settings and the two albums I’m using as examples both have the same settings.


Djerk Geurts wrote a comment on Tue 31, July 2007

Hmmm, sorry to have bothered you, seems to have fixed itself though I do have some errors on admin pages… I removed the vSlider2 theme and checked the short style urls. One conflict for wordpress/wp-gallery2.html which I have no idea how to get rid of.

Anyway, thank you for a great theme. vSlider3 is a much appreciated progression from vSlider2.

Nima wrote a comment on Fri 3, August 2007

My blog is acting up in IE. The side scroller is appearing in the bottom of the page. I haven’t done anything in the code that would make it do that though… any idea why its doing this? Thanks

Djerk Geurts wrote a comment on Tue 7, August 2007

Next feature request :)

Would it be possible to make the header images not scaled? I use the max width so image width is variable. Right now it scales the images which is ok as I generally use slightly fuzzy / high zoom / cropped images anyway.

Most of my images won;t be hurt if a section of it falls ‘off’ the page as long at the images are left aligned. Not sure if this is easy to code, if so then I’m very happy as it. I love the colour customisation, looks fab and is very easy to use.

Thank you again for a great theme!

Jorge wrote a comment on Sat 11, August 2007

Hey! trully great theme. Thank you! Just another small “bug”. On a first-time installation (where vslider* values do not exist in wp_options) simply activating the theme renders the site useless because the dynamically generated stylesheet is generated incorrectly.

One has to remember to go into the options pages first (and maybe it’s also necessary to click save at least once? i didn’t really check this separately) before clicking on “view site”.

It’s a minor bug but kinda left me wondering what the hell was going on for a while, because vslider2 worked ok, and vslider3 left my page as all text on no background, no images, no links, etc.

It would be nice if the defaults could be loaded as soon as the theme is activated.

Thanks again. If you need me to retest this or send you any logs or info i’ll be glad to.

JSkier wrote a comment on Tue 14, August 2007

Have loved and used the vSlider themes and love them very much. The work done on this is much appreciated!

I have run into two minor problems however:

Keeping in mind I use the full replacement Widget function of WP, if I turn it off the theme works without these problems (yet I want to use Widgets):

1. The RSS image feed icons disappear (just want them by categories in the sidebar).
2. I use Gallery2 and have it integrated well, however the random image is flush against the sidebar as opposed to a more natural float towards the center.

To see this problem click my name or go to jskier.com.

If anyone has any idea on how to fix these problems in layman’s terms I’d much appreciate it!

Peter wrote a comment on Thu 23, August 2007

Hi Rui,
I am using the Highslide Effect.
It works fine in Internet Explorer 7.
Unfortunatly in Firefox 2 the article headings collide with the enlarged images.
They seem to be layered under the article headings.
I tied the hotfix and lowered the X-index to 50, but it does not help in the case.
Any suggestion ?

Idris wrote a comment on Mon 3, September 2007

Hi Rui,

I have the same problem as Peter. If I put a image thumbnail in a post and then click on it and enlarge it, any post heading will overlap on top of the image.

I tried the hotfix you suggested for Volker but it didn’t help. What is odd is that the problem does not appear in IE. Only in Firefox 2 does the problem here (I am using

Any ideas? Many thanks.

Henrik Buchwald wrote a comment on Tue 2, October 2007


Is ther anybody ther is running vSlider3 on WP 2.3?

Vin wrote a comment on Sat 27, October 2007

Hi Rui, Great job with the themes.

Does vSlider3 support Google Analytics?

I love vSlider2, and am running it now on my blog, but it doesn’t like Google Analytics very much. I’ll switch to vSlider3 if it handles the Google Analytics better!

Thanks for the themes!

Vin wrote a comment on Tue 6, November 2007

I got Google Analytics working; it was just a stupid mistake on my part.
Thanks, Rui.

Arvind wrote a comment on Fri 16, November 2007

Thanks for this - great theme! Just cant get the sidebar to update on my installation. I havent really tweaked any files and the settings are pretty standard so dont really know what going on. Any ideas?

mike mcghee wrote a comment on Mon 19, November 2007

hi. I’m not sure why exactly, but for some reason the installer won’t open for my OS (tiger). I re-updated my copy of stuffit, and it just gives me an error message ->(The archive may be damaged (Error #17537))
any idea how to solve this? I really dig the theme.

Megadima wrote a comment on Tue 4, December 2007

I adopt v3slider in a configuration without G2; I have some problem with the sidebar, because I can’t see the weathericon widget (I only see the tag My weather).
I use Wp2.3 with widget integration, I try to use your sidebar substitute but I don’t Know how to use it.
Can someone help me.
Thank you

iJohn wrote a comment on Sat 5, April 2008

Great Theme! I love it!

I do have a quick question tho regarding pages or posts when the comments are disabled for it. It still shows the “No responses to “Page Name” with the RSS Icon. Is there something in the code I can remove so when the page or post loads and the comments are turned off it will not show that?

Thank You!!!


LuChris Charles wrote a comment on Mon 21, April 2008

I am facing some problems. Some images are not found and cannot process.

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Rui wrote a comment on Mon 21, April 2008

LuChris, it seems that PHP can’t create the necessary files in “images” folder. Try setting the permissions on that folder so that it includes “write” (not just “read”).

Henrik wrote a comment on Fri 2, May 2008

Hi Rui,

Dos it work with Google analytics in the new wordress 2.5?

Rui wrote a comment on Sun 4, May 2008

Henrik, seems to be working fine…

Alejandro wrote a comment on Tue 6, May 2008


I was wondering…how could I put some color in the background? something like this:


on vslider?

BJ wrote a comment on Tue 6, May 2008

Thank you so much for the amazing theme. I’ve been using the versions of vSlider since 2.0 and up and have loved every iteration. Customization is so easy now it’s almost silly to think what I was going through to widen the theme 2 years ago. The only problem with the ease of customization is now my wife has started tinkering with the look to our family’s blog. She’s not a power user by any means but with a little guidance can tweak our blog anytime she wants. I just wanted to thank you again.

My only problem now is convincing everyone to go ahead and upgrade past IE6.

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Kdub wrote a comment on Fri 27, June 2008

Great template!! Thanks!
1 quick question though, if you disable comments on one of the pages, how do you remover the “No responses to ‘xxxx’” text at the bottom of the page?

Thanks for any help

Gary wrote a comment on Fri 27, June 2008

Great theme. Couple of problems.

1) If I enable WPG2 Lightbox option “Enable Internal Lightbox Script?” then the open/close posts feature no longer works.

2) I appear to still have the Lightbox z-order issue. I have vSlider v3.1.1 with all of the latest versions of WP, G2, and WPG2 plugin. I checked file vsShadow.css for the “z-index” and it appears to be set to ‘10′. All other instances of “z-index” are set to ‘10000′.

Sorry to complain. I really do think the theme is awesome.


Gary wrote a comment on Fri 27, June 2008

OK never. This them just got even better. I installed the vSlider theme for G2 and the Lightbox plugin your refer to in those install instructions and now everything works beautifully.


Randy wrote a comment on Sun 29, June 2008

This is a great theme! I’ve been using v2 and am looking forward to moving to v3. However, there seems to be problems when viewing v3 with ie6. For both my site and this one, I dont see the top and bottom lines of the top banner and body being displayed.

I also get this error when loading the page:
Line: 11
Char: 27
Error: Object required
Code: 0
URL: http://irui.ac/cool-stuff/vslider3

Chase Alix wrote a comment on Mon 30, June 2008

I love the theme, but I am running into a strange problem. The header will only display 2 of the 9 images I put in the headers folder. I changed the design options, but that doesn’t seem to help. Also, if I remove the 2 images from the folder I get an error stating no images were found.

Gary Peacock wrote a comment on Tue 8, July 2008

I ran into an issue that may be of interest to you. I’m using vSlider for Wordpress and Gallery (both at the latest versions). I also activated the Lightbox 2 plugin for Wordpress as you refer in the instructions for Gallery. Now the interesting part. If you navigate to the Site Admin/Themes for Gallery and click on one of the block actions (for example ‘Search box’) you should get an options box popup just below (in this example a checkbox for Advanced search). I finally discovered that with the Lightbox 2 plugin active I keep getting a javascript error and the options box would not display. If I navigated to Site Admin directly (not through Gallery embedded) I could get the options popup but none of my changes would save (In my case I managed to set ‘useDropdown’ to true and was desperately trying to set it back to false). After searching through the Gallery forums I kept finding hits on ‘prototype.js’ causing the issue and that Lightbox 2 is using ‘prototype.js’. So I deactivated the Lightbox 2 plugin and everything worked again. I made my necessary changes to the theme and then reenabled Lightbox 2. All is well again.

So, with all this the problem is not with the vSlider theme but I thought you might be interested since you recommend the Lightbox 2 plugin for Wordpress.

Once again awesome theme!!!!

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Karl wrote a comment on Thu 24, July 2008

Hey guys, can someone help a noob out? I removed the sidebar on a specific page (http://www.outdoorvancouver.ca/events-calendar/) by creating a new page and removing the get_sidebar… code. But now there is just a blank space on the side, how do you make the main body larger to cover the space?!

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Lincoln wrote a comment on Sun 27, July 2008

I’ve been trying out your vSlider theme and loving it, though I wonder for a future version if you might consider offering color changes specifically for the posts and comments blocks. I have a black page and content area but I still want my posts and comments to show with a white backdrop, which is impossible to do without going into the code and hacking stuff. Even then the code still seems to override my style changes here and there.

Regardless, this was the best theme I’ve found thus far. Great work!

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Sion Stanton wrote a comment on Thu 7, August 2008

After toying with a couple of wesite ideas over the past few years i came across the Vslide theme and combined with gallery its the best thing since sliced bread.
Cheers and thanx for all the effort you have put into the theme, and as soon as i have some free cash i will add myself to your one world to see.

once again thanx .



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Jason wrote a comment on Tue 2, September 2008

Thanks for this theme. I’m really enjoying customizing it. I love how easy it is to change things up a bit! Do you know if you’re planning on adding gravatar functionality to it any time soon? It’s not a deal breaker if you aren’t but it would be nice. Thanks again for taking the time to make such a cool theme.

Jason wrote a comment on Tue 2, September 2008

Rui, I just found a hack that solves the gravatar issue. It’s a simple code change that you might want to check out for further use. http://www.blogohblog.com/10-wordpress-hacks-to-make-your-life-easy/

Thanks again!

Micaila wrote a comment on Mon 22, September 2008

Hi, anyone know how to add a background image instead of a solid color? Thanks!

Yee HER wrote a comment on Sun 2, November 2008

Thanks a lot for your nice theme! I like them pretty much. :)

compstar wrote a comment on Wed 5, November 2008

great job
nice theme

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Mark wrote a comment on Thu 23, April 2009

Hi Rui,

I love the theme, I’m in the process of building a new wordpress site using vSlider3 and vSlider3 for gallery2. I have a simple issue, and I was hoping you could point me in the right direction.

First off, After clicking through to the embedded “Photos” gallery, if I use the search feature it drops me back to the main wordpress page when I hit enter. If I use the “Advanced Search” feature it works as expected. Any ideas what might cause this?

Cheers, Mark.

Bookmark wrote a comment on Tue 2, June 2009

wow, i found something “new”! :-)

Let me try it out in my blog! Thanks for the plugin

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Rob wrote a comment on Mon 27, July 2009

Very nice. I’ll be using this :)

Scromple wrote a comment on Mon 7, September 2009


Am still working on the site in general and am quite far from done. But the vSlider themes for both Wordpress and Gallery appear to be head and shoulders above everything I have looked at to perform a gallery and blog integration so far.

Had Wp and the integration with Gallery up and running almost perfectly withing 48 hours with this theme installed in both. Compared to the other avenues being explored, it’s the difference between a leisurely walk to the corner store and a drive from Perth to Brisbane and back just to buy a kebab.

Kudos for putting out some nice code. Very much appreciated. Am still trying to work out a few minor things. Shouldn’t be any drama though.


Lasse wrote a comment on Mon 9, November 2009

Seems like a neat plugin, but I can’t seem to get it to work. Is it compatible with WP 2.8.5?

trecords wrote a comment on Sun 29, November 2009

I also have problem with vslider and wordpress 2.8

Archie Hill wrote a comment on Tue 18, May 2010

When you reach menopause, you may need some hormone replacement therapy just to stay on top shape..”:

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