38 responses

  1. venkat
    May 25, 2010

    Not worked for me gave the error at line 49 under custom functions.php. I am safe that I backup my custom functions file before modifying.
    I followed the same procedure as it is, still not worked any suggestions.

    • akyjoe
      May 25, 2010

      I appreciate your comment for the issue.

      Just for the concern, the tutorial has been tested and is working fine on various websites for our clients.

      Kindly paste the code that you have used in your custom functions file, so that I can refine it for you. :)

      Also, go through the tutorial once again, as a single step skipped, can result bugs and crashes.

  2. Peter J
    May 26, 2010

    any chance you could show us a slider for blogger? You would make your blog amazingly popular because sliders for blogger, there are none. To bad i have wordpress. :(

    • Norcross
      May 30, 2010

      Not sure that would even be popular, since Blogger doesn’t run on PHP and you don’t have the file access required to make it happen.

  3. George Serradinho
    May 26, 2010

    I also wrote a post about using Smooth Slider with Thesis and I must say that it’s so easy to setup and use. I had it on my blog for sometime and then removed it. I liked it, but needed to streamline my blog as much as possible and this was one of the plugins I removed.

  4. Ray
    May 27, 2010

    Hi, I’ve use this one on my website and works perfectly well for me. You should check it out guys..

  5. venkat
    May 27, 2010

    Can I add the code you mentioned to custom functions using open thesis hook plugin by selecting thesis_ hook_ before_ content

    • akyjoe
      May 31, 2010

      Yes, certainly you can use the code in your Thesis Open Hook Settings.

      Make sure you only add the below mentioned code:

      < ?php if (is_home()){ ?>
      < ?php if ( function_exists( 'get_smooth_slider' ) ) { get_smooth_slider(); } ?>
      < ?php } ?>

      Let me know, if it worked fine at your end. :) Since it is a smooth slider, hence it should be added very smoothly. :P

      • Ricardo
        June 19, 2010

        Hi akyjoe, I did add the provided code to my Openhook and guess what? the code is showing on my site instead of the slider.

        Any clue?

      • Ricardo
        June 19, 2010

        Never mind!, My bad, just needed to get rid of the space between ‘<'and '?' at beginning of the line.

      • Jojje
        November 18, 2010

        Thank’s for clearing that one out!

  6. Hesham
    May 31, 2010

    Nice Thesis tutorial akyjoe, Smooth Slider is really awesome and probably I will implement it on one of my blogs soon

  7. Gustavo
    June 9, 2010

    Thanks for the great tutorial!
    I need to align the right side of the slider box with the top banner on my home page. I’ve increased the width, but on the left side now it’s to close to my sidebar. How can I fix that?
    Also, is there any way that I can put it after the first post, instead that on top of the page?

  8. Hector
    June 17, 2010

    Hey thanks for the tutorial, i was trying with the featured content gallery plugin but o got a mayor bug. Im glad i saw your tutorial. The only thing i have to say is that the code here didnt work for me that well but i found an easy way around it for all of you that are having trouble still.

    1. install plugin “Thesis OpenHook”
    2. install and set up “Post Slider” plugin
    3. add this line of code To the part on the “Thesis OpenHook” that you want:


    Works like a charm. Hope this Helps.

    • Ricardo
      June 19, 2010

      Hector, when you said “add this line of code”

      What line of code are you talking about? I need it Urgently!

  9. Ricardo
    June 19, 2010

    Nice slider, now: it is there on my site but not showing any images!

    I tried checking ‘PureImage’ and guess what? Yeah, text is gone but sill no image so only slide bar border is showing.

  10. Gautham
    September 12, 2010

    Hi Aky ,
    What if i dont have thesis theme !!! Can i use in normal wordpress theme ??

    • Akshay Khurana
      October 19, 2010

      Hello Gaautham,

      I appreciate your question, and I would like to explain it to you. In your template file (for instance home.php or index.php), where you want the slider, just add the code below in your PHP file. Make sure you take a backup using ftp.

      “< ?php if ( function_exists( 'get_smooth_slider' ) ) { get_smooth_slider(); } ?>” (without the quotes). Please find this code above with the appropriate formating, so that you don’t get any errors. Save the file and upload it on the server.

      Activate the plugin, and you will see it on your home page. Style it using the smooth slider options, from dashboard admin. :)

  11. Ricardo
    September 12, 2010

    Sure you can, is just that this instructions are specifically for those of us using it. You’ll probably notice that you can follow this instructions all the way until you have to deal with custom.css and custom_funtion.php, at that point instructions are Thesis specific.

    Hope this help. How’s your site SEO?

  12. Duck
    October 7, 2010

    I’ve installed the plugin as per your instructions. But what i would like to do is for it to display video posts. I’m using the ‘Flash Video Player with HTML5′ plugin for the video but the slider doesn’t play the video, it just shows the video tag. any ideas what i can do?

  13. Tracy
    October 19, 2010

    Hi, I’ve tried this and gone over it multiple times and i continue to get an error message and have to back up my custom functions file.

    just to confirm : the code I enter in my custom_functions.php file is:

    function content_slider() { ?>

    <?php }

    add_action('thesis_hook_before_content', 'content_slider');

    so here is my exact custom_functions.php fileL

    <a rel="nofollow" href="http://delicious.com/save?url=&title=” onclick=”window.open(‘http://delicious.com/save?v=5&noui&jump=close&url=&title=’, ‘delicious’, ‘toolbar=no,width=550,height=550′); return false;” title=”Bookmark this post on del.icio.us”>Bookmark this article on Delicious

    <?php }
    add_action('thesis_hook_before_content', 'content_slider');

  14. Tracy
    October 19, 2010

    k so that didn’t work…pasting it into my comments removed some stuff….
    how can i post what i have?

  15. Lisa
    October 22, 2010

    I forgot to add that I cannot get the featured slider to show up on my homepage.

  16. Zeeshan Khan
    October 23, 2010

    him, nice article , I am also using it now, please tell me how to remove smoothslider link from slide?

  17. Anoop
    November 9, 2010

    To remove the Smooth Slider Link, Do as follows.
    1]Go to Dashboard.
    2]Go to Plugins>Editor.
    3]Choose Smooth Slider from the Plugin to Edit drop down.
    4]Search for this text:
    Smooth Slider

    5]Remove this text and save the plugin.
    6]Refresh the page.

    Hope it helps! :)

    • Jojje
      November 18, 2010

      Even if I really like Smooth Slider I’d like to get the link removed.
      Sorry if I act like a noob here but I find several instances of ‘Smooth Slider’. But is it this one you refer to?
      Line 78
      $sql = “INSERT INTO $meta_table_name (slider_id,slider_name) VALUES(’1′,’Smooth Slider’);”;

      or line 1173
      Smooth Slider

      • Jojje
        November 18, 2010

        Nevermind! It’s on line 1173. Just removed the name. Thank you!

  18. Trasie
    November 17, 2010


    BUT… I’ve created multiple sliders and now wish to add various ones to various sections. For instance, I want to add the content slider I named Bentobox to only the Bentobox category page. That content slider is identified as 3. What would the PHP code be that I would add to my custom.php file to make that call?

    Each category page will have its own content slider if I can make it work.

  19. Rick Upshaw
    November 29, 2010

    I, too, am having problems getting the slider to show up on my home page. However, I think it may have something to do with the code when used with a STATIC home page. If I set the site to use the blog posts as the home page (as it comes by default), then it works fine. However, if I create a page called “Home” and set that to be the front page shown when the URL is typed in, and then something like “Blog” or “News” as the page where the blog posts show up, that is where the slider shows up using the code above, and not the page I called home. Is there a way to fix this, or are we stuck using the blog posts as our home page if we want to use this plugin?

  20. Anoop
    November 29, 2010

    @Lisa whats the error or problem you are facing? Please elaborate. :)

  21. Rick Upshaw
    December 7, 2010

    I found the correct code and got it to work. For the benefit of anyone else reading this, here is the scenario:

    I have the latest version of Thesis (at the time I posted this, it was Thesis 1.8). I have a page I created entitled “Home” set as the home page of the site, and “News & Updates” set as the blog page. I want the slider to appear only on the static home page (“Home”).

    If this is your scenario, then the code above is correct except for line 4. Change “is_home” on that line to “is_front_page”.

    Hope this helps!

  22. Ahmad Wali
    January 24, 2011

    As George Serradinho mentioned that I have removed the plugin to streamline the blog. Does it make your blog slow? I have tried various plugins, but they effect loading time.

  23. Carl
    February 14, 2011

    Hey i had a problem with this, i got a web error on line 41 and i’m not sure what i did wrong. Any way you can help me out?

  24. Mark H
    May 6, 2011

    Thanks for the tut.!

    I’ve used the Smooth Slider before and really wanted to find different ways to incorporate into the Thesis theme.

  25. Tony Zeoli
    May 29, 2011

    I noticed a bug.

    - Clicked the check box in media library to add image to slide show.
    - Tried to remove image from slide show, clicked check box again to disable.
    - Clicked Update Media, was then returned to main Media Library and not the page of the image I wanted to disable.
    - Tried it a few times and it still returns the check box as “true” when it should be “false” after clicking Update Media.

  26. Kim
    January 12, 2012

    I added it by using the shortcode – [smoothslider] – just add it to the html version of your homepage and save. No need to add code to the custom-function.php file.

  27. Yvonne
    April 3, 2012

    Ok, I am desperate to have this smooth slider, spent over 10 hours on this already trying everything and then researching, looking, uninstalling, deactivating , reactivating… looking at the cod until my eyes are crossed. I have it in my feature box. I can see the images… but they are stacked and NOT scrolling. IN the set up for smooth slider it looks normal, moving across, but there seems to be a problem or conflict with the code. I am just setting up my site, so have minimum plugin, nothing I can think of that should conflict with this, but I just can’t get this to work. I have seen this problem described on the developers site, he says save again, make sure default is set and deactive, reactivate, and that’s all the advise.

    any suggestions?

  28. Tom Smith
    May 11, 2012

    Had a lot of trouble with the php code here even with using open hook, no problem to use the short code [smoothslider] in open hook but would like it to appear on only one of my pages, any ideas?

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