Free Plugin! Meta Slider Preview Slides
A little free plugin from me today. I work with a client who is using the MetaSlider plugin on a few sites. It’s a nice free slider plugin for WP with a rather simple and unencumbered admin interface. The problem is that it lacks a couple of handy features. One that we needed was the ability to schedule slides.. I went to the plugin repo and found a free plugin by the plugin authors themselves for this very purpose called Meta Slider Schedule Slides. I installed it and it works really well, It’s also only a few hundred lines of code so a nice clean integration there.
My client liked the feature but wanted to know if they could preview slides before setting them live. Apparently once a slide is added there is no way of showing it in the slider without first making it live. No ‘draft’ mode so to speak. So thanks to the handy free plugin from Team Updraft I copied their model and added my own little tickbox. It’s a simple plugin but very useful indeed. I’d like for this to be included in the core in some way but for now please do feel free to download and use this plugin I wrote. Editors and Admins can see the slide when you check the box. Don’t forget to uncheck it though!