Plugin Releases

LayerSlider WP 7.11.1

7.11.1 May 22, 2024

This release contains important security fixes. Updating is strongly recommended to everyone.

  • Updated French localization. [Thanks to Patrick Perrono]
  • Hover Transition's default easing has been changed from easeInOutQuint to easeOutQuart. Existing projects remain unaffected.
  • Fixed various layout and behavior issues that affected popups.
  • Fixed layer positioning issues with certain percentage values.

7.11.0 Apr 22, 2024

This version of LayerSlider showcases an all-new add-on manager, unveiling the arrival of its latest addition: the 404 add-on. Don’t let those dull 404 “Not Found” error messages be a dead-end for your visitors. LayerSlider’s 404 add-on empowers you to transform those boring and frustrating error pages into captivating experiences.

Other changes:

  • Revisions can now be disabled, and it also offers the option to delete saved snapshots.
  • Fixed a rare font-weight problem affecting Google Fonts.
  • Fixed Smart Operations where property values were zero.
  • UI and under-the-hood fixes and improvements.

7.10.1 March 27, 2024

  • This update includes important security fixes

7.9.10 Feb 15, 2024

  • Added a new option to close popups when pressing the Escape key on the keyboard.
  • Added a new advanced option to make popups scrollable instead of staying fixed on the screen.
  • Added a new Scroll Position option to relevant layer actions to offer precise control over vertical placement.
  • Under-the-hood improvements and bug fixes.

7.8.0 Aug 11, 2023

  • Introducing Smart Background, a new feature that allows you to customize how layer backgrounds behave. You can detach the background from a layer to create an effect as if you were looking through the layer - like a window - to the background. For example, you can create mosaic-like images when used with multiple layers. Read our blog post to see examples and learn more.
  • The whole project editor interface received countless improvements to enhance user experience and accessibility significantly. From clicking into option fields to selecting text, all behave more naturally. For example, text fields won't lose focus when clicking certain interface elements, smaller fields automatically expand to make room for longer values, etc. By popular demand, the active slide has also received a much more noticeable highlight.
  • A lot of additional transition properties can now handle random values. In addition to the already existing random feature, which picks a number from a range between two numbers, you can now also provide a list of fixed values to choose from randomly. They have a new, shorter, and easier syntax. Clicking the + sign next to a transition option field will reveal and provide examples for both.
  • Scroll Transition offers new transition properties: Alternate Transform Origin, Reverse Easing, and Reverse Duration. These allow you to drastically change how a layer reacts and animates when scrolling the page back and forth.
  • The color picker now offers a way to copy and paste colors and gradients across layers, slides, and projects. It now also properly updates as you undo/redo changes.
  • Assets Library now automatically retries downloading assets in case of a failed attempt, and it also comes with additional interface improvements.
  • System Status can now recognize and properly interpret and display special PHP settings used in edge cases.
  • Improved how layers with Parallax Transition behave and eliminated some jumpiness in certain cases.
  • Added additional mouse cursor options under the STYLE menu.
  • Fixed layout issues in OS native fullscreen mode.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented animating certain Ending Transition effects on slide change.
  • Fixed distorted images in the editor in rare and special cases depending on the zoom levels.
  • Fixed layer style filters not properly restored after cycling through slides.
  • Fixed the filter editor popup not correctly parsing special values in some cases.
  • Fixed an issue in the layers list that sometimes did not correctly reflect the selected layers in multi-select mode.
  • Lots of other small improvements and bug fixes under-the-hood.
  • LayerSlider 7.7.11 is now available!Jul 14, 2023
  • Fixed dynamic layers and other issues caused by the previous security update.
  • Significant rendering performance improvements for Chrome.

7.7.10 Jul 12, 2023

  • This update contains very important security fixes. Updating is strongly recommended.
  • Added Project Settings → Thumbnail Navigation → Thumbnail Fill Mode option.
  • Replaced Twitter feed with a brand new News section.

7.7.9 Jul 3, 2023

  • Fixed certain Popup rendering and layout issues.

7.7.8 Jun 22, 2023

  • Added 30 brand-new 2D slide transitions with unique effects.
  • Added Project Settings → Appearance → Animate First Slide option to play the selected slide transition when a project first appears. Additional options are also available to override the transition duration and time shift.
  • New keyboard shorcuts: Use Ctrl/Cmd + ←/→ to quickly change slides in the editor.
  • Significant rendering performance improvements.
  • Heavily optimized some plugin files to improve load times and reduce network traffic.
  • Videos now always use the "cover" fill mode.
  • Increased compatibility with older projects when importing slides and layers.
  • Prevented web browsers from caching custom CSS and Transition Builder files.
  • Fixed an issue where position adjustments didn't work with parallax layers.
  • Fixed an issue that affected the Backdrop Filter option.
  • Fixed the slideTimelineDidUpdate callback event "timeline" parameter in Project Preview.
  • User interface and under-the-hood bug fixes and improvements.

7.7.6 May 23, 2023

  • Introducing: Position Adjustments. Fine-tune layer positions in a more refined way, especially if you want to align layers relative to the bottom and right edges.
  • Significant improvements and fixes for keyboard shortcuts.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in media playback in the background while quickly changing slides.
  • Fixed a Chrome rendering issue where videos appeared blank in rare cases.
  • Fixed some layer style properties when using a min/max responsive ratio.
  • Fixed the "Missing Ending Transitions" warning that sometimes appeared incorrectly.
  • Other under-the-hood changes.

7.7.5 May 8, 2023

  • Added Project Settings → Miscellaneous → "Fix resizing issues in special cases" option.
  • Updated French localization. [Thanks to Patrick Perrono]
  • Fixed certain exporting issues, especially affecting the "Export as HTML" option.
  • Fixed a resizing issue with static layers.
  • Fixed detecting available external fonts in the editor in Safari.
  • Fixed Text Transition rendering issues in Safari.
  • Layers with text transitions now properly inherit text decoration settings.
  • Various UI and under-the-hood enhancements and bug fixes.

7.6.8 Jan 24, 2023

  • Interface and usability improvements in the new Templates section.
  • Fixed the Hide on Mobile option on desktop machines with touchscreens.
  • Fixed an issue in IE11 that caused a "Multiple jQuery issue" notification.

7.5.3 Oct 17, 2022

  • Improved System Status with an added option to clear LocalStorage.
  • Fixed an issue that caused blank slides with sliders outside the viewport in some cases.

7.5.2 Oct 14, 2022

  • Fixed popup parallax and timing issues in rare cases.

7.5.1 Oct 14, 2022

  • The Origami special effect can now work with solid background colors.
  • Improvements for online services and connectivity.
  • Changed the default "Initial Fade Duration" from 350 to 0.
  • Increased compatibility with image lazy-loaders.
  • Improved "restart slide on resize" behavior on mobile devices.
  • Fixed the Allow Fullscreen Mode option in Project Settings.
  • Fixed miscalculated transform origin in rare cases.
  • Fixed text selection when text transition and background clip are used together.
  • Fixed background image position issues on text layers with text transition and background clip enabled.
  • Fixed text transition of parallax-enabled layers when navigating backwards.
  • Fixed transform origin and transform perspective of layers where the opening transition duration is set to 0.
  • Fixed font size issues on some mobile devices.

7.5.0 Sep 20, 2022

  • NEW: Say hello to Transition Presets! Choose from 68 beautiful and unique pre-designed effects for various use cases, or save your own frequently used layer transitions.
  • NEW: Text mask effects. Apply gradients or texture on your fonts with the new Background Clip option.
  • NEW: Added 28 new slide transitions.
  • NEW: Added "Mirror Transition" options to support carousel-like effects that animate layers back and forth depending on the navigation direction.
  • NEW: Opening and Ending Transitions can now inherit transformations set under the STYLE menu as well as perform automatic operations on those values.
  • NEW: Added text color option to Text Transitions.
  • NEW: Added "Overflow" option to layer styles, Opening Text Transition, and Ending Text Transition.
  • NEW: You can now specify a minimum and maximum responsive ratio, making it possible to control how layers are resized.
  • NEW: Added "Responsive" options to Scroll Transition's Offset settings to control layer movement on different devices.
  • Updated French localization [Thanks to Patrick Perrono]
  • Layer Preview now supports multiple selection mode.
  • Slide Preview now supports live edits just like Layer Preview, and changes are reflected in real-time without leaving preview mode.
  • You can now undo/redo changes in live preview mode, and changes are reflected in real-time.
  • Various other improvements in all preview modes.
  • Various improvements for multiple selection mode.
  • Various improvements and bug fixes for undoing/redoing changes.
  • Various color picker improvements.
  • Ending Text Transition no longer requires an Ending Transition and can be played at the end of the slide.
  • Fixed "Prevent Mouse Events" option.
  • Fixed fast slide jumps. Rapidly changing slides can no longer cause any issues.
  • Fixed layer timings when the "Start At" field is empty.
  • Fixed returning values from certain API callbacks like slideChangeWillStart.
  • Fixed animation behavior when the Ending Transition is disabled.
  • Fixed the Transform Origin setting of Text Transition nodes.
  • Fixed disabling keyboard navigation when visitors are typing into a text field.
  • Many animation and timing behavior improvements.
  • Many UI improvements throughout the editor.
  • Many under-the-hood improvements and bug fixes.

7.3.0 Aug 23, 2022

  • NEW: Scroll Transition. Animate layers by scrolling the page.
  • DEPRECATED: Play By Scroll.
  • Added "Enable Play By Scroll" option to Plugin Settings → Miscellaneous.
  • Added "Vertical Spacing" options to Project Settings → Layout.
  • Added "Related Settings" shortcuts to relevant places of the Project Editor.
  • Improved Search experience in the Project Editor.
  • Fixed setting layer background image in multiple selection mode.
  • Fixed slide background position issues in Ken Burns effect.
  • Fixed searching for projects that are in groups.
  • Fixed color stop dragging issues in the color picker.
  • Fixed Post Taxonomy support for dynamic content sources.
  • Fixed the "Open Popup" layer action on front-end pages with logged out users.
  • Many under-the-hood improvements and bug fixes.

7.2.5 Jul 18, 2022

  • Added backdrop filter support that allows blurring, color shifting, etc., the area behind layers.
  • Added a dedicated System Status menu item to LayerSlider's dashboard.
  • Added "Recommended Settings" section to System Status.
  • Improvements in text rendering and resizing sliders and popups.
  • Increased PHP compatibility with some non-GNU systems, like Solaris or Alpine Linux.
  • Fixed a rare issue that caused severe interface display issues.
  • Fixed video poster images not properly displaying in some cases.
  • Fixed Parallax Transition's Transform Origin setting.

7.2.5 Jul 18, 2022

  • Added backdrop filter support that allows blurring, color shifting, etc., the area behind layers.
  • Added a dedicated System Status menu item to LayerSlider's dashboard.
  • Added "Recommended Settings" section to System Status.
  • Improvements in text rendering and resizing sliders and popups.
  • Increased PHP compatibility with some non-GNU systems, like Solaris or Alpine Linux.
  • Fixed a rare issue that caused severe interface display issues.
  • Fixed video poster images not properly displaying in some cases.
  • Fixed Parallax Transition's Transform Origin setting.

7.2.4 Jun 27, 2022

  • Fixed an issue that caused incorrectly renaming projects in rare cases.

7.2.3 Jun 13, 2022

  • Added Skip "Start in Viewport" option, which makes it possible for layers to appear before your sliders start.

7.2.2 Jun 1, 2022

  • Added a Quick Tip panel for embedding projects when you publish your work.
  • Introducing a new "Open Popup" layer action. Easily open any Popup anywhere, even if they aren't embedded on the page. No configuration needed.
  • Added a "Launch Popups" layer action, which triggers Popups waiting in the background to be opened.
  • Fixed switches and other layer action features.
  • Several UI fixes and improvements.

7.2.1 May 2, 2022

  • This update contains security fixes.
  • New positioning options for layers (Align Positions From).
  • Updated LayerSlider module for the Classic Editor.
  • Improvements for the Hero layout mode.
  • Improved Project Preview now tracks much more options.
  • Fixed ampersand character in project names.
  • Fixed "Scroll to Element" layer action.

7.2.0 Apr 20, 2022

  • Added Blob and Wave Shape generators.
  • Improved interface for Shape layers.
  • Revised Help and Smart Operation popups.
  • Improved Project Preview that tracks much more options.
  • Lots of important fixes and improvements throughout the plugin.

7.1.4 Mar 31, 2022

  • Used Google Fonts are now automatically added to your project when importing or pasting layers and slides.
  • More efficient and better handling of loading Google Fonts.
  • Fixed the Timeline's layers list with hidden layers.
  • Fixed PHP debug messages.
  • Fixed minor UI issues.

7.1.3  Mar 17, 2022

  • Fixed image layers loaded from custom URLs.
  • Fixed the [image] post placeholder for Dynamic Layers.

7.1.2 Mar 10, 2022

  • This update contains security fixes.
  • You can now set the default slide duration and timings in Project Settings.
  • Slide duration and timing settings can now easily be applied to other slides.
  • Eliminated some rare issues with importing templates.
  • Fixed rare layer animation issues when changing slides.
  • Fixed Hover Transition's "Always on Top" option.
  • UI fixes and improvements.
  • Other bug fixes and improvements under the hood.

7.1.1 Feb 21, 2022

Added complete French localization. [Thanks to Patrick Perrono]

7.1.0 Feb 14, 2022

Added Font Awesome 6 icon family.

7.0.8 Feb 8, 2022

  • You can now quickly rename any project from the dashboard
  • Added slidebar timer support for Slide and Project Preview
  • Multiple fixes and enhancements in Project Preview
  • UI and usability fixes
  • Countless improvements under the hood

7.0.7 Dec 20, 2021

  • Fixed manually updating the list of LayerSlider Templates.

7.0.6 Dec 20, 2021

  • Added shortcuts to quickly remove text and box shadows.
  • Added layer action: Close All Popups.
  • Fixed project search on dashboard.
  • Fixed layers list visibility and lock buttons.
  • Fixed project editor with "Defer Javascript loading" option enabled.
  • Fixed custom slide transition in Project Preview.
  • Numerous fixes and improvements throughout the plugin.

7.0.5 - Dec 3, 2021

  • Important fixes for UI and performance issues in the Project Editor.
  • Project IDs are now visible and searchable on LayerSlider’s dashboard.
  • Various minor fixes and improvements.

7.0.4 - Nov 29, 2021

  • Added layer alignment shortcuts to the STYLE menu of layers.
  • Fixed Media Library modal window in Safari.
  • Fixed scrolling issues in Project Preview.
  • Various fixes under the hood.

6.11.9 - Sep 28, 2021

  • Fixed LayerSlider's Gutenberg block.
  • Various compatibility fixes.

6.11.8 - Apr 19, 2021

  • Improved compatibility with older versions of LayerSlider.
  • Other improvements and bug fixes under the hood.

6.11.7 - Apr 7, 2021

  • Fixed minor user interface issues.
  • Fixed layer order when using <picture> element.
  • Fixed linked <picture> elements.

6.11.6 - Feb 1, 2021

  • Fixed image sizes & positions with certain image optimization plugins
  • Added WayPoint support to update scroll triggers after slider initialization

6.11.5 - Feb 1, 2021

  • Prevent WordPress applying HTML-native lazy loading on slider images. LayerSlider has its own lazy loading mechanism that’s more suitable for sliders and popups.
  • Added "Use loading attribute" option to LayerSlider → Options → Advanced to restore HTML-native lazy loading.
  • Increased compatibility for 3rd party themes and plugins.

6.11.4 - Mar 3, 2021

  • This release fixes an issue introduced in the last update when there are multiple sliders on page.

6.11.3 - Jan 25, 2021

  • Full PHP 8 support.
  • Shortcodes can now be used in slide and layer linking fields to generate dynamic URLs.
  • Performance improvements when rendering front-end pages.
  • Various bug fixes, including one affecting multisite networks.