15 wordpress slide show plugins for featured articles on home page

15 wordpress slide show plugins for featured articles on home page

These days many people have some wordpress blog. Every of them have different design,but most of them have something common. It’s wordpress slide show plugins for featured articles on homepage. With slide show you can easily show to the world what you are really trying to portray. Slide show has great effect towards the visitor.Here i am going to share some of my favorite wordpress slide show plugins.So let’s start…

1. Featured Content Gallery Plugin v2.0 (FCS)

Featured Content Gallery creates an automated, fully customizable rotating image gallery anywhere within your WordPress site. Choose your images and display categories, pages or posts with custom overlay text and a thumbnail carousel. Custom options include gallery size, color, style and more.

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Download: Featured Content Gallery V 2.0
Plugin Homepage: Featured Content Gallery V 2.0

2. Featured Category Slideshow / FCS

This plugin is also based on Smooth Gallery similar to Featured Content Gallery by WPElements.The only difference it that this pulgin always shows the 4 newest posts in the slideshow. Older posts will just be automatically be removed out of the slideshow without being deleted from the blog.

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Download: Featured Category Slideshow / FCS
Plugin Homepage: Featured Category Slideshow / FCS

3. Featured Posts Slideshow

Featured Posts Slideshow shows as many post’s images as you want. It’s a very nice and powerfull Javascript Slideshow. It displays a certain image for every Post of a category that you have defined. You can slide through your Slideshow with the help of nice navigation buttons. The images are directly linked to the specific WordPress post. You have a powerfull Administration Area to adjust the Category, the number of Posts, the width and height, and many colours for the Slideshow!

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Download: Featured Posts Slideshow
Plugin Homepage: Featured Posts Slideshow

4. FeatPlug

Featplug is a standalone script / wordpress plugin that can mine your WordPress posts or any other data and look for images suiting a given dimension and generates ‘featured’ section for your site using the found items.

The featured section, includes a resized image (banner) with the label, description and link of the related post or data.

Featplug is a architectural plugin with input layers and output templates.

Input Layer -> Featplug -> Output Template

Currently it supports WordPress and standalone as input layers. But it’s very easy to integrate it to any other blog / cms / forum software or even in your static site.

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Download: FeatPlug
Plugin Homepage: FeatPlug

5. WP Featured Content Slider

Featured Content Slider provides a powerfull and nice javascript Slideshow/Slider for WordPress. It can be integrated anywhere on your Blog/Website. This Featured Content Slider shows your chosen Blog Posts from a specific Category. It also Display your images next to the excerpt of your Blog Post. This is the perfect solution for everybody who wants a nice flewing Slideshow under their navigation bar.

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Download: WP Featured Content Slider
Plugin Homepage: WP Featured Content Slider

6. Slideshow Gallery

Feature content in a JavaScript powered slideshow gallery showcase on your WordPress website.

The slideshow is flexible and all aspects can easily be configured.

Embedding or hardcoding the slideshow gallery is a breeze. To embed into a post/page, simply insert [slideshow] into its content with an optional post_id parameter to display the gallery images uploaded to that post/page. To hardcode into any PHP file of your WordPress theme, simply use slideshow($output = true, $post_id = null); }; ?>.

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Download: Slideshow Gallery
Plugin Homepage: Slideshow Gallery

7. WP Content Slideshow

WP Content Slideshow shows up to 5 Posts in a very nice and powerfull Javascript Slideshow. On the left side of the Slideshow it displays a Image for every Post. On the right side, there are all the Titles (and a small description under the Title) of the Posts. The Slideshow highlights the active Post and repeats automatically after getting to the 5th Post. You have a powerfull Administration Area to adjust the Category, the number of Posts, the width and height, and many colours for the Slideshow!

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Download: WP Content Slideshow
Plugin Homepage: WP Content Slideshow

8. Featurific For WordPress

An effortless interface to Featurific Free, the featured story slideshow.

Unlike traditional slideshows, Featurific imitates the behavior seen on the home pages of sites like time.com and msn.com, displaying summaries of featured articles on the site. The idea is to increase conversion and user satisfaction by funneling your readers to your strongest, most engaging content. If you believe that big budget companies like Time, MSN, and Walmart might be on to something, then give this plugin a shot.

Installation is automatic and easy, while advanced users can customize every element of the Flash slideshow presentation.

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Download: Featurific For WordPress
Plugin Homepage: Featurific For WordPress

9. d13slideshow

D13Slideshow is a plugin that will create an animated promo slideshow as part of your WordPress blog. You can use it to promote any pages or posts in your site and it is fully customisable through the admin pages of your blog. Unlike some other slideshow components, D13Slideshow makes use of the script.aculo.us and Prototype JavaScript frameworks.

Once added, your slideshow will animate through each of your chosen features providing an image, an extract and a link. Once all featured stories have been shown, the slideshow will pause and provide ‘next’ and ‘back’ buttons allowing visitors to cycle through them.

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Download: d13slideshow
Plugin Homepage: d13slideshow

10. Smooth Slider

Smooth Slider is a WordPress and WordPress MU Plugin for creating a dynamic slideshow/s for featured posts on a blog. The slideshow created by Smooth Slider are JavaScript and Text based, that is why bloggers will get full benefit of Search Engine Optimization as the texts are readable by Search Engines. You can choose some of your posts as featured posts and show them into a slideshow on your blog home page (i.e. Index) as well as in Sidebar.

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Download: Smooth Slider
Plugin Homepage: Smooth Slider

11. Front Slider

You are looking for a fancy Slideshow to improve your Blog’s/Website’s Design? This is perfect for you! Front Slider includes as many Featured Posts as you like. You can define a Image for every Post. It shows an excerpt, date, time and number of comments for every Post. The text and images are sliding smoothly – Front Slider generates nice thumbnails through which can be slided and navigated. By clicking on the big image one gets directly to the featured Post.

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Download: Front Slider
Plugin Homepage: Front Slider

12. NextGEN Gallery

NextGEN Gallery is a full integrated Image Gallery plugin for WordPress with a Flash slideshow option. Before I start writing the plugin I study all photo and picture plugins for WordPress, I figure out that some of them are really good and well designed, but I missed a simple and easy administration back end to handle multiple photos, galleries and albums.

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Download: NextGEN Gallery
Plugin Homepage: NextGEN Gallery

13. WordPress SmoothGallery Plugin

This plugin embeds JonDesign’s SmoothGallery into your posts and pages.

It’s this simple:
upload some pictures to a post/page
use the shortcode “smoothgallery”
add a custom field named “smoothgallery” with some options
watch your gallery 😉

There’re a lot more possibilities with this plugin. Please have a more detailed look at it and don’t hesitate to leave a comment if you’d like to suggest a feature, need help with the plugin or just want to say how cool this is 😉

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Download: WordPress SmoothGallery Plugin
Plugin Homepage: WordPress SmoothGallery Plugin

14. Global Flash Galleries

Global Flash Gallery plugin can help you to create fast and perfectly wonderful and unique galleries of great albums, photos, cards and other images.

Global Flash Galleries plugin is easy and convenient for use. It’s captivating and beautiful to execute in practice. Ready-made harmonic color layouts are offered in this plug-in. It is possible to preview a gallery created from several albums in a convenient mode of slide show (full size) or in thumbnails (streaming tape). It’s easy with Global Flash Galleries to create different galleries from numerous grouped albums even if you don’t have much experience in it. There are many various and apprehensible settings and styles with which you can easily change the size of images preserving its original proportion and put the required tags. The plug-in navigation is made at the highest levels and has a broad range of demonstration effects which are easy and plain to comprehend. The excellent functional capabilities of the plug-in will help to create a really peculiar and distinctive collection of galleries.

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Download: Global Flash Galleries
Plugin Homepage: Global Flash Galleries

15. SlidePress

SlideShowPro is a Flash-based slideshow application for presenting your photos and videos online. SlideShowPro features over 100 customizable parameters to control color, layout, size, and behavior for an endless array of configuration options when publishing your digital content. Built to meet the demands of professional photographers, as well as web developers looking for a fast, simple utility, SlideShowPro creates slideshows without coding any ActionScript or modifying Flash files.

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Download: SlidePress
Plugin Homepage: SlidePress

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Incredible skate inspirations

Incredible skate inspirations

There are a many skater categories like figure skating,Artistic roller skating,Road skating,Snow skating…
Skate are popular sport but also it is dangerous. Skaters do many incredible moves,jumps..Many categories of skating are different,but only thing what’s connecting them is magical thing called skateboard!These are really incredible skate wallpapers, i guess you will love them.These wallpapers were made by devianART members and i hope you will like them.

SOS by ~xetobyte

skate by ~pikachu-94

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CT Skate by ~InfinityDesigns

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skate. by ~blurdrummer

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Luv Skate by ~kit094

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SKATE by ~Jarogicha

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Embarcadero Skating by Rev Dan Catt

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skate or die by =LukeGoesDeviantArt

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Skateboarding in Porirua by kiwikeith

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2009.193 - New Skateboards by Slightlynorth

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Skateboarding in New Tampa, Florida by eron_gpsfs

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724039406_XhzNt-L by kensingt0n

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Giovanni Zattera - 360 flip by sir Riki

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Lima Peru skate park by ~jorgevr

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Skate... by *Beaverlady

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Skateboard by katkamin

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Skate or Die? by ~Dessite

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Sunset Skate Session by ~Knux68

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Free Skate by =ZeKRoBzS

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Skateboard by ~FabinhoHpS

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Roxas - Skateboard by =Garih

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skateboard by ~nferah

Summer Character Creativity

Summer Character Creativity

I try to find the best summer characters, and to add them into this story. All images are properly linked to its owners.

SOS by ~xetobyte

Summer Amy by ~pokemastersan

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Summer '09 by ~Kittn622

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Summer Blaire by ~blumarine

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TMMN Contest: Summer is Here by =reka-chan

SOS by ~xetobyte

.Summer Begginnings. by ~Lorena677

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.Summer Begginnings. by ~Lorena677

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Summer of 2004: Kaiba Brothers by *jbramx2

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Summer Shine by *shaloneSK

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::Summer Again:: by ~StrayShadow

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Starlight :: Summer by *Wind-Alria

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Beach Fun and Summer Sun by *Zoy

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Farewell, Summer by ~LynnStrife

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summer vacation by ~sage666

Beautiful Emotional Photo Manipulations

Beautiful Emotional Photo Manipulations

Amazing and beautiful Photo manipulations revolving around female emotions.

Some of the most amazing manipulations by awesome manipulators  from Deviant Art. Each and every artwork tells a story and for that i suggest read the title before you see the artwork. I hope you like it .

All Artworks are gathered from Deviant Art and Properly Linked Back.

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20 photoshop tutorials for creating wallpaper

20 photoshop tutorials for creating wallpaper

These are not easy tutorials.If you are beginner in photoshop, probably your wallpaper wouldn’t be success.These are not the best tutorials on the internet, it’s the best what we found for you. The best ways to experiment and try new things with Photoshop is to create wallpaper.You can done these tutorials for approximately 20 minutes or for little less times.So, let’s start with our list,it’s not sorted by quality or difficulty.

1. Typography Wallpaper in Photoshop

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2. Create an Intensely Grungy Wallpaper

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3. Abstract Lines Background

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4.Turning a Picture Vintage

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5. Vector Wallpaper Tutorial

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6.Old Photos Wallpaper Tutorial

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7.Knight Rider Wallpaper Tutorial

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8.Team Fortress 2 Wallpaper

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9.Water drops on a spider web

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10.Using Some Free Stuff to Create a Wallpaper

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11.Abstract Art Wallpaper

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12.Design a Vista Styled Wallpaper

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13.Marine Wallpaper

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14.Abstract Christmas wallpaper

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15.Beautiful Rainbow Island Wallpaper

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16.Create A Glowing Extreme Wallpaper

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17.Fire Dragon

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18.Distant Desert City Scene

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19.Screamusic Wallpaper

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20.Design a Music Wallpaper Montage

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How to make shiny web 2.0 buttons

How to make shiny web 2.0 buttons

So, you have your blog/website and you want to make it like web 2.0 sites? It’s not hard you can do it in a few minutes.Well, lets start with this tutorial. First you need to make new psd file.

go to    file–>>>>>new

You will see menu like this one in the picture below.

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Now you should set dimensions of  picture and background contents.Width and height are your choice. Background should be transparent for the best performance.

First you need to draw an rounded rectangle.

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When you select this option you need to draw it.

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Now you have simple rounded button, it’s not very cool, right?Your next job is to make it feel like web 2.0 . For this you need photoshop feature called gradient.

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Like you see on picture above, on the right side of your screen you need to check layers (1), photoshop had automatically set your background layer.Now you need to click on fx (2) and then click on Gradient overlay (3).After you have done this steps you should see menu in the picture below.

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Now you need to set options like on picture.Set blend mode as normal,opacity should be about 50%. You don’t need to change rest options cause it will be like on the picture above.Click on ok and you will see your web 2.0 button.

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Also you can use different options than we used.You can change opacity,blend mode,you can reverse axis…It’s very easy all you need to have is idea!

The simpliest way to scale picture in photoshop

The simpliest way to scale picture in photoshop

Have you ever asked yourself how to scale picture via photoshop? It’s very easy, you can do that in a few easy steps. This is tutorial for beginners, everyone can do this. Everybody can learn how to scale an image in Photoshop. Well, lets start..

First you should select you layer.

On the right side of your desktop you should see LAYERS

It’s marked as ‘1’ on this picture.When you click on layers you should see panel like this one on picture marked as ‘2’.

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Next step is in top panel.

Go to EDIT–>>>TRANSFORM–>>>SCALE

IT’s showed on picture below…

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After you done these steps, you will see gray border around selected layer.

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Now you can scaling down/up selected layer.You just need to click on some rectangle on gray border line, hold on click and move your mouse to scale your layer.

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So,it didn’t hurt? It was really ease and short tutorial how to scale a photo in Photoshop.

16 great header designs – design sites

16 great header designs – design sites

1. PsDeluxe

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PsDeluxe is an ultimate delight for all Photoshop enthusiasts. Armed with a huge pool of information regarding the tools and tactics of Photoshop, it aims to become a one-stop hub in the near future for everyone who loves Photoshop.
As you go through the Photoshop tutorials listed here, you can hone your skills in the software with easy to read instructions provided under several categories such as Photo Retouch, Drawing, Web Layouts, Text Effects and Web layouts. However, in case you wish to grasp some advanced skills in the above mentioned categories, Video Tuts section of the website would prove to be of great help to you. View the amazing videos that brief free tutorialsthat relate to Photoshop and add onto to your knowledge and skills.

2. Little Box Of Ideas

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I am Shutter Happy. My camera is a constant fixture in my bag. I love experimenting with angles and love the challenge of getting that elusive shot!. I am visual and colourful and an explorer. I love to cook. If I wouldn’t have been a designer I would’ve been a Chef. Words feed my soul. I am a voracious reader and prefer books over movies. I am quite addicted to word games. I like to observe and absorb, always game for new things.

3. Colorburned

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4. DesignInformer

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5. NaldzGraphics

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6. WpRecipes

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7. PV.Mgarage

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8. Tutorial9

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9. WebDesignerDepot

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10. TrippingWords

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