Written: August 2, 2011

Easy Nivo Slider

Easy Nivo SLiderMy new WordPress site uses several useful plugins and I’ve enjoyed having Easy Nivo Slider on my Home page to rotate four Posts, however with the WordPress 3.2.1 update this plugin plain stopped working.

I did some quick searching on the WordPress support forums and found out that I was not alone. Others had seen Javascript errors, so I browsed my Home page using Firefox with the Error Console turned on. Sure enough, in the Javascript for this plugin I found an error which was breaking it. My first response was to just comment out line 97 in a file called:

plugins/easy-nivo-slider/3rd-party/jquery.nivo.slider.js

That simple hack made Easy Nivo Slider start working again.

Hopefully the author will read the Forums, find the bug, fix it, and I can get an officially updated and supported plugin.

In the meantime my Home page is working with a sequence of four rotating images that can be clicked.

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4 responses to “Easy Nivo Slider”

  1. Great fix! I too use Nivo Slider in both Joomla and WordPress installs. It’s great to see someone sharing the fix rather than just the problem.

    Keep up the great work!

    Charles

  2. Daniel Payne says:

    Charles,

    Glad to help out. Google is a wonderful way to find out about a problem, then a little ingenuity to fix this Javascript glitch in Nivo Slider.

  3. Chris Raymond says:

    So what is the code at line 97 to comment out? I don’t have a text editor that shows line numbers.

  4. Daniel Payne says:

    Chris,
    I’ve stopped using this Plugin and instead coded up a Custom page template for my Home page where the slider is, then used jQuery and the Nivo Slider code from http://nivo.dev7studios.com/.

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