Geoff Martin

Freelance Web Developer

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Nivo Slider is a cool image slider which is free as a JQuery plugin. Since image carousels are something I'm commonly asked for I've created my own Nivo Slider module for Joomla! 3.x.

I'm making the module free for download under the MIT license.

Download the module code.

The module is the one used on my home page to display recent news. It is highly customisable, including the full range of Nivo Slider image transitions and the ability to link from each slide to a URL.

Note that the current version automatically adds JQuery to the page (if not already present) using the standard Joomla! loader:

JHtml::_('jquery.framework');

Also, it is also most easily styled if used with no module style, although this is optional:

<jdoc:include type="modules" name="module_position" style="none" />

I appreciate there are a miriad similar extensions in the Joomla! extensions directory, but I often find they inject unanticipated code into the site or are difficult to style. I built this to do exactly what I expect it to.

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Modules   JQuery