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You can find the Slide layer in the Slide Editor.
In Smart Slider 3 you can find the slide configuration options in a layer window.
Background section is divided into three categories, depending on which type of background do you want to use.
Video type Pro
Slide Background Video
You can set a background video for your slide here. Only MP4 format is allowed, as it's supported in all major browsers.
The transparency of your video.
You can mute the video.
Make your video start again after it's finished.
Restart on slide change
Starts the video from the beginning when the slide is viewed again.
Fill mode decides how your video covers like in the slide.
- Fill: The video will cover the whole slide.
- Fit: The whole video will be on the slide in the center.
- Center: The video with its original size will be on the slide in the center.
You can select the background image for your slide. The image's original size is displayed at the top-right corner.
Image Manager Pro
Image Manager you can select device specific images for mobile and tablet.
You can change the focus point of the image, which will always be visible.
This is how the image fills up the slide. Learn more about the fill modes.
The transparency of your image.
You can blur the image to increase the legibility.
By default the color is behind the image, but with this option, you can move it up and use the color's opacity to create an overlay.
The background color of your slide.
You can create a gradient color with this option.
The finishing color for the gradient.
Image Alt [SEO]
The alt tag of your image.
Image Title [SEO]
The title tag of your image.
Creates a padding within the slide. You can use it to leave space for your controls.
The title of your slide. It's visible in the slide list, and some controls can display it.
The long description of the slide, which can be displayed by the Text bar control
A thumbnail image that describes your slide. By default it's the same as the slide background image. It's also visible in the slide list, and controls can display this image.
Hide on Pro
You can hide the slide on different devices.
You can put a link around the whole slide.
Background animations can move the slide background images and colors. They have no effect on slide background videos or layers.
Ken Burns effect Pro
You can enhance your slide background images with a cool zooming and panning effect.
Custom lightbox image Pro
You can pick a custom lightbox image, that will be used instead of the slide background. This way you can use a higher resolution image in the lightbox, while you use a lower resolution image as the slide background which helps keeping your site's speed.
You can prevent the slide from ever showing up on the frontend or preview.
You can override the global Autoplay duration here.
Publish on Pro
You can give a specific date, when you want your slide to show up.
Unpublish on Pro
You can give a specific date, when you want your slide to disappear.
If you have a background video on the slide, you can set the thumbnail to show a play icon in front of the thumbnail image at the Thumbnail control to let you know that it's a video slide.
Changes in the slide are not showing up on the thumbnail
Most of our demo sliders were created with custom thumbnail images. Basically, after the slider was created, we manually created a screenshot about the slide, resized the image and uploaded it as slide thumbnail. So the thumbnail image does not show the current state of the slide, but the uploaded image.
If you want your thumbnail to reflect your slide, you should do the same. Create a screenshot, resize and upload it as the Thumbnail.
Thumbnail doesn't get updated when Background image is changed
If you used a demo slider, our designer often uses different thumbnails from the background, so in those cases you have to replace the thumbnail manually too.
Why aren't the publish dates working correctly?
In WordPress we are using the time set at Settings → General → Timezone.
In Joomla we are using the time set at System → Global Configuration → Server → Server time zone.
If your slides get published sooner or later than they should be, check if the timezone settings are correct.