WOW Slider Shortcode

Below, you’ll find a detailed guide on how to add the WOW Slider Shortcode to your WordPress website, including its parameters, examples, and PHP function code. Additionally, we’ll assist you with common issues that might cause the WOW Slider Plugin shortcode not to show or not to work correctly.

Before starting, here is an overview of the WOW Slider Plugin and the shortcodes it provides:

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WOW Slider

"WOW Slider is a dynamic WordPress plugin that allows you to create stunning, responsive image sliders. With its intuitive interface, wowslider makes it easy to enhance your site's visuals."

★★★✩✩ (96) Active Installs: 5000+ Tested with: 4.0.38 PHP Version: false
Included Shortcodes:
  • [wowslider]

WOW Slider [wowslider] Shortcode

The Wowslider shortcode is a function that allows you to display a specific slider on your WordPress site. It accepts an ID or title as a parameter. If the ID is given, it fetches the slider with the corresponding ID. If a title is provided, it fetches the slider with that title. If neither is provided, it returns an empty string. The function then outputs the slider content.

Shortcode: [wowslider]


Here is a list of all possible wowslider shortcode parameters and attributes:

  • id – Unique identifier of the WOWSlider
  • write – Determines if the slider output is returned or echoed
  • title – Name of the WOWSlider to be displayed

Examples and Usage

Basic example – The wowslider shortcode allows you to display a specific slider on your webpage by referencing its ID. The ID is a unique identifier assigned to each slider when it is created.

[wowslider id=3 /]

Advanced examples

1. Display a slider by referencing its title. This is useful when you don’t know the ID of the slider or if the ID changes frequently. The title must be unique to ensure the correct slider is displayed.

[wowslider title="My Awesome Slider" /]

2. Use the shortcode without any parameters. This will display the most recently created slider. This is useful when you want to always display the latest slider without having to update the shortcode each time a new slider is created.

[wowslider /]

3. Use the shortcode in conjunction with the ‘do_shortcode’ function to display a slider within a template file. This is useful when you want to include a slider within a specific part of your website’s layout.

<?php echo do_shortcode('[wowslider id=3 /]'); ?>

PHP Function Code

In case you have difficulties debugging what causing issues with [wowslider] shortcode, check below the related PHP functions code.

Shortcode line:

add_shortcode('wowslider' , 'wowslider');

Shortcode PHP function:

function wowslider($id = 0, $write = true){
    if (is_array($id)){ // shortcodes
        $write = false;
        if (isset($id['id'])) $id = (int)$id['id'];
        else if (isset($id['title'])) $id = array('name' => $id['title']);
        else return '';
    } else if (substr($id, 0, 6) == 'title:') $id = array('name' => substr($id, 6));
    else $id = (int)$id;
    $out = wowslider_get($id);
    if (!$write) return $out;
    echo $out;

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Now that you’ve learned how to embed the WOW Slider Plugin shortcode, understood the parameters, and seen code examples, it’s easy to use and debug any issue that might cause it to ‘not work’. If you still have difficulties with it, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.


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