WP Supersized WordPress plugin

UPDATE: WP Supersized is now at version 3.0.2. It now allows the use of images from NextGEN Gallery, the WordPress Media Gallery, your own choice of directory within the wp-content folder, or a list of slides defined in an xml file (for advanced users). See the changelog.
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After my previous tutorials about the integration of Supersized 3.1 and 3.1.x in WordPress, I had started to write an updated version of those tutorials. Until I realised that I should really use my understanding of this integration of Supersized in WordPress in a better way.
Why not write a plugin that would seamlessly integrate Supersized in WordPress, without the user having to modify his templates ?
I quickly read a book about WordPress plugins and I analyzed several plugins that I was using on my WordPress install. Armed with this information and my fresh and limited PHP knowledge, I decided to take up the challenge and write a WordPress plugin.
After several evenings of hard work, here is the result: WP Supersized.

Download WP Supersized here

WP Supersized gives you the ability to easily integrate the Supersized jquery extension in the pages/posts you want.

I am not the developer of the Supersized jquery extension itself. It was written by Sam Dunn. My plugin only integrates it into your theme and gives you easy access to many options for displaying this full screen resizeable slideshow background where you want on your website or blog.

I have now moved all the FAQ and other details to the WordPress plugins repository. Much easier to maintain. So, please go to the FAQ for more details.

Do not hesitate to comment this post if you need help or if you want to say how good my plugin is 😉

  • Tobias
    Posted at 09:18h, 11 July Reply

    I like your plugin a lot, but until i can choose which image to show at which page (single image, no slideshow) it isn’t that useful.
    Any chance of this feature being adressed to?

    • Ben
      Posted at 11:41h, 11 July Reply

      You are not the only one wishing for this improvement. So am I as well as other people.
      You will be happy to know that I am currently working on the next version that will include the latest version of Supersized but most importantly for you, it will give the user the ability to choose any folder for his images (not only the supersized/slides/ folder) and also to choose a different folder for each page/post if so desired.
      I hope to have it ready soon.

      • Tobias
        Posted at 12:32h, 11 July

        Sounds golden. In the meantime I have it hard-coded conditionally through functions.php.

  • Jon
    Posted at 01:52h, 13 July Reply

    The background image is not showing up on my home page. It seems to work fine on every other page. Please help quick as I have been using Supersized code and just switched to your plugin but now cannot get anything to show up on my homepage.

    • Ben
      Posted at 07:04h, 13 July Reply

      Have you solved you problem ?
      I have just checked your website home page and Supersized is working. Or maybe you are still using your previous version ?
      Your problem might have been caused by the difference that WordPress makes between Home page (the BLOG homepage) and Front page (the WEBSITE landing page where visitors arrive when typing the address of your website) ? You may choose any of these two options in the WP Supersized options.

      • Jon
        Posted at 08:01h, 13 July

        Yes, it seems to be working ok now. About 10 mins after setting it up the browsers were showing the front page loading fine. It doesnt make sense to me. I thought it might be a cache thing but it was happening on another computer as well. I had all options checked for supersized to be on every page. The only thing I eventually did different was put a post # (the one shown when hovering over) but that makes no sense either since it is a page designated as landing. No matter because it appears to be working now. I didnt comment that it was working because my post was not listed (probably pending). Thanks for the reply, and finally for a supersized plugin (even though a while back I finally got the code to work.)

      • Jon
        Posted at 08:51h, 13 July

        WP super cache was the delay issue. Thanks for a great plugin.

      • jon
        Posted at 18:01h, 13 July

        Sorry to bother you again, but I just noticed that the background (single image) is not resizing to fit the browser window when the window is expanded. I have tried various settings with the size and position but am not seeing anything different. Any ideas?

      • Ben
        Posted at 20:42h, 13 July

        This is most probably not related to the plugin but to the Supersized jquery extension itself. Reading the Supersized blog, it is clear that there are still some bugs that are known to occur. Sam Dunn is working on it.
        Problems with resizing are usually browser related. I hope that the next version of the plugin that will include the latest version of Supersized will solve this.

      • jon
        Posted at 21:07h, 13 July

        I had Supersized 3.1.3 working fine as small code in the header, etc. Are you saying the resize issue is with 3.2? I should probably switch back to how I had it until the kinks are worked out. I switched to the plugin to avoid update complications with WP and my theme.

      • Ben
        Posted at 23:04h, 14 July

        WP Supersized version 1.0 is using Supersized 3.1.3 so there should not be any difference with your previous installation.
        The next version of WP Supersized will use the most stable available version of Supersized.

  • Carlos Gonçalves
    Posted at 14:06h, 13 July Reply

    congratulations. Great plugin!

  • Colby
    Posted at 16:28h, 14 July Reply

    Awesome plug-in, not sure if this is only me who has this problem but when using it the progress image didn’t show up. I fixed it temporarily for myself, but just a heads up!

    Maybe its cause I’m using a folder off of the root… hm, idk 🙂

    • Ben
      Posted at 23:01h, 14 July Reply

      UPDATE: Thanks to a user with a good eye for details (Thanks Martin!), I can now confirm that this is due to a small bug: I forgot to remove a path that I was using during my tests on my localhost. In the supersized.css, you should replace http://localhost/wordpress/wp-content/themes/pyrmont-v2/supersized/img/ by ../img/ (2 instances).
      This is corrected in WP Supersized 1.1 that will be available soon.

      It could indeed be due to the folder being in another place than expected. The css for Supersized is using relative paths for its images. If some folders are placed outside the wp-supersized plugin folder, you risk losing the connection with the images needed by supersized.css.

      • Colby
        Posted at 00:36h, 15 July

        Well I never moved anything in that regard, I meant as in its url.com/website while I’m temp making it not just url.com that its installed at.

  • F.D
    Posted at 09:39h, 17 July Reply

    Hi, THis is a godsend. Thank you. Is there a way to get it to show up on all archive category pages as well? It shows up everywhere else as planned but not on my blog category list page. THank you.

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:14h, 18 July Reply

      This is not possible with version 1.0 but I will include it in the next update. Working on it. Hope to have it ready by next week-end.

  • johnnywalks
    Posted at 13:24h, 18 July Reply

    Awesome! Was keen to get a full background working for new website.
    Followed the instructions here, but still cant get anything to appear. Any experts to help?

    i was trying to get this working on the Expositio Theme by wpshower. http://wpshower.com/themes/expositio/

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:27h, 18 July Reply

      Strange. I just downloaded the Expositio Theme, installed it, and it worked immediatly on my test install with “All Posts” selected?!
      Maybe some interaction with one of your plugins?
      Have you tried deactivating each of them to find out which one could be the origin of the problem?

  • Ken
    Posted at 00:27h, 19 July Reply

    HI I love your plugin. I just can’t get it to work. Reduced the opacity of my website all the way to 50% and still nothing. It’s installed, activated and actually show the controls when I select the slideshow option. But nothing works. No images load. Could there be something else?

    Thanks for your response.

    • Ben
      Posted at 18:32h, 19 July Reply

      Do you mean that the background remains black ?
      Send me the address of your website (either here or through my contact form) and I will have a look at it.

  • Kevin
    Posted at 22:40h, 21 July Reply

    Hi Ben,

    First off, thanks for the killer plugin!

    I’m so close to getting it setup, however I’m running into an issue I was hoping you could help me out on.

    Ok, so I’ve got it set up on my homepage and the test images show up fine. However, once I add my own images to the slider folder I end up with a broken link for my images.

    Any idea what’s going on here? I’ve checked permissions on the folder and everything looks ok. I’ve tried deleting and re-adding, resizing (1.5mb jpg’s), clearing my cash, different browsers, etc.

    Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time and energy on this handy plugin!

    • Ben
      Posted at 09:19h, 23 July Reply


      Are you sure that you used the correct directory name for the slides folder, i.e. http://www.yourwebsite.com/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/slides/ ?
      Another user had the same issue but I could not find where the problem lies.
      The new version of WP Supersized will be available soon and uses a slightly modified code for finding the slides. I hope that it will solve your problem. Please come back to me if it does not.
      The updated WP Supersized will correct small bugs and will include the latest Supersized version (3.2.4). But the most important progress will be the ability to choose any folder within wp-content as default slides folder and to choose a different folder for each post/page.

  • Joke
    Posted at 17:14h, 26 July Reply

    Hi thanks for your great plug in! Just what I needed!
    I am just wondering about 1 thing. I have a static image that I want to show on all pages.
    But every time i go to another page it shows the #111 background-color for about half a second. I would like for that not to happen.
    I can change the color in your css to #fff or a colour close to the image, but I would prefer the image to stay. I doesn’t have to load the image, because it stays the same. Is there i setting I have to change, or is it something I just have to live with? Thanks!!

    • Ben
      Posted at 17:54h, 26 July Reply

      Interesting problem. I must say that I had never really paid attention to this short black background appearance.
      Your image should be in the cache once it has been shown once so I expect that how fast it is shown depends on the browser used.
      The black background is actually something related to the Supersized CSS itself and not to the plugin but I will see how this could be improved.
      In the meantime, you could indeed try modifying the background:#111 in supersized.css and supersized.core.css by setting another background colour closer to your own colour scheme.

      • Joke
        Posted at 11:58h, 27 July

        wow, I just noticed there was an update on your plugin, and that fixed it!
        Thanks !!! now I am even happier with the plugin.
        Thanks for the fast action.

  • Ryan
    Posted at 03:06h, 28 July Reply

    i just updated to version 1.1 and my single image stopped working, i’ve changed the custom directory twice to different spots and upload the images there and still no go.

    any ideas? – when i switch to slideshow mode it works but only with the default images, so i guess its just not finding the directory – ive tried the default directory and custom directory.. using wordpress 3.2.1

    • Ryan
      Posted at 03:24h, 28 July Reply

      thankfully i fixed this problem, i deleted the plugin and installed a fresh one. The custom folder settings had nothing there when i first updated so i pasted in the FULL URL including the http:// and the site name.com etc – when all you need is THE FOLDER NAME.. so all good

  • James Crawford
    Posted at 08:58h, 29 July Reply

    Love your plugin, best fullsreen slideshow out there in my opinion, works so smoothly and you have given plenty of options to choose.
    Could you explain how to go about setting different folders for different pages. Is it in the custom feilds in the page/post window?
    Thanks heaps

    • Ben
      Posted at 07:45h, 30 July Reply

      I begin to realise that I have probably not been clear enough about how to add a different images folder for each post/page. Several people have already contacted me about that. I have updated the instructions above to make it clear (have a look at the FAQ).
      Hope this helps!

  • James Crawford
    Posted at 05:42h, 31 July Reply

    Thanks ben, I worked it out already.
    I would like to suggest a few improvements, totally understand if it’s not possible because how much work it would take, but it would be great to be able to have the option to be able to sort the images in the different folders- ie drag them to different positions, delete, upload etc. Big ask hey. Another is to be able to have slideshow settings for each folder – size, transition etc.
    Again totally understandable if not possible, it’s just such a great piece of work and this to me would make it rule.
    The images load quickly and smoothly and you have already given so many custom options, so thanks again.

  • James Crawford
    Posted at 05:43h, 31 July Reply

    Oh, by the way, here is our website using your plugin, still have more to do on it.

  • James Crawford
    Posted at 05:44h, 31 July Reply

    sorry stuffed the link up

    • Ben
      Posted at 23:04h, 10 August Reply

      Nice website!
      And a pleasure to see that my plugin gets used on the other side of the world 🙂
      It seems to have some success with wedding photographers as you are not the only one who contacted me for information and to show me his website.
      I have already been thinking about the idea of having different settings for each folder, as you mention in your comments. I will try to include such an option in a future version of WP Supersized.
      An uploading and sorting system would involve much more work. It will not be for the near future…

  • Matthias
    Posted at 15:34h, 05 August Reply

    Hi Ben,

    great plugin! I have tried it and it works fine but when I try to get it to work with flickr, the slides don’t come up. I have made the app, got the key, user ID etc.
    When i look at the stats of the app there are 0 calls. Am I doing something wrong? Or should I just wait a few hours (I just made the app) for it to work?



    • Ben
      Posted at 20:27h, 05 August Reply

      You have the great honour of having found a big bug 😉
      When I updated WP Supersized with the latest version of Supersized, I overlooked the fact that the Flickr component had not been updated yet and should still be using the “old” css from the previous version. I guess that this is the reason why it does not work (also in the test I just performed…).
      I will work on an update to fix this bug as soon as possible. Just a bit of patience!
      Sorry for the inconvenience…

      • Matthias
        Posted at 11:44h, 06 August

        Thanks Ben!
        I’m eagerly awaiting the update…


      • Ben
        Posted at 22:56h, 10 August

        WP Supersized 1.1.1 is now available, with Flickr working again and an additional option to pull Flickr images by tags.

  • Dominic
    Posted at 09:28h, 08 August Reply

    I was smashing my keys trying to get this to work and I found out that it will not display PNG files. Just a heads-up to anyone.

  • Jordan
    Posted at 05:48h, 10 August Reply

    I have been trying to get supersized to work with wordpress and was so excited when I finally seemed to get everything working…..

    Then I was having some issues with my landing page loading the photos, so I did some adjusting and now have the first image appearing followed by the spinner… However, on another page it seems to work just fine! (although I had selected not to show controls and it shows controls)… Also, I am new to all this and am still building the site etc, no judging : )
    Any ideas?

    • Ben
      Posted at 22:43h, 10 August Reply

      I had a look at your website and the homepage worked fine. Looking at the source of the homepage, I see that you seem to be using Supersized integrated into your theme (as described in my earlier posts) and not the plugin WP Supersized.
      Am I right ? Or did you revert to some previous version of your site ?
      Try installing my plugin WP Supersized instead. It includes the latest version of Supersized and gives you lots of options.

  • Mikael Forth
    Posted at 10:35h, 12 August Reply

    Hi and thaks for a super great plugin!
    I’m wondering about the caption option: could it tricked/hardcode to show some other text than the IPTC caption? Through Flikkr or a separate txt file or maybe from post titles?

    • Ben
      Posted at 15:34h, 12 August Reply

      For the moment, there is no option for the source of the caption.
      I am thinking about ways to leave more freedom of choice to the user but this will be for a future update…
      I’ll keep your request in mind when I will have some time to work on it.

  • Woout
    Posted at 23:41h, 20 August Reply

    Awesome plugin!
    But one problem the map with slides does not show in my wp-contents directory.
    So I can’t upload any images, Do you know how ti fix it?

    • Ben
      Posted at 12:53h, 21 August Reply

      The folder is not created automatically, you need to create it yourself.

      • Woout
        Posted at 14:53h, 21 August

        Ow haha merci!

  • Ilse
    Posted at 19:25h, 22 August Reply

    Hi Ben,

    As many before me have said: excellent plugin! The only thing I stumpled upon is that in the site I’m building for a client, the background-image does not get fullscreen on my iphone. Could it be that I did something wrong or does the plugin perhaps not work on mobile devices?

    With kind regards,


    • Ben
      Posted at 19:54h, 22 August Reply

      Thanks for the compliments!
      I have no experience with the iPhone but here is what Sam Dunn (who wrote the Supersized jquery plugin that my plugin integrates into WordPress) said about this issue two weeks ago:

      The current version of iOS doesn’t support position:fixed – however iOS5 does and is being released soon, which is great news for SUpersized.

      Hope this helps!

      • Ilse
        Posted at 20:48h, 22 August

        Hey Ben!

        Thanks a lot for the fast reply! 🙂 i will then def have a look out for the iOS 5 😀

        Kind regards, ilse

  • Andres
    Posted at 00:21h, 25 August Reply

    Hi, download and install-wordpress-plugin supersized is an excellent plugin, the only drawback is that the categories of ads, or the bottom subcategories not shown, in coonfiguracion probe changing and testing the plugin and there is no way to appear . In all other background image appears and is very good. have to change something in the theme. I’m using ClassiPress, I hope you can help, thanks andres.

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:42h, 25 August Reply

      This might be due to the fact that WordPress has some peculiarities about checking for sub-categories:
      From the codex:
      if you have a post assigned to the subcategory Fruit → Bananas and not the category Fruit, the Fruit category archive will show the “Bananas” post, but calling in_category(‘fruit’) for that post always returns false.
      This means that, with the current version of WP Supersized, if your sub-category has not been assigned the parent category also, it will not be recognized. Until I update WP Supersized with a solution to this, you will need to list in the Category ID field in the plugin options all categories AND sub-categories IDs where you want Supersized to appear.

      Sorry for this inconvenience.

  • Woout
    Posted at 16:15h, 25 August Reply

    Hi there

    I’ve another problem,
    I’ve created the folder but the i only see the first image, the slideshow won’t start.
    I’ve checked the settings and everything is right.

    Also when I click on the background my site reload how to fix that?

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:30h, 25 August Reply

      1. I checked the source of your homepage and everything seems to be OK. I guess there must be some interaction with another plugin or maybe your theme. Have you tried disabling all other plugins to see if it solves the problem ? Also, try switching temporarily to another theme, Twenty Eleven for example and check if the problem disappears.

      2. This is normal behaviour for the current version of WP Supersized. By default, a link to your website is attached to the images.
      The next version of WP Supersized will give the user the choice to have a link behind the images or not. In the meantime, you can get rid of the link by doing a slight modification of a file in the plugin folder. To do this, edit the file WPSupersized.php (in the folder wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/).
      In the slides_list() function, you need to replace the following code:

      url : ‘” . get_bloginfo(‘url’) . “/’


      url : ”
      (these are two single quotes, not a double quote)

      in three instances in this function.
      This will simply remove the link (to your own website, by default in my plugin) from the image.

  • Christian
    Posted at 18:32h, 25 August Reply

    Hi Benoit,
    I would like to know what could I set up diferent pic in different page.?
    Could you help me?¿
    Best Regards,

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:09h, 25 August Reply

      Have a look at the FAQ. The procedure to have different images on any post/page is described there.

  • Woout
    Posted at 17:53h, 26 August Reply


    I’ve now a different theme but with the same problem.
    I’ve disabled all plugins but the slideshow won’t start.

    But I’ve something new the loader.gif won’t go away.

    Also my logo won’t show up but I think that’s a bug in my theme.


  • Guntur
    Posted at 19:27h, 26 August Reply

    Hi Ben,

    This plugin is so amazing..
    I use this on my website..

    But, there is a problem..
    I want to showing that slideshow onto search page result..
    Is that possible Ben?

    I’m really appreciate, if you can help me.. 🙂

    • Ben
      Posted at 09:14h, 27 August Reply

      It is not possible with the current version of WP Supersized but I will certainly add this possibility to the next update.

      • Guntur
        Posted at 10:22h, 27 August

        Thanks for your reply Ben..

        And one more, 😀
        It would be great if this WP Supersized can show into author archive..

        Or maybe you can teach me, how to update your module based on WPSupersized.php ??

        Best Regards..

      • Ryan
        Posted at 02:37h, 30 August

        can we just make a tick options for show EVERYWHERE? there are a few place i cant get it to show up, like on dynamic pages created by plugins and on the search page. Is there maybe some kind of code hack i can add to just get it to show up on everything?


      • Guntur
        Posted at 23:05h, 11 September

        Hi Ben..

        Is there any update here?
        My site will be launched immediately..

        Can you help us to make any upgrade on this plugin?
        Or you want to help me through my email?

        I’m very appreciate, if you can help me.. 🙂

  • TARicsss
    Posted at 20:32h, 27 August Reply

    great plugin, super job!

  • Gonzalo
    Posted at 16:05h, 01 September Reply

    I’ve just downloded the WP plugin (WordPress 3.2) and when I try the slide option I’m not able to see my images in the frontend page. It still showing the default ones.
    But on an internal page it works ok getting the images from the supersized-slides folder so I think it’s not a problem of not finding the corresponding folder.
    Any clue? I appreciate your help.
    Congratulations, it’s a great plugin.

    • Ben
      Posted at 19:17h, 05 September Reply

      Very surprising ! The plugin should not behave differently on different pages. Unless you use the custom field to define an alternative folder for the images.
      The only reason that I can imagine to produce this result would be that you have set a custom field with an alternative folder on your frontend page and that this folder is not filled with images.
      Could you maybe send me (use the contact form) the address of your site so that I could check the source ?

      • Gonzalo
        Posted at 20:11h, 06 September

        Thank you Ben for your reply.
        Just after a few days it started working.
        It’s strange because I’m not using any cache or similar.

        Now I have another problem 🙂
        I installed another instance of the plugin in another WP (this time WP 3.1.2 that I cannot update due to PHP version restrictions).
        The Wp supersized admin menu it’s not showing at all.
        Any ideas?
        Thanks and regards

      • Ben
        Posted at 21:33h, 11 September

        Are you sure that the plugin is activated ?
        If it is, be aware that it will only be working on php version 5.2 or higher. But the plugin should warn you about this.
        Otherwise, the admin page is implemented in a standard way for plugins so I do not see any reason why it would not appear. Tell me if you find the origin of the problem.

      • Ben
        Posted at 07:12h, 08 September

        I think that I have found the origin of your problem with the images not appearing. I could reproduce it on my own test system. This was due to a small bug that will be removed in the next update. I’m working on it and should be available soon (in a few days). A few other features asked by users will also be included.

  • sally
    Posted at 20:23h, 02 September Reply

    I am trying to install your promising plugin and have a different slide show on different pages. I am reading your instructions as to making different image folders for the specific pages but no instructions as to where I put the THUMBNAIL folder for those images. Inside the specific slideshow folders?

    • Ben
      Posted at 19:21h, 05 September Reply

      Yes, there should be a thumbs/ folder within the specific slideshow folder.
      The procedure is described on the WP Supersized plugin page (Thumbnail navigation).

  • stu shapiro
    Posted at 14:24h, 05 September Reply


    amazing, thank you.

    i’m looking for an option which will allow me to have full screen slider show for each page, using separate folders for each page, so diff images per page. its essentually a portfolio as full screen slideshow under each page.

    Is there a plugin out there that does this already or is there a way to code in each page template which folder you plugin should be directed too?

    • stu shapiro
      Posted at 14:48h, 05 September Reply

      i was thinking isnt there a code that directs the plugin to look in a folder. now cant you take that code and put it in each page template to override the master code so each template will be re-directed to a different folder of images? I’m not a coding person as this is just a logical train of thought, am i correct?

      1. if so whats the code and where does one find it, in which css file?
      2. will it be over-ridden by default if applied in the page templates?

  • Michel
    Posted at 17:01h, 05 September Reply

    Hi your plugin is really really great !
    I am trying to customize and i can’t figure out how to make the thumbnail tray visible by default if someone could give me a hint i would appreciate !

    thanks again for your plugin!!

    • stu shapiro
      Posted at 10:50h, 06 September Reply

      do you mean the thumbnail scroll bar at the bottom is up by default?

      To activate it one uses the admin page, it loads with the bottom bar but minimized by default.

      i’m curious to know how to make it not minimized and visible by default… and more importantly how to change the size of the thumb scroll bar,l in which css file does the size reside.

      • Michel
        Posted at 10:08h, 08 September

        exactly i just commented (deleted) one smal line of javascript in the “supersized.shutter.min.js” in the wp-supersized/theme directory

        here is what i commented :

        /* a(vars.thumb_tray).animate({bottom:-a(vars.thumb_tray).height()},0); */

        the size of the thumbnail and so on you change on the admin side from the plug-in and /or in the supersized.shutter.css depends on what you want to do …

      • stu shapiro
        Posted at 12:20h, 08 September

        Thanks bro! appreciate the reply 🙂

        for anyone who want to CHANGE THE LOCATION OF THE L/R ARROWS, edit this line:

        #prevslide, #nextslide{ position:absolute; height:43px; width:43px; top:90%; margin-top:-21px; opacity:0.6; }

      • Ben
        Posted at 21:29h, 11 September

        The css for the thumbnail bar is to be found in the supersized.shutter.css file, in the wp-supersized/theme/ folder.

  • Michel
    Posted at 19:13h, 05 September Reply

    found it thanks!

  • Koen Lageveen
    Posted at 21:42h, 05 September Reply

    Well I’m stumped. Wonderful plugin, really like the effect and the easy set up. However, I can’t get it to show anything but the default images. Everything seems to be setup right, but it can’t seem to fond the slides I uploaded into the default directory. Could it be something to do with my site being in the root (http://koenlageveen.nl), while the actual data is in /wp ?

    • Ben
      Posted at 21:22h, 11 September Reply

      If your plugins folder is in the wp-content folder as it should be, then this should not be the reason.
      I don’t know what could be the reason for your problem but a new version of my plugin will soon be available. It will fix a few bugs and might solve your problem.

  • sally
    Posted at 03:28h, 08 September Reply

    how can I change the slide behavior from once image is clicked it takes me back to the home page – to rather it just pauses the slides show, or even just strip out the link tab for each slide image completely.

    • Michel
      Posted at 10:10h, 08 September Reply

      trying to figure that one out too

    • Michel
      Posted at 11:49h, 08 September Reply

      hi again
      I found where to remove the link that takes you back to your home page
      In the wp-supersized directory go open the WPSupersized.php
      on line 483 or 484 and line 491 or 492 …

      you replace this:

      . get_bloginfo(‘url’) . “/’}”;

      by this :

      . “#’}”;

      or put what ever link you want in there 😉

    • Ben
      Posted at 21:35h, 11 September Reply

      Sorry, this is not possible with the current version of Supersized.
      The coming update of WP Supersized will allow the admin to choose which link (if any) will be used when clicking on the background image.

      • Michel
        Posted at 09:02h, 12 September

        But it seems to work for me … ( when i d’ont put a link in there like
        —> .”#’}” ; ) and for Sally i think i found the solution for his problem to … i replaced the link that points to the homepage like mentioned before and to make the slide show stop and play when clicked on the background i resized the play button div so that she takes the size of almost the full screen…

  • stu shapiro
    Posted at 16:17h, 08 September Reply

    major issue please help.

    Website goes all funky with iexplorer 8 and works with all other browsers.

    Thumb scroll bar appears by default and is unusable. The images appear under the scroll bar. images dont load full screen. using supersized- 3.2.4 and the newest wordpress with theme KIN.

    Click my name to visit the site to see the issue in action.

    Thanks guys.

  • Fernadno Alescio
    Posted at 00:46h, 11 September Reply

    I’m using the plugin on a particular project. How do I get the images are not fixed as (background-position: fixed;)?

    • Ben
      Posted at 21:53h, 11 September Reply

      Can you be more specific ? What do you want to do ?

      • Fernando Alescio
        Posted at 23:55h, 11 September

        Hello Ben.

        I need to create a banner slider type, but that is the WIDTH of 100%. It turns out that your plugin does as background images were fixed. Images must accompany the page content.

      • Ben
        Posted at 19:40h, 04 October

        The aim of Supersized is precisely to have a fixed background slideshow.

  • Pat
    Posted at 17:01h, 11 September Reply

    I can’t get my images to show up. I have put them in the correct default directory, and they’re not displaying. Instead I get the default images. I change the default directory and it still doesn’t work.

    Any thoughts?

    • Pat
      Posted at 17:05h, 11 September Reply

      Nevermind, I had an invalid JPG file. Disregard and thanks 🙂

  • IntricateSoundSystems
    Posted at 02:09h, 12 September Reply

    I cannot get the plugin to work at all. I only want to use a single image background for some of my pages. I created the images folder but does not pick it up. If I enter 0 in the image to start field in the plugin options, it displays some random default images, but otherwise nothing, just the loading gif. Am I doing something wrong here? My WordPress site is installed in a separate directory but the site is accessed at the root (htaccess). Could that have to do with this? Anyways, I’m going to try implementing the Supersized plugin now and hopefully that works, but wanted to make sure I point this out to see if it’s an issue / bug (or just something wrong with my set up). Thanks!

    • Ben
      Posted at 19:43h, 04 October Reply

      This seems to be an issue with several users, usually when their WP install is not the classical one.
      I will start working on the next update very soon and I will try to find why this happens.

  • Thurston
    Posted at 00:00h, 13 September Reply

    Great plug-in! I don’t seem to be able to make each slide a link though, how would I do this?

    • Ben
      Posted at 19:50h, 04 October Reply

      This is not possible with the plugin for the moment. The current version uses the homepage of your site as default link. The next update will allow the user to choose his/her own link but only one for all images.
      I keep the idea of having a separate link for each image for a later version.
      If you really want to use a different link for each image, you need to modify your theme files as described in my post about the integration of Supersized in WordPress. This way, you would have total control on the links for the images.

  • Karell Damour
    Posted at 20:43h, 15 September Reply

    The plugin is awesome and works like a charm ! Thank you so much !!

    I managed a little modification in supersized.css, adding a max-width and a max-height for #supersized img. Works perfectly.

    However I wonder if there is a way to ‘stick’ the image on the top so that it follows the page’s scrolling. Any ideas ?

    • Karell
      Posted at 20:50h, 05 October Reply

      Up! No ideas for my question? Sorry to insist :S

      • Ben
        Posted at 22:43h, 06 October

        As I mentioned before when answering to another user, the aim of Supersized is to be a full screen background slideshow. Scrolling the image would defeat the purpose.
        Sorry not to be able to help you.
        You might try having a look at Sam Dunn’s blog to see if someone has had the same question.

      • Karell Damour
        Posted at 18:25h, 07 October

        Ok thank you very much! We just had a specific need but we’ll keep this as it is now, pretty nice enough. 😉

  • Denise
    Posted at 18:47h, 20 September Reply

    Thank you – I’m so happy to have found this plugin!

    I have what I hope is a small questions (although I don’t seem to be able to figure it out!) I would like to use it not fullscreen – with specified dimensions. I can change the dimensions in the css, but the images insist on aligning top-left, and I need them to align top-center… I’ve tried all kinds of things. This is where I’m at now-

    This is set:

    horizontal_center : 1

    #supersized { display:block; position:relative; margin:auto;padding:auto; overflow:hidden; z-index:-999; height:600px; width:1400px; }
    #supersized img { width:auto; height:auto; position:relative; display:none; outline:none; border:none; }
    #supersized li { display:block; list-style:none; z-index:-30; position:fixed; overflow:hidden;margin:auto; padding:auto;width:auto; height:auto; background:#111; }

    Thanks in advance for any help – I really, really appreciate it.

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:00h, 04 October Reply

      As the aim of Supersized is really to have a full page slideshow, this is something I have not looked into.
      When I want to center an object, I often use:
      margin-left: auto;
      margin-right: auto;
      text-align: center;
      but I am not sure if this would help in this case.

  • John
    Posted at 00:52h, 21 September Reply

    Hey, Thanks for the great plugin! I do however have a question:
    How do I only show the background. I want to make a page where it only shows fullscreen slideshows without the posting stuff. Is it possible?

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:04h, 04 October Reply

      This is very easy to do if you know how to create your own page templates. You could start from your existing page (or post) template and remove all unnecessary elements.
      If you need more info about templates, check the WordPress codex.

  • Tico
    Posted at 05:59h, 21 September Reply

    HI i need to get this working with a multisite install and my main catch is the /wp-content/ restriction in the default and custom slides directory ( it is blogurl/files/ instead) where can i change this ?

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:07h, 04 October Reply

      You would need to modify the code extensively to do this. I must admit that I have written the plugin without thinking about multisite install.
      I will include this on my To do list for a future update.

      • Tico
        Posted at 20:53h, 04 October

        S’all good I still think this plugin rocks. I set it up with flicker and that did it. It seems to be a fraction of a millisecond slower but good enough for now. Thanks again Ben. Hope you had a great trip.

  • Sithu
    Posted at 23:03h, 21 September Reply

    This is a great plugin. But some features are missing. You should add an options to use WordPress Built in gallery features. If so, user can add custom image title and url for image.
    Just an advise.

  • cdr
    Posted at 22:56h, 22 September Reply

    I’m loving this plug-in. Thanks!
    Wondering if it is possible to have my background images change from page to page? Meaning, can I have specific images as background for specific pages?

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:11h, 04 October Reply

      No problem, use the custom field SupersizedDir, as described in details in the FAQ on this very page !

  • César
    Posted at 04:34h, 23 September Reply

    Got the plug-in up and running, even displaying different images on different pages, but there is an issue I can’t solve. When I load the site (http://localhost/), I always get the default images (quietchaos-kitty.jpg and quietchaos-kitty.jpg). The weirdest thing is that when I load that very same landing page using its URL (http://localhost/inicio), it works fine like in all other internal pages.

    So basically it is the same issue Gonzalo reported above.

    Any ideas?

  • César
    Posted at 05:15h, 23 September Reply

    Ok , nevermind. I found a solution. It was definitely a problem of the theme I was using and the way the theme set the frontpage through its own panel. When I set the frontpage using WordPress Reading Settings, the issue got solved.

    • Ben
      Posted at 03:52h, 27 September Reply

      Nice to see that you found the origin of the problem.

      As a aside, sorry to all users waiting for an answer from me or for the new update: I am currently on a photographic trip with very limited access to internet. So I ask you to be patient for at least another week before I can answer you all.
      A new update of WP Supersized was ready before my departure but I still need to test it and to be home to commit it to the WP repository.
      A bit of patience and everything will be fine 😉

  • Burt Walker
    Posted at 20:24h, 27 September Reply

    Wow, I’m so happy you put this into a plugin. Thank you so much! For some reason though, the thumbnails are not synced right. When I click on the one I want to see, another one comes up. Any ideas what could cause that? I have it on a test URL right now.

  • vrocks
    Posted at 01:30h, 28 September Reply

    Having a problem where your css style sheet:

    causes the blog content is have a jacked up line-height setting. Basically it negates what a mark is supposed to do. Instead it acts like a .

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:15h, 04 October Reply

      I guess that one solution is to modify the css, either for the blog (making it more specific) or for the supersized shutter theme (in your version).

  • vrocks
    Posted at 01:31h, 28 September Reply

    That is a p and a br

  • Burt Walker
    Posted at 20:07h, 28 September Reply

    Disregard my last question. I figured it out. Had to do with setting the Random settings.

  • bgz
    Posted at 07:11h, 29 September Reply

    Hi Ben, this is a really good plugin. I’ve tried it and all working well. The only problem I had is when I use other plugin that generated pages outside the page templates defined in my themes folder. The supersize image is not showing.

    I encounter this while using wp-ecommerce plugin, which I really need for some webstore functionality. Thing is, when I go to specific product page, then the image is not showing, even the mark up that build the supersize image is not there.

    Any comments on this? I thought you should check it by installing both wp-ecommerce and wp-supersize.

    Thanks. Any helpful cue would be really appreciated

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:26h, 04 October Reply

      I will have a look at this when preparing the next update.

  • Rémy
    Posted at 10:17h, 30 September Reply

    Hello, when i choose Slideshow and my folder contains just one picture, the default image appears …

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:24h, 04 October Reply

      This is the normal behaviour of the plugin. In Slideshow mode, you need at least two images in your folder. If you want to show only one, this is not a slideshow and you should select Single image.

      • Rémy
        Posted at 21:30h, 04 October

        okay but sometimes (for some page) i need slideshow and for other i need just one image. Is there a way (with custom field ?) to switch mode ?

      • Alan
        Posted at 08:34h, 24 October

        Hi Ben,

        This would be a great feature to include in the next version. I have the same problem as Remy: On some pages I only want one kind of super-sizing background – and on these pages I do not want to have arrows or a slideshow at all. On some other pages I want to have a slideshow with arrows.
        Thanks for your amazing plug in!

      • Ben
        Posted at 21:57h, 25 October

        The possibility to have different options for each post/page is something that I will almost certainly include in the next version (1.3 ?).
        In the meantime, check the latest update (version 1.2) for a few other improvements.

  • Jay Boom
    Posted at 16:09h, 30 September Reply

    Wow, WP Supersized is so cool. I super love the background. Thanks for this. Keep posting.

  • Burt Walker
    Posted at 20:11h, 02 October Reply

    Thank you SO much for making this plugin. This is exactly what I was looking for. I’d really like to have my nav bar background, which sits on top of the background image, stretch all the way across the page like the image. My theme has a style sheet that allows me to use an image for the nav bar background, but it appears the SuperSize is taking precedent over it. You can see my temporary setup here: http://mybloginstead.com/pocketnew/

    Any suggestions?

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:31h, 04 October Reply

      I do not think that this is related to WP Supersized but rather to the theme.
      If you want to have you nav bar stretching along the whole screen, you should not set any width in the corresponding div. Right now, I see that your nav bar is limited to a width : 960px.

  • Joke
    Posted at 16:58h, 04 October Reply

    still loving your plugin, but I ran into a problem today…
    My test-site went live and I used this method to keep everything in the wordpress-directory except the index and the .htaccess (http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory).
    But since I did this, the plugin cannot find the coorect directory anymore and goes back to the default image of the quietchaos-kitty…
    I have tried changing the default directory but that didn’t help.
    For now I created a workaround by editing the WPSupersized.php and replacing the quietchaos-kitty URL with the URL to the correct image.
    But of course this is not how I should do it, and will probably give me a headache when there is an update of the plugin.
    Any ideas what I did wrong? I will continue to look for an answer myself, but maybe you know exactly what I did wrong.

    • Bild
      Posted at 09:08h, 05 October Reply

      Had the same problem. I just discovered that my images need to be “.jpg” rather than “.jpeg”.

      • Ben
        Posted at 22:45h, 06 October

        This limitation will be lifted in the next update that will allow you to use jpg, jpeg, gif, or png files.

  • Joke
    Posted at 10:07h, 05 October Reply

    hmmm looks like the comment I posted yesterday somehow disappeared…. I’ll try again then 😉
    Yesterday i ran into a problem with your lovely plugin.
    Everything worked great with my test site, but then I went to work with this: http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory and after that it could not find the correct image anymore and gave me your default quietchaos one.

    I have found a – not so elagnt – workaround, by editing your WPSupersized.php and putting the URL for my image in the place of the URL of your default image.
    But this will probably be a mess again if I ever update the plugin.

    I of course tried to alter the URL to the directory in the settings, but this did not help at all. I will continue to look for a solution, but I think I might be overlooking the obvious and maybe you can help.

    thanks again!!

    • Joke
      Posted at 10:08h, 05 October Reply

      oops now the old one is there again… weirdness!

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:29h, 05 October Reply

      The issue of the path to the images seems to be coming back several times in the comments. WP Supersized is indeed written with the idea that the wp-content folder will be in the same folder as WP itself.
      I will try to understand what is the reason for this and to solve the problem in the next update.
      Sorry not to be able to help you immediately.

      • Joke
        Posted at 13:39h, 06 October

        oh, ok, don’t worry. I am glad that it isn’t something I have been overlooking. I will keep the workaround for now and hopefully in some later stadium it will work. Thanks for looking into this!

  • mickey
    Posted at 21:35h, 05 October Reply

    Hi , Thanks for the plugin.

    It doesn’t seem to work on an iphone? Can you suggest the best way to either fix this or disable it on iphones/ mobile devices?


    • Ben
      Posted at 22:37h, 06 October Reply

      See my reply to Ilse some time ago: according to Sam Dunn, the current version of iOS does not support position:fixed. iOS5 will do.

  • Pascal
    Posted at 23:07h, 09 October Reply

    Thank you for taking the time to find a solution to the same problem I am experiencing as Joke described twice 😉
    Supersized once decided not to launch the diashow from the folder where the photos are. This is a major problem for my customer and hence for me too.
    I reinstalled the plug-in after deleting all files, checked my photo files are named with *.jpg, changed the settings and no result.
    I am trying tonight to use the workaround Joke suggests.

    I am working with WordPress3.2.1 and plugin 1.1.1

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:35h, 10 October Reply

      Pascal (and Joke),
      I have a new version of WP Supersized that should solve this problem.
      However, I am not able to test it under the same conditions in which the problem occurred with you.
      The best would be for one of you to test a prototype of the new version on his system and tell me how it goes.

      If you are interested in testing this new version before the release, please send me a mail with your email address, using the Contact form of my blog. I will then send you a zip file with the new version of the plugin.

      • Joke
        Posted at 11:13h, 06 December

        hi, sorry I haven’t reacted before, times have been very hectic and didnt’t have time to look into it jet…
        Is that new version released, or should I still send you my email for that version? Thanks again!

  • CDR
    Posted at 00:41h, 11 October Reply

    Hi. For the life of me I can’t figure out how to turn off the image links on the background images. I’m sure it’s right in front of my nose. Any thoughts? Thanks.

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:09h, 11 October Reply

      It is not possible to turn it off in the current version of WP Supersized.
      It will be possible to choose whether there will be a link (and which one) in the next update that is coming soon.

  • cdr
    Posted at 16:08h, 13 October Reply

    Anyone know how to turn off the background image linking? I can’t see to figure this out. I do not want the backgrounds to be links or open in a new window. Thoughts?

  • cdr
    Posted at 16:09h, 13 October Reply

    Sorry. Just posted that by accident!

  • Gary Greenwood
    Posted at 22:53h, 13 October Reply

    Great plug in, works great except for one little thing.

    When clicking on a archive link for a previous month, the background pictures no longer appear even though i have all possibilities ticked in settings.

    Is this a bug or is it just my site?

    • Gary Greenwood
      Posted at 22:56h, 13 October Reply

      Forgot to mention archives are at bottom of blog page. Click on name tag to try for yourself.

    • Ben
      Posted at 19:47h, 17 October Reply

      This is neither a bug nor your site. It is simply not yet available in version 1.1.1.
      Version 1.2 (coming soon, not had much time to take care of it these last few weeks) will add several other possibilities for choosing where to display it (Everywhere, Search results, Date archive, Any archive).

  • AJ
    Posted at 14:19h, 16 October Reply

    Great plugin. Having a problem with a disappearing navigation icon. i’ve tried troubleshooting everything, from the theme to reinstalling the plugin.


    here is my test domain loyaltycollectiv.com/x

    • Ben
      Posted at 19:56h, 17 October Reply

      Can you tell me more about the problem. Looking at your test domain, I obviously do not know what is disappearing… if it has disappeared !

  • Mark Penny
    Posted at 18:16h, 24 October Reply

    cdr, to disable all background links in current version:

    Open wp-supersized/includes/WPSupersized.php.
    Change line 496 from:

    echo “\n{image : ‘” . get_bloginfo(‘wpurl’). ltrim($dirArray[$index],”.”) . “‘, title : ‘”.$converted_caption.”‘, thumb : ‘”.$thumbnail_link.”‘, url : ‘” . get_bloginfo(‘url’) . “/’},”;

    to this:

    echo “\n{image : ‘” . get_bloginfo(‘wpurl’). ltrim($dirArray[$index],”.”) . “‘, title : ‘”.$converted_caption.”‘, thumb : ‘”.$thumbnail_link.”‘},”;

    and line 494 from:

    494 echo “\n{image : ‘” . get_bloginfo(‘wpurl’). ltrim($dirArray[$index],”.”) . “‘, title : ‘” . $converted_caption .”‘, thumb : ‘”.$thumbnail_link . “‘, url : ‘” . get_bloginfo(‘url’) . “/’}”;


    echo “\n{image : ‘” . get_bloginfo(‘wpurl’). ltrim($dirArray[$index],”.”) . “‘, title : ‘” . $converted_caption .”‘, thumb : ‘”.$thumbnail_link . “‘}”;

    Great plug in. Many thanks. Comment box not so great in Firefox.

    • Ben
      Posted at 21:59h, 25 October Reply

      This is not necessary anymore as there is a new option to take care of this in the update (1.2) that I just released.

  • Jason
    Posted at 02:18h, 26 October Reply

    I’m trying to make the entire image clickable to click my link. Right now it’s only clickable near the bottom… Please tell me which file to look in and what line to change it.

    I have been customizing the css file but I can’t find this anywhere.

    Thanks for the great plugin.

    • Ben
      Posted at 17:33h, 01 November Reply

      This is due to the css of your theme. Your body probably takes the whole width of the page and thus covers the background completely.
      Try modifying the body (in the stylesheet of your theme) by adding a width (try something like 600 px). You will probably need to experiment a bit to find values that work for you.

  • Matthias Beindorff
    Posted at 11:51h, 26 October Reply

    The new version generates an error:
    Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in ../wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/WPSupersized.php on line 476

    I think this is why it doesn’t work anymore!

    • Ben
      Posted at 17:34h, 01 November Reply

      Thanks for highlighting this.
      It should be fixed in the latest update (1.2.1).

      • Leland
        Posted at 04:20h, 17 November

        This is actually the error I am getting now:

        wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/WPSupersized.php on line 482

        Same error on different line.

      • Ben
        Posted at 16:14h, 17 November

        As mentioned in my previous answer, make sure that your supersized-slides folder exists and contains images.
        If it still is an issue, contact me again.

      • Leland
        Posted at 19:51h, 17 November

        Hey Ben,

        I still can’t seem to get any images loading at all. Just see a constant spinner. I’m usually quite good with plugin integration and confirm there are images here: /wp-content/supersized-slides

        Can I email you my site for confirmation? Thanks.

      • Ben
        Posted at 10:47h, 18 November

        As you will see in my answer to Nik, I just discovered that there is a bug in version 1.2.1 that prevents loading the image when in Single image mode.
        Maybe this was also the issue for you ?
        It will be solved with an update today (1.2.2).
        If this was another problem, you can send me a link to your site through my contact form.

  • Pantelis
    Posted at 16:33h, 07 November Reply


    I came upon the following usage scenario:
    Some pages have two or more images for the background slideshow, and some pages have only one image.

    Currently the plugin is set to use the Slideshow Type of background.
    This causes pages with only one background image to display the default plugin images.

    At WPsupersized.php, line 497, I see the following line:

    if ($indexCount >= 2 && $dir) // only show the slides if there are at least 2 and there is a dir containing images

    If I change the if clause to: if ($indexCount >= 1 && $dir), my backgrounds work correctly weather I have one or multiple images.

    Don’t you think that this is a more correct behaviour for sites that have Slideshow and Single image backgrounds?

    Maybe that could be included in the next update!

    • Ben
      Posted at 13:33h, 13 November Reply

      Thanks for the suggestion. I will test this proposal further before integrating it in the next update.

  • nik
    Posted at 18:56h, 08 November Reply

    Hi – quick question if i may.

    I have a batch of images I would like to be used across my site on various pages, but I would then like to be able to have a subset of specific images for certain pages.

    Is this achievable by specifying a custom field of SupersizedDir and then the path for the images specific to that page ?


    • Ben
      Posted at 13:39h, 13 November Reply

      Yes, as mentioned in the WP Supersized options: WP Supersized will look first for a custom directory from the custom field SupersizedDir. If not found, it will then use the default directory selected here (do not forget to create it and fill it with images!).
      So if you have a default folder with your images to use across your site and then other ones that you specify in each custom field SupersizedDir where you need them, WP Supersized will show the ones from the custom field if it exists, otherwise (for all the other pages), it will show the images from the default folder.
      To use this feature, do not check the Use only on pages/posts with custom field SupersizedDir of course!

  • Abbas
    Posted at 13:58h, 13 November Reply

    Hi there,

    I’ve activated your plugin, works great. I’m having a similar issue to a few of the posters above who can’t seem to get there own images to work. I’ve followed the instructions and put the images in the correct folders, they’re all .jpg’s but I still get the default “quietchaos” images appearing… any advice??

    • Ben
      Posted at 19:19h, 13 November Reply

      I would need more details to understand what the issue can be.
      Did you put your images in the default directory (with the correct name) ? Or did you use a custom directory and add the right path in the custom field SupersizedDir (make sure that there is no trailing slash at the end of the path and the path must start after http://www.yourwebsite.com/wordpress/wp-content/) ?
      It would be useful for me to see an example of what is going wrong. Have you got any website example that I could check ?

      • Abbas
        Posted at 20:34h, 16 November

        Hi Ben,

        I’ve installed WordPress in a directory named “wp” for example: http://www.mysite.com/wp – however I’ve changed the settings within WordPress so that the site can be accessed via http://www.mysite.com – removing the need to add /wp to your URL to access the site. Ever since doing this the plugin cannot find my images – which are situated in /wp/wp-content/supersized-slides as directed in the plugin settings page with the WordPress backend.

        I’m also wanting to control where the generated by the plugin appears within my site – is there a way of doing this?

      • Ben
        Posted at 16:03h, 17 November

        When you modified the location of WP, did you also update the path to wp-content in the wp-config.php file ?
        The plugin finds the location of wp-content through the content_url() function, so if the constants WP_CONTENT_DIR or WP_CONTENT_URL in wp-config.php do not match the actual location of the folder, it cannot find it.

        For you other question, sorry but a word seems to be missing in your comment. What do you want to control ?

    • Phill Hellewell
      Posted at 10:23h, 25 November Reply


      I have the same problem. I set up WordPress in a sub folder (wPress) and got everything working fine there. When I was ready to go live with the site I changed the the URL in general settings and copied htaccess and index.php to the root folder (as per the codex).

      Now no matter what I do I just can’t get wp-supersized to find the images. I have worked round it temporarily as per Pascal and Jokes comments above.

      My site is live at http://www.scapa-travel.co.uk

      I hope you can help me with this.

      • Ben
        Posted at 09:46h, 26 November

        I see in the source of your page that you have defined the custom folder as /gallery/world which is wrong. The custom folder should be without starting or trailing ‘/’. So in your case: gallery/world.
        This might solve your problem.

      • Phill Hellewell
        Posted at 14:57h, 26 November


        To be honest I have tried it with and without leading and traing backslashes, just the sub folder, default folder and sub folder and every permutation I can think of to no avail. If you check the source now on say, http://scapatravel.co.uk/holidays-to-uk-europe-world/ you should find that the path is gallery/world as you suggested, but it still displays the default images (fudged in code).

      • Ben
        Posted at 18:00h, 27 November

        There is a possible reason for the custom folder not being used:
        before returning the custom folder as the directory to use in the rest of the code, the plugin also checks if the current page is indeed a page or a single post (i.e. not a category or a tag search result).
        Would your page be anything else than a ‘normal’ page or post ?
        To check if this could be the origin of the problem, you could (temporarily) remove the condition && (is_single() || is_page()) from line 564 in WPSupersized.php.

      • Phill Hellewell
        Posted at 19:32h, 27 November


        Sorry, but no different after editing out the && (is_single() || is_page().

        I should just re-iterate it all worked fine with everything as it is until I just changed the URL in the general settings in WP Admin and copied index.php and htaccess from the wPress folder to the root (editng wp-conifg as per the Codex).



      • Phill Hellewell
        Posted at 19:39h, 30 November

        I’m sorry to have to say that I’ve had to move to wp-backgrounds premium.

        I understand that this is a free plugin and one therefore can’t expect the same level of support that is provided with a paid for plugin, but the site in question was live (it was the action of going live that threw up the problem) and I couldn’t wait for a solution.

        Thank you for your help so far though and I hope that this problem which has been mentioned by previous posters as well id resolved as I do like the ease of use of this plugin.

      • Ben
        Posted at 20:51h, 06 December

        Sorry about that.
        I am trying to find out what the problem can be but I need to know more about it to be able to solve it.
        It seems to be related to the structure of the folders of WordPress, as it seems to appear when the WP installation is non standard.
        I would appreciate your help in understanding the issue. Would you be kind enough to send me (ben [at] worldinmyeyes.be) your WP folder structure (screen capture or any other means) ?
        I really want to find the origin of this.

  • nik
    Posted at 20:24h, 13 November Reply

    Thanks Ben – so this is the dir I have specified: in my custom field


    My actual page is http://site.domain.com/athletes/page-name

    Is my custom field correct or should it reflect the athletes part in the dir structure ?



    • Ben
      Posted at 15:54h, 17 November Reply

      The dir that you specify in your custom field SupersizedDir should NOT contain wp-content: it should start AFTER it, like this:
      supersized-slides/page-name (no slash before or after, they are taken care of by the plugin).
      The actual url of the page does not matter. You only have to make sure that the path that you use in your custom field matches the path of the directory that you must create within wp-content and where you will put your images (but excluding wp-content that is already built-in).
      I hope that this makes it clearer.

      • nik
        Posted at 17:46h, 17 November

        Thanks Ben.

        I change the path so that its now correct, and I have one image in that folder.

        With the custom field added, when i visit the page I am now getting the default images that are displayed by the plugin when 1st installed rather than the image in my dir, any ideas what could be causing that (when i remove the custom field I get my default site images i uploaded) ?



      • Ben
        Posted at 10:44h, 18 November

        Indeed, I just found out that there was a small bug in my Single image code. It was trying to load the thumb instead of the full size image. When there is no thumbs folder, it could not display anything of course!
        I will get an update out today to solve this.
        Thanks for noting this bug.

      • Nik
        Posted at 10:16h, 29 November

        Hey Ben – did you fix this bug – I updated, but still seeing the issue of the default images being shown ?



  • Leland
    Posted at 02:31h, 17 November Reply

    Loving this plugin. Nice work. Would be great if you added a checkbox to force “fixed” background for the simple background implementations. Thoughts on best way to do this now?

    • Ben
      Posted at 16:05h, 17 November Reply

      Is the option Type of background -> Single image not what you need ?
      Or maybe I do not understand what you mean ?

  • Leland
    Posted at 03:21h, 17 November Reply

    BUG Report:

    Running most recent version of everything WP, plugin, etc.

    Always defaults to this folder: /wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/img/

    Even if I put in anything else it remains at that folder above and so fails back to the default supersized images since it does not find my slides. Ideas?

    • Ben
      Posted at 16:12h, 17 November Reply

      This is not a bug.
      You refer to one of the fixed options of Supersized that appears in your page source. This line always remains the same. This is the path to the images needed by Supersized to display the various buttons of the navigation (even if it is not enabled).
      The paths to the background images themselves appear further down if you look at the source of your page (in the ‘slides’ list).

      Make sure that you create a folder named supersized-slides in wp-content and put your images in there.

  • Siddhant
    Posted at 14:51h, 19 November Reply

    Hi , this is a great plugin but need some help.I am new to wordpress and I have installled this plugin to my website http://theopenhouseseries.com/ .I have uploaded images to custom folder /wp-content/supersized-slides/new but still dont get any images.I can see the slider and its footer but no images. Please have a look at the url http://theopenhouseseries.com/ .Please suggest what should I do?

    • Ben
      Posted at 09:38h, 26 November Reply

      Everything seems to be fine with your installation. The only thing is that the background of your body is probably on top of the images. Try modifying your css to let the Supersized images visible, by making your body totally or partially transparent.

      • Siddhant
        Posted at 10:29h, 26 November

        Changed opacity to 60% but it is working in a weird manner , have a look http://theopenhouseseries.com/ as if there is a whole new layer above the page.Any ideas? I have also changed the folder to wp-content/supersized-slides/new but still the images in the folder dont show up,even in the nav bar along the bottom.Please suggest how can I fix that up.

      • Ben
        Posted at 14:22h, 26 November

        There seem to be several problems:
        1. The jquery plugin itself does not seem to be running. There is probably another plugin that is preventing it from functioning properly. Try disabling each of your plugins in turn to identify the one that is causing the problem. I would be interested to know which one it could be.
        2. The thumbnail images for the nav bar should be in a folder called thumbs inside the folder containing the corresponding images, so in your case: new/thumbs. As explained in the options of the plugin (in Components -> Thumbnail navigation), they should be named with the same name as the corresponding image, ending with ‘-1’ (or another suffix of your choice, see Components -> Thumbnail suffix).

      • Siddhant
        Posted at 15:31h, 26 November

        Thanks I tried deactivating and found the plugin which was causing problem- Nivo slider for wordpress which was being used on the homepage.
        What should I do now so that I can avoid this conflict?

  • Siddhant
    Posted at 14:53h, 19 November Reply

    Also I have changed the default custom folder to /wp-content/supersized-slides/new/ so that doesn’t seem to be the problem.Please help.

    • Ben
      Posted at 09:41h, 26 November Reply

      According to what I see in the source of your page, your default folder is wp-content/supersized-slides/, not with new/ at the end.

      • Siddhant
        Posted at 10:01h, 26 November

        Ya ,changed that to wp-content/supersized-slides/new

  • Siddhant
    Posted at 15:32h, 26 November Reply

    Thanks I tried deactivating and found the plugin which was causing problem- Nivo slider for wordpress which was being used on the homepage.
    What should I do now so that I can avoid this conflict? Help!

    • Ben
      Posted at 17:34h, 27 November Reply

      This problem is related to this specific Nivo slider plugin. There are several other Nivo slider plugins available and, in my tests, Nivo Slider Light is working without problem together with WP Supersized.
      Other Nivo sliders could also be OK but I have not tested them.

    • Ben
      Posted at 17:46h, 27 November Reply

      A quick check in the WordPress plugins forum for Nivo Slider for WordPress shows that it is a well described problem. The current version of Nivo Slider for WordPress does not load jQuery correctly and prevents all other jQuery plugins from working.
      A solution has been posted in the Nivo Slider for WordPress forum.

  • Gilles Vauvarin
    Posted at 19:32h, 26 November Reply

    Hello Benoît,

    I run on the last version of your (awesome) plugin but no background image display on my screen. I just see the animate image load.

    I test your plugin on a local web server so i can’t give you an URL. However this is two links to show you:

    A screenshot of my admin screen (WP Supersized options)

    A screenshot of my source code (your debug variables are enable)

    Thanks for your help.

    • Ben
      Posted at 17:42h, 27 November Reply

      Everything seems to be OK in the source.
      It is probably another plugin that is preventing Supersized to start. Try deactivating your plugins one by one to find the culprit.
      If you are using Nivo Slider for WordPress, it could be that one (see my answer to Siddhant).

      • Gilles Vauvarin
        Posted at 18:35h, 27 November

        I test Supersized plugin on a new clean install of WP 3.2.1 and Supersized is the only plugin that is activated.

        I tried with different blank themes but i have the same issue.

        BUT, i tested your plugin on a local WP install (localhost) and
        when i try Supersized to my online server, the plugin works well !

        There is maybe a conflict with my local server configuration ?
        Thanks for your answer 🙂

      • Ben
        Posted at 20:45h, 06 December

        I tested all my versions on my localhost test site and transferred the plugin without problem to my live site each time.
        Some users seem to have problems with the plugin when their WordPress installation is non-standard. I am trying to find the reason for that.
        Would your online WP installation have a different folder structure than your localhost ?

  • beke
    Posted at 13:48h, 29 November Reply

    Plugin is working just fine, but i want to do some modifications.. I want to put various elements to each slide. Don’t know how to do that..

    Here’s an example:

    different slide, different content..

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:19h, 06 December Reply

      The trick that is used on the site you mention is to have html within the title of each image.
      This is indeed possible with Supersized but not yet with my plugin as it gets the titles from the image captions.
      I am currently working on a new version that will allow this through the use of xml files to define all options and image details for each post/page separately if desired.

  • Jim
    Posted at 06:10h, 30 November Reply

    Is there a way for me to disable the constantly rotating “loading” graphic in the center of my pages? It never goes away on its own. Right now I’m just testing it on an error 404 page. Otherwise it works fantastically!

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:21h, 06 December Reply

      If the plugin is working, you should only see the loader before the first image. After that, it it hidden by the images unless you have modified the css of the plugin.

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:32h, 06 December Reply

      Have you tried to select the option Display Only on Error page (404) ?

  • Ben
    Posted at 14:09h, 30 November Reply

    Thanks for the gallery it looks great.
    I’ve tried it on my page with .5 opacity on everything and it is not showing the slideshow.
    I installed the latest version of your plugin and am running WP 3.2.1.
    Do I need to add css? I can I’m a web designer but JavaScript I’ new to….
    Do I need to cut and paste your code into my php/html/css?
    BTW my page is a custom one no WP theme has been used…
    Thanks and all the best,


    • Ben
      Posted at 20:29h, 06 December Reply

      You do not need to add any css. In most cases, everything works fine out of the box.
      Have you checked in the source of the page that the plugin is indeed generating the Supersized code ?
      Also, some plugins (WordPress Nivo Slider is an example) prevent other jQuery plugins to run. (see a previous comment on problems with Nivo slider)
      Try deactivating other plugins and see if it works better.
      I suggest to test the plugin first in the twenty ten or twenty eleven themes. It should work with them.

  • Beke
    Posted at 17:14h, 30 November Reply

    The plugin works like charm.. thanks for that! But i want to add for each slide different div’s. Is there a way to do this?

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:33h, 06 December Reply

      See my previous answer to your question.

  • Pieter
    Posted at 10:14h, 01 December Reply

    Hey Benoît,

    First of all, thanks for integrating Supersized into wordpress! I’m using it on my blog and it works great: http://blog.network.thejackplug.com/

    Just wondering, is it possible to make each slide link to a different page?



    • Ben
      Posted at 20:35h, 06 December Reply

      No yet with the current version.
      But the next version will allow this and more (see another of my answers to comments today).

  • stefano
    Posted at 22:11h, 15 December Reply

    I installed the wp-supersized plugin. It works in my default language if a select my custom dir, but when I switch to an other language it doesn’t load my default folder “wp-content/supersized-slides/” but the default folder of plug-in…
    Any solution?

    • Ben
      Posted at 15:34h, 18 December Reply

      Thanks for highlighting this. I actually also use WPML on my website and I had not noticed this problem until you did!
      I am working on a solution. Please have a little bit of patience until I can find a way to make it work.

    • Ben
      Posted at 08:29h, 22 December Reply

      The WPML issue is now solved in version 1.5.1 of WP Supersized.

      • stefano
        Posted at 21:46h, 17 January


  • tydende
    Posted at 17:04h, 22 December Reply

    Is it possible to display the image title, caption or description on the slideshow?


    • Ben
      Posted at 15:14h, 29 December Reply

      You can use the option Slide captions in the options. You also need to turn the Slideshow controls option on to make the captions visible.
      The captions are extracted from the IPTC field of your images.
      The next major update of the plugin will allow the use of any choice of text for the slides caption/title.

  • Joke
    Posted at 17:07h, 22 December Reply

    hi, I got another question:
    I totally understand why Explorer 6 is not supported (that browser has been outdated even before it was made I guess lol) but unfortunately some people still have to use it. Nooo I am not asking you to make it support IE6 😉 but I am wondering if there is a way to not load supersized when someone uses IE6? Because now, they will only see the background iage… and for me a site does not have to look good in IE6, but it would be nice if peolpe could see the content (which is now hidden beneath the background image :S)
    Wondering if you got an easy solution up your sleeve…
    btw another site I have which uses an older version of your plugin does have it underneath the content in IE6… not fitting the window as it does ith the sie that has the new version, but at least the text is visable.
    Thanks, and don’t worry if you don’t have an answer, might be something else that has nothing to do with the plugin anyway…

    • Joke
      Posted at 17:23h, 22 December Reply

      never mind, found a solution with an if IE 6 and an alternate stylesheet.
      put #supersized on display:none; and added a backgroundimage to the body so that at least it still looks decent enough 😉
      And now let’s hope EVERYBODY finally stops using IE6

  • Fernando M
    Posted at 19:22h, 22 December Reply

    Hi there!

    Is there a way to have a different slideshow in each page of the site?
    I’d like to have specific content in every page

    Kind regards!

    • Ben
      Posted at 15:17h, 29 December Reply

      Yes, just use the custom field ‘SupersizedDir’ as explained in the FAQ.
      The next major update of my plugin will also allow the user to define all images, titles, and options for each page/post separately.

  • Toby
    Posted at 04:53h, 29 December Reply

    Wow awesome plugin just what i needed. Just wondering if it’s possible to have the stop loop option for particular pages? Is there something i could quicky add? I understand this will probably be a feature of 1.3 but in the mean time?

    • Ben
      Posted at 15:21h, 29 December Reply

      The current version (1.5) does not allow that yet.
      But the next major upgrade will allow it. It will make almost all options available (including stop loop) to the advanced user through the use of an XML file defining slides, titles, and options for each page or post separately.
      I am in the last stages of fine tuning and testing this new version.
      I hope to have it ready very soon.

  • Jon Woodbury
    Posted at 12:02h, 31 December Reply

    First off, I adore this plugin and I thank you wholeheartedly for creating it!
    Secondly, I have followed carefully the directions on setting different folders for different pages but I cannot get my second page to load the second directory. Everything works like a charm on my main page but the second either loads the default photos or loads nothing at all. I have tried every combination of directory paths but can’t figure it out. Any thoughts? The front page is http://www.jonwoodburyphotography.com and the second is http://jonwoodburyphotography.com/about-me/

    • Jon Woodbury
      Posted at 12:17h, 31 December Reply

      I’ve turned off the supersized images for the about me page because the slideshow with the default images was too distracting. I have spent several hours tweaking every possible combination of settings I can and nothing.

      • Ben
        Posted at 18:49h, 02 January

        This is usually not a problem. Can you give me more details ?
        I guess that you used the custom field SupersizedDir in your About page to define the path to your images. It should start and end without slash. If you used the same kind of name that you used for the home page, it should be something like supersized-slides/slidesforpost#.

      • Ben
        Posted at 19:20h, 02 January

        Maybe that you did not realize that you need to check the option Only on posts/pages with custom field SupersizedDir in order to display the images from the folder you selected in the custom field.
        If you want to have images from the custom field on one page, you must set this option on and each page with a custom field SupersizedDir will then show the slides from the folder chosen there.
        If you want total control over all options of the plugin, version 2.0 will soon be released and will let you have any page/post display your images exactly as you want indepently of each other. But it will require a little bit more work from you as you will have to define them in an XML file.

  • L-S-A
    Posted at 23:56h, 01 January Reply

    Happy new Year and thanks for your great work;

    I just ran into a feature-issue that might be valuable to think about:

    Im using your plugin with custom fields, which is great, but there is no possibility to mix single bg-images on one page while having slideshows on other pages; if I chose “slideshow” in settings it will automaticly use the default-images when there is only a single img in the dir specified in the custom field;
    so either it would be cool to have the possibility to mix in the settings, or, simpler, allow gallery directories to have just one img so one could use a custom dir with one img for single-bg and other directories with multiple imgs for slideshows; i hope my english was not to weird and many thanks again for your awesome work – cheers

  • L-S-A
    Posted at 00:15h, 02 January Reply

    Hey Ben, I think I found the corresponding line in the code at line 519 in WPsupersized witch is:
    if ($indexCount >= 2 && $dir) // only show the slides if there are at least 2 and there is a dir containing images
    I changed the $indexCount to be >= 1 && dir and it seems to work; maybe you could integrate that into your code, it seems nik from 13.11.2011 was also having that issue;
    when im dun with that project I def. pay you some beers – cheers

    • Ben
      Posted at 18:58h, 02 January Reply

      First of all, I will release version 2.0 of my plugin probably today. Among other things, it will allow the user to choose all slides, titles, links, and most importantly options independently for each post or page. So this should help you reach your goal.

      I know that Nik had already proposed your solution to the “1 slide issue”. The main reason I had kept it as it is for the moment in the plugin was that I was convinced that Supersized would reload the same image again and again if there was only one present in slideshow mode. This could have affected the responsiveness of your page. But, after checking quickly today, it appears that it is not the case.
      So I will modify my new version before releasing it to allow the use of only one image even in slideshow mode.
      I hope that it will help you and others who have requested this.

      • L-S-A
        Posted at 01:31h, 03 January

        Wow, thats some quick respond; thanks a lot, I owe you one;

  • Nik
    Posted at 20:13h, 02 January Reply

    Hi Ben – asked about this before and your said there was a bug that should have been fixed, seems not.

    I have the following page:


    I would like a custom image for the page, so i made:


    in my page i added the following:

    SupersizedDir with a value of supersized-slides/contact

    But when i go to that page ….. I just get the default images from a clean install of the plugin. On my homepage i have no issues with the plugin it displays all the images from the supersized-slides/ folder.

    Any ideas ? Really need to fix this for a client.



    • Ben
      Posted at 20:44h, 02 January Reply

      Same question as for Jon: have you checked the option Only on posts/pages with custom field SupersizedDir ?
      If you did not, the folder you have chosen in the custom field will not be used.
      I realise now that the behaviour of the plugin should be a little bit different to make it more natural, i.e. if a custom field SupersizedDir existed, it should use it in all cases.
      I will modify this in the upcoming new version.

      Thanks both to you and Jon for highlighting this.

      • Nik
        Posted at 20:46h, 02 January

        I don’t have that checked no as the original advice was to make sure it wasn’t.

        What are the implications of checking this for the generic pages that i want to just pull the images from the root folder ?



      • Ben
        Posted at 21:53h, 02 January

        It means that the generic pages should still display the images from the default directory.

        Anyway, I am about to release version 2.0 very soon. This new version gets rid of the option Only on post/pages with custom field SupersizedDir as any page or post with a custom field should always use it. At least this is the aim of the custom field: to be used if present!
        All other pages/posts will be unaffected and will still use the default folder.
        There will also be new uses for the custom field SupersizedDir: type in wp-gallery and it will use images attached to the post/page with the WordPress Media Gallery or fill it with the location and filename of an xml file defining images and options to have full control on all of them for each post or page independently. All details will be available in the FAQ.

      • Nik
        Posted at 23:08h, 02 January

        Thanks Ben – whats the eta on v2.0 as setting that option made no difference for me.

  • César
    Posted at 00:18h, 06 January Reply

    hi Ben,

    Once again, congratulations on your oustanding work. I’m writing you to know if it is possible that you incorporate a cool feature to WP-Supersized and that is a Ken Burns Effect transition. What about video?

    Please check out this WordPress theme as an example:


    Thanks again and keep up the great work.

    • Ben
      Posted at 19:49h, 08 January Reply

      I will see with Sam Dunn about the Ken Burns effect. Don’t expect it in the near future though.

      About video, I am currently working on a new plugin that will allow full screen background video. Still experimental.

  • Martine
    Posted at 20:06h, 10 January Reply

    Hello Benoît, I’m using your supersize plugin on my (yet to be created wp site). Maybe I’m totally overlooking something, but where are the captions?
    I have the nextgen gallery installed, and for my default supersize directory I use one the galleries I created in nextgen. There I have the titles filled out but although I have the caption option checked in the supersize plugin, I don’t see them displayed.

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:51h, 11 January Reply

      As indicated in the description of the Show captions option, captions are extracted from the IPTC caption field of the image file.
      I am not totally sure (I need to study NextGen a bit more) but I think that NexGen stores its titles/alt in the WP database, not in the images themselves. But if your images contain an IPTC caption field, I think that it should still be there in the images managed by NextGen. Try adding a caption to your pictures in an image editing software.
      A better integration with NextGen is something that I want to work on in the near future.

  • Sy
    Posted at 23:19h, 10 January Reply

    Great plugin.
    I had it working fine until a few weeks ago. For some reason unbeknownst to me images have stopped loading. I just see the loading/progress wheel constantly.
    This happens whether I use Flickr or a directory on my server.
    Have you any thoughts as to why thins may be happening?


    • Ben
      Posted at 20:57h, 11 January Reply

      I would need more details to understand what is happening. What has changed for it to stop working ?
      Was it an update of the plugin itself ?
      Did you install a new plugin that could interfere with WP Supersized ?
      One well documented problem (not only with my plugin) occurs with one of the many plugins that add a Nivo slider to WP. I do not remember which one exactly. One that I have tested without problem is NIVO slider light.

      • Sy
        Posted at 11:20h, 18 January

        Seems to be clashing with the All in One SEO Pack and JQuery Slides plugins. Thanks for the pointer in the right direction.Works fine with them disabled…


      • Ben
        Posted at 23:05h, 20 January

        This is usually due to plugins that are not enqueuing jQuery properly (according to the WP codex).

  • mariah
    Posted at 02:59h, 12 January Reply

    Hi there,
    first of all, really cool plugin. I’ve activated it and it’s running with the default images. My only problem is that I am not seeing a “supersized-slides” folder in “wp-content”, and I can’t seem to find it anywhere else. Any ideas why that isn’t snowing up? I’m using FileZilla to access my directory.

    Thank you!

  • mariah
    Posted at 03:20h, 12 January Reply

    Never mind, I’ve solved it. I realized I just have to create it.

    Thanks again for the awesome plugin!

  • Martine
    Posted at 12:32h, 12 January Reply

    Hi Ben,
    Thanks fot your reply. That could be the problem, although I tried using images from the regular wp media storage as well, and got the same problem. I figure that those images do have IPTC fields?
    Anyway I’ll go on searching the solution. Thank you (great plugin btw)

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:20h, 12 January Reply

      As mentioned in the FAQ of my plugin, in the case of the WP media gallery, the caption is taken from the field Caption that you can fill in in the media library. If this field is empty, the plugin will use the image Title which is filled in automatically with the filename.
      So if you have set the options to show the Slideshow controls on together with the Slide caption, then you must see at least the filename of the image at the bottom left of the screen.

  • klaus dyba
    Posted at 13:12h, 14 January Reply

    Hi! The plugin is awesome! Just wonder if you know a way to add an overlay pattern to it. Something like here:


    • Ben
      Posted at 22:42h, 17 January Reply

      In the css of your theme, you could add a transparent pattern as background of your body.
      On the site that you mention, they use:
      background: transparent url(../images/pattern.png) repeat top left;
      So you could use something similar.

  • stefano
    Posted at 21:45h, 17 January Reply

    Hi Ben, I try to set my custom image on post and images… now the home page has the deafult dir, but how can I customize the background of my categories? In category I can’t add the custom field “supersizeddir” … Have you any suggestion?

    • Ben
      Posted at 23:08h, 17 January Reply

      Why don’t you use a custom directory (through the custom field) on the home page ?
      Then you could keep the default directory for the category ?

      Alternatively, you could try using a plugin to add a custom field to your categories, something like this one. I have not tried it so don’t shoot me if it does not work! But I just remembered that I have set up WP Supersized to only work with custom fields on pages or posts, not anywhere else so I guess this would not work in the current version.

      • stefano
        Posted at 10:26h, 18 January

        Ehmm… How can I use a custom directory on the home page? I have some templates for my cateogory page, I can set the custom field directly in the php code?

      • stefano
        Posted at 11:43h, 18 January

        My home page doesn’t have a page 🙂
        So… I can include a loop for a page but not visualize the content…only the custom field? Or there is an other method ?

  • Lorcan
    Posted at 22:54h, 17 January Reply

    Hi Ben, great plugin to make available, however I am only new to wordpress and I am having a bit of difficulty in using it. I am trying to use slideshow on my home page of my website http://www.irishweddingvideos.com/. I would like to position the slideshow under where the Post says ‘Hello World’. To do this I created a custom field called
    SupersizedDir and gave it a value called wp-galley. However should the value be called wp-galley or should it be the location of the slideshow ? Next i keyed in in the form but no slideshow appeared ?
    In my settings I have also set the slideshow to be used on the front page, is this wrong if I want the slideshow to be positioned under Hello World ?
    Lastly does the slideshow work off the orginal size of the photos ? or does it have the capability to change size of photos ?

    Any responses much appreciated

    • Ben
      Posted at 07:56h, 18 January Reply

      As far as I can see, the plugin is working on your homepage, using the value wp-gallery for the SupersizedDir custom field I suppose. I see part of your background image coming from the gallery (under-construction.jpg) (if you don’t see it, make you window larger). So I guess that you did things the right way 🙂
      The problem is that your page already has a background that is covering part of the Supersized image. You should remove the background of this page (in your theme) to make your Supersized background visible. If you do not know how to do this, I could give you additional instructions. Please contact me through my contact form and I will explain in more details what you should do.

      The definitions of home and front pages according to WP are available here. In short, the home page is where you blog is displayed while the front page is the page that users see when they arrive on the main page of your website.

      The plugin uses the original size of the images.

  • Tom Fox
    Posted at 13:30h, 18 January Reply

    Hi there,

    I’m loving this plugin but seem to be having a problem.

    It works fine out of the box. As can be seen here (http://www.woolfinterior.com/)

    I am, however trying to make a 2nd animation on a 2nd page which uses the SupersizedDir custom field. When using SupersizedDir to specify a folder it works no problem (UNLESS debugging is enabled.) When using it to point at an xml file it returns to the (wp plugin) default. i.e the same animation as the homepage. Example here (http://www.woolfinterior.com/interiors/test-page/)

    Using WP 3.3.1 and Supersized 2.0.



    • Ben
      Posted at 23:01h, 20 January Reply

      I would like to help you but the links you are giving are not working. I only see the login screen of your WP.

      • samuele
        Posted at 22:38h, 31 January

        hi, Ben, i have same problem

        i set SupersizedDir in Custom Field page to specify url folder for particular image show in page, and set custom field to set option with dedicated xml in the same page, but option xml don’t works.
        i set all custom field using same custom field name ( SupersizedDir)…it’s correct?
        if not how i can set it?
        i need to specificy another custom field name for xml using to custom folder in particular pag-id??

      • Ben
        Posted at 20:26h, 01 February

        To use an xml file to define your images and options, you must enter the location and name of your xml file in the custom field SupersizedDir. There is only one custom field to be used.
        If you use the xml file only for options and do not define images there, the images shown will be the ones from your default folder (usually supersized-slides).
        More details in the FAQ.

  • stefano
    Posted at 15:16h, 18 January Reply

    Hi Ben,
    how can I enable the custom field on categories? I tried a lot of plugin but you tell me that supersized plugin in not enable for custom fields on category…

    • Ben
      Posted at 23:14h, 20 January Reply

      I will try to include some modifications for this to work in my next update.
      In the meantime, you could try the following:
      In the WPSupersized.php file, replace the condition on line 99:
      if ($custom_field_exists && (is_single() || is_page()))
      if ($custom_field_exists)
      and also on line 671:
      if ($custom_dir && is_dir($full_custom_dir) && (is_single() || is_page()))
      if ($custom_dir && is_dir($full_custom_dir))

      No garantee that it will work but it should be OK.

      • stefano
        Posted at 11:18h, 23 January

        Hi Ben, I try this but trick but it doesn’t work

  • xander
    Posted at 16:25h, 18 January Reply

    I am developing some new theme now, and i got some strange error. I created the folder in wp-content and uploaded 2 pics to it. after that i set up the plug-in as i wanted. But i don’t see pictures.

    the plugin stays loading and loading. the error:

    /* custom_dir = full_custom_dir = wp-content/ full_default_dir = wp-content/supersize-slides content_url = http://example.info/NIEUW/wp-content */ /* custom_dir = full_custom_dir = wp-content/ full_default_dir = wp-content/supersize-slides content_url = http://example.info/NIEUW/wp-content */ /* custom_dir = full_custom_dir = wp-content/ full_default_dir = wp-content/supersize-slides content_url = http://example.info/NIEUW/wp-content */

    • Ben
      Posted at 22:58h, 20 January Reply

      I see that you called your default folder supersize-slides. Unless you changed the default folder name in the options, this is not right. It should be supersized-slides (with a d).

  • jan
    Posted at 00:29h, 21 January Reply

    Dear Ben,

    thanks so much for this fantastic plugin!

    I just found a problem with slides not loading on systems where the glob()-function does not accept GLOB_BRACE.
    The result is an empty picture array and an ever rotating loader.

    in the wpsupersized.php I exchanged line 522 with:
    $dirArray = array_merge(glob($dir.”*.jpg”),glob($dir.”*.JPG”),glob($dir.”*.png”),glob($dir.”*.PNG”),glob($dir.”*.gif”),glob($dir.”*.GIF”),glob($dir.”*.jpeg”),glob($dir.”*.JPEG”));

    now it works like a charm – also on this server.
    Thanks again!

    • Ben
      Posted at 18:15h, 21 January Reply

      It seems that this has been happening to several other users.
      According to the php manual, The GLOB_BRACE flag is not available on some non GNU systems, like Solaris.. This might be the reason for this problem occurring on some servers.
      Anyway, thanks for the solution. I hope that it will help other users with a similar issue.
      And I will probably integrate it in my next update of the plugin.

    • Mark
      Posted at 17:06h, 11 February Reply


      Your code was cut off here in this post. I am having an issue with the loading page animation on every page (even those the default slides are transitioning). I’m wondering if it is related to the issue you posted. Would you please email me your code? You can reach me at mark (at) tretechnologies (dot com)



      • Ben
        Posted at 20:35h, 15 February

        The modified code from Jan is here again:

        in the wpsupersized.php I exchanged line 522 with:
        $dirArray = array_merge(glob($dir.”*.jpg”),glob($dir.”*.JPG”),glob($dir.”*.png”),glob($dir.”*.PNG”),glob($dir.”*.gif”),glob($dir.”*.GIF”),glob($dir.”*.jpeg”),glob($dir.”*.JPEG”));

        I will include this modification in my next update of the plugin.

    • Mark
      Posted at 17:33h, 11 February Reply

      Well I tried the code and that didn’t fix the loading circle animation that is on every page. I’m at a loss as to how to get rid of this and it is utterly vexing!

  • Brad Anthony
    Posted at 11:46h, 22 January Reply

    Hi Ben, I think this is exactly what I’m looking for to recreate my homepage as seen here http://www.globalanimalwelfare.org onto our WP installation. Our existing site structure needs streamlining so we’re moving as much to the WP platform as possible. I’d appreciate some awesome input on how to do this. My coding knowledge doesn’t include PHP so any help would be appreciated.

    • Ben
      Posted at 19:53h, 23 January Reply

      It should be pretty simple. You do not need to know any php to use my plugin.
      Simply install the WP Supersized plugin, choose/upload your images as explained in the readme, select where and how you want them displayed in the options of the plugin. That’s all!
      Or maybe not… depending on your theme: some of them need to have their background definitions modified to make them (semi)transparent, otherwise the background images will not be visible. If you know a bit of css, this should be very easy.
      When I will prepare the next update of the plugin, I might add some more detailed info about how to do this in the readme.

      • Brad Anthony
        Posted at 15:27h, 26 January

        Hi, I got this far, but now I’m stuck:


        1) Is there an ideal photo size to keep proportions here? Can’t seem to find an optimal size and it isn’t liking the same size background files from our site.

        2) I also can’t figure out what the white vertical space on the left side of the background is caused by.


        By the way, great job on this plugin, it’s the best one I’ve found yet that gets me closer to our goals; so keep up the great work.


      • Ben
        Posted at 20:39h, 30 January

        1) Just to summarize for all users what I told you in my email, if you use horizontal images, it is best to set the option ‘Fit portrait’ to ‘on’. Supersized will then make them fit the full height of the page, with some parts missing left and right maybe. Also usually best to keep the options ‘Center background vertically’ and ‘Center background horizontally’ on.
        2) Sorry, I could not see any white vertical space when I looked at your page.

  • Elle
    Posted at 05:26h, 26 January Reply

    How would I use an XML file to power the slideshow? Would I be able to put in my own content divs to display on top of each slide doing this? Or would I have to do something similar to this? http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7772295/supersized-show-a-div-depending-on-the-slide

    Basically I want the background image with some text that is not part of the image and for it to all be clickable

    Thanks for an awesome plugin 🙂

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:10h, 30 January Reply

      Indeed, using the xml file, you can use html within the captions so that you could, for example, have links in there. Have a look at the example xml file. It contains details of its usage.
      I guess that you could use inline css in your html to choose where to display the caption (I still have not tried this).

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:47h, 01 February Reply

      I have now done some experimentation with the solution that I proposed and it works very well.
      You can use html in the captions, and, for example, insert a container div that you can style as you wish to define its position and look.
      For example, I wrapped my html into a div with class=”mywpsupersizedcaption” and then defined the style in the stylesheet of my template (could also be inline) as follows (this is just an example):
      .mywpsupersizedcaption {position: fixed; margin:0; height:150px; width:200px; top:50px; right:50px; background:#111; padding: 15px;}
      All the html that I have wrapped with this div then appears on the top right of the page.
      Of course, for this to work, you still need to keep the footer part of the plugin active otherwise the captions are not displayed. I might change this behaviour in the future (so that you could have the captions visible without the whole footer).

      • Elle
        Posted at 14:37h, 03 February

        I’ve just found the example.xml file (oops) so where exactly would I put this caption?

        There are examples of slides and the parameters are slide-link, thumb-link, title and url… which bit pertains to the captions?

        I’d choose to add styles to my theme CSS anyway, not a fan of inline.

        And what do you mean footer of the plugin? I am just using the background image, no navigation, titles etc


      • Ben
        Posted at 20:28h, 15 February

        “title” is what you are looking for (Supersized uses this to display the caption). Just put inside the CDATA whatever html you like.
        The inline css was only one the possible ways of doing it. I would also favor the normal stylesheet.

        What I mean by keeping the footer is to make sure that you set the option “Slideshow controls” on. Otherwise, the caption would not be shown and thus your html would not appear…
        I plan to change this behaviour to make it possible to show the caption (including any html contained in it) without the rest of the footer in an upcoming update of the plugin.

    Posted at 19:09h, 07 February Reply

    Hi Ben, I’ve used your plugin for about two months and it has run faultlessly, I reall love it. However today I ran an Auto upgrade on the plugin, it installed without issues but now the slide show will not load. when I check my safari web inspector I see this error: TypeError: Result of expression ‘$.supersized’ [undefined] is not a function. I havent changed anyhing in the backend or to the plugin settings. Can you help?

    Thanks in advanced.

      Posted at 19:17h, 07 February Reply

      I have just performed a manual install, started from new with most recent version of wp-supersized and I get the same error.

      • Ben
        Posted at 19:49h, 15 February

        From which version to which did you upgrade ?
        Did you install any other new plugins recently ?

      • Jon
        Posted at 20:00h, 15 February

        After good Week of searching I figured out what was causing the issue. My friend installed a bespoke “post gallery” for me and turn off the WP_jquery, and is linking to google jquery (not really sure) via this command:

        if( !is_admin()){
        wp_deregister_script(‘jquery’); // disable wp’s default jquery on the front end. no gracias

        He is out of town so I haven’t figured out how to work around it…

      • Ben
        Posted at 20:32h, 15 February

        What a strange idea to deregister the default jquery. Many plugins use jquery and follow the WP rules to enqueue it, counting on it to be present as standard.
        Unless you have a very good reason to do that, I would avoid this.

  • Pedro
    Posted at 13:04h, 08 February Reply

    Hello Ben;
    Congratulations for this plugin;

    I have however a problem: I’ve followed exactly all the steps you described as to install the plugin, creat the slide folder in wp-contents, but nothing happens, it keeps going t othe default images! Tried changing the default folder image, nothing happens as well, it just works if I change the settings to the Flickr account, although it seems to be that it’s slower than having it from my own site..

    Here’s the adress: www,sparkle-animation.com

    Any ideas?



    • Ben
      Posted at 19:55h, 15 February Reply

      Could you please set the debugging option ‘on’ and send me the resulting output (use my contact form). It will help me find the reason for your problem.

      Flickr can be slower because the connection first needs to be established before downloading and finally showing the images. But, in my experience, this is not that slow (except maybe for the first image).

      • Pedro
        Posted at 21:14h, 28 February

        Hi Ben;

        I’ve contacted you earlier about the problem described above; still can’t find a solution; I’ve set it to the flickr slideshow and set the debbuging mode on, which I sent you the code already.
        The site is http://www.sparkle-animation.com

      • Ben
        Posted at 22:53h, 28 February

        It looks like you have selected Group as the Flickr source but you did not fill any group ID in the Flick group ID option.

      • Pedro
        Posted at 13:20h, 01 March

        Hi Ben,

        Thanks for that; I had the settings into the Flickr group because the normal folder in the website isn’t working and goes straight to the default images;
        I’ve updated the settings for the slideshow (default) just so you can have a look – I’ve copied all the images to a new folder I created in http://sparkle-animation.com/wp-content/supersized-slides but it goes straight to the default images..

      • Ben
        Posted at 19:31h, 01 March

        Have you checked that your folder supersized-slides (and all contained folders) has sufficient permissions so that it can be read by anyone. If the plugin cannot get access to the folder, it is unable to read the images.
        I will add some permissions checking in my next update to help users in finding the reason for the plugin not working on their system.

  • Anders
    Posted at 19:42h, 10 February Reply


    I have a problem on my site http://www.3kok.se/wordpress everthing works fine in browser but on iphone the images slideshow is really small and up in the left corner. Whats wrong?

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:12h, 15 February Reply

      This is a known issue of Supersized with iOS. Sam Dunn (who wrote the original jQuery plugin Supersized) said that it would be solved with iOS5 but it does not seem to be the case.
      The same issue seems to appear on Android.

    • Brian Feister
      Posted at 06:48h, 18 February Reply

      I can’t speak for Sam Dunn, however, I know the reason for this problem. By default, iOS (including 5) has a hard “ceiling” on how large an image can be. If it’s larger, in order to save iPhone data bandwidth, the large photo is automatically cropped and served as a smaller version. Since the CSS is not setup to handle the smaller image size, it typically looks borked when displayed. I’ve run into this on multiple projects. The only way around it is to serve separate image sizes for iPhone or resize your images so they’re not quite so large. I’m not sure the exact size limitation, but I’m using some images that are 1,900px x 2,700px and they are actually ok. It’s when you get into the 3,000px + image sizes where the crop will almost always happen.

  • Simon
    Posted at 05:30h, 13 February Reply

    the navigation wont show up in on my page, i have tried everything I could think of, including deleting and re-installing the plug-in. Anything you can suggest i try, maybe something in my header i need to fix?

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:41h, 15 February Reply

      For the navigation to show up, you need to set the option “Slideshow controls” on and your template must have a footer that contains wp_footer(). Otherwise, it will not work.

  • Rene
    Posted at 11:16h, 13 February Reply


    I’m using the WP Supersized plugin but i’ve got an issue I can’t get resolved:
    Even if I use the default settings, the navigation buttons and bar aren’t visible.

    What am I doing wrong?

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:42h, 15 February Reply

      See my answer to Simon.

  • Devon Beard
    Posted at 03:25h, 15 February Reply

    After installing everything and getting it all setup, my slideshow doesn’t seem to work as a slideshow. Images reload on on refresh but the actual slideshow doesn’t seem to work. I have the settings set to slideshow. I am using a image folder and have the custom field and its pulling images.


    • Ben
      Posted at 20:47h, 15 February Reply

      I see in the source of the page that you there are 2 different versions of jquery that are loaded and probably interfere with each other. One in the default WP one (that all well-behaved plugins are using) and the other one seems to be loaded by Contact Form 7. The version of Contact Form 7 that you are using is probably outdated. The latest version uses the proper way to enqueue jquery. Please try upgrading to the latest version of Contact Form 7 and things should be fine.

  • Martine
    Posted at 12:05h, 15 February Reply

    Hi Ben,

    I contacted you earlier about my problem: The pictures the plugin extracts from the NextGen gallery don’t display the title or description. It works whem I add the title etc. with an image program, but I find that not so great for my client. I just want them to type in the fields in the WP gallery. The problem can’t be NextGen because the same problem occurs whem I point the plugin to the WP media gallery.
    Is there any way you can help me fix this problem? I’d be happy to pay you off course. This is the url: http://martinevanderwal.nl/
    Thank you in advance.


    • Ben
      Posted at 20:49h, 15 February Reply

      I will try to have a closer look at it before the end of the week-end. I’ll get back to you asap with more info.

  • Jeppe Jensen
    Posted at 18:12h, 15 February Reply

    Hi and thanks for a great plugin.

    I found a bug which I thought I would let you know about. I was able to come up with a quick hack myself, but would love to see a real fix.

    I’m using a Flickr set as the source and I noticed that the photoLink contained ‘undefined’ in stead of my Flickr username. I looked into it a bit and found out, that ‘flickr.photosets.getPhotos’ which is called in line 108 of ‘supersized.flickr….js’ does not return ‘owner’, which is needed for line 138.

    Thanks again

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:52h, 15 February Reply

      Thanks for letting me know. I will inform Sam Dunn (the writer of the original jquery plugin Supersized) about this. And I will try to implement a solution to this myself in the meantime. No garantee as I am not yet the best of jquery coders 😉

  • Brian Feister
    Posted at 06:52h, 18 February Reply

    Hey Ben… great plugin!

    Getting an extra comma after the dynamically generated slide list – see screenshot: http://drm.st/EK9R. Just thought I would let you know since this typically causes IE7 / IE8 to choke. I am seeing mixed results on my end depending on which IE build I view the site on.

    Just a head’s up. Also, is the project on jQuery?

    • Ben
      Posted at 09:16h, 18 February Reply

      I am well aware of this small issue. It is only occurring when using the WP gallery images (forgotten to remove the final comma in my code). And the new update I am preparing will solve this (on top of adding support for NextGen Gallery). In the meantime, you can replace line 717 by the following (thanks to Simon for spotting and solving this):

      $full_output = substr( $full_output, 0, -1 ).”\n”; // removes the trailing comma to avoid trouble in IE

      My plugin is not on jQuery. But you can find the original jQuery plugin by Sam Dunn on Github.

      • Brian Feister
        Posted at 11:09h, 18 February

        Thanks, that’s perfect! I have another IE7 bug that I’m battling right now. Have you seen the behavior where the cross-fade transition will fade in only half of the image (showing the previous and next one as if both are cut in half) and then quickly the rest of the image “snaps” into place. I’m trying to figure out what’s causing that, are you familiar?

      • Ben
        Posted at 19:48h, 28 February

        I have never seen this before. Could it be due to a slow processor (or slow IE7…) ?

  • Bobby
    Posted at 20:16h, 21 February Reply

    Hi Ben,

    First off I would like to say great plugin. I am new to creating WordPress themes and have two questions on the functionality of the plugin. First – each time I load a new page the slide show restarts. Is there any way around this? Secondly how can I get rid of the background images when using a print.css file. Thanks for your help, I’m still pretty novice when it comes to anything web.

    • Ben
      Posted at 19:31h, 28 February Reply

      This is the normal browser behavious: each time a new page is loaded, all the scripts are loaded and start again fresh so there is no easy way to prevent the slideshow restarting.
      I have never tried to print a page containing the slideshow so I have no experience with this issue. I would say that the css of your theme should have part of it specifying the background for printing. I must confess that I have no experience about the print css.

  • Sacha
    Posted at 17:16h, 23 February Reply

    Hello Ben,

    I have a problem with the new version I guess.
    The wp-gallery and the default slides work just fine. When i create an xml for a post I get this error:

    Warning: fopen() [function.fopen]: URL file-access is disabled in the server configuration in /home/arsenben/public_html/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/xmlLib.php on line 101

    Warning: fopen(http://theblink.it/wordpress/wp-content/supersized-slides/anthea/immagine-sfondo-post.xml) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /home/arsenben/public_html/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/xmlLib.php on line 101′

    The custom field is correct as I have been already using it.
    Any suggestions? Am I doing something wrong?


    • Ben
      Posted at 19:35h, 28 February Reply

      The error message seems to point to a server issue.
      Check that your file (and its containing folder) has sufficient permissions so that the plugin is allowed to read it.

  • Jacob
    Posted at 11:42h, 28 February Reply

    Hi Ben,

    I’m working with wp supersized for a while now and it worked perfectly. Yesterday I did an update of wordpress and nou I can;t seem to figure out why the backgrounds don’t show up and keep loading al the time. I checked all my htm/php templates etc but no good. I even build up an clean wordpress install and still got the same problem. You can see the website here http://www.anamalz.nl and I got the debugmode on. can you see any weird stuff?


    • Ben
      Posted at 19:40h, 28 February Reply

      Looking at the debugging info, it looks like your default folder ends with a ‘/’ which should not be the case.
      Make sure that you use ‘supersized-slides’ and not ‘supersized-slides/’ in the option Default slides directory.
      The next update of the plugin will make sure to prevent this problem.

      • jacob
        Posted at 10:10h, 29 February

        Hi Ben,

        Hmm I already tried that one, I removed it now. Even in default setup it doesn’t show the standard image (girl in park with books).

      • jacob
        Posted at 10:44h, 29 February

        Hi Ben I got some extra info – when I look in the source code I got two error messages –

        Warning:  asort() expects parameter 1 to be array, boolean given in /var/www/vhosts/anamalz.nl/httpdocs/wp-system/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/WPSupersized.php on line 522

        Warning:  Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /var/www/vhosts/anamalz.nl/httpdocs/wp-system/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/WPSupersized.php on line 548

  • jacob
    Posted at 12:39h, 29 February Reply

    Hi Ben, sorry to bother you again.
    I think I fixed the problem. It had something to do with the WPML Multilingual CMS plugin.
    The plugin was activated but I didn’t run true the setup ( since I don’t need a second language yet. So when you activate WPML Multilingual CMS you need to run true the basic setup in order for WP-Supersize to work otherwise it only shows the loading circle.
    Anyway sorry to bother you, I love your plugin!
    Keep up the good work,


    • Ben
      Posted at 19:35h, 01 March Reply

      Happy to see that you found the culprit. Thanks letting me know about this.
      The plugin is indeed checking for the presence of WPML to make sure the url used for the images folders are correctly defined.
      I had not planned on having WPML installed but not activated though…

  • Eriberto Caria
    Posted at 18:13h, 03 March Reply

    Hi Ben,
    I have a problem with XML.

    I added SupersizedDir custom field with this value banner/homepage.xml (for this XML ) on homepage.

    The problem is the run the default images (http://buildinternet.s3.amazonaws.com/projects/supersized/3.1/slides/quietchaos-kitty.jpg)

    I don’t undestand why don’t run.

    ¿Can you hel me?

  • Eriberto Caria
    Posted at 18:14h, 03 March Reply
    • Ben
      Posted at 19:52h, 03 April Reply

      The path to the XML file should be starting AFTER wp-content, so in your case: banner/homepage.xml

  • Jason
    Posted at 17:07h, 09 March Reply

    Hi Ben.

    I’ve been using this plugin on a new site and everything seems great so far. I’m trying to customize specific pages via XML files, but they don’t seem to take effect at all. Basically I want the slideshow to happen on the home page, but all other pages should use XML to define a single static image as the background. Every page is just falling back to default settings.

    I definitely have the proper XML path defined, but no luck. Wondering if I’m missing something? What other info can I give you to help debug this?

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:01h, 03 April Reply

      Please have a try with the latest update. It should be working better. If not, please contact me again (use my contact form).
      If you use xml files, please note that there is an important change for two fields of the xml files (sorry about that):
      IMPORTANT: if you use xml files for defining your images, two slides field names must be renamed from version 3.0: slide-link to slide_link and slide-thumb to slide_thumb in the xml files.

  • Antonio
    Posted at 21:14h, 10 March Reply


    I have just installed the plugin on my local Xampp server (running on Windows 7). I have created a folder under the wp-content as instructed but the images included is not being used.

    The message I get on debug mode is the following:
    /* custom_dir = full_custom_dir = wp-content/ full_default_dir = wp-content/supersized-slides content_url = http://localhost/atux/wp-content */ /* custom_dir = full_custom_dir = wp-content/ full_default_dir = wp-content/supersized-slides content_url = http://localhost/atux/wp-content */ /* custom_dir = full_custom_dir = wp-content/ full_default_dir = wp-content/supersized-slides content_url = http://localhost/atux/wp-content */

    Can you help me to understand what the problem could be? Best regards and thank you in advance.

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:04h, 03 April Reply

      Do you see the default images or simply nothing at all ?
      If you do not see anything, it could be that the background of your theme is not transparent. Have a look at the FAQ for a link to some css that you can use for semi-transparent background.

  • Maston
    Posted at 12:50h, 20 March Reply


    Thanx for great plugin! Just wonder if it´s possible to change background image
    on “click” (changin page/post) and not having the pictures “cycle”?

    Best, Maston

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:08h, 03 April Reply

      If you want to change images by changing page/post, simply choose a different set of images for each page/post.

  • Scott
    Posted at 14:21h, 21 March Reply

    So far I really like the plugin. I have the slide show working in a post. However, all of the post content is appearing over the top of the slideshow. Is there a way to have that content either run behind the slideshow or not at all? That is the only hurdle I have left to overcome.

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:10h, 03 April Reply

      I guess that what you want to do is to have a slideshow without post content.
      Simply edit your theme file, removing everything that you do not want to see.
      I will soon publish a post about the creation of a full screen image gallery using WP Supersized. It might help you. Look for it in the coming weeks.

  • Scott
    Posted at 15:46h, 23 March Reply

    I figured it out. Actually it was so elementary I feel like a bone head for not seeing the solution. Just hit enter in the content area and add blank content until it does not appear on a screen.

  • Brad Anthony
    Posted at 04:57h, 24 March Reply

    Hi Ben,

    How would you recommend placing a logo overlay on my homepage in conjunction with supersize?

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:15h, 03 April Reply

      You could simply add your logo in the header.php (or footer.php according to where you want it to appear) of your template.
      Everything that is contained in the page will appear on top of the Supersized background.

  • munchen
    Posted at 01:11h, 01 April Reply

    Hi, nice plugin!
    I’m so happy for use, is all the best!!

    but i have a problem, i had intalled the lastest version and now i have a some errors when i want to edit the post, or portforlio images.. the error appear on the top of the admin pages and not is visible web you navigate around the page (for visitors mode) only i can see in the admin.

    the error:
    Warning: call_user_func_array() [function.call-user-func-array]: First argument is expected to be a valid callback, ‘WPSupersized_Metabox::custom_meta_box’ was given in /home/another/public_html/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 405

    if you tell me something to repair i’m more happy yet..
    thanks you

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:19h, 03 April Reply

      Sorry about that!
      The latest version had a problem with a wrong function call that was not apparent on my own local configuration nor on my own website.
      This is solved now with version 3.0.1.

  • Uwe
    Posted at 11:47h, 03 April Reply

    Got a problem here:

    Notice: Undefined index: wp-supersized_submit_functionality in /var/www/vhosts/xxx.de/httpdocs/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/admin_page.php on line 10

    Notice: Undefined index: wp-supersized_submit_size_and_position in /var/www/vhosts/xxx.de/httpdocs/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/admin_page.php on line 26

    Notice: Undefined index: wp-supersized_submit_components in /var/www/vhosts/xxx.de/httpdocs/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/admin_page.php on line 35

    Notice: Undefined index: wp-supersized_submit_flickr in /var/www/vhosts/xxx.de/httpdocs/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/admin_page.php on line 48

    Notice: Undefined index: wp-supersized_submit_origin in /var/www/vhosts/xxx.de/httpdocs/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/admin_page.php on line 58

    Notice: Undefined index: wp-supersized_submit_display in /var/www/vhosts/xxx.de/httpdocs/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/admin_page.php on line 68

    Notice: Undefined index: reset_options in /var/www/vhosts/xxx.de/httpdocs/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/admin_page.php on line 99

    I have your plugin in use on the same server, just a different domain. And it works just fine… So I dont know, what exactly is the problem…hmm I´ll try a manual installation…

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:22h, 03 April Reply

      Which version are you using ?
      Please try the latest version (3.0.1) and contact me again if it is not working.

      • Uwe
        Posted at 13:18h, 08 April

        Thanks for your reply… I´m using the newest version.. 3.0.1. Same issue. 🙂

  • Uwe
    Posted at 12:04h, 03 April Reply

    Nope… its broken…other doamin is Supersized 3.2.6… multi Undefined… 😉

    Have a nice day…

  • Ben
    Posted at 20:06h, 03 April Reply

    Please have a try again with the latest update.
    It will either work better or at least give you more info about the possible cause of error. There are now more informative images shown instead of the default images, according to the type of error.
    By the way, I’m Ben 😉

  • Cesar
    Posted at 20:50h, 03 April Reply

    hey Ben,

    I’m having a problem with version 3 of WP Supersized. It only does this error in the production side, but works fine in localhost. Everytime I try to edit a page on WordPress I get this:

    500: Internal server error

    This error is generated when a script running on the server could not be implemented or permissions are incorrectly assigned for files or directories

    Troubleshooting suggestions:

    Temporarily disable any rewrite rules by renaming your .htaccess file if it exists.

    Ensure that any CGI or Perl scripts have at least .755. permissions.

    If trying to run PHP and you get this error, you may have an invalid php.ini in your /cgi-bin, or may be missing your php.dat file in this folder.

    On the same server/WP installation, version 2.0 of WP Supersized works fine but 3.0 and and 3.0.1 don’t work (but they do work fine on localhost).

    Any idea what it could be?

  • Matt Witt
    Posted at 20:01h, 04 April Reply

    Hello there,

    Congratulations on a really great plugin. I just have a couple of questions and hope you can provide some advice.

    We would like to show thumbnails at the bottom as default. Is there a simple fix to achieve this? I cannot find an option for this in settings.

    Also, are we able to restrict the image display height so that the images are not shown flush with the top of the browser (think this will be a css fix) and so that the bottom navigation doesn’t cover some of the image.

    I hope you can spare a couple of minutes to answer these queries and give me an idea of where / how I can make these alterations. Here is an example of the functioanlity: http://www.pixeleyesphotography.co.uk/gallery-beauty.html



    • Ben
      Posted at 19:58h, 11 April Reply

      Showing the thumb tray at the bottom from the start (without needing to click on a button) is something that several users have requested. It will be included as an option in the next update of the plugin. I cannot give you a quick modification to do to the code in the meantime as it involves modifying some javascript and also the php files of the plugin in several places.

      About the restriction in height, this is also something that some users have asked but I do not intend to include it immediately in my plugin. But you can find indications on how to do it on the Supersized website (search for ‘Lutz’).

  • Tyler
    Posted at 23:27h, 05 April Reply

    The options tab ‘Slides Source’ does not work for me in WordPress version 3.3.1 using Chrome on Windows 7. After clicking the tab, the admin bar is not shown and there is nowhere to change the custom directory. Is anyone else experiencing tihs?

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:09h, 11 April Reply

      This has nothing to do with Chrome of Windows 7 (I am using both without problems with my plugin).
      This is a problem occurring for some users (too many to my taste!) since version 3.0.1. This is most probably originating from the function listing the folders in the Slides Source tab and in the post/page editor. I have not seen that on any of my test configurations so it is very difficult for me to find the origin of the problem for the moment but I am working on it.
      In the meantime, try the following:
      In the file WPSupersized.php, comment out lines 1373 to 1376 and line 1380.
      In the file admin_page.php, comment out lines 550 to 554.
      If this was indeed the origin of the problem, the plugin should now behave normally, except that you will not see the list of folders to choose from.
      Please tell me if this solves the issue so that I can focus on the problem.
      Very useful for me to know: which version of PHP are you using ? Is it in safe mode ? The WordPress version is also useful but you told me already.

  • Cesar
    Posted at 19:28h, 06 April Reply

    The error is definitely related to the new “slides source” feature. When I get into the WP Supersized settings, I can enter any tab except the slides source one. And that explains why when I try to edit any page, I get the error described above. As as I said, the plugin works perfectly on localhost, but I get this error on the production counterpart.

    I have tried to switch to 777 the wp-supersized folder inside plugins and the folder that holds all the custom backgrounds, but that didn’t fix the 500: Internal server error.

    Any ideas?

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:39h, 11 April Reply

      Please see my answer to Tyler (on this page). Your problem could be related to his.
      Try the temporary solution that I provided and tell me if it works better for you.
      Please also give me some more info about your configuration (Windows/unix, PHP version, safe mode on/off, WP version).
      I am trying to find a solution to this but it is not easy as it does not appear on any of my test configurations and this issue seems to only appear for some users.

  • Uwe
    Posted at 12:47h, 09 April Reply

    All working now… Was my fault… debug was on true…. doh 😀 Sorry for wasteing your time. Have a nice day, and thanks for your great plugin. Keep up the good work… I will donate something soon 🙂

  • Matheus
    Posted at 17:22h, 09 April Reply

    /* custom_dir = fotos/15-anos full_custom_dir = wp-content/fotos/15-anos full_default_dir = wp-content/fotos content_url = http://www.mwfotografias.com.br/wp-content */

    Why not showing the galery?

  • Matheus
    Posted at 17:43h, 09 April Reply

    jQuery(document).ready(function($) {
    slideshow : 1,
    autoplay : 1,
    start_slide : 0,
    random : 0,
    slide_interval : 3000,
    transition : 1,
    transition_speed : 500,
    new_window : 1,
    pause_hover : 0,
    stop_loop : 0,
    keyboard_nav : 1,
    performance : 1,

    image_protect : 1,
    image_path : ‘http://www.mwfotografias.com.br/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/img/’,
    min_width : 0,
    min_height : 0,
    vertical_center : 1,
    horizontal_center : 1,
    fit_always : 0,
    fit_portrait : 1,
    fit_landscape : 0,
    thumbnail_navigation : 1,
    thumb_links : 1,
    slide_counter : 1,
    slide_captions : 1,
    slides : [
    Warning: array_merge() [function.array-merge]: Argument #2 is not an array in /home/mwfotografias/www/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/WPSupersized.php on line 539

    Warning: array_merge() [function.array-merge]: Argument #3 is not an array in /home/mwfotografias/www/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/WPSupersized.php on line 539

    Warning: array_merge() [function.array-merge]: Argument #4 is not an array in /home/mwfotografias/www/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/WPSupersized.php on line 539

    Warning: array_merge() [function.array-merge]: Argument #5 is not an array in /home/mwfotografias/www/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/WPSupersized.php on line 539

    Warning: array_merge() [function.array-merge]: Argument #6 is not an array in /home/mwfotografias/www/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/WPSupersized.php on line 539

    Warning: array_merge() [function.array-merge]: Argument #7 is not an array in /home/mwfotografias/www/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/WPSupersized.php on line 539

    Warning: array_merge() [function.array-merge]: Argument #8 is not an array in /home/mwfotografias/www/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/WPSupersized.php on line 539

    {image : ‘http://www.mwfotografias.com.br/wp-content/fotos/15-anos (13).jpg’, title : ”, thumb : ”, url : ”},
    {image : ‘http://www.mwfotografias.com.br/wp-content/fotos/15-anos (14).jpg’, title : ”, thumb : ”, url : ”},
    {image : ‘http://www.mwfotografias.com.br/wp-content/fotos/15-anos (19).jpg’, title : ”, thumb : ”, url : ”},
    {image : ‘http://www.mwfotografias.com.br/wp-content/fotos/15-anos (25).jpg’, title : ”, thumb : ”, url : ”},
    {image : ‘http://www.mwfotografias.com.br/wp-content/fotos/15-anos (29).jpg’, title : ”, thumb : ”, url : ”},
    {image : ‘http://www.mwfotografias.com.br/wp-content/fotos/15-anos (3).jpg’, title : ”, thumb : ”, url : ”},
    {image : ‘http://www.mwfotografias.com.br/wp-content/fotos/15-anos (39).jpg’, title : ”, thumb : ”, url : ”},
    {image : ‘http://www.mwfotografias.com.br/wp-content/fotos/casamento (1).jpg’, title : ”, thumb : ”, url : ”},
    {image : ‘http://www.mwfotografias.com.br/wp-content/fotos/casamento (32).jpg’, title : ”, thumb : ”, url : ”},
    {image : ‘http://www.mwfotografias.com.br/wp-content/fotos/casamento (4).jpg’, title : ”, thumb : ”, url : ”},
    {image : ‘http://www.mwfotografias.com.br/wp-content/fotos/casamento (46).jpg’, title : ”, thumb : ”, url : ”},
    {image : ‘http://www.mwfotografias.com.br/wp-content/fotos/casamento (76).jpg’, title : ”, thumb : ”, url : ”},
    {image : ‘http://www.mwfotografias.com.br/wp-content/fotos/casamento (84).jpg’, title : ”, thumb : ”, url : ”},
    {image : ‘http://www.mwfotografias.com.br/wp-content/fotos/gestantes (10).jpg’, title : ”, thumb : ”, url : ”},
    {image : ‘http://www.mwfotografias.com.br/wp-content/fotos/gestantes (7).jpg’, title : ”, thumb : ”, url : ”}],
    slide_links : ‘blank’,
    progress_bar : 1,
    mouse_scrub : 1

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:23h, 11 April Reply

      This is most probably related to the glob() function that the plugin uses to read the list of images from the folder.
      This does not appear on any of my test configurations so could you please try the following and tell me if this is solving your problem?
      In the file WPSupersized.php, in lines 539 and 558, add (array) before each glob() function.
      So, for example, line 539 should become:
      $dirArray = array_merge((array)glob($dir.”*.jpg”),(array)glob($dir.”*.JPG”),(array)glob($dir.”*.png”),(array)glob($dir.”*.PNG”),(array)glob($dir.”*.gif”),(array)glob($dir.”*.GIF”),(array)glob($dir.”*.jpeg”),(array)glob($dir.”*.JPEG”));

      By the way, which version of PHP are you using?

      • Matheus
        Posted at 13:24h, 12 April

        PHP 5.2.17 on Apache/2.2.19
        Register Globals: Off
        Short Open Tags: Off
        Envio de arquivos: Off
        Magic Quotes: Off
        Safe Mode: On

  • José Ortiz
    Posted at 21:59h, 10 April Reply

    Hi. You have made a really nice work with this plugin.
    I just have a problem.
    When i go to post a new entry, i can’t see neither the wp bar at the top, nor the tinymce editor of the post, where are the options: bold, justify, etc…

    What could it be and how could it be solved?

    Thank you

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:28h, 11 April Reply

      Sorry about this issue. It seems to appear with some configurations. I am trying to solve this.
      For a temporary solution, please check my answer to Tyler on this page.
      As for him, tell me if this solves the problem and also give me some details about your configuration (PHP version, Safe mode, WP version).

      • José Ortiz
        Posted at 21:18h, 11 April

        Hi Ben.
        I commented the lines you said to Tyler but it doesn’t fixed it.

        In fact at the admin options, when i go to the slide source tab, i haven’t seen the folder list ever. Neither before i commented those lines nor after i commented them. Also in the slide source tab, the wp bar at the top disapears, just as in the new entry page

        When i commented those lines it seems that the plugin doesn’t work since i couldn’t see the images on my site.

        About my configuration:
        PHP version: 5.3.5
        WP version; 3.3.1
        Safe_mode: Off

      • Ben
        Posted at 21:44h, 11 April

        What is it precisely that you can see in the Slides Source tab?
        This could help me pinpoint the problem.
        Either copy the html for that part of the page or make a screen dump and send it to me. Reply to the email I sent you previously today.

      • Ben
        Posted at 21:51h, 11 April

        Just thought of something: if this is not related to the listing of the files, then there could be some interference between my plugin and another one that acts on the admin.
        Have you got any particular plugin that is acting on the admin in any way? You could try deactivating it (or them) and see if it improves the problem.

  • maik h
    Posted at 08:44h, 11 April Reply

    run local works fine, then move to host images not show… firebug get this error: invalid regular expression flag h
    [Parar en este error]

    …a>]: Argument #2 is not an array in /home3/galeriae/public_html/eleeleele.com…

    /arkraft/ (línea 123, col 125)

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:31h, 11 April Reply

      Sorry about this. This is due to a stupid detail I forgot in a php function. This should be solved with the solution that I gave to Matheus (on this page). This will be included in the next update of the plugin.
      If it still does not work with this temporary solution, please contact me again.

      • maik h
        Posted at 23:54h, 11 April

        Hi Ben, i added array before each glob but no image yet. Now i got a new error message:invalid regular expression flag h
        [Parar en este error]

        …e]: Filename cannot be empty in /home3/galeriae/public_html/eleeleele.com..

        Warning: getimagesize() [function.getimagesize]: Filename cannot be empty in

      • maik
        Posted at 19:12h, 12 April

        solved! thanks

  • Nic
    Posted at 11:00h, 13 April Reply

    thanks for a great plug-in, this saved alot of tinkering for me.
    When upgrading to 3.0.1 I encountered like most the problem with a slideshow that doesn’t load and just the laoding icon present.

    I tried the solution mentioned by jan (the line he mentioned matched something a bit lower down on line 539, 522 had something with the nextgen integration), but I had no luck.
    From what I get of the debug it finds the directory and images fine nad builds a list of them, but then nothing.

    I’m kinda at a loss on what to do except move to the 2.x versions

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:05h, 02 May Reply

      Have you tried version 3.0.2 ?

  • Matthias
    Posted at 16:30h, 13 April Reply


    the last two updates generate an “open_basedir restriction” error on the slide source tab.
    I understand the script is trying to use a restricted path. Anyone else with the same error?


    • Ben
      Posted at 20:11h, 02 May Reply

      The plugin is not trying to do anything wrong, just attempting to read the list of folders in wp-content. You probably should check the access rights of one or several of your folders in wp-content.
      Have a look here for a possible solution.

  • Cesar
    Posted at 20:00h, 16 April Reply

    Ok. the latest update (3.0.2) fixed all the problems for me. Now (on the production server–in always worked on localhost) I can enter the slides source in the WP Supersized settings, as well as select a custom directory when editing any page.

    Thanks Ben for your hard work.

  • Carlo
    Posted at 18:52h, 24 April Reply

    Hi! Thank you for this wonderfull plugin.
    But i’m experiencing a problem with Google Fonts: with the plugin activated, the quality of the fonts is very low. If I deactivate the plugin, the font is ok. Any idea?

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:22h, 02 May Reply

      I do not know how Google Fonts is working but it is probably an interaction between the Supersized script and the script that Google Fonts is using. I have read on the Supersized jQuery plugin forum that other font-replacing systems (such as Cufon) also cause some problems.
      I personally use Typekit fonts without problems.

  • Tanger immobilière
    Posted at 03:57h, 28 April Reply

    Excellent job. Highly recommended.

  • limo
    Posted at 04:23h, 28 April Reply

    Really good article. keep going!

  • Vas
    Posted at 01:21h, 29 April Reply


    It is really great that such a plugin is available for wordpress…I m thankful…and many other from what i see…Great work!

    I ve used an older version flawlessly…at least as a simple changing background.
    With the new version…i ve noticed something that i could possibly work around it, but just out of the box it shouldn’t be there.
    There is margin/padding of around 20px on the right side…a gap between the image and the browser window…that i was not getting before.
    I have tweeked the css file a little…but didn’t change the width on something. And i also think that i used different aspect ratios on the images (but that shouldn’t be an issue since width and height is set to 100%).

    Please have a look when possible…and let me know if u can figure out what could be causing that…or how to get around it.

    Thank u…in advance..

    The site is under construction: http://alpha-chi.gr

    WP 3.3.2 | WP Supersized 3.0.2 | Presswork Framework

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:43h, 02 May Reply

      I had a quick look and it looks like your img element in Supersized has a style left: -10px. When I switched it off (in Chrome Developer Tools – Elements tab), the background image took up the whole screen again. This is the reason of your problem. Now, I did not look for the origin of this style: you have 9 css files acting on your page so I let you find the culprit by yourself 🙂

  • Joel
    Posted at 21:16h, 07 May Reply


    Thank you for this plugin. We just had one question. We noticed that, on one of our client demo sites that was having conflicts with the original supersize (it would not offer centering on the full size images on the slideshow) is offering this error:

    Error: d.options.slides[vars.current_slide] is undefined
    Source File: http://clients.oursite.com/walison/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/js/supersized.3.2.7.min.js?ver=3.2.7
    Line: 13

    We tested this plugin on a demo wp installation with on other plugins/no reference to supersize original files and it works perfectly. The other site offers that error. How does would fix this and what causes this error?

    Thank you for your time.

    • Ben
      Posted at 09:08h, 08 July Reply

      This could be due to another plugin producing a conflict. Have you tried deactivating other plugins to find out which one could be involved ?

  • Chris
    Posted at 00:16h, 08 May Reply

    Hi, first of all, I’m sorry my poor English.
    I just want to know if this plugin is valid to my case:
    Every different image I upload is a new post, so my future subscripters will update by mail everytime I post a new image into a new post.

    supersized is valid to do this, I mean, if everytime I post a new one, that new image (in new post) will appear in the background slider? ops, I hope my message could be read and understand.


    • Ben
      Posted at 09:08h, 08 July Reply

      If you choose the new image as the image to show for each post (in the Supersized custom box at the bottom of the post editing page), it should work.

  • H.B
    Posted at 18:34h, 08 May Reply


    I think I have a problem with your plugin because I need my host wordpress folder or in a parent folder “web” … the path to the images must be:

    http://jeanmacelyon8.super-h.fr/web/wp-content/supersized-slides and no:

    and it seems that this is impossible …

    • Ben
      Posted at 09:10h, 08 July Reply

      WP Supersized normally works without problem with WordPress (and its wp-content folder) installed within another folder. Simply put your images within your wp-content folder as usual and it should work. If not, please give me more details about your problem to help me solve it.

  • Rune Carlsen
    Posted at 12:27h, 16 May Reply

    I have a question.

    First of all, this works pretty nice. Though, as i understand the plugin, it requires your page template, to load the header (get_header();).

    Now, my problem is, that alot of my design is implemented in the header (header.php), and for my new page template, where i want supersized implemented, i dont want this design included.

    Basically, what I want, is to have supersized implemented on the pretty much blank page. How can I accomplish this, and still have the beauty of the plugin getting all the images I have defined in the page? (custom directory, wp media gallery etc).

    You can see my stupid implementation here;

    As you see, i dont want the top navigation, but i just cant remove that from the header, as it is used on all other pages and templates.

    Thanks alot for all feedback .

    best regards,
    Rune carlsen

    • Ben
      Posted at 09:11h, 08 July Reply

      Why don’t you simply create a new page template (my_empty_page.php, for example) and a new header (header-empty.php, based on your existing header but removing everything that you do not need). You can then simply call the my_empty_header file from the my_empty_page.php (with get_header(’empty’); and use that page template for the pages where you want WP Supersized to be used.

  • admaser
    Posted at 10:34h, 17 May Reply

    Hi Ben

    Fantastic plug in and I had no trouble installing at all. I am trying to use your plug in along with Sam Dunn’s Sliding Boxes and Captions with JQuery. I have both scripts working but cannot get them to work on the same page.

    I am assuming there is a conflict between the javascripts being used but I am not a javascript programmer so desperately need some help on this one.

    Can anyone suggest how I might get this working?

    See example here – where both elements load but the slider does not work http://griffins.estherrosie.com/mosaic

    • Ben
      Posted at 09:12h, 08 July Reply

      Could it be due to the fact that you are including jQuery twice (once with Mosaic and once with WP Supersized) ? I suggest that you do not include jQuery for Mosaic.

  • Mike Goodstadt
    Posted at 12:24h, 22 May Reply

    Hi – thanks for the great plugin.
    Is it possible to access folders outside of wp-content?
    I have all media uploading to /assets/ in the root…
    Many thanks, Mike
    (I am using RootsTheme which has this built in.)

    • Ben
      Posted at 09:16h, 08 July Reply

      Sorry but this is not supported by WP Supersized.
      All data uploaded within WP are usually uploaded to the wp-content folder.

  • Karen
    Posted at 07:01h, 26 May Reply

    Hi Ben,

    Thanks for this fantastic plug-in. I am nearly ready to go live with a site however I’m having one issue which I’m unable to solve. The background URL has been specified for the slides but it’s not working. I’ve tried numerous style sheet overrides but nothing is working. The site is at http://www.dev2.karebou.com

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • Ben
      Posted at 09:17h, 08 July Reply

      Are you sure that your top layers of your page have no background ? If there is a background (even transparent), it will prevent clicking on the image below.

  • Colin McDonald
    Posted at 23:04h, 27 May Reply

    Hello Ben,
    Your plug-in is incredible. Thank you so much for sharing it with the world.
    There is a hurdle I have been trying to get over as I set up my site and any help would be VERY appreciated.
    This is the website:
    I am trying to have the WP supersize gallery be JUST on my homepage (really my “front” page). Currently the template I am using has a built in image slider thinger, but I would love to replace that with yours. I can see that WP supersize is installed and trying to display images by the text in the lower left corner switching. I assume that the site isnt displaying WP supersize becuase it is a “background” that is being covered by the current background already on the theme. Any way to over-ride that background on JUST the front page, or possibly make it transparent, or…???? I feel like it is so close, but not happening.. Do I need to mess with home.php?
    Thank you so very much with this Ben!

    • Ben
      Posted at 09:21h, 08 July Reply

      You could have an alternative stylesheet (with a transparent background) only for the front page and call it conditionally by modifying the header of your front page.
      Use a condition like this to do it: if(is_home()) { //call your alternative stylesheet here }

  • Twanneman
    Posted at 10:44h, 31 May Reply

    Hi, first of all your plugin is awesome!

    I got an error in : jquery.easing.compatibility.js

    Uncaught TypeError: Property ‘undefined’ of object # is not a function.

    I’ve replaced the code in this file with code from this file and that solved the problem: http://gsgd.co.uk/sandbox/jquery/easing/jquery.easing.compatibility.js

    Hope that helps 🙂

    • Ben
      Posted at 09:22h, 08 July Reply

      As WP Supersized does not use jquery.easing.compatibility.js, I guess that you mean that you got that issue with another plugin ?

  • Karen
    Posted at 03:10h, 03 June Reply

    Just following up on my previous issue (which I’m still having). The link in the slide works in IE9 and IE8 but not Safari, Chrome or FF so it seems to be a browser issue. Any ideas how I can fix this?


    • Ben
      Posted at 09:23h, 08 July Reply

      Interesting observation. This could help in solving the problem but I currently have no solution to this problem.

  • easywebs
    Posted at 11:41h, 06 June Reply

    Hi there,

    The caption on function (if the footer is hidden) is still not working for me. I know you mentioned you would update this and I have the latest release but no joy!

    Thanks for all your hard work by the way, seems like a lot of people, including me, really appreciate it!

    • Ben
      Posted at 09:31h, 08 July Reply

      I checked again in version 3.0.2 and it works for me.
      Are you sure that the color of your text is visible on your background image ?

  • mark shirley
    Posted at 15:44h, 09 June Reply

    Hi great plugin the easiest I found to get working. Question im using a child theme of twenty eleven and want the slideshow background to start below the menu panel and the slideshow not to scroll is this possible.

    • Ben
      Posted at 09:41h, 08 July Reply

      I think that this is possible. It involves some modifications of the css of WP Supersized. This is described for Supersized itself. Have a look here (Do a Search in the Comments and you should find it).

  • Andrew
    Posted at 13:29h, 13 June Reply

    Is it possible to make clicking on the background image load the next post in wordpress?

    • Ben
      Posted at 09:45h, 08 July Reply

      Sorry, this is not supported by WP Supersized.
      But I guess that this could be possible without too much problem without changing anything to WP Supersized.
      Several plugins exist that give improved controls over the next/previous post function that is built-in WordPress.

  • Mauricio
    Posted at 00:45h, 14 June Reply

    I habe problems with this


    Dont charge de images, and report a error:/* custom_dir = full_custom_dir = wp-content/ full_default_dir = wp-content/uploads/constructor content_url = http://gent.cl/elqui/wp-content */ /* custom_dir = full_custom_dir = wp-content/ full_default_dir = wp-content/uploads/constructor content_url = http://gent.cl/elqui/wp-content */ /* custom_dir = full_custom_dir = wp-content/ full_default_dir = wp-content/uploads/constructor content_url = http://gent.cl/elqui/wp-content */

    Can you help me..
    Im from Chile and dont speak english very well.

    • Ben
      Posted at 09:47h, 08 July Reply

      Nice to see that my plugin is also used in Chile!

      According to what I see in your directories, you have no images in the constructor folder so this can indeed not work. Please put images in a folder and select that folder in WP Supersized (or use the WP Media gallery or NextGen Gallery).
      By the way, you should protect your website content better. I got access to all files of your wp-content folder without problem.

  • marco
    Posted at 11:49h, 14 June Reply

    hi. i’m using your plugin. it works fine for me. i found just one problem, using the ipad i see a black space in the left side and no idea how to remove it. thanks m.

    • Ben
      Posted at 09:49h, 08 July Reply

      This is know issue with the iPad (actually with iOS) and has been mentioned before in these comments.
      The latest version of iOS was supposed to solve this but I am not able to test this as I do not use an iPad.

  • Deborah
    Posted at 22:32h, 29 June Reply

    Thank you so much for this plugin!

    Is this if/then statement possible with the plugin? I think I can modify the .js files, but I’m not sure where. This might be complicated, too, by the fact that I want to use multiple images. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6662004/background-image-sizing-loading-across-different-resolutions-with-supersized

    • Ben
      Posted at 09:53h, 08 July Reply

      I guess that this is possible but you will have to modify the javascript of Supersized itself. You could do that working with the source file (easier than the minified version that I use in WP Supersized) and minifying it afterwards. Have a look at the Supersized jQuery plugin Comments to see if anyone else has tried this before.
      If you manage to do it, I would be interested to know how you did it. Good luck 🙂

  • Glark
    Posted at 06:56h, 01 July Reply

    Hi Ben! Apologies, I found your page after I posted at WP.org so you might see this twice.

    Hello! Thanks for this plugin! I’ve been searching for a while for a theme that does everything this does before figuring out to look for a plugin. (duh)

    I do have one error I cannot figure out. My site just has a homepage and posts (no search, archives, pages, etc) and I want WPSS to run on the posts but not the homepage.

    In the admin I just have “All posts (not pages)” checked but when I go to the homepage I get 4 instances of the following error:

    `Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/throughm/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/WPSupersized.php on line 115`

    It occurs three times inside the head where WPSS calls all its stuff and once in the footer where the arrow slide navigation is called.

    If it makes any difference I’m running on a multisite install. I’ll tried it under 6 or 7 other themes and it does the same thing.

    Any ideas what is going on here? Thank you.

    The dev site is http://newglark.throughmethods.com

    • Ben
      Posted at 09:54h, 08 July Reply

      see the solution to this in one of the following comments.

  • Glark
    Posted at 06:58h, 01 July Reply

    Also while I have your ear: a great improvement would be to hide the slide arrows when there’s only one slide. Thank you!

    • Ben
      Posted at 09:55h, 08 July Reply

      Indeed! This is already taken care of when in Single image mode but not if you are using the Slideshow mode with only one image. Thanks for noticing it. I will include this in my to do list for the next update.

      • Glark
        Posted at 00:07h, 09 July


        Me and Artem put in code in your GitHub to address this. It is currently working on my site at http://glark.org.

        Hopefully you can use it.

      • Ben
        Posted at 19:58h, 11 July

        Thanks, that would be nice… but I have not yet set up a GitHub so I wonder where you put the code. Did you maybe put it in the jQuery Supersized plugin GitHub ?

      • Glark
        Posted at 22:20h, 13 July

        Oh right, sorry. Here it is: https://gist.github.com/3027640

      • Ben
        Posted at 08:32h, 22 July

        Thanks Glark.
        I have included a modified version of your hack in the next update of the plugin. Coming soon.

  • Glark
    Posted at 23:31h, 01 July Reply

    Hi again, sorry for all the posts but I have more info that might help troubleshoot my error. WP-Supersized is being called on every page on the site no matter what I’ve selected under “display” in settings.

    At the moment I have nothing selected on the ‘display’ page and WPSS is still applied itself to every post and giving the homepage error I mentioned in my first post above.

    When “All posts (Not pages)” is selected the behavior is exactly the same.

    Any combination of selections on “display” generates the same behavior as above EXCEPT if I choose “Everywhere” then the homepage is WPSS-enabled and the errors are gone (but I don’t want the homepage to be running WPSS).

    Hope this helps. Thanks!

  • Glark
    Posted at 00:17h, 02 July Reply

    Hmmm, I erased the “if where show in template” chunk (lines 101-122) and now it works. On my site. No idea why though. 🙂

    • Ben
      Posted at 09:57h, 08 July Reply

      Thanks for solving the problem by yourself and posting the solution.
      I will need to find out why this is happening on your site however. This is a problem that I have never seen before.
      What do you see in the Display panel in the WP Supersized options, under the Select the page template(s) where Supersized should be used option ?
      I’m wondering if it could be that you do not have any template. This is something that I did not think would ever happen so this might be generating the error. Then I would need to add some check for the existence of at least one template.

      • Glark
        Posted at 00:03h, 09 July


        The error appears on my home-grown theme (http://glark.org) built from the “Starkers” foundation but it also appears if I’m using any theme including TwentyTen/11.

        Maybe it’s a Multisite thing? I didn’t test it on a single-site install.

      • Ben
        Posted at 19:42h, 11 July

        Would it have anything to do with which page is selected as Front page in WordPress ?
        You can check it in WP Admin -> Settings -> Reading -> Front page displays -> A static page -> Front page : the name of your front page. Maybe it is not the one that was intended ?
        Something else maybe: are you sure that nothing is selected in the WP Supersized source of images (in the page editor) ? It should be none. But I guess that you made sure of that already.
        Also, there cannot be a wp-supersized custom field in the list of custom fields of that particular page.
        About the multisite install, it is true that I have not tried my plugin in such a situation. So I cannot be sure of how it would behave in that case.

      • Glark
        Posted at 00:05h, 09 July

        Under Display I have “One column, no sidebar” which I would expect to see with the theme base I used.

      • Glark
        Posted at 22:19h, 13 July


        The front page is set up to display latest posts so I don’t think that’s it. I tried choosing a static page for troubleshooting but it throws the same error.

      • Ben
        Posted at 08:34h, 22 July

        You said that you had only tried in a multisite install of WP. Would you be able to reproduce the same problem in a test single site ? Thanks

  • Kjetil
    Posted at 08:41h, 04 July Reply

    HI! Great plugin- love your work! Can I ask why there is a limit on the import of flickr photos? Cheers

    • Ben
      Posted at 10:01h, 08 July Reply

      This is the maximum allowed by the Flickr API.

  • paul
    Posted at 21:53h, 08 July Reply

    hi. great plugin.. thanks! having some issues though with my xml settings. the images scale to the browser. i set minimum sizes for the image as well. http://www.nettvisual.com/splash. can you advise? thanks.

    • Ben
      Posted at 19:26h, 11 July Reply

      I am not sure I understand your problem. What have you used as settings in the xml file ?
      The fact that the images resize to the browser is precisely the goal of the plugin. The minimum sizes are only there to display a minimum size image if the window becomes smaller (in your case, smaller than 160 on 90 px).

  • Dan
    Posted at 14:47h, 09 July Reply

    Hi, Thanks for the plugin

    I have a site that has a static front page and another page set to display the posts. (set up in settings>reading) I am trying to get the posts page to display images from either it’s associated images or from a custom folder but It keeps showing the default supersized-slides images from that folder?

    Can you help please? Thanks

    • Ben
      Posted at 08:20h, 22 July Reply

      Can you please check that you have selected the folder that you want to use in the Slides source tab in the options of the plugin or in the post/page itself ?

  • AT
    Posted at 20:11h, 09 July Reply

    Thank you for the great plug-in. I am able to get the plug-in to work with the default images but when I point to a NextGen gallery the loading icon is displayed and this error :
    /* custom_dir = full_custom_dir = wp-content/ full_default_dir = wp-content/ngg-gallery_1 content_url = http://alextraz.com/test/wp-content */
    I have read previous posts regarding this issue but I cannot trouble shoot with the answers provided.
    Thanks in advance for you help.

    • AT
      Posted at 03:28h, 10 July Reply

      I have managed to get it to work by selecting the default directory and choosing the path that leads to the NextGen gallery, however now the captions do not display.

      • Ben
        Posted at 08:26h, 22 July

        This is normal. The plugin gets the captions of NG gallery images from the NG database. If you use a folder with images, then the plugin gets the caption from the IPTC field of the image itself.

    • Ben
      Posted at 08:24h, 22 July Reply

      Could you please give me more details: where did you select the NextGen gallery ? In the Slides source options tab of the plugin or in the post/page itself ? What is the name of you NG gallery ? Maybe it is not recognized correctly by the plugin and I would then need to understand why.

      • AT
        Posted at 17:48h, 08 August

        I resolved my issue. I named my NextGen gallery folder supersized-slides and it worked.
        Thank you for the incredible plugin.

  • Elohil
    Posted at 12:58h, 13 July Reply


    your plugin is amazing, but I would like to add link each image, is there any way for this ?

    I’m using Nextgen Gallery, and try to add custom link with “Nextgen Gallery Custom Fields”, without any succes…


    • Ben
      Posted at 08:31h, 22 July Reply

      If you are using NGG, the only way to add custom links to images is through the captions of the images. This is explained in the FAQ. In this case, of course, you will need to display the caption to be able to click on the link.
      Having another link for each image is only possible when using an xml file to define the images used (again, see the FAQ and the example xml file).

  • Sam
    Posted at 02:40h, 14 July Reply

    I’m trying to fix this issue – which appears in my admin even though I’m able to display images using the plugin.

    Warning: is_dir() [function.is-dir]: open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/nfs/c06/h06/mnt/87792/domains/staging.tmhmitw.com/html/wp-content/supersized-slides/test2/19.jpg/) is not within the allowed path(s): (/nfs:/tmp:/usr/local:/etc/apache2/gs-bin) in /nfs/c06/h06/mnt/87792/domains/staging.tmhmitw.com/html/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/WPSupersized.php on line 1515

    Warning: is_dir() [function.is-dir]: open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/nfs/c06/h06/mnt/87792/domains/staging.tmhmitw.com/html/wp-content/supersized-slides/test2/10.jpg/) is not within the allowed path(s): (/nfs:/tmp:/usr/local:/etc/apache2/gs-bin) in /nfs/c06/h06/mnt/87792/domains/staging.tmhmitw.com/html/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/WPSupersized.php on line 1515

    • Sam
      Posted at 22:44h, 16 July Reply

      I solved this problem by amending the path in the plugin.

    • Ben
      Posted at 08:36h, 22 July Reply

      This is an error that seems to appear with some versions of PHP (<5.2.2). I have slightly modified the function responsible for this for the next update. I hope that it will get rid of this issue.

      • Sam
        Posted at 09:17h, 22 July

        Thanks. It was very frustrating.

  • Richard
    Posted at 21:14h, 19 July Reply

    Fantastic plugin…I just have one simple question. For some reason whenever I mouse over the images they fade to opacity .7 even though I’ve disabled all the setting that might allow this to happen. I’m sure it’s a simple fix and I’m just not seeing how to remove the image fade. If you could help me out I’d appreciate it. Thanks.

    • Ben
      Posted at 08:59h, 22 July Reply

      This is probably due to some css from your template or another plugin that is interfering. There is no way to change the opacity of the images in the plugin so this is most probably due to an external factor. Have a look at your page in the development tools of Chrome, for example, to try and find the reason for this.

  • Jesse
    Posted at 16:06h, 20 July Reply


    Im trying to get different slideshows on childpages. But somehow i get the slideshow from the parent page on all childpages. Is this even possible with your plugin?

    Something like this:
    stores/ > stores slideshow
    stores/page/2/ > page 2 slideshow BUT its now stores slideshow.

    Anyone have a clue how to fix this?


    • Ben
      Posted at 09:07h, 22 July Reply

      This is not supported by the plugin for the moment.
      Some time ago, a user had asked me the opposite: display the slideshow on all descendants of a category. And this is the default behaviour of the plugin now. I have not looked for a way to do this with pages and child pages until now. Maybe I will include this as an option in a future update.

  • James
    Posted at 22:45h, 21 July Reply

    Hi Ben

    Aweome plugin! but I encounter some issue when running it with 3.4.1 and i got this msg.

    /* custom_dir = full_custom_dir = wp-content/ full_default_dir = wp-content/suersized-sides content_url = http://www.tristarcollisionbc.ca/wp-content */ /* custom_dir = full_custom_dir = wp-content/ full_default_dir = wp-content/suersized-sides content_url = http://www.tristarcollisionbc.ca/wp-content */ /* custom_dir = full_custom_dir = wp-content/ full_default_dir = wp-content/suersized-sides content_url = http://www.tristarcollisionbc.ca/wp-content */

    Can you pointed me where i should looking into?


    • Ben
      Posted at 09:15h, 22 July Reply

      I see that you named your default folder suersized-sides. Have you checked that this is indeed the folder that you selected in the options ? The name of the default folder is normally supersized-slides.
      Do not forget to unset the debugging option when not necessary: it can prevent the images from displaying correctly.

  • Sam
    Posted at 09:20h, 22 July Reply

    I am trying to get thumbnails on one page to link to a Supersized display on their post page with the first slide displayed being that of the thumbnail. I.e. I want clicking on thumbnail 3 to show a page where that thumbnail is the first seen. How can this be done? The feature seems to be there but I can’t find any clear instruction in the docs. Any help would be much appreciated.

    • Sam
      Posted at 09:36h, 22 July Reply

      I should add that I’m using NextGen gallery alongside WP Supersized and have no trouble displaying images as I want – it’s just that every thumbnail calls the first image in the gallery.

    • Ben
      Posted at 19:56h, 04 September Reply

      If you are willing to play a bit with jQuery coding, there is something about going to one particular image in the documentation of the original Supersized jQuery plugin. Search for api.goTo( targetSlide ) on this page.

  • mark shirley
    Posted at 20:13h, 22 July Reply

    I have a problem with supersized rendering properly on the ipad

    • Lars van Peij
      Posted at 11:21h, 28 August Reply

      me too, it is slightly shifted to the right, I can see the page background

    • Ben
      Posted at 19:58h, 04 September Reply

      It seems to be a general issue with the jQuery Supersized plugin that is the core of my plugin.
      I know that Sam Dunn (the author of the original Supersized jQuery plugin) is currently working on a new update of his plugin. Maybe this will solve this problem.

  • sam
    Posted at 02:41h, 26 July Reply

    I can’t see the solution you refer to above to do with Multi Site installations. I have your plugin installed on a couple for our single sites and want to consolidate them to a multi site installation for ease of use but I am getting this error at the top of the site pages and the admin looks fine:

    Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/rivergum/public_html/multi/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/WPSupersized.php on line 94

    Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/rivergum/public_html/multi/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/WPSupersized.php on line 126

    Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/rivergum/public_html/multi/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/WPSupersized.php on line 94

    Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/rivergum/public_html/multi/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/WPSupersized.php on line 126

    Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/rivergum/public_html/multi/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/WPSupersized.php on line 94

    Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/rivergum/public_html/multi/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/WPSupersized.php on line 126

    I am not sure what will need to change. Hope you can help.


    • Ben
      Posted at 19:53h, 04 September Reply

      Sorry not to be able to help you immediatly. I have not yet tried to install my plugin on a multisite installation. I thought that it would work as well as the one site version. The lines where you get an error are referring to the page and post IDs (if you have chosen post and/or page ID for displaying the slideshow). I have no experience of WP multisite so I wonder if there would be something special about post/page IDs in WP multisite ? I would be interested to solve this problem.

  • Pali Madra
    Posted at 22:33h, 26 July Reply


    Great plugin!

    I wanted to know if supersized can be used to create full screen slideshows which can be inserted into posts or pages on a WordPress based website?

    • Ben
      Posted at 19:41h, 04 September Reply

      You can certainly use WP Supersized to build a full screen gallery and slideshow.
      I have been planning for months to write a tutorial about it. I will try to find some time to prepare this.
      Please have a little bit of patience.

  • Remy
    Posted at 11:51h, 08 August Reply

    Hi James,

    I’m not getting a background on my – first time – self made theme for a client.

    In the footer I see some controller images stacked up.

    Can you at first glance see why the bg isn’t showing up?

    Thank you,


    • Ben
      Posted at 19:47h, 04 September Reply

      Since I took some time to reply, I guess that you removed that page (does not exist anymore).
      But I guess that your issue could be due to some problem with jQuery. Is your theme loading jQuery also ?

      • Remy
        Posted at 20:29h, 04 September

        Hey Ben, thank you for taking time to help me out.
        It is working now 🙂

        I took the page down just a few hours ago…
        The problem was due to a WP php script not present in the footer…
        so the problem was caused by me…

        All is well now and working fine and dandy in all mayor old and new browsers


  • VL
    Posted at 20:29h, 12 August Reply

    Wonderfull plugin, but one question, how can i have 2 seperate pages, that display 2 seperate galleries (nextgen) ?

    I cannot install the plugin twice, and i also cannot configure 2 different pages with 2 different sources.

    Any idea ?

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:00h, 04 September Reply

      If you install the latest version (3.1.1 as I speak), you will see that each page/post can have a separate source of images. Simply choose the NextGEN gallery that you want on each page/post.

  • Jeremy Tenenbaum
    Posted at 16:10h, 15 August Reply


    First — thanks for the beautiful plugin!

    Second — I’m using it for http://www.vsba.com. Recently, without me making any adjustments, the thumbnail tray — which I’d like hidden — suddenly popped on by default. More distressingly, I can’t get it to shut off without hiding the entire footer. (I’d like the black thin footer and caption only.) No other options allow the thumbnail tray to be off by default; the “Thumbnail tray appears when clicked on bottom right arrow” allows me to hide it manually; and I’ve tried resetting all options, to no effect. Can you help?

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:02h, 04 September Reply

      If you do not want the thumbnail tray up by default (asked by many users), simply switch it off in the options (Components -> Tray visible at startup).

  • Jeremy Tenenbaum
    Posted at 21:30h, 16 August Reply

    Hi again,

    Though I can’t find a way to prevent the thumbnail tray from loading, I did find a simple workaround: in the shutter.css, I minimized the height from 150px to 40px (the height of the smaller caption bar). (Of course, I could eliminate the tray image URL, or make the height 1px, or reduce its opacity, or any of a number of other approaches.)

    So this fixes my problem! Though I’d still be interested to learn why it suddenly began to malfunction?



    • Ben
      Posted at 20:03h, 04 September Reply

      As you might have guessed from my answer to your previous comment, this was no malfunction but a new option asked by many users.

  • Kish
    Posted at 17:01h, 22 August Reply

    Hi Ben,

    Thanks for a great plugin. Just one thing, I have set a static page as my home page (Called Home) and another static page for my blog (Called News). Now your plugin works great on all static pages, except for the News page that I assigned to hold all the blog posts. Could you tell me what I’m going wrong here.

    Thank you very much in advance.

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:07h, 04 September Reply

      How did you define which page should show the slideshow ? You could try selecting the corresponding page ID.
      Alternatively, in the latest update (3.1.1), you can also choose the source of images in the post/page editor itself. If you do not choose anything, the plugin simply uses the general options. Try selecting an image source there and see if this will work.

  • Lars van Peij
    Posted at 11:20h, 28 August Reply

    On the new update, I get this:

    Warning: implode() [function.implode]: Invalid arguments passed in /public/sites/www.jorisschaap.nl/test/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/CustomMetabox.php on line 237

    Warning: implode() [function.implode]: Invalid arguments passed in /public/sites/www.jorisschaap.nl/test/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/CustomMetabox.php on line 242

    Warning: implode() [function.implode]: Invalid arguments passed in /public/sites/www.jorisschaap.nl/test/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/CustomMetabox.php on line 247

    Warning: implode() [function.implode]: Invalid arguments passed in /public/sites/www.jorisschaap.nl/test/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/CustomMetabox.php on line 237

    Warning: implode() [function.implode]: Invalid arguments passed in /public/sites/www.jorisschaap.nl/test/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/CustomMetabox.php on line 242

    Warning: implode() [function.implode]: Invalid arguments passed in /public/sites/www.jorisschaap.nl/test/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/CustomMetabox.php on line 247

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /public/sites/www.jorisschaap.nl/test/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/CustomMetabox.php:237) in /public/sites/www.jorisschaap.nl/test/wp-includes/pluggable.php on line 881

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:04h, 04 September Reply

      This is solved in the latest update (3.1.1)

  • chetan
    Posted at 15:16h, 28 August Reply

    how can i pop up the background image in forescreen .

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:10h, 04 September Reply

      I have not tried this but maybe that you could use some jQuery to switch the css of the #supersized from z-index:-999 to z-index:999 to make it cover the rest of the page ?

  • Pablo
    Posted at 03:59h, 30 August Reply

    The plugin doesn’t work. It installed with no problem, but the images don’t show up. The only thing showing in the middle of the page is a loading wheel. I used the supersized-slides directory and the background of the theme is set to transparent.

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:12h, 04 September Reply

      This could be due to some interaction with another plugin that is not enqueuing jquery the right way.
      Try disabling other plugins to find the one that is interfering.

  • Fab
    Posted at 18:22h, 04 September Reply

    Hello Ben,

    Amazing Plugin ! Thanks for it 🙂
    Just a small question: I use Custom Post Types on my site and impossible to have the Source panel in the admin part … I suppose I have to define the custom post types somewhere in a .php config file.

    I found this information: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-wp-supersized-custom-post-type, but seems obsolete.

    Thanks in advance,

    — Fab

    • Ben
      Posted at 19:37h, 04 September Reply

      You can use the information provided by Jonas but his line of code should now replace line 20 of file CustomMetabox.php in version 3.1.1.
      The next update will include this.

      • Fab
        Posted at 16:14h, 05 September

        Thanks a lot Ben, you saved my life :-)))

        Again, what a nice plugin !!! I look forward for the new version !


        – Fab

  • Dave
    Posted at 15:46h, 07 September Reply

    Just upgraded to 3.0.2 and we use the single image option based on what’s in the WP Media Gallery.

    Looks like it’s not fully working any longer, with the same options in place, after upgrading, one of the pages that had two images in the WP Media Gallery actually showed the slideshow options on the frontend…where it should still only be showing the first image.

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:18h, 04 October Reply

      Are you still using 3.0.2 ? Then update to 3.1.1. I have never seen (or heard about) such a behaviour.
      If your still have problems after update, please contact me again.

  • John
    Posted at 21:43h, 10 September Reply

    Hi There, This plugin is just what I’ve been looking for. Unfortunately, when I activated it, it broke my nav bar. Have you come accross this before or do you have any suggestions? The nav is pushed off to the side and the buttons don’t work.
    Thanks John

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:27h, 04 October Reply

      This looks like some interaction with another plugin (or theme) that uses jQuery and has not enqueued jQuery correctly.
      Try another another theme (Twenty Eleven for example) to check if the problem is still present. If it is, try deactivating some of your plugins to find the culprit.

  • Yvette
    Posted at 01:01h, 13 September Reply

    Hi Benoit! I was loving this plug in but I’m getting a huge message saying wp supersized cannot find your directory or file even though I can see the folder with all the images in the web-content folder and it is named as the default directory. Can you help? It was working perfectly before! (I just changed the home url of my website but the site url stayed the same).

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:30h, 04 October Reply

      Could you please switch the debugging mode on in the WP Supersized options ? Then send me (via my contact form) the debugging info that will appear in the source of your page. This will help me find the origin of the problem.

  • Andy
    Posted at 21:42h, 16 September Reply

    HI –

    First, thanks for developing this plugin, I love how it makes complex functionality (complex to me, anyway) easily available.

    But, a question.

    Does it work on an iPhone? I don’t own one, and the client I’m developing a site for using it has contacted me to say the backgrounds don’t show using one.

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:35h, 04 October Reply

      This is a recurring question. There is indeed a problem with the iPhone and the original author of the jQuery plugin that my plugin is using is aware of this but there is currently no solution to this. The latest version of the iOS was supposed to solve this but it is obviouly not the case.
      I also do not own an iPhone so I cannot check this for myself.

  • Dominik Breuer
    Posted at 11:55h, 21 September Reply

    Hi Ben,

    thanks so much for this genius Plugin. I just have a Problem with the Fading in Safari, Chrome and Firefox. The transition is not fluid. The pictures just change wthout fading.

    Very curious: In IE the fading is working fine.

    Is there anything I can do about it?

    Thanks very much for helping!


    • Ben
      Posted at 20:41h, 04 October Reply

      This is curious as I have no problem with the fading in Chrome or Firefox in all my tests (have not tried Safari). This is not related to the plugin but rather to your computer or browser.

  • htl
    Posted at 16:54h, 01 October Reply

    “Center the background horizontally” option does the opposite.

    • Ben
      Posted at 06:59h, 09 January Reply

      Strange. This should not be a problem. Try updating to the latest version and reset your options.

  • htl
    Posted at 17:05h, 01 October Reply

    I got blank thumbnail trays too. WP Supersized 3.1.1

    • Ben
      Posted at 07:00h, 09 January Reply

      Try updating to the latest version and reset your options.

  • Michelle
    Posted at 04:27h, 02 October Reply

    Great theme! One question tho, the image gets darker when I move my mouse over it. Is there a way to stop this? Thanks!

    • Ben
      Posted at 07:01h, 09 January Reply

      This looks like some conflict with css from another plugin. Try deactivating other plugins until you find the culprit. If you need help with what to do next, contact me again.

  • Daneeta Jackson
    Posted at 23:27h, 03 October Reply

    Your plugin looks so awesome on your website. I’ve installed it, and everything seems to be working fine, but I am not getting the results I expect. The images are thumbnail size in the page.


    Could it be a conflict with the theme?

    I’m a bit crap at programming. Don’t understand half the things that are written here, but I’m very keen to use your plugin to display gallery images full screen. Any advice would be great.

    • Ben
      Posted at 07:03h, 09 January Reply

      Which source of images are you using ?
      Try another source and see if this works better.

  • Chris
    Posted at 16:05h, 04 October Reply

    I had the same problem as Fab, and have used the metabox hack. It would be nice if the plugin could also add the metabox to all custom post types and taxonomies (both custom and built-in).

    • Ben
      Posted at 07:05h, 09 January Reply

      I think that I added this to one of the recent updates. If it is still not working, get back to me.

  • Alistair
    Posted at 16:21h, 19 October Reply

    Hello there,

    great plugin you have created. I have one question. When I resize the browser the image gets cut off at the top. Is there a way that I can position the images so when I shrink the browser the image doesn’t get cut off on the top? I’ve tried the ‘Always fit option’ but that gives me a gap on the sides of the images. Thanks in advance 🙂

    • Ben
      Posted at 07:05h, 09 January Reply

      If you update to version 3.1.5, you will be able to use the option ‘Always fill’ which does what you are looking for.

  • DigitalBlá
    Posted at 03:53h, 20 October Reply

    Artisteer v4 just made a mess on your beautiful plugin…
    I have a site that works perfectly with the template made with Artisteer v3.
    When I jump to Artisteer 4 the plugin just stop working.

    • Ben
      Posted at 07:08h, 09 January Reply

      Sorry, I am not familiar with Artisteer. There has probably been some modifications in Artisteer 4 that introduced some conflicts with the plugin. Are other plugins working correctly ? It could be some jQuery conflict.

  • Matt Jones
    Posted at 00:24h, 26 October Reply

    Plugin rocks!

    I’m having trouble getting the thumbnail footer to show up though. I’ve turned all the options on under the components tab, and I still see nothing. Any ideas?

    Website: http://test.theflyphoto.com

    • Ben
      Posted at 07:09h, 09 January Reply

      It could be that the footer is hidden behind parts of your current theme. Please make sure that your theme has a transparent footer (if it has any).

  • mark
    Posted at 18:47h, 08 November Reply

    Hi, great plugin!

    I was just wondering if it is possible to make the slideshow appear above all my content rather than in the background?


    • Ben
      Posted at 07:10h, 09 January Reply

      You need to modify the css files to have the z-index of the supersized elements at a higher level (for example, change the z-index of #supersized to 99 instead of -999. You will also need to adapt the z-index of the other elements of supersized of course.

  • Aernout
    Posted at 09:15h, 09 November Reply

    Install on a Multisite is giving me problems, which weirdly wasn’t the case before, on an older installation… The problem is the reference to the source directory.
    I don’t understand why I didn’t have this problem before… Is there any chance of downloading the previous version, and see if that solves the problem?

    I have been looking at the file WPSupersized.php, and specifically the bit about setting the content directory:
    * build_wpcontent_dir()
    * Builds the correct wp-content directory path
    * Returns $wpContentDir

    public static function build_wpcontent_dir(){
    $home_url = home_url();
    if (defined(‘ICL_SITEPRESS_VERSION’)) // checks for the presence of WPML
    $home_url = self::clean_wpml_home_url();

    $wordpressDir = ltrim(str_replace($home_url,”,site_url()),”/”); // removes the root url and the leading slash if present
    if ($wordpressDir !== ”) $slash=”/”;
    else $slash=”;
    $wpContentDir = $wordpressDir.$slash.’wp-content’;
    return $wpContentDir;

    As I am not a php-coder, I don’t know how to adjust this for multisite usage.
    My Supersized folder in my previous installation was in “/wp-content/blogs.dir/7/files/Supersized/”. How can I tell WP Supersized to go to the root directory, and the to the blogs.dir?
    Under multisite installation there is no factual “mydomain.com/myfirstsite/”; there is only “mydomain.com/wp-content/blogs.dir”

    Thanks for your ideas…!

    • Ben
      Posted at 07:11h, 09 January Reply

      There is indeed no reason why it would have worked before and not now. Nothing has changed to the way the content folder is used in recent updates.
      Could you please try updating to the latest version and reset your options. This could help.
      If you want to try earlier versions, all previous versions are still available in the WordPress plugin repository.

  • Joke
    Posted at 10:43h, 15 November Reply

    Hi Ben,

    Just here to say I absolutely love version 3 of your plugin! I have used the plugin before but it has become a really GREAT plugin!!


    • Ben
      Posted at 07:18h, 09 January Reply

      Thanks Joke 🙂
      Very much appreciated!

  • Jon
    Posted at 08:22h, 29 November Reply

    I love this plugin, it is exactly what I wanted for my page. I had a couple of comments that my site wasn’t displaying right so I checked it out. In IE and Firefox, the photos don’t show at all. In Chrome, it works fine. I didn’t change anything at all. Any thoughts?

    • Jon
      Posted at 08:31h, 29 November Reply

      I forgot an important clue. My dropdown submenus don’t work either. That might be a clue to what the problem is.

    • Ben
      Posted at 07:13h, 09 January Reply

      This looks like a jQuery conflict. Please try deactivating other plugins until you find the culprit. One of the Nivo slider plugins available (Nivo Slider for WordPress) is often the cause of problems because of the way it loads jQuery (not the orthodox WP way).

  • John Hornor Jacobs
    Posted at 15:45h, 04 December Reply

    Hi, I love this plugin but I have one issue and maybe you could assist me: I want my background to scroll. Is there there an easy fix for this?

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:12h, 09 January Reply

      Try modifying the css of #supersized to:
      #supersized {

  • Joke
    Posted at 12:59h, 05 December Reply

    Here I am again 🙂
    I ran into a problem: a conflict with another plugin. I have already reported this with the other plugin, but unfortunately no reaction yet, so I am hoping you can help…
    The plugin I am referring to is NextGen Image Rotation.
    If NGG Image Rotation is activated the Supersized plugin only works on pages that displays a NNG gallery.
    If a pages has no gallery the Supersized plugin does not work, regardless of wether it takes it’s background image from a NNG gallery or the WP media gallery.
    As soon as I de-activate NGG Image Rotation, Supersized does what it should do.

    Thanks for your time, and I hope you can help!

    • Joke
      Posted at 09:41h, 09 January Reply

      I fixed it by adding images=[”] to my template. That fixed the conflict.

      • Joke
        Posted at 09:49h, 09 January

        oops sorry: forgot that I can’t post code very well here… that was between javascript tags…

  • Willian
    Posted at 19:07h, 12 December Reply

    Hello, i´m having some trouble the slide will not work on my site, could it be a jquery conflict? Would you please take a look

    thanks in advance

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:15h, 09 January Reply

      Please update to the latest version and reset your options. This could solve the problem. Otherwise, contact me again.

  • eitan
    Posted at 05:04h, 13 December Reply

    theres a conflict with the latest wordpress version

    since last update the plugin doesnt work good at the backend

    the tab cant be press on the wp supersized panel option


    • Ben
      Posted at 20:17h, 09 January Reply

      Please update to the latest version and reset your options. This should solve the problem.

  • Dawn Yilmaz
    Posted at 21:16h, 13 December Reply

    Hi! Love your plug-in. I use it on my site http://www.devignelements.com. Up until today, when I updated everything has worked well, but I am now getting an error: Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /homepages/32/d388612952/htdocs/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/WPSupersized.php on line 125.

    I was wondering if you could help me? Thank you.

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:18h, 09 January Reply

      Please update to the latest version and reset your options. This should solve the problem.

      • Dawn Yilmaz
        Posted at 21:22h, 19 January

        Just wanted to say thank you. You are really awesome!

      • Ben
        Posted at 10:24h, 20 January

        Thanks Dawn!
        Very much appreciated 🙂

  • emma
    Posted at 12:13h, 14 December Reply


    Firstly i LOVE this plugin but I am in desperate need of some help. Everything was working perfectly until I upgraded my wordpress to the latest version. since then the slides have not been loading on my font page http://elmurphy.co.uk/ – any help would be greatly appreciated

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:20h, 09 January Reply

      Please update to the latest version and reset your options. This should solve the problem.

  • Debbie
    Posted at 00:47h, 15 December Reply

    Plugin breaks in WordPress 3.5 – the loading animation shows and the image never loads. Can you please issue a fix (there are a number of comments in the WP support forum about this) or post a link to the last version of the plugin that was working correctly?

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:21h, 09 January Reply

      Please update to the latest version and reset your options. This should solve the problem.

  • Nils
    Posted at 07:08h, 15 December Reply

    just updated to your latest version and your plugin now now longer works. I would prefer to go back to my previous version any suggestions how I can accomplish this?
    thanks in advance

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:22h, 09 January Reply

      Please update to the latest version and reset your options. This should solve the problem.
      All previous versions are still available in the WordPress plugin repository.

  • manni
    Posted at 09:16h, 15 December Reply

    after updating to v3.1.2 I get this error:

    Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /var/www/vhosts/mannistruck.de/httpdocs/wpress/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/WPSupersized.php on line 104

    Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /var/www/vhosts/mannistruck.de/httpdocs/wpress/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/WPSupersized.php on line 136

    Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /var/www/vhosts/mannistruck.de/httpdocs/wpress/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/WPSupersized.php on line 104

    Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /var/www/vhosts/mannistruck.de/httpdocs/wpress/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/WPSupersized.php on line 136

    Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /var/www/vhosts/mannistruck.de/httpdocs/wpress/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/WPSupersized.php on line 104

    Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /var/www/vhosts/mannistruck.de/httpdocs/wpress/wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized/includes/WPSupersized.php on line 136

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:24h, 09 January Reply

      Please update to the latest version and reset your options. This should solve the problem.

  • Sherice
    Posted at 02:55h, 18 December Reply

    I’m having trouble since the upgrade to WordPress 3.5. All I see is the spinning wheel but no images load. I’m pulling the images from a NextGEN gallery. I’m not sure what to do. Any ideas?

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:28h, 09 January Reply

      It seems that many users have recently had trouble with the interaction between the plugin and NextGen Gallery. I also had this problem and it was solved easily. If you check the announcement of NextGen Gallery 1.9.8 on the Photocrati website, they advise users of NextGen Gallery to deactivate and reactivate NextGen Gallery to have it working correctly.
      I also advise to update to the latest version of WP Supersized and to reset its options.

  • Nic Walsh
    Posted at 14:24h, 20 December Reply

    first of all before all the “please make it work”-nag, let me just start by saying that this is a wonderful plugin.. easy to configure, many options and so forth. I’t great and it makes my life a lot easier. I salute you for doing this:
    Now the “please make it work” rant. 😀
    I updated to 3.1.5 today, activating the plugin (not having it active for a few releases as I’m still developing a new theme for myself) All I got was the progress circle.. and there it stayed.

    Downloading some old releases didn’t help much either so I’m kinda stuck.
    I’m running WP 3.5 with the following pugins active: contact form7, nextgen gallery (that I intend to use as my slide source), nivo slider for wp and real simple captsha.

    The JS error i get is:
    “wordpress:169TypeError: ‘undefined’ is not a function (evaluating ‘$.supersized’)”

    Knowing it’s hard to guess what it is.. what could be causing this?

    • Nic Walsh
      Posted at 14:26h, 20 December Reply

      I quick think and I found the cause… Nivo. So my question changes abit to if these two plugins can coorperate and what I have to do on my end.

      • Ben
        Posted at 21:00h, 09 January

        Some of the many Nivo slider plugins available for WP cause problems because of the way they load jQuery. Avoid Nivo Slider for WordPress and try NIVO slider light instead. My experience shows that the latter works well together with WP Supersized.

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:36h, 09 January Reply

      It seems that many users have recently had trouble with the interaction between the plugin and NextGen Gallery. I also had this problem and it was solved easily. If you check the announcement of NextGen Gallery 1.9.8 on the Photocrati website, they advise users of NextGen Gallery to deactivate and reactivate NextGen Gallery to have it working correctly.
      Nivo can also introduce some conflicts. One well documented problem (not only with my plugin) occurs with one of the many plugins that adds a Nivo slider to WP (Nivo Slider for WordPress). One that I have tested without problem is NIVO slider light.

      If you still have problems with WP Supersized after doing that, try resetting the options.

  • Tim
    Posted at 22:54h, 20 December Reply

    I am using NGG and I am running into a bug when I try to specify a different slide to start. I get the following error:

    Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property ‘url’ of undefined

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:39h, 09 January Reply

      It seems that many users have recently had trouble with the interaction between the plugin and NextGen Gallery. I also had this problem and it was solved easily. If you check the announcement of NextGen Gallery 1.9.8 on the Photocrati website, they advise users of NextGen Gallery to deactivate and reactivate NextGen Gallery to have it working correctly.
      If you still have problems with WP Supersized after doing that, try resetting the options.

  • Alistair
    Posted at 14:46h, 28 December Reply

    Hi, This is just what I have been looking for. I tried jetpack carousel but the reduced size of the images was not what I wanted. I have a wordpress gardening website http://www.aberdeengardening.co.uk I installed and activated supersized directly from the plugins page, installed no bother. I have published a test page but when I added the images using wordpress gallery no option for supersize is showing. Please help. Alistair

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:42h, 09 January Reply

      If you want to use images from WP Media Gallery, the only thing you need to do is attach the chosen images to the page/post (you do not need to insert them in the page/post). And then select WP Media Gallery as source of images in the WP Supersized meta box in the page/post editor.

  • Ryan Englin
    Posted at 16:22h, 03 January Reply

    Just finished the update to WP 3.5 and the plugin no longer works. You can see the results at http://www.northscottsdalepreferred.com. I’m guessing this has to do with the jQuery updates in WP 3.5. Any plans to update the plugin to work with WP 3.5?

    • Ryan Englin
      Posted at 16:33h, 03 January Reply

      Sorry about that. I did some digging and upon updating the network looks like some of my settings had to be reset in the database. I went through every screen and set the plugin up again. Now everything is working. Thanks for such a great plugin.

      • Ben
        Posted at 20:45h, 09 January

        Yes, since I introduced an error (sorry about that!) in a recent update, a reset of the options is advised to get everything back to normal. You will of course need to set your options again to what you want.

  • Caitlin
    Posted at 19:52h, 15 January Reply

    Will transparent png’s work with this? I have images with transparent backgrounds to use in the full width version of Supersized but the transparency disappears. Is there any way to keep transparency?

    • Ben
      Posted at 12:25h, 19 January Reply

      Although I have never tried them, png files should normally work fine. Supersized is simply displaying the image as is so transparency should still be present. I will have a look at this.

      • Kris Kendrick
        Posted at 19:56h, 28 March

        I am having the same issue since upgrading to 3.1.5… will have to revert back to an older version until this is remedied.

      • Kris Kendrick
        Posted at 22:28h, 28 March

        Oddly, reverting to a previous version is not helping. My transparent png is gray now – which has ruined the look of the site. Does anyone have an answer to this?

  • Bram
    Posted at 13:58h, 16 January Reply


    Thanks for the great plugin!
    I do have a question though:
    Is it possible to set a different nextgen gallery per category? Or per templatevariation?

    Hope you can help me out here

    • Ben
      Posted at 12:27h, 19 January Reply

      A different NextGen gallery per category or template is not possible for the moment but I will include this possibility in a coming update.

  • Himanshu
    Posted at 11:43h, 19 January Reply


    I am using this plugins and works great, I just updated it to version 3.1.5 and its now having some conflicts with Easy-Fancybox plugin. Its disturbing the position of the lightbox.

    please provide me with some solution.

    • Ben
      Posted at 15:01h, 19 January Reply

      Thanks for spotting this bug. I quickly found the culprit: the jquery.animate-enhanced.js file that I had added since version 3.1.2 to reduce flickering on iPad and iPhone. Removing it solves the issue. I will add an option in the next update to remove it if it causes problems like yours.
      In the meantime, you can comment out the following lines in version 3.1.5: 55, 178, 187, 191, 195 and this will solve the problem.

      • Himanshu
        Posted at 07:53h, 21 January

        Thanks Ben for the quick response.

        I just commented out the animate-enhanced file and now my fancybox is working good.

        Thanks a lot.

  • Stuart
    Posted at 19:25h, 23 January Reply

    Apologies for the basic question but I when I enter my Flickr or Picasa details and select ‘Type of Background’ – ‘Flickr slideshow’ or ‘Picasa slideshow’ it still shows only the default images by Kitty Gallannaugh.

    Is there another step to be taken?

  • Martin
    Posted at 01:10h, 30 January Reply

    Hi Ben,

    Thanks for the awesome port of SuperSized. It was my go-to script in non WP sites and now also in WP sites. I do have a question.

    I got it showing up everywhere using a single image (standard settings for everything including 404 pages), except on certain pages/posts which I can easily control through the editor.

    However, how would go about adding a gallery to an archive page? Seeing as I cannot control these through posts/pages etc.

    Thanks in advance!

  • Fdkid
    Posted at 19:29h, 30 January Reply

    Hi There, love the plugin! thanks very much for making it available. I’m experiencing format and sizes issues in Ipad and Iphone. Images are not displayed proportionate. They are stretched to fit the screen.

    Fit Image setting is set to “Always fill screen” as user guide suggested but still images are stretched and deformed on Ipad and iphone. Any idea why? Thanks very much!

  • fEER
    Posted at 18:51h, 02 February Reply

    Hi Ben. I’ve installed the plugin and absolutely love it. I did have one issue though. Not sure if anyone else has experienced this or not, but on my Samsung GS3, using chrome as the browser, the page will load and then all of my content goes away and all that is displayed is a black page. I see the main body content initially, but then it all disappears right after the ajax loading image disappears. No content, no background image, nothing. Using the standard internet browser on the phone it works just fine. I’ve tried to figure out how to disable the plugin on mobiles, as there’s no option in the settings, but have had no luck. Any thoughts?

  • marco
    Posted at 16:40h, 14 February Reply

    hi, thanks for the great plugin!!!

    How especify the images in especify category page…….


  • Karpo
    Posted at 17:50h, 14 February Reply


    thank you for this marvellous plugin! One problem though. I use this together with a popular theme called “Responsive” (By ThemeID, Version The value of minimum width and height does not seem to work, or do really anything. The background image will continue scaling down the smaller I drag my browser window. This will cause the background image look bad and unpropotional.

    The minimum value seem to work fine with the WP default theme. Any good tips how to fix this?

    Thank you in advance.

    • Karpo
      Posted at 17:51h, 14 February Reply

      oh and I have the version of 3.1.5

  • DJ
    Posted at 22:39h, 19 February Reply


    I had tested this plugin on a demo site I was building for a client and she LOVED it. I am now building the site in its permanent location, but it isn’t working.

    I have images in a NextGen gallery and I have made sure to select that folder for it to pull the images from. I made sure slideshow was selected and the correct pages to use it on. I also selected that folder from NextGen Gallery on the actual page and resaved everything.

    But all I get is a still image of the first image in the gallery. Nothing changes.

    Is this a bug? Or have I missed a setting someplace? Like I said, I have used it before and it was simple enough to set up, so I don’t know what I could be missing here.

    Thanks for your help.


  • Keefe
    Posted at 12:23h, 20 February Reply


    I must say this is one free plugin worth paying for! Not to say I’m tired of having it available for free though 😉

    There’s only one vital difference between this and a paid similar plugin I wanted to ask if you could help with – the possibility of image overlays to help tone out the backgrounds a little. If you already have this feature, kindly point me in the right direction.

    Thanks for the supernatural plugin!

  • Alex
    Posted at 13:30h, 21 February Reply

    Why do I get a flash between transitions using Safari, it seems ok in Firefox or on iPad??

  • DJ
    Posted at 08:43h, 23 February Reply

    I have found the recommendation to deactivate and then reactivate NextGen gallery, which I have done. This has not resolved the issue. I have NextGen gallery version 1.9.12, the latest version.

    Additionally I have deleted the WP Supersized plugin and then reinstalled it. But the problem persists.

    I have also tried to NOT use NextGen gallery, but upload the images into the uploads folder. I only get a warning that the NextGen gallery can not be found, even though I have made certain to change the settings to NOT point to a NextGen gallery, but the uploads folder instead.

    Your help would be very appreciated.

    Thank you.


  • Jack
    Posted at 00:03h, 24 February Reply

    Hi great plugin sofar but it conflicts with my Nextgen gallery, when i want to browse my gallery no photo’s showing up.
    Have a look at my site what i mean
    maybe you know what i do wrong are what?

    Thanks Jack

    • Jack
      Posted at 01:02h, 24 February Reply

      OK I was to fast with it i red the comment above and it explained the issue
      problem solved thank you for your great script


  • kennif
    Posted at 03:20h, 26 February Reply

    We love your Supersized Plugin, however, we are not yet able to use it on our website http://l1v.in. The idea is to have a page with a slideshow, this is where Supersized comes in handy. We would like this page to be blank so that the slideshow gets the full attention.
    Would you have any idea how we can insert a blank page into our WordPress template?
    Your help is greatly appreciated! Thanks,

  • nick
    Posted at 04:33h, 27 February Reply

    i am using your plugin and it is working lovely. However, there is a problem happening in (ie)internet explorer – the images on the top keep getting cut off. I find this rather weird being that it is working fine across all the other browsers i have used. Is this a bug?


  • matt
    Posted at 21:11h, 13 March Reply

    Is there a video tutorial on this?

  • georghi
    Posted at 20:33h, 15 March Reply


    grest plugin – but i have a query — on this client demo site http://www.fingerprintdigitalmedia.com/ballyvester when viewed on iPad – there is flickering betweeb images in teh genesis responsive slideshow that i am using on the Home page and it sems to be a conflict with WP-supersized because if i disable WP supersized the images fade in and out without flicker

    is there any way to fix this – because i want to use WP supersized in the background – but don’t want it to cause the slide show images to flicker [on iPad]


  • Phendyr
    Posted at 22:33h, 17 March Reply

    I’ve just tested your plugin and it is working quite well, thank you 🙂 I’m running the latest WP, and in chrome, I notice that during the image transition, a scrollbar appears on the right side of the content space.. not a browser scrollbar, but one applied to a div tag or code element within the page… It only lasts during the transition then disappears, then comes back during the next transition.

    Any thoughts? looks great on FireFox & IE9

    Thanks in advance

  • james R Ford
    Posted at 01:41h, 19 March Reply

    Hi there

    Just updated both Supersized and NextGen and have ironed out most problems. Only issue I still have is that captions show on pages where i opt for a single image, but not on the slideshow (my homepage). I have it set to display none at the moment but the code appears on single pages but not homepage. Any ideas?

    Homepage: http://www.jamesrford.com/
    Single page example: http://www.jamesrford.com/contact/


    Posted at 11:08h, 19 March Reply

    i love the plugin

    i was wondering how can i disable the plugin on mobile

    it will be nice to have this feature


  • Jeroen
    Posted at 11:54h, 19 March Reply

    Hi, thanks for your amazing plugin! I do have a problem with it though. I am using it in conjunction with nextgen gallery because the built in media-thing of WP is shit.
    Everything works as expected, however I do not see the arrows for navigation. (yes they are checked and should be shown.)
    Have a look if you have time: http://www.jeroengeerts.com/testwp/
    I tried changing the z-index of the back/forward images in the shutter.css but of no avail.
    Thanks for your response!

  • Gayatriu
    Posted at 14:41h, 22 March Reply

    Hi. Your plugin works beautifully on this site created with Pagelines – gayatriandsumeet.com . However, on this site : http://justonekind.com/occasions it isn’t working at all! What is going on? This too is pagelines. I’ve disabled all plugins and tried also, no dice! please help

  • DJ
    Posted at 20:23h, 31 March Reply

    Hi – I’m still waiting for your response and help with this unending problem …

    Is it possible z-index is the problem? I don’t know enough about it to be sure myself. I’m just constantly searching trying to find a fix for this, since you are not offering to help me.

  • vincent
    Posted at 18:54h, 01 April Reply

    Hi There,
    I really love your plugin, and i use it for a lot of projects, but recently i found out that it conflicts with a other plugin called Riva Slider Pro (its a jquery image slider). I think its since the last update.

    Any idea what might cause it?

    Kind regards,


  • Diane
    Posted at 02:29h, 03 April Reply

    Hey, Just experimenting with this. Someone told me that you could use this plugin to display a full browser width background image with a fluid header and footer. I don’t see this documented anywhere though. Can you tell me how this can be done or direct me to the proper documentation?
    Thank you!

  • Sam Slater
    Posted at 13:19h, 07 April Reply

    Hey there,

    Firstly AWESOME plugin. You can see it in action here: http://www.maxwellrushton.com. Really really good.

    The site i’ve been building is iPhone compatible, however the size of the images being downloaded isn’t. Is there a way to modify your plugin to detect the platform, and use an alternate gallery when on an iPhone?

    Thanks again,

  • Brandon
    Posted at 14:07h, 15 April Reply

    I can’t get the image to scale proportionally? Is there a trick I I have to use?

  • Ben Huson
    Posted at 19:17h, 17 April Reply

    Thanks for the great plugin to quickly implement Supersized JS.

    I need to implement some custom slides on some pages (ie blog, taxonomies etc) and it would be great if you could add a few WordPress filters in here and there so that it’s possible to hook in and do this programmatically if desired – a nice addition to your gallery, Flickr, XML, etc options.

    Here are my suggestions that allow you to return true for is_chosen_page() if required and intercept the slide output with your own output.

    Would be great if you would consider adding filters in appropriate places.


  • Jérôme
    Posted at 13:27h, 29 April Reply

    Hello and thx for this great pluggin ! But i have a question, is it possible to use the pluggin on all page except on a template page? i search but i don t find an answer to my question.

    • Jérôme
      Posted at 13:32h, 29 April Reply

      Ok, sorry for this question ! I find my answer. Just modify the header for the custom template and don t load the header of WP (wp_head). Thanks again for this pluggin !

  • Edward Patience
    Posted at 21:10h, 06 May Reply

    Your plug-in works very well and I’m pleased with it, except that when it loads it paints the page “black” as the background and then loads my graphic.

    Is any way I can get rid of the black? Is a way to control this?

  • Sung
    Posted at 07:36h, 26 May Reply

    I’m really loving the theme/design of your weblog. Do you ever run into any web browser compatibility issues? A few of my blog audience have complained about my website not operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in Chrome. Do you have any solutions to help fix this problem?

  • SINCROnista
    Posted at 00:33h, 28 May Reply

    I am using yout plugin Version 3.1.5 in my wordpress 3.5.1 and nextgen gallery.
    I have tried everything, but my captions are not showing.
    This used to work, but when I updated my wordpress they disappeared.
    Any ideas would be welcome.
    Thanks a lot.

  • Melissa
    Posted at 05:14h, 31 May Reply

    Thank you very much for this plugin 🙂
    I am having an issue with it with safari… when the slides fade, all of the text is fading too … I don’t know why…can you help please ? Here’s the link : http://kbs.pixstreammedia.com.s150147.gridserver.com/system/?page_id=12

    Thanks !!

  • Artturi
    Posted at 07:59h, 10 June Reply

    Hello and thanks for the nice plugin. 🙂

    I was realy happy when i found this plugin and I have tried to add this plugin to a website that uses a parallax theme. link: http://themeforest.net/item/mercurial-one-page-parallax-wordpress-theme/3505513

    But it seems that it is not possible to position the slideshow to only one section I need it. If i add it to the “frontpage/homepage”, it will be displayed everywhere on that site. (not only the section i need it) Also if i try to add it to the ID of that specific post, it does not show anywhere. :/

  • Lucas
    Posted at 20:40h, 19 June Reply

    This is the plugin I’ve been looking for FOREVER, thanks so much!
    A couple things:

    1. When I select the fluid thumbnail bar the mouse action works but the images jump around a lot, it’s not smooth. Any suggestions?

    2. Is there a way to make the image fit vertically INSIDE the area when the thumbnail navigation is open?


  • Chris Borgman
    Posted at 21:34h, 22 June Reply

    Hi Ben,

    Thanks for the great plugin and I promise to donate soon!

    I found a conflict with another background type plugin in, it’s called WP-Backgrounds Lite http://goo.gl/7gdLw It makes Supersized flash the nexr image THEN slide it in. No problems with the ‘fade’ option. A link to my test site: http://site02.profoliolive.com/

    I also added a guest admin if you wanna poke around:
    Username: guestadmin
    Password: rS5Czf6w4UsD

    Not sure if there’s anything you can do or need to do, I have no idea who’s code needs a fix’en. Just thought I point it out. But if you do have some suggestions I love to hear ’em.

    Thank you again,

  • Curtis
    Posted at 16:11h, 30 June Reply

    Hi Ben,

    Any plan to add swipe support for mobile browsers?


  • Roman
    Posted at 22:57h, 30 June Reply

    Hello, Ben, thank you. Nice plugin!
    I’m try to fetch flickr set’s into slideshow and WP-Supersized works well!
    Can you please to explain for me how to integrate filckr tags into tagcloud and use that tagcloud with my flickr slideshow.
    Thanks in advance.

  • beninho
    Posted at 20:03h, 10 July Reply

    Is it possible to use different slides sources for different pages?
    e.g.: I have a page “Page 1” and the plugin will display all images from the source-folder “wp-content/page-1”, then I have a page “Page 2” and the plugin will display all images from the source-folder “wp-content/page-2” etc.

    Thanks in advance!

  • Horacsio
    Posted at 04:36h, 15 July Reply

    I would like to know if it is possible to add through some kind of shortcode a specific slideshow from a NEXTGEN gallery to a category page or post type page under my theme?
    Thank you.

  • grandX
    Posted at 11:53h, 18 July Reply

    great plugin!
    how to add drop box feature as flickr,picasa and smugsmug ?
    or connect to Lazyest Gallery/Eazyest Gallery plugin ?

  • mia
    Posted at 16:30h, 31 July Reply

    HI! I love your plugin but all of a sudden it stopped working and now shows
    …’undefined’ is not a function (evaluating ‘$.supersized’)…

    any tips on how I can fix this please ? I was planning having my site launch today 🙁

  • Lou Fuiano
    Posted at 16:13h, 05 August Reply

    Everything about this looks great, however, for some reason I cannot get the slide source out of default. Despite my efforts to pull from my WP Media files, I keep getting the demo images. Am I missing something?


  • Jefferson
    Posted at 22:49h, 06 August Reply

    Very cool this plugin!
    when it will be compatible with wordpress 3.6?

  • Ben
    Posted at 20:38h, 16 August Reply

    Hello, when I initially installed the plugin and uploaded my own images, the footer and arrow buttons were not present. The slide show works to perfection but that has me stumped. Help please.

    • Ben
      Posted at 20:41h, 16 August Reply

      Also wondering how to add text captions to the rotating images. Thanks

  • Ry
    Posted at 22:39h, 18 August Reply


    First off, great job on a great plugin. Unfortunately, in upgrading to WP 3.6, the plugin no longer saves any image source location. I am able to, for example, select which NextGen gallery, but upon updating the post, no value is stored.

    Please advise.



    • Ry
      Posted at 22:41h, 18 August Reply

      Sorry, just a clarification: I’m using the most updated versions of both NextGen (Pro) and WP-Supersized. I have deactivated/activated, uninstalled/reinstalled, cleared any and all caches/cookies, etc to no avail.

  • dINESH
    Posted at 02:20h, 24 August Reply

    just installed wp supersized to have an image as full size background on my site but somehow despite of background image being 2500×2200, the right corner of the screen shows a black background. As if the image is cut.

    As you mentioned in one the answers above to update to the latest version, however i am using the latest version and can see the same issue as mentioned above by one of the users.

    Looking forward for a resolution


  • DJ Steve
    Posted at 22:58h, 01 September Reply

    Thanks for the very cool plugin!

    I have found that in edit post, I can click to have the supersized source be the tab for ‘wp media gallery’ – which is exactly what I want – (each post displaying full size images of what is in the media gallery for that post) – so that works and is awesome.

    Unfortunately, I have been unable to find a way to make this the default behavior, in the plugin settings it would be nice to click a button to tell it to always pull images from the wp media gallery that is attached / associated with the individual post.

    I had assumed this option would on the ‘slide sources’ tab in plugin backend – but I have not been able to find it anywhere.

  • Michael McCammon
    Posted at 14:29h, 15 September Reply


    Great plugin, I found it easy to integrate into my site and to work with in general.

    I have one question though, it seems to have a conflict with several other slideshow plugins I have tried to use on the site. I want to place a smaller slideshow in one of the pages but the few I have tried seem to conflict with WP Supersized. I’ve tried Slidshow V 2.2.18 and Slideshow Gallery V

    Just wondering if you have seen this before and if you know of any work around or another slideshow plugin that will not conflict with WP Supersized?

    Thanks for your help,


  • Michael
    Posted at 11:17h, 18 September Reply

    Excellent plugin. I need to display wp-supersized in a div on the homepage and not the body background. How would I achieve this?
    I really like the plugin and dont want to have to start again with something else.


  • Darius
    Posted at 15:42h, 20 September Reply

    Hi Great Plugin! Thanks for the hard work.

    I am having one problem. on Safari 6.0.5 there is a superfast white flash between each slide. Any thoughts on how to get rid of this?

  • dinesh4735
    Posted at 21:36h, 01 October Reply

    Using the plugin, have implemented the image on the background as full screen. However the image by default is aligning to left, leaving black color on the right portion.

    Any advice or fix would be appreciated!

    Url for the site that has the issue is:


  • AndyL
    Posted at 00:50h, 02 October Reply

    WP-Supersized was working fine for me at a outdoor club site


    until I installed a reservation booking plugin called
    BookingWizz for WordPress

    When you click on a date in their booking calendar, it uses some kind of javascript to create an overlay with the booking form, except WP-Supersized doesn’t let the form appear, only the overlay.

    When I deactivate WP-Supersized, BookingWizz for WordPress works fine.

    Any idea what’s going on?

  • Michael Nguyen (I Spit Hot Fire)
    Posted at 07:19h, 03 October Reply

    Hi Ben,
    I’ve set up Supersized and integrated a gallery into this article here: http://www.ispithotfire.com/2012/01/22/call-it-redemption-the-49ers-move-on-and-i-was-there-to-witness-it/

    However, I only see a loading icon. I don’t believe anything will ever load, and I am not clear what the problem could be. I don’t have any other image plugins and I also tried resetting the settings, to no avail.

    This is the gallery on Smugmug: http://ispithotfire.smugmug.com/2012/49ers-vs-Saints-The-Grab

    Would you have any other tips I can try? Thanks in advance for your time!

  • Olof
    Posted at 23:16h, 03 October Reply

    Hi! First I want to thank you for making this plugin.
    I find that my image´s width don’t cover the screen. About 50 pixel on the right side are not filled with the images.
    Though I solved the issue by adding following CSS:
    #supersized img {
    width:100% !important;
    left:0 !important;

    But one issue remains. And the start of every animation the images don’t seem to fill the top, but just for a half second, until the browser manage to stretch it out.

  • Olof
    Posted at 23:19h, 03 October Reply

    By the way, my website is: http://www.fredenandfriends.se (in case you want to see the bug).

  • Michael hastrich
    Posted at 17:00h, 08 October Reply

    Hi Ben,

    First of all, let me thank you for this wonderful plugin.
    I’m having some trouble with it and WPML, though. Is there a way to attach one image to every translation of a page or do I need to upload an image for every translation?
    So ie. bg.jpg, bg-nl.jpg, bg-fr.jpg etc etc?
    Hope you can help.

  • alamedagraphik
    Posted at 17:07h, 15 October Reply

    i used your plugin, in my local server and i tested with a xml file to put one image on frontpage, and it works.
    Now i deployed the same things in site production, i have a javascript error: SyntaxError: syntax error, thumbnail_navigation : ,
    this option is 0 on the xml file, but not in the script.

    Can you help me please

  • Lauren
    Posted at 22:18h, 21 October Reply

    thanx for your plugin. I have a little problem. I have integrate the slideshow with “carrousel right” the animation only works the first time (between the 1st and the 2nd image) but after that its not working good. the 1st image slides at left (good) but the second come without animation.
    Do you have an idea?

  • savvar
    Posted at 22:40h, 30 October Reply

    how can i implement supersized on a wordpress posts gallery

  • Dejan
    Posted at 02:19h, 02 November Reply

    Hi there,

    Wondering why images are being “fit” rather than scaled and cropped to keep the ratio (just like on the main demo page – http://buildinternet.com/project/supersized/core/3.2/core.html)?
    Any way to make it behave like that?


  • Leanne
    Posted at 12:34h, 09 November Reply

    I don’t drop many responses, but i did a few searching and wound up here WP Supersized
    Wordpress plugin | World in my Eyes. And I actually do have 2 questions for you if you usually
    do not mind. Could it be just me or does it appear like
    a few of these responses come across as if they are
    left by brain dead individuals? 😛 And, if
    you are posting on additional online social sites, I
    would like to follow anything new you have to post. Would you
    list of the complete urls of your public pages like your twitter feed, Facebook
    page or linkedin profile?

  • Russell
    Posted at 05:10h, 12 November Reply

    Great plugin Ben!
    I’m having a problem with a mysterious *empty* scrollbar that appears on the right side of Chrome Version 30.0.1599.101 on Mac OS 10.6.8 during the fade transition. It only appears during the fade then disappears. Running a new install of WP 3.7 with Twenty Twelve. Any thoughts?


  • Michael Hennemann
    Posted at 22:40h, 23 November Reply

    Hi all
    i have one question: if i scale the window smaller the background image will scale squeezed together. i want that the image will scale proportional. Please have a look to the site http://www.martinjohna.com

    thanks a lot

  • Andre Klein Kranenbarg
    Posted at 20:25h, 03 December Reply

    Hi Benoit,

    Great plugin!, one remark, I just updated to 3.1.6 and suddenly the images were gone, black screen. After reading something about not initialised variables in the java script , I also did this check and found out that certain variables where not initialised. I turned the settings on and off and then it worked. But using the reset your talking about will probably do the same 🙂

    Again, a great plugin. Thanks!

    Andre Klein Kranenbarg

  • mago
    Posted at 22:11h, 04 December Reply

    Hi, great plugin! Congrats.

    Do you know way, on fit always, if the ratio hight / width of window is > as per the hight of that of the image, the image get shrinker instead of being cropped in its width?


  • Prince Vasquez
    Posted at 06:59h, 12 December Reply

    First of all….Great Plugin!

    I just wanted to ask, if there is a way to control where the plugin would pull its thumbnail or maybe define a thumbnail size? Right now my thumbnails are a bit off. Let me know if this could be done. Thanks in advance.

  • Omniafausta
    Posted at 13:34h, 13 January Reply

    Hi I just updated a WordPress site to 3.8 and now the background images have disapppeared totally, I also updated your plugin, but that didn’t help.

    I’ll try to revert to the previous version of WordPress, hopefully that will fix it…
    Any idea what might be the problem?
    I use single images, different per page.


    • Omniafausta
      Posted at 15:00h, 13 January Reply

      – if I update WordPress and not your plugin: no images
      – if I then update the plugin: still no images
      – if I return WordPress and the plugin to the previous version: it works again
      – if I just update the plugin: no images…

      the current version of WordPress and the plugin (the one that works):
      Wordpress 3.5 and Wp Supersized 1.5 beta…

      I think I have newer versions on other sites that do work… so it might be a conflict with another plugin?

      • Omniafausta
        Posted at 15:52h, 13 January

        the site where I have the newer version (newest even) of your plugin, does not yet have the newest version of WP (can’t update yet, cause for some reason I can’t backup that site atm)

        Anyway that just has 1 image, the same on every page, where the problem-site works with custom directories.
        Somehow I think this might be the reason of the problem. In this old version of the plugin, I had to make an extra field. It did not yet have the option to choose where to pick the image from.
        Probably it has to do with some setting I have to change now, but I am clueless as to where!

  • Omniafausta
    Posted at 14:31h, 20 January Reply

    Hi Ben,
    I resolved the issue, not sure what the real problem was, but I found out it wasn’t one of my plugins (turned em all off, without result), it wasn’t my theme (same problem with other theme). So I decided it might be a setting, so I chose ‘reset options’ and then it worked.
    All I then had to do was pick the setting I wanted again and voila, it works again!

    • Omniafausta
      Posted at 15:39h, 20 January Reply

      ok, that is: I resolved the issue updating the plugin… if I then updat to WordPress 3.8 it stops working again. So I guess it is not yet compatible with the newest WP??

      • Omniafausta
        Posted at 15:48h, 20 January

        okay, sorry here I am again…
        it DOES work, it just does not work while logged in, in WP-admin.

        when i log off:problem solved 😀

        Would be nice though to be able to see the background images as well when logged in. Not sure if this is a problem just for me, or for everyone??

  • celine
    Posted at 06:03h, 22 January Reply


    Thanks for the plugin, it is really great! However I have a problem with the vertically centred background as the image overlaps itself at some point when the browser window is resized. (see http://littleirrepressiblewonton.com/bttb/tailored-corporate-dinner/)

    Would you know what causes this and how to fix it?

    Many thanks.

  • Omniafausta
    Posted at 15:50h, 03 February Reply

    okey, I solved my problem: it was nothing in your plugin, but something in my theme calling an older jquery script if logged in… Sorry for bothering you with all my posts

  • Peter
    Posted at 15:26h, 04 February Reply

    I love this plugin, but i know i am not doing something right and would love a little help.

    I would prefer for my images to stop at the top of the footer
    I tried to get my image to stop on hover, did not work
    I would like to click on my image and have it send me to the images gallery

    I know it probably have to modify a .css, which one? As you can tell I am not a web page designer LOL

    Thank You

  • Max B
    Posted at 03:01h, 06 March Reply


    I was really excited about using your wp-supersize plugin, but I’ve been having a very difficult time getting the flickr integration to work!

    Even though I’ve chosen “Flickr slideshow” in the “type of background” field, it continues to cycle through the photos in my “default slides directory” and does not fetch any photos from flickr. I’ve gotten a key and correctly entered the set id, but no luck.

    Is it possible that there is some sort of conflict between wp-supersized and wordpress 3.8.1 that breaks flickr integration?

  • kelechi
    Posted at 02:23h, 09 March Reply

    The plug in works perfectly on my auction site but. when I have pop us for buyers to input their bid. it crashes. if I turn of the supersized plug in it works fine. Has anyone had problems with insite pops not working with this plug in

  • Jorge
    Posted at 23:27h, 19 March Reply

    Thanks for your magnificent plugin.
    I woul like to know how to configure the plugin to have a menu and a footer like in: http://www.focodeimagem.com


  • Hi
    Posted at 22:50h, 24 March Reply

    Images do not scale properly in mobile. All native options have been exhausted. Regular css “cover” seems to scale better. Any way to integrate this within the plugin? Otherwise, quite an expansive plugin, nice.

  • handoyo
    Posted at 19:29h, 06 April Reply

    Hi,first of all thanks for the great plugin.I would like to ask several questions.Is it possible to hide the control player?As i would like to put it on homepage,and my footer is not on bottom.This is the url : http://han.esy.es/supersized/

  • VBonnefond
    Posted at 18:55h, 27 May Reply


    First, I want to thank you for this great plugin!
    I use NextGen and I can chose a gallery to display. Is there a way to chose to display a set of galleries (for my home page) or a NGG album (which already is a set of galleries) ?

    Best regards

  • andy cooke
    Posted at 10:24h, 10 June Reply

    hi ben
    i just upgraded wordpress to 3.9.1 and the super size plugin to 3.1.6
    the loader just spins now
    i have checked the folder and it is fine
    checked for debug comments in source but could not find them
    any ideas?
    perhaps it is not ready for latest wp?

  • Dina
    Posted at 18:51h, 11 June Reply

    There are different options at the transition, but it doesn’t matter which transition I choose and save, it’s always fading. The other transition options don’t work?

  • Samantha Coulter
    Posted at 08:35h, 13 June Reply


    I have a background image that I am trying to set up using this plugin. I can see at the bottom of my page that the background image is there, but for some reason it seems trapped behind the background of the theme we are currently using. I am able to see the WP Supersized image only across the very bottom. Do you have any suggestions about how to replace the plain background color of the theme with the plugin image?

    Thank you very much for your help!

    • Ben
      Posted at 12:00h, 26 June Reply

      You need to check which background image stands in the way (use Chrome and its developer tools for that, very useful). Once identified, you can modify the css of your page to remove that particular image.

  • Samantha Coulter
    Posted at 08:34h, 27 June Reply

    Hi Ben,

    The actual plain background color of the theme is what’s blocking the image I have attempted to install using this plugin. Is there a known issue of this plugin not working with the Fotographia theme?

    Thank you!

  • Levene
    Posted at 22:26h, 25 August Reply


    I am enjoying a lot your plugin. My problem is that with the transition effects, only fade works seamlessly while the others (i am using slide) the images slide in and then immediately disappear for the duration of the image and then the next image slides in and does the same.

    What could be the problem?

    Thanks in advance!

  • Ollie
    Posted at 11:21h, 28 August Reply

    Hi there,

    I’ve got a site that I am integrating with NextGen Gallery.

    There are 2 levels, a Portfolio and each Individual Project. Both levels require sliders of which I need the Portfolio to show the first image from each project.

    With NextGen Gallery, you can create an album which holds the first image of each Gallery. Is there any way currently of being able to display the album as a background for WP Supersized? The only solution I can see without modifying the plugin is to create an individual gallery purely for the Portfolio page but this isn’t so ideal as it’s not automated.

    Thanks in advance!

  • Ivan
    Posted at 17:39h, 06 October Reply

    Hi, I find problem with responsiveness, on mobile version I have stripe from left side (around 20-30px). And I can’t see that on desktop chrome or firefox even when I make windows small…

  • mark
    Posted at 20:08h, 10 December Reply

    Hi. When I choose ‘fit portrait’ or ‘fit landscape’ the image is still way larger than the screen and does not shrink down to fit. Any ideas? I’m running customizr theme. Website – http://www.markventer.com

  • Mark
    Posted at 22:20h, 02 January Reply

    Hi Ben,

    Thanks for this excellent plugin. I have the images set to center vertically and horizontally and chose the ‘Always Fill’ option. I expected a css ‘cover’ sort of effect that would keep the aspect ratio of the images but when I change the browser window size they skew. Any ideas? Maybe a css conflict? thanks!

  • Harold
    Posted at 00:55h, 09 January Reply

    How about using a custom post type for the image source instead of a directory?
    Create a custom post type, add some taxonomy to each post. Then assign a taxonomy to each page? That could query the database and serve up different images per page.
    ANy thoughts?

  • Shane Kovalsky
    Posted at 21:47h, 09 August Reply

    Hi Ben!

    Awesome plugin. I’m in the middle of raspberry pi project that will be a “smart picture frame” The idea basically being that I can upload a picture straight from my phone to the picture frame. I’m trying to use this site – “http://simplesmartframe.com/shanekovalsky/” to show the most recent 10 pictures uploaded to flickr. For some reason I’m getting a constant load icon and I cant seem to crack how to fix it. Any ideas?

    Thanks so much for the help in advance!

  • Philbags
    Posted at 17:26h, 21 August Reply

    Hi There,

    Have it running on a site with nextgen gallery. It works fine in Chrome, but in Firefox and IE the slides stop after the second change. You can see it here http://www.canteenstalbans.com.

    Have done some basic debugging and in the eval code vars.in_animation seems to get stuck as true.

    Anyone can help with this?

    Many thanks

  • Gina Henderson
    Posted at 21:29h, 15 October Reply


    Absolutely love your plugin! Although, I’m wondering if it is possible to have it run just for desktop users and just have a plain background for mobile? It seems to be overriding the layout for our mobile version.

  • ECS
    Posted at 16:29h, 27 October Reply

    Hi Ben,

    great plugin but a small issue, on http://www.enitan.co.uk
    as you can see as the background image animates, there is a black line that appears on the left side.
    I have tried altering the fit image property but still to no avail.

  • Fiona
    Posted at 09:53h, 11 January Reply

    sorry for the stupid question but it´s not clear to me how I upload just one photo as a background on all my pages.

  • Javier
    Posted at 13:41h, 04 July Reply

    Hello! I am trying out supersized and I am a little bit lost…
    1) If I am logged in wp admin, I do see the thumbnails(and the navitgation controls) but I do NOT see the full size pictures, know what I mean?
    If I am NOT logged in, I see nothing at all.
    My theme gives me a custom menu to edit each section in my landing(for one page purposes). Maybe wp supersized is not compatible with that? I do see the supersized box below my posts or pages edition but I do not see anything to define the specific place in my landing, for instance.

    I am so sorry to bother you with so many questions, but if you can give me a few clues on this, I would really really appreciate it.

    Thanks in advance!

  • Shantae
    Posted at 03:55h, 29 October Reply

    Fantastic website. A lot of useful info here.

    I am sending it to a few pals ans also sharing in delicious.
    And naturally, thank you in your effort!

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