Let’s take a closer look at Slider Maker to see if it can really live up to its claim.
The Slider Maker also provides a lot of built in options. User interface and text supports multiple languages. There’s also autoplay and pause options within the slider. You can also add links, choose to display or not thumbnails, legends, captions, navigation. The sliders are loaded using AJAX which means it doesn’t slow the page down when loading. Code has been carefully optimized for fast loading and very light footprint (98/100 rating on Google page speed test).
Slider Maker also has a live preview feature, so you can see how your slider looks even before you publish it. It’s also SEO friendly which can help with your website’s SERP.
Unfortunately, these sliders don’t support sound. But the developers have responded to this in the comments on their website, saying that they plan to introduce this feature soon.
But the biggest beef I have with this plugin is that it doesn’t have an extended product license. The $15 regular license only comes with 6 months support. You have to pay an extra $4.50 if you want that extended to 12 months. If you have another website, you’ll have to shell out another $15 to $20 for that as well.
But shelling out for 6 months (or 12 months) of support is worth it because the support there is really responsive and goes out of their way to help as much as possible, from correcting user codes to setting up servers. And all updates are free so you only have to pay once per project.
If you’re not confident about your coding or animation skills, CodeCanyon’s Slider Maker would be a great deal. And it’s a great thing that they started releasing updates again, getting rid of the eventual bugs and adding more themes, new features and templates. If you can afford to pay $15 per website (which includes 6 months individual support, lifetime updates and guaranteed no bugs) and you’re getting a lot of value from your sliders, then Slider Maker would be a worthwhile investment.