Showbiz Pro WordPress Carousel Slider Custom Post Display Plugin

I wanted to write a post about this new plugin for WordPress, which has me really excited for all the possibilities it brings. This is a cool new premium plugin from ThemePunch, the guys who brought you Slider Revolution, which is, in my opinion, the best WordPress slider on the market. Period. Showbiz Pro, their new premium plugin is just as cool.

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This post will feature some text explanation of the plugin, but then quickly jump into a YouTube Video, where we do a plugin review and a tutorial, showing you how to use the plugin, and how you can create post and custom post sliders and carousels on your own site.

After using Showbiz Pro for just a few days, I am convinced it is the best carousel and slider plugin on the market for WordPress. I have put it through the ringer on custom sites, with custom posts and regular posts, with text, videos, in columns, in responsive and adaptive sites, and in just using the regular old 2012 theme. It works perfectly in every situation I’ve encountered and tested.

As a note, and this is mentioned in the movie as well, the link below is an affiliate link to the Envato Marketplace Codecanyon, the largest premium plugin site on the web. OrgSpring makes a small commission on the sale of any items made through that link. Of course, you don’t need to use that link, you can go straight to codecanyon and search for showbiz pro. But, remember, OrgSpring is a nonprofit, and affiliate links like this help us earn funds that go toward making free tutorials for other nonprofits, and for making our services available at low or no cost to other nonprofits.

What is Showbiz Pro?

It’s hard to put this plugin in a box because it does so much. It’ a carousel creator for sure. It can feature posts, custom posts, categories and tags in a carousel which you can put anywhere on your site; in content, pages, in your templates using a php tag, and also anywhere you can put a shortcode.

But to just call it a carousel plugin is selling Showbiz Pro short, because it does so much more. It can slide logos, pictures of supporters, introduce feature articles or posts, show staff members, scroll text, thumbnails, featured images, and still more. It works with YouTube movies, Vimeo Movies, and has a ton of settings that control skins, css, and sliding activities. It comes with several stock skins, all which can be modified, duplicated, and edited right inside the plugin admin screens.

Here are some of the other cool features taken directly from the plugin author’s sales page on Envato Marketplace¬†on Codecanyon:

  • Display Posts and/or Custom Post Types (e. g. Portfolios)
  • Fully Responsive & Mobile Optimized (Smartphones & Tablets)
  • Drag & Scroll Function
  • Smart Loading of Embeded Videos (YouTube and Vimeo)
  • Light Weight jQuery and CSS
  • Unlimited Slides
  • iPhone & Android Swipe Touch enabled
  • FullWidth and Single Width Reveals
  • Customizable 100% via Plugin Parameters / CSS / HTML
  • Easy installation in your Website
  • Fast CSS3 & jQuery Engine
  • Fancybox 2 Lightbox Plugin on Multi Domain License included ($89 Value)
  • Fits in any Container
  • Unlimited Layout Possibilites

 

Works with WooCommerce

Another cool feature about the Showbiz Pro plugin is that it works amazingly well with WooCommerce. In fact, it has some great native integration that can display Woo Products directly in your carousel, and it also has a few skins particularly suited for displaying featured products.

Anyone who uses Woo Commerce knows their native carousels leave alot to be desired, and their premium carousels are super expensive and buggy. But Showbiz Pro handles Woo Products very well, and in style too. You can add products to the carousel or slider and your viewers can expand product info or add the product directly to the shopping cart right from the carousel.

 

Showbiz Pro Plugin Review and Tutorial

In the tutorial video below, which lasts nearly an hour, you’ll see me review the plugin, show you all it’s features and skins, and then you’ll see me install the plugin on an actual live working demo WordPress installation. We’ll create a few sliders from scratch to show featured posts, custom post types, categories, and even movies from YouTube. You’ll see me include the carousel sliders in my theme template files, in a child theme based on 2012, in post content and pages using a shortcode, and on the front page of a stock installation as well.

If you have any questions about installation or usage, leave a comment here or on the YouTube video.

Hope you enjoy the plugin review and tutorial on Showbiz Pro Premium WordPress plugin.


 

 

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Craig Grella

Founder and Executive Director at OrgSpring
Craig is the founder and executive director or OrgSpring, a nonprofit dedicated to helping other nonprofits achieve their missions online. Through tips and tutorials, Craig's goal is show nonprofits how to use technology to become more efficient, grow their list of supporters, and increase online donations.