Add Nivo Image Slider for Blogger Blogspot

Nivo slider is a popular Free Image Slider for web designers. In this article, I will show you how to integrate this to your Blogger / Blogspot template.

Before begin, you must install jQuery first.

1. Add Css

Next, paste below CSS code before ]]></b:skin> in your template code.


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/*
 * jQuery Nivo Slider v3.2
 *
 * Copyright 2012, Dev7studios
 * Free to use and abuse under the MIT license.
 */
/* The Nivo Slider styles */
.nivoSlider {
 position:relative;
 width:100%;
 height:auto;
 overflow: hidden;
}
.nivoSlider img {
 position:absolute;
 top:0px;
 left:0px;
 max-width: none;
}
.nivo-main-image {
 display: block !important;
 position: relative !important;
 width: 100% !important;
}
/* If an image is wrapped in a link */
.nivoSlider a.nivo-imageLink {
 position:absolute;
 top:0px;
 left:0px;
 width:100%;
 height:100%;
 border:0;
 padding:0;
 margin:0;
 z-index:6;
 display:none;
 background:white;
 filter:alpha(opacity=0);
 opacity:0;
}
/* The slices and boxes in the Slider */
.nivo-slice {
 display:block;
 position:absolute;
 z-index:5;
 height:100%;
 top:0;
}
.nivo-box {
 display:block;
 position:absolute;
 z-index:5;
 overflow:hidden;
}
.nivo-box img { display:block; }
/* Caption styles */
.nivo-caption {
 position:absolute;
 left:0px;
 bottom:0px;
 background:#000;
 color:#fff;
 width:100%;
 z-index:8;
 padding: 5px 10px;
 opacity: 0.8;
 overflow: hidden;
 display: none;
 -moz-opacity: 0.8;
 filter:alpha(opacity=8);
 -webkit-box-sizing: border-box; /* Safari/Chrome, other WebKit */
 -moz-box-sizing: border-box;    /* Firefox, other Gecko */
 box-sizing: border-box;         /* Opera/IE 8+ */
}
.nivo-caption p {
 padding:5px;
 margin:0;
}
.nivo-caption a {
 display:inline !important;
}
.nivo-html-caption {
    display:none;
}
/* Direction nav styles (e.g. Next & Prev) */
.nivo-directionNav a {
 position: absolute;
    top: 45%;
    z-index: 9;
    cursor: pointer;
    display: block;
    width: 30px;
    height: 30px;
    background: url(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lERcXuf5118/UasRKprns2I/AAAAAAAAFa0/c6LU3T6J1lA/s1600/arrows.png) no-repeat;
    text-indent: -9999px;
    border: 0;
    -webkit-transition: all 200ms ease-in-out;
    -moz-transition: all 200ms ease-in-out;
    -o-transition: all 200ms ease-in-out;
    transition: all 200ms ease-in-out;
    opacity: 0;
    left: 15px;
}
.nivo-prevNav {
 left:0px;
}
.nivo-nextNav {
 right:0px;
}
/* Control nav styles (e.g. 1,2,3...) */
.nivo-controlNav {
 text-align:center;
 padding: 15px 0;
}
.nivo-controlNav a {
 cursor: pointer;
    background: url(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4xnqpjcqDdY/UasRKo0JRLI/AAAAAAAAFa4/ej43qHFKnlA/s1600/bullets.png) no-repeat;
    text-indent: -9999px;
    border: 0;
    margin: 0 2px;
    display: inline-block;
    height: 22px;
    width: 22px
}
.nivo-controlNav a.active {
 font-weight:bold;
 background-position: 0 -22px;
}
a.nivo-nextNav {
    background-position: -30px 0;
    left: auto;
    right: 15px;
}
#slider:hover .nivo-directionNav a {
    opacity:1
}<br><br>

2. Add Javascript

Add below javascript code before </body> tag:
<script type='text/javascript'>
//<![CDATA[
/*
 * jQuery Nivo Slider v3.2
 * http://nivo.dev7studios.com
 *
 * Copyright 2012, Dev7studios
 * Free to use and abuse under the MIT license.
 * http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php
 */

(function(e){var t=function(t,n){var r=e.extend({},e.fn.nivoSlider.defaults,n);var i={currentSlide:0,currentImage:"",totalSlides:0,running:false,paused:false,stop:false,controlNavEl:false};var s=e(t);s.data("nivo:vars",i).addClass("nivoSlider");var o=s.children();o.each(function(){var t=e(this);var n="";if(!t.is("img")){if(t.is("a")){t.addClass("nivo-imageLink");n=t}t=t.find("img:first")}var r=r===0?t.attr("width"):t.width(),s=s===0?t.attr("height"):t.height();if(n!==""){n.css("display","none")}t.css("display","none");i.totalSlides++});if(r.randomStart){r.startSlide=Math.floor(Math.random()*i.totalSlides)}if(r.startSlide>0){if(r.startSlide>=i.totalSlides){r.startSlide=i.totalSlides-1}i.currentSlide=r.startSlide}if(e(o[i.currentSlide]).is("img")){i.currentImage=e(o[i.currentSlide])}else{i.currentImage=e(o[i.currentSlide]).find("img:first")}if(e(o[i.currentSlide]).is("a")){e(o[i.currentSlide]).css("display","block")}var u=e("<img/>").addClass("nivo-main-image");u.attr("src",i.currentImage.attr("src")).show();s.append(u);e(window).resize(function(){s.children("img").width(s.width());u.attr("src",i.currentImage.attr("src"));u.stop().height("auto");e(".nivo-slice").remove();e(".nivo-box").remove()});s.append(e('<div class="nivo-caption"></div>'));var a=function(t){var n=e(".nivo-caption",s);if(i.currentImage.attr("title")!=""&&i.currentImage.attr("title")!=undefined){var r=i.currentImage.attr("title");if(r.substr(0,1)=="#")r=e(r).html();if(n.css("display")=="block"){setTimeout(function(){n.html(r)},t.animSpeed)}else{n.html(r);n.stop().fadeIn(t.animSpeed)}}else{n.stop().fadeOut(t.animSpeed)}};a(r);var f=0;if(!r.manualAdvance&&o.length>1){f=setInterval(function(){d(s,o,r,false)},r.pauseTime)}if(r.directionNav){s.append('<div class="nivo-directionNav"><a class="nivo-prevNav">'+r.prevText+'</a><a class="nivo-nextNav">'+r.nextText+"</a></div>");e(s).on("click","a.nivo-prevNav",function(){if(i.running){return false}clearInterval(f);f="";i.currentSlide-=2;d(s,o,r,"prev")});e(s).on("click","a.nivo-nextNav",function(){if(i.running){return false}clearInterval(f);f="";d(s,o,r,"next")})}if(r.controlNav){i.controlNavEl=e('<div class="nivo-controlNav"></div>');s.after(i.controlNavEl);for(var l=0;l<o.length;l++){if(r.controlNavThumbs){i.controlNavEl.addClass("nivo-thumbs-enabled");var c=o.eq(l);if(!c.is("img")){c=c.find("img:first")}if(c.attr("data-thumb"))i.controlNavEl.append('<a class="nivo-control" rel="'+l+'"><img src="'+c.attr("data-thumb")+'" alt="" /></a>')}else{i.controlNavEl.append('<a class="nivo-control" rel="'+l+'">'+(l+1)+"</a>")}}e("a:eq("+i.currentSlide+")",i.controlNavEl).addClass("active");e("a",i.controlNavEl).bind("click",function(){if(i.running)return false;if(e(this).hasClass("active"))return false;clearInterval(f);f="";u.attr("src",i.currentImage.attr("src"));i.currentSlide=e(this).attr("rel")-1;d(s,o,r,"control")})}if(r.pauseOnHover){s.hover(function(){i.paused=true;clearInterval(f);f=""},function(){i.paused=false;if(f===""&&!r.manualAdvance){f=setInterval(function(){d(s,o,r,false)},r.pauseTime)}})}s.bind("nivo:animFinished",function(){u.attr("src",i.currentImage.attr("src"));i.running=false;e(o).each(function(){if(e(this).is("a")){e(this).css("display","none")}});if(e(o[i.currentSlide]).is("a")){e(o[i.currentSlide]).css("display","block")}if(f===""&&!i.paused&&!r.manualAdvance){f=setInterval(function(){d(s,o,r,false)},r.pauseTime)}r.afterChange.call(this)});var h=function(t,n,r){if(e(r.currentImage).parent().is("a"))e(r.currentImage).parent().css("display","block");e('img[src="'+r.currentImage.attr("src")+'"]',t).not(".nivo-main-image,.nivo-control img").width(t.width()).css("visibility","hidden").show();var i=e('img[src="'+r.currentImage.attr("src")+'"]',t).not(".nivo-main-image,.nivo-control img").parent().is("a")?e('img[src="'+r.currentImage.attr("src")+'"]',t).not(".nivo-main-image,.nivo-control img").parent().height():e('img[src="'+r.currentImage.attr("src")+'"]',t).not(".nivo-main-image,.nivo-control img").height();for(var s=0;s<n.slices;s++){var o=Math.round(t.width()/n.slices);if(s===n.slices-1){t.append(e('<div class="nivo-slice" name="'+s+'"><img src="'+r.currentImage.attr("src")+'" style="position:absolute; width:'+t.width()+"px; height:auto; display:block !important; top:0; left:-"+(o+s*o-o)+'px;" /></div>').css({left:o*s+"px",width:t.width()-o*s+"px",height:i+"px",opacity:"0",overflow:"hidden"}))}else{t.append(e('<div class="nivo-slice" name="'+s+'"><img src="'+r.currentImage.attr("src")+'" style="position:absolute; width:'+t.width()+"px; height:auto; display:block !important; top:0; left:-"+(o+s*o-o)+'px;" /></div>').css({left:o*s+"px",width:o+"px",height:i+"px",opacity:"0",overflow:"hidden"}))}}e(".nivo-slice",t).height(i);u.stop().animate({height:e(r.currentImage).height()},n.animSpeed)};var p=function(t,n,r){if(e(r.currentImage).parent().is("a"))e(r.currentImage).parent().css("display","block");e('img[src="'+r.currentImage.attr("src")+'"]',t).not(".nivo-main-image,.nivo-control img").width(t.width()).css("visibility","hidden").show();var i=Math.round(t.width()/n.boxCols),s=Math.round(e('img[src="'+r.currentImage.attr("src")+'"]',t).not(".nivo-main-image,.nivo-control img").height()/n.boxRows);for(var o=0;o<n.boxRows;o++){for(var a=0;a<n.boxCols;a++){if(a===n.boxCols-1){t.append(e('<div class="nivo-box" name="'+a+'" rel="'+o+'"><img src="'+r.currentImage.attr("src")+'" style="position:absolute; width:'+t.width()+"px; height:auto; display:block; top:-"+s*o+"px; left:-"+i*a+'px;" /></div>').css({opacity:0,left:i*a+"px",top:s*o+"px",width:t.width()-i*a+"px"}));e('.nivo-box[name="'+a+'"]',t).height(e('.nivo-box[name="'+a+'"] img',t).height()+"px")}else{t.append(e('<div class="nivo-box" name="'+a+'" rel="'+o+'"><img src="'+r.currentImage.attr("src")+'" style="position:absolute; width:'+t.width()+"px; height:auto; display:block; top:-"+s*o+"px; left:-"+i*a+'px;" /></div>').css({opacity:0,left:i*a+"px",top:s*o+"px",width:i+"px"}));e('.nivo-box[name="'+a+'"]',t).height(e('.nivo-box[name="'+a+'"] img',t).height()+"px")}}}u.stop().animate({height:e(r.currentImage).height()},n.animSpeed)};var d=function(t,n,r,i){var s=t.data("nivo:vars");if(s&&s.currentSlide===s.totalSlides-1){r.lastSlide.call(this)}if((!s||s.stop)&&!i){return false}r.beforeChange.call(this);if(!i){u.attr("src",s.currentImage.attr("src"))}else{if(i==="prev"){u.attr("src",s.currentImage.attr("src"))}if(i==="next"){u.attr("src",s.currentImage.attr("src"))}}s.currentSlide++;if(s.currentSlide===s.totalSlides){s.currentSlide=0;r.slideshowEnd.call(this)}if(s.currentSlide<0){s.currentSlide=s.totalSlides-1}if(e(n[s.currentSlide]).is("img")){s.currentImage=e(n[s.currentSlide])}else{s.currentImage=e(n[s.currentSlide]).find("img:first")}if(r.controlNav){e("a",s.controlNavEl).removeClass("active");e("a:eq("+s.currentSlide+")",s.controlNavEl).addClass("active")}a(r);e(".nivo-slice",t).remove();e(".nivo-box",t).remove();var o=r.effect,f="";if(r.effect==="random"){f=new Array("sliceDownRight","sliceDownLeft","sliceUpRight","sliceUpLeft","sliceUpDown","sliceUpDownLeft","fold","fade","boxRandom","boxRain","boxRainReverse","boxRainGrow","boxRainGrowReverse");o=f[Math.floor(Math.random()*(f.length+1))];if(o===undefined){o="fade"}}if(r.effect.indexOf(",")!==-1){f=r.effect.split(",");o=f[Math.floor(Math.random()*f.length)];if(o===undefined){o="fade"}}if(s.currentImage.attr("data-transition")){o=s.currentImage.attr("data-transition")}s.running=true;var l=0,c=0,d="",m="",g="",y="";if(o==="sliceDown"||o==="sliceDownRight"||o==="sliceDownLeft"){h(t,r,s);l=0;c=0;d=e(".nivo-slice",t);if(o==="sliceDownLeft"){d=e(".nivo-slice",t)._reverse()}d.each(function(){var n=e(this);n.css({top:"0px"});if(c===r.slices-1){setTimeout(function(){n.animate({opacity:"1.0"},r.animSpeed,"",function(){t.trigger("nivo:animFinished")})},100+l)}else{setTimeout(function(){n.animate({opacity:"1.0"},r.animSpeed)},100+l)}l+=50;c++})}else if(o==="sliceUp"||o==="sliceUpRight"||o==="sliceUpLeft"){h(t,r,s);l=0;c=0;d=e(".nivo-slice",t);if(o==="sliceUpLeft"){d=e(".nivo-slice",t)._reverse()}d.each(function(){var n=e(this);n.css({bottom:"0px"});if(c===r.slices-1){setTimeout(function(){n.animate({opacity:"1.0"},r.animSpeed,"",function(){t.trigger("nivo:animFinished")})},100+l)}else{setTimeout(function(){n.animate({opacity:"1.0"},r.animSpeed)},100+l)}l+=50;c++})}else if(o==="sliceUpDown"||o==="sliceUpDownRight"||o==="sliceUpDownLeft"){h(t,r,s);l=0;c=0;var b=0;d=e(".nivo-slice",t);if(o==="sliceUpDownLeft"){d=e(".nivo-slice",t)._reverse()}d.each(function(){var n=e(this);if(c===0){n.css("top","0px");c++}else{n.css("bottom","0px");c=0}if(b===r.slices-1){setTimeout(function(){n.animate({opacity:"1.0"},r.animSpeed,"",function(){t.trigger("nivo:animFinished")})},100+l)}else{setTimeout(function(){n.animate({opacity:"1.0"},r.animSpeed)},100+l)}l+=50;b++})}else if(o==="fold"){h(t,r,s);l=0;c=0;e(".nivo-slice",t).each(function(){var n=e(this);var i=n.width();n.css({top:"0px",width:"0px"});if(c===r.slices-1){setTimeout(function(){n.animate({width:i,opacity:"1.0"},r.animSpeed,"",function(){t.trigger("nivo:animFinished")})},100+l)}else{setTimeout(function(){n.animate({width:i,opacity:"1.0"},r.animSpeed)},100+l)}l+=50;c++})}else if(o==="fade"){h(t,r,s);m=e(".nivo-slice:first",t);m.css({width:t.width()+"px"});m.animate({opacity:"1.0"},r.animSpeed*2,"",function(){t.trigger("nivo:animFinished")})}else if(o==="slideInRight"){h(t,r,s);m=e(".nivo-slice:first",t);m.css({width:"0px",opacity:"1"});m.animate({width:t.width()+"px"},r.animSpeed*2,"",function(){t.trigger("nivo:animFinished")})}else if(o==="slideInLeft"){h(t,r,s);m=e(".nivo-slice:first",t);m.css({width:"0px",opacity:"1",left:"",right:"0px"});m.animate({width:t.width()+"px"},r.animSpeed*2,"",function(){m.css({left:"0px",right:""});t.trigger("nivo:animFinished")})}else if(o==="boxRandom"){p(t,r,s);g=r.boxCols*r.boxRows;c=0;l=0;y=v(e(".nivo-box",t));y.each(function(){var n=e(this);if(c===g-1){setTimeout(function(){n.animate({opacity:"1"},r.animSpeed,"",function(){t.trigger("nivo:animFinished")})},100+l)}else{setTimeout(function(){n.animate({opacity:"1"},r.animSpeed)},100+l)}l+=20;c++})}else if(o==="boxRain"||o==="boxRainReverse"||o==="boxRainGrow"||o==="boxRainGrowReverse"){p(t,r,s);g=r.boxCols*r.boxRows;c=0;l=0;var w=0;var E=0;var S=[];S[w]=[];y=e(".nivo-box",t);if(o==="boxRainReverse"||o==="boxRainGrowReverse"){y=e(".nivo-box",t)._reverse()}y.each(function(){S[w][E]=e(this);E++;if(E===r.boxCols){w++;E=0;S[w]=[]}});for(var x=0;x<r.boxCols*2;x++){var T=x;for(var N=0;N<r.boxRows;N++){if(T>=0&&T<r.boxCols){(function(n,i,s,u,a){var f=e(S[n][i]);var l=f.width();var c=f.height();if(o==="boxRainGrow"||o==="boxRainGrowReverse"){f.width(0).height(0)}if(u===a-1){setTimeout(function(){f.animate({opacity:"1",width:l,height:c},r.animSpeed/1.3,"",function(){t.trigger("nivo:animFinished")})},100+s)}else{setTimeout(function(){f.animate({opacity:"1",width:l,height:c},r.animSpeed/1.3)},100+s)}})(N,T,l,c,g);c++}T--}l+=100}}};var v=function(e){for(var t,n,r=e.length;r;t=parseInt(Math.random()*r,10),n=e[--r],e[r]=e[t],e[t]=n);return e};var m=function(e){if(this.console&&typeof console.log!=="undefined"){console.log(e)}};this.stop=function(){if(!e(t).data("nivo:vars").stop){e(t).data("nivo:vars").stop=true;m("Stop Slider")}};this.start=function(){if(e(t).data("nivo:vars").stop){e(t).data("nivo:vars").stop=false;m("Start Slider")}};r.afterLoad.call(this);return this};e.fn.nivoSlider=function(n){return this.each(function(r,i){var s=e(this);if(s.data("nivoslider")){return s.data("nivoslider")}var o=new t(this,n);s.data("nivoslider",o)})};e.fn.nivoSlider.defaults={effect:"random",slices:15,boxCols:8,boxRows:4,animSpeed:500,pauseTime:3e3,startSlide:0,directionNav:true,controlNav:true,controlNavThumbs:false,pauseOnHover:true,manualAdvance:false,prevText:"Prev",nextText:"Next",randomStart:false,beforeChange:function(){},afterChange:function(){},slideshowEnd:function(){},lastSlide:function(){},afterLoad:function(){}};e.fn._reverse=[].reverse})(jQuery)
//]]>
</script>

<script type='text/javascript'>
//<![CDATA[
// Default Nivo Slider
$(window).load(function() {
    $('#slider').nivoSlider();
});
//]]>
</script>

3. Real HTML

Now, place the below example HTML to anywhere in your template code that you want to display the image slider (can insert into HTML/javascript widget also). Of course, please mind changing all image src, titles, captions and links in the example HTML code:
<div class="slider-wrapper">
    <div id="slider" class="nivoSlider">
        <img src="yourimage1.jpg" alt="" />
        <a href="yourlink2.com"><img src="yourimage2.jpg" alt="" title="#htmlcaption" /></a>
        <img src="yourimage3.jpg" alt="" title="Example or raw caption for image 3" />
        <img src="yourimage4.jpg" alt="" />
        <!-- add other images if you like -->
    </div>
</div>
<div id="htmlcaption" class="nivo-html-caption">
    <strong>This</strong> is an example of a <em>HTML</em> caption with <a href="#">a link</a>.
</div>
<!-- add other image HTML caption -->

If you want to use HTML caption, you must input the title for image is "#my-html-caption-id". This image caption will be the content of any div tag with id "my-html-caption-id" (please check the example with div di "htmlcaption").

4. For advanced users

To make advance settings, you change all javascript code after the note: "// Default Nivo Slider" in step 2 with below code and change any settings you like:
 $(window).load(function() {
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    $('#slider').nivoSlider({
        effect: 'random', // Specify sets like: 'fold,fade,sliceDown'
        slices: 15, // For slice animations
        boxCols: 8, // For box animations
        boxRows: 4, // For box animations
        animSpeed: 500, // Slide transition speed
        pauseTime: 3000, // How long each slide will show
        startSlide: 0, // Set starting Slide (0 index)
        directionNav: true, // Next & Prev navigation
        controlNav: true, // 1,2,3... navigation
        controlNavThumbs: false, // Use thumbnails for Control Nav
        pauseOnHover: true, // Stop animation while hovering
        manualAdvance: false, // Force manual transitions
        prevText: 'Prev', // Prev directionNav text
        nextText: 'Next', // Next directionNav text
        randomStart: false, // Start on a random slide
        beforeChange: function(){}, // Triggers before a slide transition
        afterChange: function(){}, // Triggers after a slide transition
        slideshowEnd: function(){}, // Triggers after all slides have been shown
        lastSlide: function(){}, // Triggers when last slide is shown
        afterLoad: function(){} // Triggers when slider has loaded
    });
});

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