Slider Revolution Global Settings

Learn about each option given in the Global Settings of the Slider Revolution plugin.

Featured Image Global Settings Slider Revolution Plugin

The options in the Global Settings apply to all modules [?] A module in Slider Revolution acts as a container for slides, which in turn act as containers for layers. Modules are created and edited with the module editor.

A "module" is a single, self contained piece of content. You can think of this as being similar to the way a post or page in regular WordPress is a self contained piece of content.

A module can represent any kind of content Slider Revolution is capable of creating, such as a slider, carousel, hero unit, navigation menu, posts display and so on.

Multiple modules can be combined to form rich content such as complete sites and landing pages.
created with the Slider Revolution plugin; when you configure any settings in the Global Settings, all your modules will use the configured settings.

Go to the Slider Revolution dashboard:

Slider Revolution dashboard

Click on the Globals from the Topbar:

Go to the Globals option from the Top bar in the Slider Revolution

The Global Settings will be opened in a popup:

Slider Revolution Global Settings popup

General

Permission

The Permission option has three settings you can choose from, which are helpful for websites with multiple users who have access to the dashboard, for example, writers or vendors. 

By selecting one of the roles given in the Permission dropdown option, users with those roles can access the Slider Revolution plugin dashboard for editing, creating, and deleting modules:

Permission dropdown menu under Slider Revolution Global Settings
To Admin:

Only a website administrator can access the Slider Revolution plugin dashboard. Select the To Admin setting from the Permission dropdown option:

Permission To Admin selected
To Editor, Admin:

The editor and Admin will have access to the Slider Revolution plugin dashboard. Select the To Editor, Admin setting from the Permission dropdown option:

Permission To Editor, Admin selected
Author, Editor, Admin:

Users with Admin, Editor, and Author roles will access the Slider Revolution plugin dashboard. Select the Author, Editor, Admin setting from the Permission dropdown option:

Permission Author, Editor, Admin selected


Learn more about the roles and capabilities of the WordPress website user from here.

Language

The Language option lets you choose a language different from the website’s default language for the Slider Revolution plugin dashboard. Select the Default or any other language setting from the Language dropdown option:

Language dropdown menu under Slider Revolution Global Settings

Include Libraries Globally

The Slider Revolution plugin is a dynamic plugin that runs on multiple programming language files, including JavaScript files; toggling the “Include libraries globally” option to ON will load those files on all website pages, whether a Slider Revolution module is added to the page or not:

Toggle Include libraries globally option to ON

List of Pages To Include RevSlider Libraries

In this option field, you can add the names of the pages where Slider Revolution modules are added so that the Slider Revolution libraries do not load for all the pages. This option works if you have turned off the “Include libraries globally” option.

Add a list of page/post IDs, separated by commas to include the plugin’s scripts. And the word “homepage” can always be included to have the scripts on your website’s home page:

List of pages to included RevSlider libraries for the Slider Revolution

Cross-Origin Image Defaults

The CORS, aka Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS), is a mechanism that helps your server indicate other domains, ports, or schemes. This mechanism loads the resources from different domains if you have embedded images from any other website.

Cross-origin image defaults drop-down menu under Slider Revolution Global Settings
Unset

CORS is not used (Useful if your images are hosted on CDN networks):

Cross-origin image defaults Unset setting selected
Anonymous

Suppose the server does not give credentials to the origin site (by not setting the Access-Control-Allow-Origin: HTTP header). In that case, images will be tainted and their usage restricted:

Cross-origin image defaults Anonymous setting selected
Use Credentials

Suppose the server does not give credentials to the origin site (through Access-Control-Allow-Credentials: HTTP header). In that case, the image will be tainted and its usage restricted:

Cross-origin image defaults Use Credentials setting selected

Page Loading Optimization

You can load the Slider Revolution plugin’s scripts in the page’s footer. This option is helpful if a conflict occurs with other scripts, such as a jQuery library:

Insert scripts in footer option toggled ON for Slider Revolution

Note: The scripts added in the footer load after loading the content added in the header and body of a website. This may cause a slight delay in loading the content of the Slider Revolution module.

Defer JavaScript Loading

Adds a “defer” attribute to the plugin’s script tags. Useful for when the scripts should load after the page has finished parsing:

Defer JavaScript loading option toggled ON

Load Files Asynchronously

Loading files asynchronously speeds up a website’s loading time. The asynchronous method loads file one by one but without any delay between loading the files. By default, files loads via a synchronous method that tries to load all of the files at the same which causes a delay in the loading of a website:

Load Files asynchronously toggled ON

Load YouTube API Early

With this option, you can load API for YouTube in the early stage of the loading process; this loads embedded videos from YouTube on a page perfectly. Sometimes videos appear broken or missing thumbnails because YouTube API fails to load along with other files:

Load Youtube API early option toggled ON

Fonts

Enable Custom Font Selection in the Editor

With this option, you can add custom fonts to be available for all of your modules. Learn more about it here:

Enable custom font selection in editor option under Slider Revolution Global Settings

Disable SR Font Awesome library

This option will prevent the Font Awesome Library from loading on the module’s front end:

Disable SR Font Awesome library option toggled ON

Enable Google Fonts Download

Load From Google

Select the Load from Google setting from the Enable Google Fonts download option to load fonts directly from Google:

Load Google Fonts from Google under Slider Revolution Global Settings
Cache Fonts Local (GDPR)

Select the Cache Fonts Local setting from the Enable Google Fonts download dropdown option to store the fonts “locally” on your server. This helps avoid issues with the EU GDPR law because it removes the contact of Google Servers on the front end.

Cache Google fonts locally menu under Slider Revolution Global Settings

After selecting the Cache Fonts Locally, you will see a Google Fonts Precaching pop-up with two buttons, Precache Manually Later and Start Precaching Now.

Google fonts precaching - Slider Revolution
Precache Manually Later

The Precache Manually Later button will close the popup window, and then you can find buttons to cache fonts manually:

Manual precaching options - Slider Revolution
Clear and Recache Fonts

The Clear and Recache Fonts button will clear the previously saved cache and start the precache process:

Clear and Recache fonts
Update Font Cache

The Update Font Cache button will update the cache on the previously saved cache. And it will not clear out the previously saved cache:

Update font cache
Start Precaching Now

The Start Precaching Now button will start the process to precache the fonts immediately:

Google fonts precaching
Disable, Load on Your Own

The slider Revolution module will not load any fonts from Google. As mentioned in this article, you can add custom fonts to your website using the CSS3 @font-face rule method. Select the Disable, Load on your own setting from the Enable Google Fonts download option to disable the Google fonts:

Enable Google Fonts download set to Disable, Load on your own - Slider Revolution

Optional Google Fonts Loading URL

Use this option to load a custom font; for example, for a Chinese environment, add the http://fonts.useso.com/css?family URL to the Optional Google Fonts loading URL option field, then click the Update Preload Fonts button:

Optional Google Fonts Loading URL option

Default Layout Grid Breakpoints

With the Default Layout Grid Breakpoints option, you customize the already defined default CSS media query breakpoints for the Slider Revolution modules.

For example, you can change the “Default Mobile Content Width” from 480px to 640px; whenever the screen size is 640px or less, your slider’s phone view will be displayed:

Default Layout Grid Breakpoints options under Slider Revolution Global Settings

Learn more about the media queries in detail here.

Default Desktop Content Width

You can change the Default desktop content width from 1240px (default configuration) to a higher or lower value. It is recommended not to lower the value from 1240px for the Default desktop content width because most desktop monitors have a viewport higher than 1240px:

Default desktop content width option configured to 1240px - Slider Revolution

Default Notebook Content width

You can change the Default notebook content width from 1024px (default configuration) to either higher or lower; the recommended lowest value for the Default notebook content width is 779px:

Default notebook content width option configured to 1024px

Default Tablet Content Width

You can change the  Default tablet content width from 778px (default configuration) to either higher or lower; the recommended lowest value for the Default tablet content width is 481px:

Default tablet content width configured to 778px.

Default Mobile Content Width

You can change the Default mobile content width from 480px (default configuration) to either higher or lower; the recommended lowest value for the Default mobile content width is 320px:

Default mobile content width configured to 480px

Modules Optimization

Force 1xDPR on Mobile

The Force 1xDPR on Mobile option works to make images crisp and sharp on small devices such as mobile phones. Suppose you have a high-resolution image; the option will check the screen DPR and multiply the pixel amounts to make the content sharper.

The 1xDPR force only applies to canvas animation, i.e., module background images and PanZoom images:

Force 1xDPR on mobile option toggled ON - Slider Revolution

Note: The Force 1xDPR on Mobile option neither increases nor decreases the website loading performance.

Force Viewport Loading

The Force Viewport Loading option can boost your website optimization, resulting in faster loading time. If a slider module is added in the middle or bottom of a page on your website, you can enable this option so that the module only starts to load when a user scrolls down to the viewport area or near that area where the module is added:

Force viewport loading drop-down menu under Slider Revolution Settings

Select the ON setting from the Force viewport loading dropdown to enable it:

Force viewport loading option configured to ON

Note: The Force viewport loading option is configured to the OFF setting by default.

The NO Change setting allows viewport loading to be changed from each module’s Dynamic Viewport Loading settings:

Force viewport loading option configured to No Change

The Dynamic Viewport Loading settings are located inside the Module General Options tab > General sub-section:

Dynamic Viewport Loading panel under Slider Revolution Settings
ViewPort Distance if Forced

This option works with the above option, “Force viewport loading,“; and prevents loading a module at the initial loading of a website to enhance the website’s loading performance.

After enabling the Force viewport loading option for the module, either added in the middle or at the bottom of a page, assign a distance value in pixels to the Viewport Distance if Forced option. For example, you can set 500px.

The value of 500px assigned to the “Viewport Distance if Forced” option will ensure that the module starts to load when a user is at a distance of 500px from the module so that when they come into the viewport of the module, they can see already loaded module:

ViewPort Distance if Forced option configured to 500px

Default Lazy Loading in Modules

Lazy loading is a technique that delays the loading of the images which are added on the part of the page that is not in view; for example, when you land on a page with a Slider Revolution module, the first slide of the module will be shown. Still, the rest of the slides are hidden at the moment.

With the lazy loading option, you can turn off their loading at the time of loading the whole to increase page loading time:

Default lazy loading in modules drop-down menu under Slider Revolution Global Settings
All

Select the ALL setting from the Default lazy loading in modules dropdown option to force all modules’ images to load through lazy loading:

Default lazy loading in modules configured to the All setting
Smart

Select the Smart setting from the Default lazy loading in modules dropdown option to lazy load images of the currently shown and the following slide for a better user experience:

Default lazy loading in modules option configured to the Smart setting
Single

Select the Single setting from the Default lazy loading in modules dropdown option to only load images of the currently shown slide. Images on the coming slides will be loaded once they are in view:

Default lazy loading in modules option configured to the Single setting
No Change

Select the No Change setting from the Default lazy loading in modules dropdown option to load all images at once:

Default lazy loading in modules option configured to the No Change setting

Lazy Load on BG Images

The Lazy Load on BG Images option is helpful if the lazyLoad needs to be applied to the module’s background images but not to other pictures added to modules:

Lazy Load on BG Image option toggled ON

Third-Party Lazy Loading Data

Suppose you want to stop lazy loading from a third-party lazy loading feature, for example, the WP Fastest Cache plugin. In that case, you can locate its data parameter here using the browser’s Web Developer Tools. And add the data-wpfc-original-src as the data name in the field:

Third-party lazy loading data option filed

Use Internal Caching

The internal caching is the Slider Revolution plugin’s built-in cache. The Slider Revolution plugin will keep the configured settings in its cache when enabled:

Use internal caching option toggled ON - Slider Revolution

Clear Cache

It is recommended to clear the cache from the Slider Revolution after making changes to the Global Settings. Click the Clear Cache button to clear out all the cache saved for the Slider Revolution plugin’s settings:

Button Clear Cache - Slider Revolution

Miscellaneous

Fix RevSlider Table Issues

Helpful in resolving cases where the plugin encounters issues with creating, editing, deleting modules, or database creation. Click the Force RS DB Creation button:

Fix RevSlider table issues option

Editor High Contrast Mode

All options within the plugin will display at higher contrast. Turn the Editor high contrast mode option to ON:

Editor high contrast mode option toggled ON - Slider Revolution

Save Global Settings

After making changes to the Global Settings, please ensure to click the Save Global Settings button to save all the changes:

The Save Global Settings button - Slider Revolution

Contact Us

If you encounter issues or have queries about the Global Settings, please get in touch with our support team by opening a ticket or emailing us at [email protected].

Slider Revolution Global Settings

The Author

Kashif Ahmed

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If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to me directly at [email protected].

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