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Modules Quick Summary

Modules are at the core of working with Slider Revolution. Let's quickly summarize what they are.

Modules Overview

The quickest possible summary of what modules are comes from the Definitions section of our documentation, (an area you should find very helpful). Here’s that definition:

Module

A module in Slider Revolution acts as a container for slides [?] A "slide" in Slider Revolution is a container into which multiple layers can be added, with layers in turn acting as containers for various forms of media such as images, text, video, audio, buttons, and special effects.

Slides are added to modules and edited via the module editor.

Within the module editor, each slide has its own animation timeline, background and collection of layers.

A single module can have one or many slides. A module with one slide is called a scene, and a module with multiple slides is called a slider or carousel.
, which in turn act as containers for layers [?] Layers are containers for visual, audio or layout items and are added to slides. For example, text, button, image, audio, video, group and row are all types of layers.

Layers are added to slides via the module editor.
. Modules are created and edited with the module editor [?] The "Module Editor", also known as the "Visual Editor", is an interface used to create & modify modules.

It's through this interface you can add various types of layers to your modules, as well as animation and special FX.
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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 [?] A slider is a type of module that contains multiple slides. You can only see one slide at a time, a distinguishing features that makes sliders different from carousels.

The slides of a slider can be panned through either by using navigation controls such as arrows and tabs, or by clicking and dragging. They can also be set to automatically transition from one slide to the next.
, carousel [?] A carousel is a type of module that contains multiple slides. However, unlike a slider, you can see multiple slides at the same time.

Carousel slides appear next to each other horizontally and can be panned through either by using navigation controls such as arrows and tabs, or by clicking and dragging. They can also be set to automatically transition from one slide to the next.
, hero unit [?] Hero units are large displays that occupy the top section of a site. They are designed to make a big impact on the visitor as soon as they land on your site.

When creating hero unit modules there is no restriction on the layout type, you can use any of the three options: slider, carousel or scene.

The distinguishing feature of hero units is they are the first major piece of content in a site, usually full width, and typically take up a large portion of, if not all, the screen's available height.
, navigation menu, posts display and so on.

Multiple modules can be combined to form rich content such as complete sites and landing pages.

Examples of multiple different types of modules, including hero units, galleries, and newsletter forms.

Let’s add just a little more to that definition though.

Module Type Examples

Probably the best way to understand what modules are is to see some examples.

Slider

The first type of module that likely springs to mind when you think of Slider Revolution is, of course, a slider [?] A slider is a type of module that contains multiple slides. You can only see one slide at a time, a distinguishing features that makes sliders different from carousels.

The slides of a slider can be panned through either by using navigation controls such as arrows and tabs, or by clicking and dragging. They can also be set to automatically transition from one slide to the next.
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Carousel

Similar to sliders, but not quite the same, are carousels [?] A carousel is a type of module that contains multiple slides. However, unlike a slider, you can see multiple slides at the same time.

Carousel slides appear next to each other horizontally and can be panned through either by using navigation controls such as arrows and tabs, or by clicking and dragging. They can also be set to automatically transition from one slide to the next.
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Hero

Hero units are full width, large displays that occupy the top section of a site, making them a little hard to demonstrate here. Nonetheless, the following is an image of an example hero unit:

Special FX

Modules can be built with several different kinds of special effects as key elements in their design. For example, the following is an image of a module that has the ability to wipe between “The Past” and “The Future” of classic cars:

Post Based

It’s possible to draw content out of your WordPress site, such as your latest posts, and present that content via a module. In this example image we have a slider showcasing latest news posts:

Make Anything With Modules

By looking at these examples you can see just how versatile Slider Revolution is. You’ll use it to create modules, but those modules can be just about any type of content you could possibly need.

You can build out entire landing page websites with modules if you choose, using WordPress as a back end to manage your content. Or, if there’s a part of your website you want to visually enhance, there’s a module for that too.

Next up, let’s have a quick overview of the powerful interface you’ll be using to create and edit modules: The Module Editor.