What I’ve done with the Encounters demo site is added a slider called LayerSlider which is a commercial plugin, and should be considered as an option. But at $15, it’s simply an amazing slider for the price that it is. Now, because I used that in the demo, I wanted to provide custom styling for it to accompany the Encounters theme style, so that is included in the theme download package. The plugin (if installed) will have a folder called skins which is where the “encounters” folder in the /extras/layerSlider/skins/encounters is located. This encounters folder is uploaded to the plugin’s skins folder.
I will be doing a video tutorial on this plugin today actually…how to install it, setup the custom styling, as well how to create the slides. After this one, I will follow up with another video tutorial for another slider which is part of the Widgetkit plugin (this one is free). I need to add this one to the live demo site but if you want to see it in action, the Preference theme demo is running this on the front page.
The important part of either slider plugin is that to maintain the responsiveness of the theme, there’s a lot of sliders that are not responsive, and these two are the better ones to use if you need a fully responsive website.