xFlip is a slideshow plugin in a flipping book style, using only CSS. xFlip is designed to work only on modern browsers that support CSS3 transitions and transformations: at the moment that is Safari and the latest Firefox browsers.
Installing the plugin is simple:
From your wp-admin:
- Appearance->Plugins->Add New and upload the Zip file.
- Activate the plugin from the plugins menu
To use the plugin you need to add the following code inside PHP tags in your theme template files:
You can also use the plugin as a shortcode in your content.
[ xflip ]
The plugin comes with some basic customisation options available via the xlip admin panel.
Show Caption?: Set to false to hide the text overlay with the Title and Entry Excerpt. This will then show only the images.
Caption text aligment: Align the text left, right or center.
Slider Height: Set the height of the Slider in px (default: 300px).
Help – You can also always access the help settings from the control panel, in the top right corner.
Flip book plugins, using only CSS, are currently cutting-edge technology that is only supported by certain modern browsers. Specifically those that support CSS Transitions and Transformations. This currently boils down to Safari and modern Firefox support. This plugin degrades gracefully, but clearly, it’s not the same thing if the pages don’t flip.
That’s just the way browser support is right now.
You can use this plugin to show better content to your visitors on superior browsers, and wow them. Don’t be limited by how slow the web consortiums are to catch up.