First look: Premium Lenses25 Comments
One of our proudest achievements with SlideDeck 2 was the Lenses system – separating your slide content from the way it’s presented on the page opened up the ability to dramatically change the look of your slider with a single click. It was a big step forward for the the Web slider, and although we’ve been intently focused on adding and improving features since SlideDeck 2’s launch in March of this year, we definitely had our eye on expanding the variety of Lenses available to you guys.
So, it’s with a huge amount of excitement that we’re giving you a first look at our upcoming Premium Lenses for both Lite and paid SlideDeck users! Very soon, you’ll be able to purchase & install additional lenses right from inside your WordPress admin area, for as little as $9 a pop!
What new Lenses are coming?
The following three brand new Lenses will be available to all Personal, Professional and Developer tier SlideDeck users:
- Inspired by the custom slider Lens created for the digital-telepathy blog
- Clean, minimalist design fits with almost any site
- Beautiful, customizable thumbnail navigation
- Dynamic-content only
- The first multi-panel SlideDeck Lens, that can show multiple image slides simultaneously – perfect for Instagram or Pinterest feeds
- Awesome ‘card-stack’ variant
- Introduces a new font – “Permanent Marker“
- Dynamic-content only
- Gorgeous, customizable leather and paper textures for that classic vintage look
- Introduces a new font – “Damion”
- Supports both Custom and Dynamic Content
What about Lite users?
Don’t worry, we’re not restricting the Lens love just to our paid users! With our next plugin update, Lite users will be able to purchase three Lenses previously only included with the paid versions of SlideDeck – Classic, Fashion and Half-Moon. Try them out for yourself right now in our free live demo.
How will Premium Lenses work?
Now, we’re sure you have questions about this new world of Lenses, so we’ve taken the liberty of throwing together a quick FAQ:
How will I buy Premium Lenses?
Both paid and Lite users will be able to purchase Lenses from several points inside the admin area, including the Lenses screen, and the Lens selector in the SlideDeck editing screen.
Will this be a subscription thing?
Nope, for right now all Lens purchases will be a one-time fee.
Can I get support with the Lenses?
SlideDeck Personal, Professional and Developer users can continue to get access to support and updates as usual. Lite users will be able to get the latest versions of their Lenses from their digital-telepathy account (if you haven’t already, you should sign up – it’s free and awesome), but will not have access to our support team. Basically, nothing changes from a support point of view.
When will they be here?
Patience, young Skywalker(s) – we’ll be officially launching Premium Lenses very soon, and you’ll get access to them with the next plugin update we release.
In the meantime, what kinds of sliders would you love to see made available as SlideDeck Lenses? Post your suggestions and examples in the comments!