I recently worked on a small plugin that would allow selecting a slider to be displayed at the top of a custom taxonomy archive template.

For the plugin to work properly, I needed to get a list of sliders. I knew about the putRevSlider() function that could be used in a plugin or theme to output a slider, but after looking around, I couldn’t find something for getting a list of sliders.

After a while of digging, I found the following article:


That article suggests using the following to get a list of slider aliases:

// get a list of all available sliders
$my_sliders = new RevSlider();
// grab the "alias" names of the sliders
$my_slider_array = $my_sliders->getAllSliderAliases();

Because this code requires that the `RevSlider` class exist, I would suggest using something like the following:

if ( class_exists( 'RevSlider' ) ) {
    $rev_slider = new RevSlider();
    $sliders = $rev_slider->getAllSliderAliases();
} else {
    $sliders = array();

Checking that the class exists will prevent you from running into errors in your plugin or theme if Revolution Slider is deactivated or deleted for some reason.

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