Beautiful image and content slider plugin. Shows the widely used jQuery Nivo slider plugin from

  • Easily upload dozens of images thanks to django-filer;
  • HTML description for each image;
  • Four default nivo slider theme choices;
  • User selection of nivo parameters: themes, animation, manual advance, thumbnails, etc;
  • Auto-discovering of custom nivo themes on static dirs.


  1. pip install cmsplugin_nivoslider
  2. Add 'cmsplugin_nivoslider' to INSTALLED_APPS
  3. Add 'cmsplugin_nivoslider.thumbnail_processors.pad_image', to your THUMBNAIL_PROCESSORS (before autocrop)
  4. Run ./ syncdb (or ./ migrate cmsplugin_nivoslider if you are using South)

You need to have correctly configured staticfiles for autodiscovering and using themes.

If you use South < 1.0, you will have to specify the migrations path using:

    'cmsplugin_nivoslider': 'cmsplugin_nivoslider.south_migrations',

Upgrading to 0.4

On version 0.4, we have dropped the custom image albums in behalf of django-filer Folders. So if you are upgrading from a previous version, you will have to upload again your images to a filer folder.

Using a custom or downloaded theme

When reloading your Django app, the plugin will search for themes on the following static dir: nivo/themes/.

So all you need to do is putting your theme plugin on static/nivo/themes/pluginname dir of some app of your Django project.

So after collectstatic, theme will be available under the directory: STATIC_ROOT/nivo/themes/pluginname And will be found by cmsplugin_nivoslider.

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