TimedSlider is a lightweight slider that automatically tabs through a set slides based on a user-defined timer. The slides have only bare-bones styling so you can further customize them as needed.

Usage examples would include creating slides with any combination of wikitext or images, or creating GIF-like animations from sets of still frame images.


See also: Help:Including additional CSS and JS, Help:Advanced CSS and JS
  • For site-wide use, an administrator can add the line below to the wiki's MediaWiki:ImportJS page.
  • For personal use, add the code snippet below to your global.js page (for use on all wikis) or your common.js page on your wiki (for use on a single wiki). Note that personal JS must be enabled for your account.
    type: 'script',
    articles: [
importArticles — Best Practices for installing JavaScript on FANDOM

The importArticles statement is designed to combine multiple HTTP requests into a single data transfer, allowing multiple scripts to load and execute faster. If you've been installing several different scripts, your JavaScript file has probably accumulated unnecessary import statements. Click "Expand" to learn how to efficiently batch import scripts to speed up performance and make your code look cleaner. One other approach is by using the MediaWiki:ImportJS.

If your JavaScript file has several lines of code that say importScript, importScriptPage, or importArticles, you may be able to combine them! By batch importing a collection of scripts with a single import, your JavaScript code will load faster and look cleaner. Consider the example below. On the left is an example of what your JavaScript file might currently look like. On the right is how you could improve that code.

Multiple imports — messy and slow One import — clean and efficient
  type: 'script',
  article: 'u:dev:FloatingToc/code.js'
importScriptPage('page1.js', 'wikiname');
importScriptPage('page2.js', 'wikiname');
  type: 'script',
  articles: [

Note: In this example, pay close attention to the placement of commas and other punctuation. For people who aren't familiar with programming (and even those who are!), a common mistake when writing code is to accidentally delete, forget, or misplace critical symbols like commas or quotation marks. This can cause a syntax error that breaks the code. Carefully follow the convention shown here when using importArticles.

But there's much more to importArticles than just this! For more examples and advanced usage, see the help page at Help:Including additional JavaScript and CSS.


Using block-element slides

Basic usage requires the following HTML code.

<div class="ts-container">
    <div class="ts-slide ts-active">Slide #1</div>
    <div class="ts-slide">Slide #2</div>
    <div class="ts-slide">Slide #3</div>
  • To make a slider, you need the <div class="ts-container"></div> tags.
  • To create individual slides, add another <div class="ts-slide">YOUR CONTENT HERE</div> inside the container.
  • It is highly recommended (but not required) that you make exactly one of the slides have class="ts-active" in your HTML, as shown in the example above. That's the class that defines the currently visible slide. If you do this, it works as a nice failsafe option in case the JavaScript for the slider fails to load.

Using inline-element slides

You can also do inline slides, for example, switching a single word in the middle of a sentence.

<span class="ts-container ts-container-inline">
    <span class="ts-slide">bird</span>
    <span class="ts-slide">plane</span>
    <span class="ts-slide">UFO</span>
    <span class="ts-slide">[ sharknado]</span>


Slide #1
Slide #2
Slide #3

What is this, a birdplaneUFOsharknado?

Animation. Like a GIF, but it's not.



Sets the delay (in milliseconds) between when the slides change. Default value is 2000 (or 2 seconds). The minimum value is 100 – it is not possible to set a timer faster than this.
<div class="ts-container" data-delay-ms="500">
    <!-- slides inside the container, as shown in the Usage section -->


13 July 2013
Mathmagician created.