Options

No two projects are the same. That is why bxSlider is packed full of options that allow the slider to adapt to the project’s specific needs. Check the examples page for detailed implementations.

General

mode
Type of transition between slides
default: 'horizontal'
options: 'horizontal', 'vertical', 'fade'
speed
Slide transition duration (in ms)
default: 500
options: integer
slideMargin
Margin between each slide
default: 0
options: integer
startSlide
Starting slide index (zero-based)
default: 0
options: integer
randomStart
Start slider on a random slide
default: false
options: boolean (true / false)
slideSelector
Element to use as slides (ex. 'div.slide').
Note: by default, bxSlider will use all immediate children of the slider element
default: ''
options: jQuery selector
infiniteLoop
If true, clicking "Next" while on the last slide will transition to the first slide and vice-versa
default: true
options: boolean (true / false)
hideControlOnEnd
If true, "Next" control will be hidden on last slide and vice-versa
Note: Only used when infiniteLoop: false
default: false
options: boolean (true / false)
easing
The type of "easing" to use during transitions. If using CSS transitions, include a value for the transition-timing-function property. If not using CSS transitions, you may include plugins/jquery.easing.1.3.js for many options.
See http://gsgd.co.uk/sandbox/jquery/easing/ for more info.
default: null
options: if using CSS: 'linear', 'ease', 'ease-in', 'ease-out', 'ease-in-out', 'cubic-bezier(n,n,n,n)'. If not using CSS: 'swing', 'linear' (see the above file for more options)
captions
Include image captions. Captions are derived from the image's title attribute
default: false
options: boolean (true / false)
ticker
Use slider in ticker mode (similar to a news ticker)
default: false
options: boolean (true / false)
tickerHover
Ticker will pause when mouse hovers over slider. Note: this functionality does NOT work if using CSS transitions!
default: false
options: boolean (true / false)
adaptiveHeight
Dynamically adjust slider height based on each slide's height
default: false
options: boolean (true / false)
adaptiveHeightSpeed
Slide height transition duration (in ms). Note: only used if adaptiveHeight: true
default: 500
options: integer
video
If any slides contain video, set this to true. Also, include plugins/jquery.fitvids.js
See http://fitvidsjs.com/ for more info
default: false
options: boolean (true / false)
responsive
Enable or disable auto resize of the slider. Useful if you need to use fixed width sliders.
default: true
options: boolean (true / false)
useCSS
If true, CSS transitions will be used for horizontal and vertical slide animations (this uses native hardware acceleration). If false, jQuery animate() will be used.
default: true
options: boolean (true / false)
preloadImages
If 'all', preloads all images before starting the slider. If 'visible', preloads only images in the initially visible slides before starting the slider (tip: use 'visible' if all slides are identical dimensions)
default: visible
options: 'all', 'visible'
touchEnabled
If true, slider will allow touch swipe transitions
default: true
options: boolean (true / false)
swipeThreshold
Amount of pixels a touch swipe needs to exceed in order to execute a slide transition. Note: only used if touchEnabled: true
default: 50
options: integer
oneToOneTouch
If true, non-fade slides follow the finger as it swipes
default: true
options: boolean (true / false)
preventDefaultSwipeX
If true, touch screen will not move along the x-axis as the finger swipes
default: true
options: boolean (true / false)
preventDefaultSwipeY
If true, touch screen will not move along the y-axis as the finger swipes
default: false
options: boolean (true / false)

Pager

pager
If true, a pager will be added
default: true
options: boolean (true / false)
pagerType
If 'full', a pager link will be generated for each slide. If 'short', a x / y pager will be used (ex. 1 / 5)
default: 'full'
options: 'full', 'short'
pagerShortSeparator
If pagerType: 'short', pager will use this value as the separating character
default: ' / '
options: string
pagerSelector
Element used to populate the populate the pager. By default, the pager is appended to the bx-viewport
default: ''
options: jQuery selector
pagerCustom
Parent element to be used as the pager. Parent element must contain a <a data-slide-index="x"> element for each slide. See example here. Not for use with dynamic carousels.
default: null
options: jQuery selector
buildPager
If supplied, function is called on every slide element, and the returned value is used as the pager item markup.
See examples for detailed implementation
default: null
options: function(slideIndex)

Controls

controls
If true, "Next" / "Prev" controls will be added
default: true
options: boolean (true / false)
nextText
Text to be used for the "Next" control
default: 'Next'
options: string
prevText
Text to be used for the "Prev" control
default: 'Prev'
options: string
nextSelector
Element used to populate the "Next" control
default: null
options: jQuery selector
prevSelector
Element used to populate the "Prev" control
default: null
options: jQuery selector
autoControls
If true, "Start" / "Stop" controls will be added
default: false
options: boolean (true / false)
startText
Text to be used for the "Start" control
default: 'Start'
options: string
stopText
Text to be used for the "Stop" control
default: 'Stop'
options: string
autoControlsCombine
When slideshow is playing only "Stop" control is displayed and vice-versa
default: false
options: boolean (true / false)
autoControlsSelector
Element used to populate the auto controls
default: null
options: jQuery selector

Auto

auto
Slides will automatically transition
default: false
options: boolean (true / false)
pause
The amount of time (in ms) between each auto transition
default: 4000
options: integer
autoStart
Auto show starts playing on load. If false, slideshow will start when the "Start" control is clicked
default: true
options: boolean (true / false)
autoDirection
The direction of auto show slide transitions
default: 'next'
options: 'next', 'prev'
autoHover
Auto show will pause when mouse hovers over slider
default: false
options: boolean (true / false)
autoDelay
Time (in ms) auto show should wait before starting
default: 0
options: integer

Carousel

minSlides
The minimum number of slides to be shown. Slides will be sized down if carousel becomes smaller than the original size.
default: 1
options: integer
maxSlides
The maximum number of slides to be shown. Slides will be sized up if carousel becomes larger than the original size.
default: 1
options: integer
moveSlides
The number of slides to move on transition. This value must be >= minSlides, and <= maxSlides. If zero (default), the number of fully-visible slides will be used.
default: 0
options: integer
slideWidth
The width of each slide. This setting is required for all horizontal carousels!
default: 0
options: integer

Callbacks

onSliderLoad
Executes immediately after the slider is fully loaded
default: function(){}
options: function(currentIndex){ // your code here }
arguments:
  currentIndex: element index of the current slide
onSlideBefore
Executes immediately before each slide transition.
default: function(){}
options: function($slideElement, oldIndex, newIndex){ // your code here }
arguments:
  $slideElement: jQuery element of the destination element
  oldIndex: element index of the previous slide (before the transition)
  newIndex: element index of the destination slide (after the transition)
onSlideAfter
Executes immediately after each slide transition. Function argument is the current slide element (when transition completes).
default: function(){}
options: function($slideElement, oldIndex, newIndex){ // your code here }
arguments:
  $slideElement: jQuery element of the destination element
  oldIndex: element index of the previous slide (before the transition)
  newIndex: element index of the destination slide (after the transition)
onSlideNext
Executes immediately before each "Next" slide transition. Function argument is the target (next) slide element.
default: function(){}
options: function($slideElement, oldIndex, newIndex){ // your code here }
arguments:
  $slideElement: jQuery element of the destination element
  oldIndex: element index of the previous slide (before the transition)
  newIndex: element index of the destination slide (after the transition)
onSlidePrev
Executes immediately before each "Prev" slide transition. Function argument is the target (prev) slide element.
default: function(){}
options: function($slideElement, oldIndex, newIndex){ // your code here }
arguments:
  $slideElement: jQuery element of the destination element
  oldIndex: element index of the previous slide (before the transition)
  newIndex: element index of the destination slide (after the transition)

Public methods

goToSlide
Performs a slide transition to the supplied slide index (zero-based)
example:
slider = $('.bxslider').bxSlider();
slider.goToSlide(3);
goToNextSlide
Performs a "Next" slide transition
example:
slider = $('.bxslider').bxSlider();
slider.goToNextSlide();
goToPrevSlide
Performs a "Prev" slide transition
example:
slider = $('.bxslider').bxSlider();
slider.goToPrevSlide();
startAuto
Starts the auto show. Provide an argument false to prevent the auto controls from being updated.
example:
slider = $('.bxslider').bxSlider();
slider.startAuto();
stopAuto
Stops the auto show. Provide an argument false to prevent the auto controls from being updated.
example:
slider = $('.bxslider').bxSlider();
slider.stopAuto();
getCurrentSlide
Returns the current active slide
example:
slider = $('.bxslider').bxSlider();
var current = slider.getCurrentSlide();
getSlideCount
Returns the total number of slides in the slider
example:
slider = $('.bxslider').bxSlider();
var slideQty = slider.getSlideCount();
reloadSlider
Reload the slider. Useful when adding slides on the fly. Accepts an optional settings object. See here for an example.
example:
slider = $('.bxslider').bxSlider();
slider.reloadSlider();
destroySlider
Destroy the slider. This reverts all slider elements back to their original state (before calling the slider).
example:
slider = $('.bxslider').bxSlider();
slider.destroySlider();