The quickest possible summary of what modules are comes from the Definitions section of our documentation, (an area you should find very helpful). Here’s that definition:
A module in Slider Revolution acts as a container for slides [?] , which in turn act as containers for layers [?] . Modules are created and edited with the module editor [?] .
A “module” is a single, self contained piece of content. You can think of this as being similar to the way a post or page in regular WordPress is a self contained piece of content.
A module can represent any kind of content Slider Revolution is capable of creating, such as a slider [?] , carousel [?] , hero unit [?] , navigation menu, posts display and so on.
Multiple modules can be combined to form rich content such as complete sites and landing pages.
Examples of multiple different types of modules, including hero units, galleries, and newsletter forms.
Let’s add just a little more to that definition though.
Probably the best way to understand what modules are is to see some examples.
The first type of module that likely springs to mind when you think of Slider Revolution is, of course, a slider [?] :
Similar to sliders, but not quite the same, are carousels [?] :
Hero units are full width, large displays that occupy the top section of a site, making them a little hard to demonstrate here. Nonetheless, the following is an image of an example hero unit:
Modules can be built with several different kinds of special effects as key elements in their design. For example, the following is an image of a module that has the ability to wipe between “The Past” and “The Future” of classic cars:
It’s possible to draw content out of your WordPress site, such as your latest posts, and present that content via a module. In this example image we have a slider showcasing latest news posts:
By looking at these examples you can see just how versatile Slider Revolution is. You’ll use it to create modules, but those modules can be just about any type of content you could possibly need.
You can build out entire landing page websites with modules if you choose, using WordPress as a back end to manage your content. Or, if there’s a part of your website you want to visually enhance, there’s a module for that too.
Next up, let’s have a quick overview of the powerful interface you’ll be using to create and edit modules: The Module Editor.