Cimy Header Image Rotator – FAQ and comments

Q: How can I use this plug-in with Twenty Ten/Eleven theme?

A: The best idea is to create a child theme indeed, someone already tried it:

Q: How can I set the order of the pictures?

A: First rename the pictures like this: 01-pic, 02-pic, 03-pic and finally upload them.

Q: Why when I refresh the page then the rotation does not start from first picture even if shuffle images is turned off?

A: Because the plug-in calculates a time frame where every picture should be positioned based on the swap rate and the total amount of uploaded pictures and then this time frame is assigned to this picture in this moment.
Since v5.0.5 you can change this behaviour from the plug-in’s options.

Q: Images never load, “Loading images…” stays always there, what happened?

A1: Did you install recently a plug-in? If yes try to isolate it, most probably it is its fault due to wrong inclusion of jQuery script. Its author should fix this referring to WordPress documentation:
A2: If did not help then probably you have selected Slide effect and you did not read that your images should be bigger than the div so: reduce the div dimensions and/or reduce the speed of this effect.
A3: If still did not help then probably you loaded too big images (the file size) and takes too long to load all of them.

Q: When feature XYZ will be added?

A: I don’t know, remember that this is a 100% free project so answer is “When I have time and/or when someone help me with a donation”.

Q: Can I help with a donation?

A: Sure, visit the donation page or contact me via e-mail.

Q: Can I hack this plug-in and hope to see my code in the next release?

A: For sure, this is just happened and can happen again if you write useful new features and good code. Try to see how I maintain the code and try to do the same (or even better of course), I have rules on how I write it, don’t want “spaghetti code”, I’m Italian and I want spaghetti only on my plate.
There is no guarantee that your patch will hit an official upcoming release of the plug-in, but feel free to do a fork of this project and distribute it, this is GPL!

Q1: I have found a bug what can I do?
Q2: Something does not work as expected, why?

A: The first thing is to download the latest version of the plug-in and see if you still have the same issue.
If yes please write me an email or write a comment but give as more details as you can, like:

  • Plug-in version
  • WordPress version
  • MYSQL version
  • PHP version
  • exact error that is returned (if any)

after describe what you did, what you expected and what instead the plug-in did 🙂
Then the MOST important thing is: DO NOT DISAPPEAR!
A lot of times I cannot reproduce the problem and I need more details, so if you don’t check my answer then 80% of the times bug (if any) will NOT BE FIXED!

729 thoughts on “Cimy Header Image Rotator – FAQ and comments”

  1. Is this plugin compatible with WordPress 4.2.2?

    (I’m currently using it on a school website and don’t want it to stop working on update…)


  2. Hi there,

    Firstly, thanks for providing such a great plug-in to the WP community!

    I was just wondering, in case the plug-in is still being updated, if any of these features could be in the pipeline for a future update? (I would suggest how to implement them myself, if only I had the development skills to do so):

    1) Compatibility with WordPress 4.4’s Responsive Images features (incl. ‘srcset’ and ‘sizes’ attributes, i.e. ability to pull specific thumbnail sizes)

    2) Enable ‘height: auto;’ CSS to ‘#cimy_div_id_0’ so that headers/images doesn’t all have to be the same size. If you set the height to auto now, the images just doesn’t show at all. I think it might be fine to have the width set to auto though.

    I think these two features would improve the plug-in massively.



  3. Our organization has been using your plug in for years. One issue we’re having is one image won’t delete. Every other image will delete except that one. Is there a solution?

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