FlexSlider library not found. Please consult the README.txt for installation instructions.

i got this message when i tried to activate the module.

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vmkazakoff’s picture

Carlitta87, you need to download sourse code of slider from http://flex.madebymufffin.com/, and put it in libraries directory of your site.

Knee-X’s picture

Requires: Libraries (missing)

I use the flex slider module in one project and it works very good. > http://wz2011d7.webstanz.be/

For an other project, i put the module in sites/all/modules and the library in sites/all/libraries/flexslider and the result in the module page for flex slider is: "Requires: Libraries (missing)"

I don't understand... why it don't work in this project?

If someone had an idea?


jduguid’s picture

Hey Nixx76,
I'm still trying to get this working too. But have you also installed the Libraries module? I believe that module is require also and may account for the error message.

Knee-X’s picture


The kit http://flex.madebymufffin.com/ is uploaded in sites/all/libraries. I have the same path that recommended in the read me.txt


So, i don't understand.

Knee-X’s picture

Status: Needs work » Fixed

Hi jfduguid,

Indeed, I just forgot to install the Libraries module... It works now.


njellis’s picture

Hello, any suggestions would be appreciated. We have the exact same problem, except libraries is installed and enabled.

With Libraries installed and Enabled we first attempted to use drupal's install-app process. FlexSlider did copy to and was listed, but when enabled, we get the following: "FlexSlider library not found. Please consult the README.txt for installation instructions." (Readme contains only dev info).

Then tried to download it from the link http://flex.madebymufffin.com/ then FTP FlexSlider-1.8 to /sites/all/modules (after deleting the original FlexSlider). Tried to Enable again -- same error.

We are using the AT Commerce 7.x-2.0-beta2 based on AdaptiveTheme 7.x-2.x.

I have tried to enable this on another site as well with the BlueMasters theme with the same result.

Thanks !!

minorOffense’s picture

You need to name the library folder you downloaded as following


Note the case of the folder name

Then, the libraries module will look for that folder in the following locations in this order:

  1. sites/[site folder]/libraries/flexslider
  2. sites/all/libraries/flexslider
  3. profiles/[installprofile]/libraries/flexslider

That should work.

njellis’s picture

Awesome. That took care of it. I had relabled the folders under the modules trying to get them to work, but somehow missed under libraries. Thank you so much.

For others out there, if you encounter similar problems - for us we needed to make sure of the following

The downloaded content from http://flex.madebymufffin.com/ needs to be extracted to sites/all/libraries/flexslider. NOTE: You will need to ensure it's simply called "flexslider" not "flexslider1.8" or anything else as the final folder. Also as minorOffense noted some servers are case sensitive so make sure it's all lower case.

Status: Fixed » Closed (fixed)

Automatically closed -- issue fixed for 2 weeks with no activity.

friendlymachine’s picture

63.75 KB

I think this is still an issue. I have tried this on two different machines and have triple checked the paths, spelling and capitalization before posting this - still getting the 'not found' error on both. I'm attaching screenshot of where I have it just in case another set of eyes can see what I'm missing.

marcus178’s picture

Yes this is a problem, I have checked and triple checked that everything is correct but it won't let me install as it thinks the library is missing.

minorOffense’s picture

Status: Closed (fixed) » Postponed (maintainer needs more info)

Are you running Drupal on windows?

marcus178’s picture

Nope, it's on a mac installed locally using MAMP

Jeff Burnz’s picture

Title: Libraries and Flexslider » Libraries and Flexslider Documentation
Category: bug » task

I believe the confusion may be due to the documentation in the README not being followed correctly or its a bit unclear - it was to me to begin with, until I looked at your implementations of hook_library and hook_library_alter and saw it needed three files, not one.

You actually need three files in sites/all/libraries/flexslider


The README says to rename the folder, but there is heaps of other crap in there I didn't want so I created a folder called "flexslider" and copied in only one file (jquery.flexslider-min.js), after adding the other two things worked.

Maybe explicitly state the three files that are absolutely required?

friendlymachine’s picture

Yes, this fixed it for me. Not at all clear you need all three. Thanks!

minorOffense’s picture

Assigned: Unassigned » minorOffense

For the next build, I'll change the install requirements to no longer check for the unminified copy of the library. I'll instead add a check on the admin form when enabling debug mode to notify the user to install the unminified copy.

Thanks for the feedback and sorry for the confusion.

minorOffense’s picture

Status: Postponed (maintainer needs more info) » Needs work
minorOffense’s picture

This will be fixed in rc3.

Sorry for the delay.

rovo’s picture

Possibly update the documentation to the Github link for the library:

I haven't been able to access the referenced URL for days:

drew reece’s picture

Here is a silly patch correcting the URL to the library.

The links to the docs & options remain unchanged since they don't seem to be on github.

minorOffense’s picture

Status: Needs work » Closed (fixed)

Some fixes are in a previous commit.

I made one specifically for #14 here http://drupalcode.org/project/flexslider.git/commit/33cd345

Jenness87’s picture

I know this is an old post, but thanks so much! I was having this same issue and I can't believe it was because of one uppercase letter. Thanks again.

emettler’s picture

So, I tried to install this - couldn't get the library recognized so I decided to uninstall Flexslider. Did so - and I'm still getting the error message on my site. Help!?

emettler’s picture

Nevermind - I just realized that my error is "The imagesloaded library was not found!" I've tried downloading this and putting in it all/sites/libraries/imagesLoaded directory but no joy - anyone?

emettler’s picture

And realized the error was caused by upgrading to Libraries 2.0 - Equal Heights module has a dependency that isn't working!

giupenni’s picture

Same problem with Flexislider 7.x-2.0-alpha1 and Libraries 2

ncy’s picture

If you copied the folder "FlexSlider-master" directly to your sites/all/libraries directory and then renamed it "flexslider", check the permissions. The folder was set to 700 for me, so try doing a chmod 755 on the folder. You will need to do this on the images folder as well to get the left/right arrows to show up.

  • Commit 33cd345 on 7.x-1.x, youtube, 8.x-2.x, startslide by minorOffense:
    Updated documentation to clarify flex slider files Fix for issue [#...
Adrião Neves’s picture

Issue summary: View changes

#27 Did the trick for me. Thank you.

alislis’s picture

The way suggested #27 is really works! I had the problem "library is not detected" and this method helps me, thanx!