Views Slideshow Xtra is an enhancement module for Views Slideshow, providing the ability to create overlays for a Views Slideshow. HTML elements are placed in
<div> overlays, with overlay visibility controlled by toggling the CSS
display property, so that overlays are displayed with their corresponding slide. Animation of the overlay displays is also supported.
In addition to overlay support, this module has some other useful features:
- The Views Slideshow Xtra Example sub-module helps automate the creation of any Drupal 7 Views Slideshow. This sub-module creates a Slide content type, a default Slideshow View, and optionally, example Slide nodes.
- There is a Slideshow setting for the number of milliseconds to pause slide transition after mouse movement. This allows the user time to click a slide overlay element if the mouse is in motion. This setting is essentially "Pause on hover" for a specified number of milliseconds.
A new approach to Views Slideshow overlays has been implemented in 7.x-3.x, and represents a significant improvement. The new approach is to create overlays using Views Attachment Displays that have a Views Style Plugin called "Slideshow Overlay". This is the only approach that will be supported in Drupal 8.