The fundamentals of using Slider Revolution.

Media Layers: Text, Graphic, Video & Audio

Add multiple kind of media to your modules with these seven types of layers.

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What are Media Layers?

The type of layer [?] Layers are containers for visual, audio or layout items and are added to slides. For example, text, button, image, audio, video, group and row are all types of layers.

Layers are added to slides via the module editor.
you’ll most commonly use are media layers, those that add text, graphics, video and audio content to your modules [?] 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.
. These layers are the most fundamental building blocks of your designs.

Media Layers (Video Tutorial)

Everything covered in this section of the manual about media layers can be learned by watching the “A Closer Look at Slider Revolution’s Module Editor, Slides & Layers” tutorial video from the 6:58 mark:

If you watched the above video in full you can skip the remainder of the A Closer Look section of the manual and proceed to Module Editing Basics.

Or, continue reading to learn more about Slider Revolution’s media layer types:

Media Layer Types

The first seven options on the Add Layer dropdown are all media layer types.

Add media layers

Let’s briefly summarise what each one is.


Add headlines or paragraph-like blocks of text content.

Text layer


Add JPG, PNG or GIF images. Use this to add photos and illustrations.

Image layer


Interactive strip of text to which you can apply custom styling or choose from a selection of premade styles. Use this to create objects clearly meant to be clicked on, with changes in their appearances when hovering over them with the mouse.

Button layer


Create resizeable, rectangular shapes. Use to create things like backgrounds behind other elements, or overlays to tint photographs.

Shape layer


Embed videos either uploaded to your own site, or from third parties YouTube or Vimeo.

Video layer


Embed audio files that have been uploaded to your own site.

Audio layer

Icon / SVG

Choose icons or SVGs (scalable vector graphics) to use from Slider Revolution’s included library.

Icon / SVG Layer
Media Layers: Text, Graphic, Video & Audio