Gem Version

flex-slider-rails gem is the integration of flexslider javascript library for your Rails 4 and Rails 5 application.

FlexSlider 2 - The best responsive slider. Period. source: https://github.com/woocommerce/FlexSlider

Ruby gems url: https://rubygems.org/gems/flex-slider-rails


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'flex-slider-rails'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install flex-slider-rails

Now you need to edit your app/assets/javascripts/application.css file and add the following line:

*= require flexslider

Now you need to edit your app/assets/javascripts/application.js file and add the following line:

//= require jquery.flexslider

For minified

//= require jquery.flexslider-min    


Here is the example working code to test with your Rails application.

Add this sample code to your app/assets/javascripts/application.js file


Note: Here i am using gem 'jquery-turbolinks' for using the jquery $(document).ready function

Using with Turbolinks5 and Rails5 only

  $(document).on("turbolinks:load", function() {

Add this sample code to your template file like index.html.erb

<!-- Place somewhere in the <body> of your page -->
<div class="flexslider">
  <ul class="slides">
      <img src="http://via.placeholder.com/350x150" />
      <img src="http://via.placeholder.com/350x150" />
      <img src="http://via.placeholder.com/350x150" />

Full documentation

Read the FlexSlider documentation here https://woocommerce.com/flexslider/


After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake false to run the tests. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to rubygems.org.


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/sadiqmmm/flex-slider-rails. This project is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for collaboration, and contributors are expected to adhere to the Contributor Covenant code of conduct.


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.