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Updated: November 1, 2017

This is a Knowledge Base post.

A list of the default settings for flexslider

The documentation does not have all of these listed (as far as I can tell) but here they are pulled straight from the code:

//FlexSlider: Default Settings
$.flexslider.defaults = {
namespace: "flex-", //{NEW} String: Prefix string attached to the class of every element generated by the plugin
selector: ".slides > li", //{NEW} Selector: Must match a simple pattern. '{container} > {slide}' -- Ignore pattern at your own peril
animation: "fade", //String: Select your animation type, "fade" or "slide"
easing: "swing", //{NEW} String: Determines the easing method used in jQuery transitions. jQuery easing plugin is supported!
direction: "horizontal", //String: Select the sliding direction, "horizontal" or "vertical"
reverse: false, //{NEW} Boolean: Reverse the animation direction
animationLoop: true, //Boolean: Should the animation loop? If false, directionNav will received "disable" classes at either end
smoothHeight: false, //{NEW} Boolean: Allow height of the slider to animate smoothly in horizontal mode
startAt: 0, //Integer: The slide that the slider should start on. Array notation (0 = first slide)
slideshow: true, //Boolean: Animate slider automatically
slideshowSpeed: 7000, //Integer: Set the speed of the slideshow cycling, in milliseconds
animationSpeed: 600, //Integer: Set the speed of animations, in milliseconds
initDelay: 0, //{NEW} Integer: Set an initialization delay, in milliseconds
randomize: false, //Boolean: Randomize slide order
fadeFirstSlide: true, //Boolean: Fade in the first slide when animation type is "fade"
thumbCaptions: false, //Boolean: Whether or not to put captions on thumbnails when using the "thumbnails" controlNav.

// Usability features
pauseOnAction: true, //Boolean: Pause the slideshow when interacting with control elements, highly recommended.
pauseOnHover: false, //Boolean: Pause the slideshow when hovering over slider, then resume when no longer hovering
pauseInvisible: true, //{NEW} Boolean: Pause the slideshow when tab is invisible, resume when visible. Provides better UX, lower CPU usage.
useCSS: true, //{NEW} Boolean: Slider will use CSS3 transitions if available
touch: true, //{NEW} Boolean: Allow touch swipe navigation of the slider on touch-enabled devices
video: false, //{NEW} Boolean: If using video in the slider, will prevent CSS3 3D Transforms to avoid graphical glitches

// Primary Controls
controlNav: true, //Boolean: Create navigation for paging control of each slide? Note: Leave true for manualControls usage
directionNav: true, //Boolean: Create navigation for previous/next navigation? (true/false)
prevText: "Previous", //String: Set the text for the "previous" directionNav item
nextText: "Next", //String: Set the text for the "next" directionNav item

// Secondary Navigation
keyboard: true, //Boolean: Allow slider navigating via keyboard left/right keys
multipleKeyboard: false, //{NEW} Boolean: Allow keyboard navigation to affect multiple sliders. Default behavior cuts out keyboard navigation with more than one slider present.
mousewheel: false, //{UPDATED} Boolean: Requires jquery.mousewheel.js (https://github.com/brandonaaron/jquery-mousewheel) - Allows slider navigating via mousewheel
pausePlay: false, //Boolean: Create pause/play dynamic element
pauseText: "Pause", //String: Set the text for the "pause" pausePlay item
playText: "Play", //String: Set the text for the "play" pausePlay item

// Special properties
controlsContainer: "", //{UPDATED} jQuery Object/Selector: Declare which container the navigation elements should be appended too. Default container is the FlexSlider element. Example use would be $(".flexslider-container"). Property is ignored if given element is not found.
manualControls: "", //{UPDATED} jQuery Object/Selector: Declare custom control navigation. Examples would be $(".flex-control-nav li") or "#tabs-nav li img", etc. The number of elements in your controlNav should match the number of slides/tabs.
customDirectionNav: "", //{NEW} jQuery Object/Selector: Custom prev / next button. Must be two jQuery elements. In order to make the events work they have to have the classes "prev" and "next" (plus namespace)
sync: "", //{NEW} Selector: Mirror the actions performed on this slider with another slider. Use with care.
asNavFor: "", //{NEW} Selector: Internal property exposed for turning the slider into a thumbnail navigation for another slider

// Carousel Options
itemWidth: 0, //{NEW} Integer: Box-model width of individual carousel items, including horizontal borders and padding.
itemMargin: 0, //{NEW} Integer: Margin between carousel items.
minItems: 1, //{NEW} Integer: Minimum number of carousel items that should be visible. Items will resize fluidly when below this.
maxItems: 0, //{NEW} Integer: Maxmimum number of carousel items that should be visible. Items will resize fluidly when above this limit.
move: 0, //{NEW} Integer: Number of carousel items that should move on animation. If 0, slider will move all visible items.
allowOneSlide: true, //{NEW} Boolean: Whether or not to allow a slider comprised of a single slide

// Callback API
start: function(){}, //Callback: function(slider) - Fires when the slider loads the first slide
before: function(){}, //Callback: function(slider) - Fires asynchronously with each slider animation
after: function(){}, //Callback: function(slider) - Fires after each slider animation completes
end: function(){}, //Callback: function(slider) - Fires when the slider reaches the last slide (asynchronous)
added: function(){}, //{NEW} Callback: function(slider) - Fires after a slide is added
removed: function(){}, //{NEW} Callback: function(slider) - Fires after a slide is removed
init: function() {} //{NEW} Callback: function(slider) - Fires after the slider is initially setup