The easy slider found here.

http://cssglobe.com/post/5780/easy-slider-17-numeric-navigation-jquery-slider

I have it set to slide automatically and continuously however when you click previous or next and leave it, the scrolling will stop.

Has anyone implemented something to make it so that the sliding continues or know of a way to do it.

Any help would be much appreciated.

auto is set to false after clicking a button. You can set it to true again.

I've tried setting the auto to true all over my code

I've now set the defaults associative array everywhere.
This is what i've got

(function($) {

	$.fn.slider = function(options){
		// default configuration properties
		var defaults = {			
			prevId: 		'prevBtn',
			prevText: 		'Previous',
			nextId: 		'nextBtn',	
			nextText: 		'Next',
			controlsShow:	true,
			controlsBefore:	'',
			controlsAfter:	'',	
			controlsFade:	true,
			firstId: 		'firstBtn',
			firstText: 		'First',
			firstShow:		false,
			lastId: 		'lastBtn',	
			lastText: 		'Last',
			lastShow:		false,				
			vertical:		false,
			speed: 			600,
			auto:			true,
			pause:			900,
			continuous:		true
		}; 
		var options = $.extend(defaults, options);  
				
		this.each(function() {  
			var obj = $(this); 				
			var s = $("li", obj).length;
			var w = $("li", obj).width(); 
			var h = $("li", obj).height(); 
			obj.width(w); 
			obj.height(h); 
			obj.css("overflow","hidden");
			var ts = s-1;
			var t = 0;
			$("ul", obj).css('width',s*w);			
			if(!options.vertical) $("li", obj).css('float','left');
			
			if(options.controlsShow){
				var html = options.controlsBefore;
				if(options.firstShow) html += '<span id="'+ options.firstId +'"><a href=\"javascript:void(0);\">'+ options.firstText +'</a></span>';
				html += ' <span id="'+ options.prevId +'"><a href=\"javascript:void(0);\">'+ options.prevText +'</a></span>';
				html += ' <span id="'+ options.nextId +'"><a href=\"javascript:void(0);\">'+ options.nextText +'</a></span>';
				if(options.lastShow) html += ' <span id="'+ options.lastId +'"><a href=\"javascript:void(0);\">'+ options.lastText +'</a></span>';
				html += options.controlsAfter;						
				$(obj).after(html);										
			};
	
			$("a","#"+options.nextId).click(function(){		
				animate("next",true);
				var defaults = {			
					prevId: 		'prevBtn',
					prevText: 		'Previous',
					nextId: 		'nextBtn',	
					nextText: 		'Next',
					controlsShow:	true,
					controlsBefore:	'',
					controlsAfter:	'',	
					controlsFade:	true,
					firstId: 		'firstBtn',
					firstText: 		'First',
					firstShow:		false,
					lastId: 		'lastBtn',	
					lastText: 		'Last',
					lastShow:		false,				
					vertical:		false,
					speed: 			600,
					auto:			true,
					pause:			900,
					continuous:		true
				};
			});
			$("a","#"+options.prevId).click(function(){		
				animate("prev",true);
				var defaults = {			
					prevId: 		'prevBtn',
					prevText: 		'Previous',
					nextId: 		'nextBtn',	
					nextText: 		'Next',
					controlsShow:	true,
					controlsBefore:	'',
					controlsAfter:	'',	
					controlsFade:	true,
					firstId: 		'firstBtn',
					firstText: 		'First',
					firstShow:		false,
					lastId: 		'lastBtn',	
					lastText: 		'Last',
					lastShow:		false,				
					vertical:		false,
					speed: 			600,
					auto:			true,
					pause:			900,
					continuous:		true
				};				
			});	
			$("a","#"+options.firstId).click(function(){		
				animate("first",true);
				var defaults = {			
					prevId: 		'prevBtn',
					prevText: 		'Previous',
					nextId: 		'nextBtn',	
					nextText: 		'Next',
					controlsShow:	true,
					controlsBefore:	'',
					controlsAfter:	'',	
					controlsFade:	true,
					firstId: 		'firstBtn',
					firstText: 		'First',
					firstShow:		false,
					lastId: 		'lastBtn',	
					lastText: 		'Last',
					lastShow:		false,				
					vertical:		false,
					speed: 			600,
					auto:			true,
					pause:			900,
					continuous:		true
				};
			});				
			$("a","#"+options.lastId).click(function(){		
				animate("last",true);
				var defaults = {			
					prevId: 		'prevBtn',
					prevText: 		'Previous',
					nextId: 		'nextBtn',	
					nextText: 		'Next',
					controlsShow:	true,
					controlsBefore:	'',
					controlsAfter:	'',	
					controlsFade:	true,
					firstId: 		'firstBtn',
					firstText: 		'First',
					firstShow:		false,
					lastId: 		'lastBtn',	
					lastText: 		'Last',
					lastShow:		false,				
					vertical:		false,
					speed: 			600,
					auto:			true,
					pause:			900,
					continuous:		true
				};				
			});		
			
			function animate(dir,clicked){
				var defaults = {			
					prevId: 		'prevBtn',
					prevText: 		'Previous',
					nextId: 		'nextBtn',	
					nextText: 		'Next',
					controlsShow:	true,
					controlsBefore:	'',
					controlsAfter:	'',	
					controlsFade:	true,
					firstId: 		'firstBtn',
					firstText: 		'First',
					firstShow:		false,
					lastId: 		'lastBtn',	
					lastText: 		'Last',
					lastShow:		false,				
					vertical:		false,
					speed: 			600,
					auto:			true,
					pause:			900,
					continuous:		true
				};
				var ot = t;				
				switch(dir){
					case "next":
						t = (ot>=ts) ? (options.continuous ? 0 : ts) : t+1;						
						break; 
					case "prev":
						t = (t<=0) ? (options.continuous ? ts : 0) : t-1;
						break; 
					case "first":
						t = 0;
						break; 
					case "last":
						t = ts;
						break; 
					default:
						break; 
				};	
				
				var diff = Math.abs(ot-t);
				var speed = diff*options.speed;						
				if(!options.vertical) {
					p = (t*w*-1);
					$("ul",obj).animate(
						{ marginLeft: p }, 
						speed
					);				
				} else {
					p = (t*h*-1);
					$("ul",obj).animate(
						{ marginTop: p }, 
						speed
					);
					var defaults = {			
						prevId: 		'prevBtn',
						prevText: 		'Previous',
						nextId: 		'nextBtn',	
						nextText: 		'Next',
						controlsShow:	true,
						controlsBefore:	'',
						controlsAfter:	'',	
						controlsFade:	true,
						firstId: 		'firstBtn',
						firstText: 		'First',
						firstShow:		false,
						lastId: 		'lastBtn',	
						lastText: 		'Last',
						lastShow:		false,				
						vertical:		false,
						speed: 			600,
						auto:			true,
						pause:			900,
						continuous:		true
					};				
				};
				
				if(!options.continuous && options.controlsFade){					
					if(t==ts){
						$("a","#"+options.nextId).hide();
						$("a","#"+options.lastId).hide();
					} else {
						$("a","#"+options.nextId).show();
						$("a","#"+options.lastId).show();					
					};
					if(t==0){
						$("a","#"+options.prevId).hide();
						$("a","#"+options.firstId).hide();
					} else {
						$("a","#"+options.prevId).show();
						$("a","#"+options.firstId).show();
					};
					var defaults = {			
						prevId: 		'prevBtn',
						prevText: 		'Previous',
						nextId: 		'nextBtn',	
						nextText: 		'Next',
						controlsShow:	true,
						controlsBefore:	'',
						controlsAfter:	'',	
						controlsFade:	true,
						firstId: 		'firstBtn',
						firstText: 		'First',
						firstShow:		false,
						lastId: 		'lastBtn',	
						lastText: 		'Last',
						lastShow:		false,				
						vertical:		false,
						speed: 			600,
						auto:			true,
						pause:			900,
						continuous:		true
					};					
				};				
				
				if(clicked){
					clearTimeout(timeout);
					var defaults = {			
						prevId: 		'prevBtn',
						prevText: 		'Previous',
						nextId: 		'nextBtn',	
						nextText: 		'Next',
						controlsShow:	true,
						controlsBefore:	'',
						controlsAfter:	'',	
						controlsFade:	true,
						firstId: 		'firstBtn',
						firstText: 		'First',
						firstShow:		false,
						lastId: 		'lastBtn',	
						lastText: 		'Last',
						lastShow:		false,				
						vertical:		false,
						speed: 			600,
						auto:			true,
						pause:			900,
						continuous:		true
					};
				};
				if(options.auto && dir=="next" && !clicked){;
					timeout = setTimeout(function(){
						animate("next",false);
					},diff*options.speed+options.pause);
					var defaults = {			
						prevId: 		'prevBtn',
						prevText: 		'Previous',
						nextId: 		'nextBtn',	
						nextText: 		'Next',
						controlsShow:	true,
						controlsBefore:	'',
						controlsAfter:	'',	
						controlsFade:	true,
						firstId: 		'firstBtn',
						firstText: 		'First',
						firstShow:		false,
						lastId: 		'lastBtn',	
						lastText: 		'Last',
						lastShow:		false,				
						vertical:		false,
						speed: 			600,
						auto:			true,
						pause:			900,
						continuous:		true
					};
				};
				
			};
			// init
			var timeout;
			if(options.auto){;
				timeout = setTimeout(function(){
					animate("next",false);
				},options.pause);
			};		
		
			if(!options.continuous && options.controlsFade){					
				$("a","#"+options.prevId).hide();
				$("a","#"+options.firstId).hide();				
			};				
			
		});
	  
	};

})(jQuery);

$(document).ready(function(){	
	$("#sliding-quotes").slider({
		auto: true,
		vertical: true,
		continuous: true 
	});
});

That won't have any effect. What you could do is remove the if on line 317 so the timeout is always set, regardless of the auto setting.

ok, have managed to do it

I did it by removing the if(clicked)

on line 263

Thanks for your help pritaeas

Next question is, what sort of thing would i be needing to look at to say that if a user is hovering over the text or image that the slider will not slide?

You can use hover(), delete the timeout if it is hovering, readd it when it leaves.

ok, i'm going to have a go at that now, i'll be back if i fail.

thanks again pritaeas

Have done it so thought I would post it here for anyone else who wants to achieve this.

(function($) {

	$.fn.slider = function(options){
		// configuration
		var settings = {			
			prevId: 		'prevBtn',
			prevText: 		'Previous',
			nextId: 		'nextBtn',	
			nextText: 		'Next',
			controlsShow:	true,
			controlsBefore:	'',
			controlsAfter:	'',	
			controlsFade:	true,				
			vertical:		false,
			speed: 			1,
			auto:			true,
			pause:			2500,
			continuous:		true,
			continueScroll: false
		}; 

		var options = $.extend(settings, options);  
			
		this.each(function() {  
			var obj = $(this);			
			var s = $("li", obj).length;
			var w = $("li", obj).width(); 
			var h = $("li", obj).height(); 
			obj.width(w); 
			obj.height(h); 
			obj.css("overflow","hidden");
			var ts = s-1;
			var t = 0;
			$("ul", obj).css('width',s*w);			
			if(!options.vertical) $("li", obj).css('float','left');
			
			if(options.controlsShow){
				var html = '';
				html += ' <span id="'+ options.prevId +'"><a href=\"javascript:void(0);\">'+ options.prevText +'</a></span>';
				html += ' <span id="'+ options.nextId +'"><a href=\"javascript:void(0);\">'+ options.nextText +'</a></span>';
				html += '';					
				$(obj).after(html);										
			};
			
			$("a","#"+options.nextId).click(function(){		
				animate("next",true);
			});
			$("a","#"+options.prevId).click(function(){		
				animate("prev",true);			
			});		
			
			function animate(dir,clicked){
				var ot = t;				
				switch(dir){
					case "next":
						t = (ot>=ts) ? (options.continuous ? 0 : ts) : t+1;						
						break; 
					case "prev":
						t = (t<=0) ? (options.continuous ? ts : 0) : t-1;
						break; 
					default:
						break; 
				};	
				
				var diff = Math.abs(ot-t);
				var speed = diff*options.speed;						
				if(!options.vertical) {
					p = (t*w*-1);
					$("ul",obj).animate(
						{ marginLeft: p }, 
						speed
					);				
				} else {
					p = (t*h*-1);
					$("ul",obj).animate(
						{ marginTop: p }, 
						speed
					);			
				};
				
				if(!options.continuous && options.controlsFade){					
					if(t==ts){
						$("a","#"+options.nextId).hide();
					} else {
						$("a","#"+options.nextId).show();					
					};
					if(t==0){
						$("a","#"+options.prevId).hide();
					} else {
						$("a","#"+options.prevId).show();
					};				
				};				
				
				if(clicked){
					if(options.continueScroll){
						clearTimeout(timeout);
					};
				};
				
				if(options.auto && dir=="next" && !clicked){;
					timeout = setTimeout(function(){
						animate("next",false);
					},diff*options.speed+options.pause);
				};
				
				
			};
			
			obj.mouseenter(function(){clearTimeout(timeout);});
			
			obj.mouseleave(function(){animate("next",false);});
			
			// initialise timeout
			var timeout;
			if(options.auto){;
				timeout = setTimeout(function(){
					animate("next",false);
				},options.pause);
			};				
		});
	};

})(jQuery);

$(document).ready(function(){	
	$("#sliding-quotes").slider({
		auto: true,
		vertical: true,
		continuous: true 
	});
});
commented: Thanks for sharing +7