Changing the use of the slider?
AnonymousMarch 17, 2011 at 8:15 pm #706
I’m working on an event website and we’ve chosen Graphene for the basic template of our site – the theme’s flexibility and clean look made that an easy choice.
But I’ve been asked to modify something that I’m not sure how to modify. We would like to keep the slider, but change what goes into it. Instead of listing blog posts, I’d like to be able to use the slider to play a slide show of images.
I did look at editing the Loop.php file, since it seems like the slider is sourcing from there – but editing that file will change other things that I don’t want to change.
Is there a way to substitute the post sourcing for image sourcing?
Thanks in advance.Admin
The slider has the ability to show the post’s featured image as its background image. In the Graphene Options > Slider Options > Slider display style > Background image and excerpt.
You can then create posts under a specific category, say “Slider Images”, and assign the images you want to show in the slider as the Featured Image of those posts. Then make sure you assign that category as the category to be shown in the slider in the theme’s options page.
This way the slider will show the featured images as its background image, along with the title of the post, its excerpt, and a read more button. If you just want it to show those images, you can use CSS
display: none;on all those other elements.
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