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    wilddoktor
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    I’ve got my slider “What do you want to show in the slider” setting set to “Show specific posts/pages”. I have 6 page id numbers seperated by commas, and they work as expected.

    A couple months ago I changed my permalinks to “custom” and %postname%. The slider kept working; I never really thought about it.

    Today, I’ve created a new page and want to add it to the slider…and I’m not sure what to do!

    I’ve tried using the ID that’s created when creating a new page; that doesn’t work. So created another page and changed the page ID to a number, and entered that number in the slider options; that doesn’t work either.

    (“doesn’t work” means “nothing but a blank box shows up for the slider on the home page”.)

    The site is http://www.thatcomputergeek.com/v1 ; the two pages I’m experimenting with putting in the slider are http://thatcomputergeek.com/v1/what-sets-veritas-apart and http://thatcomputergeek.com/v1/1000-2.

    Right now I don’t have those pages in the “show specific posts/pages” box. As I mentioned, if I enter either 1000-2 or what-sets-veritas-apart in that box by itself, nothing but a blank box shows up for the slider; same if I put both those IDs in the box seperated by a comma. If I add 1000-2 to my current list of pages, the other pages show up fine, but 1000-2 doesn’t show up in the slider.

    Anyway, kind of a long-winded description…sorry about that! πŸ™‚ Help would be much appreciated, as always!

    #22001

    changed the page ID to a number

    The page ID is a number, so I’m not sure what you mean here. Where are you getting the page ID’s of the new pages from?

    Right now I don’t have those pages in the “show specific posts/pages” box.

    Well, sometimes it’s hard to see what’s going on if you’ve disabled the feature in question. So I tried changing the slider options on my test blog to match yours, and then added another page. It works for me, so either you have the ID numbers wrong (not likely) or it could be some sort of plugin conflict. The slider is based on jQuery, and it appears you have a couple of other jQuery things going on. So you might want to disable those, add the page ID’s back in, and see what happens.

    Anyway, kind of a long-winded description…sorry about that!

    Actually, more information is better than just “it doesn’t work anymore…please fix it for me immediately.” Telling us what you’ve tried and hasn’t worked so far gives us a place to put our feet, so I appreciate the fact that you have taken the time to try out various things and document them. And you actually include links! Thank you! (I actually wrote a post about this on my blog, but people get their knickers in a twist when I recommend they read it.)

    A lot of slider problems are either jQuery-based plugin conflicts or incorrect permalinks. Your permalinks look good, so it’s most likely the latter. I only wish I could be a bit more specific. But keep trying and keep us updated; we’ll get this sorted out, I’m sure.

    Ken

    #22002

    Not sure if this will make a difference, but try separating ID numbers with a comma without any spaces.

    #22003
    wilddoktor
    Member

    Thanks Ken. Yeah; I’ve been a computer geek for the last 22 years and own my own consulting practice, so I understand the value of a good description of a problem. πŸ™‚

    Well, you hit the nail on the head without knowing it! I was getting the page ID mixed up with the permalink. Sheesh! I was thinking “Why does wordpress make it so hard to find the page ID?”, and then realized that it isn’t hard at all…just need to hover over the link, and look at the number in the browser’s status bar. Viola!

    I used those numbers, and now the slider works as expected. *sigh* Guess the coffee hadn’t quite kicked in yet. πŸ™‚

    So, this thread can be closed, and I’ve marked it as such. Thanks again, Ken; your response was super quick and exactly what I needed!

    Bill

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    #22004

    Yep, this has happened to me many times — I think I know something, and then I overlook just one little thing that throws everything off. Glad we got it sorted out!

    #22005
    Josh
    Member

    Yep, this has happened to me many times — I think I know something, and then I overlook just one little thing that throws everything off. Glad we got it sorted out!

    Yep… like those elusive “pisels”, right?!

    BTW, my plugin has an option to show a new column on posts/pages which will list the ID.

    I know there are many others out there… but it’s worth mentioning.

    #22006

    “pisels”! that’s right. lol!

    That makes your plugin even more useful, since WP doesn’t provide an easy way to obtain this information. Thanks for the heads-up.

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