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WordPress slider plugin - Featured Articles Lite

Put featured posts or pages into a fancy JavaScript slider that can be set to display on any category page, page or homepage.

Before updating, make sure you back-up all your custom made themes.

With version 2.4, things went a little different. We tried (you judge) to make an easier, funnier and more extensible way of creating themes for FeaturedArticles slideshows. Themes prior to this version should still work. Also, starting with this version we moved the plugin to a different website called CodeFlavors. This will be the home of all plugins we are going to develop for WordPress from now on. If you find yourself into trouble with this update, we have docs, community forums and we'll be happy to help you.

You'll notice something missing!. Automatic placement is no longer displayed into slideshow settings by default. To enable it, go to Settings and check the Enable automatic slider insertion option. Why we did this? Well, starting with next version (after 2.4), this automatic placement will become much, much better. We have some ideas, we just need to figure out some things first and if we would have done this with this update, it would have taken too long.

Now, here are the update instructions (automatic update will also work):

If you are upgrading to the current version, make sure you backup all the files of the previous installation. After you backup, go to wp-admin and disable the plugin. With a FTP client, delete the plugin completely.

  1. Disable the previous installation of Featured Articles Lite
  2. FTP to plugins directory of your blog and delete the plugin.
  3. Download and extract folder featured-articles-lite
  4. Upload the whole featured-articles-lite folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  5. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
  6. Go to WP Admin->FA Lite->Edit/Add and configure your first slider
  7. To display the slider, you can either choose sections from admin ( homepage, pages or categories ), display the newly created slider as a widget, use shortcodes in post or pages or place the following code in your template:
<?php FA_display_slider(YOUR SLIDER ID HERE); ?>

For your convenience, once you save a slider, under Manual Placement you will see the code needed to be placed into your theme files to display it.

For any clarifications see the Docs or ask for help on our Forums. We don't actively monitor the forum here on Wordpres.org so responses to questions posted here might take a while to get answered.

Requires: 3.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.1
Last Updated: 2014-6-16
Downloads: 92,957

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