Creates a loop of recent posts (up to 10) with images, within selected category, and scrolls through with jQuery effects
You can specify any number of categories to use. Select multiple categories in the widget control panel using shift and/or ctrl.
The widget looks for a custom field called "slider" - which you should assign an image URL (you can grab this from the image details in the media library, or use an external image if you have permission).
If this custom field isn't set, the first image attachment assigned to a post is used.
If neither is in place, the background of the slider will be blank.
The height should match the height you specify in the widget, and width needs to match the width you set or the width of your sidebar. If it's bigger than this, the background image will be centered. If smaller, you'll have some blank space around it, so try to make it big enough.
You can edit scrollarama/styles/scrollarama_style.css - just make sure you read the notes or you might break it! A white .png (to replace the default black background behind the post header) is provided, so you can easily swap that out.
There are several bits of functionality I'd like to add when I get time - mainly to make it a bit more flexible and easy to style and adapt. If you want it to do anything in particular, though, get in touch via my site
Version 1.2 should include better styling options. I'm trying to keep the widget controls tidy and simple, though.
There's possibly a conflict with other plugins using jQuery Cycle, possibly only if their Cycle plugin version isn't the same (2.99 at plugin version 1.1). I've seen it once but can't replicate the issue at the moment. If this happens to you, please contact me via my site or in the forum for this plugin.
I couldn't think of one, so I asked on Twitter and @michlan came up with it. I'm going to make this a thing. If you want to name a future plugin, follow @maltpress