Easily add a clean jQuery-powered slideshow to your site. Integrates well into any theme, easy to configure.
First, you need to upload the images that you'd like in your slideshow. Use the built-in media uploader to do this;
while editing the post, click the small picture icon above the post you're editing to open it. From this screen you can add, edit, rename, and
delete the photos that will be in the slideshow. Once they're uploaded, add
[simples_slideshow] where you'd like the
slideshow to appear in the page.
There's no need to add the images individually to the post; Simple Slideshow automatically grabs all the images you've attached to the post and puts them in the show.
Under the Settings section of the Administration section, on the page entitled Simple Slideshow.
The slideshow will advance when the forwards/backwards arrows are clicked. If you'd like to make the transition between images
faster or slower, you can pass attributes to the shortcode - for example,
[simple_slideshow transition_speed="1000"]. For full documentation on this,
check out the Attributes tab in the Simple Slideshow menu.
You're looking for the
auto_advance attribute. Enable it on a per-show basis with
auto_advance="1", and set how long you'd like each slide to be
auto_advance_speed. For example, a show that auto-advances and keeps each image up for five seconds could be called by
[simple_slideshow auto_advance="1" auto_advance_speed="5000"].
In the media uploader, go to the Gallery tab. There, drag the images up and down to put them in the order you'd like them to be shown in (top to bottom). When you're done, press Save all changes, and the new order will be shown when you reload the post containing the slideshow.
Simple Slideshow supports two versions of the Cycle plugin -
Cycle All and
Cycle Lite. If you're only looking to have your photos
fade into one another,
Cycle Lite is fine for you - plus, it's a smaller file, so it will download faster for
your users. If you're looking for a fancier image transition, you'll need to load the
Cycle All plugin.
If you'd like to use one of the transitions listed here, all you have to do is set the Cycle Version option (in the Settings menu) to All. Then you can set the transition effect like any other option - set a default one on the Settings menu, and then customize it on a per-slideshow basis if you'd like.
That's great! This plugin is licensed under the FreeBSD license, which means that you're free to do pretty much anything you'd like with it. If you've got some changes you'd like to merge back into the plugin (for which I'll be grateful, and will send you a postcard as thanks), development is being hosted at github - grab the most up-to-date source from there and send me a pull request with your change.