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  1. Gratianne
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Hi,

    I really like your theme, but as a brand new WordPress user, I still need some very basic help...

    How do I insert the front page slider to make my website look like your main picture (with the cup of tea)?

    Thanks in advance,
    Gratianne

  2. flashbuddy
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Wow, this proved to be a tough one. I saw their demo and the bitchen slider they had in there. I downloaded their theme and installed it on my development site, never found that slider in the theme files.

    I looked at templated pages, theme options, and widgets. The closest I could come was to download a slider plugin (used responsive slider), install and configure a few slider image, then added [responsive_slider] shortcode into a text widget, then draged that widget into the 'Wide' widget area.

    The shortcode wouldn't fire off without my editing the themes functions.php file and adding:

    // Activate Shortcode for sidebar widgets
    add_filter('widget_text', 'do_shortcode');

    I didn't get their exact look, but I got close. The problem I ran into was the text widget inhibited my banner from going full width. I suppose if I wanted to dink around some more, I could find a slider that has its own widget that will me get an unhindered 1140px wide slider image.

  3. Bergam
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    The slider in the front page consists of the sticky posts of your site. It is not a slideshow.

    You will need to select some posts as sticky and then go to Theme Options-General and make sure the below option is ticked.

    "Display a slider of sticky posts on the front page"

  4. Gratianne
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Thanks both very much for the quick replies.
    Bergam, thanks to you I now have a great slider on my website!!

    But now I have 2 more questions :
    - Is there anyway I can change the order of the slides? (so the first one I added appears first and not last)
    - Can I change where the titles appear on the slides? I would like them to be lower.

    Thanks in advance,
    Gratianne

  5. Bergam
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Honestly, I have no idea. I am not using it, just had a look yesterday. I am a newbie too.

    I hope someone else can help you.

  6. jonogborne
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Hi Gratianne

    I don't know if you are still having problems with the order but if you go into quick edit on your post and manually change the time and date, you can manage the order this way.

    Thanks

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