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Not sure if the instructions or the plug is not working (13 posts)

  1. jsmith72
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Seems like this could be a great plugin, but the instructions are really really bad. Also the video on youtube is almost as bad! So it is hard to know if this thing works at all..

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/grand-slider/

    Basically I follow the directions and nothing shows up. I have so far tried every combination (about 3-4 hours) and nothing works.

  2. zourbuth
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi there, please wait for the full documentation.

    First, create new slide, make the thumbnail/featured image, and add your additional animation per each slide such as text, image, or HTML.

    Second, add the slider shortcode in your post or page content. And you are ready to go.

  3. jsmith72
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ok a followup to my first post. The slider does work once you finally figure it out. I would even say that it is straight forward if you know how to do it, so let me explain it here for others that maybe confused.

    Instructions on use:
    After installing go to the section on the Dashboard called "Grand Slides". Here you will be able to create "Posts" called "Grand Slides" or "Slides.

    1. Create slide(s)
    - Create a new slide
    + Give it a name, this doesn't seem to matter elsewhere so call it what you like.
    - Adding Picture(s)
    + In general for each picture you want to display you will want to create a slide.
    + It seems to work best if you do not place the picture in the HTML section. Rather use the "Set Featured Imagine" of the "Featured Imagine" property setting box. Once you select the photo make sure you select the hyperlink "Use as Featured image" not "Insert into Post".
    - Adding text overlays
    + In the HTML section have it set to "Visual" then select the tool button with the google looking G on it.
    + On the popup select "Sliding Options" Tab. Set your options and then hit "insert". This puts the shortcode for the overlay text into your box.
    + Change the "Your Content Here" to the text you want to have show over your slide picture.
    + Hint: You can add several of these to each picture by just adding more shortcodes.
    - Write down the "Slide Id", ok this is the part they leave out. There is NO slide id, instead it uses the number from your permalink. Problem is it isn't always a number at the end is it? The easiest way to find it is hold your cursor over the hyperlink and write down the 3 or four digits at the end such as "http://www.xyz.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=680" you would note 680.

    2. Creating the slide show
    Note: you can use the generated shortcode in any textbox display you have on your site. For purpose of these instructions I will simply use a post as an example.
    - Create a post (doesn't matter what you call it)
    - Create the shortcode
    + In the HTML section have it set to "Visual" then select the tool button with the google looking G on it.
    + On the popup this time select "Slider Options" Tab. Set your options and then hit "insert".
    + The only option that matters to make it work is what you put in the "Slide ID". From the slide setup steps above place the id numbers of your "Slides" in this format slide_id="676,680,682"

    Ok I hope this helps any lost kittens out there. :-)

  4. jsmith72
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ok one more post.
    I upped my rating from one star to two. I will up it again once he gets decent instructions up.

    I have found two problems with the way this operates.

    1. While loading it will often flash on your screen all the slides in your set. Although it disappears it looks very unprofessional for about 2-3 seconds as it loads. Seems like need to enable some pre-cache.

    2. Haven't figured out how to get the slideshow to just restart from the beginning, instead it rewinds. Again it works , but looks pretty silly.

  5. zourbuth
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi, do not feel so bad about the ID.
    Create the slide, and just hit the "insert" from the slider shortcode.

    I will update about the flash screen soon.

    Best,

  6. austindc
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ok you guys both have talent but giving detailed instructions belongs to only one of you. Kudos for jsmith77.

  7. Marisa
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello,

    I am experiencing an issue with how the images are being displayed. I have entered my slides as featured images and generally followed the very helpful directions listed above, but in the slideshow only about 1/3 of each image is displayed. When I insert the images in the HTML content area, they are improperly sized.

    Am I doing something wrong?

    Thanks in advance!

  8. billabong74
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    hello,

    first of all I'd like to mention that the grand slider seems to be a great slider plugin!

    It has also got a great demo site!

    Taking all that into account I do not understand why there isn't a proper explanation on how that thing is supposed to function???

    With such an explanation it could just be perfect!

    However after reading JSMITH72's instructions above and by watching the official video (VERY BAD QUALITY...sometimes one can hardly see whats happening!) various times I partly understood how the thing is working!

    However I have a few mor questions (next posts)

  9. billabong74
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    touch responsive for mobile devices?

    Is grand slider touch responsive so one can slide the pictures with a finger on e.g. iphone or ipad??

  10. billabong74
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    HOW TO PLACE GRAND SLIDER IN THE HEADER??

    On the demo site grand slider is positioned in the header section.

    How can I position the slider in the header?

    HOW CAN I ADD ONE SLIDER (in header area) TO VARIOUS PAGES?

    Currently I am using vFlexslider (altogh three are currently some coding problems) and the following code - that is placed inside the header.php - allows me to "PULL" the relevant sliders into the pages where I need them:

    <?php if(function_exists('vflexslider'))
    {
    if(is_front_page() ) {
    vflexslider('main');
    }else if(is_page( '1176' ) ){
    vflexslider('braunschweig');
    }else if(is_page( '614' ) ){
    vflexslider('braunschweig');
    }else if(is_page( '950' ) ){
    vflexslider('SuperbudeStPauliHamburg');
    }else if(is_page( '951' ) ){
    vflexslider('SuperbudeStPauliHamburg');
    }else {
    vflexslider('main');
    }

    } ?>

    Is that also a way forward to use grand sliders on various pages???

  11. jsmith72
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    touch responsive for mobile devices?

    Is grand slider touch responsive so one can slide the pictures with a finger on e.g. iphone or ipad??

    Not that I know of. I will try to check it out, in my use of it I have the control buttons disabled.

  12. jsmith72
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    HOW TO PLACE GRAND SLIDER IN THE HEADER??

    The slide show is displayed where ever you put the shortcode. So you can put it anywhere you are going to display text.

    As far as multiple slide shows. If you are having problems make sure you don't have other plugins that are also slider show types that might conflict. I had a rotating news post plugin I was using that was conflicting with Grand Slider before.

  13. zourbuth
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    jsmith72, there is no options to do that in your php file.
    We hope it will be there next update.

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