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[resolved] Which php do you post code? (8 posts)

  1. jaydokie
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I just installed and activated Meteor Slides. Where do I post the php code to run it. Then is there is a document to create a slide, or automated process? Sorry but I am entirely new to plugins and building a website. I want something eye-catching doing nice things. My site is http://roundhousetalk.com This is really important to me to get this done. Thanks.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/meteor-slides/

  2. Josh Leuze
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi, there is a PHP template tag that you can use to add a slideshow to a theme template file, but you only need to do that if you want the slideshow in the header, footer, or other area that you can't edit via WordPress.

    It is easier to add a slideshow to the page content using the shortcode, or to a sidebar using a widget, take a look at the documentation on adding a slideshow for more info.

    The documentation on using Meteor Slides explains how to add slides and has a video that show you how to do it.

    Let me know if you have any questions!

  3. jaydokie
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I tried everything the documentation said to do, created the new slide show. Still can't see anything in my http://roundhousetalk.com page. The '[meteor_slide]' is in my html page. Previously I used slide deck 2 and it worked, but I want something more eye catching such as yours. What next?

  4. Josh Leuze
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I see the slideshow in the source code of the page, there is only one slide, and it has a link, but not slide. Add another slide and add an image to each of them and the slideshow will show up.

    Watch the video and it will show you how to add the slide images, when you have it right, a thumbnail of the slide image will show up in the slide post.

  5. jaydokie
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Maybe I'm doing the wrong thing. I was hoping to use the plugin to capture Posts of news articles. Does adding a slide image become a gallery, or will it also capture the Posts? If the news content doesn't have an image (picture) what happens? I was hoping to capture the top Posts without having to set it up each time I want to change an older article to a more recent article. Am I close in my thinking?

  6. Josh Leuze
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    The slideshow isn't connected to the blog posts and doesn't load posts into the slideshow. You create separate slide posts for the slideshow, each with a slide image that you manually add and, optionally, a link. So you can link to blog posts if you want, or any page or pages on another site, anything you want.

    But it isn't meant to highlight blog posts specifically, if you only want to load the latest blog posts, you might want to try a different plugin.

  7. jaydokie
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks very much. Appreciate your prompt help. Will try the image links you advised and see if it works good.

  8. Josh Leuze
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    You're welcome!

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