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Featured Heroes Slideshow


Provides a new content type “Heroes” to manage your featured slides. You can then add a slideshow to any page using the shortcode abt_slider_hero. The slideshow is automatically configured using jQuery Cycle and the options you specify in the shortcode.

One of the options postType allows you to use other content than the provided “Heroes”, effectively allowing a slideshow of almost anything in WordPress.

About AtlanticBT

From About AtlanticBT.

Our Story

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Our President, Jon Jordan, founded Atlantic BT on the philosophy that Internet solutions should be customized individually for each client’s specialized needs. Today we have expanded his vision to provide unique custom solutions to a growing account base of more than 600 clients. We offer end-to-end solutions for all clients including professional business website design, e-commerce and programming solutions, business grade web hosting, web strategy and all facets of internet marketing.

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  • Basic slideshow, 3 samples; all defaults
  • Same slideshow as #1, but 'thumbnail' style instead (notice how nav images scaled); also pointing out some issues to remember when setting up


  1. Unzip, upload plugin folder to your plugins directory (/wp-content/plugins/)
  2. Activate plugin
  3. Add slideshow shortcode anywhere you need it.
  4. If you want to put the widget (shortcode) in a Widget, you’ll need to allow shortcodes in widgets
  5. You can call the slideshow in code using abt_featured_heroes::embed( array $atts )


How do I insert an image?

Set the image you wish to use as the featured image for your Hero

What is the shortcode?

Use the following format (defaults indicated here):



  • fx = the cycle transition effect (fade, scrollUp, shuffle, etc) – see [jQuery Cycle][] homepage for more information
  • width = width of the slide
  • height = height of the slide
  • order = sorting order (asc/desc) for the fetched items
  • orderby = how to sort the fetched items
  • speed = transition speed from one slide to the next
  • timeout = delay between slide changes
  • classes = optional classes to apply to the slideshow
  • postType = you can retrieve other content types than “heroes” if desired
  • style = normally the thumbnail navigation just reuses the full-size image, but if you want to “control” the quality of the shrunken thumb specify an alternate image size (like “thumbnail”)

Pretty much all of the attributes are optional, so all you need is:

How do I put a slideshow in code?

You can call the slideshow in code using abt_featured_heroes::embed( array $atts ), where $atts is an array matching the shortcode attribute list.

Can I change the defaults?

Only one simple hook available:

  • add_filter('abt_featured_heroes_localize', YOURFN);
    change the base javascript variables used by the flipwall init script:

    • stylesheet: replace the default stylesheet with your own to change the default appearance of slides
    • speed: change the transition speed (from 600 ms)
    • timeout: change the slide delay (from 7000 ms)
    • fx: change the slide transition (from ‘fade’)
    • style: optionally use actual thumbnail photos for navigation, instead of reusing full-size images (default ‘photo’, alt ‘thumbnail’)
    • width: default width (from 100%)
    • height: default height (from 400px)
How to put shortcode in widget?

Use a filter to apply shortcode processing to widgets.

Filter: <?php add_filter('widget_text', 'do_shortcode'); ?>

Developer Bonus

Includes a WP “content type” class to make creating content types easier. Not as generic/refined as the one in the WP-Dev-Library plugin, but feel free to use it as a starting point.

Suggestions/improvements welcome!

Contributors & Developers

“Featured Heroes Slideshow” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Additional Documentation


  • Name change for clarity


  • cleanup for plugin release
  • query change
  • template reconfigure
  • readme


  • encapsulated “featured content”
  • converted to shortcode


  • split from theme, encapsulated as plugin