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Completely new to this theme, help?

  • Ok I am a complete novice to website building but I liked this theme because of the large slide show of images on the front page, well I cannot figure out how to add my images to get the slideshow to work. I activated the theme from my old theme and its showing everything in blog form, not in a slide show of my images on the main page, I have no idea what I am doing or how to get my images into the slide show I want, any ideas?

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  • Hi Joliving4Jesus,
    Did you install the Soliloquy slider as recommended by the theme?

    I didn’t, where do you see recommendations for the theme? I was looking for that or a tutorial or something, couldn’t find it, I will look to install that though, hopefully I’ll figure it out then!

    Thats odd, I did have the plugin installed, still can’t figure it out, I think I went into plugins yesterday and it was showing two recommended things to install, that must be what you meant, I installed and activated them but still, can’t figure it out.

    Hi, if you have it installed then you should see the Soliloquy link after the Settings link in your WP admin. Hover your mouse over Soliloquy > Add New and click. You’ll be presented with an Add New Soliloquy Slider panel. Review and fill out the slider options and publish.

    Once you have a slider, you can add it to a page by clicking an Add Slider button that you will find beside the Add Media button on top of the text editor.

    I hope this helps, let me know if you have issues and don’t hesitate to reach out if you need more help.

    -:)

    Ok thank you, I figured out how to work the slider, now my next problem is getting it into the right place, it seems to only give me the option of placing it in a post or page, can I get the slider in the header, above my posts?

    Hi Jo,

    When it comes to placing the slider, you have a few options. If you want a front-page slider, you simply open your Home page and select the Landing Page template from the Page Attributes – Templates drop-down box to your right. Next, you add the slider you previously created on the Soliloquy options panel by clicking the Add Slider button that you find next to the Add Media button on top of the text editor.

    You can also add a slider inside a post or page or widget area by using either one of these shortcodes:

    [soliloquy id="25"]
    [soliloquy slug="home-slider"]

    Finally, you can add the slider inside your template files if you like. For this I recommend using a child theme. In the appropriate template file (which one depends on where you want to add the slider. If you want to add it on top of the posts listing, I guess home.php and index.php would be the right option) add either this PHP code snippet:

    if ( function_exists( 'soliloquy' ) ) {
      soliloquy( '25' );
    }

    or this one:

    if ( function_exists( 'soliloquy' ) ) {
      soliloquy( 'home-slider', 'slug' );
    }

    As you can see, this plugin gives you a good many options and your theme fully supports its integration.

    Please, don’t hesitate to reach out if you need more help.

    – Maria Antonietta 🙂

    Hi Jo,
    How are you getting on with positioning your slider? Is everything fine?

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