The clouds hath parted!!!
I'm fairly new to WordPress, absolutely terrified of CSS, and illiterate when it comes to really any kind of code. Therefore, finding means of doing I want to do takes a long time, a lot of determination, and a good deal of frustration.
I was going absolutely crazy trying to find a means of creating an image slider with individually hyperlinked slides for my website (or whatever that's called), without the need for CSS, without any styling, and without the necessity of paying for the plugin prior to knowing if it will actually work for me or not (when money's too tight for that anyway).
Finally, I found the one plugin that would fit just that-- Weptile Image Slider Widget-- but, alas... it was a widget, which dwelled silently and unnoticeably small, buried within my sidebar. And then I discovered Widgets on Pages.
This plugin was an absolute GODSEND, especially after a frustrating week straight of trying to find something that works for me. Not only works for me, but also... WORKS! Perfectly!!! Thank you SO much!!!