My goal is to have a photo slideshow in my sidebar:
1. in which each photo has caption text that I choose
2. which works like a slideshow with automatic transitions (that can be simple)
3. where clicking on a photo links to a post or page of my choice
4. and which works in the sidebar.
Featured Content Gallery does all of the above, but I can't get it to work in a sidebar, even with ExecPHP.
I was able to tweak NextGEN Gallery as described here to get a gallery of photos to do what I need, but can't figure out how to do that for a slideshow.
I even tried the RockYou plugin/widget, but can't create links behind each photo.
My preferred solution would involve NextGEN Gallery, but I'll take anything that works reliably.
I would appreciate any advice or help.