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How to create a slideshow with text wrap? (22 posts)

  1. therawbuzz1
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    http://therawbuzz.com/
    On my front page, on the dark gray area, I would like to have a small slideshow to the left of the side of the page, a nice centered headline and then text wrap on the right side of the slideshow.

    How would I be able to do that? What would the code be? Thanks!

  2. Andrew
    Nuh uh moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'd first get those elements on the page before worrying about their appearance.

  3. therawbuzz1
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    How do I get the slideshow on the page? I don't even know how and that's why I'm asking.

  4. Andrew
    Nuh uh moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Try a NivoSlider plugin for the slideshow

  5. therawbuzz1
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I've downloaded it, but I'm not quite sure how to get it on the home page and on the gray area.

  6. Andrew
    Nuh uh moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This'll require a Child Theme, have you a Child Theme?

  7. therawbuzz1
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Oh.. so I wouldn't be able to do it on my current theme? Darn.. I really like this theme. I have a basic theme that word press came with if that's what you mean.

  8. Andrew
    Nuh uh moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    A Child Theme inherits your current theme's functionality (and appearance), it just provides an area where you can make changes and not compromise those changes or the current theme.

  9. therawbuzz1
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I looked up a child theme, it seems as though things are getting pretty complicated. So I create one in an FTP client? Then would I have to code things afterwords to get the slideshow on my homepage?

  10. Andrew
    Nuh uh moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You will have to copy & paste code to get the slideshow on your homepage.
    You can follow this step-by-step guide of how to create a Child Theme, or try a Child Theme plugin <- I haven't used that but it has good ratings.

  11. therawbuzz1
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Awesome thanks for the help. I backed up my website in case I screw things up. I think the gray area is an image, so it's going to be weird trying to get a slideshow over that..

  12. therawbuzz1
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Oh btw where would I find the slideshow code?

  13. Andrew
    Nuh uh moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Don't worry, that grey carpet-like image is set as a 'background-image' in CSS, so it has no physical space on the webpage. You can write on it http://awesomescreenshot.com/036rrrf2c

  14. Andrew
    Nuh uh moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The slideshow code is given on the Installation tab of that NivoSlider link http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/nivo-slider-for-wordpress/installation/

  15. therawbuzz1
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I placed this in my homepage page but oddly enough, no slideshow is showing up and I did download a child theme.

    <?php if (function_exists('nivoslider4wp_show')) { nivoslider4wp_show(); } ?>

  16. Andrew
    Nuh uh moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Whereabouts in the dashboard did you put that code?

  17. therawbuzz1
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ick, the child theme reverted the background changes and header changes i did.

  18. therawbuzz1
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Pages > All Pages > Home/Edit > Text

  19. Andrew
    Nuh uh moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sorry, I've never used that plugin so I don't know how it operates.

  20. therawbuzz1
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Damn :( Okay.. Well thank you for trying to help so much :).

    Even just putting a simple text over the gray background would be plenty sufficient, if you would know how to do that. I just don't want it to be blank.

  21. Andrew
    Nuh uh moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I would recommend manually creating a Child Theme. Then you know what's going on. Learning how to use Child Themes can give you an initiative on how to make similar changes in the future.

  22. therawbuzz1
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No easy route then, huh? :P
    I guess it would be wise to learn this type of stuff for the future. Hopefully I can figure out how to do what I need to. Thank you for all your help, Andrew! You've been great.

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