I'm using a modification of Akylas theme (based, I think on Tauri), which has a built in js slider (not a plugin, unfortunately). The slider itself works great, but it doesn't select the content based on category. The code is this:
<!-- BEGIN featured --> <div id="featured"> <div class="container"> <?php $tmp_query = $wp_query; query_posts('showposts=4&cat=' . get_cat_ID(dp_settings('featured'))); if (have_posts()) : while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?> <div class="item"> <a class="thumb" href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"><?php dp_attachment_image($post->ID, 'medium', 'alt="' . $post->post_title . '"'); ?></a> <p class="date"><?php the_time('F j, Y') ?></p> <h2><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h2> <?php the_excerpt(); ?> </div> <?php endwhile; endif; $wp_query = $tmp_query; ?> </div> <a href="#" class="previous">Previous</a> <a href="#" class="next">Next</a> </div> <!-- END featured -->
It seems that if I select the "featured" category for each of the posts I want to feature, they should show up in the slider. However, I only get the most recent X posts (4 in this case).
Short of routinely changing the dates of the posts I want to feature (as, essentially, static content for the sliders), I don't know how to get the slider to either a) select the category properly, or b) simply insert some code (don't know what) that would hard code the pages I wanted to feature into the slider.
Does anyone have any advice?
The site, http://www.olympusresumes.com is live but the theme I'm changing to isn't live yet.