I’ve been using sliders on my WordPress site for years, tweaking sliders meant for magazine sites and artist’s portfolios to meet my own needs. No matter how many I tried, they were never ideal. I wanted to present cover images along with publication basics from the slider itself, rather than forcing viewers to click through to the details page. Sunray Author Manager is the first slider that provides the author-based features I was looking for as well as features I didn’t realize I needed, but absolutely love.
The bibliography generated by the plugin, a separate shortcode from the slider, allows me to maintain my entire publication history in the plugin. I no longer have to manually update my bibliography and separately create slider content. And as new publications come in, I get to decide which publications to highlight in the slider. All it takes is a checkbox selection.
And then there is the big feature I didn’t even know I needed. Once I enter the details of my publications, I can create as many custom sliders as I want. Each instance of the slider will present only those publications I want to highlight in that particular slider.As well as managing the presentation of my bibliography, I already have plans to add the slider to my podcast page and replace the slider currently in use on my homepage.
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