Unfortunately, I accidentally overwrote my functions.php page recently and caused my working beautifully slider to be removed.
I’ve been editing for hours trying to find where to put the code again and I am getting errors every time I try to.
If I remember correctly, all I did was put the meta slider shortcode in the functions.php file somewhere and it worked great.
After struggling, I looked into the way the child theme is broken up into widgets but was unsuccessful as (featured content widget) screwed up my pagination and the slideshow was showing on every single page.
Basically, all I want is for my slideshow to show up above my posts (on the left) on the homepage and be the side width (~700)