Creating Slides in WooSlider

Inserting a Slideshow using WooSlider

The following information is from the WooThemes WooSlider Knowledge Base.


WooSlider comes bundled with several methods for adding slideshows to your website: a shortcode, various slideshow widgets and a template tag. This tutorial is a step-by-step guide to inserting your first slideshow into your content, using the WooSlider shortcode creator.

How do I find the WooSlider shortcode creator?

Add Media Icon
WooSlider’s menu is situated in the most natural location possible within WordPress: the “Upload/Insert Media” popup window. To access this popup window, click the “Upload/Insert Media” button above the content editor when adding or editing a page or blog post.

Once the popup window is open, navigate to the “Slideshows” tab.

Slideshow Options Panel

Once viewing the “Slideshows” tab, a “Slideshow Type” select box is displayed, with the default of “Attached Images” selected. This is the quickest and simplest form of slideshow available within WooSlider (it slides through the images that were uploaded to the current page or blog post).

Selecting a slideshow type from this select box changes the settings you see in the popup window, according to which settings apply for the selected slideshow type. In the above example of the “Attached Images” slideshow type, we have the “Number of Images” and “Use thumbnails for Pagination” settings. These settings control the maximum number of images to be displayed, and whether to use dots or thumbnails for pagination, respectively.

Can I override the default slideshow settings?

If you wish to do so, at this stage, clicking the “Advanced Settings” button allows for any of the settings from the “Slideshows > Settings” screen to be overridden for this specific slideshow. While we’re just getting started, lets leave that section for now.

Final step…

When done adjusting the settings for the selected slideshow type, click the “Insert Slideshow” button. This closes the popup and adds your newly-created shortcode into the content of your page or blog post.

By default, the shortcode should look something like this (assuming each of the two settings was customised):

[wooslider slider_type="attachments" limit="10" thumbnails="true"]

Saving and/or publishing the page or blog post is the last step. From there, you’ve inserted your first WooSlider slideshow!

Note: When using the “Attached Images” slideshow type, the page or blog post in question requires that images be uploaded (and thus, attached) to it. This is done using the “Upload/Insert Media” button and by uploading images directly through the popup window.

 
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Mike K
November 30, 2012 03:25
Inserting your first WooSlider slideshow: a step-by-step guide

Slideshow Shortcode Reference

The following information is from the WooThemes WooSlider Knowledge Base.


General Settings

  • slider_type – The slideshow type desired (bundled options include “attachments”, “posts” and “slides”)
  • animation – The type of animation transition to apply (“slide” or “fade”)
  • direction – The direction in which to slide the slides (works only with the “slide” animation) (“horizontal” or “vertical”)
  • slideshow_speed – The delay between each slide animation (0.5 – 10.0 – in seconds ( 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, etc))
  • animation_duration – The duration of each slide transition animation (0.1 – 0.9 and 1.0 – 10.0, with 0.5 increments)

Control Settings

  • autoslide – Whether or not to automatically animate the slideshow (Boolean- “true” or “false”)
  • smoothheight – Whether or not to adjust the slideshow height to the height of the current slide (Boolean- “true” or “false”)
  • direction_nav – Whether or not to display the “previous/next” navigation (Boolean- “true” or “false”)
  • control_nav – Whether or not to display the pagination (Boolean- “true” or “false”)
  • keyboard_nav – Whether or not to enable navigation using a keyboard (Boolean- “true” or “false”)
  • mousewheel_nav – Whether or not to enable navigation using the mousewheel (Boolean- “true” or “false”)
  • randomize – Whether or not to randomize the display of the slides in the slideshow (Boolean- “true” or “false”)
  • animation_loop – Whether or not to loop the animation when reaching the end (Boolean- “true” or “false”)
  • pause_on_action – Whether or not to pause when the visitor uses the navigation controls on the slideshow (Boolean- “true” or “false”)
  • pause_on_hover – Whether or not to pause when the visitor hovers over the slideshow (Boolean- “true” or “false”)

Button Settings

  • prev_text – Custom text to display as the “Previous Slide” button text
  • next_text – Custom text to display as the “Next Slide” button text
  • play_text – Custom text to display as the “Play Slideshow” button text
  • pause_text – Custom text to display as the “Pause Slideshow” button text
Note: By default, WooSlider’s CSS styles hide the text on these buttons. Additional CSS styles would be required to display this text (alternatively, it displays when hovering over the buttons).

“Attached Images”-specific parameters

  • id – An optional post ID for which to retrieve attached images (must be an integer). Default: $post->ID (the ID of the current post being viewed)
  • size – The size of the image to be displayed (takes a WordPress size handle – “thumbnail”, “medium”, “large”, “full” or a custom-registered image size) Default: “large”
  • limit – The number of posts to display (an integer value such as 1, 5, or 10, for example) Default: “5”
  • thumbnails – Whether or not to use thumbnails for pagination, instead of the default pagination navigation (Boolean- “true” or “false”) Default: “false”

“Posts”-specific parameters

  • category – The slug (or a comma-separated list of slugs) of one or more of your post categories
  • tag – The slug (or a comma-separated list of slugs) of one or more of your post tags
  • size – The size of the image to be displayed (takes a WordPress size handle – “thumbnail”, “medium”, “large”, “full” or a custom-registered image size) Default: “large”
  • layout – Where to display the post title and excerpt, in relation to the image (“text-left”, “text-right”, “text-top”, “text-bottom”) Default: “text-left”
  • overlay – Whether or not to overlay the text over the image (“none”, “natural” or “full”) Default: “none”
  • limit – The number of posts to display (an integer value such as 1, 5, or 10, for example) Default: “5”
  • thumbnails – Whether or not to use thumbnails for pagination, instead of the default pagination navigation (Boolean- “true” or “false”) Default: “false”
  • link_title – Whether or not to transform the title of each post into a link to the post itself (Boolean- “true” or “false”) Default: “false”

“Slides”-specific parameters

  • slide_page – The slug (or a comma-separated list of slugs) of one or more of your slide groups
  • limit – The number of posts to display (an integer value such as 1, 5, or 10, for example) Default: “5”
  • thumbnails – Whether or not to use thumbnails for pagination, instead of the default pagination navigation (Boolean- “true” or “false”) Default: “false”

How to use these parameters

Adding parameters to the [wooslider] shortcode looks like this:
[wooslider autoslide="false"]
Adding a second parameter ([smoothheight], for example) would look as follows:
[wooslider autoslide="false" smoothheight="true"]
It’s only necessary to add a parameter to the shortcode if you wish to override that specific parameter for that slideshow.

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Mike K
November 30, 2012 04:10
WooSlider Shortcode Parameters Reference

Understanding WordPress and Password Resets

When attempting to login to a WordPress based site on the Marshall University network, you may see a “Lost Password” link appear if you enter your password incorrectly.    This functionality is part of the default WordPress installation – but it’s important to understand that using this link will have no effect on your ability to log in to a Marshall University WordPress site.

All sites on our network use domain authentication through our Active Directory system.   What this means to you, is that when you are logging in to a WordPress site, you need to supply your MUNET account name (the first part of your Marshall email address) and the same password that you use to login to other systems around campus.

The “Lost Password?” link present on some WordPress sites attempts to reset the password associated with your account in the WordPress internal account database.    This password is never used, nor is it ever checked to determine whether you have access to a site, so reseting it will have no effect on your ability to login.

If you believe you should have access to a WordPress site that you can’t login to,  and you are certain that you’re entering the correct password associated with your MUNET account, it most likely means that your user account is not a member of the proper security group for that site.    This problem can be easily resolved by contacting the IT Service Desk and asking that you be granted access to a particular site.