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How to Add a Featured Content Slider in WordPress



Do you want to add a featured content slider like Yahoo or ESPN? Many popular sites have content sliders to show their latest content but not all themes have a built in slider. In this video we will show you how to add a featured content slider in WordPress.

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Summary of this Tutorial:

Start by installing and activating the Soliloquy plugin and activating your license.

You will need the developer level license for this.

Click the addons tab then find, install, and activate the Featured Content and Themes addons.

Create a new slider under Soliloquy, Add New and you will see an option for featured content that you will want to select.

You can select specific posts or leave it blank to use all posts.

Sticky posts can also be included to add at the start of the slider.

The post offset will skip that many posts before adding posts to the slider.

Adding a link to the post url can be good to allow a direct move to the posts shown.

Fallback image is used if a post does not have an image that can be used and it can be anything you like.

And many more options available for styling the slider.

After clicking publish you can add the slider using the shortcode or adding the template tag to your theme’s files.

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Mazi

Mazi has nine years of web development experience with the past five years spent honing his skills with WordPress plugins and themes. He's an expert in WooCommerce and is the author of the Simple Sales Tax plugin, a popular sales tax compliance solution for WooCommerce. Brett understands the importance of excellent communication, prides himself on producing high-quality code, and is comfortable working solo or as part of a team.

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