Mar 262014
 

Last Updated: April 24, 2014

WordPress Slideshow Plugin General Settings tutorial will show you how easy it is to set up a slideshow with this very simple plugin.

This tutorial was written using Slideshow Version 2.2.20 26/03/2014. I will be updating the details when ever a new version comes out with new and or modified settings.

WordPress Slideshow 2.2.21 Changelog:

  • Compatible with WordPress 3.9.
  • Added “Cross Fade” option to the animation settings.
  • Updated the API to support retrieving the direction of the animation on the animation event.
  • Fixed: Slideshow moving to next slide on keyboard navigation. By Ben Wetzel
  • Fixed: HTML5 validation issue.
  • Fixed: Permission check that checked for “edit_post” instead of “edit_slideshow”.

Latest News: I have added the latest changelog.

Click on the image to donwload the plugin.

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WordPress Slideshow Plugin General Settings Steps:

  1. WordPress Slideshow Plugin General Settings
  2. WordPress Slideshow Plugin Advanced Settings
  3. WordPress Slideshow Plugin Troubleshooting

1 ) The following image shows you the Slideshows admin menu.

  • Slideshows
  • Add New
  • General Settings

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2 ) Go to Slideshows >> General Settings >> General Settings to set up the following User Capabilities.

Important: This option comes in handy especially if you have a membership website and you don’t want other members to change the settings unless they are Administrators.

Add Slideshows

  • Administrator (This one cannot be changed)
  • Editor
  • Author
  • Contributor
  • Subscriber

Edit Slideshows

  • Administrator (This one cannot be changed)
  • Editor
  • Author
  • Contributor
  • Subscriber

Delete Slideshows

  • Administrator (This one cannot be changed)
  • Editor
  • Author
  • Contributor
  • Subscriber

Settings

  • Head (top)
  • Footer (bottom)

Make sure you click on Save Changes button when you have completed these settings.

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3 ) Go to Slideshows >> General Settings >> Default Slideshow Settings to set up the following.

Default Slideshow Settings

  • Animation used for transition between slide
  • Number of seconds the slide takes to slide in
  • Number of seconds the description takes to slide in
  • Seconds between changing slides

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The following image allows you to set up the following.

Display settings

  • Number of slides to fit into one slide
  • Maximum width. When maximum width is 0, maximum width is ignored
  • Proportional relationship between slideshow’s width and height (width:height)
  • Slideshow’s height
  • Image behavior
  • Shrink slideshow’s height when width shrinks
  • Enable responsiveness (Shrink slideshow’s width when page’s width shrinks)
  • Show title and description
  • Hide description box, pop up when mouse hovers over

wordpress-plugin-slideshow-display-settings

The following image allows you to set up the following.

Control settings

  • Automatically slide to the next slide
  • Return to the beginning of the slideshow after last slide
  • Pause slideshow when mouse hovers over
  • Activate navigation buttons
  • Hide navigation buttons, show when mouse hovers over
  • Activate pagination
  • Hide pagination, show when mouse hovers over
  • Activate control panel (play and pause button)
  • Hide control panel, show when mouse hovers over

wordpress-plugin-slideshow-control-settings

The following image allows you to set up the following.

Miscellaneous settings

  • Wait until the next slide has loaded before showing it
  • Show a loading icon until the first slide appears
  • Randomize slides
  • Avoid content filter (disable if ‘!slideshow_deploy!’ is shown)

Default Slideshow Stylesheet

  • The style used for this slideshow

Make sure you click on Save Changes button when you have completed these settings.

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4 ) Go to Slideshows >> General Settings >> Custom Styles to set up the following.

Default Stylesheets

  • Light
  • Dark

Click on either Light Customize link or Dark Customize link. In this example I clicked on Light and added a name New – Light to my new style. (You can name your style what ever you want)

Once you finish editing the new style click on Save Changes button. You will notice a new style added underneath Custom stylesheets.

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That is all you need to configure this great plugin.

You have now completed Part 1 WordPress Slideshow Plugin General Settings. Click on the following link WordPress Slideshow Plugin Advanced Settings to complete the second part of the tutorial.

I will be updating this tutorial from time to time so keep coming back for the latest updates.

If you have a questions send me an e-mail or leave a comment.

Enjoy

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