Mar 192014

Add a Slideshow to Suffusion Theme Using Photonic tutorial will show you how to easily add a slideshow using Photonic and much more.

Last Updated: April 6, 2022

Latest News: Updated the documentation.

Important: Remember Photonic plugin has some settings you can adjust for your needs!!!

I am using photonic because it was developed by Sayontan the same developer of suffusion. Before you start configuring the plugin, check to make sure you have uploaded the images in your site? The following steps are using the classic editor. If you are using Gutenberg the steps should be similar.

Hint: It is import to make sure the slideshow images are attached to the post or page!!!

What You Need:

  • Photonic
  • Suffusion Theme (Optional = I added this theme because it is developed by Sayontan Sinha. Both plugin and theme work flawlessly together.)

Add a Slideshow to Suffusion Theme Using Photonic

Step 1 ) Create a new post/ page or edit an existing one. Click on Add / Edit Photonic Gallery button as illustrated in the image below.

add a slideshow to suffusion theme using photonic wp gallery button

Choose Gallery Source

Step 2 ) Next Choose Gallery Source. For this example WordPress is selected as illustrated in the following image.

Choose Gallery Source Options

  • WordPress
  • Click on Next button when you are ready to continue.

add a slideshow to suffusion theme using photonic choose gallery source

Choose Type of Gallery

Step 3 ) Next Choose Type of Gallery. For this example Photos from Media Library is selected as illustrated in the following image.

Choose Type of Gallery Options

  • Photos from Media Library
  • Click on Next button when you are ready to continue.

add a slideshow to suffusion theme using photonic type of gallery

Select from WordPress Media Library

Step 4 ) Next Select from WordPress Media Library as illustrated in the following image. Once you have selected your images, click on Next button to continue.


Pick Your Layout

Step 5 ) Next Pick Your Layout as illustrated in the following image. Once you have selected your layout, click on Next button to continue.


Configure Your Layout

Step 6 ) Next Configure Your Layout as illustrated in the following image.

Configure Layout Options

  • Slideshow display style
  • Thumbnails or buttons for the strip?
  • Slideshow Controls
  • Slideshow Effects
  • Time between slides in ms
  • Time for each transition in ms
  • Pause upon hover?
  • Number of columns in slideshow
  • How do you want the title?
  • “Show Gallery” button text
  • Main image size
  • Once you have configured your layout, click on Next button to continue.

Insert Shortcode

Step 7 ) Next click on Insert Gallery button to insert your shortcode as illustrated in the following image.

Step 7-a ) The following is a sample code that will be added to your post or page once you complete the settings above.

[ gallery ids=’41,42,43′ columns=’1′ main_size=’full’ fx=’slide’ pause=’1′ strip-style=’thumbs’ controls=’show’ style=’strip-below’ ]

Note: Your ids=” numbers will be different.

Step 10 ) If everything goes well, you should have a simple slideshow on your page or post as illustrated in the following image.


Step 1 ) What if you don’t see any of the images in your slideshow? Try the following procedures. See images below.

Go to Media -> Library and check the images you added to the slideshow. I can see the images are not attached to the post I created to include the slideshow. You need to click on Attach.



Once you click on Attach link above, you will see the following window. This gives you the option to select what you would like to attach the image too. In this case I am attaching the images to Photonic Slideshow, which is a Post. Then click on Select button.


Now when you view your media gallery again you will notice that the three images from my slideshow are now added to Photonic Slideshow post.



Click on the following URL Add a Slideshow to Suffusion Theme Text Widget.

If you have any questions please let me know. I keep updating this tutorial from time to time.


Photonic Plugin Tutorial List:

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      Kind regards

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