If you’d like to display the featured post slideshow on your homepage, please follow these instructions.
Please note: Not all of our themes support a post slider. Please check with the Documentation of your theme if a slider is supported.
To set up your post slider, go to Appearance → Customize → Theme Options → Post Slider, and activate the Slider first. You can enable the slider on the Magazine Homepage and / or the normal blog page.
After you have activated the Post Slider some more settings should appear.
Select Slider Posts
Next, you have to configure which posts are highlighted in the post slideshow.
Depending on the theme there are two ways to select featured posts:
- by selecting a slider category
- by inserting the name of the featured tag
If your theme supports the first method simply select a category in the Slider Category setting. The slideshow will display all posts which are assigned to that category.
For our older themes, you have to insert a featured tag. The slideshow will then display all posts which are tagged with the featured keyword.
You can set the maximum number of posts, the slider animation effect and the slider speed in the following slider settings.
The Post Slider uses the featured images of your posts for the slide images. The slideshow will look as intended when your posts have featured images.
If your existing posts have already had featured images, they may look disformed because they do not match the new required sizes. In order to fix that you have to regenerate your thumbnails.
Your uploaded featured images should be as big as possible. WordPress can then automatically crop them to the required size for the slider. You can find the image sizes used in the slider on the documentation page of your theme (at the bottom).