Slideshow

All slideshow settings are gathered inside the “Slideshow Options” box.

Note that in order to display a slideshow in page header, you’ll need to create at least one slideshow in corresponding post type:

  • in “WP-admin > Slideshows” for Porthole, Photo scroller and 3D slideshow;
  • in “WP-admin > Revolution Slider” for Slider Revolution;
  • in “WP-admin > Layer Slider” for layer Revolution;

When you select slideshow option in Default mode, you will get an option to place it above or below header.

Fig. 1. Header below slideshow

Fig. 1. Header below slideshow

You can choose from following slideshows:

Porthole Slider

Fig. 1-1. Porthole slider.

Fig. 2.1. Porthole slider.

Fig. 1-2. Porthole slider options.

Fig. 2.2. Porthole slider options.

After choosing this type of slider, you will be presented with following options (see fig. 2.2) :

  • In the multi-select (or checkbox group) box called “Slideshow(s)” you can specify which slideshows from corresponding post type will be shown on this page. Note that if you will not select any slideshow, all of them will be displayed on this page.
  • Slider layout: full-width (will be huge on “non-boxed” sites) or content width;
  • Set slider layout and its proportions. (Note that since theme is responsive and has no fixed width, you need to set slider proportions rather then absolute values)
  • Select image sizing. This feature is important if you have portrait images and do not want them to be cropped. Simply select the “fit” option. Otherwise select “fill” to make every image fill all the slider area.
  • Also you can enable slider autoplay and set its interval.
  • Hide slider captions.

Photo Scroller

Settings for this slider are very complicated (see fig. 3.2). However it allows you to craft slider layout carefully and make showy “slider-gallery” type pages. We highly recommend this slider for photographers.

Fig. 2-1. Photo Scroller.

Fig. 3.1. Photo Scroller.

Fig. 2-1. Photo Scroller.

Fig. 3.2. Photo Scroller.

Settings for Photo Scroller:

  • In the multi-select (or checkbox group) box called “Slideshow(s)” you can specify which slideshows from corresponding post type will be shown on this page. Note that if you will not select any slideshow, all of them will be displayed on this page.
  • Layout: fullscreen slideshow (will hide text area) or fullscreen slideshow + text area.
  • Background under slideshow.

    Fig. 2.1. Slideshow background colour.

    Fig. 3.3. Slideshow background colour.

  • Show/hide pixel overlay. Pixel overlay is handy if you are uploading images with relatively low resolution – it will mask upscaling artifacts

    Fig. 2.2. Pixel (dotted) overlay.

    Fig. 3.4. Pixel (dotted) overlay.

  • Top padding.
  • Bottom padding.
  • Side paddings (paddings between slides).
  • Inactive slides opacity

    Fig. 2.3. Inactive image transparency.

    Fig. 3.5. Inactive image transparency.

  • Thumbnail stripe. You can hide/show it by default or disable it altogether

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    Fig. 3.6. Slideshow thumbnails (enabled).

  • Thumbnails width and height.
  • Set autoplay default state: playing or paused.
  • Autoplay speed (interval).
  • 2 set of settings for landscape and portrait images: min and max width, filling mode (fit or fill) for desktops and mobile devices.

Last 2 blocks of settings makes this slider very powerful – it allows you to craft a regular slideshow or a scrolling stripe of photos from it.

3D Slideshow

Fig. 3-1. 3D Slideshow.

Fig. 4.1. 3D Slideshow.

Fig. 3-2. 3D slideshow.

Fig. 4.2. 3D slideshow.

3D slideshow options quite simple (fig. 3).  You can select which slideshow(s) to display in it; set one of various layouts and set slider proportions.

Slider Revolution

Fig. 4-1. Revolution Slider.

Fig. 5. Revolution Slider.

The7 also has build-in third party slider plugins. Fig. 3.2 shows options for Slider Revolution and Layer slider. Here, you can select which slideshow to display and… that’s it.