Hello my wordpress buddies! Life is grand here in Woodchuck Land – the sun is shining, the wind is gentle and Carrie’s got eight, count ’em EIGHT new planters just FULL of petunias right there on her front steps! Suh-weet!
Today, we’re going to add a new type of slideshow to our repertoire – Slidedeck. It’s easy to configure and looks might snazzy in one of your just-got-back-from-vacation posts!
First, go to your dashboard, then go to plugins> add new. Type in slidedeck. There’s only the one! Now click install, and go back to your dashboard. You’ll see a new button on your dashboard titled Smart Slidedeck. Hover over it and choose Add Smart Slidedeck.
I kept most of the settings, just so I could see what they looked like, and play with it from there. I clicked on save, then preview. Well holy cow. Is this just awesome or what???
A cool slideshow featuring five of my most recent posts. That is SO COOL!
I went back in, changed the slider so it would show pictures from my most popular posts and only in a few chosen categories. Then, when I clicked preview, I changed the size of the slideshow and clicked update.
Now I click on the yellow bar at the top of the screen where it says insert your SlideDeck into a post.
This takes me back to the posts page. From there, I choose the post I want the slideshow to appear in, and click on it. Now on the right hand side is this widget, and I choose Insert Slide Deck where I want the sliders to appear. I can change the dimensions here if I so choose, or feature the post I’m posting right now in the slide show.
[SlideDeck id=’2203′ width=’100%’ height=’200px’]
voila, the code is inserted for me, I don’t need to do anything else!
The only thing that reaaaaaally bothers me about slidedeck is that the widget takes over the side panel. So I closed it by clicking the little arrow, and drug it below the publish box. I can drag it even farther down (and will!) later, as it’s something I’ll only use occasionally.
Want to learn some more sidedeck tricks? Check out this website here..