How to Use the Pro Slider

To use custom slides with the Slider (Pro) you’ll need to create them first.

In your WordPress Administration Panels go to “Slides”
You should see three options. Slides, Add New, and Slide Category. You will also see Re-Order if you have the Post Types Order Plugin (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/post-types-order/) to control the order of your custom slides.

Before you create a slide, it would be best if you create at least one category. You can always create one or more later, but it’s best if you create one before you create the custom slide, that way you’ll have it ready when you create the custom slide. It’s also best that you categorize your slides in a naming convention that’s easy for you to relate with your slides. Like “news”, products”, or even something like iFeature Slide category 1.
To create a category you’ll need to select “Slide Category”

  • Name – Give your Slide Category a Name 
  • Slug – Give your Slide Category a Slug (by default WordPress will use the “Name” that was used above if nothing is inserted).
  • Parent – Select a Parent category if one is available. If you haven’t created any categories, there will only be the “None” option.
  • Description – Give your Slide Category if a Description if you like. Can be left blank if you so choose.
  • Click “Add New Slide Category”

Now create your Slide(s)

Select Slides
Select “Add New”.
You’ll be presented with the “Custom Slide Options”.

  • Custom Slide Caption – Insert the text that you would like to appear at the bottom of the slider image. Creating a Slide
  • Custom Slide Link – Insert the URL of the post/page that you want the image to link to here. For example, if it’s your contact page, something similar to http://www.example.com/contact-us/ would go there.
  • Custom Slide Image – Here you can add an image with the built in media uploader. Select “Choose File” than navigate to the file or you can manually enter the URL of the image location (if you have an image in your “uploads” directory you can insert the URL there). Note that the image aspect ratio is 3.267:1. So to have the best fit your image should be something like 980px by 300px. Please also note that you can adjust the slider height later on within the page that you set the CyberChimps Slider element. But you may have to adjust the image to your new image aspect ratio, which will vary depending on the slider height that you select there. 

Slides are ordered chronologically by the post date of the posts. The newest post will display first.
If you would like to Re-Order your custom slides, just go to Slides > Re-Order (Post Type Order plugin installation and activation required http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/post-types-order/). From there you can drag and drop your custom slides in any order, regardless of the order that they were created in.

Once you have these created you’ll then be able to activate the CyberChimps Slider element within the page where you would like for it to appear.

To enable the CyberChimps Slider section on Pages, navigate to that particular Edit Page in your WordPress Administration Panels by first selecting the “Pages” option directly under the “Links” option (NOTE: in WordPress 3.5 the Link Manager is disabled by default, so it may not be there, instead “Pages” should be directly underneath the “Media” tab).

  1. Look for “Page Options”. Within that you should see “Page Elements”.
  2. Drag and drop the “CyberChimps Slider” Inactive Element to the “Active Elements”. It will now be activated. Please note that you can control where it appears by its location among the other active elements. Simply drag and drop the “CyberChimps Slider” Element above or below other Active Elements.
  3. Once you have the “CyberChimps Slider” element active, you will have access to the “CyberChimps Slider”. See below.
    • Slider Size – Full/Half. Default is Full. Please note that when using the Half Slider it cannot be positioned in the exact order as placed within the Active Elements box. Because if we allow that, then there will a blank space to the right and/or left of the Half Slider. So we must wrap it up with the Post or Page content so that the blank space will be covered by the sidebar. But in a future update, the Half Slider will be displayed at the top or bottom of the Post or Page content depending on whether the Slider element is placed above or below the Post Page/Page element in the Active Elements box.
    • Slider Type – Custom/Posts. Default is Custom
    • Post Categories – All and any Post categories you created. Default is All.
    • Custom Categories – Your Custom Slider categories. Please make sure that you select the corresponding category that you created when making your slides. Otherwise the default slides will appear.
    • Number of Featured Posts – Default is 5.
    • Slider Height – In pixels (px).
    • Slider Speed – In milliseconds. 1000 milliseconds = 1 second. Default is 3000. (TIP: If you do not want the slider to move, just set it to a high number like 90000)
    • Slider Arrow – On/Off. Default is On.
  4. To disable the “CyberChimps Slider” section for that Page, drag and drop the “CyberChimps Slider” element to “Inactive Elements” or click on the minus “-” symbol to the left of the word “CyberChimps Slider”.
  5.  Click “Update” when done.

 

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Slider Options in a Page

 

Slider not working? All you see is a spinning arrow/circle where your slider should be? Please see the following troubleshooting tips:

  1. Make sure your WordPress version is up to date.
  2. Make sure your theme is up to date.
  3. Make sure all of your plugins are up to date.
  4. Make sure all of the browsers (Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, etc.) you use are up to date.
  5. Try a different browser:
  6. Disable all browser (Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, etc.) extensions/add-ons, like NoScript, AdBlock Plus, etc.
    • How to turn off/disable browser add-ons and plug-ins: help.yahoo.com
  7. Clear all cache, including caching created by plugins like WP Super Cache, W3 Total Cache, etc. And all browser (Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, etc.) cache.
  8. Still not working, try deactivating all plugins to see if there is a conflict with a plugin.
  9. Still not working, try reinstalling the theme and/or WordPress. Please make a backup of your whole site first.

 

Did this documentation not suffice? Have more questions? Please post a support topic in the forum. https://cyberchimps.com/forum/pro/

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