How to Use the Slider Lite Element

The Slider Lite element allows you to place a three image slider within a page with the ability to add a link to each individual image. Enabling Slider Lite Element

To enable the Slider Lite 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 “Slider Lite” 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 “Slider Lite” Element above or below other Active Elements. Slider Lite Element
  3. Once you have the “Slider Lite” element active, you will have access to the “Slider Lite Options”. See below.
    • Slide One 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 default supplied CyberChimps image is 1140px by 430px or an aspect ratio of 2.65:1 (length divided by width). So to make sure your image sizes into the slider correctly check its aspect ratio. How close is it to 2.65:1?
    • Slide One 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.
    • Slide Two Image – Same as Slide One Image.
    • Slide Two Link – Same as Slide One Link.
    • Slide Three Image – Same as Slide One Image.
    • Slide Three Link – Same as Slide One Link. Slider Lite Options
  1. To disable the “Slider Lite” section for that Page, drag and drop the “Slider Lite” element to “Inactive Elements” or click on the minus “-” symbol to the left of the word “Slider Lite”.
  2. Click “Update” when done.

 

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. Disable all browser (Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, etc.) extensions/add-ons, like NoScript, AdBlock Plus, etc.
  6. 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.
  7. Still not working, try deactivating all plugins to see if there is a conflict with a plugin.
  8. 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/

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