This theme includes a built-in post slider to showcase featured articles on your front page. I would recommend perhaps creating a special blog category for “featured posts” and then when you choose the category for your slideshow, you can select that one. However, adding a slideshow to your front page can definitely add more for your site visitors to enjoy.
Each slide will use the “Featured Image” from a post. I strongly recommend you prepare your slide images before uploading to your posts so that you can maintain a consistent look and feel as each slide moves from one to another. If you want to use the demo site’s slideshow as a guideline, I made the images all 1050×550 pixels. Once done, you can then add them as featured images to the posts you plan to showcase in the slider.
IMPORTANT Make sure your images are saved as jpg format for best results.
- Go to Appearance >> Customize >> Slider Options
- To show the slider, look for the “Show Slider” setting and check the box
- Choose the blog category where the slider will grab the posts and featured images from.
- Choose how many slides to show. The -1 option means “all” posts, otherwise choose something like 2, 3, 4, or more.
- Click “Save & Publish“
NOTE: The more slides you load, the longer it will take to load your page…due to the image files.