How to Create a Slideshow in WordPress? 

Slideshows are an engaging and visually appealing way to display content on your WordPress website. You can use it to showcase your products, highlight important messages, or add visual flair to your website. 

Quick Guide to Creating Slideshow in WordPress

Let’s walk through the steps of creating a slideshow in WordPress:

  1. Install WordPress Slideshow Plugin

WordPress is equipped with a wide range of plugins that can help you create a slideshow. Soliloquy, Slider Revolution, and MetaSlider are popular slideshow plugins. In this post, we will discuss the steps to create a slideshow using the MetaSlider plugin.

Step 2:  Navigate to the “Plugin” in your WordPress dashboard

Step 2: Click on “Add New”

Step 3: Type “MetaSlider” in the search bar

Step 4: Click on “Install Now”

Step 5: After the plugin is installed, click on “Activate”

  1. Create New Slideshow

Once the plugin is installed and activated, start creating new slideshows. 

Step 1:  Go to the “MetaSlider” section in your WordPress dashboard.

Step 2: Click on “Create Slider”

Step 3: Select the type of slideshow you want to create.

MetaSlider offers four types of slideshows: Flex Slider, Nivo Slider, Responsive Slider, and Coin Slider. Pick the one that caters to your needs. 

  1. Add Images

Once you decide on the slideshow type you want, start adding images. 

Step 2: Click on “Add image”

Step 2: Upload an image from your computer or choose from your WordPress media library.

Step 3: To add captions, click on the image and enter the text in the Caption field

Step 5: Enter the URL in the link field to add a link. 

  • Configure Slideshow Settings

Once you have added all the images, you can configure the slideshow settings. Click on the “settings” and make all the necessary changes. You can adjust slideshow speed, navigation style, and transition effect. You can also tweak the setting to display the slideshow in full-screen mode, enable autoplay, and much more. 

  • Add the Slideshow 

After setting the configuration, add the slideshow to your WordPress website.

Step 1: Copy the shortcode provided by MetaSlider

Step 2: Create a new page or post where you want to display the slideshow

Step 3: Paste the shortcode into the editor

Step 4: Save it

Step 5: View to see your slideshow in action

  • Customize the Slideshow

With the help of CSS, you can customize the slideshow. 

Step 1:  Go to the “Custom CSS” in the MetaSlider

Step 2: Enter your custom CSS

With the custom CSS, you can change the background color of the slideshow, add borders and even change the font style and size of the captions. 

Bottom Line

A slideshow is an excellent strategy to improve the visual appeal of your website. To make a slideshow, use a WordPress plugin or the abovementioned techniques. It will help you in engaging your audience and achieve your website goals. 


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