- Page Templates
With FlipBlog, you have the power to create as many Slideshows as you want for your website. In the case of this demo, there are two that have been created: (1) a Slideshow for the homepage and (2) one as example for what you can do on sub pages. However, you could create a hundred different Slideshows if you wanted.
Individual slides are created easily from your WordPress admin panel with a custom post type called “Slides.” You can then categorize those slides into a custom taxonomy called “Slideshows.”
So, think of Slides as the individual images, and then think of the Slideshows as a grouping or category for those images.
The above slideshow example pulls slides from a Slideshow called “Subpage” with a slug of “subpage”. It is then inserted into this page with this simple shortcode:
Notice that the “category” attribute is simply the slug of the Slideshow you organized a group of Slides into from your WordPress admin panel.
Below, you can see the options you can use when inserting your [slideshow] shortcode. The shortcode entered with no attributes set will take on the following default settings.
"category" =>" ", // Defaults to ALL slides,
"speed" => "4000", // Time between slides in milliseconds.
"effect" = " ", // Choices: random, swirl, rain, straight, none (defaults to randomized)
"links" => "true" // Set to false if you don't want slideshow to be clickable
[slideshow category="subpage" effect="swirl" speed="1000"]
[slideshow category="subpage" effect="rain" speed="3000" links="false"]
Populating your homepage slideshow or the slideshow in one of the four alternate homepage templates that come with this theme is the same as creating slides for any other slideshow on your website. The only difference is that you can control the options for these slideshows conveniently from your Theme Options page.
As an example, below is a screenshot of the this theme’s default homepage along with a screenshot of the options that control it on your Theme Options page.