Featured Articles PRO settings can be accessed from plugin menu page Settings. They are structured under 4 categories: Settings (general plugin settings), Permissions (user permissions to access the plugin), Themes (slider themes specific settings) and License (CodeFlavors plugin licensing).
1. Plugin settings
Under plugin settings you can allow or deny certain features like:
- Custom posts: choose the custom posts besides posts, pages and custom slides that can be used as slider slides. For example, if your WordPress website has a custom post type video and you want to use posts having this post type as slides, you must first allow video post type from here.
- Full uninstall: when checked and you choose to delete the plugin from Plugins page after deactivating it, all sliders and slides, plugin options and meta fields set on other posts will also be removed without the possibility to recover them at a later time. While we don’t expect anything bad to happen, before choosing this path you should first back-up your database.
- Slider caching: in order to be able to allow individual sliders to be cached you will first need to globally allow caching.
- Show edit links: if enabled, logged in admins will see an edit link under each slider displayed in front-end. This is useful because you won’t have to manually identify the sliders.
By default only admins have access to plugin pages. If you would like to allow other user roles to manage sliders/custom slides, you will have to grant them permission first.
Using permission settings you can select only the permissions you want to allow to certain user roles, for example, just create sliders but not publish them.
Default plugin themes are located inside plugin folder in folder themes. If you want to create and use your own slider themes you will first need to create a new folder in wp-content folder and place all your slider themes in it. Next, from this page, select the folder where you store your themes to allow the plugin to look into the folder and give you the option to choose your own theme when creating/editing a slider.
While you could put your custom slider themes into the same folder as the default ones, when updating the plugin you will lose all your custom themes since the plugin gets deleted and is replaced with the new files.
Under this tab you should enter the license key from CodeFlavors that you received when you purchased the plugin. By entering the license key you will enable update notices and you will be able to update the plugin directly from Plugins page.