WordPress widgets are great tools for enhancing and adding content to your WordPress website. Slider plugin Featured Articles uses this functionality to allow you to create a flexible WordPress slider widget with ease by offering plenty of options.
Create the slider widget
In order to be able to add a WordPress slider widget to any of your sidebars, you need to have created and published at least one slider. Once you have done this, you can add any of your Featured Articles sliders to an available widget area to create a WordPress slider widget.
To do this, in WordPress administration, go to Appearance – Widgets and look for Featured Articles Slider widget.
The widget allows you to set up a number of options like:
- Width: the width of the slider widget in pixels;
- Height: the height of the slider widget in pixels;
- Display full width: when checked, if the slider widget width is smaller than the element containing it, it will resize itself to the full container width;
- Top distance: distance in pixels that the slider widget will have from the element above it;
- Bottom distance: distance in pixels that the slider widget will have from the element below it;
- Font size: relative font size in percents;
- Show titles in slides: when checked, the posts titles will be displayed into the slides;
- Show slides date: when checked, the post publish date will be displayed into the slides;
- Show slide text: when checked, a portion of text will be displayed from the post text based on slider settings;
- Show read more link: when checked, a link pointing to the post will be displayed into each slide;
- Show play video link: if slide is a video slide, a link that will trigger the video playback will be displayed;
- Image is clickable: when checked, slide image will have anchor set up on it and will point to the post permalink;
- Autoslide: when checked, the slider will start automatically.