Dynamic areas is a feature introduced by WordPress slider plugin Featured Articles PRO to help you publish sliders faster and into the exact place where you want them to be displayed. By using this feature you won’t have to use the manual placement PHP code anymore since Dynamic areas provide the same functionality but in a much more flexible way.
More details can be found on Dynamic areas docs page and How to publish sliders above the page loop.
Step 1: Register a new dynamic area
By default, the plugin implements as dynamic area the . To create additional dynamic areas (ie. to display sliders below the page header), you must first register the new area.
To register a new area, from plugin menu click on Dynamic areas link. Once the page opens, fill the details about your new area into the form available in this page. You will have to provide a name for your area (in this example, we’ll use “Below header”) and optionally a description for your reference.
Step 2: Copy dynamic area PHP code
After registering the area, it will appear into the page. Next, you will have to copy the area PHP code and place it into your WordPress theme template file where you want it to be displayed.
Step 3: Place dynamic area PHP code into the theme file
Next step is to place the dynamic area code into your template files(s). Depending on where you want to display sliders, the file can he
header.php or any other file. You should have some knowledge of WP theme structure.
Step 3: Publish sliders into your new dynamic area
Once registered and having the dynamic area PHP code into place, you can begin publishing sliders using the area you registered. This can be done either from Dynamic areas page or when editing sliders, in panel Slider Output under tab Publish.