Adding a featured posts slider on static front page.

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  • #1411370

    At the moment I’m just setting up a template for my blog. Created a static front page on ‘Skylark’ theme and can’t quite fathom how to add a featured posts slider onto the static front page.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    The blog I need help with is thefourthstump.wordpress.com.

    #1411481

    nmegan
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    The slider requires you to do a few things before it will show up on your static home page.

    First you will need to create a series of new Posts (he slider can accommodate up to 10). Make sure the posts are marked “sticky” (see on the right hand side of the post page under “Publish”). Adding title and text content is optional and up to you.

    Each of the posts that you want to appear in the slider needs to have a featured image that is at least 500 px wide or it won’t show up.

    You will then need to pPublish them before they show up. I’m pretty sure the feature does not work in preview.

    Start here and let us know if this at least gets you going. Then we can help with details.

    #1411482

    timethief
    Member

    Please consult the theme description found here http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/skylark/
    Scroll down to “Showcase page template” and follow the instructions there.
    P.S. WordPress.com doesn’t offer the option to add in different slider code.

    #1411626

    Many thanks.

    #1411627

    I’ve added half a dozen sticky posts (example ones), all with images larger than 500 pixels wide yet still a featured post slider hasn’t appeared.

    So I’m unsure if I’m doing anything wrong or not :/

    #1411628

    Apologies, it’s all fine. You are all awesome and thanks so much for the help!!! :)

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