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October 4, 2014 at 9:07 pm #37037watc
I want to integrate Meta Slider with GP theme, [instead of copy and paste meta code to my post].
I read Meta Slider Documentation here http://www.metaslider.com/documentation/theme-integration/
it talks about how to integrate meta slider with popular themes, but no mention of GP. Can you tell me how can I do that?
I want slideshow under navigation menu(main-menu). Then under slideshow, I want my recent posts appear.
Thanks in advance!October 4, 2014 at 11:47 pm #37044TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
To show a slideshow using metaslider under the menu, I highly suggest using GP Hooks or the Page Header addon.
GP Hooks if you want it side-wide, and the Page Header addon if you want it on a specific page.
Either way, you’ll just have to add the shortcode into the area, and it will work.
To show the slideshow above your posts, I would use the After Header area in GP Hooks, with this code:
<?php if ( is_home() ) : ?> [metaslider id=123] <?php endif; ?>
Hope this helps 🙂October 11, 2014 at 9:03 pm #38595watc
Thanks for quick response, I will try all options above. If I’ll need further help I will post again.
Since, almost every website need a slideshow, I wish you had a dedicated slideshow add-on or widget, so we could easily place it where-ever we wanted, such as; above content,homepage, sidebar, etc.
thanks again.October 11, 2014 at 9:29 pm #38596watc
I think I couldn’t explain my need clearly enough to you. All I need, is a slideshow on top of my content on homepage only.
What I did, I created a page and named it “Home”, (its not on menu, its hidden) and I changed my static page to that “Home” Page. Now, I want to insert meta slider code to that home-page and display it on top of my content. I think I am making it more complicated.October 11, 2014 at 9:37 pm #38597watc
“…and the Page Header addon if you want it on a specific page.”
Yes, I want it on a specific page, which is my home page. How can I insert it using Page Header?
Thanks in advance.October 12, 2014 at 10:28 am #38671TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
The best way to do this is the Page Header addon.
Once it’s installed and activated, go to “Pages” and click on your homepage.
There will be a “Page Header” metabox below the text editor.
You’ll see a “Content” tab – click that tab, and paste your slider shortcode into the textarea.
Save, and you’ll be good to go – it will show your slider above your content on your homepage only.
Let me know if this helps or not 🙂November 14, 2014 at 9:42 pm #46396Dee Broughton
I’m struggling with this, too. I feel like I must be missing something simple.
Here on a single page, where I use the slider with the page header option it works as expected, but I don’t want it on a single page.
I want it on the front page set as your latest posts, here.
Here with the front page as latest posts, I have used the if home/GP hooks option and the slider is there, but I can’t figure out how to make it inside container so that my sidebar is up next to it.
I feel like I need to either do something to move the sidebar up OR change the latest posts to show up on a page, but I can’t figure it out. Help?November 15, 2014 at 10:28 am #46542TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
There is a hook in GP inside the main content container, but it’s not added to GP Hooks yet.
I just added it, so it will be available in the next version coming out very soon.
I’ll update this thread when the release is available 🙂November 15, 2014 at 10:43 am #46546Dee Broughton
That’ll be useful for a lot of people, I’m sure.
You know, I’ve learned so much from using GeneratePress and having access to your support forum. It’s a great service you’ve got here. Thanks again.November 15, 2014 at 10:45 am #46547TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
I’m just happy that people are using and enjoying my theme 🙂
Also, if you’d like to get the new hook right away, drop me an email and I’ll give you the updated files to replace.
Thanks!December 16, 2014 at 2:27 pm #55467Sander Bloem
1)Im just trying the same thing adding a metaslider after the page header or after the mainmenu but it keeps sticking to the “WPheader” i pasted the php script written above but it won’t work..
2)It would be nice that the banner or slider stick to the “home” page and not at the blog page.
hope you can help meDecember 16, 2014 at 6:50 pm #55488TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
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