In this tutorial we will describe the process of setting up the ‘Home’ featured content slider.
1. Once the ‘Home‘ page template has been set, navigate to Appearance > Theme Options (Appearance > Customizer in newer themes) and under the ‘Homepage‘ tab set a category for the home page slider (Note: The naming of the ‘Homepage’ tab might depend on theme, e.g. you might see ‘Home’ instead of ‘Homepage’).
2. If you see only one or two options, ‘All Categories‘ and/or ‘Uncategorized‘, it means that you have not published a post in the category you wish to show in the slider. Once you create your desired slider category (Posts > Categories), you will need to publish at least one post before it is selectable in your theme options.
3. Once the slider is setup, you can select a post number to determine the number of slides shown, as well as a transition timing within your theme’s options panel.
Note: In our newer themes you may not see a text excerpt appear over the slider image. If you do not see text and would like to show it, edit one of your slider posts (Posts > All Posts), and to the top-right of your dashboard, on the post editor screen, you will see a tab that says ‘Screen Options‘ — click it. Once clicked, check the box beside the word ‘Excerpt‘. This will generate a new Excerpt meta box immediately beneath the main editor. The text that you enter here will be shown in your slider, along with the post title.