Slideshow below header – Balance theme

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  • #6637

    mariafernandez
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    I’d like to place a slideshow just below the header on all pages of my blog: http://www.spanish-bites.com

    I’d like the slideshow to replace the breadcrumbs.

    Does anyone know how to achieve this?

    #6648

    Robert Neu
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    First, turn off the breadcrumbs for the home page. It looks like you’re using the Balance theme so you’ll need to modify the code a bit for a slideshow to display correctly.

    To get started, you’ll need to install this plugin http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/genesis-responsive-slider/

    Once you’ve done that, you’re going to need to edit  your home.php file and your style.css file a bit.


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    #6651

    AC
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    If you want to add a widget area the FULL WIDTH of your site in that area, instead of modify breadcrumbs – follow Brian Gardners instructions on adding the Welcome Widget area. The steps are really easy, he provides the CSS also so you can customize that area. It add a full width widget area there.

    http://www.briangardner.com/welcome-text-widget/

    **ADDED** – Then just place the slider in there. You can add anything in that spot too.

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    #6655

    jonahgirl
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    Since you want it on all your pages the easiest method would be to use Genesis Simple Hooks. If I knew what slider you were planning on using I could write the code for the hook for you. Just turn off the breadcrumbs…

    Melanie

    #6656

    Robert Neu
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    I misread the initial post. Following Brian’s guide should accomplish what you’re trying to do.

    Since the site is responsive you’ll want to use the slider that I linked to or this one: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/genesis-bootstrap-carousel/


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    #6657

    mariafernandez
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    jonahgirl, that’s very kind of you. Which sliders can I choose from?

    #6662

    mariafernandez
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    anitac, I don’t know if I’m being blind, but I can’t see the connection between my original question and the link you’ve posted.

    #6663

    AC
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    My apologies, I didn’t see the “on every page”…. disregard the suggestion then. And actually it will also work if you select the right hook action in his instructions.

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    #6666

    Robert Neu
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    Anitac, your suggestion to follow Brian’s guide should work. The code he posted will place that widget area site-wide.

    Honestly I would recommend that you reconsider adding a slider to every page of your website, but if that is what you want to do following Brian’s guide and adding the slider widget into the new widget area you’ve created will work fine.


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    #6668

    mariafernandez
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    FAT Media’s right. I should only have the slider in the home page.

    Does anyone have a preference: Genesis Responsive Slider vs. Genesis Bootstrap Carousel

    #6670

    Robert Neu
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    They are very similar in functionality but the Bootstrap one was made by a 3rd party developer. The main thing that I like about it is that it’s more lightweight and you can choose to disable the stylesheet and javascript from being added. I’m using it on my site and I have found a few things that need fixed on it. If you’re looking for the most reliable plugin go with the Genesis Responsive Slider.

    If you need some help with this and have Skype I’d be happy to give you a hand.

     


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    #6671

    AC
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    I like the Bootstrap also and I was able to modify the CSS a bit better and I too had to make a couple tweaks but I like it.

    #6672

    mariafernandez
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    I’ve found a site that has exactly the kind of slider I was thinking of: http://empoweris.com/

    Can the Genesis Responsive Slider achieve something in those lines?

    Answer: yes, this site is using that plugin

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    #6690

    Robert Neu
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    That site is using the Genesis Responsive Slider.


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    #6701

    mariafernandez
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    I’ve now uploaded the Genesis Responsive Slider plugin. I have the Balance theme, which gives me the widgets: ‘Home Featured Left’ and ‘Home Featured Right’. What I need is a 960px widget.

    How can I get it?

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