March 22, 2013 at 7:09 pm #30599
I have a slider on my site and have used blog posts to create the content for the slider but now I want to exlude these posts from my blog, I have created a category called slider and used the widget to exclude but it's not working.
I've gone: Post type: post, taxonomy and terms: slider, exclude terms by ID: 2707,2714,2717,2724,2731 and then I click save but nothing happens.
If I have put the widget in the home slider widget is that maybe why?
Thanks in advance!
JenMarch 23, 2013 at 9:37 am #30688
The slider settings are controlled separately from the Featured Widget Amplified settings. Featured Widget Amplified is designed to display featured posts or pages, but not in a slider.
March 23, 2013 at 9:42 am #30693
Jen, I can tell you how to exclude the category from the blog or from a widget but I'm not 100% clear on which you want.
In either case, you need to know the category ID of those posts--you should not need the post ID. I think your category ID is 166, from what I can tell on the front end.
To exclude it from a widget using the Amplified widget, try this:
keep the post type as post
keep all taxonomy and terms
Exclude terms by ID: put in 166 (or whatever the category ID really is)
Select Exclude in the next dropdown
Leave post ID blank
To exclude it from the blog altogether, go to Genesis settings and on the Blog page template, put in the category ID in the Exclude box.
May I suggest an alternative slider, though? Soliloquy is a premium slider which is super easy to use, and you can create a slider that does not have to link to anything at all, which is what I think you want in your situation. They do offer a lite/free version, so you can try it out, and may not need to purchase it at all, if it does everything you want. Then you don't have to create and try to hide any posts for the slider.
Hope that helps--
I do the best I can with what I’ve got. (say hey on twitter)April 7, 2013 at 6:37 pm #33827
Thanks guys, Robin, I have done all of the above - what I wanted to do is exclude category id 166 but the feature doesn't seem to be working for me, nothing happens when I do it and I've even paid for someone to help with this and they said it's not working.
The reason I used the amplified widget was because I thought it would be another way around it...but appears it's not.
I've had a quick look at Soliloquy and my only reservation is starting from scratch with the slider again and guessing as I'm going...having already paid for help with the other one.
If I install Soliloquy and add the images that I want in the correct order and I want the slider to show exactly as it's currently showing is that possible?
I currently use Simple Hooks and have this code to feature the slider:
<?php dynamic_sidebar( 'homeslider' ); ?>
Do you know by chance how I would do it for soliloquy?
JenApril 7, 2013 at 7:10 pm #33833
Soliloquy is about as easy as it gets, especially if you don't need your slides to link to any pages (or if you do). You just drop your images in and you're done. You can move them around to whatever order you like. All you need to do is tell it what the dimensions of the slides are.
You can add the slider with a shortcode, widget, or hard code it, which is what you're doing with simple hooks, I guess. It tells you what code to use--for example, one on my site would be this:
if ( function_exists( 'soliloquy_slider' ) ) soliloquy_slider( '2564' );
I'd say at least try Soliloquy--the free version, at least, and see how it goes. If excluding those from the blog in the Genesis settings isn't working, this will go around it. And if the Genesis settings aren't taking, maybe submit a support ticket on it? Good luck--
I do the best I can with what I’ve got. (say hey on twitter)
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