How to add common types of content to a new Overlay Slider

Many types of content are added through WordPress widgets. After publishing ‘widget’ type slider, go to Appearance > Widgets, where you will see a new sidebar created to hold your content.

Drag-and-drop any widget onto the new sidebar and select your options.

How to add the following types of content:

  • Widgets: Add widgets to your overlay slider’s sidebar, after publishing the overlay slider.
  • HTML: Add a text widget to your overlay slider’s sidebar and add HTML.
  • Shortcodes: Insert your shortcode into a post or page, then use the ‘Display Page Content’ widget to include that page or post.
  • Formatted Page or Post Content: Use the ‘Display Page Content Widget’ to include a page or post’s content.
  • Image Galleries: When creating a new slider, select Image Slider under Slider Options and add a category of images, a Post ID or a list of image IDs. You can also include any combination of these.
  • Navigation Menus: Create a Custom Menu with any combination of navigation elements, then use the ‘Custom Menu Widget’ to add that Custom Menu to your slider’s sidebar.
  • Forms: Either add a ‘Text Widget’ and add an HTML form or; use the ‘Display Page Content Widget’ to include a page or post with a form.
  • Recent Posts: Add the ‘Recent Posts Widget’ to your slider’s custom sidebar.
  • RSS Feeds: Add the ‘RSS Widget’ to your slider’s custom sidebar.
  • Banner Ad Displays: Either add multiple text widgets and add a href HTML; create an Image Slider; or use the ‘Display Page Content’ widget to display a page with an embedded gallery.