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How to Create a Featured Content Slider in WordPress

by Courtney Robertson on July 28, 2016

Do you want to showcase your content with a featured content slider in WordPress? Featured content slider allows you to beautifully display your best content in a slider. It also automatically shows the most recent ones first. In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a featured content slider in WordPress.

Almost every website can use a featured content slider. Just a few examples:

  • Real Estate: Showcase your property listings.
  • Testimonials: Share what happy clients have said about you.
  • Recent Posts: Display a set number of recent posts.

Creating a Featured Content Slider in WordPress

First, you need to install and activate the Soliloquy Slider plugin. For more details, see this step by step guide on how to install a plugin in WordPress.

In order to install the Featured Content Slider addon, make sure your license is verified before you proceed. Go to Soliloquy » Settings to verify your license key.

Soliloquy Validate License Key

Install the Featured Content Slider Addon

Next you need to install and activate the Featured Content addon.  If you do not see it listed, select Refresh Addons.

activate featured content slider addon

Create a Featured Content Slider

After activating the addon, it’s time to create your first featured content slider.  Go to Soliloquy » Add New to add a Featured Content slider type. Then save your slider as a draft or publish it.

create a featured content slider in WordPress

Next, scroll down to see the settings for your slider.  Notice that you are starting from the Slider tab on the left.  

Within this area, you can determine what post type you want to display, such as posts or pages, specify how many items are in rotation (the default is 5), and even chose to display only sticky posts if you’d like.

Featured Content Slider Settings

Beyond the slider settings, you can also configure other details about your slider. Select the Config tab at left.  While you are here, you can set the image size, the slider theme, and speed of slide transitions.  Your text caption position is located here as well.  

Configure Featured Content Slider

When you are finished with these settings, take a look at the Mobile tab.  Then test what your website looks like on a mobile device and adjust your mobile resolution settings as needed.  

Adding Featured Content Slider to Your Website

You’re almost done.  Now it’s time to add your slider to a post or page. Edit a post or page or create a new one, click Add Slider and select your Featured Image slider.

Don’t forget to update or publish your post / page.

insert featured content into WordPress

You can now visit your website to see your featured content slider in action.

Published Featured Content Slider

Want to see a demo of featured content slider? Here you can see how the slider works when you click on the arrows.

We hope this tutorial showed you how to create a featured content slider in WordPress. You might also want to check out how to create a slider with thumbnails.

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Courtney Robertson is a content writer for SoliloquyWP. She loves helping customers create the best WordPress sliders.


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