In this instance, you’ll be activating the Soliloquy Featured Content Addon.
Step 1 – Create your slider
Your first step is to create a new slider. You can do this by clicking Add New under the Soliloquy menu option on the left.
Step 2 – Select the External Slider tab
Next, click the External Slider tab from inside the Soliloquy and select the Featured Content icon.
Step 3 – Configure your slider settings
On the Slider tab you’ll see a list of options to choose from to set up your slider.
Don’t be intimidated by the list of options there. Simply choose the post type, taxonomy terms (your categories and tags), how many posts you want to show and if you’d like to link the title to the post (as well as the image) and any content from the post.
Step 4 – Publish your slider
Finally, click Publish on your slider to save the changes.
A: Edit your posts to make sure you’ve set a featured image. Soliloquy will use the featured image of the post type first before checking for a fallback image from the slider settings.
If you’re not using featured images, just edit the slider and set a Fallback Image URL setting from the Slider tab.
Q: I don’t see a title or text under my image?
A: From the Slider tab, make sure if you’ve selected Excerpt from the dropdown, you’ve got an excerpt for your post type.
Q: How can I display more than 5 posts?
A: When you created the Featured Content slider, the Number of Slides is set to 5 by default. If you’d like to show more, just edit the slider and on the Slider tab, scroll down until you see the Number of Slides setting to change the number of slides to show.
Fix: Cases where output as html was still being stripped
Fix: Cases where post excerpt was causing the sliders to be closed early
Fix: Missing Div tag
Added: Option to disable caching
Fix: various minor bugs
Image Fallback now has upload button
Fix: PHP Notice Undefined Index
Added: Filter to prevet query caching
Added: Option to only display sticky posts in a slider
Added: Option to disable post classes
Added: $post parameter to soliloquy_fc_image
Added: Post and Taxonomy Term classes to each slide
Fix: Moved publish_post and publish_future_post hooks into includes/global/common.php, so they fire on front end loading of scheduled Posts (in turn, clearing caches more aggressively).
Fix: Warning when no sliders found for flushing cache
Fix: Compat with Soliloquy 18.104.22.168 to get all sliders with no data and ignore transient data to fully clear FC transients
Added: Flush cache on any public Post Type publication or scheduled publication, to ensure new Post(s) appear in FC sliders
Fix: Changed second duplicate action name soliloquy_fc_box to soliloquy_fc_content_box for the settings tab
Fix: Prevent overwriting slider data configuration on includes/global/shortcode.php::prepare_query(), so filters correctly receive slider data configuration
Fix: Changed order of arguments on soliloquy_dynamic_queried_data filter for Dynamic 2.2.1+ compatibility
Fixed bug with dynamic addon
Added: Taxonomy Relation option to match Posts on all terms or any terms specified
Added: Dynamic Addon using Featured Content Slider
Added: Option to use HTML or plain text for captions when Post Content selected
Fix: Strip shortcodes and images from HTML before getting caption
Added: Inclusion / Exclusion supported when more than one post type is selected.
Fix: Inclusion / Exclusion Posts and Taxonomies not appearing on dropdown lists.
Added: Post Content HTML formatting support
Added: Sort by meta key
Added: Add sticky posts to start of resultset
Fix: Undefined index: fc_post_types
Added: Localization support.
Fix: Taxonomy could not be chosen when multiple Post Types selected, despite those Post Types sharing the same taxonomy.
Fixed bug with getting sliders by slug not working with FC sliders.
Fixed bug with random queries and caching.
Fixed bug with caches not clearing after publishing a new post that would be included in the slider.
Fixed undefined index notices.
Fix bug with HTML tags if no content was selected.
UI Refreshs for better backwards compat on caption styling.
Fixes some UI regressions from v1 to v2.
Featured content captions are now wrapped in the appropriate soliloquy-fc-caption class again.
Fixed a regression with caption output by wrapping caption content in backwards compat class.
Fixed bug (finally) with clearing out transient cache for FC sliders.
Fixed bug with grabbing wrong image size if using custom size in Config settings.
Fixed caching bug when publishing/updating new posts.