WordPress posts generator

With this dynamic slide generator you can show the contents of your posts.

Video tutorials

They were made in Smart Slider 3.0, but the process is very similar. You can find a Smart Slider 3.1 video with another source in  here, where the process is again almost the same.

Fullwidth slider

Carousel slider

Tutorial

  1. Create a new slider, or use an existing one.

  2. Choose to give dynamic slides to your slider.

  3. Choose one of the WordPress generators.

  4. Set up your generator, choose the settings you think you want, change the number of slides to how many do you want to be in your slider, change the cache expiration to the time you want your slider to look for new data, and if you want to, you can check, what will be on your slides in the record viewer.

  5. Now you can start working on how your slides will look with the datas of the first slide. You can put down layers, and use the VARIABLE signs to put that data inside them, what you want there to be.

  6. If something is not clear, check out how the dynamic slide generators work.

Filter

Posts by filter
  • Categories - You can select the categories from where you want the posts.
  • Tags - You can select what tags should be used by the posts.
  • Custom Taxonomies - There are plugins, themes or your own code, that can give custom taxonomies to your posts. You can filter your posts based on these taxonomies as well.
Posts by IDs
  • Ids (one per line) - You can add the ids of those posts, which you would like to have in your slider. Write one number in one line. 
Custom posts
  • Taxonomy - term - Custom posts can have custom taxonomies, for example a post's category is a taxonomy. Inside those taxonomies you can give terms, in my example these would be the names of the categories. With this filter you can select those "names", and show only the custom posts from them. (Of course these taxonomies and terms are up to the developer of your custom post plugin, if they were used the "WordPress way" or not, so don't expect it for 100%, that you will have your category filter.)

Variables

Posts by filter, Posts by IDs, Custom posts
  • id - The id of the post.
  • url - Url to the post.
  • title - The title of the post.
  • excerpt - Excerpt of the post.
  • modified - Date of the last modification.
  • content, description - The content of the post.
  • author, author_name - The display name of the post's author.
  • author_url - Url to the website of the post's author.
  • category_name - The name of the post's category.
  • category_name_[x] - The name of the post's category. This variable was made, if you have multiple categories selected for your post, you can show more, not just the first one.
  • category_link - Url to the post's category.
  • category_link_[x] - Url to the post's category. This variable was made, if you have multiple categories selected for your post, you can show more, not just the first one.
  • image, thumbnail, featured_image - The featured image of the post.
  • image_[size] - Different image sizes for the featured image of the post.
  • Advanced custom field variables. Advanced custom field stores their variables in many different ways, so it is not 100% that you can get all your variables!

Only in Posts by filter

  • meta[x] - The meta datas of the post. Meta data can be stored in many different ways, so it is not 100% that you can get all your meta datas!

Ordering

Posts by filter
  • Post date
  • ID
  • Title
  • Modification date
  • Random
  • Comment count
Posts by IDs

The posts will come in the order you entered their IDs.

Custom posts
  • Post date
  • ID
  • Title
  • Modification date
  • Random