WordPress posts generator

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

Note

The generators can only show the content they were set up to show at the backend. Basically, if you create a generator that shows your posts from Category1, then you can't show posts from Category2 at the Category2 page. You can't exclude or include posts based on the current post. You can't show/hide content based on the current post/page you're viewing.

Using a Custom Post Type? The Pro version of Smart Slider 3 supports them.

Video tutorial

Smart Slider 3.2 - Post slider

Tutorial

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

  2. Choose to give dynamic slides to your slider.
  3. Click on the WordPress Posts block:

    and choose one of the WordPress generators. If you want to choose Custom posts, then rather follow this documentation.

  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

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!
  • 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