Amelia - Alternate Image Slider Option

The Amelia theme comes with a post slider, which means the images in the slider are pulled from your recent blog posts.

If you prefer to use a "traditional" image slider where you can upload images that are not connected to your posts, follow the instructions below. An example of a traditional image slider can be seen in our Rowan theme.

Setting up a traditional slider

1. Install and activate the Meta Slider plugin.
2. Once installed, go to the Meta Slider tab at the bottom left of your dashboard.
3. Click the "+" button to create a new slider.
4. Click "Add Slide" to upload your slider images.
5. In the right column, configure your settings as seen below:

5. Save.

6. Go to Appearance > Widgets in your Wordpress dashboard.

7. Drag the Meta Slider widget into the Home - Slider widget area. Select the name of your slider and then save.

Non-Full Width Slider

The instructions above will create a full-width slider that spans your screen, similar to the Amelia demo.

If you only want the slider to appear as wide as the navigation bar, use the dimensions 1140px (width) and 500px (height) in the Slider Settings instead.

You'll also need to add the following code snippet to the very bottom of the style.css file at Appearance > Editor.

.metaslider { margin: 0 auto; }

This code will center your slider. If your slider is not appearing centered after adding the code, you may need to clear your cache