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The Meta Slider plugin enables you to quickly add a slideshow to posts, pages and sidebars.

After activating the Meta Slider plugin in Plugins > All, you will see a new Meta Slider menu item added to your main navigation.

Meta Slider Menu

Create Slider

You create a slider as follows:

1.  Go to Meta Slider

Meta Slider Menu

2.  Click on the “+” button to create a new slideshow.

Click on + sign

3.  A new empty slideshow will be created.

New Slideshow

4.  Click on the New Slider field and replace with the name of your new slideshow.

Add Slider title

5.  Click on Add Slide button to add a slide.

Add Slide

6.  The Add Media window will load where you can upload images from your computer or select existing images from your media library.  Hold CTRL to select multiple images.  Click Add to Slider to insert into your slideshow.

Add to slider

7.  The slides will be added to the slideshow and you can drag/drop the slides to re-order them.

Slides in Slideshow

Each slide can be configured using the following 3 tabs:

  • General – add the slide caption and URL.  HTML allowed in slide caption.
  • SEO – set AL and Title text for the slide image.
  • Crop – adjust the crop position of the slide.

8.  Using the Slideshow settings on the right hand side of the page to select the type of slideshow you want to add. Slideshow types include Flex Slider, R. Slides, Nivo Slider and Coin Slider.

9.  Click Save once you’ve finished customizing your slider.

Add Slider to Post or Page

You add your slider to a post or page as follows:

1. Go to Posts > Add New or Pages > Add New.

Add New Post

2.  Place your cursor where you want the slider to appear and then click on the Add Slider icon.

Add Slider

3.  Select the slider you want to add and then click Insert Slideshow.

Insert Slideshow

4.  The metaslider shortcode will be inserted into your post.

metaslider shortcode

5.  When you view your published post or page you’ll see your new slider.

Add Slider to Sidebar

1. Go to Appearance > Widgets

Widgets

2.  Add the Metaslider widget to the desired sidebar.

3.  Add the title, select the slider you want to display and click Save.

Metaslider Widget