Managing Sliders

We all know that sliders are very popular and people just can’t get enough of them. No wonder that Mies comes with a bunch of flexibility concerning the sliders. Starting from here, I will show you how to easily get a slider, what kind of sliders are available, and which are the possibilities you can take advantage by using our theme.

It’s good to know there are two different types of sliders that could be achieved in the blink of an eye:

Frontpage Slider

On our demo site, we’re using the Project Lists page template. Under Projects Lists block, you can select Slider for Layout – this way each slide will show the project hero content. After choosing the Slider layout you can select the source of the projects to be featured  (see print screen):

  • From latest projects — will display a chosen number of the latest ones added to your site
  • By Category —  allows you to select a portfolio category and that will be displayed on your homepage.
  • Selected — gives you the possibility to pick specific projects to be revealed on the Homepage slider.

Regular Slider

On each page or project, you can have a slider too. If you choose multiple images to be shown in Hero Area it will be transformed into a slider. (see print screen). Once you do that, some new Slideshow Options will be available, like Image Image ScalingEnabling/Disabling Slider Autoplay, and Choosing the delay between slides. Check out an example from our demo site here.

Please note that the Hero Area content is unique for each page section, so if you’re using multiple images to create a slider, the content will be only available for the first slide.

How can I add content over all the slides from the homepage?

The homepage slider from our demo is made using the Projects List template (you can select this from the right side of the page), as we previously mentioned. Once this template is selected, a new section will be available on the bottom side:
Projects List
Basically, the first slider displays the content of the Description field:
Description field
while the other slides are automatically made using the sliders selected on the Select projects field. You cannot control the content of each slider. You can add some more images to this field:
Hero Area
but the content will be displayed only over the first slide.

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Updated on August 25, 2020

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