Adding A Slideshow
To A WordPress Theme
While I truly advise most people to start with a theme or child-theme that has a image slider built in, you can also add a image slider to any WordPress.org theme you wish!
The Nivo Slider is one of the most trusted sliders in the industry and has a long reputation for stable code – exactly what we want!
A Nivo slider can be installed completely from code, but using the WP Nivo Slider Plugin makes it easier to do and only requires tinkering with a small bit of theme code.
This is a tutorial video I found that walks you through installing the plugin (and slider) on a WordPress theme. (If you have questions about the video itself, please open it on YouTube and correspond with the original author there.)
Nivo is a long-trusted slider in the website development world and this is my pick for one to use with WordPress.
If you’re not adding the Nivo Slider manually (here & here), you can learn more about the plugin here.
Keep in mind if you’re using a theme like Thesis that is not constructed like an ordinary theme you may need to adapt the installation instructions.
Want more features in your plugin? There is an official Nivo WP plugin as well, for $19, available from the developer that is more feature rich than the free version.
~ Kim ~
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PS: I will soon be implementing the Nivo slider here on Just-Ask-Kim.com manually… as my current (different) slider plugin continues to annoy me.