Inserting a slideshow on your Joomla 2.5 Homepage
In our last few articles, we have been creating a slideshow within Joomla 2.5 using the Unite Nivo Slider extension. Our ultimate goal is to display this slideshow on our Joomla 2.5 frontpage, and in this article we'll show you how to insert the slider in your Joomla Hosting.
Before continuing, you need to make sure you have a good understanding of the following topics, as they will all be used in this tutorial:
To show a Unite Nivo Slider on your homepage:
Create a module for your Unite Nivo Slider
- Log into your Joomla 2.5 Admin
- In the top menu, hover over Extensions and then click Module Manager
- In the top right menu, click New
- In the list of module types, click on Unite Nivo Slider
Enter the following details for your new module and then click Save in the top right menu:
Title Enter a title for this slider. In our example, we entered homepage slideshow. Show Title If you don't want the title for the module to show, select Hide. Position Instead of clicking the Select position button, enter a position name. We entered my_homepage_slideshow Status Set status to Published so that it is an active module. Slider Select the slider that you want to show. In our testing, we selected Test Slider 1
There are numerous other settings you can select, such as the width and height of the slideshow and various effects. For now, we are only covering the basics, but feel free to experiment with all of the other settings.
Load the new module within a featured article
Our homepage currently contains one featured article (see the 2nd link at the top of the page). What we will need to do is edit that article and insert the necessary code to load the module we just created (see the 1st link at the top of the page). Because we placed our module in a position named my_homepage_slideshow, we referenced that position when using loadposition in our featured article:
Test your homepage!
Please take note
The size of the slider is set by the sizes of the images within the slideshow. If you need the slideshow to show in different dimenions, you will need to resize your images. In the pro version, auto resizing and cropping features are available.
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2014-02-28 11:22 am
not working with JA_purity_ii, can see just one slide, how to correct ?
2014-02-28 11:57 am
Thank you for your question. The moderator of the JA_purity_ii website recommends just using a plugin. See his post here, and view available plugins here.
Also, I see you are using ja purity II, when the stable version of ja purity III was released last month. You can access it here. Have you tried testing with the updated version?
If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
2014-03-08 5:19 am
I have tried to use Unite Nivo Slider to show a slideshow in a specific position on my homepage, folllowing your instructions here.
Unfortunately, it doesn't show the slideshow there, only the
I can see there.
2014-03-10 10:20 am
Be sure that you have set the Postition within the slider settings to reflect the code that you are trying to use. For emails, the code that you have provided will need to have a position defined of life_slides.
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