It’s hard to imagine to have a WordPress site but not to have any posts or pages. (WordPress is still the leading blog solution, even if it has earned some serious ranks in the CMS world.) These posts usually don’t just have texts but visual content (images, or even videos) too. Due to this, people started wanting to feature their posts in their full width post slider.
Creating a nice looking slide from your posts is awesome. Copy-pasting the content of these posts and selecting the already set images once again – not so much. Why would you need to add the content of the posts again when they are already in your site anyway? Good news, Smart Slider 3’s dynamic post generator makes sure that you don’t have to type any of your previously added content once again.
A dynamic post slide is really easy to set up, just check out the video below.
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What’s even better than showing your posts in a dynamic post slider? Showing your products (e.g. from your WooCommerce shop), your events (e.g. from All-in-One event calendar), your custom posts types by specific filters, or your specifically selected posts (by their ID). In one slider (using multiple different generators), you can create a dynamic slide from your dynamically selected post/products and those posts whose ID you have entered.
Another great advantage of creating a dynamic post slider is that there is no maintenance. You set up the dynamic slide generator once, and you’re done with it. (Unless you decide to entirely change its already unique look.) When the cache time expires, the generator will automatically look for new posts, pages, products etc, and display them the way you set the slide up. Even if that set up happened a month ago. Isn’t this wonderful?
Are you wondering whether you can use these dynamic slides in any slider type? You most certainly can! A dynamic slide generator can be chosen for any slider type, which means that you can create a really cool looking product slider using the Carousel slider type, or highlight your posts in a Simple type or Showcase type slider. The created posts slides can also be fullwidth (like this demo), which is one of the most popular sliders used nowadays. Any layer can be used on the slide and any control can be selected, giving a unique look to each of your dynamic post generator slider.
So go and create a slider from a specific category (or multiple ones), or your favourite tag(s) in your blog. You can even create dynamic posts slides from your custom post types, or even better, you can specify some of your already existing posts that will be shown in the slider with the actual data of your posts.
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