Video overview

Add Section to a Custom Page

Slideshows are accessed through the Custom Page 'Add Section' module.

  1. Tap 'Images'
  2. Scroll down to 'Slideshows'

Select Slideshow Template

  1. Slideshow section (diamond graphic indicates Premium Layout).
  2. Fullscreen image style template
  3. Landscape image style template
  4. Portrait image style template

Slideshow not available

  1. Premium Layouts are only available for Pro Plus and Unlimited Plans
  2. Tap 'View Our Plans' and upgrade to access the Slideshow and Mailing List features

Slideshow Options

  1. Slideshow Template
  2. 'Add Slide'
  3. The Button Text that appears is editable here (applies to all slides displayed in this specific Slideshow)
  4. Customize Design, set fonts, size, text color, opacity, button style, navigation style, counter style, autoplay, animation (options differ between Slideshow templates)
  5. Delete Slideshow
  6. Saved state (always 'Save Changes' regularly)

If the Slideshow template is not the one you want, you will need to remove (5. 'Delete Slideshow' and re-add a different template.

Add Slide

  1. 'Add Image' (an image is required for the slide to appear)
  2. 'Add a Title' (required for each slide)
  3. 'Add a description' if you want, this can be left blank
  4. 'Link To' select a Page, Website or Email (not required)
  5. 'Save Changes' before leaving

Create a Link

  1. Tap 'Link To'
  2. Select 'Page' if linking to a page within your site
  3. Choose a page from the pages shown in the dropdown list and save

Add more slides

  1. Warning that the slide will not appear on the slideshow unless an image and title are added.
  2. Delete slide (hover to activate and remove)

Slides added

  1. Image thumbnail (there is no control over which part of the image is shown). You can have up to 10 images
  2. A Title must be included and there is a maximum character count of 60
  3. A Description is optional and there is a maximum character count of 160
  4. Linking is optional
  5. The 'Button Text' will only appear if a link has been set
  6. Customize Design

Slideshow Button Text

  1. 'Edit' Button Text
  2. Choose the text for your slideshow button (maximum 15 characters) This button text will appear over every slide if a Link has been set.

Customize Slideshow Design

Each Slideshow Module has slightly different design options that are separate from any other Design settings you may have already set for your site.

  1. Customize Slideshow, experiment with the options available
  2. View the customizations you make with the in-app preview to get an indication of how they will look
  3. Tap 'Customize Typography' for more options
  4. Always 'Save Changes'

Customize Typography

  1. Heading Font
  2. Description Font
  3. Preview changes in-app

The 'Button Text' uses the same font as your themes 'Body Text'.

Preview on Live Site

It is always best to view your Slideshow on your live site and see how it appears on mobile as well as desktop displays.

If you have the slideshow set to 'autoplay' this will stop if viewers tap or use the navigation arrows.

Fullscreen Slideshow preview above ^

Landscape Slideshow preview above ^

Portrait Slideshow preview above ^

Things to be aware of

Members who downgrade from Pro Plus or Unlimited Plans will not have access to the Slideshow feature and it will not appear on the live site.

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