Our last article about the Meteor slides plugin was about how to use the plugin for your WordPress website and doesn’t require any programming skills. My article today is about building a WordPress image slider from the ground up without using a plugin. Actually this is not totally true, because the tutorial is “only” about the WordPress part and we will be using a readymade slideshow plugin written in jQuery. I’m using the tutorial code for my own website as well, check the demo right below. Upload the Flexslider files and add the PHP code to theme's functions.php file. Add simple slide Add or edit title, text, image or target URL by using the standard WordPress interface. Simple slides list All slides are grouped by the slide location taxonomy (here: tutorial). WordPress image slider tutorial Most image slider plugins are based on a third party slideshow plugin, written in jQuery or JavaScript. This is not surprising, because building a responsive and flexible slideshow is a different task than writing a few blocks of PHP code in WordPress. I’m going to show you how to use the same code most slider plugins use to integrate and control a slider function right in your WordPress blog
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