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Location: Websites – (Web site name) – Edit – Kigo – Slideshow

Required Setup: In order to view this page, you must be assigned the role of General Manager, Marketing Manager, or a custom role that includes the Solution permission.

Scope: This feature is available for Kigo Plan 2 and above.

About the Slideshow Setup Page

Use the Slideshow setup page to create the slideshow for your home page. Your web site's slideshow can help you highlight your property's best features and create a story about your property. On the Slideshow setup page you can upload the images you want to display on the home page, as well as select the order that you want the images to appear. You have the option of adding a caption to each of the images.

Kigo Websites Slideshow Setup Page

We recommend using one to three images for your slideshow. You can use up to six images if wanted. Make sure your images have identical dimensions to create a uniform appearance in the slideshow. The sizes that you should use depends on your web site's theme. These are the maximum sizes for images by theme name and number:

  • Big image (1): 1100 x 400
  • Search centric (2): 1100 x 400
  • Stretched background (4): 1600 x 745
  • Airy search (7): 1100 x 400
  • Beautifully wide (8): 1100 x 400
  • Full-width slideshow: 1100 x 400, 1100 x 500, or 1100 x 600

Field Definitions

Slideshow Setup

  • Slide: This is a category that groups each image and caption into a slide. It is numbered 1-6 to indicate the slide's position in the slideshow.
  • Image: This is a link to the slide's image. Clicking the link opens the Insert media page.
  • Caption: This is the message that will display beneath the image in the slideshow.

WordPress Pages

The pages used to add images to your slideshow are WordPress pages. For more information, see these topics in the WordPress codex:

Buttons

  • Select image: This displays the Insert media page where you can select an image for a slide.
  • (Clear field): This removes the image path from the image field, but does NOT delete the image from the Media library. It displays as an X.
  • (Move up): This moves the image to an earlier position in the slideshow. It displays as a down arrow.
  • (Move down): This moves the image to a later position in the slideshow. It displays as an up arrow.
  • Save changes: This button saves the changes you have made to the slideshow.

Setting Up the Slideshow

  1. Select the images for each slide that you want in the slideshow. See "Adding Images to the Slideshow" below for information on selecting images.
  2. Click the (Clear field) button next to any image you want to remove. The image is removed from the slideshow, but it is still available for selection in the Media Library.
  3. Click the (Move up) button or the (Move down) button next to any image to change its position in the slideshow.
  4. Click the Save changes button.

Adding Images to the Slideshow

You can upload the images, select images from the Media library or a URL, or create an image gallery. Most of the pages in this section are created from WordPress pages, and you can find additional help in the WordPress codex.

Uploading Slideshow Images

  1. Click the Select image button or click in the Image field. The (Select image) box appears.
  2. Click the Insert media tab or the Create gallery tab.
  3. Click the Upload files tab.
  4. Drag and drop the image file to the Upload files tab, or click the Select files button and select an image file. The Media library tab appears and the image is uploaded into the Media Library.

Selecting Slideshow Images from the Media Library

  1. Click the Select image button or click in the Image field. The (Select image) box appears.
  2. Click the Insert media tab.
  3. Click the Media library tab.
  4. Select a media type or date from the (Select media items) field and (Date) field to filter the images shown.
  5. Add any needed image details. For more information on your options, see Media Library and Edit Media in the WordPress codex.
  6. Click the Insert into post button. The (Select image) box closes and a link to the image appears in the Image field.

Selecting Slideshow Images from URLs

  1. Click the Select image button or click in the Image field. The (Select image) box appears.
  2. Click the Insert from URL tab.
  3. Enter the URL in the http:// field. The image and additional fields display on the page.
  4. Enter a description of the image in the Caption field.
  5. Enter alternate text in the Alt Text field.
  6. Select the image's placement from the Align field.
  7. Select how you want to link to the image from the Link To field.
  8. If you selected "Custom URL," enter the custom URL into the field that appears.
  9. Click the Insert into post button. The (Select image) box closes and a link to the gallery appears in the Image field.

Creating an Image Gallery

  1. Click the Select image button or click in the Image field. The (Select image) box appears.
  2. Click the Create gallery tab.
  3. Add or select the images you want to include. For more information, see The WordPress Gallery (sections Step 2 and Step 3) in the WordPress codex.
  4. Edit the images in your gallery. For more information, see The WordPress Gallery (section Step 4) in the WordPress codex.
  5. Click the Insert gallery button. The (Select image) box closes and a link to the gallery appears in the Image field.

Deleting Images from the Media Library

  1. Click the Select image button or click in the Image field. The (Select image) box appears.
  2. Click the Insert media tab or the Create gallery tab.
  3. Click the Media library tab.
  4. Click the image you want to delete. The image details display to the right of the images.
  5. Click the Delete permanently link.
  6. Click OK to delete the image. A box appears.

Editing Images in the Media Library

  1. Click the Select image button or click in the Image field. The (Select image) box appears.
  2. Click the Insert media tab or the Create gallery tab.
  3. Click the Media library tab.
  4. Click the image you want to edit. The Edit image box appears.
  5. Edit the image as needed. For detailed editing information, see Edit Media in the WordPress codex.
  6. Click Save.

Additional Information/Related Topics

Themes
Media Library Screen
Edit Media
The WordPress Gallery
Kigo WordPress Plug-In
General
Property & Search Settings
Take Me Live
Data Sync Setup
Initial Setup
Advanced Options
Manage Translations
SSL Configuration

 

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