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I'm a new creator with very little coding experience. I want to add a sleek slider to my home page and I've come across a wide range of designs...some more impressive than others.
When searching for templates, I came across WOW Slider. Has anyone used this program and imported the code successfully? Any other slider templates I should consider? I run an editorial/video network and will be featuring weekly articles, so I need to be able to easily switch out content.
I appreciate any suggestions.
It's such a long story. Basically, you either have to upload all files involved via the Ning File Manager or a Blog, and use the long Ning URLs. With this method, each time you edit slider, all affected files (1) must be reuploaded, and (2) The file path has to be changed in the slider code. It's kind of a nightmare.
OR, and the easiest way on Ning - - upload all files, code, and images to an external server. Call the final slider HTML file into your Ning site within an iframe. Here's example code for the iframe:
<iframe width="670" height="320" allowtransparency="true" src="http://yourserver.com/slider.html" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>
Here's what I just wrote a Design Client I'm working for - - keep in mind as you read this, I am talking to my Design Client about his Slider that I am building for his Ning Network. BTW, I love WOW Slider, but you still have to do all the things I describe below, several options I talk about:
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I know this is one confusing mess. But I'm hoping you gain something from it, especially the last method using your own server location.
So best case...
use WOW Slider software
upload files to an external server
leave all slide titles generic
paste sample code (below) within an iframe
when I make changes to the generic slides in WOW
and save it to the external server
NING site will automatically update?
Question? What is an iframe? Sorry...I'm a newbie, but a quick study.
Bingo, and yeah I would say you were a super fast study. ;-)
When you upload new slides using the generic names, correct, the slider will automatically update. Because you will be using the iframe to call in the HTML that contains the same image file names.
An iframe is just a frame or HTML tag that calls a file into a site. It's like a frame for a window, and the window is your external HTML file. You will be calling in your external HTML file inside the iframe.
Where do I place the iframe code if I want my slider to be at the top left of my NING homepage, using 2 of my 3 columns?
Really appreciate having you here to help, Jen.
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