What I was hoping to do with the Featured Post Slider is load it with lots of images and video – maybe four images and one video for each featured post (I had planned to have 80 featured posts) – but halfway through doing this I noticed that the Home page was loading very, very slowly, which I figured was because it was struggling with all the media in the slider. Indeed, when I turned published posts into draft posts and lightened the burden on the slider, the Front page was loading fine again.
However, I'd still like to attach a gallery containing four images and one video to each featured post, so need to know if there's a way I can do this with the theme so all the media would show up not on the Front page – which doesn't seem capable of loading so much media – but in each individual post instead.
Is there a way to use the Shoutbox slider – or maybe the Template Builder – to do this, i.e. one featured post image but four/five images/videos within the post? Or is my only alternative to find an external plugin that allows me to insert media into post?