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December 9, 2011 at 7:55 pm #7485
I having problems with the slideshow on the home page. I am using the 3D Piecmaker Slider (full width). I’m having a number of problems.
a) I’ve got 5 pictures showing in the slide show. Each one has a Caption Title and a Caption. On the website, the 4th and 5th slide of the titles and captions are showing html code. This is what is showing amongst my text, </p> How do I get rid of that?
b) I’ve tried everything and I can not get video to play in the slide show. I add the video as featured media by using “Add media file from URL. Then I add the URL, title, and click insert in post. I’ve tried a number of ways to “apply link to the image.” I’ve tried the “Lightbox Image” option but when I did that the slide doesn’t show up on the website. Then leaving the video as the featured media I tried “embed video when image is clicked” and I added the URL but when I did that the slide didn’t show up on the website either. Then I tried making the “featured media” a picture and used “embed video when image is clicked”, and added the URL. When I tried this none of the slideshow pictures worked; the area was just blank on the page.
c) I can not get the light box option to work. The picture is uploaded and for “apply link to image” I select “Lightbox Image” but it doesn’t work even after clearing the browser.
d) When I link to a page on my site, it opens a new window. They’re staying on my site and so a new page should Not open. Is there a way to change that so that when they click the link it takes them to the page without opening a new window?
Thank you for the help.December 12, 2011 at 3:45 am #58167
Basically all your problems are caused by the Flash slider, Piecemaker is a flash script and was not coded by Kriesi. It’s easier to use a different slider altogether rather than customising the script. Having that said
a) Paragraphs work fine for me, are you sure you’re putting plain text in the “Caption” area with featured images?
b&c) As far as I know the Piecemaker slider doesn’t allow for videos to be played, nor does it allow lightbox effects.
d) I don’t have an instant solution to this but maybe you want to consider a different slider before we start looking for workarounds.
Sorry that I can’t be of more help, it’s really just the slider type you’re using.December 13, 2011 at 12:01 am #58168
I did put in plain text in the “caption” area. I have 5 slides that were all done the same way and only the 4th and 5th slide have the problem with the code showing (</p>).
Maybe you are correct and the Piecemaker slider doesn’t allow for video or the lightbox effect. The reason I thought it did is because each slide has many options to apply a link to the image including lightbox or video.
I do like the Piecemaker slider and will continue to use it. If I can’t add video or the lightbox effect that’s ok. The only thing I’d like to get fixed is the </p> showing up in two of the slides if you have any other ideas on fixing that.
I tried deleting the entire slide completely and starting over. I’ve tried typing in text into the “caption” area without copying and pasting. No matter what I do, I have this problem with slide 4 and 5.
Thanks.December 14, 2011 at 1:12 am #58169
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