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This week's tutorial was requested by a student in our Drupal forum. They wanted to know how to add a slideshow to their Drupal site.

We recommend a module called Content Glider which allows you to show a slideshow in a block.

Installing Content Glider to Your Drupal Site

  • Step 1: Visit http://drupal.org/project/content_glider to download the latest version of "Content Glider".
  • Step 2: Extract the files into a folders on your desktop. The folder will be called "content_glider".
  • Step 3: Login to your site's files via FTP and navigate to /sites/all/. If there isn't a folder called /modules/ here, create one.
  • Step 4: Upload the "content_glider" folder to /sites/all/modules/
  • Step 5: Go to Administer >> Site building >> Modules and enable Content Glider.

Configuring Content Glider

Step 1: It's best to create a new content type for the slideshow, so we don't get mixed up with our other nodes.

  • Go to Administer >> Content Management >> Content Types
  • Click "Add Content Type" and create a type called "slideshow"

Step 2: Now we can go and configure Content Glider:

  • Go to Administer >> Site Configuration >> Content Glider
  • Put "slideshow" into the "Content type for Glider 1:" field.
  • Click "Save Configuration.

Step 3: Next, let's make Content Glider live on our site:

  • Go to Administer >> Site Building >> Blocks
  • Publish the "Content Slider 1" block onto your site.

Step 4: Finally we can create the content for the slideshow.

  • Go to Create Content >> Slideshow
  • Start adding the nodes that will appear in your slideshow ...

About the author

Steve is the founder of OSTraining. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. Steve's work straddles the line between teaching and web development.