How to Use the Views Slideshow Module in Drupal
Released: January 27, 2013
Length: 1.63 hours
Certificate: Finish lessons, plus pass quizzes with an average of 70%
The Views Slideshow module is one of the most popular modules for Drupal. Views Slideshow can be used to create a slideshow of anything that can be displayed with Views!
In Part 1 of this class Brian introduces us to the Views Slideshow module and walks us through the installation of all the necessary modules.
In Part 2 we create a content type, the necessary views and work on how they are displayed on the resulting page.
In Part 3 we add both text and image pagination to the slideshows and learn how to place them in different positions.
In Part 4 we create a slideshow from content items, overlay text and learn how to use arrows instead of text for our slideshow controls.
Finally, in Part 5 we learn about the Flexslider module, which when used in conjunction with Views Slideshow, is a powerful way to configure your slideshows.
I got back into Drupal about a year before Drupal 7 was released, so I built a couple of sites in Drupal 6. Then in January I completely switched over to D7 when it was released. Because I decided to make the switch right away, I was running into a lot of bugs/issues that hadn't been resolved yet. So, I started to make videos helping other people with the problems I found.
With the videos I made, I realized that I had shown some solutions, but people still had a lot of questions about edge cases. That was when I saw the light, and had the idea to put together series of short videos covering different topics. This format allowed me go in-depth with each module. I'm glad to be sharing these videos on OSTraining!