Edge Slider Shortcode

Updated on January 11, 2018

The Edge Slider shortcode is one of the Ken shortcodes that allows you to show a slideshow on your website. There are a lot of settings to help you customize the shortcode to your needs.

In this article, we’ll explain how to configure the Edge Slider shortcode.

To see the Edge Slider shortcode in action, check out the demo page.

Displaying the Edge Slider Shortcode

To add the shortcode:

1Add a new page or edit an existing page.

2From the Visual Composer screen, click on the + button.

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3In the Add Element pop-up screen, search for Edge Slider and click on it to be added to the page.

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4When the shortcode is added, a new pop-up screen called Edge Slider Settings will open that allows you to configure the shortcode settings.

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5Configure the settings as required. More settings are explained in the next sections.

Setting Description

First Element? If you don’t want to use the slideshow as the first element of content, then disable this option. This option is only useful when the Transparent Header style is enabled on the page. Having this option enabled will allow the header skin to follow the slide item’s header skin.
Pagination Sets the pagination dot styles in the slideshow. Available options are: Small Stroke, Rounded Underline, Underline and No Pagination.
Loop  Enable this option if you want the slideshow to loop back to the first slide and start over.

6Click on the Save Changes button and publish or update the page to check the result.

Configuring the Edge Slider Settings

After you’ve added the edge slider shortcode, a pop-up window will appear where you can set the options for this shortcode. Below is a detailed description of each option of the edge slider shortcode.

Showing Specific Items

There is one setting in edge slider settings pop-up that allows you to show specific slides. Type the name of the post or ID to add them to the field.

Setting Description

Select Specific Slides Determines specific slides. Only the selected posts will be displayed.

Configuring the Edge Slider Styling

To select the colors or change the slider sizes you’ll need to edit the following options. Each option has a description which you can find below:

Setting Description

Parallax Sets the Parallax effect for the slideshow.
Direction Nav Sets the arrow control styles in the slideshow. Available options are: Classic, Round, Bar, Flip, and No Navigation.

Configuring the Slider Height

Setting Description

Full Height? Sets the slideshow to full height. This means that it will take up the whole height of the window and you will need to scroll down to see the rest of the content of the site. If you disable this option the height of slideshow will be fixed and decided upon by the option below.
Slideshow Height Sets the height of the slideshow. This option will work if you disable the Full Height option.

Configuring the Slider Animation

Setting Description

Animation Effect Sets the animation effect for this slideshow. Available options are: Slide, Slide Vertical, Zoom, Zoom Out, Horizontal Curtain, Fade, Perspective Flip.
Animation Speed Sets the speed for the animation effect upon slide change in the slideshow. The value is in milliseconds.
Pause Time Sets the pause or wait time between each slide change in the slideshow.

Altering the Images Sorting

There are two settings in the Edge Slider settings pop-up that allow you to alter the post sorting. By default, the Order and Orderby settings are set to Ascending and Date therefore it sorts the older posts ahead of the newer posts.

Setting Description

Order Sets the Ascending or Descending order of the Orderby parameter.
Orderby Sorts the posts based on the selected parameter (date, menu order, title, …).

Configuring the Visibility for Devices

The Visibility for Devices setting in shortcodes allows you to hide / show the shortcode for a specific screen width. This settings is useful when you need to hide / show a section of your webpage for mobile devices, for example.

Adding an Extra Class Name

The Extra Class Name field in the setting pop-up allows you to add an extra class name to the shortcode. It’s useful when you need to target the shortcode in a style sheet or JavaScript file.

You can read the Adding a custom CSS class to a shortcode article for further explanation.

If you have any questions regarding the Edge Slider shortcode settings, feel free to contact our support team.

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