The News Slider widget allows you to display news posts as a slideshow in a widget area/sidebar. It displays a featured image, title, description and read more link to the  news posts for each slide.

In this article, we’ll explain how to display a news slideshow through the News Slider widget in the Jupiter WordPress theme.

News slider widget - front end


Creating News Posts

News posts are created separately in the News post type. To find more information about creating news posts, read the News shortcode article, and then continue to the next section.


Displaying a News Slideshow

In order to display a news slideshow in a widget area/sidebar, and you need to add JP – News Slider widget to a widget area / sidebar then configure its settings.

To add the widget:

1From the WordPress left menu, go to the Appearance > Widgets page.

News slider widget - widget menu

2On the Widgets page, locate the JP – News Slider widget in the Available Widgets column, and then drag and drop it into a widget area. In this example, we chose the Page Widget Area.

News slider widget - widget area

3Fill out the settings form with the necessary information, and then click on the Save button.
Setting Description

TitleDisplays a title at the top of the widget. If left empty, it will show the Latest News title.
Number of NewsDetermines the number of news posts to be shown in the slideshow.