A lot of clients come to us asking how they can get rotating or sliding images for their business’ website.
In truth, the simplicity of adding an image slider will depend largely on the infrastructure of your website – if you have built a basic HTML website using Dreamweaver or Microsoft Frontpage (or similar), you may find that you have a bit of a task to get this working successfully.
If, however, you have used a CMS like WordPress, or Joomla, or many paid or open source CMS systems, it may be no more difficult than simply installing a plugin or module to your CMS, uploading your pics, and placing the relevant code where you want it.
We tend to do almost everything using the popular Open Source (read free) CMS, WordPress, for the ease of use this affords our clients post build. Because we stick to this platform, we are very skilled at selecting the right plugin for the right job.
There are lots of WordPress plugins which do image rotation. Many are free, some are paid. At Silicon Dales, we have familiarity with most, and are able to set them up quickly and effectively.
If you have a WordPress based website, and you’d like to add an image slider, two that we really like to use are:
We use each for different purposes, depending on what we want to achieve. In fact, you can see TheThe Image Slider in action on this very website, as the showcase on the Silicon Dales homepage.
If you’d like to design your company or personal website, and include rotating – or sliding – featured images, please feel free to contact us for a no obligation quote. We build websites that work, quickly.
Leave a comment below if you have used the slideshow / image gallery plugins above – let us know what you think of them!
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