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Calla: Slideshow Particle

Your Guide to Recreating Elements of the Calla Demo for Grav


The Slideshow particle creates beautiful image slideshows that work perfectly at the top of your page.

Here are the topics covered in this guide:



These options affect the main area of the particle, and not the individual items within. You can set the title of the particle, as well as give it an introductory paragraph here.

Option Description
Particle Name This is the name of the particle used for back end management. It does not appear on the front end.
Demo Mode Enables or Disables Demo Mode. If enabled the preset number will be synced with the set number.
Autoplay Enable or Disable autoplay for hte particle.
Autoplay Timeout Set the time (in milliseconds) between slides in autoplay mode.
Speed Set the transition speed (in milliseconds).
Dots Enable or Disable dots navigation.
Small Image Enable or Disable the use of a small image that sits secondary to the main image in each item.

Particle Item Options

These items make up the individual featured items in the particle. Items in this section will only appear if Particle is selected as the Content Source.

Option Description
Item Name This is the name of the item. This becomes the headline for the item on the front end.
Image Set an image for the item. This is the main image.
Small Image Set a small image that appears alongside the item (if enabled).
Small Title Enter a title that appears with the small image.
Alt Attribute Enter an alt attribute for the slideshow image.
Link Enter a link for the image to send users to.
Link Target Enter a target window for the link.


Option Description
Categories Select the categories of pages this particle will display.
Number of Pages Select the number of pages you would like the particle to fetch.
Start From Enter offset specifying the first post to return. The default is '0' (the first post).
Order By Choose the type of factor to order by.
Ordering Direction Choose between Ascending and Descending as the post ordering method.


This section configures how articles are displayed.

Option Description
Title Show or Hide the post's title.
Title Limit Enter the maximum number of characters in the title to display.
Title Link Show or Hide the title link.
Title Target Set a target window for the title link.

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