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Elixir: Slideshow Particle

Your Guide to Recreating Elements of the Elixir Demo for WordPress


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.
Content Source Choose between Particle and WordPress as the content source for the particle.
Slide Height Set the minimal height of each slide.
Slide Height (Mobile) Set the minimal height of each slide on mobile devices.
Slider Direction Choose between a Vertical and Horizontal slider animation.
Center Active Slide If enabled, the active slide will be centered.
Bullets Enable or Disable bullet navigation.
Arrows Enable or Disable arrows navigation.
Autoplay Enable or Disable autoplay for the particle.
Autoplay Timeout Set the time (in milliseconds) between slides in autoplay mode.
Loop Enable or Disable looping slides.
Speed Set the transition speed (in milliseconds).
Touch Move Enable or Disable touch movements.
Effect Choose a slideshow effect. Options include: Slide or Fade.

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. It is used only for backend organization and does not appear.
CSS Classes Enter any CSS class(es) you wish to have apply to the item.
Background Image Select a background image to appear in the particle.
Main Title Enter a larger main title to appear on the front end.
Description Enter a text description to appear in the first description area of the particle.
Description 2 Enter a text description to appear in the second description area of the particle.
Title Link Enter a URL the button will send users to.
Title Link Target Enter a target window for the link.


Option Description
Categories Select the categories of posts this particle will display.
Posts Select the number of posts you would like the particle to fetch.
Sticky Posts Choose to Show or Hide sticky posts.
Number of Posts Enter the maximum number of posts to display.
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 posts are displayed.

Option Description
Image Choose to Show or Hide the image.
Content Type Choose between showing the Content or Exerpt text to display. You can also Hide text completely.
Content Limit Set a limit (in characters) of the post's text to appear.
Title Choose whether or not the title of an post should be shown.
Title Limit Set a character limit for titles.
Link Enter the url you want that link to go to.
Link Target Set the target for the button. You can choose between Self which opens the link in the current tab or New Window which opens links in a new tab.

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