You can use a bunch of WordPress slider plugins to enhance the website layout by using featured post sliders instead of just featured posts. The WordPress Plugin Store provides a variety of plugins to increase your website’s functionality and adaptability.
Whether you’ve just started or are a veteran and looking for an easy-to-use and visually appealing plugin, PostX is undoubtedly one of the best choices.
In addition, website visitors and readers are more likely to visit and stay on your site if you use a stylish featured slider plugin to enhance their experience.
What is a Featured Slider?
The Featured Slider is a stunning aesthetic enhancement that you can add to any website. It’s very helpful for enhancing the content of your articles using it. When you want to give a blog post a powerful visual effect, adding a featured slider to the article is a wonderful method to do so. This slider takes advantage of the boxed style so it can be displayed on any WordPress page or post.
What Purpose Does It Solve?
So, if you’ve just started or trying to make your website or blogs more appealing, you need to create the oomph factor for the readers. The featured slider is one of many aspects people often overlook.
For each website, the presentation of the material is unique. Featured sliders are a great method to make your brand’s message more engaging.
Suppose you want to promote the most important news, updates, or features interactively and explicitly. In that case, you’ll need a featured post slider which you can get with PostX.
A featured post slider is a must-have for any website that provides various news, updates, or other information. According to a study, featured sliders are four times more likely to attract visitors than an ordinary or standard website.
That being said, let’s now focus on using featured sliders on your website with PostX.
How To Add Featured Sliders Properly Using PostX?
First, you’ll need to install the PostX plugin from the WordPress Directory.
To add a new plugin:
- Go to the Plugins section and click on add new.
- Search PostX and click the Install Now option.
- Click the activate button to finish the installation.
Importing/Adding Slider Blocks
Now go to the page where you want to add the slider. To import the featured slider block click on the block library. There are two options available in the block library: starter packs and readymade block designs.
Click on the readymade block design, and you will get various options to choose from the Block Library. Choose the post slider block (the one that’ll go with your niche) and click on the import button, and you’ll have the slider on your page.
But what to do if you’re creating a website from scratch and customizing everything. Well, PostX has you back. You can also type “/” then write post slider to get it or click the add block (the plus icon on the left) to add it to your page.
Once you import or add post sliders, you’ll see the following customization options on the right sidebar.
- Content Wrap
Let’s get into some details now.
You can configure the following according to your priority in the general customization setting.
- Number of Posts
- Number of Slides
- Slide Speed
- Slider Gap
PostX has both side-scrollers to increase the variables along with numerical boxes.
After that, you’ll find some clickable toggle options. Which are:
- Animation Fade
- Auto Play
- Read More
And yes, we haven’t forgotten about the alignment as well. You’ll find 3 options: left alignment, center alignment, and right alignment.
We have also added a clickable toggle option so that you can make the links open in a new tab.
Here you’ll get the most important customization options for featured sliders.
First, you’ll get the option to choose your posts. The following options will give you total freedom to pick your posts, which you want to show in your featured sliders.
- Custom Selections
- Specific Posts
- Custom Post Types
After that, you’ll have the option to choose the quantity of the posts you want to showcase.
And if you want to sort your featured slider by posts, categories, or other taxonomy, you find it here. We have done some market research and found that many people want to showcase their popular posts (most viewed); you will find that setting here. Also, you will have some sorting options like sort in numerical, alphabetical, author name, etc.
You’ll need to put the perfect arrow to make a tempting slider, which you can choose here. You can modify their sizes, positions, colors, and more. Not to mention that with the PostX plugin, you will get all of these and more. You can change regular color, hover color, border configuration, etc.
While there are more customizable options like content wrapping, changing, and positioning the titles and meta, you’ll get a bit more than the others. We have included the color schemes, so making the featured sliders similar to your theme will be easier for you.
And the cherry on the top is that we have also kept it open for all those CSS enthusiasts, so you can also add CSS classes accordingly.
PostX (Gutenberg) Slider Blocks with Elementor
Yes! You’ve heard us right. You can use Gutenberg plugins like PostX with Elementor. Generally, people use the WordPress Gutenberg editor for Gutenberg Post Sliders, but our featured sliders can be used in both Gutenberg as well as Elementor, Oxygen, and Divi builders too!
To do that, first, click PostX from the left sidebar on the WordPress homepage, and click Addons. You need to activate the Elementor Addons and Saved Templates.
After that, go to Saved Template from the dropdown menu of PostX. Click Add New Template. When the new page opens, name your template as per your choice.
Then add the Post Slider to the page and customize it suitably. Then click Publish from the upper right corner, and you’re done with the saved template.
After that, when you use Elementor, search for the PostX Template. Then drag and drop like usual. Then you’ll see the saved template option with a dropdown menu. Select your saved template by the name you have saved your Featured slider.
And voila! You’re done, and you’ll see the Featured Slider come to life. You’ll also see an option to edit with Gutenberg just below the dropdown menu.
That concludes our overview of the Featured Slider. We hope you can now add the slider to your website. Simply leave a comment below if you have any questions, and we will respond as soon as possible.