How to Setup The The Fly Image Slider Plugin
If you’re looking for an easy to use, high quality image slider plugin then I highly recommend watching this tutorial on how to setup “The The Fly Image Slider” plugin. The Fly Image Slider is a completely Free plugin that works with any WordPress theme. It’s a highly customizable image slider plugin that enhances any WordPress site. In fact, I like the plugin so much that I use it on the home page of UploadWp.com.
Benefits of Using The The Fly Image Slider Plugin
The most obvious benefit of using The The Fly Image Slider plugin is that it instantly makes your WP site look more interesting. Let’s face it, most people don’t spend much time on boring, static sites. Most people are more visually inclined which is why an image slider is so effective in grabbing and holding the attention of site visitors. So, one of the major benefits of this slider plugin is that it helps to keep new site visitors on your site longer.
Another benefit of The The Fly Image Slider is that it allows you to drive site visitors to the pages/post of the site that you want them to go. Every slider image can be linked to any page/post on you WP site. So, if you have certain content that you want to feature then you’ll definitely find The The Fly Image Slider plugin useful.
Setting Up The The Fly Image Slider Plugin
Step 1: The first step is to install the plugin. So, in your WordPress admin go to: Plugins > Add New > search for “The The Fly Image Slider” > click Install > Activate the plugin
Step 2: After you’ve installed and activated the plugin you’ll notice a “The The Fly” settings section appear on the left sidebar of your WP admin. Hover over The The Fly on the left sidebar and click “Image Slider”. You’ll now find yourself on The The Fly Image Slider settings page. The next step is to determine where to display the Fly Image Slider on your site.
Step 3: Determine exactly where on your site (what page or pages) you want the image slider to display. Once you have determined the position of the slider, take a screen capture of the exact area. Copy the screen capture image and paste it into an image editing software such as Photoshop. This will allow you to determine the approximate dimensions of your image slider. Any image editing software will work but in the tutorial video below I use Photoshop.
Step 4: Now that you know where you want the slider to appear on your site as well as the approximate dimensions, it’s time to complete setup of the slider. In your WordPress admin go to: The The Fly > Image Slider > click the Sliders and Slides tab > click “Add New Slider” > give the slider a Name, Height and Width > the Height and Width of the slider were determined in the previous step > click Save.
Step 5: You’re slider has been created so the next step is to create the first 2 slides. Go back into Photoshop and create 2 slider images that are the same dimensions as the slider. It’s important to note that you must have at least 2 slides for The The Fly Image Slider to work. It will not work with just 1 slide. So, after you’ve create your first two slides go back into your WP admin.
Step 6: In the WP admin go back to The The Image Slider settings page > click on the Sliders and Slides tab > Hover over the slider that you created and you’ll see an “Add New Slide” button > click the Add New Slide button > upload and save your first 2 slides.
Step 7: The final step is to paste the slider Shortcode on the page / post that you want the slider to appear. In the tutorial video below, we paste the slider shortcode in the top of the Home page. You’ll most likely want to do the same as the Home page is typically where image sliders are used. After you’ve pasted the image slider short code in the page click Update. Go back out to your site > refresh the page and the slider will appear.
Our tutorial video below demonstrates how to put “The The Fly Image Slider” on your WordPress site…