Most sliders in WordPress deal with horizontal images, but did you know that verticals exist? That’s right, with the WordPress Vertical Image Slider plugin, you can easily add them to your site. And it’s very easy to use!
Select your images, adjust the slider, and set it with a short code. And thanks to this, you can even place it in your sidebar via a text widget. Remember to size it appropriately if you do.
Today I will show you how to use the WordPress Vertical Image Slider plugin.
Why Add a Vertical Slideshow in WordPress
A vertical slider offers users unique page layout opportunities, and the greater the potential addition to a sidebar area. Slides, horizontal or vertical, are a great way to split multiple images into a small area and have multiple uses.
One of the most common places you see both types of sliders is on product pages. It’s pretty common to include multiple product images on a sales page, and sliders are a great way to show as much as possible.
Another common use is before and after comparisons. A vertical slider may be a better option for some images than a horizontal slider, it really depends on the orientation of the images.
The key benefit of the vertical slider is the ability to get text to appear on the side, which creates a more natural reading experience. With horizontal images, readers have to scroll past the image to continue reading, while vertical allows them to read and view the image immediately.
How To Add A Vertical Image Slider In WordPress
Step 1: Install WordPress Vertical Image Slider
The WordPress Vertical Image Slider a plugin is simple to use, full of customization options, and easy to implement thanks to short codes. The slider size is fully adjustable, so it can fit in on all websites. And thanks to its responsive design, it works on any device.
There is also a Pro version that is worth upgrading if you want to use multiple sliders and that allows you to upload multiple images at once.
Let’s start by clicking on Plugins and selecting the Add New option on the left admin panel.
Search for WordPress Vertical Image Slider in the search box available. This will remove additional plugins that you may find useful.
Scroll down until you find the WordPress Vertical Image Slider plugin and click on the “Install Now” button and activate it to use.
Step 2: Manage Slider Settings
You can either start uploading images or configuring the next installation, but let’s start with the settings.
On the admin panel on the left, click on Slider Thumbnail Slider and select the Slider Setup option.
The first option is if you want your slider to be responsive. Although there are a handful of uses when you would not want a responsive slider, most website owners should enable this feature.
Next, you can choose whether you want the image to have a link. That way every time a visitor clicks on it, they go to a specific page. This can be very useful if you use the slider on a home page to show special products or promotions.
Under this, you can choose how the scroll will behave. The plugin provides three options, automatically use the left and right arrows, or scroll automatically with the arrow. And under that, you can determine how fast the scrolling speed is.
If you’re not sure what to choose, don’t worry, you can change this later.
The rest of the settings deal with the appearance of your slider and include if you want the images to be rounded, the background color of the slider, how many images are visible at one time, how many items are scrolling on the slider turn, if the slider was delayed. if a visitor is hovering over it, and the height and width of the image.
Once all the settings are in place, click on the “Save Changes” button.
Note: If you plan to use the vertical slider in a text tool, make sure it is properly sized for the sidebar. Each theme has unique dimensions, so refer to your theme for specific measurements.
Step 3: Upload Images
Now it’s time to start adding images to the plugin. Although the plugin refers to it as upload, you can also select the images from your media library.
First, click on the Image Management option.
Click on the “Add New” button.
Click on the “Click Here to Upload” link. This will open the media library. You can select images that are already in your library or upload a new one.
Next, you can add a title to the image, which is just to help you find it. And if you chose to select a link to the image during the settings process, you can enter that information in the appropriate text box.
Click the “Save Changes” button when you have finished.
You can view all the images you add and edit or delete at any time. This is useful if you need to update a link. Repeat this process to add all the images you plan to use in the plugin.
Step 4: Preview and Install the Slider
With the images added, you can preview the slider by clicking on the “Preview Slider” option. That said, you cannot view it on your site until you add it via shortcode or PHP.
Under the preview, you can find the shortcode and PHP code to add in WordPress.
The PHP code will give you more control over the slider setting, but the shortcode is much easier. In fact, this is how you can add text to the side of the slider, however where you place it depends on theme. Therefore, you may need to contact the theme developer for more information.
You can add the shortcode to any post, page, or text widget. Adding it into a text widget basically creates a vertical WordPress image slider widget, which can be very useful. And just as a reminder, make sure you size the slider right for tool use.
Once the short code is in place, you can now view it on your website.
Congratulations on setting up the WordPress Verticle Image Slider plugin. Remember that you can adjust the settings at any time to change it further. You can also change which images are present at any time.
To access multiple sliders, you will need to upgrade to the Pro version.
Save Space With Vertical Slider Today
Vertical sliders are a great way to save space and can help your website use more creative page layouts. Some themes may have an additional widget space to help you access shortcodes. For example, ColorMag there is a sense of extra widget space specific to the homepage.
So you can really help your homepage stand out from the competition.
However, vertical sliders have the most use in the sidebar. They are a great way to promote events, new products, and almost anything related to your business. And as part of the sidebar, they appear on every page.
Which image slider plugin do you use in WordPress? Do you prefer vertical or horizontal image sliders?