Posts Slider

In the Posts Slider module, a set of posts or pages is displayed with either a sliding or a fade-in animation. The featured image of each post becomes the background image in the slide (unless you select the option to hide it), with post info and content overlaid on the slide. See examples of Posts Slider layouts in this article.

Note

Some features are distributed across more than one tab. For example, you can set the featured image to display as a thumbnail instead of a background on the Layout tab. On the Style tab, you can then set the post title, post info, and excerpt to appear to the left or right of the thumbnail.

Slider tab

SectionFieldDescription
 HeightMinimum height of the posts slider. The height will expand to fit the photo being displayed.
Tip: If you don't like the expanding and shrinking to accommodate various photo heights, preprocess your photos so they are all the same height.
 Auto playIf Yes, the display moves through the posts automatically, unless the user intervenes by clicking on the dots or arrows or moving the cursor over one of the posts. If No, there is no animation and user must use the navigational aids.
 DelayNumber of seconds each post is displayed. This setting is used only if Auto play is enabled.
 LoopIf Yes, the list of posts is displayed in a repeating continuous carousel. If No, the list of posts ends when the last post is reached. This behavior occurs whether autoplay is enabled or not.
 TransitionChoose the type of animation for the transition to the next post: Fade or Slide.
 Transition speedWhen autoplay is enabled, the speed in seconds at which one slide moves to the next when the Delay time has finished.
 Number of postsMaximum number of posts to display. Which posts are selected depends on the filters set on the Content tab.
Slider controlsShow dotsIf Yes, a set of horizontal dots is displayed at the bottom of the carousel. The number of dots equals the Number of posts value, and one dot is highlighted to indicate which post in the sequence is being displayed. Visitors can manually change the display by clicking one of the dots.
 Show arrowsIf Yes, a left and right arrow is displayed on either side of the post list so user can move ahead or back manually. You can style the arrow color, background color, and background shape on the Style tab.

Layout tab

SectionFieldDescription
 Show featured image?Choose Show to display the post featured image. Choose Hide to show only text with a solid color background.
Featured image (appears when featured image is set to Show)ImageDisplay image as the slide background or as a thumbnail. Thumbnail displays the post title and post info to the left and the featured image thumbnail to the right in each slide.
 SizeWhich size image from the WordPress Media Library to use.
Note: The image will always be sized to fit the post max width, so this setting affects image resolution rather than the actual size of the image on the page. This setting doesn't change the amount of crop. Increasing mage size increases the size of the file loaded, which can affect page load time.
 Crop(Appears when Image is set to Thumbnail)
Crops the featured image to a particular shape. Note that this may cut out some parts of the image.
Post infoAuthorShow or hide the post author.
 DateShow or hide the post date.
 Date format(Appears when Date is set to Show)
Select Default to use the WordPress date format specified in Settings > General or override the default with a specific date format.
 CommentsShow or hide the number of comments.
ContentContentShow or hide post content. If set to Yes, the entire post excerpt is displayed, if the post has content in the Excerpt field. If there's no excerpt, the WordPress default of the first 55 words of the post content is displayed, with an ellipsis of three dots at the end to show there is more content.
 More linkShow or hide the Read more link after the post content.
If set to Show, you can also customize the default Read more text.
 More link textCustomize the default Read more text.

Style tab

SectionFieldDescription
HeadingHeading tagChoose the level of heading that will be assigned to the post title when it is rendered.
 Heading sizeChoose Default or Custom. If you choose Custom, you can specify the custom font size.
TextPositionIf Image on the Layout tab is set to Background, this setting determines which part of the slide the post text appears in: Left, Right, or Bottom. If Image is set to Thumbnail, this setting determines the orientation of post text in relation to the thumbnail: post text on the left or post text on the right.
 Text width(Applies only when Position is set to Left or Right)
You can choose the percent of the width of the slide that the post content covers.
 Text paddingSets the amount of space on all four sides of the post text.
ColorsText colorColor of any unlinked text in the post title, post info, and post content.
 Link colorColor of any linked text, including the post title, author, number of comments, and the Read More link.
 Link hover colorColor of the link when the cursor hovers over it.
 Text background colorColor of the text background.
 Text background opacity(Applies only when the featured image is set to Background)
Opacity of the text background color.
 Text background gradient(Applies only when the featured image is set to Background)
If set to Yes , automatically adds an opacity gradient to the specified text background color. The gradient uses the text background color and the text background opacity at the left edge (for text on the left) or right edge (for text on the right) and decreases in opacity towards the center of the slide. There's an example of a text background gradient in the Posts Slider section of this article.
 Text background height(Applies only when the featured image is set to Background)
If set to Auto , the text background color adjusts to fit the area of text shown on the slide plus the Text padding specified in the Text section.
If set to 100% , the text background color covers the entire height of the slide. (The text background width is the width of the text plus padding.) See examples in the Posts Slider section of this article.
Note: When Position in the Text section on the Style tab is set to Bottom , the text background effect will always be the equivalent of the Auto setting, even when set to 100%.
Nav arrows(Only when Show arrows is set to Yes on the Slider tab)Arrows background colorSets the color of a circle or square background behind the navigation arrows. When no color is set, there is no background circle or square.
 Arrows background styleWhen Arrows background color is set, this option sets the arrow background to a circle or a square.
 Arrows colorSets the color of the arrows themselves.

Content tab

SectionFieldDescription
 SourceMain query or custom query. The default for a standard Beaver Builder layout is Custom query, which enables all the other fields on this tab.
In Beaver Themer, the default is Main query, because normally for a Themer layout you want the query for posts to be based on whatever archive page the query is created for.
Custom queryPost typeChoose pages, posts, or a custom post type, such as WooCommerce Products or a custom post type that you create yourself.
 OrderDescending or ascending, and whether it is by date, numerical, or alphabetical depends on the Order by setting.
 Order byThe choices are Author, Comment count, Date, Date last modified, ID, Menu order, Meta value (alphabetic or numeric), Random, Title.
If you display pages in Menu order, you are effectively displaying a menu, with the added ability to display a content summary of the page.
The Meta value option enables ordering by a custom field. If you select either the alphabetic or numeric Meta value option, a Meta key field appears so you can enter the key (meta_key).
 OffsetEnter an integer if you want to skip a certain number of posts in the order specified in the Order setting.
 Exclude current postExcludes the current post from the query. This is useful when you are using the module to create a list of related posts on a single post page.
FilterPosts, Pages, Products, etc.(The label matches the single post name for the Post type you set)
Include or exclude a set of posts, page, products, etc., by title. Start typing a word, and the titles containing that word will be displayed for you to choose. Keep selecting titles until you have the set you want to include or exclude.
 Categories(Hidden when the Post type setting is Pages)
You can include or exclude categories to display.
The third setting, Match related categories except, is useful in Singular-type Themer layouts when you want to use the Posts module to display a list of related posts, and you want to display the related posts in a family of categories except for the specific categories that you name.
 Tags(Hidden when the Post type setting is Pages )
You can include or exclude tags to display. The choices are the same as for including or excluding categories.
 AuthorsYou can include or exclude posts or pages by specific authors.

Advanced tab

There are all the usual Advanced tab settings for margins, visibility, animations, and advanced HTML settings.

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