In this part of our article we are going to overlook:
- Layout extending and overriding
- Modules templates
- Theme removal
Magento Animated Slider does a fantastic job of making your pages look livelier and draws much needed attention to the messages you want to get to your customers. With this module aside from simple static images you are able to animate the slide content from the text content to multiple images appearance on the slide.
Give your website a new look and feel with the Animated Slider module. Create colorful animated sliders and put them on CMS pages to enhance visual performance and attract customers’ attention.
Sliders provide a good solution to present products in a new way to your visitors. If you are running some sale, promotion or simply want to attract users to certain products – sliders are one of the best ways to reach the goal.
Animated Slider module is equipped with a number of settings which can help you create awesome slider blocks exactly in the way you want them to look like!
You can create several sliders and simply put them as widgets to any CMS page of your store. Each slider can contain as many slides with images and text information as you want. Moreover, you can hyperlink each image or text block on the slide so customers will be forwarded directly to a product page or some other place you need once they click on the content.
Now let us show you how the module works and how slides will appear and work on your website.
Animated slide blocks also show up on their specified places. You can create unlimited number of animated blocks with special effects and place them in different places and in various combinations, either side by side and next to each other or even above each other.
Pagination and arrow buttons have one of predefined styles and are displayed in according with the settings.
You can also create small and compact slides which can be located on any place of your webpage as a simple widget!
To enable and configure the module log into Magento administration panel and go to System -> Configuration -> Animated Slider ->click Settings and set it up as Enable.
This section also displays the list of predefined style packs which you get with the module by default.
Managing and creating new sliders
To manage sliders or create new ones go to CMS -> Animated Slider -> Sliders.
In this section you can find the list of existing sliders which you can manage and customize or create and add a new slider.
To create a new slider click the Add New button.
Slider Editor is equipped with a bunch of settings which require your configuration for a slider to be created. This includes:
This tab shows the list of all slides which have been created in the module.
Simply select those you wish to include into your new slider and click Save.
If you want to edit any slider – click the Edit button which is next to each slide, and you will be redirected to the Slide Editor where you will be able to apply the changes you want.
Managing and creating new slides
To edit slides and create new ones go to CMS -> Animated Slider -> Slides.
There you will find all slides which have been created so far in this module.
To create a new slide click the Add New button.
This section also contains certain settings which are necessary to configure.
In this tab you can create and add special effects such as text and image animations which will be displayed on a particular slide.
The tab offers to add two types of effects onto your slide: text and image.
Once you select and add a block you will need to set up basic configurations to make it work and show up in the way you want it.
The settings for Image Block include:
If you choose to add a text block, the module will show up a bunch of additional settings to configure:
If you want to check out the results of your work you can click the Preview Slide button and see how actually all your blocks will work in reality.