Digging Deeper into Views Slideshow

Views Slideshow is one of several powerful tools at the disposal of a Drupal site builder, and this week we'll dig deeper into some of the ways we can refine the output of our slideshow to display only the things that we want, and in the ways that we want. Image styles will play a large role in that, allowing us to set templates for our images to make sure they always appear in the right size and scale, regardless of the picture that was uploaded.

5 NEW videos added in "Advanced Site Building in Drupal 7"

About the "Cycle options" available in Views Slideshow - 4:56

In this video we start working our way through the extensive settings exposed to use through Views Slideshow. First, we look at settings like transition time and slide duration (and a slew of others). Getting a sense of what's available here will let you make some creative choices down the road.

How the pager and controls widget settings work in Views Slideshow - 3:24

The next batch of settings we go through have to do with how the pager and control settings work in Views Slideshow. In this video we work through each of the settings so you know exactly what you're looking at.

What we need to do to complete our slideshow view - 1:44

At this point we have a functional slideshow, but there's still a good bit of work to be done to get it looking right. Here we do an overview of the additional steps we need to take.

(FREE!) Setting up our node display with custom image style for the slideshow - 4:46

In this video we build up our node display to show as a consistently-sized image and title.

How to add a views filter to show just nodes with images - 1:45

Not all of our blog entries have images, which makes them look a little bare when the slideshow rolls through them. So here we add a filter to just display nodes that have images associated with them.

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