Web Apps: Home Page Slideshow

How to add a new slide to your home page slideshow web app, and how to edit an existing slide.

Open the Home Page Slide Show Web App

Open the Home Page Slide Show Web App

From your Dashboard menu

  1. Click on Web Apps
  2. Then click on Home Page Slideshow

To Add a New Slide:

To Add a New Slide:

When the Home Page Slideshow Item List opens, you will see a list of sample slides. To make a new slide:

Click on the grey Add Item button.

How to Add Details to Your New Slide

How to Add Details to Your New Slide
  1. Type a name for your slideshow item by adding it to the Item Name text field
  2. Click the Enabled check box to make sure slide is enabled and viewable on the front end of the site.
  3. Select Image - Click on the blue Select Image link to select your slide image from uploaded media. (see this step-by-step tutorial on selecting an image)
  4. Type the text you would like to appear on the button into the Button Text text field.
  5. Type or paste in the URL you would like the button to link to in the Button URL text field.
  6. Click the Show Button check box to enable the new slideshow web app item.

More Options

More Options

Click on the little blue arrow to reveal the More Options panel. Here you can:

  1. Set the Release Date for your new slide
  2. Set an Expiry Date for your new slide if it relates for instance to a limited time offer.
  3. Set the Weighting - assign a number to the slide so you can control which slide you would like to appear first. The higher the number, the higher up in the queue your slide will be placed.

Item Description

Scroll down to the Item Description text field. This is where you add an explanatory sentence that will appear under the slide heading.

Save and Add Your New Slide to the Slideshow

Save and Add Your New Slide to the Slideshow

When you have finished editing your new slide, scroll down and click on the blue Save and Add New Item button at the bottom of the window to save your changes and publish the slide.

Editing Item Details for an Existing Slide

Editing Item Details for an Existing Slide

If you wish to edit an existing slide all you have to do is click on the name of the slide in the Home Page Slideshow - Item List. Then edit the necessary fields and then save your changes by clicking the blue Update button at the bottom of the window.

Save the Edited Slide

Save the Edited Slide

Click on the blue Update button at the bottom of the page to save your changes.