How do I add a slideshow?

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1) Add an image gallery to the page.

2)Once the gallery is on the page, select it and click settings in the properties editor.



3) In the settings, click Gallery Transitions.

note: make sure the All items on one page is disabled. Also, the items per page would usually be 1 for a slideshow, but it does not have to be.



4) Set your desired options. The number of seconds at the bottom is default 0. Set it to 0 and there will be a static gallery. Set it to the number of seconds between changes that you wish. You can see the other options available as well.

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Is there a way to turn off the ability for the user to click it so it acts more like a slider instead of a photo gallery?
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Took a few hours but I figured it out! Hover effects and popup when clicked need to be off. This new platform is excellent!
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Happy to hear it Jonathan. I will keep trying to add topics as I can, but feel free to start any you need as well.
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If I added a bunch of images instead of a gallery (because I couldn't see how to resize the pictures in the gallery to show the whole pictures if at a smaller scale- it kept cutting heads and feet, adjusting height and width didn't do it-) can I still do this?. Because I'm clicking at everythign clickable and I can't select all the images at once.
If it has to be a gallery instead of many images, then how can I have a gallery that will let me resize pictures so they are not automatically cropped one way or another? That they appear smaller but showing the full picture? Thanks
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Try clicking on manage gallery. Then select an image. You can try the Layout option. Fit should work, or you can edit the image.

If your original images are very different is size and orientation it might have a strange look. Images in a slideshow should all be the same size.
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So just to double check I need to change what I have now (many images added ) for a gallery?
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I'm sorry, it depends on what you want. If you placed manay images instead of a gallery, you can leave the images there as static pictures. If you want to have a slideshow, then you do need a galley.
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I'm sorry, it's taking me an incredible amount of time to get this done and I can't seems to, way too complicated. Can I suggest  an easier way where you can just resize the images with arrows?. I have now clicked on adding a gallery (4 images) there's no way I can resize them that I can see (no arrows to pull, no settings with measures). I can't find the layout option on this one either (clicked add+ then image gallery).
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Which page is the gallery on? I'll take a look.
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This is the page as it was (with many images added as a folder) and I've added the gallery at the bottom so you can see
http://2hrwac.homesteadcloud.com/worldquest-2016
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Sorry I forgot, later I changed the name, link now:
http://2hrwac.homesteadcloud.com/wq-2016-pics
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Fixed thanks. Used a gallery type that barely cropped the pics.
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I would like to add a slideshow to my website, but my Website Manager looks nothing like the screen shots in this tutorial, and I cannot find gallery settings anywhere. Why is that??
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If you aren't seeing the images above then you are probably using a different builder. The images are from the new Websitebuilder. The desktop version and SiteBuilder + do not off a slideshow capability.
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Thank you for your reply!  I have the new builder now!
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Happy Web Site Building!
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You can also use some third party slideshow maker like http://www.comslider.com and embed it with snippet code....
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Scrolling Images.

How do I create an element that scrolls images?
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I know how to create an Image Gallery, but I'm looking to create a scrolling banner type slideshow, not a single image at a time, so that the images continuously scroll across the top.  I've done it before, but can't seem to find it again.  Thanks for your help
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There was an element in Sitebuilder for scrolling, but Websitebuilder only has the slideshow. You can use the transitions, set to slide instead of fade, but 1 second interval is the shortest available.
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Hmm ... Do you know if I could copy and paste the element from the old website to the new website and make it still work?

Thanks again for your help. That was a great feature. I'm very sad they removed it 8-(
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Unfortunately not. The elements are not interchangeable.
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Thanks. I was able to copy the element to a new blank page and redirect.
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Great idea.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Slide show with Website Builder.

Can a slide show be created in section A of the home page in the Website Builder?  I know it's an option with Site Builder but I'm not able to find the option in Website Builder.  Thanks for the help.
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You can create add an image gallery and add the transitions to it to make a slideshow affect. Take a look at the article above.
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Is there a way to allow the visitor an option to pause the slideshow? (besides the popup option)
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If they click on an image it will go to a photo gallery that allows them to manually scroll. Unfortunately there is no pause button.
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I know how to make the slideshow for the website, but is there a way for it to work as a slideshow on the mobile side?
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Go to the mobile editor and select the gallery. Turn on the custom style. On the settings, turn off All items on 1 page. Set the number of items to 1 and select the desired gallery transitions.