How-To: Building Custom Slideshows

Users are now able to create and managed their own custom homepage slideshows. In this article we well guide you through the process of building and publishing a custom slideshow.

To get started, make sure you’re logged into your Agent Studio control panel. If you’re not, make sure to sign in.

Step 1: Click the “Site Customization” drop down in the control panel navigation, the menu block will expand to show more options.

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Step 2: Click the “Slides” link as we’ll have to start with creating slides first. This will bring you to the slides listing page.

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Step 3: Fill out the create slide form with the appropriate information. Note that not all fields are required. You are required to give the slide a name and provide at least an image (or video) to create the slide. Optionally you can add a heading, some text and a call to action button.

Once finished, click “Create Slide”

Repeat step 3 if additional slides are desired (Each slideshow requires at least 2 slides)

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Step 4: Click the “Slideshows” (Fig.1) link on the control panel navigation on ht e left. This will take you to the slideshow listing page. Once there, click “Create New Slideshow” (Fig.2)

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Step 5: Once on the Create Slide show page, give your slideshow a name. (Fig.1) Choose a transition type (default is slide-left) (Fig.2). Click or drag items from your available slides list in order to add them to your slide show. (Fig.3)

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Click “Create Slideshow” when finished.

Step 6: Click the “Set Active” button on the slideshow you have just created.

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You should now see a indicator that shows what custom slide show is now active on the homepage.

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If you navigate to your site’s homepage, you should now see the custom slideshow you created visible where your standard destinations slideshow would be.

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And that’s all it takes to get started with the new custom slideshow feature!

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