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#1 jannon

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:37 PM

I'm using Quick Slider for rotating ads on my site. I'm using it in the Wrap area of the sidebar but I really need to have it placed in the sidebar below a set of additional rotating advertisers. Here is the link to the site:

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Is there any way I can have Quick Slider placed inside the sidebar below these additional rotating advertisers? I'm using Quick Slider for a specific group of advertisers in order to utilize the linking capability from each slide so that each ad has a live link that will take the visitor to their site.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 10:50 PM

Hi Jan
You can add a widget text with a shortcode "Image Carousel", you see this link

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Then you add some CSS like

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To remove title and arrows

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 10:57 PM

Hi there, let us know if Batman's solution worked for you

#4 jannon

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:33 PM

If I use Batman's solution, how would I create a link for each image? I see how to pull an image using a URL so I can display the image as one of the slides but I don't know how to set a link to the slide so that if a visitor clicks on an image it will open another window with that linked url.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:24 AM

Hi there, you'll need to use html to provide the target

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You can find out more here

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#6 jannon

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:17 PM

Thanks for the help. I'm actually trying to link the image rather than text.
I tried this:

[pl_carousel name="PageLinesCarousel"][pl_carouselimage first="yes" title="" imageurl="

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<a href="

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target="_blank"><img src="

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[/pl_carouselimage]

I've not used shortcodes very much so I'm not sure about the syntax with html. Can you tell how I should write this?

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 12:11 PM

Hi,

The Quickslider and the Carousel Shortcode were not meant to be used in displaying rotating ads. Therefore, I recommend you search the Wordpress plugin repository and search for a rotating ads plugin and use this instead.

#8 jannon

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 09:04 PM

Hi Danny,

Actually, I'm using Quickslider right now for rotating ads and it works fine including being able to click on an ad and have it go to a different website. What I don't understand is why I can't use that same feature in the sidebar, it works in the wrap (where I have it now) but I really need to use it in the sidebar. There must be a way. I have everything working due to the previous help I received in this topic I just need the last piece of linking the image. I'm hoping someone can help me with this.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:37 PM

Does anyone have a suggestion for this?

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:49 AM

Hi there, the reason you can't use the quickslider in the sidebar is because unfortunately its not been coded to go inside there as a section. The only slider that I know of which will go into the sidebar is the 'response gallery'.

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The html link to open a page in a new target window is like below, I sure if you're be able to post html into the link field though in the quickslider.

<a href="

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target="_blank"> <img width="220" height="250" border="0" align="center" src="the full url to your image goes here"/> </a>





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