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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: http://www.whidbeylifemagazine.org

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.

thanks,

Jan

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



<a href="http://www.w3schools.com" target="_blank">Visit W3Schools</a>

You can find out more here http://www.w3schools.com/tags/att_a_target.asp

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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.

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Does anyone have a suggestion for this?

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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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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="http://www.whidbeylifemagazine.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/island_athletic_ad_150.jpg" ]

<a href="http://www.islandathleticclub.com/free14whidbeylife/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.whidbeylifemagazine.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/island_athletic_ad_150.jpg"/></a>

[/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?

thanks

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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'. http://www.pagelines.com/store/sections/responsive-gallery/

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="http://www.google.com" 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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Hi Jan

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

http://demo.pagelines.me/tools/

Then you add some CSS like


.carousel-caption { display: none;}

.carousel-control, .hentry .carousel-control {display: none;}

To remove title and arrows

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

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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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