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Adding portfolio slideshow to my page

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marelamy

Hello, I'm brand new at this... please refer to my site www.marelharperdesign.com ... As you can see I have a left menu with portfolio categories. I want to add a slideshow or image gallery with thumbnails directly to the right of this menu, in place of the comment field I have right now. I obviously want the slideshow content to change with each menu item. I am not used to working in templates so I'm a little confused - I don't even know where the html and css files are located in my server? Any advice you could give would be great, thank you.

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cmunns

Have you hard coded the sidebar? You should be able to create posts and assign the categories as needed. Then use the categories widget to automatically link to the category posts. This is general WP stuff...have you read the WP codex for beginner tips? It can be overwhelming but it's easier to start with basics e.g. tags, categories, posts v pages. etc

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marelamy

Forgive me, but what does it mean to "hard code" the sidebar? I have read the WP codex about posts and pages but there is just so much information, I'm a little overwhelmed. So you're saying my menu bar on the left (sidebar) should be set to posts not pages?

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cmunns

Well I'm asking you how you created the sidebar?

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marelamy

I created the sidebar by creating a custom menu, called Portfolio. For the time being I made them links to the homepage... but I want them to eventually link to different slideshows on the homepage. Then in the Widgets I put my custom menu, "Portfolio" into the Primary Sidebar widget. Did I do this correctly so far?

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catrina

If you use the custom menu to include links to pages that each include a different slideshow, that might also work.


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