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Build a Media slider widget


Main image - Media slider
Main image - Media slider

What's inside this article:

Basic information

Media slider is a special layout option that is available for the Content widget. The Media slider layout lets visitors scroll through a selection of content pages on a horizontal slider reel.

When you apply the Media slider layout, choose between the following modes:

  • Dark mode: The widget has a dark background. Intended to promote multimedia content, such as Videos and Photo galleries.
  • Light mode: The widget has a light background. Intended to promote Articles and other non-multimedia content.

Build a Media Slider widget

The following pages and segments might include a Media slider widget:

  • Section pages (including your homepage)
  • Infopages
  • Landings
  • You Might Also Like (YMAL)

To build a Media slider widget:

  1. Go to Build in the primary navigation.
  2. Choose the type of page / segment where you want to display the widget.
  3. Select the specific page / segment where you want to display the widget.
  4. Ensure Editor is selected in the left panel.
  5. Click the empty Media slider layout block.
  6. Select New widget > Content to start building a new Media slider widget.
  7. Select your preferred layout.
  8. To use dark mode, keep the Dark mode slider enabled. Alternatively, disable this slider to use light mode.

The remaining options are the same as for creating a standard Content widget.

Add a Media slider layout block

To build a new Media slider widget, you first need an empty Media slider layout block. Identify this special layout block as follows:

  • Via the Editor view, the Media slider block is black.
  • Via the Layout view, the Media slider block is black and marked Special.

If an empty Media slider layout block is not currently available, you can add it:

  1. Select Layout in the left panel.
  2. Scroll to the place where you want to add the block. Click Add block.
  3. Select Media slider under Special.

The layout block is added. Go to the Editor view to build the Media slider widget.