With the recent EasySlideshow v2.2 release and development for v3 for Plone 5 underway, we have created a series of articles that aim to provide a more in-depth look at the app's functionality. Here you will quick instruction for displaying EasySlideshow within pages. Please note, these steps are for use of EasySlideshow within Plone, and assume the product is already installed and activated.
Out of the box, EasySlideshow allows you to turn a folder view into a slideshow, but without some custom development, there is not a way to display it within a page in your site.
If your site is using a Diazo theme, you can add a single rule that would display a slideshow in one of your templates. First set up a slideshow folder (see the Using EasySlideshow blog post if you need more information). Then use a rule like this one:
href specifies the path to your slideshow folder, and the
ajax_load part added to the end of the url will only grab the useful content, so as to not impact performance. By pulling everything inside
theme selector and
if-content condition should be updated to match a selector for your homepage or location where you want the slideshow to appear.
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