The Images panel allows you to add images to the slider. When you create a new slider there will already be a default image. You can change the image clicking on the image preview and the standard WordPress media manager will open. In the media manager you can select multiple images at once speeding up the creation of the slider.
In the image preview you can see the image size. If you use images with different sizes Iride Slider will adapt them to fit in the slider calculating an average height. The images don’t need to have the same ratio as the final slider but when possible you should prepare the images to fit the slider’s width and height for better performance.
You have three fields per image:
- Caption: you can use this field for the image caption. You can have in the same slider, images with or without captions.
- Link: in the link field you can put a link to an internal page or post, a link to another website or a link to an image you want to show in a lightbox. On the right side of this field there is an icon that will open the media manager to select the image you want to link to the lightbox.
Iride Slider will automatically open an internal link in the same browser window, an external link in a new browser window and an image in a lightbox.
- Alternative text: this field is a must for SEO purposes. To make sure that search engines understand what the image is and index it in their search results you must always use the alternative text in the image. This should be a short description of the image. It will also be used and displayed in case the image cannot be loaded for connection reasons and it will be used by screen readers to describe the image.
Images can be added with the ‘+’ sign next to the panel title or at the bottom of the images list.
The first adds images at the top of the list while the other will add them to the bottom.
Images can also be reordered by dragging them from the handle on the left side of each image pane. To delete an image just click on the ‘x’ icon on the left side of the image file name.