If you follow our blog section in the last period, you can see that the recent articles concern to Layer Slider. Those are some tutorials for the existing users, and so-called detailed description of the capabilities for the future users as well. Today we will show you some tips and tricks in an advanced level.
Import / Export sliders
Exporting sliders for backup purposes or to move them between different Joomla installations. You can export all of them in a single step or select them individually. Your browser will download an export file containing your sliders once you hit the "Export" button. Keep this file at a secure location. The import/export tool can be found right after the sliders list.
Layer Slider Export
For import just choose the export file you previously downloaded and click the "Import" button. This will bring back your previously exported sliders immediately.
Layer Slider Import
Advanced Settings Panel
This panel is under the previously described import/export tool. Here you can set that the jQuery library will load by Layer Slider on your frontend, or not. Switch this option to on, if the jQuery library is not loaded previously on your frontend. Please note, changing these settings incorrectly could break some features of your site, and it is not recommended for users without experience. Please also keep in mind that many templates use jQuery nowadays, so it is already loaded by default in many cases. Layer Slider always use the core Joomla methods for jQuery loading to avoid conflict with other extensions.
Layer Slider Advanced Settings
Load Google Fonts
Expand the "Google Fonts" box if it was collapsed previously. Inserting codes and URLs isn't necessary in LayerSlider, you can use the built-in search field in the lower right corner of the box. Enter your search term and hit the Enter key. Click on the font you would like to use and select its variants in the next window. You can click the "Add font" button without selecting any variants if you would like to use only its regular version. After adding the font, you can choose to load it globally or on the admin interface only. After that you just need to edit your slider, click on a layer to edit, then on the Styles tab. Just write the font’s name into the Family parameter’s input field.
Layer Slider Google Fonts
How to merge 2 sliders?
In the main view of the Layer Slider Component you can also merge your sliders into a new one. In this case all of the available slides will be contained by a new slider. It is easy to do, you just need to select the sliders by put a thick into the checkboxes before their names. Then if you selected the sliders, search for the selecbox with Choose an action text. Here select the Merge selected as new then click on the Apply button. Within a few moments the merged slider will appear on the top of the list
Hope that this shorter article would be useful as well as the others. Thank you for your attention, and wish you all the best for the upcoming holiday period, and keep on developing and using extensions in 2015. I promise that many exciting new features and new extensions will wait for you!