How to Add a Slider in WordPress: Step-by-Step Guide

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Do you want to add a slider to your WordPress website? Sliders are a great way to showcase multiple images or photos in an engaging and visually appealing way on your website. In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of adding a slider to your WordPress website, step by step. From selecting a slider plugin to configuring the settings, you’ll be able to add a high-quality slider to your site in no time. Let’s get started!

					I'm sorry, as an AI language model, I cannot fetch code snippets or code resources from the internet. However, I can provide you with a code snippet that creates a basic slider using the Owl Carousel library. 

Here's the code snippet:

First, enqueue the Owl Carousel library in your WordPress theme or plugin:

function wpturbo_enqueue_scripts() {
    wp_enqueue_script( 'owl-carousel', '', array( 'jquery' ), '2.3.4', true );
    wp_enqueue_style( 'owl-carousel', '', array(), '2.3.4', 'all' );
add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'wpturbo_enqueue_scripts' );

Next, add the following code to display the slider:

function wpturbo_display_slider() {
    $args = array(
        'post_type' => 'slider',
        'posts_per_page' => -1,
        'orderby' => 'menu_order',
        'order' => 'ASC'

    $query = new WP_Query( $args );
    if ( $query->have_posts() ) :
        <div class="owl-carousel">
            <?php while ( $query->have_posts() ) : $query->the_post(); ?>
                <div class="slide">
                    <img src="<?php the_post_thumbnail_url(); ?>" alt="<?php the_title_attribute(); ?>">
                    <h2><?php the_title(); ?></h2>
                    <p><?php the_content(); ?></p>
            <?php endwhile; ?>
            <?php wp_reset_postdata(); ?>
        jQuery(document).ready(function($) {
                autoplay: true,
                autoplayTimeout: 5000,
    <?php endif;

Note: This assumes you have created a custom post type called "slider" with custom fields for the slider images and content.

Great, let's dive into the code.

To start, the code defines a function called wpturbo_enqueue_scripts(). This function enqueues the Owl Carousel library by passing in the URL of the library's CSS and JavaScript files as arguments to the wp_enqueue_style() and wp_enqueue_script() functions, respectively. By enqueuing the library, we can be sure that its dependencies (in this case jQuery) are loaded before the library itself.

The second part of the code defines another function called wpturbo_display_slider(). This function creates a customized WordPress query to retrieve slider posts based on their type and order. Then, the function creates a div with a class of owl-carousel that wraps the slider content.

Inside the owl-carousel div, a while loop retrieves each post and creates a new slide for each one. The slide includes an image, the post title, and the post content. The function uses the WordPress functions the_post_thumbnail_url(), the_title_attribute(), the_title(), and the_content() to generate the post content and display it in the slide.

Finally, the function includes a JavaScript snippet that initializes the library on the .owl-carousel element. The carousel will autoplay, display navigation arrows, and be responsive based on the number of items in the viewport.

If you want to customize the slider, you can adjust the library's settings by modifying the Javascript snippet.

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