Fancy Slide Sow is a jQuery based image gallery and slide show for DotNetNuke portals. It allows to create outstanding sliding image slide show. Look and feel of this slide show was inspired by BlackBerry’s PlayBook.
This blog post will describe the simple steps on how to use Fancy Slide Show module in DotNetNuke portals.
Step-1: Install Module
Once you have downloaded Fancy Slide Show, you can install it in your portal by logging in as Host and going to Host -> Module Definitions -> Install Module. If you are not familiar with DotNetNuke module installation, please read following articles:
Step-2: Add Module to a Page
Once the module is installed, it will be available in the Module drop-down. You can add Fancy Slide Show (DZ_FancySlideShow) to your desired pane.
Step-3: Module Settings
After adding the module, you can go to module settings page and scroll to bottom section “Fancy Slide Show Settings”. This section contains settings specific to this module. See following screen for setting details.
Following table describes the available settings.
|Auto Play Duration||Specify the duration (in seconds) for auto play. Enter 0, if you don’t want auto play.|
|Transition Speed||Specify the transition speed in milliseconds.|
|Dimensions||Specify the width and height for the slider area. Please note, slider will not resize images, images should be of the same size.|
|Navigation Arrows||Choose to show/hide the next previous arrows.|
|Randomize Images||Select this check-box, if you want a random image order on each page load.|
|Border Thickness||Specify the border thickness around the slide show container.|
|Border Color||Choose the border color|
|Background Color||Choose the slide show background color|
|Container HTML||You can write your custom HTML. It can serve as wrapper around the slider. Use [DNN_FANCY_SLIDESHOW] in a place where you want to show the actual slide show.|
|Include jQuery||Select this check-box, if jQuery is not already available in the portal|
|Resolve jQuery Conflict||Select this check-box, if you are also using other java-script frameworks.|
Step-4: Manage Images
Now you are ready to add images to the slider. You can click the “Manage Images (Pencil Icon)” link on the newly added module. This will show you image listing, you can upload images. You can specify caption, link and order of display for images in this section. See following screens for reference.
Step-5: Slide Show View
You are all set – now you can go back to the page where you added the module and now you can see the Fancy Slide Show in action.
Possible Issues and Quick Resolution
Slider not working:
Make sure jQuery 1.4.x or later is available in your DNN portal. If you are not sure, turn on the check-box “Include jQuery” from module setting page.
Conflict with other java-script frame-works:
This module relies on jQuery, if your portal is also using other java-script frameworks (like moo-tools or prototype etc.), you should select the check box “Resolve Conflict” in module settings.
On DNN 04.xx.xx, please always select the “Resolve Conflict” settings.