I would like to use this plugin: http://www.featuredcontentgallery.com/ in the place of the header-img in the PowerBlog Child Theme. Can you help me put it in *properly*?
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sorry, we cannot support this plugin. It's not reliable and it needs some fixes in the current code.
Bummer. My goal is to have rotating images in the header, each accompanied by text description / caption. Do you know of an alternative plugin to accomplish this?
Thanks flick, but that thread involved Chris, same moderator seen above, and now his verdict is swiftly "doesn't work". I'd rather retool and go with something reputable.
@craigtommola: I would concur with your thoughts. What did you think of Smooth Slider (or jFlow)?
Option 1 - If you want the images clickable to relevant posts then Featurific is your best bet. I have successfully used it on Thematic.
Option 2- If you don't want the images linked to the posts, but only want captions, then try out 'Creative clans slideshow' - works fine on Thematic, and is very light as a plugin.
Though I think it's time someone came up with a 'Featured' slideshow alternative for Thematic - what with so many people wanting to use it.
@ craig - the CURRENT version of Creativeclans allows each slide to target different pages/posts!
People have had issues with Featured Content Gallery working with Thematic. I'm not sure what the statement above 'it's not reliable' refers to but to get it working I commented out the jQuery.noConflict(); from header-extension.php and thematic-dropdowns.js and it's been working fine. (9.6.2).
Another slider I like that works with thematic is Smooth Slider - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/smooth-slider/
I have featured-content-gallery working in production on several Thematic-release sites.
Just did what GeekSpecialties did reg. .noConflict.
That said, the reliability issue I've encountered numerous times with the plugin is that it can cause major drama when combined with other jquery plugins. You can get it to work, but you'll be limiting yourself to what other jquery plugins you can use on the site.
IMO, the plugin is overly complex for what it's meant to do. Smooth Slider, and a plethora of other available plugins, are probably a better solution.
Depending on your needs, and time frame, a custom coded content slider is a cleaner solution. JQuery Tools (.org) in particular has some neat toys that I've used on a few projects to this end.
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