Any website owner’s main focus is always to attract visitors and ensure that they have a more extended site stay. When visitors browse any website, they land on the main website page and decide whether to stay and navigate it further.
Keeping in mind the visitor’s point of view, the website should be designed to instantly attract and grab visitors ‘ attention. One of the most effective ways to draw attention is to add an Image Slider to your website’s HomePage. When you use the sliders to showcase images and other useful information, they are immediately highlighted in front of the visitors and even look appealing and fascinate them.
However, now you would be wondering how I can add a slider to my WordPress website. So, you need not worry; this tutorial is exactly what you need.
Here, in this tutorial, we will be going through the step-by-step process of adding a slider to a WordPress website without writing a single line of code.
Elementor Addon Elements plugin lets you create Thumbnail Sliders in Elementor.
The EAE – Thumbnail Slider widget allows you to create an image slider with thumbnails. You can add slider images along with the content and custom thumbnails.
You know the best part of using this widget is that you can create carousel sliders for both slide images and thumbnails.
Before going further, here is the demo set up of how we are going to achieve this:
Now, let’s dive into the steps of creating a Thumbnail Slider in Elementor editor.
Step 1: Download and Install Elementor Addon Elements Plugin
To use EAE – Thumbnail Slider Widget, you need to install and activate Elementor Addon Elements Plugin.
Step 2: Open Elementor Page Builder
Edit the page with the Elementor Page Builder plugin. Then in the widget panel, look for the EAE- Thumbnail Slider option under the EAE section. Drag and Drop the Thumbnail Slider widget into the section/column.
Step 3: Setup the Slider
Under the Thumbnail Slider widget, you will get three settings tabs: Slides, Thumbnails, and Slider Options.
Under the slides option, you will first see a sack of item boxes. By clicking on each box, you can add slides to your slider. By default, three slides are created; you can add more slides by clicking on the Add Item button.
Click on the slide tab to add images to the sliders. Next, under the Slide section, you will get three setting options to add Image, Content, and Style to the slides. You can also add a different thumbnail image by enabling the Custom Thumbnail Image option.Next, there are options to adjust the slider’s height, image position, and image size.
The thumbnail option gives you the feature to configure the Thumbnails section of the slider. Set the settings related to the thumbnail like Space Between Thumbnails, Thumbs per view. Enable the Arrow option to add navigational arrows to the Thumbnail Slider. Next, set the thumbnails’ position to display it on the top or bottom of the slider.
This is the last option under the Content tab. Adjust the Slider Speed, Duration, Directions, etc. Next, there are more Navigational Settings available, like choosing the arrow icon, pagination style.
Step 4: Styling the Slider
Once you have added images to the slider and configured it, next up you can style it under the style tab.
Here under the Style option you can apply styling to each element of the slider. Apply styling to the Slides, Heading, Description, Button, Slider Navigation and Thumbnails.
You can also set the border radius around the Thumbnails.
Also, check out the live Demo of the Thumbnail Slider.