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  • #164560 Resolve

    Susan

    Hello there,
    I am thinking of switching to Small Business. Is there a way to incorporate a slider into the theme? One possibility would be the promotional area or featured image. If that is not possible, can you mimic that look with a carousel of images? If that works, what size would you set the images at to be full width?

    Also can testamonials appear on the front page? Thanks so much!
    Susan

    The blog I need help with is whisperingwoodsgallery.com
    #164566

    Kathryn P.
    Happiness Engineer

    Hi Susan, there is no slider in Small Business.

    If that is not possible, can you mimic that look with a carousel of images?

    You could try a slideshow gallery: http://en.support.wordpress.com/images/gallery/

    The main column in Small Business is 740px wide. I would suggest uploading images at double that size so they are sharp on retina (high-density) screens. If you wanted to go any wider than that, you’d need custom CSS. If you decide to switch themes, we could help you with specific CSS at that point.

    Also can testamonials appear on the front page?

    You could use the testimonial shortcode:

    https://en.support.wordpress.com/testimonials-shortcode/

    Given all the specific features you’re looking for, I do wonder if another theme that has these features built in might be better suited. For example, Dara has a slider, testimonials, and a grid-page template. Might be simpler. :)

    https://darademo.wordpress.com/

    Grid – https://darademo.wordpress.com/services/

    And there are others as well; just let me know if I can help with anything else.

    #164570

    Susan

    Hi @KathrynP
    I like the feature of having the clickable information (Phone, email, address) links up top. Although it is a beautiful theme, Dara does not have this option. That’s why I was interested in Small Business. It’s not easy to find the perfect theme.
    Susan

    #164571

    Kathryn P.
    Happiness Engineer

    I see, thanks for explaining the feature you like in Small Business!

    If you went with Dara, I see two places you could put the address/email/phone – the tagline (but it wouldn’t be clickable) or the menu (where they would be clickable, but they would be mixed in with your navigation). Neither is ideal.

    If you decide to switch to Small Business, you will need to use a few workarounds to get the other features you’re looking for, but we’re happy to help if you get stuck at any step.

    Also just a heads-up that since your site has a Premium plan, you’re entitled to live-chat and email support, accessible here:

    https://wordpress.com/help/contact

    You’re welcome to still post in these forums, but those other support avenues may be faster, and you’ll always get a staff reply.

    #164596

    Kathryn P.
    Happiness Engineer

    Hi there, I’m going to mark this thread as resolved since it’s been a while since we heard from you, but feel free to start a new one or get in touch via the contact lnk above, if you need further help. Thanks!

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