Views Slideshow for Views 2

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I upgraded Views Slideshow to Drupal 6 this week. That means you can now continue to create a slideshow from any view, now easier than ever, thanks to Views 2!

In the Drupal 5 version, you had to set global settings for all slide shows, and it was a bit of a pain to configure them for individual shows. Now, as shown in this screen shot, you are able to configure each view individually.

Configure Views Slideshow

To configure a Views to be displayed as a slide show, simply create your view as normal, and click on the Style link. You'll see a list of radios, with Grid, List, Slideshow, Table, and Unformatted. Just select Style. Then choose from the options shown in the screen shot above.

The downside to the module right now is that because the jQuery required for the slide show is not loaded on preview, you won't see the final result until you save the view. As with Drupal 5's version, you'll also need to add some simple CSS according to your needs (such as uniformly sized preview frames, floating boxes, whatever).

To see it in action, you can visit this video slideshow, which demonstrates the flexibility of being able to create a slide show from any views content, not just images. (The demo site is in Drupal 5, but can be built even more easily with the Drupal 6 version.)

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Lawrence's picture

I'm having theming problems,

I'm having theming problems, could you explain how you themed yours? Mine is here - http://iommo.com/feature and it's really bare bones. Thanks for a great demonstration!

Pedro Pablo's picture

Be aware of vista problems when fading

This is a great module, and I have implemented successfully in business sites like this http://aelis.es, but you should be aware that due to some nasty Windows vista problems/features when rendering text, if you use this module with a view that includes text, and want to activate de fade option (btw, really cool), all your Vista users will see how the text pixels after the first transition...
So this nasty thing avoid the use of fading transitions for almost every view... or to say "go away, this site is for people with a decent OS" to Vista users :-)

Emad's picture

CSS samples

Thanks for sharing this amazing module, but i cann't make my slideshow like yours, any hints or sample for template/css will be appreciated.

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The module speaks for itself

The module speaks for itself in it's uniquness. I will be implementing this shortly.

Marco's picture

Pager

Thanks for the module it is AMAZING. Just one question, is it possible to add a pager for the elements of the slideshow? I have created a slideshow of images linked to a cck node. The result is really cool, but with a pager to go to a specific image would be "perfect".

Thanks
Marco

Joe Moraca's picture

Great Module -- Great Book

Aaron,

I really like views_slideshow. It just works like it should.

Just as exciting ... I just got your book Drupal Multimedia and am starting to think it is the best Drupal book out there... and I have most of them. I am half way through - while I have not followed your demos yet I am very impressed with the depth you go into - especially with theming.

Thanks for your great drupal work !!

merlinofchaos's picture

Javascript on preview

In your hook_init, check the path for admin/build/views/edit and if so, add your javascript.

Keyz's picture

Thanks Aaron :)

Thanks Aaron, I was really looking forward to this. I noticed that the link in this post to the project page is missing part of the URL, just lettin' you know :)

Keep up the great work!

Tim Millwood's picture

Great!

This is great news, I was going to start looking at porting it myself, but I have been so busy I haven't had a chance to even take part.

Can't wait to get using it on my D6 sites, it is great for portfolios.

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