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How To Create A Slider

Your fabulous ChurchSpring website comes with beautiful sliders in place! But what if your site needs and additional attention-getting slider? Or what if you need to delete an old slider and change the template? Answers to these questions and more are here!

  • Upon logging-in to your ChurchSpring site, you will see your sliders on the home page. As you move your cursor over the slider, the pointing arrow will become an I-beam revealing the editing box. You have your choice to edit (pencil icon), or delete (trash icon) the slider.
  • If you chose to delete the slider, you can easily create a new one in just a few steps. Under the slider editing box, you will see several options. The first one says “+ add slide.” Hover your cursor over those words and multiple slider templates will appear. Note that some of the designs have an action-step button, while others do not. Some have a place for a photo, while others are simply text. Choose your slider based on your purpose.

  • Setting-up your slider is a breeze! For this walk-through, I will use the slider design that has both a place for a photo and an action button.

    • Place your cursor in the large text box and click to start typing your simple message. A brief explanation of your topic can be typed in the smaller box underneath.
    • Your action button should be titled. When you place your cursor over the button and click, your cursor will automatically be positioned in the center of the button. Type your button title with a “call to action” (i.e.: contact us, sign-up here, register now, etc.). Don’t forget to set your link for your button! When you click on the link icon, the box that opens has multiple options. You can link within your website or externally. Click “save” when the link is completed.
    • Next, load a relevant picture by clicking the “select image” icon. This will open another window in which you can upload an image file from your computer or our ChurchSpring library.
    • Once your slider information is complete, click “save.”
  • A few last notes…
    • Next to the option to “+add slide,” you are given three more ways to personalize your homepage. The “background” and “color” options work together for you to create a beautiful page that reflects your ministry style.

  • Another fabulous thing to note about setting-up the background picture is the option to load a video as your background. You can access this setting by hovering over “background,” and clicking “custom image.” “Video” is the second option at the top of the open window. When you click on Video, another window will open prompting you to load a YouTube link to your video. If you have the capabilities within your ministry, the options are endless for your choice of background video.
  • The last choice in the editing list is “reorder slides.” This allows you to choose which slider will appear first to visitors to your site. It can highlight a special coming event, or give a warm welcome!

Still have questions about your sliders? Feel free to shoot us a support ticket stating your question! Our team will be happy to help!

Bonus Tip

Tune into ChurchSpring Live, Episode 006 to learn how you can add and edit your home page sliders! You can jump ahead to 52:56 in the video to see the live demo. Click here to see it in action.

Published on May 16, 2018

by: Jen Hockema