Make pictures in Slideshow gadget clickable - add text and links to them
The current slideshow widget only allows rotating images. This is fine for many purposes but for the purpose of a home page content slider having the ability to add text and links to each slide would greatly improve this widget. I'm sure almost every Wild Apricot user could benefit from this.
Please Vote for this!!
We are happy to announce that this feature is released. Please check it out.
Now you can associate pictures in slideshow with links through slideshow gadget settings. You can link pictures to custom links, site pages or events.
We hope you’ll like it. If you have any followups or ideas please do not forget to leave them on this forum in a new topic.
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AdminEvgeny Zaritovskiy (VP Technology of Wild Apricot by Personify, Wild Apricot by Personify) commented
Merged with another similar suggestion.
Ed T commented
I recently installed a slideshow in the header area using the native WA slideshow gadget. I am very pleased with the results. However, it would be ideal if the header images were also clickable as hyperlinks - apparently that functionality presently only exists using Nivo Slider which adds another layer of complexity to implement. I am wishing for the native WA slide show gadget to have that functionality as well.
Brian Frankel commented
Very important!!!! Also consider adding VIDEO to slider.
Agree! We would love to have a slideshow with links in it.
Chris Hill commented
Add my strong vote for a slider that allows links, at the very least. I slideshow doesn't have a lot of value if it doesn't point you somewhere
Kim Skimmons commented
Agree. Also, from a previous post of mine related to the aspect ratio of the slideshow:
I'm experimenting with the WA slideshow gadget, but the problem I'm having seems to be with the choices for the sizing. It seems I can only choose from fixed layouts (16:9, 3:4, 1:1, or a fixed height). This works ok for camera photos that actually are in those aspect ratios but not so good for custom images like banners and header images which may have different aspect ratios such as being very long and rectangular (e.g., a 10:1 aspect ratio). Choosing the "Landscape 16:9" option displays the entire banner image, but it also puts a lot of whitespace above and below the image (to fit it into the 16:9 box) that is not acceptable.
What I'd like is:
* I want the slideshow to be responsive so it shows up properly on various devices,
* I don't want the images to get cropped in any direction as seems to happen with the "Fit image to slideshow area" option,
* I want the containing box to *fit* the image, whatever the aspect ratio is, without adding unnecessary whitespace.
If anyone has a solution for this, I'd greatly appreciate hearing it. Otherwise, I'd like to add this to the wishlist for the slideshow. Many of my clients would like to use the slideshow gadget for rotating banner ads or slideshows in their headers.
Mike Felton commented
+1 from me too.
Adding my voice to the choir on this feature.
Yes, it would be fantastic to make the slideshow gadget fully functional
Shelbi Hoffman commented
Another vote for this feature. Does anyone have a workaround to add a link to an image or should I just keep using NivoSlider?
Karen Halbert commented
We definitely vote for this. I am just trying out the slideshow gadget for the first time and that was the first thing I thought of.
+1 This seems like a feature that should definitely be available.
Yes this would be great.
Craig H Kliger MD commented
Fully agree. Why not just add those so we don't have to do the complicated HTML stuff.
The slideshow gadget is a nice addition, but it's not ready to take the place of nivo slider.
The gadget needs to have picture captions and the ability to add links so the visitor can click on the picture to navigate to content.