In the previous page of the manual we covered the first of two ways you can create modules [?]
A module in Slider Revolution acts as a container for slides, which in turn act as containers for layers. Modules are created and edited with the module editor.
A "module" is a single, self contained piece of content. You can think of this as being similar to the way a post or page in regular WordPress is a self contained piece of content.
A module can represent any kind of content Slider Revolution is capable of creating, such as a slider, carousel, hero unit, navigation menu, posts display and so on.
Multiple modules can be combined to form rich content such as complete sites and landing pages. in Slider Revolution, that being creating blank modules.
The second way, creating modules from templates [?]
A "Template" is a premade module. It has pre-configured layers already in place.
It is designed to be ready for use, either as is or after being modified in the module editor.
Slider Revolution comes with several templates you can use, or alternatively you can create your own templates, thereby allowing you to easily reuse modules you have produced., allows you to take advantage of the library of over 200 pre-made, ready to use designs that come bundled with Slider Revolution.
Why Use a Template
There are two reasons to create a module from a template instead of starting from scratch:
- You want to create content quickly by leveraging a template to give you a head start.
- You found something you love in the library of templates included with Slider Revolution and want to use it on your site.
In the main Slider Revolution interface, the button to create a module from a template is labeled New Module From Template.
When you click this button a gallery of premade module templates will open for you to browse.
You can filter which templates you are looking at by selecting from the Module Templates category list on the left.
You can also increase or decrease the number of template thumbnails being displayed by changing the number at the bottom right.
Along the top of the gallery is a search field you can use to find templates by keyword.
You can change the order in which templates are sorted by changing the setting at the top right.
To add a template to your favorites click the small star icon at the bottom right of its thumbnail.
You can have the gallery show just your favorite templates by clicking Favorites at the top right.
Click Favorites again to switch back to the normal gallery view.
When you see a template you like you can hover over it and click the icon that looks like an eye to preview it.
A full-size preview will open up in a new browser tab.
Creating a Module From a Template
Once you’ve chosen a template hover over its thumbnail and click the “+” symbol icon.
A panel displaying information about the template will appear.
Click the Install Template button at the bottom of the information panel to proceed.
Slider Revolution well then download the template’s contents and make a module with all of its layers, animations and settings. When this process has been completed the newly created module will be visible in the Search Modules area.
Some templates make use of add-ons [?]
Addons extend the functionality of Slider Revolution, adding new controls to the module editor and allowing you to do extra things with your design.
For example, using the particle addon you can create effects such as falling snow, and using the distortion addon you can create shimmering effects such as simulating being underwater.
There are dozens of addons available, all included with the full version of Slider Revolution. to enhance their design with things like special effects and extra functionality. If a template you wish to use requires a particular add-on, you will need to install and activate that add-on before you proceed. Until you do so the template cannot be installed.
To find out if any add-ons are needed, check the Requirements section in the information panel that appears when you click the plus button for the template in question. If an add-on is missing you will see a red cross next to its name.
Installing Required Add-Ons
In a moment you will need to exit the template gallery in order to install the required add-on(s) for the template you’ve chosen. Before you do, make a note of the name of the template you’ve selected so you can easily search for it when you come back. Also make a note of the name of the add-on(s) you need to install.
In our example (pictured above) we’ll note down ‘Bubble Morph Hero” as the name of the template and ‘BubbleMorph” as the name of the add-on it requires.
Once you’ve noted down the template and add-on(s) names, exit the gallery by clicking the “X” button at the top right.
After exiting the gallery, click the AddOns button in the main Slider Revolution interface.
The available add-ons will appear in a dialog box. Look for the add-on you noted down earlier and click it to display installation details in the right sidebar.
In the installation details sidebar, click the Install Add-On button.
The add-on will be automatically downloaded and installed.
Once this process has completed, click the Activate Add–On button in the right side bar of the dialog box.
Once activated, the add-on thumbnail will change from black & white to color to let you know it’s enabled and ready for use.
Repeat this process for any additional add-ons that are required.
Once you have installed the add-ons needed by your chosen template click the New Module From Template button once again. In the template gallery, locate your selected template by searching for the template name you noted down earlier. You can now proceed with creating a module from it by clicking the “+” button and then Install Template.
Up Next: Basic Editing
Now that you know the two ways to create a module, it’s time to learn how to edit what you’ve created.
In the next section of the manual you’ll learn five key editing techniques that will help you modify premade content for use on your own site.
Note that while these techniques will also be frequently used while creating modules from scratch, the next section of the manual is focused on equipping you with the skills needed to take advantage of Slider Revolution’s library of premade designs.
Let’s begin with a quick overview of what’s going to be included in the basic editing section.