Cosmo Slider FAQs

Q. How to create multiple custom sliders of Cosmo slider?

Ans. On WordPress dashboard, Go to Cosmo Slider =>Sliders page. Click on Create New Slider . Assign name to new slider in Enter New Slider name text area. Then Click on Create New. You will see a new slider created.

Q. How to create multiple settings for Cosmo slider?

Ans. On WordPress dashboard, Go to Cosmo Slider => Settings page . You will see a tab Create New Settings Set on extreme right of the window. Click on that. A window will appear asking Create new Settings Set??. Click on OK.

Now Assign name to new settings set in Settings Set Name text area. Customize the setting according to your requirements & finally Save Changes.

Q. Explain that Sliders are for content & Settings are for skin & control.

Ans. Sliders are used to display your content while settings are used to control the appearance of your content in the slider. You will simply add your content (e.g. posts,images,videos) to a slider and setting will decide things like slider width, slide border, slide transition speed, etc.cosmo speed,content

Q. How to set background image in Cosmo Slider?

Ans. On WordPress dashboard, Go to Cosmo Slider => Settings page => Slides tab => Background section. You will see option image. Write the link of the image in the specifeid text field. e.g. http://example.com/bg1.jpg & Save Changes. Use the optimized images to set as background in the slider.

Q. How to set background video in Cosmo Slider?

Ans. On WordPress dashboard, Go to Cosmo Slider => Settings page => Slides tab => Background section. You will see option video URL.

If you want to set a youtube video as a background in the slider, then write URL of the youtube video in the specified text field.

e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1R-LwHbld4 & Save Changes.

If you want to set a mp4/webm/ogg format video as a background in the slider, then write the URL of the video in the specified text field.

e.g. http:///example.com/nature.mp4 OR

http:///example.com/nature.webm

& Save Changes.

Q. How to change or include meta fields?

Ans.  On WordPress dashboard, Go to Cosmo Slider => Settings page => Slides tab => Meta Fields Below Post Title section. You will see option Show Meta Below Title. Customize its value as yes. Now, you can add maximum three meta fields in options Meta Field 1, Meta Field 2, Meta Field 3.

For more details, visit the page :   http://guides.slidervilla.com/cosmo-slider/settings-customizations/available-post-meta-functions-parameters-cosmo-slider-use/

Q. How to use different images for different slides?

Ans. Open the Edit panel of your Page/Post & go to its Cosmo Slider meta box. You will see option ‘Backgound Image’.Write the link of the image in the specifeid text field. e.g. http://localhost/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/cosmo-slider/images/bg1.jpg & Update. Use the optimized images to set as background in the slides.

Q. How to add Call to Action button in Cosmo?

Ans. On WordPress dashboard, Go to Cosmo Slider => Settings page => Slides tab => Action Button section. You will see option Action Button Text. Write ‘Call’ in the specified text field. & Save Changes.

Also On the Edit panel of your Page/Post & go to its Cosmo Slider meta box. You will see option Action Button Text .Write ‘Call’ in the specified text field & Update.

Q. How to change the color of Call to Action button?

Ans. On WordPress dashboard, Go to Cosmo Slider => Settings page => Slides tab => Action Button section. You will see option Font color. Choose the Font color & Save Changes.

Q. How to remove Call to Action button from Cosmo?

Ans. On WordPress dashboard, Go to Cosmo Slider => Settings page => Slides tab => Action Button section. You will see option Action Button Text. Keep its text field vacant & Save Changes.

Also On the Edit panel of your Page/Post & go to its Cosmo Slider meta box. You will see option Action Button Text .Keep its text field vacant  & Update.

Q. How to add recent post slider on my front page?

Ans. On WordPress dashboard, Go to Cosmo Slider => Settings page => Preview tab => Preview on Settings Panel section. You will see option Cosmo Template Tag for Preview. Set its value as Recent Posts Slider & save changes. You will see the shortcode generated for slider showing recent posts in Shortcode section. Embed this code into your Front Page & Update.

Q. How to create a Cosmo Slider with bulk upload of images?

Ans. On WordPress dashboard, Go to Plugins => Installed Plugins => Activate “Post Attachments Add On” plugin. Now on the Edit panel of your Page/Post, Click on Add Media Button => Upload Files => Select Files. Browse & Choose the images as per your requirement.=> Open. All the images that you have selected will appear with a tick on their thumbnails, close this window. Go to the Edit panel of the Page/Post where you want this slider. You just have to write the shortcode there, e.g. [svattachments slider=’cosmo’ set=’1′ id=’1′] Use the optimized images to set as background in the slides.

Q. How to put list items in Cosmo Slider?

Ans. On WordPress dashboard, Go to Cosmo Slider => Settings page => Basic tab => Miscellaneous section. You will see option ‘Retain these html tags’. Enter the HTML tags you want to retain in this text field. e.g. <ul><li>

Now all the <li> elements from post or page content will appear in that format only in the slider.

Q. How to retain specific HTML tags?

Ans. On WordPress dashboard, Go to Cosmo Slider => Settings page ==> Basic tab => Miscellaneous section. You will see option ‘Retain these html tags’. Enter the HTML tags you want to retain in this text field. e.g. <ul><li><a>

Now the <li> and <a> elements i.e. list and links will appear in that format only in the slider.

Q. How to change Read More text & remove it completely?

Ans. On WordPress dashboard, Go to Cosmo Slider => Settings page ==> Basic tab => Miscellaneous section. You will see option ‘Continue Reading Text’ having default value as ‘Read More’ in its text field.

If you want to change it to “Continue Reading” then simply write ‘Continue Reading’ instead of ‘Read More’ & Save Changes.

If you want to remove ‘Read More’ completely; keep the text field vacant & Save Changes.

Q. How to open the slide link in new browser tab?

Ans. On WordPress dashboard, Go to Cosmo Slider=> Settings page ==> Basic tab => Miscellaneous section. You will see option ‘Slide Link (‘a’ element) attributes’. Write target=”blank” & Save Changes.

Also You can Open the Edit link of your Page/Post & go to its Cosmo Slider section. You will see option ‘Slide Link (anchor) Attributes’. Write target=”blank” & Save Changes.

Q. How to specify nofollow to a link?

Ans. On WordPress dashboard, Go to Cosmo Slider => Settings page ==>Basic tab => Miscellaneous section. You will see option ‘Slide Link (‘a’ element) attributes’. Write rel=”nofollow” there & Save Changes.

Also You can Open the Edit link of your Page/Post & go to its Cosmo Slider section. You will see option ‘Slide Link (anchor) Attributes’. Write rel=”nofollow”there & Update the Page/Post.

Q. How to Randomize slides in Cosmo Slider?

Ans. On WordPress dashboard, Go to Cosmo Slider=> Settings page ==> Basic tab => Miscellaneous section. You just have to check the checkbox of the option ‘Randomize Slides in Slider’.

Q. How to create custom slides that are neither Posts nor Pages?

Ans.On WordPress dashboard, Go to Cosmo Slider=> Settings page ==> Basic tab => Miscellaneous section. You will see option Create “SliderVilla Slides” Custom Post Type. Its default value is ‘No’, Change it to ‘Yes’. Save Changes.

Now On WordPress dashboard, Go to SliderVilla Slides => Add New. Now you have created a Custom Post.

Q. How to specify your own CSS rules to Cosmo slider elements?

Ans. On WordPress dashboard, Go to Cosmo Slider => Settings page ==> Basic tab => Miscellaneous section. You will see option ‘Custom Styles’. You should write your own CSS code in the specified text field.

Q. How to specify Google Fonts for various text elements in Cosmo?

Ans. On WordPress dashboard, Go to Cosmo Slider=> Settings page ==> Slides tab => Slide/Post Title section. You will see option ‘Google Web Font’. Now enter the value like Open+Sans or Open+Sans+Condensed:300 etc. in the specified text field. Save Changes.

You can add any Google Font in Cosmo and apply the same to different elements of the slider.cosmo google-font

Q. How to specify image url using custom field on edit post?

Ans. In the custom field of edit post you will see option ‘Custom Thumbnail Image(url)’. Specify your image url in the given text field.

Q. How to make Pure Image Slider?

Ans. On WordPress dashboard, Go to Cosmo Slider => Settings page => Slides tab => Background section. You will see option ‘Make pure Image Slider’ checkbox. Check it & Save Changes.cosmo pure image

Q. Why the slider images are not loading in Cosmo?

Ans.  You may not have specified the  correct URL in WordPress dashboard =>Cosmo Slider => Settings page => Slides tab => Background section => option image text field.

Q. How to specify Default image for Cosmo Slides?

Ans. On WordPress dashboard, Go to Cosmo Slider => Settings page => Slides tab => Background section. You will see option image. Write the link of the image in the specifeid text field. e.g. http:///example.com/bg1.jpg & Save Changes. Use the optimized images to set as background in the slides.

Q. How to show or remove excerpt below the Slide Title?

Ans. On WordPress dashboard, Go to Cosmo Slider=> Setting page ==> Slides tab => Slide Content section. You will see option ‘Pick content From’. If you want to show excerpt below the Slide Title, Choose ‘Post Excerpt’. If you want to remove excerpt below the Slide Title, Choose option other than ‘Post Excerpt’. Save Changes.

Q. How to control the length of content text?

Ans. On WordPress dashboard, Go to Cosmo Slider=> Setting page ==> Slides tab =>  Slide Content section. You will see option ‘Pick content From’. Choose its value as ‘Post Excerpt’.

Below it, you will find options ‘Maximum content size (in words)’ & ‘Maximum content size (in characters)’ . You can specify maximum length of excerpt text here either in words or in characters or both; but having preference to length specified in words.

Q. What are the options to pull the text content below the slide title?

Ans. On WordPress dashboard, Go to Cosmo Slider=> Setting page ==> Slides tab => Slide Content section. You will see checkbox ‘Show content in slides below title’. Check it & Save Changes.

Now you can show text below the slide title either from excerpt, content or custom field. The option is available under the field “Pick Content From”.

Q. How to enable or disable Preview Section?

Ans. On WordPress dashboard, Go to Cosmo Slider=> Settings page ==> Preview tab => Preview on Settings Panel section. You will see checkbox ‘Disable Preview Section’. Check it to disable Preview Section, otherwise leave it unchecked.cosmo preview

Q. How to preview Category slider?

Ans. On WordPress dashboard, Go to Cosmo Slider=> Settings page ==> Preview tab => Preview on Settings Panel section. You will see option ‘Cosmo Template Tag for Preview’. Choose ‘Category slider’. Save Changes.

Q. How to preview Recent Posts slider?

Ans. On WordPress dashboard, Go to Cosmo Slider=> Settings page ==> Preview tab => Preview on Settings Panel section. You will see option ‘Cosmo Template Tag for Preview’. Choose ‘Recent Posts slider’. Save Changes.

Q. How to preview Custom Cosmo slider?

Ans. On WordPress dashboard, Go to Cosmo Slider=> Settings page ==> Preview tab => Preview on Settings Panel section. You will see option ‘Cosmo Template Tag for Preview’. Choose ‘Custom Slider with slider id’. Mention the Slider id in the ‘Slider ID in case of Custom Slider’ field. Save Changes.

Q. Which shortcode or template tag can I use for this setting?

Ans. On WordPress dashboard, Go to Cosmo Slider=> Settings page ==> Preview tab => Shortcode section. Copy the shortcode provided in this section into the Edit Panel of your Page/Post.

On WordPress dashboard, Go to Cosmo Slider=> Settings page ==> Preview tab => Template Tag section. Copy the Template tag provided i this section into your theme template file.

Also on the settings page itself you will find shortcode & Template tag generated, you can embed those into the page.

Q. How to create custom stylesheets & use them if you do not want inline styles?

Ans. On WordPress dashboard, Go to Cosmo Slider => Settings page ==> Basic tab => Miscellaneous section. You will see option ‘Stylesheet to use if slider is displayed on this Post/Page’. Change its value to ‘Sample’.

Now go to ‘Generated CSS’ tab=> CSS generated through these settings section. Copy the CSS generated into the Cosmo Slider => CSS => Skins => Sample => style.css file. Now open style.css file & customize it.

Q. How to export Cosmo Slider settings to a file?

Ans. On WordPress dashboard, Go to Cosmo Slider=> Settings page. On the extreme right of your window you will see Export tab. Click on it.

Q. How to import Cosmo Slider settings from a file?

Ans. On WordPress dashboard, Go to Cosmo Slider=> Settings page. At the bottom of page you will see a section to import settings. Browse only the Cosmo setting file and click on import.

Q. How to reset Cosmo settings to default or to other settings sets?

Ans. On WordPress dashboard, Go to Cosmo Slider=> Settings page. At the bottom of the page you will see option ‘Reset Setting to’. Choose Default Settings Set for resetting Cosmo settings to default & Click on Reset Settings.

You can choose names of other setting set & click on Reset Settings to reset Cosmo settings to other setting set.