The slider is not working

If your slider widget is not working properly or you can’t see it on your blog at all, there may be a few issues.

Your blog is not public

If your blog is private, the slider widget will not be visible. The slider uses the blog feed to display posts; and when the blog is private, the feed is inactive. To make it public:

  1. Go to “Settings”.
  2. Scroll down until you see the “Permissions” section.
  3. Open the “Reader access” section and change it to “Public”.
  4. Save the settings.

Your blog feed is not set to “full”

If your blog is set to “Public” but you still can’t see the slider on your blog, it may be because your blog feed is not set up correctly. To fix it:

  1. Go to “Settings”.
  2. Scroll down until you see the “Site feed” section.
  3. Open the “Allow blog feed” section and change it to “Full”.
  4. Save the settings.

You aren’t using correct labels

If you change the code in the slider widget to display featured posts instead of most recent posts, maybe you aren’t using correct labels in your posts. To fix it:

  1. Go to “Layout”.
  2. Find the “Slider” section and the “Slider” widget. Click on “Edit”.
  3. In the code, locate: default/-/ — and look at the label name that’s followed; pay attention to uppercase and lowercase characters.
  4. Save the widget.
  5. Open the post which you want to include in the slider and open its labels.
  6. Locate the label which is listed in the slider and check the spelling — if the label is written as “Life”, but in the slider you used “life”, this will cause a problem.
  7. Re-write the label in the post, making sure it’s spelled exactly the same as in the slider widget.
  8. Save the post!

If you’re tried everything and the slider is still not working, contact us.