Before starting to create a Dynamic Template Slider you will need to make sure you have the Unlimited Elements Pro installed and activated on your WordPress website.
Let’s start creating.
Create an Elementor template
It requires Elementor Pro installed and activated on your WordPress website.
Go to Templates -> Theme Builder -> Single Post -> Click the “Add New” button on the top
Name your template
Give your template a name and click the “CREATE TEMPLATE” button
Start your own design
Close the templates library dialog to start your own design.
Choose a demo post
Choose a demo post to build your slider.
Click on the settings icon on the bottom -> Click “Preview Settings” -> Choose a content type and post
Don’t forget to click the “APPLY & PREVIEW” button when you are done.
Design your Slider item
Drag & drop widgets to design your slider item using the Elementor editor.
Once you are done click the “PUBLISH” or “UPDATE” button & exit to the WP dashboard.
You can use the following dynamic single post widgets to create your dynamic template.
- Post Title
- Post Excerpt
- Post Content
- Featured Image
- Author Box
- Post Comments
- Post Info
You can use advance custom field(ACF) to showcase dynamic contents.
Install Dynamic Template Slider widget
Navigate to the “Unlimited Elements” plugin using the WordPress side menu.
Go to the Dynamic Loops category in the Widget Library.
Hover over the Dynamic Template Slider widget and click install.
Add Dynamic Template Slider widget to Elementor page
Create a new Elementor page or edit and existing page.
Search for Dynamic Template Slider widget.
Drag the “Dynamic Template Slider” widget into the page from the widgets panel.
You can use this widget to create a post archive template and product archive template.
Choose your template
In general settings choose the template that you have created previously to use as a loop item.
Show posts using Items Posts Query
Navigate to the “Item Posts Query” section in the editor sidebar.
You can now choose different settings to output the templates you want to show on the page inside of your dynamic template slider.
Customize the template slider in the content tab and style tab to create the design you want to achieve.
Items Item Template
Select the item template to dislpay.
Select the item source.
Turn on/off the autoplay option.
Autoplay Hover Pause
Autoplay will pause on hover.
Show/Hide the navigation arrows.
Show/Hide the pagination dots.
Set the time between two autoplays.
Set the transition time in autoplay.
Set the arrow icons of the arrow navigation when turned on.
Choose a icon for Left Arrow
Choose a icon for Right Arrow
Select the animation in from give options.
Select the animation out from give options.
Connected Widgets Settings
Enable Remote Connection
Use remote control widgets to create advanced creative layouts.
Widget Name for Connection
This name will be used to connect and controls this widget by other widgets.
You can connect two item-based widgets and sync them.
Choose the same group for two or more item-based widgets so they can sync together.
Items Post Query Settings
Select the exact posts you want to show on your dynamic template grid.
Choose any of the below options for your post source.
- Current Query Post
- Custom Posts
- Related Posts
- Manual Selection
Choose the type of post you want to display.
Include the posts from different options given below
- Include Sticky Posts
- Get Only Sticky Posts
- Post Parent
- Post Meta
- Most Viewed
- ID's from PHP function
- ID's from Post Meta
- ID's from Dynamic Field
Include By Terms
Choose specific posts that you would like to include from your selection by adding rules.
- Include By Terms Relation
- Include Terms Children
Choose specific posts that you would like to exclude from your selection by adding rules.
- Current Posts
- Post Without Featured Image
- Posts with current category
- Posts with current tags
- Avoid Duplicates
- ID's from Dynamic Field
To know more about post query setting, please visit our article on Advanced Post Selection
Post Pagination and Filtering
Display the pagination for your post grid
- Using Pagination Widget
Enable Post Filtering
When turned on you can use all the post-filter widgets like tab filters, load more and infinite scroll.
- Ajax and URL change - Will change the URL each time the filter changes and add the possibility to use browser back navigation.
Learn more about the diffrent Ajax filters that can work with the Dynamic Template Slider in the links bellow:
Dynamic Slider Styling
Every aspect of the widget’s design can be controlled through different styling options. Choose colors that complement the style of your website. You can modify the text, icons, fonts, and layout to make the widget look and work the way you want.
You can style slider radius, background, border, shadow.
Style the nav arrows spacing, positioning, radius, background, size, color, etc. in this section.
Nav Dots Styling
Here, you can style the nav dots size, color, spacing, and alignment.
Here are some live use cases for the Dynamic Template Slider widget.