Blogger: Why won’t the Post Slider work?

There are a number of reasons why the post slider may not be working. We have listed some tips below:

1. Is your blog set to “Private” mode?

The post slider will only work if your blog is set to Public, rather than private. Please try setting your Blog to Public and check if the slider starts working.

You can find this option at the bottom of Settings > Basic in your blog’s dashboard:

2. Make sure your RSS feed is set to “Full”

The post slider pulls in your posts from the RSS feed of your blog.  If your RSS feed is disabled in any way, then the slider will show up blank.

To enable this, make sure that your RSS feed is set to “Full” under “Settings > Other” in your blog’s dashboard:

 

3. Problems with Javascript/jQuery

If you have added any widgets/code to your site, you may have inadvertently setup something called “jQuery”. Our templates come with jQuery pre-installed, so if you copy some code from another source that includes it again, this will break some features. Adding jQuery will look something like this inside your widgets/template:

<script src='https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.8.2/jquery.min.js' type='text/javascript'/>

Please be careful when adding/removing code to your blog. It is your responsibility to maintain it and make sure it is working. If you add extra code from Blogger tutorials found on the internet, always make sure to remove the jQuery embed code which looks like the example above.

 

4. Your posts have no images

The post slider automatically pulls in images from your post content. If your posts have no images, then the slider will show up blank with text only.

 

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14 Comments

  1. Holly

    Help! I’ve managed to delete my slider and I don’t know how to get it back

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Holly, if you re-install the template it will bring the slider back. Let me know if you’d like me to resend your order email to you so you can download the file.

  2. Nicole

    Dear Team, need some help – my slider is not working, did all the steps incl. re-install.

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Nicole, if you edit the “Post Slider” widget, you should remove the text from inside the content. Currently the content is set as <!– Fix me –> which is breaking it, ironically! Let me know if you need any help doing that 🙂

      1. Reyna Washington

        I need help with my post slider when I installed the template the post slider never had any text in the javascript, idk what to do, thanks!

        also can you help me install my template I did it myself I never used your installation service yet, thanks so much!

  3. Marlinde

    Hi,
    I am loving the new theme but was just wondering if the post slider can show the middle of my pictures instead of just the top half? with outfit posts and travel pictures this does not look good at all on my blog.
    Thank you,
    Marlinde

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Marlinde, glad to hear you like the theme! If you copy the code from this page into your site it will do that for you. Please see this guide for more information about where to copy the code to.

  4. Swissand

    Hi Phil,

    I checked every step and put my blog on Public and still cannot see the big post slider. What can I do ? Seems that nothing’s wrong. Thank you a lot.

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      It looks like the “Post Slider” gadget has been removed from your layout. The gadget must have been deleted at some point. Unfortunately the only way to bring the slider back is to re-install the template.

      1. Swissand

        Ok, thanks for your reply. You confirm that by re-installing the template, nothing will disappear, only fonts, colours and layouts ? Can you do it :-/ ?
        Regards,

        1. Phil (pipdig)

          You will keep all your content and widgets, it’s just the fonts/colours that would reset back to the template defaults. I can install the template for you, however we can only provide free installation once per purchase. If you would like me to install the template again then I can do that for you under an additional service. You’re welcome to contact me via this page if you’d like me to do that.

  5. Tatiana

    HELP!!!! I was playing around with my blog and accidentally reverted it back to its original theme. After I did that, my post slider wont show up on my blog and I’m not sure why. My blog was perfect before I messed it up!! Also, when you go to my blog, the tab at the top says when it should say tatianaboyce.com. Please help!!!

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Tatiana, it looks like your blog is working normally for me. Were you able to fix those issues already?

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