How to add rotating images to WordPress sidebar

It’s easy to add an image to a post or page, but when it comes to adding images in the sidebar, things can get a bit tricky. The image rotator widget is a plugin that fulfils your needs for displaying images/logos in the WordPress sidebar completely. The plugin is exactly what you would look for, where installation and configuration is exactly what you would expect. You can add the widget to the desired location, choose options for basic settings related to how to display the images, and add the images.

Image Rotator Widget

Image Rotator Widget

What’s special about the widget?

  •  Uses the WordPress Media Uploader to upload or select images
  •  Image linking to another page and in a new window
  • Choose from three different smooth transitions linear, loop, and fade.
  • Sets the transition speed
  • Drag and drop feature to order the images or set to random to have them loaded in a different order each time
  • Apply rel=“nofollow” for SEO if linked
  • Compatible with Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Internet Explorer
  • Includes jQuery.qtip and jQuery.imagesLoaded

Let’s get started with how to add rotating images to WordPress sidebar using Image Rotator Widget.

1. Install the Image Rotator Widget via the WordPress.org plugin directory.

2. After activating the Image Rotator Widget, navigate to Appearance -> Widgets.

3. Drag the Image Rotator Widget box to the sidebar region you wish to display it in.

4. Select from one of the transition types.

Image rotator widget in WordPress sidebar

Image rotator widget in WordPress sidebar

5. Add your desired images. You can specify the optional alt tag and a link for the image.

Add Image to Image Rotator Widget

Add Image to Image Rotator Widget

Added images to the widget are listed  in the Images section.

Added images to the widget are listed in the Images section.

6. Sort the images by dragging them up or down.

7. Save. That’s it you are done!!

 

 

 

 

Christine

Christine

Author at onlineshouter
Christine writes for people who seek for knowledge about SEO, blogging, online marketing, gadgets and web apps.
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2 comments

  • Good info on adding rotating images on WordPress…:)

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