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lifedeuce
02-16-2007, 02:07 AM
1) Script Title: Featured Content Slider

2) Script URL (on DD): http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex17/featuredcontentslider.htm

3) Describe problem:

I have instelled it here: http://www.dawgbones.com/index1.php

I want to know if it is possible for this to pull article from a folder on my server called "articles"? Is it also possible for them to pull them by date and do so in individual boxes? I would like a summary to show up in each box with links to the full story.

Right now I have it pulling a file called latest.php. It is part of the article manager program I use. When I pose a new article it goes into a file called article_summary.html. I can then take the latest.php and put it anywhere I want and the summaries show up. You can configure the number of summaries to show in a config.php file.

Any help would be great. I want to use it like a lot of NFL sites are using their Flash content sliders.

ddadmin
02-16-2007, 07:43 AM
Apart from a simple Ajax routine to pull contents from an external file for each of the slides, the script doesn't come with any prebuilt server side features. If your pages are already dynamically generated, the easiest way is just to have your CMS output the HTML portion of the Featured Content Slider with the correct external pages to pull specified. Something like:

<div id="slider1" class="contentslide">


<div class="contentdiv" rel="today.htm">

</div>

<div class="contentdiv" rel="yesterday.htm">

</div>

<div class="contentdiv" rel="2daysago.htm">

</div>

</div>

And so on.