How do I create a new carousel item/slide in the homepage slider?

This tutorial is only applicable for sites that are on UBCO WordPress CMS using the CLF 7 Basic Theme. Slider-Shortcode plugin must be activated for this to work.
  1. Log in to your website –
  2. Posts -> Add New
  3. Enter the title
  4. The description can go either in the Page/Post Editing Area or in the Excerpt
  5.  Choose the category, this could be ‘slider’, ‘spotlight’, ‘carousel’. Since the category is set by each site owner, it could vary according to sites.
  6. Assign a featured Image. Featured Image is the picture that will appear on the carousel.
  7. Publish.

Adding a Read/Learn More Link

If you want to add a ‘Read/Learn More’ link, go to the ‘Edit Post’ page, scroll down to the box that says “Page Links To”, choose the radio button “A Custom URL” and enter the destination URL in the text field below.


Please note: Adding a featured image to a post does not mean that the image will appear in the post – instead, it is ‘attached’ to the post and becomes the representative image of the post for the carousel.