How to change from slide to slide or item to item automatically using Yootheme Widget kit on your Joomla website.
I got a bit stuck using Yootheme widget kit for a slideshow. I couldn't find how change from slide to slide (item to item) automatically. I couldn’t see it in the widget kit component at first, so I thought I might have to specify it as a shortcode. Nope wrong again. It turns out it was much easier than that.
I put videos in the "Home Fullscreen Slideshow" of my Yootheme template and instead of having to click the arrows to change from slide to slide, I wanted to automatically move on (change from video to video at the end of each one). It was simple:
Here’s how to configure widget kit to automatically change from item to item:
- In the Joomla backend, go to components>widgetkit
- Click on the widget you have created (in my case the Home Fullscreen Slideshow) and then look up at the top right. You should see a settings button.
- Click settings and look for the animation settings.
- In the animation settings you can choose to enable autoplay. Then you can set the time in milliseconds for how long until it changes. (image above)
Note: If you set the autoplay feature on your widget to a smaller time than your video then it will pickup where it left off when it returns to that slide/item. This could be useful, but I think it would be better to time the change exactly the same as the length of your video.
Unfortunately for me, my videos were all a different length and there is no way you can set the automatic change to be different for each slide/video. I decided to trim them all to be the same length so that the auto change sync with the videos.