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How to use the slideshow in opencart 1.5x

For those of you unfamiliar yet with opencart 1.5 , here it is how you set up the slider.

First you go in admin > system > design > banners , and there you either edit or insert banners.

When you clicked insert (or edit) you will be taken to the banner page. In that page you have to insert more images

by clicking "Add banner" if then you want a slideshow.

After you uploaded your images in the banner (is best if the images are the same size) , navigate trough admin to

extension > modules.

There , click edit on the module Slideshow.

There , you will click add module , and in the first column , its asking you to select a banner. So , there you

select the banner in which you uploaded more that one image (the images from that banner will appear on your


The second column in size. Is best to insert the same size for the slideshow , as for your images (if you want it like the one from the demo , the size in 980X280). At layout select first home , and then if you want it on

other pages too , click on add module , and add it to another layout too. At position select content top (or some

other position you want) , then select Enabled and hit save.

Please note that the pages (layouts) in which you use the 980px width banners , needs to be a one column page, Which

Posted by Flo

20 Comments To "How to use the slideshow in opencart 1.5x"

shazaib On 29 Oct 2015
thank you so much you solved my big problem Reply to this comment
Flo On 01 Feb 2014
Yes, that happens if you add more banners/slideshow modules to a page, they stach. For the images to rotate in the banner you need to add more images inside the banner in admin > system > design > banners Reply to this comment
Don Simpson On 01 Feb 2014
When i add two banners to the home page layout all it does is put it under the first one? i also contacted you by email about this but never got a response. we even purchase the template we are using from you? Reply to this comment
Guru On 08 May 2013
Hi, i'm followed as above but i'm not getting the banners as slideshow,i'm using opencart- can you guide me. Thankyou, Regards, Guru Reply to this comment
Jesus Rivera On 29 Dec 2012
muchas gracias amigos... ya hice funcionar al slider.. jejeje gracias.. saluditos desde mexico Reply to this comment
Flo On 21 Dec 2012
In system > design > banners , when you insert a banner, for each image you add to it , you can also add a title and a link. Reply to this comment
avi On 21 Dec 2012
how do i add links to banners? Reply to this comment
Flo On 17 Dec 2012
You can add more slides(images) in a banner, when you create it in admin by going to system > design > banners. Reply to this comment
Ken On 17 Dec 2012
Why am I not able to add more than 2 slides in the slideshow Opencart 1.5x version Reply to this comment
Flo On 28 Sep 2012
In admin > extension > modules > edit slideshow and there you can change the height and width of the banner. Reply to this comment

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