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hdossary

Adding text to a fullscreen slideshow on Ver 7.1

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Hi, I am using Squarespace version 7.1.

I want to create a slideshow of full bleed images with the SAME headlines / text but the image changes in the background.

At the moment I can only either add:

  1. A "headline" section with full bleed image and text on top
  2. or A "gallery" section with a slideshow of full bleed images without text.

Is there a workaround for this? If not I would like to downgrade from version 7.1 and use an existing template that gives me the option to do this.

Website is middl.io and password is staging only

ThanksHannah

Edited by hdossary
Correction: Slideshow would have the same text but different images

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Hello Hannah, 

How did you manage to get a slideshow full screen with the navigation bar over the picture ? 

And how did you manage to add the text and buttons, that twas amazing. 

Im facing the exact same problem with squarespace 7.1

Many thanks 

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@Bekka_fairmarry the other solution is to add the text , with the gif picture in the background. Its nice, but always the same text, but half of the solution done, 

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I just finished chatting with customer service. As of today, there is no way to build a simple slideshow banner with text in 7.1.

The only solution seems to be to rebuild your site with the 7.0 Brine or Bedford templates and follow the steps below.
https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/205826018-Adding-banner-images#toc-slideshow-banners

Edited by AFDesign

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On 3/12/2020 at 7:06 AM, tuanphan said:

Have you solved yet? If no, I can take a look

Yes please! This has not yet been solved. 

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Dear Squarespace team,

Full-width sliding images with the ability to place the same or different text and buttons on each image is absolutely a feature we need. I get this request on literally almost every site I build. 

I believe it is a feature that would get used  millions of times over. I love what you have built and the more I get used to 7.1, I can see it's advantages. Adding this feature would make 7.1 an absolute no-brainer. Please acknowledge our collective desire to have this implemented as soon as possible.

Thank you for all you do!

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On 12/21/2019 at 4:04 AM, zerosite said:

@Bekka_fairmarry the other solution is to add the text , with the gif picture in the background. Its nice, but always the same text, but half of the solution done, 

Hey zerosite, I'm not sure you already solved this, but to get the gallery to go under the navigation I've added this code in the page advanced tab.

<style>
  .page-section:first-child {
  	padding-top: 0!important;
  }
</style

I hope this helps :)

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On 3/11/2020 at 10:36 PM, ManishaT said:

Hi all -- has there been an update to this? Is it possible to create a simple slideshow banner with text in 7.1? 

 

On 4/3/2020 at 12:03 PM, vliao said:

Yes please! This has not yet been solved. 

SS 7.1 doesn't support Gallery Block in Page. You need to use plugin to do this.


You can send your question to my email to get faster answer.

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Posted (edited)

@sonoferikdesign We have created an add-on that replicates what we were all used to with older Squarespace templates where content like text and buttons can be added over top of a full bleed gallery/slideshow header banner. You can check it out here-- https://www.squareaddons.com/shop in particular- the "Gallery Slider with Content Overlay" will achieve what you are looking for. 

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If you are looking for a way to add Anchor Links, Gallery Blocks, or a Rotating Banner with Content Blocks overlaid in Squarespace 7.1, you can find all these plugins in our Squarespace add-on store here: www.Squareaddons.com -- Enjoy! 

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You can now achieve a gallery block in-page as well on 7.1 with the "Gallery Block In-Page Slideshow" Add-On here: https://www.squareaddons.com/shop 


If you are looking for a way to add Anchor Links, Gallery Blocks, or a Rotating Banner with Content Blocks overlaid in Squarespace 7.1, you can find all these plugins in our Squarespace add-on store here: www.Squareaddons.com -- Enjoy! 

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Sorry i know this is an old post... but the gif technique pointed out by @mandrous is just what i need. Is there a way to make gif slideshows like these with small filesizes? Can anyone point me to a method? So far I've tried with 8 different gifs and it's coming out at 200mb!

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Posted (edited)

Just found the solution, create gif animations as frames and the filesizes are way smaller. No need to use gallery slideshows anymore... although the quality is limited

 

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Hey guys, I did manage this really simply by essentially just creating the slideshow on an editing software, i.e adding the images on the editing software and then fading from one to the next.  Then after uploading it on youtube, you can add this as a video to the background on your squarespace website and then you can simply add the overlay text and button if you want. 

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On 6/20/2020 at 12:15 PM, NickMorris said:

Hey guys, I did manage this really simply by essentially just creating the slideshow on an editing software, i.e adding the images on the editing software and then fading from one to the next.  Then after uploading it on youtube, you can add this as a video to the background on your squarespace website and then you can simply add the overlay text and button if you want. 

Nick, that is a very simple and effective option that I can test out. It's such an oversight by @SQUARESPACE to not have a slideshow banner with the option to add text and buttons to each slide!

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