Slide Show in Header

Is it possible to put a slide show in the header? What do I need to do? Can you recommend a easy to use (easy to change pics) slide show that will work>

Hi janette,
There are lots of jquery plugins available to put slide show, for example,
Please read our developer documentation for understanding hooks that rtPanel provides for customization.
If you want to put the slide show before header, then you need to use rtp_hook_before_header hook.

You can do something like this in functions.php:

add_action(‘rtp_hook_before_header’, ‘your_slider_function’);
function your_slider_function() {
// Your slide show code

I would suggest you to install our example child theme for customization. It already has jquery cycle plugin in js folder.
You can download it from here:

I hope this will help you, for more information, please read our developer docs.

Hi gogowin,
We have integrated jquery slider plugin with our child theme, you just need to do 2 things in the theme.

  1. Open “lib/rtp-custom-hooks-applied.php” of our child theme and uncomment last 2 lines (45 & 46), written in the rtp_add_scripts() function.

After uncommenting your function code will look like following.


  • Add any custom scripts using this function.
  • @since rtPanelChild 1.0
    function rtp_add_scripts() {
    //wp_enqueue_script( ‘rtp-custom-script’, RTP_CHILD_JS . ‘/js/rtp-custom-script.js’ );
/* Uncomment the following lines if using the jQuery Cycle Plugin for the slider */  
wp_enqueue_script( 'jquery-cycle', RTP_CHILD_JS . '/jquery.cycle.js', array( 'jquery' ), '', true );  
wp_enqueue_script( 'rtp-cycle-slideshow', RTP_CHILD_JS . '/rtp-cycle-slideshow.js', array( 'jquery', 'jquery-cycle' ), '', true );  

add_action( ‘wp_enqueue_scripts’, ‘rtp_add_scripts’ );

After this, add following code at the end of this file ( lib/rtp-custom-hooks-applied.php ).

/* Displays slider */
function rtp_child_display_slider() {
echo rtp_get_cycle_slider();
add_action( ‘rtp_hook_begin_content’, ‘rtp_child_display_slider’ );

The above code will display slider before content begins. You can change the placement of the slider by changing hook name.
See rtPanel Hooks list here:

By default, rtp_get_cycle_slider() function will display slider containing 10 latest posts with post title, post image ( if the post has featured image ) and post excerpt.
You may need to modify rtp_get_cycle_slider() function according to your need and style it accordingly.

I hope this will help you. :slight_smile:

Thank you Pradeep, that worked just fine. Really nice slider.

Can you point me to a link with documentaion on getting the jquery slider working. I have installed the rtPanel child theme as well as the rtPanel Hooks plugin and I want activate the jquery cycle plugin that came with the child theme.