Installation

Introduction:

Version 2.x of the Views Slideshow: Dynamic Display Block module is more easy to install.
It has an example module, to install a content type, a view with 6 predefined blocks for the upright themes and 6 example nodes.

Summery of installation of modules

  1. Install required modules
  2. Install Views slideshow: DDblock module
  3. Install Views slideshow: DDblock examples module

Important Notes:

  • Don't forget to run update.php, if you update one of your modules to a later version.
  • When you have the content permissions module (submodule of CCK) enabled: Give permissions for the added cck fields for the image, slide text and pager text.

Modules used:
The following modules are used to create a slideshow using the Views Slideshow: Dynamic Display Block module.

  • Views slideshow: Dynamic Display Block module
  • Views slideshow module
  • jQuery update module
  • CCK module
  • Views module
  • filefield module
  • imagefield module
  • imageapi module
  • imagecache (optional)

Download, install and enable the required modules

  1. Go to http://drupal.org/project/views_slideshow_ddblock and download the latest version of views slideshow:dynamic display block module.
  2. Go to http://drupal.org/project/views_slideshow and download a 6.x-2 version of the views slideshow module.
  3. Go to http://drupal.org/project/jquery_update and download the jQuery update module.
  4. Go to http://drupal.org/project/cck and download the CCK module.
  5. Go to http://drupal.org/project/views and download the Views module.
  6. Go to http://drupal.org/project/filefield and download the filefield module.
  7. Go to http://drupal.org/project/imagefield and download the imagefield module.
  8. Go to http://drupal.org/project/imageapi and download the imageapi module.
  9. Go to http://drupal.org/project/imagecache and download the imagecache module (optional, only if you want to use imagecache presets with your images).
  10. Extract and copy these modules into the /sites/all/modules/ folder.
  11. Note: Read the readme.txt and the install.txt files of these modules for further instructions.
  12. Navigate to Administer > Site building > Modules and enable the modules by selecting the check boxes next to them.

Note: Enable the (sub)modules in the following order:

  1. First enable the following (sub)modules.
    • CCK - content
    • ImageCache - ImageAPI
    • ImageCache - ImageCache (optional)
    • ImageCache - ImageAPI GD2 (optional, only if you enabled Imagecache - Imagecache.)
    • Imagecache - ImageCache UI (optional, only if you enabled Imagecache - Imagecache.)
    • User Interface - jQuery Update
    • Views - Views
  2. Click Save configuration button.
  3. Second enable (sub)modules which require the (sub)modules from step 1.
    • CCK - content copy
    • CCK - file field
    • CCK - Text
    • Views - Views slideshow: DDblock
    • Views - Views slideshow
    • Views - Views exporter
    • Views - Views UI
  4. Click Save configuration button.
  5. Third enable (sub)modules which require the (sub)modules from step 2.
    • CCK - Image Field
  6. Click Save configuration button.
  7. Last enable the module:
    • Views - Views slideshow: DDblock Examples
  8. Click Save configuration button.

Important Notes:

  • Don't forget to run update.php, if you update one of your modules to a later version.
  • When you have the content permissions module (submodule of CCK) enabled: Give permissions for the added cck fields for the image, slide text and pager text.