How to make an advanced Dynamic display block slideshow for Drupal 6
This page summarizes what you have to do to make an advanced Dynamic display block slideshow for Drupal 6. For more detailed instructions see the How to instruction.
This page assumes you want to make a slideshow like the example below:
To make an advanced Dynamic display block slideshow with Images, a pager with images/text and text appearing over the image, you need to provide the content first. You provide this content by using CCK and views. With CCK you can make a new content type or use an existing content type. You need at least an imagefield for the image and text fields for the other information. An example of fields you could provide for your slideshow are:
After you made your content type you can create content.
To make the content ready for the advanced Dynamic display block slideshow you have to make a views block to select the content you want to show in a block. You can use the normal filters and sort criteria of views to create your views block.
Create Dynamic display block instance
With the dynamic display block module you create an instance of the view you made. With this instance you can now set all kinds of configurations to use for your slideshow.
Templates and preprocess functions
An advanced Dynamic display block slideshow uses two templates. A template for the whole slideshow and a template for the pager. Template variables are provided by two preprocess functions where you convert viewfields into slide and pager variables.
Styling the slideshowThe templates for the slideshow and the pager are styled by Cascading stylesheets. Free and commercial theme layouts are available. For more examples, have a look at examples page and Site using ddblock module using Advanced dynamic display block slideshow .