Thesis is one of my favorite theme. Adding a feature content slider may get your visitors attentions of some useful posts of your blog. Below is screenshot of simple smooth slider even though you can customize it in your own way.

How to add a featured content slider to thesis WordPress theme

  1. The first thing we need to install a plugin known as smooth slider plugin. You can download Smooth slider WordPress plugin from here and upload it via any free FTP client or else you can also install plugin directly from your WordPress admin panel.
  2. Once you have successfully installed the plugin. Navigate to your WordPress admin and head over to smooth sliders option.

Smooth slider plugin configuration

  • To add any posts or pages to smooth slider just hear over to respective page or post and click on edit and then select add this post or page to smooth slider and finally update the respective post or page.

  • You can also customize the appearance of the smooth slider like Slider box, Slider title, Post title, Thumbnail image, Slider content and many other general settings by going to setting in the smooth slider plugin.

Add featured content slider to home page of thesis theme

  • Navigate to WordPress admin area ==> Thesis ==> Custom file editor ==> select custom_function.php and click on edit file and paste the following code as shown below ( Remember before editing thesis custom_function.php file take a complete backup of the file via any FTP client Make sure you insert the code very precisely, else it may crash or lay down your website )

// Featured Content Slider Tutorial by LineToWeb
function thesis_content_slider() { ?>

  • Now check it if you made any mistake while pasting the code and save the file now.
  • If you need any help in customizing your thesis theme you can contact us via contact form.