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A slideshow is a content type that rotates through images and corresponding text. The slides rotate automatically, or you can use the controls at either side of the slideshow to manually rotate through them.

Got pictures to show? Got commentary to add? Why are you hesitating?!

Here are a few ideas:

  • Highlights from an event
  • Spotlight on people
  • Tour of a space
  • Overview of projects
  • Brag about accomplishments
  • Exhibit robots
  • Showcase inventions
  • Demonstrate a process
  • Show and tell
  • Illustrate ideas
  • Parade your pets
  • Tell a story
  • Model models
  • Promote awareness
  • Market your best things

Slideshow images should be 700 pixels wide; the height is open.

Tip: To ensure your slideshows look polished and professionally produced, it's important that all of the images are the exact same dimensions. Images of different dimensions will result in wonky slideshows. We've seen a few!

The minimum number of slides is two, and while there is no maximum we recommend no more than 5-7.

Screenshot of a slideshow.

Example of a slideshow; see the fully functional slideshow below. Slideshows come with background colors.

Add a Slideshow

  1. In page edit mode, start with a Content section (to add a new one click the plus sign (+) near an existing one)
  2. For Type select Slideshow
  3. Select a Style
  4. Add slides
    1. Choose File to browse and select the image
    2. Enter a description of the image for Alt Text
    3. Add content to the WYSIWYG
    4. Repeat steps a-d for each slide (two slides minimum, click the plus sign (+) to add more slides)
Configuring a content type slideshow in the user interface.

Slideshow settings in page edit interface.

Try it!

People participating in a pie eating  contest.

Things people have eaten at Carnegie Mellon

Whole pies.

Students covered in colorful Holi festival dust eating an ice cream cone.

Things people have eaten at Carnegie Mellon

Ice cream cones with Holi dust sprinkles.

Happy woman holding a salad.

Things people have eaten at Carnegie Mellon

A salad (eaten by a woman laughing).

A group of smiling students dressed in band uniform eating chili from mugs.

Things people have eaten at Carnegie Mellon

Food in mugs (and so proud of it too).

Man at buffet line with many choices.

Things people have eaten at Carnegie Mellon

So many things he can't decide.

Man throwing ball at dunking booth.

Things people have eaten at Carnegie Mellon

Sometimes their pride.

Man throwing ball at dunking booth.