Previously, we went over the Main Slider Settings for the Revolution Slider plugin and discussed how Rev slider offers a lot of customization with its long list of options. Today, we’re going to go over two specific subcategories of those options: The “General Settings,” and “Google Font Settings” sections on the New Slider page.
The General Settings section allows you to control features related to how the slider behaves on the page.
Delay – The time it takes for one slide to move to the next. This is measured in milliseconds – so in with the current settings, it each slide will have 9 seconds on-screen before the slider switches to the next one.
Shuffle Mode – Allows you to tell Rev Slider to shuffle through slides randomly, rather than going in any specific, predetermined order
Lazy Load – This delays images loading and essentially waits to load a slide until a user triggers its loading. When a user clicks an arrow on the slider or clicks a portion of the navigation on the slider while the slider is set to lazy load, the slider will take a moment to load the next slide and then display it.
Use Multi Language (WPML) – Allows you to create a slider that can be translated into different languages. For more information, check out this documentation.
Stop Slider – Allows you to stop the slider on the first slider.
Stop After Loops – You can stop the slider after a certain number of loops through.
Stop At Slide – You can tell the slider to stop running at a specific slide.
Google Font Settings
Beneath the General Settings section, you’ll see the “Google Font Settings” header. Click that, and you’ll be greeted with a section listing your options.
You may be wondering what a Google Font is – Google offers a selection of fonts, for free, that are adaptable across the web. Historically, it has been more difficult to load fonts across different browsers, and fonts can cost quite a bit of money. Google has made a large library of fonts available for anyone to use on their website. To investigate these font options, check out the Google fonts library.
By default, if you look at the box beneath “The google font families to load:,” you will see a link to the stylesheet for PT Sans. By clicking the “Add New” button beneath this, you can copy and paste link to any other Google font stylesheet you wish. You can get access to the Google font stylesheets of particular fonts by looking through the options of the previously mentioned Google fonts library.