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Reply To: Akita Slider – Custom

Jason Bobich


In your case, for that to work properly, you’d need to either remove the padding on the .slide-body with CSS or use a shorter image.

A better approach, though, might be to just use standard image slides with image links, and adjust the image links to sit over top the entire slide with CSS customizations.

Note: The image you’re using is 960×348. When switching to the standard image slides, you’ll get better results if it is exactly 960×350 — or larger so WordPress can crop it to that size.

This is a common snippet floating around the forum that will change how the image link appears:

.element-slider .slide .image-link,
.element-slider .slide .image-link:hover {
    background-color: #fff; /* Triggers the anchor in IE */
    background-image: none;
    top: 0;
    left: 0;
    width: 100%;
    height: 100%;
    filter: alpha(opacity=0);
    -moz-opacity: 0;
    -khtml-opacity: 0;
    opacity: 0;

For CSS changes, it’s a good idea to use a tool like firebug or Google Chrome’s built-in developer tools to locate them and then put the edits either in your child theme or in the “Custom CSS” option on your theme options page.

Also, here’s a helpful tutorial on how to use Firebug – The only thing I’d suggest not doing is actually making edits to the theme’s CSS files, as it shows at the end of that video. However, the video serves as a good introduction to Firebug and how it can be used to find what CSS is effecting certain areas of your site without ever digging around in any files.