Slides.com is the ultimate tool for creating powerful presentations on your website. Our Slides.com Presentation widget allows for proper integration into Adobe Muse.
If you'd prefer to use this widget for a slideshow, rather than a presentation, you're in for a treat. This widget allows for the most beautiful and innovative slideshows we've ever seen in Muse – complete with unique transitions, vertical slides, multi-directional navigation, password protection, analytics, and much more.
To take the versatility of this widget to another level, we built in an internal page presentation function. This mode allows for you to build presentations outside of Slides.com, entirely in Muse. Design individual slides on pages within your Muse site, and display them within a slideshow.
Widget Compatibility: Highly Compatible (No known issues when combining with other MuseThemes widgets)
Current Version: 1.0
Supported Devices: Desktop, Tablet, Phone
1.0: Initial release
Setup at slides.com
Note: Slides.com is not affiliated with MuseThemes, and is used as a third-party service integration for our Like Button widget. The instructions provided below are subject to change, or appear different, if any changes are made on Slides.com website.
If you have an account, log in now. If you don't yet have an account, click the "Sign Up" link.
After clicking the signup link, you will see the pricing options. Choose the plan that best fits your usage. One note: Slides.com does have a free plan, though it's not presented as obviously as the paid plans. Look for the "Public" plan, currently listed on the top right.
You will be able to access the presentation editor quickly after signing up. Go to the editor and take a look around. It is extremely powerful, and everything you create in the slides.com editor will work perfectly in Muse. Feel free to build your entire presentation in the editor now, or return to it when you're ready.
Acquiring your slides.com Presentation URL
All that's needed to link up the MuseThemes widget with your Slides.com Presentation is the share URL. The share option is available from many places on Slides.com, including your account's profile page. Just click on the share icon:
Copy the link that appears in the lightbox:
This is your Slides.com Presentation URL. There is however, one more step. When pasting this URL into the widget option panel, you must add "/embed" at the end. So using the above example, the proper URL to use in the widget would be: http://slides.com/brandonwallace/deck/embed
Setup in Muse
Place the widget where you would like the presentation to appear on your site.
Open the widget option panel.
Paste the Slides.com Presentation URL into the first field (see steps in section above for acquiring this URL)
The default sizing for the widget uses fixed width. This width is set in the “Maximum Width” parameter.
The next option, "Use Percentage-based Width" can be used as an alternative to the default fixed based width of the slides.com presentation on your site. Percentage based width should be used when using the presentation full width on your site. For a full width presentation, set the Maximum Width setting to 100, then also set the widget container to “Stretch to browser width” in the Resize menu in the Muse top menu.
The Height setting is always fixed, and can be set to the most appropriate size for the screen size of your site visitors.
The size settings in the widget options panel override the size of the widget container in Muse. But it is best to match the container size to the settings you’ve set in the options panel – just to best represent the presentation location on your page layout.
Once you’ve entered the Presentation URL and set size, this is a good time to preview in browser. If your presentation is finished at slides.com, you are done!
Creating a Presentation Using Internal Pages
One big benefit of this widget is that there is an entirely separate bonus mode that allows for building presentations 100% within Muse. This mode uses internal pages as individual slides, and does not utilize slides.com platform at all.
Plan out your presentation.
Create internal Muse pages in your project, with each page representing a slide in your presentation. You can place anything on the page you like – text, images, video, additional slideshows, etc.
Name the pages “slide1”, “slide2”, “slide3” and so on. You may name the pages anything you like, however this is the naming system that is already set up in the widget options.
Right-click on each page, and set the master to “No Master” if you wish to exclude any header or footer settings from your master page.
Right-click on each page and go to “Menu Options > Exclude page from menu” so that these pages will not be included on your main menu.
Once you’ve created your entire presentation using internal pages in your site, open the widget option panel.
Open the Presentation Using Internal Pages” section.
Check the Enable Internal Presentation option.
Confirm that the page names in the Presentation Slides input field match the page names used.
Transition Style: This setting offers a variety of transition styles
Transition Speed: As the name implies, this setting offers transition speed options: Default, slow, and fast.
Controller Position: This setting determines the position of the navigation arrows.
Loop Presentation: This loops the presentation so that it repeats after it ends.
Enable Keyboard Shortcuts for Navigation: This allows computer keyboard input to control the slideshow navigation.
Show Slide Number: As the name implies, this setting displays the slide number for each slide.
Reverse Presentation Direction: This setting transitions slides left to right, instead of right to left.
Enable Autoplay: Allows the slideshow to begin automatically when the page is loaded.
Time Between Slides: This setting sets the time it takes between slide transitions.