Media Slider

Exclusive to the GW Drupal Editorial theme, the Media Slider is dedicated to featuring Promotions with videos.

This content set will only display the Promotion's main image and title, with a play button overlayed on the image for the featured video. If there is summary text, it will not display. When placed on a page, the Media Slider will scale up or down in size to fit into its designated content area.


Media slider sample featuring Corey Booker's Commencement speech, a geography department event and a research project that created a robot to help kids on the autism spectrum recognize emotions

Media Slider vs Promo Slider

When choosing whether to use the Media Slider or the Promotion Slider, consider how much content you'd like to feature. The Media Slider is meant to feature Promotions with video links and thus limits any other text or links, whereas the Promo Slider can feature more information.

  Media Slider Promotion Slider
Main Image X X
Promo Title X X
Summary Text   X
Video Play Button X X
Call to Action link   X

Using the Media Slider

  1. Hover over My Workbench > Create Content
  2. Click on Content Set
  3. Under the required Subtype dropdown select Media Slider
  4. Under Onsite Content, type in the name of the pre-existing Promotion you'd like to feature
    • Drupal will display a list of matching Promotions
  5. Select the appropriate Promotion
    • You must select from the list. Do not simply type in the item's name.
  6. Click the Add Another Item button to add additional Promotions to the slider
  7. Repeat steps 4 and 5, as necessary
  8. Scroll down to the bottom of the page
  9. Click on the Publishing Options panel
  10. Set the Moderation State to Published
  11. Click the Save button

The following steps can only be performed by a Site Administrator or a Content Supervisor.

  1. On the desired page, click on the Customize this Page button at the bottom of the screen
  2. Click the plus (+) sign in the region you'd like to display the Media Slider
  3. Select GW Display Views - Site Placement from the menu options of the next window
  4. Filter the list of views by typing "Media" into the filter field
  5. Select Media Slider - User Select
  6. Type in the title of your Media Slider content set
    • Drupal will display a list of matching content sets
  7. Select the appropriate content set
    • You must select from the list. Do not simply type in the item's name.
  8. Check the "Override title" checkbox if you'd like to hide or customize the title that displays above the Media Slider
  9. Click the Finish button on the window
  10. Click the Save button at the bottom of the screen

You should now see your Media Slider on the page. You may need to refresh the page to see the adjusted layout.

  1. Go to My Workbench > All Recent Content
  2. Use the Title field to search for your Media Slider by name OR the Type dropdown to filter by "Content Set"
  3. Edit the appropriate Content Set
  4. Delete the title of the Promotion under Onsite Content
  5. Scroll down to the Publishing Options panel
  6. Change the Moderation State to Published
  7. Click the Save button