One of the neat features of the archive pages I have on different blogs that I’ve built is that I can customize them to do almost anything—like showing a post with a thumbnail to the left.  When I attempted to do something like this on the Headway theme, my first thought was to go try and find a way to change the way the post metadata was shown to try to put in the code I needed.

However, Headway already had the feature I desired, something called “Featured Images”, but the problem was that I could not get the Visual Editor to behave.

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imageThe nicest thing about the WP Carousel Plugin is that it is extremely flexible.  You can configure multiple carousels, specify whether posts, categories, tags, pages or customized content is included, and it has a drag and drop interface much like WordPress’ widget interface such that it’s easy to see what you’re showing.

For this demonstration, we’ll be using the default, Carousel 0, and we’ll be showing you what you need to do if you have images and links, but the steps will be the same for other options.

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