Technically speaking, Shackslides is a Joomla module that you can use to feature your content. It has the following main parts:

  • The slides (images to feature)
  • A description for each image (optional)
  • A slide navigator
  • A slider control

All of these are configurable from the module. It's important to remember that you can create any number of Shackslides modules in a single Joomla install, and each one of them will be configured independently.

The slides and descriptions can come from a number of sources, including:

  • Visionary component
  • Folder with images (and an XML file for descriptions)
  • Joomla content category