I bought a Themeforest theme to add to my collection of premium WordPress themes. I ran into a few things that I needed to change, and one of these was to remove the featured slider on the home page. Yes it did look great but I was trying to speed up my website and this feature did not help.
I tried to find an answer on the internet and in the support section for the theme itself but there was nothing. Annoying to say the least. I would have to submit a ticket to get a response.
Anyway I decided to look around and I found some code in the main index template and deleted it. Warning: it worked for me but you must be careful when editing the main code for your theme.
Watch this video to see how to remove the featured slider
Look for the following code in the main index template. If you want to remove this from the archives or category pages then you will have to remove the same code from those files also.
<div id =”featured container> This line deleted.
All code in between deleted.
</div><!–featured container–> This line deleted.
Now the site loads faster without the featured slider on the homepage.