I need to have a slider on my main page that has a number of images (taken from views), and also a map that slides. Can anyone recommend any tutorials on how to embed a block as one of the images in a slider or any other solutions to this? So far everything that I have seen is just for embedding images.
You can use Views slideshow module :
Views Slideshow can be used to create a slideshow of any content (not just images) that can appear in a View... Potential uses :
- News item slideshow (such as the title, image and teaser of the last 5 news articles submitted)
- The last X number of X submitted (images, videos, blog entries, forum posts, comments, testimonials, etc.).
- Rotate hottest new products, contact links, share links, entire nodes, categories, image galleries, etc.
There are many tutorials links on the project page , i.e how to create a simple slideshow with some node fields.
Define the relationship between your images & maps ( taxonomy ? fields of the same node ? ...), set a view showing them, then display it as a slideshow.
If you can't find how to join your content in a view query, have a look at Multiple nodes in one slide using views slideshow or another module ...