Still no luck tracking down the problem with the slider. I’ve deleted the third party apps and reinstalled the theme to no avail.
However item 2, the promo banner I think is called incorrectly. When I try and open the image from homepage the path shows as “/skin/frontend/default/default//” when it should be “/skin/frontend/default/default/images/” – however if I’m correct that the path is wrong, where would I fix that?
Actually, comparing it to the demo here, it appears the path should be; “/skin/frontend/default/hellopress/images/” ?