Have Laurel's slider display 1 static image
If you'd prefer to have Laurel's Featured Area Slider simply display a static image without the text or overlay box, it's a piece of cake!
First, create a new page (WP Dashboard > Pages > Add New). You can give this page any title you like, for example, "Slider Image". Then, assign your desired image as the page's Featured Image. Publish the page when finished.
You'll want to determine this new page's unique ID number. Not sure how? Check out our guide here: How to determine a post, page, or category ID.
Navigate to WP Dashboard > Appearance > Customize > Featured Area Settings > Select featured post/page ID > and insert your page's unique ID number into the field here.
Lastly, check the various options beneath the field to hide the category, page title, excerpt text, and "Read More" button. Save changes when finished.