So I've been trying to add the Rev Slider Goodnews Archive Slider.
The demo for that is 1000% misleading.
It looks like a simple post slider, but no. Each different image is separately and manually configured and the titles must be manually added to each "Post". Or rather each picture and image must be separately built and then linked to the post.
That is not a post slider.
So then I tried creating a post slider using ONLY the thumbnails, but of course when you click on them you can't get to the post.
It shouldn't be this complicated and these misleading demos only add time and frustration.
I'll try the route you suggest, but in all honesty I wouldn't use Revolution Slider ever again if I could use other things to get similar features.