Presenting WordPress content with themes

Themes are a great way of displaying content from your site, but what happens when you want to display other types of content? Things like testimonials, products, group members, or even portfolio items can be a little harder if you want to display those on the front page. How can we overcome this?

Three sliders, one option, and a few tears later

I am not a huge fan of sliders until they are used in a decent way. The only way I sort of like them is in an image gallery but even then it has to be somewhat incorporated with a lightbox, colorbox, whatever you would like to call it. These sliders are slowly becoming a bit more popular with theme developers because it can solve a few issues for the user. The biggest drawback is that they will no longer have that slider when they ultimately redesign the site and switch themes.