I am using a third-party theme called Porto.
It has a slider on the main screen, and I can't figure out which files are used in displaying it. Turning on backend template hints doesn't help located it. In fact, template hints show that it doesn't have a template of it's own. There are a few items on my homepage for which this is true.
I have searched the root directory via Visual Studio Code (my IDE) for every class and ID related this slider, and I still cannot find it. I have been trying for hours to figure out where this slider is being called from. Ideally, I would like to find out where in the XML it is being called, so that I can remove it and place something else in its place.
As a side note, why is it so terribly difficult to understand what is causing what in Magento, and isn't this painful for most developers?