Carousel Slider Block for Gutenberg

Description

A responsive carousel slider for the Gutenberg editor.

Features

  • Add unlimited slides
  • Add any blocks to the slides
  • Preview the carousel in the editor
  • Responsive and touch enabled

Settings

  • Slides per view
  • Slides to scroll at a time
  • Slide speed
  • Slide padding
  • Prev/next arrows
  • Dots navigation
  • Infinite loop sliding
  • Autoplay
  • Responsive settings: slides to show and scroll at given screen size
  • RTL

Requirements

PHP 5.6+ is recommended, WordPress 5.8+, with Gutenberg active.

Documentation

Select the Carousel Slider block from the Design category. Click the + button located at the end of the carousel to add slides. Add any block within the slides. Use the horizontal scrollbar to preview the slides in the editor.

You can reorder the slides by using the left and right arrow buttons in the toolbar.

To remove a slide, select the slide and click the three dots right above it. Click the option to remove that slide.

Click the Carousel Block (the block nesting all the slides) to show the carousel settings.

Screenshots

  • Carousel slider
  • Add any blocks to the carousel slides
  • Carousel settings

Installation

  1. From your WordPress dashboard go to Plugins > Add New.
  2. Search for Carousel Slider Block in the Search Plugins box.
  3. Click Install Now to install the Carousel Slider Block Plugin.
  4. Click Activate to activate the plugin.
  5. Carousel Slider Block will be added to the Design block group in the editor.

If you still need help. visit WordPress codex

FAQ

What is Gutenberg?

Gutenberg is the name of the new block based editor introduced in WordPress 5. Gutenberg makes it easy to create content within the editor using blocks.

How do I add a carousel to WordPress?

Select the Carousel Slider block from the Design category.

How do I add a slide to WordPress?

Select the Carousel Slider block. Click the plus button to add slides to the carousel.

Reviews

11 Aibreán, 2023 1 reply
I'm kind of an "old school" developer who is being dragged kicking and screaming into the world of the Block Editor (Gutenberg). One of my "old school" ideas is only using plugins for massive functionality (think WooCommerce, The Events Calendar, Gravity Forms), and not for things I can easily build myself. (Kind of ironic, since I've also developed a handful of plugins myself that don't follow that rule.) Well… a week of fumbling around proved that at least in the new Gutenberg world, this is not something I can build myself, but I was still averse to using a plugin because in most of my past experience, using plugins with a narrow focus like this is that they a) aren't narrowly focused enough (trying to do too much), or b) they get in the way with too much of their own non-standard, over-designed interface elements. I can safely say this plugin does not do any of that. It feels like it's a core part of Gutenberg… which it should be. I especially love (LOVE!) the fact that you can put any blocks into the carousel. That's exactly what I wanted/needed. The design is simple, intuitive, and unobtrusive. I also really like the fact that in the Block Editor itself, the carousel is just a simple horizontal scrolling block. Very clever way to handle making the content editable and still feel fairly WYSIWYG, vs. trying to actually replicate the carousel functionality somehow on the back end. The only problem I ran into was that the previous/next arrows and dot nav were rendering weirdly, but that was my own fault — some of my custom CSS was interfering. Once I adjusted that, everything is perfect. If you're a long-time WordPress theme developer like I am, and you're resistant to Gutenberg, haven't learned React, and also are reluctant to start embracing more plugins… don't be afraid of this one! I just wish I had found this plugin sooner.
1 Feabhra, 2023 1 reply
Pretty good plugin, but loading large numbers of images from the Media Library is very tedious
8 Nollaig, 2022
I needed a simple image slider where I could easily set up basic things such as slides per view, responsive breakpoints etc. This plugin provides exactly what I needed and it simply works. Thank you!
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Contributors & Developers

“Carousel Slider Block for Gutenberg” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

1.0.0

First release of the plugin.

1.0.1

Fixed lodash issue.

1.0.2

Updates for latest WP Gutenberg version. Fixed editor CSS.

1.0.3

Added autoplay settings.

1.0.4

Improved UI experience by using inner blocks controls. Added RTL option. Removed padding option. Updated slide block icon.

1.0.5

Added block.json. Improved carousel block layout in the editor. Updated slide block icon. Tested for WordPress 5.9.

1.0.6

Eliminated block margin CSS issue in slides.
Changed the style of the “Add slide” button.

1.0.7

Added responsive setting for slides to scroll at a time.

1.0.8

Small CSS improvements in the editor. Updated slick CSS stylesheet handle. Tested on WordPress 6.0.