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PAJ Featured Image Owl Carousel / Slider


PAJ Featured Image Owl Carousel is an easy to use plugin to display featured images from posts, pages and custom post types as a carousel. It can also be used as a basic slider by setting the number of slides to 1.

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Plugin Features:

  • Display featured images from posts, pages or custom post types as an Owl carousel.
  • Option to display post heading, post excerpt and post author etc.
  • Option to choose excerpt length.
  • Font size and colour options
  • Each slide is a link back to the post or custom post type.
  • Select from different categories
  • Easy installable
  • Fully responsive OWL Carousel.
  • Mobile, Tablet touch supported.
  • Mouse drag option
  • Multiple Carousels on same page with different content.
  • Uses SrcSet along with column number to improve google page speed results.
  • Use with shortcode or as a Siteorigin widget.
  • 2 navigation styles
  • Image hover or boxed layout
  • Options to choose number of slides on desktop, tablet and mobile
  • Gap between slides option
  • option to make images equal heights
  • you can add a title for each carousel


  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/plugin-name directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress.
  3. Make sure you have some posts which have featured images then add the shortcode [paj-owl-slider] to any page or post.
    This will display the default carousel layout with four slides.

If you wish to use this plugin as a SiteOrigin widget then please note that SiteOrigin Widgets Bundle plugin must be installed and activated.
After you activate the required plugins, enable this carousel widget by going to Plugins > SiteOrigin Widgets in your WordPress admin and activate ‘PAJ Carousel slider’.

Although not required, Page Builder by SiteOrigin is highly recommended.


How can I get the carousel to display properly when I use the shortcode in the SiteOrigin editor widget?
The answer is to uncheck the option ‘Automatically add paragraphs’ at the bottom left of the editor.


11 Deireadh Fómhair, 2021
An essential yet ultra-flexible and complete plugin for displaying carousel on your wesite. All configuration is made by shorcode, without the bloated user interfaces that other similar plugins have.
16 Nollaig, 2017 1 reply
No complications and easy. It’s perfect if you do not need flashy effects like news or events. It works with custom types post.
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Contributors & Developers

“PAJ Featured Image Owl Carousel / Slider” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




*added an option for a carousel title.


*added option to shorten height of image when force image equal heights is selected. This is to prevent single desktop image becoming to tall.


*added options to change weight, case and colour of heading, summary and meta text.
*added options to change border size, colour and style.
*added option to change slide background colour.


*small update to carousel css and widget icon.


*minor naming update