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Dawn Foster
Dawn Foster
1,899 Points

How to install bootstrap carousel on the static front-page.php without using blog posts

I have a static full-width front-page that I want to have a large carousel rotating about 8 images in the header.

I tried just using the code from this project, and since I still have the blog posts that have images, it is working. However, I don't want to use blog posts for this.. I just want to have separate images to cycle through.. nothing to do with blog postings that can be picked up if I create a blog page later on.

What should I do? Install a bootstrap carousal plug-in? Or use short-codes? Or use custom posts that can be used in the carousal? I've played around, and just can't figure out the best method to use.

Can you please point me to a tutorial for this.. or tell me what I need for the front-page.php, functions.php, and WP admin to get this to work.

Thanks, Dawn

1 Answer

Dawn Foster
Dawn Foster
1,899 Points

I figured out one way to do it.. that is very easy and nice solution.

  1. Download and activate the "CPT Bootstrap Carousel" plugin.

  2. Then just add the following [image-carousel] shortcode in a Page or Post:

       <?php echo do_shortcode('[image-carousel]'); ?>
  3. Create new items in the Carousel post type, uploading a Featured Image for each

Hope this helps others wanting to do the same.

(for more info on the plugin, read here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/cpt-bootstrap-carousel/)

Dharmesh Sheth
Dharmesh Sheth
2,547 Points

Do i add the above code on the function.php,or on front-page.php?