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WordPress

Guido Grulke
Guido Grulke
20,948 Points

Recommendation for carousel PlugIn needed

Hi,

I'm looking for a img carousel to use within wordpress. It has to be a carousel not a slider. I already checked a lot of blogs and code canyon and stuff like that. I'm interested what you're using (free or payable) and what could work for the following requirements:

  • need to use 3 carousels in one page
  • each carousel will take up to 20 images (each approx. 75KB)
  • the carousel should only load, when within viewport
  • the carousel should only load the 5 img which are visible at start

I testes a carousel from github waterfall it looks good, I like the function, but it seems to get out of date and has no options for that dynamic content loading (as far as I could see).

Thanks for sharing your experience with one or some carousel plugins for Wordpress.

5 Answers

Matt Campbell
Matt Campbell
9,767 Points

You want a row of images with arrows to move back and forward through the images?

Guido Grulke
Guido Grulke
20,948 Points

no, not a row more like this the navigation is just be done by clicking the left or right image, in that special case I need no arrows. But it would be fine if it will be possible to turn them on/off by parameter.

thank you for your attention.

Zac Gordon
STAFF
Zac Gordon
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Were you able to find any non-WordPress carousels that did this? You could then import them into WP

Guido Grulke
Guido Grulke
20,948 Points

I just went a little bit deeper... I found some possibility how to register external scripts by using the wp_enqueue_script function - I have to work it out.

I also found a jquery Plugin Roundabout - but at the moment I'm not sure if that will work.

And at least I don't know what works best with WordPress. My hope was that there is some experience around what works best.

I will check this things and if I succeed come back here and share it with all of you.

Zac Gordon
STAFF
Zac Gordon
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Whatever script you find, whether a WordPress plugin or just a jQuery plugin shouldn't matter. You can check out the Extending WordPress Templates videos to get an idea of how to do this (since we covered it with another jQuery slideshow plugin that should work similar to the carousel).