Showing off your posts, the most important content on most WordPress blogs, is already half the fight won. In addition, post carousels are among the most effective display options for displaying individual posts on a site. Fortunately, the Post Carousel enhances both of these capabilities.
You are free to embed these features wherever on your site, and they are not limited to the homepage in any way. Because they can be customized to a great extent as well, the plugin is an excellent addition to any website.
What is a Post Carousel?
Any website may benefit tremendously from adding an eye-catching visual feature, the Post Carousel. Using it to improve the substance of your posts is a beneficial way to put it to use.
For instance, if you want to give a blog post a powerful visual impact, including a Post Carousel at the top of the piece is an excellent way to accomplish this goal. Post Carousel can show itself on any WordPress page or post since it uses the many contents arranged in a boxed style slider.
What’s the Difference Between A Post Slider and Carousel?
Although sliders and carousels are essentially interchangeable components and often used in the same contexts, there are some key distinctions between the two.
A gadget known as a slider can store a number of different pictures, but it will only show one at a time. In addition, the picture will shift in appearance if the user manipulates the slider in any way or if a certain length of time has elapsed.
A carousel is a method that enables numerous visuals to be shown at the same time, and those images will circulate as the carousel moves. You can manually initiate the picture’s rotation, or you can set it to AutoPlay when a certain length of time has elapsed.
However, although they may sound nearly exactly the same, they are not the same thing.
The amount of pictures that may be shown at once is the primary distinction between the two. For example, a carousel may display numerous items, but a slider only shows one at a time.
When it comes to the animations that may be used with each one, there are also a number of key changes between them; however, these are mostly decided by the plugin that is being used.
Both of these things, as you can probably see, may be beneficial in various contexts, so let’s find out how to utilize them.
How to Add Post Carousel in WordPress?
Now that we know about Post Carousel let’s get to know how to use it on your site.
First, you’ll need to install the PostX plugin from the WordPress Directory.
To add a new plugin:
- Go to the Plugins section and click on add new.
- Search PostX and click the Install Now option.
- Click the activate button to finish the installation.
Adding/Importing Slider Blocks
What to do if you’re creating a website from scratch and customizing everything? So, now you need to add a Post Slider block to continue the process.
Well, PostX has your back. You can also type “/” then write a post slider to get it or click the add block (the plus icon on the left) to add it to your page.
We have created and quick and easy video tutorial to help you implement the Post Carousel on your site.
In case you’re struggling with the video tutorial, keep on reading to as we go through the process of adding Post Carousel in a step-by-step process.
Post Carousel Setup
Now comes the fun part, setting the Post Carousel. After adding the post slider block, you’ll see it’s similar to the featured slider. Well, worry not as we move towards the process of making it a Post Carousel.
First things first, after adding the post slider block, navigate to the right and click Explore Patterns.
Then, select the very last premade pattern and click Import.
Modifications and Customizations
The Gutenberg PostX blocks plugins offer a multitude of customization options.
Here are a few general options:
- Animation Fade
- Auto Play
And, trust me, this doesn’t end here. The query settings will blow your mind with a lot, like a really lot of custom options.
- Number of Posts
- Taxonomy Value
- Quick Query
- Unique Content Group
- Order By
- Order (ASC/DESC)
- Exclude Post/Term/Author
After customizing everything, just hit publish, and you’re done.
And a lot more, let’s not bore you with them. Instead, why don’t you explore and find out by yourself? It’s like a pandora’s box; the more you explore, the more you get.
Don’t limit your imagination; show it on your site with PostX!
Another fun thing to implement in your site is Featured Slider, which visually enhances any website instantly. Check out our guide on How to Add Post Slider in WordPress.
Although there are more options for modifying things, like wrapping the content, changing the titles and meta, and putting them in different places, you’ll get a bit more than the others.
We’ve given you the color schemes, so it will be easier for you to make the Post Carousel fit your theme. Not to mention our Coblog theme; if you add a post carousel, it will make your site look amazing.
The icing on the cake is that we have left it open so that CSS aficionados can also add CSS classes as they see fit. And for the Elementor enthusiasts out there, The Gutenberg Post Sliders of PostX, are also usable in Elementor, Divi, Oxygen, and other builders in the market.
That’s all we have to say about the Post Carousel. We hope that now you can put that on your website. If you have any questions, just leave a comment below, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.