Carousel Slider


The Easiest Way to Create SEO friendly Image, Logo, Video, Post and Product Carousel.
Carousel Slider is a touch enabled WordPress plugin that lets you create highly customizable, stylish responsive carousel slider. With Carousel Slider, you can create image carousel using media gallery or custom url, post carousel, video carousel. We have integrated Owl Carousel 2 into our plugin for the ultimate device support.

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Full Feature Set

  • Multiple types carousel, images from media gallery, images from URL, videos from youtube and vimeo, posts, and WooCommerce products carousel slider
  • Posts carousel, support Specific posts, Post Categories, Post Tags, Posts per page, Date range query and ordering
  • Video carousel, support custom height and width (Currently only support video from Youtube and Vimeo)
  • WooCommerce Product carousel, support Product Categories, Product Tags, Specific Products, Featured Products, Recent Products, Sale Products, Best-Selling Products, Top Rated Products
  • Options to hide/show product Title, Rating, Price, Cart Button, Sale Tag, Wishlist Button, Quick View button and options to change color for Title, Button Background, Button text
  • Fully responsive, configure the number of items to display for desktop, small desktop, tablet and mobile devices
  • Lightweight, only loads stuff when carousel is used
  • Navigation and pagination, choose what type of navigation is displayed for your carousel with unlimited colors option
  • Works great in touch devices, Touch and Grab enabled
  • Supported in all major browsers
  • CSS3 3D Acceleration
  • Multiple carousel on same page
  • Lazy load images
  • Support image title, caption, link url
  • and more options

Images Carousel using gallery images

Images Carousel using custom URLs

Posts Carousel

WooCommerce Products Carousel

With Page Builder by SiteOrigin

With WPBakery Visual Composer

Using as a Widget


  • Carousel slider admin page
  • Front-end example of posts carousel slider.
  • Front-end example of videos carousel slider.
  • Front-end example of images carousel slider.
  • Front-end example of products carousel slider.
  • Front-end example of products Quick View.
  • Front-end example of image lightbox.


Installation Instructions
  • From your WordPress dashboard go to Plugins > Add New.
  • Search for Carousel Slider in Search Plugins box.
  • Find the WordPress Plugin named Carousel Slider by Sayful Islam.
  • Click Install Now to install the Carousel Slider Plugin.
  • The plugin will begin to download and install.
  • Now just click Activate to activate the plugin.

If you still need help. visit WordPress codex

How to use shortcode/slider in theme template file?

By default, Carousel slider only load scripts when you use shortcode in TinyMCE editor or use Carousel Slider Widget. This helps to reduce two unnecessary HTTP request for Style and Script when you are not using the slider.
If you want to use shortcode in your theme directly, you need to tell the plugin to load scripts for your perticular page or template in your (theme/child theme) functions.php file. To load scripts, you can use the following filter hook.
For example, if you want to use shortcode only for your front page, add the following filter hook in your theme functions.php file.

add_filter('carousel_slider_load_scripts', 'carousel_slider_load_scripts');
function carousel_slider_load_scripts( $load_scripts ) {
    // To use only for front page
    if ( is_front_page() ) {
        return true;
    return $load_scripts;

or write the following code to always load the slider scripts and style.

add_filter('carousel_slider_load_scripts', 'carousel_slider_load_scripts');
function carousel_slider_load_scripts( $load_scripts ) {
    return true;

Now you can use the following function at your theme template file replacing YOUR_SLIDER_ID with actual carousel slider id.

echo do_shortcode('[carousel_slide id='YOUR_SLIDER_ID']");



I needed a basic no thrills’ carousel plugin. One that can show & play, videos. Magnificent this plugin delivered but it exceed my expectations.

Do take a careful look at the example video URL format provided. If you want to use the carousel for videos.

Researching others including paid options offering numerous bells and whistles just didn’t deliver but this plugin did.

Well done.

Great Plug In that WORKS!

I have been struggling for days to find a carousel that works! This one does! Thank you! I especially like the fact that you can scroll it with your finger.

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Contributors & Developers

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



version 1.7.2 – 2017-04-07

  • New – Structured data generator using JSON-LD format for Product Carousel and Gallery Image Carousel.

version 1.7.1 – 2017-04-05

  • New – WooCommerce 3.0.0 compatibility
  • Fixed – get_product() has been replaced with wc_get_product()
  • Fixed – get_rating_html() has been replaced with wc_get_rating_html()
  • Fixed – Fixed id was called incorrectly (Product properties should not be accessed directly) notice.

version 1.7.0 – 2017-03-12

  • Added – WooCommerce Product carousel.
  • Added – WooCommerce Product Quick View button.
  • Added – WooCommerce Product wishlist button (Required YITH WooCommerce Wishlist).
  • Added – Unlimited colors for Product button and title.
  • Added – Lightbox support for images carousel.

version 1.6.3 – 2017-01-31

  • Added – Added title option for carousel slider widget.
  • Tweak – Tweak at post carousel admin interface.
  • Tweak – Added new carousel_slider_load_scripts filter hook for modifying scripts load conditions.
  • And some other tweak for coding improvement.

version 1.6.2 – 2017-01-27

  • Fixed – Removed PHP trait to add support to PHP 5.3 as some users still use PHP 5.3
  • Fixed – Fixed issue to make all carousel slider type to Image Carousel on activation.

version 1.6.1 – 2017-01-12

  • Added – Show posts by Post Categories, Post Tags.
  • Added – Option to choose query type – Latest Posts, Date Range, Post Categories, Post Tags or Specific Posts.
  • Added – Added option to set link target for image carousel when click on image.
  • Fixed – Fixed issue for not saving value from multiple select when no/empty value.
  • Updated – Pre and Next Navigation buttons has been changed by inline SVG images.

version 1.6.0 – 2016-12-22

  • Added – “Link to URL” field at WordPress media uploader for linking carousel image.
  • Added – Video carousel slider with custom height and width.
  • Added – Posts carousel slider supporting Specific posts, Posts per page, Date range query and ordering posts.
  • Added – Images carousel using custom URL with sorting, custom title, custom caption and link to URL features.
  • Added – New breakpoint for Extra Large Desktop Layout
  • Updated – Owl Carousel v2.2.0 javaScript library
  • Shortcode [carousel] and [item] has been deprecated but backup up for previous versions.
  • Documentation enhancement and improvements.

version 1.5.3 – 2016-12-08

  • Fixed – Issue for not saving zero value for margin.

version 1.5.2 – 2016-12-03

  • Added – Added options to show title and caption on carousel item.
  • Added – Lazy Load of images.
  • Added – Support multiple carousel slide at same page.
  • Added – New Carousel Slider Widget to add carousel at widget. Especially helpful for page builder that use widget like “SiteOrigin Page Builder”.
  • Added – New Element added for WPBakery Visual Composer page builder. If you are using WPBakery Visual Composer page.
  • Merged – All CSS styles in on file.

version 1.5.1 – 2016-08-11

  • Version compatibility check and some bug fix.

version 1.5.0 – 2016-02-05

  • Added graphical interface to add carousel
  • Added shortcode attributes ‘inifnity_loop’, ‘autoplay_timeout’, ‘autoplay_speed’, ‘slide_by’, ‘nav_color’, ‘nav_active_color’, ‘margin_right’
  • Removed shortcode ‘carousel_slider’ and ‘all-carousels’
  • Removed shortcode attributes ‘pagination_speed’, ‘rewind_speed’, ‘scroll_per_page’, ‘pagination_numbers’, ‘auto_height’, ‘single_item’

version 1.4.0

  • Added option to add custom image size
  • Added option to link each slide to a URL
  • Added option to open link in the same frame as it was clicked or in a new window or tab.
  • Added feature to add multiple slider at page, post or theme by custom post category slug
  • Re-write with Object-oriented programming (OOP)

version 1.3.0

  • Tested with WordPress version 4.1

version 1.2.0

  • Fixed bugs regarding shortcode.
  • Added href=”” to add link to post, page or media
  • Translation ready

version 1.1.0 – 2014-07-15

  • Fixed some bugs.

version 1.0.0 – 2014-06-30

  • Initial release.