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jQuery Image Carousel for WordPress


jQuery Image Carousel

A WordPress plugin implemented as a shortcode for creating a slideshow right from the posts screen.

View my project on Github

How to use

Using this plugin is as easy as

  1. Upload a bunch of images to a post.
  2. Put the word [carousel] somewhere in the body of the post.
  3. Publish or preview your post.

Change the size of the carousel

You can change the size of the carousel display by passing a size argument.

[carousel size="thumbnail"]

Supported sizes: thumbnail, medium, large, full

Add some effects!

You can change the way images transition by passing an effect argument.

[carousel effect="bouce"]

Please visit this page for a list of supported effects.


  • Default slider with image titles as captions.


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload plugin-name.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Put the word [carousel] somewhere in the body of the post.


My carousel doesn’t work/looks weird/doesn’t load

This may be because your theme doesn’t have the template tags wp_footer() and wp_head(). Both are required for this plugin to work.

What about jQuery?

You don’t have to include a copy of jQuery. If one doesn’t exist, the plugin will load WordPress’s copy.

Contributors & Developers

“jQuery Image Carousel for WordPress” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Added effects!