This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

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!