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  • This is exactly what I have been looking for it is nearly but not quite perfect.

    Continuous scroll, easy to add images direct from the media library, images clickable to link to URLs. So a lot to offer.

    HOWEVER unless all of the images are the same size, this plugin will alter the aspect ratio of the image because it seeks to set BOTH height and width rather than just one dimension and then keeping the other at the same aspect ratio as the original image.

    Setting the image height determines the carousel height. The Carousel width is fixed and therefore not suitable (responsive) to different view ports.

    All that said, if you can work with similar sized graphics (constant aspect ratio) and are not concerned about the appearance of small viewports, this plugin does the job well. If I cannot readily find any better, this is the one I will live with!!

    • This topic was modified 9 months, 1 week ago by  townman.
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  • Plugin Author Sergey Panasenko

    (@nitay)

    Hello, townman

    > The Carousel width is fixed and therefore not suitable (responsive) to different view ports.

    Set width of carousel to 0 then carousel will be responsive with width 100% of parent element.

    > HOWEVER unless all of the images are the same size, this plugin will alter the aspect ratio of the image because it seeks to set BOTH height and width rather than just one dimension and then keeping the other at the same aspect ratio as the original image.

    I plan to make option in settings to fix this problem, so see in future versions.

    Hi Sergey,

    Thank you for the prompt reply – width=0 delivering a responsive layout is sweet thank you.

    As I look around for alternatives, one of the really big advantages of this plugin for this purpose over others is the ease of adding images to the carousel. Selecting multiple images from the media library into the carousel is so very intuitive and does not duplicate things. Most of the other plugins I have looked at require each logo / image to be defined as a distinct entity within its own tooling.

    This plugin setup page presents all images in a table allowing easy entry of linking URLs. Usability is excellent, it is just a shame about the image distortion. It is a pity that the plugin does not allow the specification of the carousel height and then allow the graphics to self resize within the container.

    However … I have hacked the style sheet CSS in my local CSS file…

    #sponsors_carousel-0 img {
    width:auto !important;
    height:100% !important;
    }

    Width ensures that the width is scaled by the same scaling applied to the height.
    Height ensures that the image only fills the height of the container – the image height being set the same as the container results in the bottom of the image being cropped.

    This hack turns this into a 5* plugin – simple to use (particularly selecting the images) and it looks smart.

    See the result here – https://cheshire.camra.org.uk/beerfest/scratch-board/ – along side some other plugins I have tested.

    There is some variance in scroll speed associated with the width of the image and as the move left they twitch a little as the height is reduced slightly.

    • This reply was modified 9 months, 1 week ago by  townman.

    Feedback: Cannot select (to copy / replace) the text of a link in the image list.

    Suggestion: Having removed the height of the carousel being implied by the image height, it would be cool to be able to use the same carousel settings but with a different height – for example:-

    [sponsors_carousel] follows the settings
    [sponsors_carousel height=200px] allows the height to be over ridden

    With the CSS hack above, the images will automatically fill the new height of the container.

    At present it would be necessary to duplicate the whole of the carousel just to specify a different height.

    • This reply was modified 9 months, 1 week ago by  townman.
    Plugin Author Sergey Panasenko

    (@nitay)

    Hello,

    > it is just a shame about the image distortion.

    I added WP image size chooser and allow width=0 and height=0 for set image sizes by this parameter. This plugin allow set any size and crop.

    > Cannot select (to copy / replace) the text of a link in the image list.

    Can not repeat, please more info.

    > [sponsors_carousel height=200px] allows the height to be over ridden

    It hard for implement, because CSS with image size linked to carousel ID.
    I add carousel copy button to add new carousel with same parameters and images.

    > Cannot select (to copy / replace) the text of a link in the image list.
    Can not repeat, please more info.

    I revisited this – it looks like a browser behaviour issue.

    Using Win10 Edge it is not possible to select the custom link text – click drag-select does nothing, right click select all just moves the cursor.

    Using Google Chrome, right click selects part of the URL (separated by the ://).

    Wonder if (for some odd reason) Edge is firing the onChange event when the content is selected?

    Plugin Author Sergey Panasenko

    (@nitay)

    Oh, I don’t know, I do not use Micro$oft products.

    I understand that many techie people do not, but there are a lot of ordinary folk who do!!

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