• I’m kind of an “old school” developer who is being dragged kicking and screaming into the world of the Block Editor (Gutenberg). One of my “old school” ideas is only using plugins for massive functionality (think WooCommerce, The Events Calendar, Gravity Forms), and not for things I can easily build myself. (Kind of ironic, since I’ve also developed a handful of plugins myself that don’t follow that rule.)

    Well… a week of fumbling around proved that at least in the new Gutenberg world, this is not something I can build myself, but I was still averse to using a plugin because in most of my past experience, using plugins with a narrow focus like this is that they a) aren’t narrowly focused enough (trying to do too much), or b) they get in the way with too much of their own non-standard, over-designed interface elements.

    I can safely say this plugin does not do any of that. It feels like it’s a core part of Gutenberg… which it should be. I especially love (LOVE!) the fact that you can put any blocks into the carousel. That’s exactly what I wanted/needed. The design is simple, intuitive, and unobtrusive.

    I also really like the fact that in the Block Editor itself, the carousel is just a simple horizontal scrolling block. Very clever way to handle making the content editable and still feel fairly WYSIWYG, vs. trying to actually replicate the carousel functionality somehow on the back end.

    The only problem I ran into was that the previous/next arrows and dot nav were rendering weirdly, but that was my own fault — some of my custom CSS was interfering. Once I adjusted that, everything is perfect.

    If you’re a long-time WordPress theme developer like I am, and you’re resistant to Gutenberg, haven’t learned React, and also are reluctant to start embracing more plugins… don’t be afraid of this one! I just wish I had found this plugin sooner.

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by room34.
    • This topic was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by room34.
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  • Plugin Author Virgildia

    (@virgildia)

    @room34 thank you for your review! My goal is to keep the plugin as simple and intuitive as possible. Please let me know if there are any additional features that you would like to see in future versions.

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