Support » Plugin: Owl Carousel » Great plugin that is now dead, but is still usable!

  • Guys this plugin is great! I use it on all sites, it renders perfectly and scales on all devices. You can swipe it on tablets/phones too.

    It also works perfectly for those of you creating sites that you want google to index correctly.

    The only down side is that it seems the plugin author is no longer updating this release.

    So here’s a quick guide to integrating it in to your site.

    To add the plugin to a page enter the shortcode
    [owl-carousel category="minislider" autoPlay="true"]
    The category is important here as that allows you to setup more than one slider per page, just group them by category.

    Add more options to your shortcode from the list below like this:
    [owl-carousel category="minislider" singleItem="true" items="1" autoPlay="true" navigation="false" pagination="false" slideSpeed="900" paginationSpeed="400"]

    Other options for the shortcode are:

    items 	5 	int 	This variable allows you to set the maximum amount of items displayed at a time with the widest browser width
    itemsDesktop 	[1199,4] 	array 	This allows you to preset the number of slides visible with a particular browser width. The format is [x,y] whereby x=browser width and y=number of slides displayed. For example [1199,4] means that if(window<=1199){ show 4 slides per page} Alternatively use itemsDesktop: false to override these settings. Check my Custom Demo
    itemsDesktopSmall 	[979,3] 	array 	As above.
    itemsTablet 	[768,2] 	array 	As above.
    itemsTabletSmall 	false 	array 	As above. Default value is disabled.
    itemsMobile 	[479,1] 	array 	As above
    itemsCustom 	false 	array 	This allow you to add custom variations of items depending from the width If this option is set, itemsDeskop, itemsDesktopSmall, itemsTablet, itemsMobile etc. are disabled For better preview, order the arrays by screen size, but it's not mandatory Don't forget to include the lowest available screen size, otherwise it will take the default one for screens lower than lowest available.
    [[0, 2], [400, 4], [700, 6], [1000, 8], [1200, 10], [1600, 16]]
    For more information about structure of the internal arrays see itemsDesktop. Check my Custom Demo
    singleItem 	false 	boolean 	Display only one item. See demo
    itemsScaleUp 	false 	boolean 	Option to not stretch items when it is less than the supplied items. See demo
    slideSpeed 	200 	int 	Slide speed in milliseconds
    paginationSpeed 	800 	int 	Pagination speed in milliseconds
    rewindSpeed 	1000 	int 	Rewind speed in milliseconds
    autoPlay 	false 	int/boolean 	Change to any integrer for example autoPlay : 5000 to play every 5 seconds. If you set autoPlay: true default speed will be 5 seconds.
    stopOnHover 	false 	boolean 	Stop autoplay on mouse hover
    navigation 	false 	boolean 	Display "next" and "prev" buttons.
    navigationText 	["prev","next"] 	array 	You can cusomize your own text for navigation. To get empty buttons use navigationText : false. Also HTML can be used here
    rewindNav 	true 	boolean 	Slide to first item. Use rewindSpeed to change animation speed.
    scrollPerPage 	false 	boolean 	Scroll per page not per item. This affect next/prev buttons and mouse/touch dragging.
    pagination 	true 	boolean 	Show pagination.
    paginationNumbers 	false 	boolean 	Show numbers inside pagination buttons
    responsive 	true 	boolean 	You can use Owl Carousel on desktop-only websites too! Just change that to "false" to disable resposive capabilities
    responsiveRefreshRate 	200 	int 	Check window width changes every 200ms for responsive actions
    responsiveBaseWidth 	window 	jQuery selector 	Owl Carousel check window for browser width changes. You can use any other jQuery element to check width changes for example ".owl-demo". Owl will change only if ".owl-demo" get new width.
    baseClass 	"owl-carousel" 	string 	Automaticly added class for base CSS styles. Best not to change it if you don't need to.
    theme 	"owl-theme" 	string 	Default Owl CSS styles for navigation and buttons. Change it to match your own theme
    lazyLoad 	false 	boolean 	Delays loading of images. Images outside of viewport won't be loaded before user scrolls to them. Great for mobile devices to speed up page loadings. IMG need special markup class="lazyOwl" and data-src="your img path". See example.
    lazyFollow 	true 	boolean 	When pagination used, it skips loading the images from pages that got skipped. It only loads the images that get displayed in viewport. If set to false, all images get loaded when pagination used. It is a sub setting of the lazy load function.
    lazyEffect 	"fade" 	boolean / string 	Default is fadeIn on 400ms speed. Use false to remove that effect.
    autoHeight 	false 	boolean 	Add height to owl-wrapper-outer so you can use diffrent heights on slides. Use it only for one item per page setting.
    jsonPath 	false 	string 	Allows you to load directly from a jSon file. The JSON structure you use needs to match the owl JSON structure used here. To use custom JSON structure see jsonSuccess option.
    jsonSuccess 	false 	function 	Success callback for $.getJSON build in into carousel. See demo with custom JSON structure here.
    dragBeforeAnimFinish 	true 	boolean 	Ignore whether a transition is done or not (only dragging).
    mouseDrag 	true 	boolean 	Turn off/on mouse events.
    touchDrag 	true 	boolean 	Turn off/on touch events.
    addClassActive 	false 	boolean 	Add "active" classes on visible items. Works with any numbers of items on screen.
    transitionStyle 	false 	string 	Add CSS3 transition style. Works only with one item on screen. See Demo

    The authors website is no longer loading, so use the wayback archive to view an old version here:

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  • Thank you very much for this list. It saved me today. We should really contact the plugin developer somehow. 😀

    Plugin Author pjehan


    Hi DekiGk,

    I created the plugin for WordPress but I am not the one who created Owl Carousel Javascript library (which this plugin is depending on).
    There is already a discussion about the website being unavailable on the project Github:

    Thread Starter Mk0


    Pleased I could help DekiGk! 🙂

    Hi Pjehan, if you need a host for the plugin let me know 🙂

    Hi pjehan,

    Their website is now back up. Is there something we can do to keep this plugin alive? 😀

    Heads up: I used a slug (category) with dashes, and it didn’t work. I changed it to “minislider”, and the code above worked for me.

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