The Image Carousel Element allows you to add beautiful image carousels to you website, with a minimum of fuss.
Step 1 – Create a new page or post, or edit an existing one.
Step 2 – Select the container and column you would like to place the image carousel into.
Step 3 – Click on the + Element button at the bottom of the column. Select Image Carousel.
Step 4 – The options on the right hand side are Parent Options, and affect the entire carousel. This is a relatively simple element with some basic styling options, but make sure to view the Image Carousel Element Demo page, to appreciate the different layouts and options on offer. The first two options relate to the images displayed on the carousel. Firstly, you need to select or upload the images you want to use, and then choose their size. The Bulk Image Upload option allows you to add all the carousel images in one go, instead of one at a time from the child options. Simply choose the images you want to add by clicking on Select Images and choosing images already in your Media Library by using the Cmd / Ctrl key, or by uploading and selecting new ones (these will be auto selected). Once you have finished your selections, click Insert into Page. With the fixed size option, a fixed width and height are used, and so, if images chosen have a different aspect ratio, or orientation, they will be cropped, so that all thumbnails have the same size. With the Auto option, the width and height will adjust to each image. For best results using the image carousel, it is recommended that you use images of the same size and orientation, to avoid cropping and unusual layouts.
Step 5 – The remaining parent options are styling options, like the Hover type, whether the carousel should autoplay, the maximum number of columns on the screen, as well as some spacing, scrolling and border options. There is also an option for the individual carousel images to open in a Lightbox.
Step 6 – Once you have set all your Parent Options, you add Child Items on the left. Click the pencil icon to edit the existing item. The Child Item Options Panel appears. In this Element, this is a very simple section, where you can edit each image for the carousel, or add new ones. Each image can link to a url if you wish, and there are options for the image links to open ina new window, and you can add alt text to each image.
Step 7 – If you wish to add additional images to the Image Carousel, you can then duplicate existing, or add new images by clicking on the Clone Item icon, or the + Image button respectively.
Step 8 – Once you have completed adding your images, click Save. You will be returned to the edit page. You can preview the page to view your carousel, and you can always edit the element again to make changes.
Read below for a detailed description of all element options.