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How to Build a Carousel Slideshow

MetaSlider users can build a carousel slideshow. In a carousel, there are multiple slides visible in the display at the same time.

This is possible with MetaSlider, and in this guide we’ll show you how it’s done.


How to Build a Carousel Slideshow

In this guide, we’ll use the sample data provided with the MetaSlider plugin.

  • Go to “Quick Start” in your WordPress admin area.
  • On the right side of the screen, choose “Carousel Slideshow”.
  • Click “Create a Slideshow”.
  • Click the “Add Slide” button and add some more images to start your slideshow.
New slideshow with carousel

Look in the right sidebar and choose the width of your slideshow. In this example, I’ve set both the width and the height to be 400px so my image displays will be square. If you do want multiple images to show at the same time, make sure the “Width” is narrower than your container – the space on the website where you want to place this carousel.

Main options for MetaSlider carousel
  • In the “Advanced Settings” area, check the boxes for “100% width” and “Carousel mode”.
  • Click “Save”.
Options for MetaSlider carousel
  • Click the “Preview” button in the toolbar at the top of the screen.
  • You will now see your carousel in action. This is the first draft of your carousel and gives you an idea of what it will look like. When you’re ready, you can click the X in the top-right corner and make some changes.
A preview of a carousel in MetaSlider

It is possible to create a carousel slideshow with any type of slides. In the image below we have created a carousel slideshow with YouTube slides. You can create carousels with Vimeo slides, Layer slides, or anything else that’s available in MetaSlider.

YouTube video slideshow carousel

Carousel Slideshow Settings

Carousel slideshows can use all the normal MetaSlider settings. There is one option that is unique to carousels, which is “Carousel margin”. This control the space between each slider in your slideshow.