Show Off Your Best Images with the New WordPress Image Carousel Gallery

We slipped a little something extra into the Thrive Visual Editor last week. Did you notice?

A real wow-factor feature that will help you impress your visitors.

That’s right, we’ve added a new Image Carousel that you can start using to showcase your stunning images immediately!

If a picture speaks a thousand words, imagine how much more you can communicate with a professional, fully customizable Image Carousel gallery.

Here’s what you need to know...

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Introducing the new Thrive Image Carousel

New feature announcements are some of our most popular posts here on the Thrive Themes blog. We normally bundle lots of new features together into an epic post, like this one, or this one.

You guys seem to love it when we add more and more tools to Thrive Suite.

This month however, we’re focusing on delivering massive improvements to Thrive Apprentice, Project Light Speed, and a super-secret and super-amazing update to Thrive Theme Builder.

Yet even with all this happening, we still managed to squeeze out one more great feature that’s been requested time and time again...

Craig B

Craig B

"Would way rather have a Thrive [carousel] – a nice simple crossfade transition and some simple cuts would go a long way to giving us tools that would be great."

Andras P

Andras P

"Please please please add an image carousel element."

Feng Yin Tseng

Feng Yin Tseng

"Would like to know if I can uninstall FooBox as well?"

(Yes you can, Feng Yin!)

Adrian Iacob

"I ask you if you can feature a photo slider or carousel…"

You’ll find the new Image Carousel right now in the Thrive Visual Editor.

Simply drop an Image Gallery element into the canvas, and look for this brand new Gallery type...

Choosing a gallery type for your WordPress Image Gallery

As a quick recap, here are the 4 Gallery types you can choose from:

  1. Grid - Images are cropped to the same dimensions.
  2. Horizontal Masonry - Images are cropped to the same height.
  3. Vertical Masonry - Images are cropped to the same width.
  4. [NEW!] Carousel - An interactive, sliding gallery with tons of customization options!

And here’s the new Image Carousel in action...

Go on, click through using the arrows, the dots, or even by swiping to the side.

The new Image Carousel is visually stunning, intuitive to use, and endlessly customizable.

In fact, what you see above is only one of many possible configurations possible. You’ll discover the exciting customization options later in this post – but first, let’s explore the why, when and how you’ll want to use the Image Carousel to maximum effect on your website.

What is an Image Carousel?

The new Image Carousel lets you showcase a collection of images in a stylish, interactive way. As you can see from the example above, it lets your visitors follow along a sequence of your best images, set in the order you choose.

Image Carousels are perfect for photography, art, comics, event coverage, and visual project showcases like architecture, fashion and modelling.

Whenever you have a collection of visually stunning images to show off on your WordPress website, the new Image Carousel is there to help.

The Image Carousel gallery type is designed to showcase image content wherever you use the Thrive Visual Editor. It’s perfect for landing pages, your homepage, and blog posts designed in Thrive Architect etc.

It’s not suitable for adding to your theme templates using Thrive Theme Builder, unless you really want the same image gallery featured across multiple pages.

Is it the same as a slider?

I’ve deliberately avoided using the word slider until now, because it’s a web design term that comes with a lot of baggage. Traditionally speaking, sliders are elements that cycle through images, text and calls-to-action, often to maximise above-the-fold screen space.

Companies like sliders because they feel like they’re adding more information to their homepage, and that animation makes their website more professional. Visitors hate them because they obscure information, distract from actual content, and change mid-sentence. We have strong feelings about sliders too.

So let’s be clear here...

The new Image Carousel is for showcasing images only.

It’s not designed for overlayed calls-to-action, dynamic eCommerce product listings, your latest special offers, or anything else. These are not sliding banners. Just images.

Embrace this, and you’ll love the new Image Carousel!

When Should You Use an Image Carousel?

Image Carousels are great to use:

When you have 4 or more images to showcase.

Can you make an Image Carousel with only 3 images? Sure you can. But does it benefit your visitors more than just displaying the images on the page? Probably not.

When you have stunning photographs to showcase.

Image Carousels are all about giving undivided focus to each image in turn. If you have a gallery of gorgeous photos that each deserve a chance to shine, then this gallery type is for you.

When you want to tell a story

Image Carousel galleries show a sequence of images. You choose the order in which the images are displayed, and in doing so, you also craft the story you tell.

This is perfect for emotional transformations, comics, storyboarding, or even just the progression of an event like a wedding or a sports contest.

...and when should you NOT use a carousel?

Just like all tools available in Thrive Suite, the Image Carousel isn’t suitable for every occasion. We recommend considering a different design tool for the following situations...

When you have too few - or too many - images.

If you have just a few images, ask yourself if they’ll be better received by just displaying them on the page without the bells and whistles of an image gallery.

If you have oodles of images, be aware that the Image Carousel requires your visitors to cycle through each one sequentially. At 10+ images, you’ll probably find one of the other Image Gallery types will be more suitable.

When sampling is more important than sequence

If you want your visitors to choose which images to view – pick-and-mix style – then choose a grid or masonry gallery type. If the sequence or order is important, then choose the Image Carousel.

OK, enough chit-chat. Let’s take this new feature for a spin!

Let’s Build a Carousel Gallery

I want to show you how quick and easy it is to create 2 different styles of Image Carousels that could work for your website.

Follow these steps after reading this article and see what you can create.

Image Carousel 1: An eye-catching visual upgrade to a larger element

Carousels don’t have to be feature elements – they can be sub-elements of other great designs.

Take a look at this call-to-action for a photography competition. It has all the standard features of a CTA plus the added improvement of an autoplaying, vibrant collection of images.

It catches the eye and communicates a feeling that standard text simply can’t.

2021 Youth Photo Competition

Get ready to showcase your best photograph of the year for a chance to win one of 5 Panasonic Lumix DC-G100K cameras!

2020 Winners

How to make this Image Carousel

  1. Add a Columns element and set it to show 2 columns, vertical position: middle.
  2. Set the Background Style of the left column to grey.
  3. Add some Text elements and a Button element. Style to match your tastes.
  4. Add an Image Gallery element to the right column with the following settings:
    1. Gallery Type: Carousel
    2. Crop images to fit: Yes
    3. Single image fader: Yes
    4. Infinite sliding: Yes
    5. Autoplay: Yes
  5. Add a Content Box element above the carousel, styled to match your tastes, and give it a negative bottom margin to create a smart, overlapping label.

Image Carousel 2: A gorgeous full-size feature Image Carousel

This example is a more traditional – but no less impressive! – Image Carousel gallery.

Each image is featured in a distraction-free setting, and the visitor is free to navigate through the gallery at their own pace. No autoplay here.

Here I’ve added dots to give a visual clue to how many images are included, and captions to provide additional information to the reader.

How to make this Image Carousel

  1. Add an Image Gallery and choose your images.
    1. Gallery Type: Carousel
    2. Crop images to fit: Yes
    3. Columns: 1
    4. Overlap end images: No
    5. Show Arrows: Yes
    6. Show Dots: Yes
    7. Infinite sliding: Yes
    8. Autoplay: No
  2. Increase the Image Height slider until it looks great.
  3. Customize the dots and arrows if you like.
  4. Click the Edit Design button, select each image in turn, and drag it to achieve the best framing for the crop. When you’re done, click the Done button.

Let’s Explore the Customization Options

The Image Carousel features a huge amount of options for customizing it to fit your website and brand.

Once you’ve loaded a collection of your best images into an Image Carousel, you’ll feel like a kid in a toy shop with so many things to play with!

Let’s run through some of the most important features that you’ll want to familiarize yourself with...

Reordering Images

One of the big strengths of an Image Carousel over other gallery types, is that the order of images can be carefully crafted to communicate a story or emotional journey.

You can easily rearrange the image order at any time, to tell the perfect story to your visitors. It’s as easy as dragging them into the right place:

Reordering images in the image carousel

Simple drag and drop the images into the right order for your WordPress Image Carousel

Image Captions

The Carousel element supports image captions, so you can add a little context to help the reader understand what they’re looking at. Image captions are also the perfect place to add source citations, such as Creative Commons attribution if required.

Not only can you toggle image captions on and off, but you can also fully customize them to look professional and match your brand.

Image captions can be either:

  • Added within the WordPress gallery editor, in which case the captions will be associated globally with a specific image.
  • Added within the Thrive Visual Editor, in which case the captions will be associated only with a single Image Carousel gallery.

This gives you the flexibility to use the same image caption wherever an image is shown on your website, or override this with a custom caption specifically for your Image Carousel.

Customizing the look of your image captions is easy too: just choose the alignment, styling, font, border, shadow, and much more.

Styled WordPress Image Carousel Captions

Arrows and Overlapping End Images

The new Image Carousel comes with fully customizable previous and next buttons to navigate your gallery.

By default, they look like this:

Standard image carousel arrows

... but of course, you’re free to change the arrow color, icon, style and size, until they fit your brand and personality.

Maybe something like this:

Styled Image Carousel arrows

But wait, there’s more!

Maybe you don’t want arrows. Maybe you want to show a preview of the neighboring images in the sequence.

No problem! Just enable the ‘Overlap end images’ option like this:

Overlapping end images on the WordPress image carousel

Overlapped end images give a visual cue that the gallery images can be dragged to move through the sequence.

Dots

These handy pagination ‘dots’ help visitors to see exactly how many images are featured in your Image Carousel. What’s more, by clicking them, your visitors can instantly jump to specific images.

Navigation dots make it easy to cycle through the image carousel

We call them dots because that’s the default look, but they can be any icon you like.

And any color. And any size.

And with any margins, background, borders, shadows, hover effects and more!

If you’ve been with Thrive for any amount of time, you’ll know that if something can be customized, tweaked or personalized, chances are you can do it with the tools in Thrive Suite.

Advanced Image Carousel Behavior

Before you run off to play with your new Image Carousel, I want to share some advanced behavior and customization options that will help you get the most from it.

Choose how many slides to scroll

You can choose how many slides to scroll through with each press of the arrows.

Choosing how many slides to scroll with each click of the carousel arrows

This setting is designed to cycle through multiple images with each press of the navigation arrows.

It doesn’t make much sense to skip images when only one large image is displayed at a time, but it’s a great option if you choose to feature a few images at a time, like this 3-column Image Carousel.

Multiple column image carousel

To Autoplay or not, that is the question

Love it or hate it, we’ve given you the power – nay, the responsibility! – to choose whether to automatically cycle through your image collection.

I recommend against enabling Autoplay by default, unless you have a compelling reason to take control away from your visitors. However, some use cases can benefit from automatic image transitions, so feel free to experiment!

Toggling the Autoplay option does let you set the transition speed, and choose to pause the animation on image focus or hover.

Image carousel autoplay options

The default Autoplay options are already dialled in for most scenarios, but feel free to experiment.

Image cropping

The cropping option allows you to maintain a fixed image aspect, regardless of the original dimensions. It’s much easier to understand just by comparing the examples below.

Without image cropping...

Without cropping, the carousel features differently sized images.

With image cropping...

WordPress image carousel cropping

Don’t stress about which parts of the image are cut off by the cropping – you can easily re-center the important parts for each image so your viewers don’t miss the action.

Professional image effects

Ever wanted sepia tone images?

Or a subtle colored overlay?

Maybe a little opacity?

All the great instance image effects that are available on normal images can now be applied to your Image Carousel. And while that’s kinda cool, what’s even more impressive is combining image effects with hover states!

The classic image gallery hover effect is to show black and white images that magically spring to technicolor life when the visitor hovers their mouse over them.

Image carousel hover image effects

Use this black and white to full color effect to create a professional Image Carousel.

You can do this right now on your website, by following the steps in this tutorial guide.

Set a link URL for each image

This is a neat little feature. Each image can be independently linked to a different destination URL.

Why?

Let’s say you’re selling a visually emotive product or service... like jewellery, fashion, custom furniture, yoga training, or fitness coaching. Something that you can communicate via imagery.

You could use the new Image Carousel to showcase your products, and link each one to a relevant lead generation or sales page.

To add a link, you’ll need to first click the image, and click the “Edit Design” button. Then toggle the “Add link to image” option, and the familiar link options will appear below.

Adding links to Image Carousel images

Each image can be linked independently, giving you full control over your Image Carousel.

What Do You Think of the New Image Carousel?

I can already hear the cogs turning as you think about ways the new Image Carousel can be used on your website. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

If you don’t yet use Thrive Suite, now is the perfect time to join us and build your website using tools just like the one in this blog post. Thrive Suite includes everything you need to start your WordPress-based online business.

 Drop us a comment below and share your thoughts, ideas and questions.

Author: David Lindop

David is a writer who is passionate about ethical and sustainable online marketing. He relaxes by writing fiction, learning foreign languages, and making things out of wood - but probably not all at the same time.

  • Vahn says:

    Thank you for the awesome image carousel gallery. Love the dots which is such a very important detail for our busy visitors.

  • Monja W says:

    Perfect addition! Thanks so much for all you guys do, fantastic feature as usual!

  • John Mondin says:

    How much of an impact does this have on site speed? With the Google Web Vitals update coming soon, I’m hoping that this doesn’t increase the DOM size significantly.

  • Danielius G says:

    I wonder how does Shane feel about this 😀 Yeah, carousel is not a slider, but it’s still geting dangerously close to Shanes “nope, never” territory 😀

    But yeah, it’s a great feature 🙂 I’m happy I will be able to get rid of another plugin and just use Thrive for everything <3

    • David Lindop says:

      Think of this as a way to display a gallery of images like photographs, not as a homepage hero slider.

      I’m sure some people will immediately add it to their homepage of course 🙂

      Out of curiosity, which plugin did this replace?

      • Danielius G says:

        I was using ‘revolution slider’ as a carousel for some of my sites and some other smaller plugins on other pages, can’t remember the names. None of those were any good and all of them were a pain to use, but there was a need to somehow display few photos without taking a lot of vertical space on the page :)) So yeah, I’m glad I will be able to just use Architect instead of tens of random plugins with questionable reputation 😀

      • David Lindop says:

        Brilliant, thanks for sharing!

  • Alex H says:

    Looks great David, can’t wait to try it. I’m wondering if this would be something that could be used as the background setting in a content block or background section? As someone mentioned above, any chance to remove another plug-in is great news!

    • David Lindop says:

      Thanks Alex.

      This doesn’t support background images at the moment. Right now the carousel is an alternative way of displaying an image gallery. I’ll pass this suggestion to our developers.

  • Lysa G says:

    I am SO excited about this new feature!!! Congrats and THANK YOU! One note… on mobile, the images seem to be cut off – as in – the slider shows, but, the image within only featured a 1/3 of the image. Is that a setting issue or a glitch that needs to be ironed out…? Also – is there a lightbox capability in the works so that one could click on an image to bring it fully open…? Still – AWESOME element add!

    • David Lindop says:

      This is due to the cropping on mobile view… I’ve updated the carousel now to better frame the most important parts of the image. Let me know if this helps.

      Great idea about the lightbox, I’ll pass this onto our developers.

      • FENG YIN TSENG says:

        Saw I was mentioned in the post. 🙂

        Yes, I also need that lightbox feature to click open and enlarge the image, then I can replace the FooBox plugin.
        Please refer to the screencast for it – https://d.pr/v/immClm

      • David Lindop says:

        Yes, you’re in the post! 🙂

        +1 for opening in a lightbox, like your video. I’ll pass thie along to our developers.

      • FENG YIN TSENG says:

        It’s time to remove other redundant plugins ????

      • Craig B says:

        Already has a lightbox if you click an image in the grid or masonry – not sure if it allows full screen of the show to cover the whole desktop even if your browser window is a smaller window – I think can configure to 100% width of the parent div

  • Jenny says:

    This is really awesome and will keep me from having to use Smart Slider 3 on some sites. However at the end of the day, clients are the ones requesting sliders with CTAs. There’s really no way around it, and as much as you hate them. 🙂

    • David Lindop says:

      “clients are the ones requesting sliders with CTAs”

      We know, Jenny, we know! It’s not a personal crusade of ours, it’s just that sliders are proven to reduce conversion rates and we’re all about conversion. We may relent one day 🙂 I’m glad you like the new carousel.

  • Simon B says:

    A fantastic new feature that does almost everything we would want it to. Instead of the dots at the bottom can we have image previews like the ones on this screenshot https://www.screencast.com/t/LUssQDS6

    We do marketing for care homes and every website we build has an image slider prominently featured on the home page. Being able to see what the care home is like is really important in peoples decision making. So, we like to show thumbnails of other photos as well as the main one to make it even more attractive so people stay on the page and explore the website.

    I’m sure you’ll agree that this is more enticing than a series of dots, even if they can be matched to the theme colours.

    Other than that it’s brilliant and will save yet another plugin. Keep up the great work! We’ve been using Thrive products for years and use you exclusively across all the websites we build and it’s been a game-changer.

    • David Lindop says:

      Great suggestion on the thumbnail navigation strip, Simon. I love it. I’ll make sure our developers see this.

      • Simon B says:

        Thanks David:-)

  • Faigie says:

    Hi you mentioned new updates coming to thrive apprentice & I’m about to launch a course so was wondering what’s coming

  • Quentin P says:

    Awesome. I can replace the plugin I was using. Thank you.

    • David Lindop says:

      That’s great news. Which plugin can you replace?

  • Erik H says:

    Is there a way I can use that greyscale hover effect for a single image as opposed to a gallery (like if I want a specific image to link to a page)? I’m consistently amazed at what you and the team bring to Thrive Suite.

    • David Lindop says:

      Not at the moment, Erik. The image effects apply to all images in gallery. I’ll pas on your suggestion.

      And thank you for the kind words 🙂

    • David Lindop says:

      Just to follow up on this…

      For normal images that are not part of a gallery, you can add the hover effects to individual images.

      For images in a carousel gallery, you can add the hover effects to all of them at the same time, but not individually.

  • infostllipo says:

    Is there a way to make this full width?

    • David Lindop says:

      Sure, it will fill whatever sized container you place it in. On a full-width content area, the Image Carousel will be wider.

      • infostllipo says:

        Thanks for the response David, is it possible to make a option that’s like the Background Selection element that says “Stretch to fit screen width”? I ask because when I add the carousel it only covers about 3/4th the width of the screen. Thank you!

      • David Lindop says:

        Oh I see what you mean. Like an override toggle that forces full width? That’s a brilliant idea!

        Right now, this isn’t supported. It acts like any other element in that it fills the parent container. But I’ll pass this onto our team for review. Thanks!

      • infostllipo says:

        Thank you David

  • RJ says:

    Can we use this on woocommerce single product page to show case product image?

    Right now product images are not in slider form.

    • David Lindop says:

      This won’t be possible right now, because the Image Carousel isn’t dynamically linked to a source image. It’s designed to be a self-contained, static gallery of pre-selected images.

      I’ll pass this to our WooCommerce team for consideration. Thank you for suggesting it!

  • Govind says:

    Can we load dynamic images or use ACF for this?

    • David Lindop says:

      Hi Govind. The Image Carousel doesn’t support any dynamic image sources at the moment. Thanks for sharing this suggestion however, we’ll consider it for future updates.

    • Hey Govind, can I ask why you want a dynamic input? In what situation would you need a gallery that dynamically loads it’s images?

      • Govind says:

        Dynamic images will help if I create a template for a page where I can pass multiple featured images to the gallery.

        Also, can we have carousals for testimonials as well, I think this is missing & highly used on most webpages?

      • Govind says:

        Also, Dynamic data will help if I want to show images in carousals on the product page template and each product page has different images. here Dyanamic data will help me. If it is static the same images will be visible to all the products since it is added in the template.

      • Bonnie says:

        Well thats easy. WooCommere. That way you could customize a product page.

  • Michelle S says:

    This is great…more interative. I was wondering if this carousel can place feature post images that are filtered either by date or category so there can be a selection of images that are the most recent featured posts or segmented by the post list filters that you already have or does it always have to be manually uploaded and managed that way?

    • David Lindop says:

      Right now, the Image Carousel does not use any dynamic rules. It’s a static, self-contained gallery. However, this is a great suggestion for future… I’ll pass this onto our developers. Thanks for sharing the idea!

    • Hey Michelle, I want to dig a bit further into what you would use this for and why. Since the image carousel is just that- images- I’m not clear on the value to a visitor of showing them your featured images from posts. I assume you’d want the image to link to the post, and perhaps to include text, right?

      In which case, you wouldn’t want an image carousel, you’d be looking for a post-list carousel. Help me understand what value it has for a visitor and what they would do with it, and I’ll log a feature request.

      • Bonnie says:

        Just imagine you want to make a front page like New York Times (as seen on TT Fb page by another member). Add a slider on front page showing news images linked to stories.

  • Michelle S says:

    I seem to be having an issue trying to edit the gallery. Not all of the images appear so I cannot edit the caption. Is this a glitch or is it something I’m not doing correctly.

    • David Lindop says:

      Hi Michelle. Can you describe your exact workflow? We’ll try to help you achieve that.

  • Christensen says:

    Can I use the Image Carousel if my blog is on a Legacy template?

    • David Lindop says:

      Yes, you can use the Image Carousel anywhere you’re using the Thrive Visual Editor, such as thrive Architect.

  • Robert S says:

    A slider? ????

    • David Lindop says:

      😀 No, an image carousel. Does it slide? Yes. But a slider has broader definition in web design, to often include text, CTAs, buttons etc.

      Think of this only as a way to showcase images in a gallery, not as a generic slider.

  • I’d love to see a Testimonial carousel. Is there a way of doing so?

    • David Lindop says:

      There are a number of testimonial templates with slider/carousel functionality in Thrive Ovation, Ludwik.

  • Patrick S says:

    Hi David, I would like it if you answered John Modins question on speed performance issues. The reason being, that’s my question as well. Please answer it and not just say that you’re working on speed overall.
    Does this carousel slow the page down, yes, or no and how much? You had to have tested that aspect.
    Thank you, Patrick

    • Hey Patrick, I’ll take this question. It’s a difficult question to answer because the topic is complex. ‘Yes, or no and how much’ really aren’t adequate answers without first going back to the roots of the topic, and David was right to link to my article about Core Web Vitals.

      There are two aspects to speed in relation to the new gallery- 1: The images you load in your page content. 2: The Javascript that drives the carousel.

      Starting with 1- images: Technically, whenever you add anything to a page, it’ll slow a page down by increasing its size. The most optimized page you’ll ever make will be a blank page, and it won’t rank in Google. Adding images to a page are the biggest culprit for increasing page size, and thus technically decreasing speed. However, SEO experts like Brian Dean and Neil Patel have studied what ranks in Google and unanimously agree that Google love to rank content with a good text-to-image ratio.

      So where do you strike the balance?

      By using images on your page AND keeping the page size small. There are two ways to do this: Image optimization and Lazy Loading. The new Image Carousel supports both. You can change which WordPress image size loads in your Carousel gallery to find the balance between file size and quality. Or select ‘automatic’, and enable the Optimole image optimization settings in Thrive Theme Builder. Once you do that, you’ll have optimized images (compressed and resized) served in your carousel every time.

      The carousel is also lazy loaded. Only once the viewport nears the gallery, then the images are loaded. Images that are off-screen in the carousel will be lazy loaded too, meaning they only load when the user clicks to move the carousel or autoplay scrolls through the images. This defers image loading and minimizes your initial page size, favorable for speed and SEO.

      Image size control, optimization and lazy loading are things we have carefully considered to let people have beautiful galleries with minimal impact to their page size.

      Now on to number 2: Javascript. Every time we add a new feature or element to our software, it grows both our backend editor file size and impacts frontend code assets (CSS and JS) that load on your pages. Years ago when we were less feature rich, that wasn’t a problem. If you read the article on Project Lightspeed again, you’ll see that I explain we are moving to a modular structure for CSS and JS files. That means we’ll break apart our files and only load what’s required. This is a complete restructuring of our code and is not easily done.

      We are not there yet, but we will be delivering our optimizations before Google Core Web Vitals starts taking effect in mid-June. Until we are ready to deploy that update, new features will continue to increase frontend asset size by a small amount (bytes to kilobytes) each time. So yes, we’ve increased asset size as we have been with each new feature, but that will soon be reversed in the coming months. Quite significantly, too.

      Note that we’re only talking about page size here. You asked “How much will it affect speed” – speed is only partially affected by size. Hosting, caching and CDNs play a huge factor in this too. And also note that Google’s Core Web Vitals is not even about speed– it’s about scoring user experience, to which speed is one of many contributing factors.

      I hope that answer is adequate and shows you a bit more about why we chose to go with “We’re working on it” instead.

  • Andras P says:

    Thank you for the feature, finally! 🙂 I was surprised to see my old comment in the blog post 😀

    • David Lindop says:

      We read everything, Andras! 🙂 Glad to have you featured in the post.

      • Andras P says:

        🙂 One little request: People maybe want to see the images in a bigger size, so it would be even better that when you click on an image it would open in a bigger size as a popup, and in this view you could also switch between the images.

        And one bug report: in my editor, changing the “Slides to scroll” option doesn’t change anything, only 1 slide is scrolling always.

      • David Lindop says:

        +1 to the open in a popup/lightbox, thanks Andras.

        If you encounter any unexpected behavior, please submit a support ticket so our team can investigate and advise.

  • Craig B says:

    Hey David – so glad to see Thrive bring this out!
    Originally I had used WOWSlider which was great but wasn’t being supported on WP and was long in the tooth – had to go to NextGen Pro and it seems to work OK with Thrive (not officially supported) but am way happy to be able to go with this!
    Always amazing to see what Thrive does to keep us all humming along! Keep up the great work!

    • David Lindop says:

      Hi Craig! Great to feature you in the post 🙂

      Thanks for sharing your plugin list, this is always helpful to know which plugins our new features replace. Let us know how you get on with the new carousel.

    • Craig B says:

      Been using it for a while and am finding that if I use a grid or masonry and then open to the single image slideshow with arrows I can’t seem to adjust the transition timing (at the moment it’s a cross fade) and onscreen timing – maybe coming in an update soon or I’m missing it – will check again.
      Also seeing a glitch where a few of the images in the slide show are showing up aligned left when they need to be centered – love to have access to this – should be able to get rid of NextGen – thanks!

      • David Lindop says:

        Thanks for taking the carousel for a run, Craig.

        If you come across any unexpected behavior, please drop us a quick support ticket so we can investigate and fix any bugs. We really value your input and real life use cases for new elements.

  • Joe C says:

    Thank God! Now I can stop using other slide/carousel plugins!

    Personally, I think what it does now is enough – work on making it ‘faster’ for page loading.

    It doesn’t need any more features – except maybe make the dots a little bit bigger 😉 – I’ll probably never use the fancy image effects as it is.
    But
    autoplay we WILL use! Thanks for the great work guys.

    • David Lindop says:

      Hi Joe. You can make the dots bigger now. They’re totally customizable… size, style, even icon.

      Out of curiosity, which plugins will this replace for you?

  • Tom says:

    It is an excellent and very useful feature when you have more than one image to display.
    Thank you Thrive Developers and Team

  • Adam says:

    What’s this about?

    “ super-secret and super-amazing update to Thrive Theme Builder.”

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