Carousel lets you display a rotating set of images anywhere on your site with customizable content and effects. Multiple groups of images may be created for use anywhere on your site. Each group can be fully customized.


  1. Carousel Basics
  2. Groups
  3. Adding Images
  4. Settings
  5. FAQs
  6. How Can I Move The Arrows from Overlapping the Carousel
  7. The Carousel container is too large until the pages finishes loading. How do I fix this?
  8. Is it possible to open linked full size images in a lightbox
  9. Can I have emal links INSTEAD of URL links for Carousel?
  10. Customize Carousel
  11. Customize Carousel Dimensions and Placements via CSS.
  12. Replace navigation images with custom images.
  13. Align images between navigation arrows.

Carousel Basics


Carousel has the ability to save multiple groups that can each have different images and settings. The only information required to create a group is a group name.

Adding Images

In order to add images you will need to select a group then adjust the "Slide Image Dimensions" width and height so that the Carousel plugin will know what dimensions it will need to resize the images to.

After saving the desired image dimensions then you can add an image by clicking the "+Add image" button. Carousel uses WordPress's built in media up-loader. This will allow you to either upload new images or select images that you have already added to the media library.

In order to select an image to add from the list of images click the image you'd like to use and then click the "Add Image" button as shown in the image below.


Here is a list of all of the Carousel settings and a description of what each setting controls.

    • Group Title - This setting will allow you to change the title of the group at any time.
    • Carousel orientation and direction - This will change which direction the images slide.
    • Horizontal Alignment - This controls the horizontal alignment of Carousel on a page.
    • Entity width - This option is used to set the width of the entire Carousel container.
    • Images to show at once - This sets a number of images to display at one time. If the entity isn't wide enough to show all of the images then it will hide any images that extend outside that width.
    • Scroll duration - This determines how long the scroll transition will last in milliseconds.
    • Pause duration - This is the amount of time that Carousel will pause in between each automatic transition.
    • Start delay - The amount of time after the page loads before a transition will happen.
    • Pause on hover - Option to pause transitions if a visitor hovers their mouse over Carousel.
    • Randomize image order each page load - Option to randomize the order that the images are displayed in each time the page loads.
    • Circular loop - When the carousel transitions to the end of the images it automatically transitions back to the beginning image.
    • Infinite - Set whether carousel infinitely loops through the images continuously transitioning through them.
    • Display navigation - Option to display buttons that allow visitors to manually control the transitions.
    • Display pagination - Option to display pagination for each of the transitions below the Carousel.


How Can I Move the Arrows from Overlapping the Carousel?

The CSS styling below can be added to your theme's style.css. Adjust the -60 and -70 pixel values as needed.

To apply the change to all Carousels:

a.pb_carousel_default_prev {
   left: -60px !important;
a.pb_carousel_default_next {
   right: -70px !important;

To apply the change to an individual Carousel (replace the 1 with the specific entity you want to style):

#pb_carousel_prev-1 {
   left: -60px !important;
#pb_carousel_next-1 {
   right: -70px !important;

The Carousel Container is too large until the pages finish loading. How do I fix this?

The CSS styling below will cap the height of the Carousel so that overflowing content will not show before the page is done loading. Change the 75 to your desired height:

#pb_carousel-1 {
   height: 75px;
   overflow: hidden;

Is it possible to open linked full-size images in a lightbox?

Yes. Use Auto Thickbox plugin.

Can I have email links INSTEAD of URL links for Carousel?

You may want your Carousel images (or certain groups/images) to be email links, so that people can send emails. That is easily done by putting the following (changing to YOUR email) in the LINK field for the Carousel image in question:

That's it! Now your Carousel image will be an email mailto link.

Customize Carousel

Customize Carousel Dimensions and Placements via CSS.

Sometimes, Carousel shows everything properly BUT your image dimensions may result in more or fewer images being shown. This can be fixed by selecting the proper size or number of images.

You can also customize the entire Carousel Display via CSS. The following CSS code template can be used to customized to your own needs. You need to add this css to your theme's css file at the very end.

    • Remember: the following will change the styling for ALL Carousels on your site EXCEPT the first #pb_carousel-1 part, which (only that part) will work only on the 1st Carousel (Carousel whose shortcode is 1).
#pb_carousel-1 { /* Controls the actual Carousel in question. In this example, it is Carousel 1. You can find the Carousel number in the shortcode in your Carousel admin panel */
     left: 90px ! important;
     width: 960px ! important;

.pb_carousel_default { /* Controls the width of the actual Carousel - this is usually always changed, if you want, with the actual Carousel */
     width: 960px ! important;

.caroufredsel_wrapper #pb_carousel-1 { /* controls the entire Carousel wrapper */
     width: 960px ! important;

#pb_carousel_prev-1 { /* controls the Carousel's previous left button */
     left: 30px;
     top: 65px;

#pb_carousel_next-1 { /* controls the Carousel's next right button */
     right: 30px;
     top: 65px;
#pb_carousel_pag-1 { /* controls the Carousel's bottom navigational buttons */
margin-top: 10px !important;

Replace navigation images with custom images.

You can replace the navigational images with any custom image by changing the Sprite image in the carousel/layouts/default folder.

Align Images Between Navigation Arrows.

You can align the images between the navigation arrows by adding the following CSS styling, customized to your needs, at the very end of your theme's css file:

#post-102 .caroufredsel_wrapper 
/* the #post-102 part makes it apply this setting ONLY to the Carousel on the post whose id is 102. Change it to meet your needs OR remove it completely. 
Play with the "left" value of 11 also. This tells the Carousel to push the images 11 pixels to the right (from the left). */
left: 11px;
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