Change position of video play button in WordPress carousel

Question:

Is there way to place the play button not in the middle, but in some other place on the video?

Answer:

Yes. In step 3, Options tab, click the Advanced Option button, then enter the following CSS code to the Custom CSS:

.amazingcarousel-play-video {
    background-position: bottom left !important;
}

This will move the play video button to the bottom left.

A demo is as following:

Multiple jQuery loaded in WordPress

Question:

I have a website in progress, I used Wonderplugin for WordPress and as I came across on the development, I cannot get it working.

I already uploaded images and configured everything on WordPress.

I also copied the shortcode to the php page that I am working on. But the carousel does not show up.

Answer:

Normally this problem is because there are multiple jQuery files added to your WordPress.

You can view the HTML source code of your webpage, and check how many jQuery are added in your website.

In Google Chrome, you can view the HTML source code with menu View -> Developer -> View Source, then search text "jquery" in the source code.

There should be only one jQuery in the webpage, which is added by the WordPress system.

Some plugins add their own jQuery to the website, and this is not correct.

A plugin should always use the system installed jQuery, and the js files added from a plugin will be added after the system jQuery.

A jQuery will destroy all other jQuery functions that are added before it. So if a plugin adds its own jQuery, it may destroy other jQuery functions.

To fix the issue:

In the plugin, Setting menu, you can try to check the option "Add slider js scripts to the footer". This option will place the plugin js file to the footer and will fix the problem in most cases.

If the above option is not working, you can try to disable all other plugins and see whether the WonderPlugin works. If it works, you can then enable the plugins one by one, and find the plugin that causes the problem.

If WonderPlugin is still not working after you have disabled all other plugins, then the extra jQuery may have been added manually to the theme or the page, you need to find the code and remove it.

Add weblink in WordPress Carousel content template

Question:

I'm wondering if there is a __LINK__ var or else as there are are for TITLE and DESCRIPTION carrousel item
I'm trying to manage a specific content template and i would like to use such a variable.
Maybe it is available in the last carrousel version ?

Answer:

A macro variable __HREF__ is supported in the latest version 2.2.

For example, you can use the following code in step 3, Options tab, Content template:

<div class="amazingcarousel-image">__IMAGE__</div>
<div class="amazingcarousel-title">__TITLE__</div>
<p class="amazingcarousel-readmore"><a href="__HREF__" target="_blank">Read More</a></p>

A demo with the above template is as following:

Responsive WordPress Carousel

Question:

I am considering purchasing the carousel plugin, and I had a question about functionality. This plugin will only work for me if it can be responsive at multiple breakpoints, and I don't see a setting for that.

What I mean is -- I have it set so that the number of visible items is 4. On wide screens it shows all four items, and there's a breakpoint so that narrow screens only show one item. But there is no in-between -- it goes from one to four, which means that at the medium screen widths, the four items are very squished. I would like to add additional breakpoints so it can go from 1 item, to 2 items, to 3 items, to 4.

Please let me know if this is possible.

Answer:

Please goto https://www.wonderplugin.com/wordpress-carousel/ and download the new version 2.1.

In the new version, step 3, there is a new button "Responsive Options", you can choose the responsive mode "Change the number of visible items according to the container size, keep item size unchanged".

You can also change the number of visible items by using the screen size query.

For example, you can change the default visible items to 4, then use screen query to change it to 3, 2, 1 according to the screen size:

{
  "large": {
    "screenwidth": 960,
    "visibleitems": 3
  },
  "medium": {
    "screenwidth": 800,
    "visibleitems": 2
  },
  "mobile": {
    "screenwidth": 600,
    "visibleitems": 1
  }
}

Please note. The above screen query is a json string, the property name must be wrapped with double quotes.

Responsive WordPress Carousel

How to upgrade to a new version without losing existing work

This is a tutorial for how to upgrade the plugin to a new version manually. You can use this tutorial to upgrade a free or commercial version to its latest version.

There are two methods to upgrade the plugin to its latest version manually:

The First Method:

To upgrade to the latest version without losing your existing work, you can take the following steps:

  1. In your WordPress backend, goto the plugin menu Settings, make sure there is an option "Keep data when deleting the plugin" and the option is checked. The option is checked by default. This option is only available after certain versions. Do not use this method if there is not this option in your plugin. Please use the following second method instead.
  2. In your WordPress backend, goto the menu Plugins -> Installed Plugins, deactivate the plugin and delete it. When deleting the plugin, ignore the warning "Are you sure you wish to delete these files and data" and click the button "Yes, Delete these files and data". This is a standard warning from WordPress.
  3. Install the new version plugin zip file and activate it.
  4. Clear all possible caches:

    • If you have installed a WordPress js/css minify plugin or WordPress cache plugin for example, W3 Total Cache or WP Super Cache, empty all caches from the plugin.
    • Some of the web hosts, for example, GoDaddy, DreamHost, will also cache web files. You need to clear caches of the web hosting before testing. Please contact your web hosting provider and ask about how to clear caches.
    • Clear caches of your web browser before testing.

The Second Method:

If the first method does not work for you, you can use the following method:

  1. Unzip the new version .zip file at local hard disk.
  2. FTP/upload the unzipped folder to your WordPress web server, inside the folder wp-content/plugins/, and overwrite the existing folder with the same name. Please make sure you have overwritten the existing folder. When there is a folder name conflict, some ftp software or file manager will create a duplicated folder rather than overwriting the existing one. In this case, you can delete the existing folder first then upload the new version folder.
  3. Clear all possible caches:

    • If you have installed a WordPress js/css minify plugin or WordPress cache plugin for example, W3 Total Cache or WP Super Cache, empty all caches from the plugin.
    • Some of the web hosts, for example, GoDaddy, DreamHost, will also cache web files. You need to clear caches of the web hosting before testing. Please contact your web hosting provider and ask about how to clear caches.
    • Clear caches of your web browser before testing.

WordPress Carousel on RTL webpage

Question:

I installed the carousel plugin, and everything is fine, apart from the fact the the click on the errows (right and left) doesnt move the carousel...

Answer:

It's because the direction of your webpage is rtl. To fix the problem, you can try to add the following CSS code to your WordPress theme CSS file:

.wonderplugincarousel {
   direction: ltr;
}

Change autoplay seconds of WordPress Carousel

Question:

I am using WonderPlugin Carousel. Also there is no way to change autoplay seconds.. slider is turning too fast for me but I can’t slow it down.

Answer:

In Step 3, Options tab, Advanced Options, enter the following tex to the "Advanced Options" field:

data-interval="8000"

wordpresscarouselautoplay

Add link to WordPress carousel image

Question:

I was considering buying the WordPress carousel plugin. I downloaded the free version, and it won’t allow me to set a URL for the images to redirect to when clicked. The option is greyed out. Is this feature specific to the commercial version, or am I doing something wrong? Thanks!

Answer:

Please uncheck the option "Open current image in Lightbox", then the link and target fields will be enabled.

Wordpress carousel image link

Change font, size and color of carousel thumbnail labels

Question:

We are considering buying your WordPress Carousel plugin but before we do, I need to know that you can change the thumbnail labels globally to a different font/size/colour and also how you go about writing the custom CSS, i.e. list of ids and classnames.

Answer:

We don't have a list of ids and classnames. You can use Firebug https://getfirebug.com/ or Google Chrome Developer Tools to find out the id or the classname you are interested.

To change font, size and color of the thumbnail labels, you can goto Step 3, Options tab, click Skin CSS button, then change the CSS.