Change Image Radius of WordPress Carousel

Question:

I need to change the picture radius value to get a perfect square…how do I have to get this. I am using the skin Simplicity.

Answer:

In Step 3, Options tab, click Skin Options button, then find the following code, and remove the red text:

#amazingcarousel-CAROUSELID .amazingcarousel-image img {
    display: block;
    width: 100%;
    max-width: 100%;
    border: 0;
    margin: 0;
    padding: 0;
    -moz-border-radius: 4px;
    -webkit-border-radius: 4px;
    border-radius: 4px;
    -moz-box-shadow: 0 1px 4px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.2);
    -webkit-box-shadow: 0 1px 4px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.2);
    box-shadow: 0 1px 4px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.2);
}

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

There are 4 steps in this method:

Step 1 - Make sure the keep data option is enabled

In your WordPress backend, goto the left menu Plugin Name (e.g., Wonder Carousel, Wonder Slider, etc) -> Settings, make sure there is an option Keep data when deleting the plugin and the option is checked. The option is checked by default. If your current version is very old, it may not have this option. In this case, do not use this method, use the following second method instead.

Step 2 - Deactivate and delete the old version

In the WordPress backend, goto the left 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.

Step 3 - Install and activate the new version

In the WordPress backend, goto the left menu Plugins -> Add New, click Upload Plugin, select the downloaded new version plugin zip file, install and activate it.

Step 4 - Clear WordPress Caches

  • If you have installed a WordPress js/css minify plugin or WordPress cache plugin for example, Autoptimize, W3 Total Cache, WP Rocket, WP Fastest Cache, WP Super Cache, empty all caches from the plugin.
  • Some web hosts, for example, GoDaddy, WPEngine, SiteGround, 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 you are using a very old version, you may need to use this method to upgrade the plugin. There are 3 steps in this method:

Step 1: Install the new version plugin via FTP

First please extract the new version plugin ZIP file to a folder on your computer, then upload the extracted Plugin folder to the wp-content/plugins folder in your WordPress FTP server.

When a ZIP file is extracted, some unzip software may add a parent folder outside of the Plugin folder. Please make sure you have uploaded the Plugin folder, not its parent folder.

If your WordPress already has an old version installed, make sure to overwrite the existing folder in the server. Or you can delete the old version files first then upload the new version files.

Step 2: Make sure the plugin is activated

In your WordPress backend, left menu, Plugins -> Installed Plugins, find the plugin from the list, make sure the plugin is activated. If it's not, click the Activate link.

Step 3 - Clear WordPress Caches

  • If you have installed a WordPress js/css minify plugin or WordPress cache plugin for example, Autoptimize, W3 Total Cache, WP Rocket, WP Fastest Cache, WP Super Cache, empty all caches from the plugin.
  • Some web hosts, for example, GoDaddy, WPEngine, SiteGround, 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;
}

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