The Hazel Carousel widget is a first-hand element of the Ultimate Post Kit add-on. This tool helps you make the perfect website by arranging posts into a smart grid formation that has quite a unique layout style.
Let’s have a look at how it works!
Find the Hazel Carousel widget from the widget menu in Elementor page editor and drag it inside your webpage.
The Content tab holds the base settings for the widget and lays the foundation of the layout of the final content. It’s divided into three parts for the Hazel Carousel widget.
Go to Content> Layout
In this section, you can adjust column numbers and item gaps for the posts. You can also change the image size by selecting a mentioned dimension according to your needs.
There is a total number of three content styles available for this widget. The content part consists of mainly a title, author name, & date. However, the author name/date will show up on hover.
Go to Content> Query
Here, you need to define the number of posts shown on the display. The source can be selected from posts, pages, and landing pages. You can show categories, tags, as well as set the order of the posts.
Go to Content> Additional
This section is made with a number of switchers that can be turned on/off to show/hide the specific item on the display. These are for the titles, category, author, and date.
Go to Content> Navigation
The Hazel Carousel widget has a separate section to set up the navigation. It can either be arrows or dots, or both combined. Let’s select arrows and choose an arrow style from over 20 arrow-head styles. Flip on the Hide Arrow on Mobile switcher if needed.
Go to Content> Carousel settings
Lastly, you will get the settings for the carousel animation. The Layout is changeable between Carousel & Coverflow. You can set it to Autoplay mode and put a time value for the autoplay speed.
By turning on the Center Slide switcher, you can make the center post as your post-representative and move the animations centering it. There is a switcher that makes the default cursor into a Grab Cursor whenever you hover over the carousel.
The style tab allows you to change or customize the appearance of the Hazel Carousel content layout. The options include color settings, borders, paddings, etc.
There are several sections on this tab.
Go to Style> Items
There is an Overlay color option at the top. Adding overlay will hide the background image from displaying.
Add borders around the posts including color & radius for both the normal and hover mode. You can use Content Padding for better visuals.
Go to Style> Title
The Title section mainly gives you the option to change the text color, spacing, and typography of the titles. The color option is available for both active & hover modes. There is another switcher called Advanced Style at the bottom.
Turning it on will reveal more options such as background type & color, text-shadow, border, padding, etc. These options will give extra visual effects on the titles.
Go to Style> Author/Date
Of course, each post has an author that will be displayed at the bottom of the post image. However, the author’s name & date can be customized by color & typography through this section.
Go to Style> Category
The category option enables you to customize the category text on top of the content area. Set their color, border, typography and make it more eye-catching.
Go to Style> Navigation
You can customize the navigation pointers in this section. For arrows, you can customize the arrow color, width, border, padding, border-radius, etc. You can increase the arrow size to match your taste.
This section displays different options for different type of navigation system.
Watch this quick video for visual instruction and see the demo page for more examples.