The Ramble Carousel widget is a first-hand element of the Ultimate Post Kit add-on. This tool helps you make the perfect website by rearranging posts into a smart grid formation that has quite a unique layout style.
Let’s have a look at how it works!
Find the Ramble Carousel widget from the widget menu in the 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 five parts for the Ramble Carousel widget.
Go to Content> Layout
In this section, you can adjust column gaps for the posts, set the number of columns, adjust image height and size.
The fun fact is, the carousel will hide the author, post image, & description behind the white wall and will only show the information upon hover. This mini hides & seek game will add a new taste to your post wall using the carousel slider.
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 for the carousel for blogs.
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 for the image sliders. These are for the titles, category, avatar, date, etc.
Go to Content> Navigation
The Ramble 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 for the carousel slider.
By turning on the Center Slide switcher, you can make the center post 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 Ramble Carousel widget 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 for both normal & hover modes. Adding overlay will hide the background image from displaying.
Add borders around the posts including color & radius for both the normal and hover mode. Use the box-shadow option to add a 3D vibe to the post blocks. 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 and typography of the titles. The color option is available for both active & hover modes for the carousel for blogs. 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> Text
Change color & typography of the post description from this section. The text is only visible upon hover.
Go to Style> Author/Date
Of course, each post has an author that will be displayed at the top of the post image sliders. However, the author’s name, image, & date can be customized by color, border, width, size, spacing, & typography through this section.
Go to Style> Category/Date
The Ramble Carousel widget only displays the Author/Date section upon hover on the post grid. On normal mode, you will see the Category/Date section on top of every grid. You can customize it through the section by color, typography, spacing, border, etc.
Go to Style> Read More
The read more button appears on both normal and hover modes. You can change their color for text & background, add border, padding, etc.
Go to Style> Comments
Each post on the Ramble Carousel displays the number of comments of the actual post. You can change the color & typography of the text from this section.
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 types of navigation systems.