The Alter Carousel widget is a tailor-made element of the Ultimate Post Kit add-on. This tool helps you make the perfect blogging site by displaying posts into a carousel formation.
Let’s have a look at how it works!
Find the Alter 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 three parts for the Alter Carousel widget.
Go to Content> Layout
In this section, you can adjust column numbers and item gaps for the posts of the carousel slider. You can set the height of the post image with the 2nd scrollbar. You can also change the image size by selecting the mentioned dimension according to your needs.
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. These are for the titles, category, avatar, date, etc.
Go to Content> Navigation
The Alter Carousel widget has a separate section to display its navigation. It can either be arrows or dots, or both combined. You can select it from the options. Also, there are two switchers for displaying Dynamic bullets for the dots and a sliding Scrollbar below the posts.
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 of the image sliders.
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 Alter Carousel widget content layout. The options include color settings, borders, paddings, etc.
There are several sections on this tab.
Go to Style> Items
Add borders around the posts with a decent radius and change the background color for both the normal and hover modes. Use the box-shadow option to add a 3D vibe on the post blocks.
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> Text
Change color & typography of the post description as well as adjust the margin from this section.
Go to Style> Author
Of course, each post has an author that will be displayed at the bottom of the post block. However, the author’s name can be customized by color & typography through this section.
Go to Style> Date
Change the text color and typography of the date beside the author info for all posts.
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
Lastly, you can customize the navigation pointers in this section. Notice that there are separate sub-sections for the dots, the scrollbar, and the offset settings.
This section displays different options for different types of navigation systems.