Posts Carousel

In the Posts Carousel module, a set of posts or pages is displayed as a single row of posts in either Grid layout (with post title and info underneath the featured image) or Gallery view (with post title and info replacing the featured image on mouseover), as shown in the following screenshots of the two layouts.

Autoplay, looping of the posts, and navigation icons (dots, arrows) are all optional.

Tip

Not sure which Posts module to use? See the comparison article.

Slider tab

SectionFieldDescription
 LayoutGrid displays the post title and post info below the featured image. Gallery displays the featured image, with post title and info replacing the featured image on mouseover. In Grid layout, you can hide the featured image on the Layout tab, with the result that the post info displays where the image normally appears. Gallery layout does not have the option to hide the featured image, since the result would be the same as for Grid layout.
 Auto playIf Yes, the display moves through the posts automatically, unless the user intervenes by clicking on the dots or arrows or moving the cursor over one of the posts. If No, there is no animation and user must use the navigational aids.
 DelayNumber of seconds each post is displayed. This setting is used only if Auto play is enabled.
 LoopIf Yes, the list of posts is displayed in a repeating continuous carousel. If No, the list of posts ends when the last post is reached. This behavior occurs whether autoplay is enabled or not.
 Transition speedWhen autoplay is enabled, the speed in seconds at which one slide moves to the next when the Delay time has finished.
 Number of postsMaximum number of posts to display. Which posts are selected depends on the filters set on the Content tab.
 Number of slides to move at a timeAdvances the display of posts or pages forward by the number in this field. By default the value is 1.
Slider controlsShow dotsIf Yes, a set of horizontal dots is displayed at the bottom of the carousel. The number of dots equals the Number of posts value, and one dot is highlighted to indicate which post in the sequence is being displayed. Visitors can manually change the display by clicking one of the dots.
 Show arrowsIf Yes, a left and right arrow is displayed on either side of the post list so user can move ahead or back manually. You can style the arrow color, background color, and background shape on the Style tab.

Layout tab

SectionFieldDescription
PostsPost max widthDetermines the maximum width of each post in the list. Depending on display width of the browser, a larger max width means larger featured images and fewer items visible in the carousel row. As browser width decreases, the display decreases to a single item and eventually the idth of that single item decreases.
 Post spacingNumber of pixels between posts in the list.
 Equalize column heights(Grid layout only) If set to Yes, the border around every post is the same size.
 Post hover transition(Gallery layout only) The type of animation when the post title and post info replace the featured image on mouseover.
Featured imageImage(Grid layout only) Show or hide the featured image.
 SizeWhich size image from the WordPress Media Library to use.
Note: The image will always be sized to fit the post max width, so this setting affects image resolution rather than the actual size of the image on the page. This setting doesn't change the amount of crop. Increasing mage size increases the size of the file loaded, which can affect page load time.
 CropCrops the featured image to a particular shape. Note that this may cut out some parts of the image.
Icons (Gallery layout only)Use icon for postsChoose Yes to display an icon on the line above or below the text when the post title and post info are displayed on mouseover.
 Post icon(Appears when Post icon is set to Yes for Gallery layout)
Choose the icon to be displayed.
 Post icon position(Appears when Post icon is set to Yes for Gallery layout)
Choose whether the icon appears above or below the post title and post info.
 Post icon size(Appears when Post icon is set to Yes for Gallery layout)
Specify icon size in pixels.
Post infoAuthorShow or hide the post author.
 DateShow or hide the post date.
 Date format(Appears when Date is set to Show )
Select Default to use the WordPress date format specified in Settings > General or override the default with a specific date format.
 CommentsShow or hide the number of comments.
Content (Grid layout only)ContentShow or hide post content. If set to Yes, the entire post excerpt is displayed, if the post has content in the Excerpt field. If there's no excerpt, the WordPress default of the first 55 words of the post content is displayed, with an ellipsis of three dots at the end to show there is more content.
 More linkShow or hide the Read more link after the post content.
If set to Show, you can also customize the default Read more text.
 More link textCustomize the default Read more text.

Style tab

SectionFieldDescription
ColorsText colorColor of any unlinked text in the post title, post info, and post content.
 Link colorColor of any linked text, including the post title, author, number of comments, and the Read More link.
 Link hover colorColor of the link when the cursor hovers over it.
 Text background colorColor of the text background.
 Post icon colorIf you set an icon for a Gallery layout, you can set the post icon color here.
 Text background opacityOpacity of the text background color.
Nav arrows (Only when Show arrows is set to Yes on the Slider tab)Arrows background colorSets the color of a circle or square background behind the navigation arrows. When no color is set, there is no background circle or square.
 Arrows background styleWhen Arrows background color is set, this option sets the arrow background to a circle or a square.
 Arrows colorSets the color of the arrows themselves.

Content tab

SectionFieldDescription
 SourceMain query or custom query. The default for a standard Beaver Builder layout is Custom query, which enables all the other fields on this tab.
In Beaver Themer, the default is Main query, because normally for a Themer layout you want the query for posts to be based on whatever archive page the query is created for.
Custom queryPost typeChoose pages, posts, or a custom post type, such as WooCommerce Products or a custom post type that you create yourself.
 OrderDescending or ascending, and whether it is by date, numerical, or alphabetical depends on the Order by setting.
 Order byThe choices are Author, Comment count, Date, Date last modified, ID, Menu order, Meta value (alphabetic or numeric), Random, Title.
If you display pages in Menu order, you are effectively displaying a menu, with the added ability to display a content summary of the page.
The Meta value option enables ordering by a custom field. If you select either the alphabetic or numeric Meta value option, a Meta key field appears so you can enter the key (meta_key).
 OffsetEnter an integer if you want to skip a certain number of posts in the order specified in the Order setting.
 Exclude current postExcludes the current post from the query. This is useful when you are using the module to create a list of related posts on a single post page.
FilterPosts, Pages, Products, etc.(The label matches the single post name for the Post type you set)
Include or exclude a set of posts, page, products, etc., by title. Start typing a word, and the titles containing that word will be displayed for you to choose. Keep selecting titles until you have the set you want to include or exclude.
 Categories(Hidden when the Post type setting is Pages )
You can include or exclude categories to display. The third setting, Match related categories except, is useful in Singular-type Themer layouts when you want to use the Posts module to display a list of related posts, and you want to display the related posts in a family of categories except for the specific categories that you name.
 Tags(Hidden when the Post type setting is Pages )
You can include or exclude tags to display. The choices are the same as for including or excluding categories.
 AuthorsYou can include or exclude posts or pages by specific authors.

Advanced tab

There are all the usual Advanced tab settings for margins, visibility, animations, and advanced HTML settings.

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