Looking for a tool that helps you create a WordPress image carousel for your photography website?
Whether you are running a design or photographer website to grow your business, you will need some animation to make your site more engaging. Using sliders or image carousels to showcase your photographs will tell a lot about your website, and visitors will love it. However, if you want to sell products, I advise you not to use sliders.
But still, what’s the best tool for creating image carousels? WordPress provides many plugins with various functionalities intended to increase your workflow. If you want to create stunning image carousels in minutes, you can choose Modula, the most user-friendly gallery plugin.
In this article, we will share:
- How to create a WordPress image carousel;
- Steps to follow when creating sliders using Modula;
- Some features that will make your galleries more dynamic;
- And much more.
Table of contents
🛠 Install and activate Modula
Before we start creating the WordPress image carousel, I will teach you how to install and activate a freemium plugin.
Go to your WordPress dashboard and look for the Plugins section. After you find it, click Add New.
Here you will find all WordPress plugins that will make your work easier. In the search bar on the upper right corner, type Modula. Then, press Install Now.
Just wait a couple of seconds and click on Activate. Now, you will find the Modula plugin in your WordPress menu.
You can follow the same procedure for every free WordPress plugin. So far, so good!
🏞 Create a new gallery
Creating galleries with Modula is super easy. Go to Modula icon and click Add New.
I advise you to add a descriptive title to your gallery and then start uploading your image files.
Now, you can design your gallery as you want.
🔲 Create a WordPress image carousel
One of the best things about Modula is creating galleries with various grid types. You can choose between creative, custom, slider, and masonry. Right now, we will use the slider to create a WordPress image carousel. So, scroll down until you find the General Settings. In the Gallery Type box, tick Slider.
From now on, you can customize your image carousel according to your style – add autoplay, arrows, dots, infinite loop, animation speed, numbers of slides to show on a single view, and so on.
➕ Add more customization options
There’s more. If you choose Modula as a gallery builder plugin, you will benefit from more powerful features. You can show your images in a Lightbox, add filterable galleries, image loading effects, thumbnails, hover effects, social sharing buttons, captions, and so on.
However, if you upgrade the Modula plugin to the premium version, your galleries will look more professional. Modula PRO comes with some robust extensions: video, albums, zoom, EXIF, speed up, default, whitelabel, watermark, and much more.
✅ Add WordPress image carousel to your website
Once you are happy with your WordPress image carousel, click Save Gallery.
You will see that it will automatically generate a shortcode. All you have to do now is copy and paste your gallery link into a page or post. Piece of cake!
⭐ Final thoughts
If you ever want to create a photography portfolio with attractive galleries, Modula is your match. As a photographer, designer, or creative, having a professional portfolio is an essential part of your job. Do you want people to call you and offer a job? Well, you know what to do.