Blocks » Post Carousel Block

The Post Carousel block allows you to pick a set of posts based on category, tags, or author, and display them in a slideshow.

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Inserting a Post Carousel Block

To add a Post Carousel block, click on the + block inserter icon to open the block library and select the Post Carousel block.

Alternatively, you can type /carousel on a new line and press Enter.

For more, visit our detailed instructions on adding blocks.

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Configuring a Post Carousel Block

After inserting the block, you will find a slideshow of your most recent posts. In order to appear in the slideshow, posts must be published and have a featured image set. You can configure the Post Carousel block in the Block Settings.

Configuring the Post Carousel block.
Displaying Your Posts

For a post to be displayed, it must meet the following requirements:

  • The post must be published. Draft posts will not appear.
  • The post must have a featured image.
  • The post must not already be displayed elsewhere on the page, either in another Post Carousel block or a Blog Posts block. A post will only appear once on a page.

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Block Settings

Every block has options in the editor sidebar. If you do not see the sidebar, click the Settings button (the ‘cog’ icon next to the Publish button).

Settings icon button with arrow pointing to it, showing its position at the top of the page next to the Publish button.
The Settings button toggles the block options sidebar.

The Post Carousel block has the following settings:

Display Settings
  • Number of items – controls how many posts will be displayed.
  • Authors – select which authors’ posts will be displayed.
  • Categories – show posts that share a specific category.
  • Tags – show posts that share a specific tag.
Display Settings panel for the Posts Carousel block showing Number of items, Authors, Categories and Tags options.
Slideshow Settings
  • Autoplay – controls whether the Post Carousel automatically switches slides (disabled by default).
Slideshow Settings panel for the Posts Carousel block showing Autoplay options.
Article Meta Settings
  • Show Date – controls whether the post date will be displayed.
  • Show Category – controls whether the post category will be displayed.
  • Show Author – controls whether the post author will be displayed.
  • Show Author Avatar – controls whether the post author’s avatar will be displayed.

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The advanced tab lets you add CSS classes to your block, allowing you to use custom CSS rules and style the block. Learn more.

The advanced section lets you add a CSS class to your block.
The advanced section lets you add a CSS class to your block.


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