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Dynamic Template Carousel

The Dynamic Template Carousel Widget allows you to design a loop item just like a single template and create a carousel from the template.
 

Before starting to create a Dynamic Template Carousel you will need to make sure you have the Unlimited Elements Pro installed and activated on your WordPress website.

 

Let’s start creating.

Create an Elementor template #

It requires Elementor Pro installed and activated on your WordPress website.

Go to Templates -> Theme Builder -> Single Post -> Click the “Add New” button on the top

Name your template #

Give your template a name and click the  “CREATE TEMPLATE” button

Start your own design #

Close the templates library dialog to start your own design.

Choose a demo post #

Choose a demo post to build your carousel.

Click on the settings icon on the bottom -> Click “Preview Settings” -> Choose a content type and post

Don’t forget to click the “APPLY & PREVIEW” button when you are done.

Design your carousel item #

Drag & drop widgets to design your carousel item using the Elementor editor.  
Once you are done click the “PUBLISH” or “UPDATE” button & exit to the WP dashboard.

You can use the following dynamic single post widgets to create your dynamic template.

  • Post Title
  • Post Excerpt
  • Post Content
  • Featured Image
  • Author Box
  • Post Comments
  • Post Info

You can use advance custom field(ACF) to showcase dynamic contents.

Install Dynamic Template Carousel widget #

Navigate to the “Unlimited Elements” plugin using the WordPress side menu.

Go to the Dynamic Loops category in the Widget Library.

Hover over the Dynamic Template Carousel widget and click install. 

Add Dynamic Template Carousel widget to Elementor page #

Create a new Elementor page or edit and existing page.

Search for Dynamic Template Carousel widget.

Drag the “Dynamic Template Carousel” widget into the page from the widgets panel.

You can use this widget to create a post archive template and product archive template.

Choose your template #

In general settings choose the template that you have created previously to use as a loop item.

Show posts using Items Posts Query #

Navigate to the “Item Posts Query” section in the editor sidebar.
You can now choose different settings to output the templates you want to show on the page inside of your dynamic template carousel.
Customize the template carousel in the content tab and style tab to create the design you want to achieve.

General Settings #

1
Items Item Template

Select the item template to dislpay.

2
Item Source

Select the item source.

  • Posts
  • Products

Carousel Settings #

1
Number of Items

Set the number of items to show in carousel at a time.

2
Autoplay

Turn on/off the autoplay option.

3
Autoplay Hover Pause

Autoplay will pause on hover.

4
Margin Between Items

Set the margin between carousel items.

5
Show Arrows

Show/Hide the navigation arrows.

6
Show Dots

Show/Hide the pagination dots.

7
Autoplay Timeout

Set the time between two autoplays.

8
Transition Speed

Set the transition time in autoplay.

9
Loop

Turn on or off the loop option.

10
Set Active Mode on Mobile

Turn on/off the active mode on mobile.

11
Change On Click

Change the clicked item on item click.

Arrows Settings #

Set the arrow icons of the arrow navigation when turned on.

1
Left Arrow

Choose a icon for Left Arrow

2
Right Arrow

Choose a icon for Right Arrow

Connected Widgets Settings #

1
Enable Remote Connection

Use remote control widgets to create advanced creative layouts.

2
Widget Name for Connection

This name will be used to connect and controls this widget by other widgets.

3
Sync

You can connect two item-based widgets and sync them.

4
Sync Group

Choose the same group for two or more item-based widgets so they can sync together.

Items Post Query Settings #

Select the exact posts you want to show on your dynamic template grid.

1
Posts Source

Choose any of the below options for your post source.

  • Current Query Post
  • Custom Posts
  • Related Posts
  • Manual Selection
2
Post Types

Choose the type of post you want to display.

3
Include By

Include the posts from different options given below

  • Include Sticky Posts
  • Get Only Sticky Posts
  • Author
  • Date
  • Post Parent
  • Post Meta
  • Most Viewed
  • ID's from PHP function
  • ID's from Post Meta
  • ID's from Dynamic Field
4
Include By Terms

Choose specific posts that you would like to include from your selection by adding rules.

  • Include By Terms Relation
  • Include Terms Children
5
Exclude By

Choose specific posts that you would like to exclude from your selection by adding rules.

  • Terms
  • Current Posts
  • Author
  • Post Without Featured Image
  • Posts with current category
  • Posts with current tags
  • Offset
  • Avoid Duplicates
  • ID's from Dynamic Field

To know more about post query setting, please visit our article on Advanced Post Selection

Dynamic Template Carousel Styling #

Every aspect of the widget’s design can be controlled through different styling options. Choose colors that complement the style of your website. You can modify the text, icons, fonts, and layout to make the widget look and work the way you want.

Item Styling #

You can style content padding, background color, border, radius, opacity in normal and active mode.

Nav Arrows Styling #

Style the spacing, positioning, background, size, color, etc. of the nav arrows.

Nav Dots Styling #

Here, you can style the nav dots size, color, spacing, and alignment.

Items Title Styling #

You can style the item title typography, color and can add custom styling.

Usage Examples #

Here are some live use cases for the Dynamic Template Carousel widget.

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