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Owl Carousel

Add a carousel to your website. Based on the Owl Carousel, a responsive and fully customizable carousel.

Add a carousel to your website. Based on the Owl Carousel, a responsive and fully customizable carousel.

Special thanks to Bartosz Wojciechowski, Owl Carousel developer.


  • Image slide
  • HTML slide
  • Wordpress Gallery compatible
  • Slide link
  • And of course, all the Owl Carousel options!

How to use

  1. Create a new Category
  2. Create new slides
  3. Include your carousel in any content (post, page, theme...)

You can add your carousel into any post with the following shortcode (or using the custom TinyMCE button):

[owl-carousel] To edit the carousel options (items per slide, auto play...) you just need to add options in the shortcode:

[owl-carousel category="Uncategorized" items="1" autoPlay="true" itemsDesktop="1000,2"] Notice the category option to display items from a specific category and also the itemsDesktop without the brackets (because it's not possible to include brackets within a Wordpress shortcode).

You can also use the default Wordpress gallery like this (you need to enable this feature in the plugin's parameters):

[gallery ids="48,47,46,45,44", items="3"]

If you want to include Owl Carousel in your custom theme, please have a look at the do_shortcode Wordpress function:

You can checkout the available options on the Owl carousel website:

And watch this video tutorial:

Owl Carousel version 2 is coming soon! This plugin will be compatible with the new version as soon as possible.

If you want to keep up to date with this plugin, you can have a look at my blog:

Author Pierre JEHAN
Contributors PierreJehan
Tags carousel, gallery, images, photos, responsive, slider, slideshow
  1. owl-carousel screenshot 1

    Front screenshot

  2. owl-carousel screenshot 2

    Admin screenshot

Extract the zip file and upload the contents to the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation and then activate the plugin from the plugins page.


  • Fix line break in image description (thanks to simplemachines for spotting this bug)
  • Restore original Post Data after custom loop (thanks to pratham2003 for spotting this bug)
  • Add a css class on each carousel (owl-carousel-[category-name])


  • Fix typo with itemsDesktopSmall option (thanks to maxdamage80 for spotting this bug)
  • Change "Carousel Items" to "Carousel Slides"


  • Change default items order in parameters
  • Remove version 0.3 to 0.4 fix for custom taxonomy


  • Fix JS error (jQuery selector)
  • Fix database connection for version update
  • Add new feature: URL link for each slide


  • Fix admin errors due to js enqueue


  • Add lazy load compatibility (special thanks to Alexandre BOURLIER for this feature)
  • Fix custom responsive support
  • Add Carousel column in the admin table
  • Add a new "random" parameter to Owl Carousel (random slide order)


  • Add save_parameter.php file


  • Fix custom category


  • Wordpress gallery support
  • Custom category
  • Fix slide limit

How can I add a link on Owl Carousel slide?

Paste the link in the "Owl Carousel URL" field when you choose the slide picture.

Version 0.5.3

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 10 Dec 2016

Date Added: 27 Jan 2014


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