Jetpack Modules: Carousel
Recently, the term carousel is mostly associated with certain functionality that slides images sequentially over a certain amount of time and may include different effects during transition.
Jetpack carousel can be defined as a lightbox type of software that displays images on a darken background and provides navigation elements to display the images in a certain direction.
Check if Jetpack Carousel module is activated on All Jetpack Modules page (learn how to control jetpack's modules on one page). Click Activate, wait few seconds and then click Configure link:
You'll be redirected to Settings > Media screen where you can select the background color (black/white) and also decide if you want photo metadata (Exif) to be shown:
If you made changes click Save Changes.
To test the module add a new post, insert a gallery within and publish the post.
Click on any image to open the carousel:
The same image on white background:
Below the image is displayed image title, caption, and description. Make sure all these contain an appropriate text.
Visitors may leave their comments from the comment field below the image text.
If you opted to show EXIF metadata it will be displayed in a table at the right-hand side:
If you deselect EXIF metadata option in Settings > Media only the link View full size will be displayed.
- JetPack Carousel is only for displaying images from a standard WordPress gallery. It will not display videos.
- If the active theme is overwriting the gallery shortcode, the carousel will deactivate to not conflict with the theme.
With JetPack Carousel any standard WordPress gallery will provide gorgeous full-screen photo browsing experience with comments and EXIF metadata.