Carousel Slider Block for Gutenberg


A responsive carousel slider for the Gutenberg editor that supports adding any blocks to slides.


  • Add unlimited slides
  • Add any blocks to the slides
  • Preview the carousel in the editor
  • Responsive and touch enabled


  • Slides per view
  • Slides to scroll at a time
  • Slide speed
  • Slide padding
  • Prev/next arrows
  • Dots navigation
  • Infinite loop sliding
  • Autoplay
  • Responsive settings: slides to show and scroll at given screen size
  • RTL


PHP 5.6+ is recommended, WordPress 5.8+, with Gutenberg active.


Select the Carousel Slider block from the Design category. Click the + button located at the end of the carousel to add slides. Add any block within the slides. Use the horizontal scrollbar to preview the slides in the editor.

You can reorder the slides by using the left and right arrow buttons in the toolbar.

To remove a slide, select the slide and click the three dots right above it. Click the option to remove that slide.

Click the Carousel Block (the block nesting all the slides) to show the carousel settings.


  • Carousel slider
  • Add any blocks to the carousel slides
  • Carousel settings


This plugin provides 2 blocks.

  • Carousel Slider Display a carousel with any blocks in the slides.
  • Slide A single slide within the carousel.


  1. From your WordPress dashboard go to Plugins > Add New.
  2. Search for Carousel Slider Block in the Search Plugins box.
  3. Click Install Now to install the Carousel Slider Block Plugin.
  4. Click Activate to activate the plugin.
  5. Carousel Slider Block will be added to the Design block group in the editor.

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What is Gutenberg?

Gutenberg is the name of the new block based editor introduced in WordPress 5. Gutenberg makes it easy to create content within the editor using blocks.

How do I add a carousel to WordPress?

Select the Carousel Slider block from the Design category.

How do I add a slide to WordPress?

Select the Carousel Slider block. Click the plus button to add slides to the carousel.


30. Mee 2024
Went back to this simple gallery carousel after Modula wouldn’t show carousel after latest updates with theme. I keep having to find new carousels as various updates clash. This was fine. Even if it looks odd (thee clash I think) in my edit area it works on display screen page fine.
18. Mee 2024 1 reply
I haven’t paid the vendor any money to use this simple and easy to use block. I din’t install their site builder, just the block. And it seems to work straight out of the box. I say seems to, because I haven’t used it enough yet. But early indications are; that this is truly free and functional native block.
28. Abrëll 2024
This is a great plugin and exactly what I was looking for, however, I have to agree with the other reviewer that talks about how the styles conflict with Kadence. Right now it seems to be just the arrow styles (like .slick-next:before, .slick-prev:before). You can see the arrow styles being overridden by this plugin when added to a page that is also using the Gallery block (in carousel mode) by Kadence Blocks. I am also disappointed there is not at least one more breakpoint. Hopefully this will be added in the future.
27. Abrëll 2024
Fantastic plugin that adds enormous versatility to my website. It’s simple and easy to use while giving me a huge range of ways to customize my sliders/carousels. Thanks, Virgiliu!
17. Abrëll 2024
Great work on a neat, easy to use plugin. Works well. I’d like to see future versions include options to set the padding between slides with your settings. Also the option to position the nav dots and the arrows. I am currently using CSS to override your defaults (eg put nav dots over the slider instead of under).
6. Abrëll 2024 1 reply
I just installed this plugin for a simple solution to be able to add any type of block into a slider. It’s a very needed feature and really should be a default block in Gutenberg IMO. My compliments to the author on recognizing this need. Unfortunately I found two frustrating issues: Issue 1: If you’re already using other types of sliders that rely upon slick.js, there will be css conflicts. This plugin adds a lot of css directly to the slick selectors (ex. .slick-next). The problem is that this will conflict with any other slider using slick.js by overriding its styles. What has to happen here is that the css for this particular slider needs to be limited solely to this block. I hope that the plugin author reads this and makes the change. The main benefit of the plugin is its simplicity. But this issue with the css is an oversight that should be corrected. Issue 2: I’ve also discovered that this block will not function properly within a default Gutenberg row block or a Kadence Blocks row/section block combination. This is major drawback since using rows/sections is a basic part of using a block editor. I’m using Kadence Blocks and rely upon its row and section blocks for overall design structure. Putting the above issues aside, this is still a very useful block and I hope the author will address these issues I’ve identified.
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“Carousel Slider Block for Gutenberg” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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First release of the plugin.


Fixed lodash issue.


Updates for latest WP Gutenberg version. Fixed editor CSS.


Added autoplay settings.


Improved UI experience by using inner blocks controls. Added RTL option. Removed padding option. Updated slide block icon.


Added block.json. Improved carousel block layout in the editor. Updated slide block icon. Tested for WordPress 5.9.


Eliminated block margin CSS issue in slides.
Changed the style of the “Add slide” button.


Added responsive setting for slides to scroll at a time.


Small CSS improvements in the editor. Updated slick CSS stylesheet handle. Tested on WordPress 6.0.


Fixed error message on Widget Editor screen. Tested on WordPress 6.3.1.


Fixed lodash error with latest WordPress 6.4 update.


Fixed layout issue in rows.
Code refactoring.


Added tag dependency.


Reverted Slick init to working solution – outside the WP block build process.


Update CSS for image block centering.