Bootstrap Carousel Slider for posts, pages.

The beginnings of programming can be really difficult and we do not always have time to write code from scratch. Recently I searched the Internet for hours to find the right code for bootstrap carousel for wordpress, displaying not only posts but also other pages in the carousel. Finally, I found!

The below code generates a Bootstrap carousel with WordPress posts, pages with your defined tag. For this code the tag in ‘slide‘.


$slides = array();
$args = array( 'tag' => 'slide', 'nopaging'=>true, 'posts_per_page'=>3 );
$slider_query = new WP_Query( $args );
if ( $slider_query->have_posts() ) {
while ( $slider_query->have_posts() ) {
$temp = array();
$thumb_id = get_post_thumbnail_id();
$thumb_url_array = wp_get_attachment_image_src($thumb_id, 'full', true);
$thumb_url = $thumb_url_array[0];
$temp['permalink'] = get_permalink();
$temp['title'] = get_the_title();
$temp['excerpt'] = get_the_excerpt();
$temp['image'] = $thumb_url;
$slides[] = $temp;

<?php if(count($slides) > 0) { ?>

<div id="carousel-example-generic" class="carousel slide" data-ride="carousel">

<ol class="carousel-indicators">
<?php for($i=0;$i<count($slides);$i++) { ?>
<li data-target="#carousel1-indicator" data-slide-to="<?php echo $i ?>" <?php if($i==0) { ?>class="active"<?php } ?>></li>
<?php } ?>

<div class="carousel-inner" role="listbox">
<?php $i=0; foreach($slides as $slide) { extract($slide); ?>
<div class="item <?php if($i == 0) { ?>active<?php } ?>">
<img src="<?php echo $image ?>" alt="<?php echo esc_attr($title); ?>">
<div class="carousel-caption">
<div class="animated fadeInUp">
<h3><a href="<?php echo $permalink; ?>"><?php echo $title; ?></a></h3>
<div class="cap-desc animated fadeInUp">

<?php $i++; } ?>

<a class="left carousel-control" target="_blank" href="#carousel-example-generic" role="button" data-slide="prev"><span class="glyphicon glyphicon-menu-left" aria-hidden="true"></span><span class="sr-only">Previous</span></a>
<a class="right carousel-control" target="_blank" href="#carousel-example-generic" role="button" data-slide="next"><span class="glyphicon glyphicon-menu-right" aria-hidden="true"></span><span class="sr-only">Next</span></a>

<?php } ?>


Save this code in /parts/slider.php

To call slider.php on your front page or wherever you want:

<?php get_template_part('/parts/slider'); ?>


Now add tag slide to posts or pages you want to display in carousel and done! Enjoy ! 🙂

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