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Post Carousel

This block provides options to showcase CPTs with carousel layout. It provides an option to select available post types – posts, pages, media or any CPT you have. It also offers taxonomy controls and predefined controls for every part of the post like Featured Image, Excerpt, Author etc.


Key Features –

  • Option to Choose Post type (posts, pages, media, CPT) to display
  • Taxonomy controls like category, tags etc.
  • Total control of the carousel
  • Order posts by title or date
  • Featured image position and size
  • Decide the number of items per page
  • Set columns for desktop and responsive devices
  • Show/ Hide post meta like Author, Date, Comment, Excerpt, Read More Link
  • Color and Typography options for each part of the blog
  • Spacing options for post grid

Choose Post Type and set Taxonomy Controls

Under the General tab, Post Type option allows choosing all available post types – posts, pages, media or any CPT you have. Taxonomy controls allows choosing posts according to categories or tags. Order by option allows ordering posts according to date or alphabetically dependent on the title.


Total control of the carousel

Carousel tab offer options to customize post slider. Available options are –

  • Pause On Hover
  • Autoplay
  • Infinite Loop
  • Transition Speed (ms)
  • Show Arrows & Dots

Featured image position and size

Featured image can be set a at the top of the post content or as a background for the post content. Under the Image tab, Featured image position and size can be managed.


Decide the number of items and columns on responsive

Under the General tab, you get an option to select Number of items that mean number of posts to be shown with the block. You can also choose column number for desktop, tablet, and mobile

Note: To display slider, make sure Number of items are more than Columns. For example if number of columns are N, then Number of items must be N+1 or more.


Show/ Hide post meta

Under the Content tab, the options are available to hide post meta settings like Author, Date, Comment, Excerpt, Read More Link.


Color and Typography options for each part of the blog

Under the Colors tab, the options are available to change color for each part of the post. Similarly under Typography tab, Font Size can be manged for each part of the block.


Spacing options for post grid

Under the Spacing tab, you can control spacing for every part of the blog.


P.S. – For Custom Post Types make sure the show_in_rest parameter is set to true. For both, custom post type and custom taxonomies.

Post Rearrange Options [New]


The Spectra in version 1.20.0 – introduces – Post Rearrange functionality which will also add edit layout option to the Post GridPost Masonry, and Post Carousel blocks too.

Key Points —

  • Added Edit mode to rearrange Post default layout in Post Grid, Post Masonry, and Post Carousel block.
  • Preview Mode – where you can check the rearranged layout
  • You can Save, Cancel and also Reset the block layout

Steps to Rearrange the Post Carousel layout

Step 1: Ensure you are on the Spectra version 1.20.0 and above.

Step 2: Now, on hovering over the Post Carousel options you will notice an pencil or edit icon. This will open a Preview mode that will help change the post carousel layout for the posts.


Step 3: Furthermore, you will find options on clicking on the Product Image, Post Title, Meta, etc and drag option/Move Up-Down button using which you can rearrange the layout.

Step 4: Once the layout is final, you can save the changes it will reflect. If you are unsure about the changes you can simply cancel. Or if you want to go back to the initial styling of the Post Carousel you can click on the Reset Layout option besides the Save and Cancel option.

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