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Brand New Image Carousel Addon Arrives in SP Page Builder Pro v3.6.4

14 November 2019
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Brand New Image Carousel Addon Arrives in SP Page Builder Pro v3.6.4

“A tool is as good as the hand wilding it” - a quote from Kevin Sands. Rather, we believe, a person is as powerful as the tool allows it. Therefore, we are on a mission to provide you with the best page building tool that you deserve. To empower you to create mind-blowing web pages. SP Page Builder Pro comes with yet another update that presents the brand new Image Carousel addon. We’ll see what you can do with this amazing addon in a later section. But first, let’s have a brief look at the improvements that are coming with today’s update.

Full changelog of SP Page Builder 3.6.4 Pro

  • New: Introduced the Image Carousel addon
  • New: Added 4 new carousel blocks to block collection
  • Fix: Frontend edit 404 issue with sh404SEF
  • Fix: reCAPTCHA issue on Form Builder & Contact Form addons
  • Fix: Page fluctuation issue at interaction first-load
  • Fix: Context menu positioning issue

All New Image Carousel Addon for a Neat Showcasing

Carousels are a tricky thing, it’s very likely to confuse them with sliders. Some people refer to the relation between them as “tomayto, tomahto”, others just don’t care. However, there’s a slight fundamental difference. Although it can’t be defined with words, the difference is visible to the eyes. They both display a collection of images but the difference lies in the versatility of content. Sliders let you animate a wide variety of content altogether which results in cluttering the display. It’s like bringing a gun to a knife-fight.

You get 4 layouts in the Image Carousel addon

The Image Carousel addon came to birth from this idea. To empower you what you need for creating a stylish image carousel, we have introduced the Image Carousel addon. It lets you showcase a clean, neat and aesthetic presentation of your products/features sections/portfolio showcasing. Image Carousel is the sharpest tool to highlight a collection of images.

These are the amazing features you get in Image Carousel 

Single Item: Focusing on one particular element grabs the users’ attention to that item. Therefore, to highlight one thing at a time, single item showcasing is the best way to do it. This puts the spotlight on the particular item that is currently showing.

Brand New Image Carousel Addon Arrives in SP Page Builder Pro

Multiple Items: Use this when you want to make your visitors hooked on certain products that you have put on display. Three layouts of the addon out of four, lets you showcase multiple items.

Brand New Image Carousel Addon Arrives in SP Page Builder Pro

Height Adjustment: We know the viewport varies for different screen/device types forcing the element sizes to shrink according to screens. Thus, we have introduced the freedom to control the height of any element regardless of the device type.

Gutter Control: To keep the screen clutter-free, it is important to put a gap in between the images. The “Item Gutter” function lets you control the empty space between images as you seem fit.

Brand New Image Carousel Addon Arrives in SP Page Builder Pro

Responsive Display: The Image Carousel addon gives you full control over the items you want to show. You can define the number of items to be displayed on different device types. Firstly, choose the device type, then define the “Number of Items to Show”.

Center Mode: The Center Mode option is available in two layouts of the Image Carousel addon to highlight the center image. The Center Mode Padding function lets you define the adjacent padding area.

Brand New Image Carousel Addon Arrives in SP Page Builder Pro

Swipe Enabled: The carousel items in the Image Carousel addon supports desktop mouse dragging. Also, in touch screens, users can swipe through images.

Autoplay and Animation Control: Since the whole point of carousels is to showcase images. We found it essential that you have complete control over display animations. You should have control over whether you want to autopay the images and how fast or slow you want to showcase them. You can also define the interval time.

Controller Styling: You get two navigation controllers with the Image Carousel addon. Both Arrow Controller and Image Controller come with rich styling options. You can customize the styling in normal and hover states for the Arrow controller. And the Bullet controller lets you change the styling for the normal and active states.

Brand New Image Carousel Addon Arrives in SP Page Builder Pro

Controller Positioning: The addon not only lets you style the controllers in your own way, but also you can change the positioning of the controllers to the area you seem fit. Both Arrow and Bullet controllers give you this freedom.

Brand New Image Carousel Addon Arrives in SP Page Builder Pro

Text Content: Sometimes it’s crucial to add text content to images so that you can convey your message related to those contents. The Image Carousel addon not only presents you with the ability to add text content to images, you can also apply the styling the way you want to.

Brand New Image Carousel Addon Arrives in SP Page Builder Pro

Gradient Overlay: Your amazing skills are not limited to the options stated above. You can take them a step further with the Overlay styling option. You can apply gradient overlay to the images used in the carousel.

4 More Blocks Added to the Collection

Brand New Image Carousel Addon Arrives in SP Page Builder Pro

To boost your development speed and get you the rhythm that makes a great designer, we have added 4 brand new blocks to the block collection. With this addition, the total number of blocks available on SP Page Builder goes up to 160. These 4 new blocks show the use cases of the Image Carousel addon, and can be found under the Image Carousel category. Browse to Blocks and choose Image Carousel category to access these ready-made sections.

More Improvements 

Today’s update also brings a few notable fixes. One of them addresses the bug for the users of sh404SERF. The extension resulted in a broken URL while editing in frontend mode. This has been fixed. The reCAPTCHA issue with the Form Builder & Contact Form addons has been taken care of as well. Most importantly, the issue that caused fluctuation at first loading of an interaction-applied page has been addressed.

SP Page Builder v3.6.4 is not just a regular update. We have put in a tremendous amount of work as always in improving the tool to make it even better than what it was yesterday. We will constantly keep on working and will keep introducing amazing addons like “Image Carousel” that will make you a better developer, even a better designer. Let’s grow together.

Also, don’t forget to share your thoughts with us down in the comments below. 

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claudevips
4 years ago
Do you accept article images (Articles as source?) Or only for separate image files?
Al Mamun
Al Mamun
4 years ago
Only image, for article we already have the "Article Scroller" addon.
Chris
Chris
4 years ago
Here's hoping we can make the entire image a clickable link, got a client asking for this and I can't do it with any existing SPPB add-on :)

Off to look :)
Chris
Chris
4 years ago
Shame, unless I'm missing it, we still can't make the actual image of each Item into a link and clickable...
Al Mamun
Al Mamun
4 years ago
Thanks for suggestion, whole image not clickable we can add that in other update.
Chris
Chris
4 years ago
Excellent :)

There's a template provider who also has downloadable addons for PageBuilder...let's just say that one of those addons allows exactly this, as I've just tried it. I'd rather stay 100% native with your solutions though :)
Saifur Rahman
Saifur Rahman
4 years ago
We are thankful to have someone like you. Thanks for being a part of the JoomShaper family.
MZ
Mr Zen
4 years ago
I like the new addon. I agree with previous comments about making the image clickable.

What would be amazing if you can allow for the image to popup a larger image in a lightbox when clicked. Kind of like the Image Gallery addon, but in this carousel format. I find myself constantly needing that functionality, but unable to do it in pagebuilder.
Al Mamun
Al Mamun
4 years ago
Thanks for comment. About clickable image we can add that in future update. But don't know use case of carousel with popup, may be it is my knowledge limitation. Can you please share the use case? So that, we will think about the feature.
Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski
4 years ago
Now you can do title and subtitle clickable, just add simple Images should clickable in the next update.
O
ottoff
4 years ago
A very useful addition. this was sorely lacking in sppb. Thanks!
Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski
4 years ago
Thanks, more improvements & fixes soon.
EM
Elmir Mustafic
4 years ago
Hmmm it doesn't adjust width of images based on height? it just creates all images same width and height and crop them. I'd like it like this: http://prntscr.com/pwz9ko
Al Mamun
Al Mamun
4 years ago
In this moment variable width is not possible. We will think about it. Thanks.
Dmitry Goncharov
Dmitry Goncharov
4 years ago
This carousel is undoubtedly a cool update. Already now want something greater from it. For example as in the addon TABLE. Ability to insert any addon into the element.
Al Mamun
Al Mamun
4 years ago
Thanks, this addon purpose different so we named it "Image Carousel". Inserting all addon will be messy so we skip it.
A
Aximmetry
4 years ago
Great addon. Two things would be important:
The carousel image does not retain its original aspect ratio in tablet and mobile views, which leads to distortions; For example:
.sppb-carousel-extended-item img {
width: 100%;
object-fit: fill;
height: auto;
}
In addition to the clickability problem, perhaps the color adjustment of the text to be displayed would be important!
Al Mamun
Al Mamun
4 years ago
Thanks, our main script still not support variable width so we need to fit the image with main
width. Also we will bring image clickable option in future update.
MD
MW Dev
4 years ago
Nice addition, but I really wish with this and the slideshow addon that you add the ability to disable slides (toggle on/off) versus delete / recreate. Again, any time you need to run a sale or promotions etc.

Al Mamun
Al Mamun
4 years ago
Thanks for suggestion, we will think about the feature.
N
Nait
4 years ago
Nice addon.

How about the still unsolved media path?
Al Mamun
Al Mamun
4 years ago
Thanks, Please wait for another update. As I told you that within two update this is first update wait for second one.
N
Nait
4 years ago
Thanks, looking forward.
C
Carlos
4 years ago
Hello Joomshaper Team, is possible insert a tabs addon inside an accordion anda viceversa with SP Page Builder?
Thanks for your reply.
Al Mamun
Al Mamun
4 years ago
That is not possible, you will get weird behaviour of the addon.
M
mxuper
4 years ago
Hello, how to change the position of the Description on the image? For example below or above.
Saifur Rahman
Saifur Rahman
4 years ago
If you want to achieve that with Image Carousel addon, you need to write custom CSS for that. But, you can use the Slider addon, to achieve this you need to remove the Slider background and adjust the height according to your need.
K
Kiwiwebs
4 years ago
Hi there. Can I ask which slider option you recommend I use to have the text underneath the image please?

I have spend most of the afternoon trying the different slider add-ons to achieve the effect without success. I got close with the team carousel and had the effect I wanted, but there was no option to make the image or the text a link.

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