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Sponsors Carousel

Plugin Author: Jan Sorgalla

Vallery Henings

May 27, 2019 (modified on October 8, 2019)

Media

Making success in an online business is a big feat. In order to make it online, the website relies heavily on increasing the number of customers.

This obstacle can be overcome by mentioning the sponsors the website has. This helps increase the credibility of the website and brings more customers in.

Another issue here is how to list the sponsors without drawing the attention away from the products and the website itself. This can be done easily with the WordPress plugin Sponsors Carousel.

What is Sponsors Carousel

The name itself is very self-explanatory, but it is worth mentioning that the plugin was inspired by jCarousel, developed by Jan Sorgalla. The plugin enables listing items in a carousel-like mode, giving it an eye-catching and trendy look. This is a very simple yet effective plugin developed to give the most without burdening the admin with a lot of work or the website with many banners and maintenance issues. The plugin provides one block, making it easy to move and settle on the screen.

Features of Sponsors Carousel

After downloading and activating the plugin, the admin is left to configure the settings. The developers kept simplicity in mind, thus the following features are offered:

  • The speed – for setting the speed of the animation; 0 is instant, 10000 is very slow
  • The scroll Amount – for setting how many images should be scrolled in one step; There is also an option to set Auto scroll (this feature can be turned off, set to continuous, slow, medium or fast)
  • WP image size – the plugin offers additional image sizes, but another plugin must be installed to activate this feature. It is important to emphasize that the images will be resized on upload, so after adding new size it is necessary to upload files again or use regenerate plugin
  • Width of Image, Height of Image, Width of Carousel, Distance between images – can all be set separately
  • There is also option to turn on or off the following: Show titles for images, Show controls, Open in a new window, and Default link.
  • Here there is also an option to add your own images (upload files or open from media library)

Before exiting the settings page, the admin must not forget to save changes in order to ensure that the plugin works flawlessly.

How does it work

The plugin can be downloaded here and then uploaded to the WordPress plugins directory. Another option is to download it directly on the admin page. It is necessary to go on the Plugins – Install New, and then simply type Sponsors Carousel in the search bar. The plugin can be activated directly then and there. The whole process takes less than a minute. All that is left is the configuration of the plugin.

Costs, caveats, etc.

This plugin is best suited for any official and website or a private blog. It has a fantastic combination of media uploader, a WordPress gallery, and simple configuration.

Sponsors Carousel is a completely free plugin, and with its 5-star rating, the plugin recommends itself.

This is an excellent way to promote the website by promoting others – which sounds ridiculous. However, the trust entitled by the sponsors to a website is bound to be paid back by the increase of customers, which is the whole point of an online business.