TouchCarousel – Posts Content Slider for WordPress

June 13, 2012

The Touch Carousel WordPress Plugin found on Code Canyon is made by the same developer of the RoyalSlider WordPress Plugin which we reviewed not too long ago.  This plugin includes 4 layouts and 5 beautiful skins, is fully integrated into WordPress and includes the ability to add your very own custom layouts.  It has a wide variety of options some of which include the ability to display posts based on categories, post tags, or custom post type tags.  It also includes the option to change the max number of posts displayed and to change post ordering.  This truly is an incredible and extremely versatile plugin, and well worth the $21 purchase fee.  For those of you not interested in the WordPress plugin, but would still like to use TouchCarousel on your site, they also offer the TouchCarousel jQuery plugin (the same as the WP version minus WP integration) for $10.

For those of you interested in the full list of features they are listed below as well as a demonstration and basic usage video below.   Enjoy!

Back End:

  • Slide any post type (for example Jigoshop/WooCommerce products, or events from Event Calendar plugin)
  • Select what taxonomies to include in carousel (categories, tags, e.t.c.).
  • Select how much posts to display and order them by popularity or date.
  • Display content from post meta custom fields.
  • Create item layout with simple templating system with predefined variables (including list of custom fields for selected post type). View screenshot of available variables in admin.

Front End:

  • Touch navigation for iOS, Android and BlackBerry.
  • Over 20 settings to control layout, speed, slideshow e.t.c.
  • SEO friendly – content is not hidden.
  • Fast CSS3 transitions for supported devices with fallback.
  • Four pre-built layouts and five skins with photoshop files. You can edit them, or create your own.
  • Multiple carousels per page is allowed.
  • Smart auto play – pauses on hover and stops at any user action with carousel.
  • Mouse drag navigation (can be disabled).

Advanced:

  • Complete WordPress multisite support.
  • Carousel can be embedded to page with php function, or shortcode, anywhere you want in your WordPress site.
  • Uses as low number queries to get posts as possible, will not slow your site down.
  • Post featured images are resized using built-in WordPress functions. Thumbnail keyword, or dimensions can be used to get thumbnail in layout template.
  • Fully translatable and localizable.

The Video