How To Add Elementor Advanced Slider with Card Carousel

Welcome back to WebSensePro! In this tutorial, we’re diving into the world of Elementor to create a stunning advanced slider with a card carousel. If you’re an Elementor enthusiast looking to elevate your website with a stylish slider, you’re in the right place. The best part? You won’t need any paid plugins for this. So, let’s jump right into it!

Step 1: Setting up the Layout Structure

  • Start by creating a new page and adding a Flexbox container.
  • Opt for a two-column structure and set the content width to full width for a seamless look.

Step 2: Adding Content and Styling

  • Customize the containers with text, headings, and buttons.
  • Adjust colors, typography, and padding to achieve the desired aesthetic.

Step 3: Implementing the Testimonial Carousel

  • Integrate the testimonial carousel widget into the layout.
  • Configure settings such as slides per view and autoplay to enhance functionality.

Step 4: Transforming the Carousel into a Card Layout

  • Add CSS classes to the container and testimonial carousel to convert it into a card slider.
  • Apply custom CSS code to refine the appearance and spacing.

Step 5: Fine-tuning and Optimization

  • Adjust margins, padding, and overflow settings for a polished finish.
  • Incorporate background slideshows to add visual interest and depth to the slider.

Step 6: Adding Navigation and Indicator

  • Integrate navigation buttons for seamless navigation between slides.
  • Customize the indicator to provide visual cues for slide progression.

Step 7: Final Touches and Preview

  • Preview the slider to ensure smooth transitions and functionality.
  • Make any additional adjustments to perfect the design and user experience.

Conclusion:
Congratulations! You’ve successfully created a stylish advanced slider with a card carousel in Elementor. By following this step-by-step guide, you’ve learned how to leverage Elementor’s capabilities to enhance your website’s visual appeal and engagement. Feel free to explore further customization options and unleash your creativity.

CSS code snippet on Testimonial Carousel Widget:

selector{
    --radius: 8px;
    --height: 320px;
    --active-height: 410px;
    --overlay: 0.75;
}
selector{
    opacity: 0;
    transform: translateX(100px);
    transition: all 0.8s ease-in-out;
}
selector.loaded{
    opacity: 1;
    transform: translateX(0);
}

selector .swiper-wrapper{
    height: var(--active-height);
    align-items: center;
}
selector:not(.loaded) .swiper-wrapper{
    transition-duration: 0s !important;
}
selector .swiper-slide{
    display: flex;
    align-items: flex-end;
    border-radius: var(--radius);
    height: var(--height);
    box-shadow: 0 0 50px rgba(0,0,0,0.15);
}
selector.loaded .swiper-slide{
    transition: all 0.3s ease-in-out 0.2s;
}
selector .swiper-slide.swiper-slide-active{
    height: var(--active-height);
}
selector .swiper-slide:before{
    content: "";
    position: absolute;
    top: 0;
    left: 0;
    background: rgb(0,0,0);
    background: linear-gradient(20deg, rgba(0,0,0,var(--overlay)) 0%, rgba(0,0,0,0) 100%);
    height: 100%;
    width: 100%;
    z-index: 1;
}
selector .elementor-testimonial__footer{
    display: block;
}
selector img{
    position: absolute;
    top: 0;
    left: 0;
    width: 100%;
    height: 100%;
    border-radius: var(--radius);
}
selector .elementor-testimonial__cite{
    z-index: 2;
    position: relative;
}
selector .elementor-testimonial__name{
    margin-bottom: 5px;
}
selector .swiper-pagination,
selector .elementor-swiper-button{
    display: none;
}
selector .swiper-container{
    overflow: hidden;
    margin-left: auto;
    margin-right: auto;
}

@media (max-width: 1024px){
selector{
    --height: 180px;
    --active-height: 250px;
}
}
@media (max-width: 767px){
selector{
    --height: 80px;
    --active-height: 105px;
    width: 100% !important;
    max-width: var(--container-widget-width, 300px) !important;
}
selector .elementor-testimonial__cite{
    opacity: 0;
}
}

JavaScript code snippet for Advanced Slider:

<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.6.0.min.js"></script>

<script>

var $ = jQuery
    
$(document).ready(function(){

$('.as-slider').each(function(){

var $this = $(this),
    currentSlide = 0,
    previousSlide = 0,
    slideNumber = $this.find('.as-side-slider .swiper-slide:not(.swiper-slide-duplicate)').length,
    barHTML = '',
    forward,
    textContainer = $this.find('.as-changing-widget')
   
for(var i=0; i<slideNumber;i++){

    barHTML += `<span class="dot"><span class="dot-number">${i+1}</span></span>`
}

$this.find('.as-bar .dot').remove()
$this.find('.as-bar').append(barHTML)
$this.find('.as-bar .dot').eq(0).addClass('active')
    
textContainer.each(function(){
    var texts = $(this).find('.elementor-widget').eq(0)
    texts.addClass('currentUp')
    $(this).css('--h', texts.height()+'px')
})

setTimeout(function(){
    $this.addClass('loaded')
    if($this.find('.as-side-slider .swiper-container-initialized, .as-side-slider .swiper-initialized').length){
        $this.find('.as-side-slider').addClass('loaded')
    }

    var init = setInterval(function(){
        if($this.find('.as-side-slider .swiper-container-initialized, .as-side-slider .swiper-initialized').length){

            $this.find('.as-side-slider').addClass('loaded')
            clearInterval(init)
        }
    },50)
}, 500)

var bgs = JSON.parse($this.attr('data-settings')).background_slideshow_gallery,
    bgHTML = '<div class="as-slider-background">'

if(bgs){
    bgs.forEach(function(background){
        bgHTML += `<img src="${background.url}"/>`
    })
}
bgHTML += '</div>'

$this.find('.as-slider-background').remove()
$this.prepend(bgHTML)

var backgrounds = $this.find('.as-slider-background img')

backgrounds.eq(0).addClass('currentForward')

setInterval(function(){
    currentSlide = $this.find('.as-side-slider .swiper-slide-active').attr('data-swiper-slide-index')
    if(previousSlide != currentSlide) {

        if( previousSlide < currentSlide ){
            forward = true
        }
        if( previousSlide > currentSlide ){
            forward = false
        }
        if( previousSlide == slideNumber - 1 && currentSlide == 0 ){
            forward = true
        }
        if( previousSlide == 0 && currentSlide == slideNumber - 1 ){
            forward = false
        }
        textContainer.each(function(){
            var texts = $(this).find('.elementor-widget')
            
            $(this).css('--h', texts.eq(currentSlide).height()+'px')
            
            texts.removeClass('prev next currentUp currentDown')
            backgrounds.removeClass('prev currentBackward currentForward')
            
            backgrounds.eq(previousSlide).addClass('prev')
            
            if(forward) {
                texts.eq(previousSlide).addClass('prev')
                texts.eq(currentSlide).addClass('currentUp')
                
                backgrounds.eq(currentSlide).addClass('currentForward')
                
            }else{
                texts.eq(previousSlide).addClass('next')
                texts.eq(currentSlide).addClass('currentDown')

                backgrounds.eq(currentSlide).addClass('currentBackward')
            }
        })
        
        $this.find('.as-bar .dot').removeClass('active')
        $this.find('.as-bar .dot').eq(currentSlide).addClass('active')
    }
    previousSlide = currentSlide
}, 500)

$this.find('.as-bar .dot').on('click', function(){
    
    var index = $(this).index()
    
    $this.find('.as-side-slider .swiper-pagination-bullet').eq(index).trigger('click')
    $this.find('.as-side-slider .swiper-container').trigger('mouseleave')
    
})
$this.find('.as-slider-left').on('click', function(){
    
    $this.find('.as-side-slider .elementor-swiper-button-prev').trigger('click')
    $this.find('.as-side-slider .elementor-swiper').trigger('mouseleave')
})
$this.find('.as-slider-right').on('click', function(){
    
    $this.find('.as-side-slider .elementor-swiper-button-next').trigger('click')
    $this.find('.as-side-slider .elementor-swiper').trigger('mouseleave')
})
$this.find('.as-slider-left a, .as-slider-right a').on('click', function(e){
    
    e.preventDefault()
})

})
})

$(window).on('resize', function(){
    
    
$('.as-slider').each(function(){
    
    var textContainer = $(this).find('.as-changing-widget')
    
    textContainer.each(function(){
        var texts = $(this).find('.elementor-widget.currentUp, .elementor-widget.currentDown')
    
        $(this).css('--h', texts.height()+'px')
    })
})
})

</script>

CSS code snippet for Heading Container:

selector{
    --speed: 0.8s;
    --gap: 40px;
}
selector{
    transition: all 0.3s ease-in-out;
    height: var(--h);
    --height: calc(var(--h) + var(--gap));
}
selector .elementor-widget{
    position: absolute;
    top: 50%;
    transform: translateY(-50%);
}
selector .elementor-widget .elementor-widget-container{
    transform: translateY(calc(-10 * var(--height)));
}
selector .elementor-widget.prev .elementor-widget-container{
    animation: prev var(--speed) ease-in-out;
    transform: translateY(calc(-1 * var(--height)));
}
selector .elementor-widget.next .elementor-widget-container{
    animation: next var(--speed) ease-in-out;
    transform: translateY(var(--height));
}
selector .elementor-widget.currentUp,
selector .elementor-widget.currentDown{
    z-index: 1;
}
selector .elementor-widget.currentUp .elementor-widget-container{
    animation: currentUp var(--speed) ease-in-out;
    transform: translateY(0);
}
selector .elementor-widget.currentDown .elementor-widget-container{
    animation: currentDown var(--speed) ease-in-out;
    transform: translateY(0);
}

@keyframes prev {
  0%   {transform: translateY(0);}
  100%   {transform: translateY(calc(-1 * var(--height)));}
}

@keyframes next {
  0%   {transform: translateY(0);}
  100%   {transform: translateY(var(--height));}
}

@keyframes currentUp {
  0%   {transform: translateY(var(--height));}
  100%   {transform: translateY(0);}
}

@keyframes currentDown {
  0%   {transform: translateY(calc(-1 * var(--height)));}
  100%   {transform: translateY(0);}
}

CSS code snippet for Heading Paragraph and Button Container:

selector{
    --speed: 0.5s;
    --gap: 40px;
}
selector{
    transition: all 0.3s ease-in-out;
    height: var(--h);
    --height: calc(var(--h) + var(--gap));
}
selector .elementor-widget{
    position: absolute;
    top: 50%;
    transform: translateY(-50%);
}
selector .elementor-widget .elementor-widget-container{
    transform: translateY(calc(-10 * var(--height)));
}
selector .elementor-widget.prev .elementor-widget-container{
    animation: prev var(--speed) ease-in-out;
    transform: translateY(calc(-1 * var(--height)));
}
selector .elementor-widget.next .elementor-widget-container{
    animation: next var(--speed) ease-in-out;
    transform: translateY(var(--height));
}
selector .elementor-widget.currentUp,
selector .elementor-widget.currentDown{
    z-index: 1;
}
selector .elementor-widget.currentUp .elementor-widget-container{
    animation: currentUp var(--speed) ease-in-out;
    transform: translateY(0);
}
selector .elementor-widget.currentDown .elementor-widget-container{
    animation: currentDown var(--speed) ease-in-out;
    transform: translateY(0);
}

@keyframes prev {
  0%   {transform: translateY(0);}
  100%   {transform: translateY(calc(-1 * var(--height)));}
}

@keyframes next {
  0%   {transform: translateY(0);}
  100%   {transform: translateY(var(--height));}
}

@keyframes currentUp {
  0%   {transform: translateY(var(--height));}
  100%   {transform: translateY(0);}
}

@keyframes currentDown {
  0%   {transform: translateY(calc(-1 * var(--height)));}
  100%   {transform: translateY(0);}
}

CSS code snippet for Left Indicator (Container):

selector{
    --dot-size: 23px;
    --line-color: #B0B7D04D;
    --dot-color: #B0B7D0;
    --dot-color-active: #B0B7D0;
    color: #fff;
    font-size: 13px;
    font-weight: bold;
}
selector{
    height: 80vh;
    height: var(--min-height);
    max-height: 80vh;
    min-height: 0 !important;
}
selector .dot{
    height: var(--dot-size);
    width: var(--dot-size);
    background: var(--dot-color);
    border-radius: 100%;
    display: flex;
    align-items: center;
    justify-content: center;
    position: relative;
    transform: scale(0.3);
    transition: all 0.3s ease-in-out;
    cursor: pointer;
}
selector .dot-number{
    opacity: 0;
    transition: all 0.3s ease-in-out;
}
selector .dot.active{
    transform: scale(1);
    background: var(--dot-color-active);
}
selector .dot.active .dot-number{
    opacity: 1;
}
selector:before{
    content: "";
    position: absolute;
    top: 50%;
    height: calc(100% - 20px);
    max-height: 90vh;
    width: 1px;
    background: var(--line-color);
    left: 50%;
    transform: translateX(-50%) translateY(-50%);
}

@media (max-width: 767px){
selector{
    transform: translateX(-50%);
    flex-wrap: nowrap !important;
}
selector:before {
    width: calc(100% - 20px);
    height: 1px;

}
}

CSS code snippet for Top Most Parent Container:

selector{
    background: #fff;
    --background-speed: 0.5s;
}
selector .elementor-background-slideshow{
    display: none;
}
selector .as-slider-background,
selector .as-slider-background img{
    position: absolute;
    top: 0;
    left: 0;
    width: 100%;
    height: 100%;
    transition: all 1s ease-in-out;
}
selector .as-slider-background img{
    object-fit: cover;
    opacity: 0;
    transform: scale(1.1);
}
selector .as-slider-background img.prev,
selector .as-slider-background img.currentBackward,
selector .as-slider-background img.currentForward{
    opacity: 1;
    transform: scale(1.1);
}

selector .as-slider-background img.currentBackward,
selector .as-slider-background img.currentForward{
    z-index: 1;
    opacity: 1;
    animation: bgNext var(--background-speed) linear;
    transition: all 1s ease-in-out;
    transform: scale(1);
}

selector:before{
    z-index: 2;
}
selector > .elementor-element{
    z-index: 3;
}

selector .as-bar,
selector .as-slider-left,
selector .as-slider-right{
    opacity: 0;
    transition: all 0.8s ease-in-out;
}
selector.loaded .as-bar,
selector.loaded .as-slider-left,
selector.loaded .as-slider-right{
    opacity: 1;
}
/*selector .ds-slider-left a:focus,*/
/*selector .ds-slider-right a:focus{*/
/*    outline: none !important;*/
/*}*/

@keyframes bgNext {
  0%   {opacity: 0; transform: scale(1.1);}
  100%   {opacity: 1; transform: scale(1);}
}

@media (min-width: 768px){
selector .as-bar,
selector .as-slider-left,
selector .as-slider-right{
    position: relative;
}
}

@media (max-width: 1380px) and (min-width: 768px){
selector{
    padding-left: 4%;
    padding-right: 4%;
}
}

@media (max-width: 767px){
selector .as-slider-left{
    left: calc(50% - 300px/2) !important;
}
selector .as-slider-right{
    right: calc(50% - 300px/2) !important;
}
}

CSS code snippet (Media Query) for the parent Container of (Heading, Text and Buttons):

@media (max-width: 1750px) and (min-width: 1381px){
selector{
    padding-left: 8%;
    padding-right: 12%;
}
}
@media (max-width: 1380px) and (min-width: 768px){
selector{
    padding-left: 0.5%;
    padding-right: 5.5%;
}
}
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