How to Create a Responsive Website Carousel

Make Your Site More Interactive With a Responsive Website Carousel

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Walls.io carousel layout on a website and a mobile phone as part of a travel website promoting Zanzibar as a travel destination.

You may have noticed that a fair amount of newer sites use a responsive website carousel to showcase content, products, and social media posts instead of a standard page layout. 

People are getting increasingly used to the idea of mobile devices and browsing content in a carousel layout by swiping with their finger. Carousels give sites a touch of interactivity and innovation. 

Read on to learn how to create a responsive website carousel and how the Walls.io carousel layout will solve many of your challenges while helping you create an enticing experience on your website. 

What is a responsive website carousel? 

A responsive website carousel or slider is a series of content items that rotate so users can look at all the images, videos, and posts in one string. A user responds to a carousel by clicking, swiping, or interacting with it.

Similar to an Instagram or Facebook carousel, a website carousel boosts user engagement as visitors are lured to interact with it. For example, the corresponding post opens whenever a visitor clicks on any image, video, or text. Users can then explore that piece of content further. This behaviour translates to improved SEO scores because visitors spend more time on your site. Hence, why the tool has become so popular.

The Walls.io website carousel helps you increase user engagement, save screen space, bring focus to the content displayed, and improve your site’s overall aesthetic and conversions. 

Screenshot of a carousel layout showing Walls.io content.

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8 benefits of a responsive website carousel

Responsive website carousels help you save screen space, but plenty of other added benefits exist.

1. Bring your brand to life

Having a visual aid to tell your brand’s story for every new website visitor is extremely valuable. Your website carousel will consist of curated social media posts that will bring your brand to life. By picking content that resonates best with your marketing goals, visitors will learn exactly what your brand is about.

2. Showcase your products

One of the best uses of a responsive website carousel is to showcase your products. Add a website carousel on your Shopify or homepage, or suggest related products on a specific landing page. 

A responsive website carousel on a retail fashion website beneath the section called new arrivals
A responsive website carousel on a retail website

3. Keep visitors on your website for longer

Carousels effectively engage users by making them click to see the rest of the content. The more attractive the post, the longer visitors stay on your website. This behavior will help you rank higher in SERPs.

4. Improve conversions

Show potential customers how other people use your products in a real-life context and speed up buying decisions. Simply add user-generated content from social media in which customers and fans exhibit the benefits and uses of your product.

5. Keep your website fresh

A responsive carousel will help you keep your website up to date with no extra effort. Mix the content you publish on your brand’s social media channels with user-generated content, showcase your latest features or products, etc. 

6. Share the latest news

A responsive website carousel on the company’s internal wiki helps employees share the latest company news. It can be news about a new hire, a new achievement, product developments, events, etc. A social media carousel can become your brand’s new info portal.

7. Attract new talent

86% of all job applicants use social media for their job searches, so it makes sense for companies to leverage that by being present on social media. You can reuse the content you create for social media on a website carousel on your recruiting pages or job posts to show potential applicants how modern and open-minded your company is. 

A responsive website carousel example in the Meet our team section on the M&S website.

8. Drive more followers to your social media accounts

You can drive more followers to your social media accounts by displaying the best posts on your website carousel. Visitors will get a glimpse of your exciting content and, most probably, give you a follow. 

Unique features of the Walls.io responsive website carousel

The Walls.io website carousel is not only responsive but also highly functional. Check out some of the unique features we have to offer. 

Automatic or manual moderation

The Walls.io website carousel allows you to select the content you want to display and hide the rest. The widget’s moderation features include language and keyword filters, automated spam filtering for images and text, unlimited moderators, and remote moderation from any device.

If you feel more comfortable approving every post before it goes live, we support that with manual moderation.

Add any content source (social media and Zapier integrations!)

With the Walls.io website carousel, you can collect and showcase the best posts, photos, or videos from Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, YouTube, ВКонтакте (VKontakte), Flickr, Tumblr, Pinterest, Vimeo, Reddit, RSS, and much more

On top of that, you can connect your carousel with any other app via Zapier. Do more with Walls.io + Zapier integrations.

Easy team management

The Walls.io website carousel lets you add as many moderators or administrators as you want. The best part is that there are no added costs! Getting your team involved in the carousel is included in the Walls.io plan. 

Simple integration with any website

The Walls.io website carousel integrates seamlessly with any CMS or website builder, such as WordPress, Weebly, Squarespace, Wix, Webflow, Shopify, etc.

Here are a few guides for the most popular CMS tools, but bear in mind that our widget works on any website; also, if you have a custom-made solution:

Flexible design

You can adapt the website carousel to your brand design. Add your hyperlinked logo, change the background, the text and tile border color, add a footer overlay, and much more. No matter what size or resolution your device or embed is, you can be sure that the Walls.io carousel always looks great!

How to create a responsive website carousel in 3 steps

With Walls.io, embedding a responsive carousel on your website is super easy, no matter your tech skills. Just copy and paste the JavaScript or iFrame code generated on your Walls.io dashboard into your CMS to embed your carousel feed anywhere on your website. Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Create a Walls.io account 

First of all, set up your Walls.io account. It’s straightforward and takes less than 5 minutes, including adapting the design. 

Step 2: Select the carousel layout and connect sources

Go to Settings, then Design. There, choose the carousel layout. 

Screenshot of the design section of Walls.io. The image shows the carousel layout option.

Then head over to Sources, and add your social media accounts or hashtags to pull content from.

Screenshot of the sources section of Walls.io. The image shows many social media, and other platform icons.

Here’s a guide if you need a hand with adding social media content.

Step 3: Copy and paste the JavaScript or Iframe code 

Finally, navigate to the Embed & Display section of your Walls.io dashboard and grab the embed code. Again, JavaScript is generally the preferred method as it gives you more features. But iframe is a great option, as not all website builders or apps will let you use JavaScript.

The carousel will automatically fetch all the posts you publish on your social media accounts or hashtags. 

Screenshot of the Embed & Display section of Walls.io. The image shows the embed code of a responsive website carousel.
The Walls.io Dashboard where you can copy the embed code.

Common uses for a responsive website carousel

  • Embedded on a homepage announcing the latest company updates.
  • A slider of your company’s social media posts in the footer of your website, instead of or in addition to the social media links in the footer.
  • Included a job openings page showing social proof of the company’s culture.
  • On an internal wiki displaying internal updates.

Leverage content with a responsive website carousel

The Walls.io responsive slider, or carousel, is a visually attractive and interactive element that engages website visitors. This responsive carousel fuses UI/UX experience with complementary images, text, and video.

Walls.io’s inbuilt carousel widget allows you to create content sliders that dazzle visitors! Why wait any longer? Get started now with Walls.io to create your next led magnet!

A responsive carousel located in the footer of a website.

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