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How to Create a WordPress Slider With Text Over Image

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Does your website need a slider? A slider can be a great way to showcase your content. In this blog post, I will show you how to create a WordPress slider with text over image.

I will also show you how to make the slider look great. 

So, let’s get started!

How to create a WordPress slider with text over image?

You have to use a dedicated plugin to create image sliders with text over the image as WordPress doesn’t have functionality for creating sliders with text over the image.  

There are a lot of slider plugins out there. However, you should choose a plugin that is easy to use, simple, and fast. 

WordPress Carousel Pro is a great plugin for creating sliders with text over the image. Moreover, you can create other sliders with this plugin. Also, this plugin offers great room for appearance customization.

So, install and activate the WordPress Carousel Pro.

Step one: Creating WordPress slider with text over image

First, go to the WordPress dashboard, then navigate WP Carousel Pro. After that, click on Add New.

WordPress Carousel pro adding new carousel

Now, type the slider title in the title box. 

WordPress Carousel Pro adding slider with text over image

Select the image as the source type and add images. You can add as many images as you want.

WordPress Carousel pro adding images

Then, click on create a new gallery.

After that, add the texts to the caption you want to show over the image. 

WordPress Carousel pro adding images caption

You have to add text to every image caption. After adding the caption text, click on Insert gallery

Navigate the Layout type, which is under the General Settings. Choose Carousel as the layout type.

WordPress Carousel Pro style settings

Then, go to the Style settings and navigate the Content Position. Select the Overlay as the content position. Also, ensure that the Caption option is on Show mode. If this option is in Hiding mode, caption text won’t show over the image.

Now, hit the Publish button, and you are done with creating the slider with text over the image. 

Step two: Customize the slider’s appearance 

I created the slider with text over the image. In this step, I will customize the appearance of slider. WordPress Carousel Pro offers great room for customization.

Let’s start with General Settings. You can set the number of columns for the particular device, such as desktop, mobile, laptop, tablet, etc. Also, you can set link type and link target. Furthermore, you can set the Nofollow attribute to the image link. 

Using Style Settings, you can show/hide section title and caption, select content position, and set slide background and image size. 

Moreover, you can set the watermark for images, enable image protection, and more.

WordPress Carousel Pro lightbox settings

The Lightbox Settings allows you to show/hide image captions and descriptions. Also, you can enable/disable autoplay, loop, keyboard navigation, and more.

WordPress Carousel Pro Carousel settings

You can choose carousel orientation, enable/disable autoplay, pause on hover, and infinite loop from Carousel Settings. Moreover, you can customize navigation, pagination, and miscellaneous. 

WordPress Carousel pro Typography settings

When it comes to changing the font’s color, family, background, style, size, alignment, and height, you can do that by using Typography settings. You can customize different section fonts such as section title, caption, description, etc. 

This is all for the slider appearance customization. Customize slider appearance to match your brand visuals.

Step three: Display the slider 

Displaying the slider with text over the image is very easy. You can display the slider anywhere you wish to. You can display it in pages, posts, custom pages, sidebar widgets, etc. 

Copy pasting shortcode WordPress Carousel Pro

To display the slider, copy the shortcode and paste it where you want to display it.

Here is how the slider with text over the image looks.   

WordPress Slider With Text Over Image
WordPress Slider With Text Over Image

Final words

Now that you know how to create a WordPress slider with text over image, it’s time to put your new skills into practice. Experiment with different images and text combinations to find what works best for your website.

Keep in mind the principles of good design when creating your sliders, and make sure they are mobile-friendly so that all of your visitors can view them. 

Once you have created a slider you love, display it on your homepage or blog post as a way to engage and captivate your audience. 

How will you use WordPress sliders with text over images to enhance your website?

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  1. shagufa mafat

    Mar 19, 2024

    I am using the WP carousel pro plugin. I would like a banner to roll through at the top of each page. It is a sliding banner that showcases, promos in text form ONLY. How do i set this up?

    1. Pulak

      Mar 20, 2024

      Hi @shagufta,

      Thanks for the query. Hope you are doing great today!

      Yes, you can definitely create a beautiful sliding banner with overlay text using WP Carousel Pro. You can refer to the article and follow the provided guidelines step by step. Additionally, you may want to explore the video tutorial to acquire more insights on creating sliders featuring images and texts.

      If you need further assistance, feel free to open a support ticket here.

      Kind regards,
      Pulak Ahmed, Support Engineer.


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