Gutenslider Tutorial – How to add sliders to your WordPress website

With Gutenslider, it is very easy to add custom sliders to your wordpress website or blog. Unlike many other sliders, Gutenslider is fully integrated into the gutenberg editor backend. In this post, we will show you, how to integrate sliders very fast and simple. The tutorial covers the basics of how to add sliders (others call it carousels).

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Adding Links to your Slides

Today, we are answering to a feature request of one of our users.



I would like the ability to hyperlink slides to a custom URL. Reason and Example, I have slide images that have text in them such as โ€œClick To Learn Moreโ€ where the user would just click the image and be taken to the URL I have assigned to it.


We didn’t wait long to come up with the feature.

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1000 Slider Downloads

Today we reached our 1000 plugin download from the official wordpress plugin directory. Yippey! ๐Ÿ™ƒ We created Gutenslider ~3 month ago to offer our users the best slider experience they ever had. The new Gutenberg editor inspired us, that is also why we named the slider plugin Gutenslider.

How can we improve? ๐Ÿ’—

Our goal is not reached and we are working everyday to improve the user experience. We are happy to hearing from you:

  • What features do you want to see in Gutenslider?
  • How is your experience with Gutenslider? What can be improved?
  • What do you especially like?

Submit your questions, requests or support requests in the official wordpress plugin directory support forum. That is where our developers will have a look and try to solve and anser everything as fast as possible.

Upcoming Changes ๐Ÿ“ˆ

We think we can now share a little of the future roadmap with you. We will not disclose everything we plan but the following features will come in the near future

  • Transforms: Allow it to transform Gutenslider to many other core and custom blocks.
  • Hyperlinked slides: Allow it to add hyperlinks to slides, that open an arbitray url on image / video click.
  • Speed and UX Improvements
  • Better Block integration:

We are hoping for the next 1000 slider downloads and are excited about the future of wordpress, about the future of gutenslider and the future of webdevelopment and design. We are giving our best to make the web a nicer place, where everyone is enabled to create awesome content sliders fast and easily.

Thank you

Fixed height slider (px) – Version 2.6.2

We are happy to inform you about the recent update of Gutenslider. One of our users reported the issue, that he wanted to set his sliders to a fixed height for one of his client’s websites. We acted quickly (1 week later now) and released a new Gutenslider version that tackles the feature request.

See the video below to see the new setting in action.

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Gutenslider Version 2.4.0

Today we released Gutenslider Version 2.4.0 and want to inform you about the new features, that make the worpdress slider plugin even more awesome.

We added a simple but powerful improvement for the user experience for your users. From now on, the first slide of the slider will be preloaded. Gutenslider will make a request to get the medium url of the first slider image and display it in the sliders background.

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