Bootstrap 5 Carousel
Add scrolling images or text to your website with the Bootstrap carousel component.
The Bootstrap carousel component enables you to add scrolling images and text that slide in, pause, then slide out. Controls enable the user to scroll forwards or backwards within the set. Basically a scrolling marquee with user controls.
To create a basic carousel:
.slideto an outer container (with its own ID).
- For the scrollable contents, wrap all items in a
.carousel-innerand give each item a
- Also, you must apply
.activeto one of the slides in the carousel, otherwise the carousel won't be visible. This class allows you to set one slide as the initial slide (i.e. the starting slide).
- Use the
.data-bs-rideattribute to auto-start the carousel.
To add "Previous/Next" controls, use an
carousel-control-next. Also add a
Also add a
.data-bs-target on each control with the
id of the carousel it controls.
To cater for screenreaders, add
<span>s with the words "Previous" or "Next" and give them the
.visually-hidden class. This will hide this text from browsers, but read out the text in screenreaders.
To add "indicator" controls (the little clickable areas at the bottom, center), add a list with
.carousel-indicators, as well as the applicable
You can add captions to your slideshow by adding a
<div> with the
.carousel-caption class applied. This goes inside each
Bootstrap 5 includes a lot more functionality than I've included in this tutorial. See the Bootstrap documentation for more.