Collecting customer photos & videos is a great way to show off your content to prospective site visitors. The Visual Carousel allows you to showcase all of your review photos & videos + Instagram curated content in a horizontal slider that works great on any page.
TrustSpot makes it easy to create as many carousels as you want, with unique content settings & design.
Discover the Visual Carousel
To start using the Visual Carousel, go to:
- Click the Trust Elements menu
- Click "Visual Carousel" at the bottom
You will now see the visual carousel settings area.
The New Carousel tab, has two sections:
The first step is to customize the name of the carousel.
The name is an internal value that is not shown anywhere else, besides the settings page. Pick a name that either represents where the carousel will sit, or the type of content, such as "Instagram Photos", so you can better find it in the future.
The second step is to customize the type of content that will display within the carousel. There are a few options:
- Content Type
- Max # of Items
- Include Instagram Photos
- Limit carousel content to a specific product
a. Content Type
This tells the carousel what type of visual content to show, either:
- Photos & Videos
- Photos Only
- Videos Only
b. Max # of Items
This tells the carousel how many Photos / Videos to display to customers. We recommend to have at least 20 selected.
c. Include Instagram Photos
If you're curating photos from Instagram, be sure to select this checkbox so those photos display in your carousel.
d. Limit carousel content to a specific product
If you would like to place a carousel on your product pages, and to only display Photos & Videos matching the product on the page, select this option.
With these options, you can create as many carousels as you like. For example:
- Instagram Carousel on your homepage
- Product Specific Carousel for your product pages
The third step is to customize the design associated with your new carousel. To do this, click on the "Design" Tab.
TrustSpot offers many ways to customize how the content will appear on the carousel and also within the overlay that displays when a customer clicks on a Photo or Video. This is broken down into 3 main areas:
- Call to Action
Customize the title that sits above the carousel, along with it's font type, alignment, and font size.
b. Call to Action
When customers click on an item in the carousel, it will display an overlay. In this overlay there is a "Buy Now" button, which links to your product page.
Use these settings to customize the button text, along with the link.
This last section allows you to customize the Title color and Button color.
- Title meaning the text that sits above the carousel
- Button meaning the "Buy Now" button in the overlay
Once you're done configuring everything, click on "Save & Generate Code" to complete the process. Once you click this button a few things will happen:
- The code to be placed on your website is generated and displayed below
- The carousel settings are saved, under the internal name. You can access your carousel at any time for changes, by going to: Existing Carousels
Have a question about the Visual Carousel?
Please contact our support team via the Live Chat icon on the bottom right.