Designing a Media Carousel with Widget Plus

Boost shopper trust by sliding through a gallery of your customers' UGC

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Written by Amanda Calderon
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A media carousel showcases your customers' UGC in a sliding series of photos and videos that, when hovering over, shows the average star rating and links to the product details page. Your media carousel can display photos and videos from all of your products or a single product.

In this article, you'll learn about:

Before you begin

You must install the Okendo Reviews app before you can add a Media Carousel to your Shopify theme. Click here to see how to complete the basic installation.

Click here to learn how to add this widget to your Shopify Online Store 2.0 or refer to this article to learn how to install this widget on a vintage theme.

Style your Media Carousel

Before you start styling your Media Carousel, consider reviewing the style definitions in the next section to understand how changing the settings changes the widget.

  1. Open your Okendo admin.

  2. Click Displays in the sidebar.

  3. Scroll down and click Media Carousel.

  4. Click the Settings tab to customize the appearance of your Media Carousel:

    1. Turn on Autoplay by toggling the switch on.

    2. Change Read More in the Link Text field to something that better fits your brand.

    3. Enter a number in the Minimum Images field to let Okendo know when to surface the widget on your store's site.

    4. Select an option in the Slide Size to adjust the image size.

    5. Select an option on the Arrow Position drop-down list to change the arrow placement.

  5. Click Save Changes.

Media Carousel style definitions

Style Setting

What it does


Actively cycles through your customers' photos and videos in the widget.

Link Text

Text that appears when you hover over the photo or video and serves as the link to the product details page.

Minimum Images

The minimum number of images needed to display the Media Carousel widget. If the minimum is not met, the widget doesn't appear on your store's site.

Slide Size

Size of all photos or videos in the widget.

Arrow Position

Position of the navigation arrows within the widget.

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