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Calla: Carousel Particle

Your Guide to Recreating Elements of the Calla Demo for Grav


The Carousel particle displays images in a side-scrolling carousel that can be easily dragged left or right by touch or with a click of the mouse. This particle enables you to populate content either manually or directly from the CMS.

The background found in the instance on the front page of our demo is set in the Styles area of the Gantry 5 Administrator. Simply navigate to the Bottom section and choose a new background image. Items have their own individual images set in the particle settings below.

Here are the topics covered in this guide:



These options affect the main area of the particle, and not the individual items within. You can set the title of the particle, as well as give it an introductory paragraph here.

Option Description
Particle Name This is the name of the particle used for back end management. It does not appear on the front end.
Content Source Choose between Particle and Grav as the Content Source.
Demo Mode Enables or Disables Demo Mode. If enabled the preset number will be synced with the set number.
CSS Classes Enter any CSS class(es) you wish to have apply to the particle.
Height Enter a height for the particle.
Tablet Height Enter a height for the particle to appear on tablets.
Small Desktop Height Enter a height for the particle to appear on smaller desktop browsers.
Prev / Next Enable or Disable the prev / next navigation.
Autoplay Enable or Disable autoplay.
Autoplay Speed Enter (in milliseconds) the delay between automatic switching between items.
Pause on Hover Enable or Disable pausing of autoplay on hover.

Particle Item Options

These items make up the individual featured items in the particle. Items in this section will only appear if Particle is selected as the Content Source.

Option Description
Item Name This is the name of the item. This only appears in the back end.
Image Set an image to appear in the item.
Title Enter a title for the item.
Caption Enter a text caption for the item.
Link Enter a URL you would like the item to link to.
Target Choose the target tab you would like the URL to open to.


Option Description
Pages Select the number of pages you would like the particle to fetch.
Number of Pages Enter the maximum number of pages to display.
Start From Enter offset specifying the first page to return. The default is '0' (the first page).
Order By Choose the type of factor to order by.
Ordering Direction Choose between Ascending and Descending as the page ordering method.


This section configures how posts are displayed.

Option Description
Image Display the image assigned to the page's Intro, Full or None.
Article Text Choose between Introduction, Hide, and Full Article for the page text to be displayed.
Text Limit Set a limit (in characters) for the page text displayed.
Text Formatting Choose between HTML and Plain Text formatting for the page's text.
Title Show or Hide the page's title.
Title Limit Enter the maximum number of characters in the title to display.
Read More Show or Hide the Read More link.
Read More Label Enter a text label to appear as the read more link
Target Set a target window for the read more link.
Button CSS Classes Enter any CSS Class(es) to apply to the items.

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