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ACF Carousel Block

  • Elliot created this post describing how to create an ACF block with slick slider:

    Since slick slider is no longer in development, is there a different carousel plugin you have used that plays well with ACF blocks?


  • I’m still using slick on most of my projects, not with blocks, but I’m still using it and it works fine for my needs.

    The only differences between using slick and some other carousel script would be the HTML markup and any scripts/css that would be involved.

  • Thanks John for weighing in.
    I’m worried that slick might be deprecated and then I’ll need to replace it on the sites.
    Looking for a carousel that is still in development and maintenance.
    Slick, owl and some others haven’t ben updated in 4-6 years.
    Who is the new rising star of carousels? 🙂
    Even Tiny-slider (based on owl) hasn’t been updated in a while –

  • I can understand your worry, but I’m not concerned. It is a simple JS slider that uses jQuery. Well, maybe not completely simple. The worst thing that could happen is that something in jQuery gets removed and it will need some simple changes. In that event I would likely fix it myself and submit a pull request, that is if someone else doesn’t do it first. But I’m betting that slick will outlast me as it is today.

    I also have not given up on someone else taking over managing the project. Someone has volunteered as recently as last month and it sometimes takes Ken a while to reply to issues

    If I really needed to use something else I would more than likely use the bootstrap carousel. But then I don’t developer for gutenberg blocks and I use bootstrap for all custom themes.

    If bootstap did not work then I would likely develop a custom slider that met the specific needs of the client, I haven’t done that in years.

    I just did some looking for others but they all seem to list the ones you’ve already mentioned. Seems like no one is maintaining anything or building anything new.

  • Completely agree with you John.
    And this looks promising…

    Thanks again for your responses,


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