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Slideshow Block

The Slideshow block lets you insert an image slideshow into a post or page.

Add a slideshow by selecting the Slideshow block from the inserter icon.


The Slideshow block is available on all Jetpack connected sites.

Adding the Slideshow block

You can add the Slideshow block by searching and/or selecting it from the Jetpack section of the block selector:

See Jetpack Blocks for detailed instructions on adding blocks.

Adding images to your slideshow

You can add images to your slideshow through any of the following ways:

  • Drag images from your computer onto the Slideshow block.
  • Click the Upload button and select images from your computer to upload.
  • Select images you have already uploaded from your Media Library.
  • Select images from an external source such as Google Photos or Pexels Free Photos:

Once you’ve selected your images, you can drag them to rearrange, and optionally add captions, then click Insert Gallery.

You can then preview your slideshow right in the block editor.

Block Toolbar

Click on the block to display the block toolbar. The Slideshow block offers the following options in its toolbar:

  • Alignment options:
    • Align Center
    • Wide Width
    • Full Width
  • Edit Slideshow (allows you to rearrange images and add/edit captions.

Block Settings

Every block has specific options in the editor sidebar in addition to the options found in the block toolbar. If you do not see the sidebar, click the ‘cog’ icon next to the Publish button.


Enable this option to have your slideshow move between images automatically.

When enabled, your slideshow will include a pause button allowing viewers to pause the slideshow. You can also select the length (in seconds) of the delay between automatic transitions:


Choose the effect you want for your slide transitions (Slide or Fade):


The advanced tab lets you add a CSS class to your block, allowing you to write custom CSS and style the block as you see fit.


If you’re having any trouble with the Slideshow block, please contact support for help.

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