Easy Elementor Sliders & Carousels Random Slides Order

Easy Elementor Sliders & Carousels Random Slides Order

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In this tutorial, you are going to learn how to easily randomize the order of the slides in most Elementor carousel and slider elements.

The randomization can work on the following Elementor carousels and sliders:

  • Elementor Carousel (the new one where each slide is a container)
  • Elementor Loop Carousel
  • Elementor Image Carousel
  • Elementor Testimonial Carousel
  • Elementor Review Slider
  • Elementor Slides element

This will also work to make random multiple Elementor sliders on your page!

First, at the end of your page with wannabe random Elementor Sliders or Carousels, add this code

Add this code in an HTML element, that is placed at the end of your page.

At the very least, it needs to come after all the carousels and sliders that you want randomized.

Easy Elementor Sliders & Carousels Random Slides Order 1

/* Please login to get the code 
 * The code will be for the Easy Elementor Sliders & Carousels Random Slides Order tutorial 
 * Found at this URL https://element.how/elementor-slider-random/ 

Now, give the class name randomSlider to all your carousels and sliders that you want random

Go under Advanced > CSS Classes, and enter the class name:

/* Please login to get the code 
 * The code will be for the Easy Elementor Sliders & Carousels Random Slides Order tutorial 
 * Found at this URL https://element.how/elementor-slider-random/ 

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Finally, enjoy your random Elementor Slider and Carousel!

That's it! Very simple tutorial.

Hope you enjoy!


PS. I fully updated the code and technique in this tutorial in April 2024, so the comments prior to that might not be relevant anymore.

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60 Responses

    1. Benjamin Fielden yes it's possible, with this code :

      let parent = document.querySelector('.elementor-widget-testimonial-carousel .swiper-wrapper');
      let images = parent.children;
      let frag = document.createDocumentFragment();
      while (images.length) {
      frag.appendChild(images[Math.floor(Math.random() * images.length)]);

      1. Thanks really helpful.

        Can you please guide me, how to show only 6 random testimonials out of 20? Your script is showing all testimonials randomly.

      1. Hi Maxime,

        I duplicated the code, of course and add a selector. The line I have is:

        let parent = document.querySelector('.selector1 .elementor-widget-testimonial-carousel .swiper-wrapper');

        and it doesn't work.

        Did You try it for more than one Testimonial Carousel?

    1. Hm, for me, for Testimonial carousel it works only for single Testimonial Carousel element on page.
      (I do have classes named,
      I do have HTML element right after each slider)

      1. Greetings Xy!

        You need to duplicate the code, and in each code, change the selector to have your new class names, as explained in the tutorial. Should work fine when everything is setup right!


      2. To be clear, in your first code snippet, you should have

        let parent = document.querySelector('.slider1.elementor-widget-testimonial-carousel .swiper-wrapper');

        Then in the duplicated code, it should be

        let parent = document.querySelector('.slider2.elementor-widget-testimonial-carousel .swiper-wrapper');

        Then if you need a third,

        let parent = document.querySelector('.slider3.elementor-widget-testimonial-carousel .swiper-wrapper');

        and so on...

        These class names (slider1, slider2, slider3) need to be given respectively to the testimonial carousels as well.

        Do you have all of this?


      3. Please share your URL with me where you have these 3 testimonial sliders

  1. Hi It work well 🙂

    (Important note: HTML elements needs to be positioning right after each sliders)

    Is this also possible on a backgrund-slideshow on a Column ?

    If yes ... How ?

    Thanks from Copenhagen


      1. Hi Maxime. I can’t seem to get it to work on background slider… help?

      2. Hi Maxime, I would love to be able to do this with the background slideshow on sections. But I can't get it to work no matter what selector I use.

    1. Luca Mantovani This seems to work just fine:

  2. I tried this but just got a 500 server error.

    I pasted the above code in an html widget right under my slider.

    I did not use the "multiple sliders on the page" info because there is only one.

    When I click "update" in elementor I just get a little popup that says "500 Server Error."

    Is this solution outdated maybe?

    Or am I not understanding something?

    1. That kind of server error is unrelated to what I show in this tutorial... Maybe your host has very low resources? Or maybe you aren't an admin user, and you can't add JavaScript to pages?

  3. This is almost what I was looking for... maybe it can still work I hope!
    How could I get this result random slides when using section background slider?

  4. Hello, as a beginner I have to ask you for help. Problem description:

    My goal is to connect 2 things that were pointed out to me in the Elementor FB group:

    Add individual URLs to an image-slider:

    Since the images are advertising banners for a small social site (the following link is test space only), I want the images/banners to appear in random order:

    It works fine, 6 images, 6 URLs.
    Only unfortunately, due to the random sorting, the image and URL do not match.

    Can this be combined somehow?
    It would be really great if you or someone else could help me!


    Best regards

  5. Hi,

    I've got this code running on my site, but there seems to be a problem when I try to have 2 different sliders loading as popups. I have one setup for desktop and one for mobile and tablet. The mobile one randoms no problem but the desktop version does not.
    Here have a look https://frontkick.online/

    1. Hey Kenko!

      That's because there is a conflict in the JS... the same variables are used. I fixed the code to prevent this. Update yours and it should work!

  6. Will this also work with the "Reviews" widget?
    And is it possible to set a maximum number to present?
    For example select random 3 from a list of 20.

    Thank you

    1. Yes it will work for that. Just need to adjust the selector to target the right element.

      A bit further coding would be required to make it show only 3 from 20 though...

      1. Thanks for your reply Maxime.

        Could you please offer any guidance with regards to the further coding required? Is this something you can help with? Or point me in the direction of a relevant resource to read?

        Thanks in advance

      2. Hey David!

        I went ahead and coded this. Consider sending a donation here : https://paypal.me/elementhow/ if you would like! No obligations.

        Same instructions as above. Cheers!

            if (!document.querySelector('body.elementor-editor-active')){
        let parent = document.querySelector('.elementor-widget-reviews .swiper-wrapper');
        let images = parent.children;
        let frag = document.createDocumentFragment();
        let i = 0;
        while ( i < 3) {
        frag.appendChild(images[Math.floor(Math.random() * images.length)]);
        while (images.length) {
  7. Hey Maxime. Big props for helping so many folks out here!

    I've been trying to get the snippet from this comment (https://element.how/elementor-slider-random/#comment-12854) to work on my own section background slider, and I'm having no luck. Am I putting it in the right place (tried am HTML widget in a new section after the slider section as well as an HTML widget right inside the slider section)?

    Only have one section with a background slider on this page, but I also tried with/without a custom CSS class...

    Any other suggestions for how to get this working? Thanks again 🙂

  8. Hi team, anyway this can be done with Happy Addons Image comparison? I have multiple image comparisons within 3 x columns and would like the order to be randomized if at all possible!

    1. Hey Mitchell! So essentially you need to randomize the columns, right?

      Here is how to accomplish that:

      Give the section a class name of randomColumns

      then add this code in an HTML element, that is within the section below that one.

      let parent = document.querySelector('.randomColumns > div');
      let columns = parent.children;
      let frag = document.createDocumentFragment();
      while (columns.length) {
      frag.appendChild(columns[Math.floor(Math.random() * columns.length)]);
      1. Fantastic, i've been trying to find something like this for a while. THANK YOU!
        It randomized the columns, can i randomize the content within the columns too?!

      2. Try this, it should randomize both the columns, and their content:

        let parents = document.querySelectorAll('.randomColumns > div, .randomColumns > div > div > div');
        parents.forEach(parent => {
        let columns = parent.children;
        let frag = document.createDocumentFragment();
        while (columns.length) {
        frag.appendChild(columns[Math.floor(Math.random() * columns.length)]);
  9. Hi Maxime Desrosiers

    I'm still looking for at solution that will make the background imageslideshow, on a column, load the images in random order

    back in 2021 (18/05/2021) you answered this:

    "Hey Lars! Yea it should work there as well... Just need the right selector!"

    But I and others can't make it work 🙁

    Could you explain how to in detal , please ?? .... a premium tutorial would be great 🙂

    //Lars, Copenhagen

  10. Very nice! Thank you!

    If your media library is Categorised...is there a way of randomly displaying X number of images from a given category?

    That would be brilliant!

  11. Hi Maxime,
    Not quite understanding how this works
    I have a slider with 7 images - how/where does this code randomize the images?
    Am I missing something?


    1. Hey Pete!

      This works for the Slides element, and for the Slides element only. If you used another slider (such as the Image Carousel element), the code needed is different. For the image carousel element, use the code here : https://element.how/elementor-image-carousel-random/

      If you have yet another slider, maybe from an addon, then again the code required is different.

      Hope this helps!


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