Sadly, we have no choice on the “carousel” feature on the galleries now. It is automatic and cannot be turned off. There has been a good bit of discussion about this in the forums after it was launched and the bottom line was most of us wanted a way to turn it off. Apparently that was too much to ask. Staff have said that image views site-wide have gone up considerably after the carousel was implemented, but there is the issue with the descriptions and the fact that they are hiding behind a term that not everyone knows.
Staff have said it is a work in progress and that there will be more changes coming and hopefully the changes will make it more intuitive and useful.
Why does WordPress stand by the carousel view so strongly when every comment is opposed to the change? It seems that WordPress has opted for a setting that lost customer service and appeal. Was there no thought or discussion about the titles and descriptions users loaded with images? We would all be really appreciative if the carousel was dropped, made an option, or at least descriptions added to the images in a quick timely manner because this is our means of business. Agree, many users are benefiting from a free service, but I pay for my service and I am not happy with the service.
There sure are a lot of fancy options with WordPress, and it’s bogus that it cannot be turned off because it’s “automatic”. We just hope that the changes have us in mind, and actually solve the problems. And seriously, how long can it take to change “permalink” to “more information” or “descriptions”. Changing the wording and actually including the descriptions/caption would be the easiest help.
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