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A Bootstrap 4 carousel is a slideshow component that will allow you to display slides of images and text within the component. A carousel is a good component for showcasing products, portfolio items, testimonials, and other items on your website.

The slides of a Bootstrap 4 carousel change automatically. So the user just has to sit and watch, which means that without putting any effort, the user can see the contents of all the slides. There are arrow icons. So the user can go to the next or previous slides by clicking them. Some carousel examples also allow the user to go to a particular slide by clicking an icon. You will see this kind of example in this blog post.

This article takes you through the best, free, Bootstrap 4 carousel templates which you can add to any website.

Bootstrap 4 carousel with responsive slides by Andy

As the name of this template suggests, this is a great Bootstrap 4 carousel template with responsive slides. As the slides are responsive, they will fit into any screen size. So the user can comfortably see the slides in small and large screens without any problems.

There are a total of three slides in this example, which contain images and text. The slides appear smoothly and automatically, one by one. The user doesn’t have to do anything to see the next slides. But if they want, they can click the arrow icons for going to the next or previous slides.

As you can see from the screenshot, there are just test captions and descriptions. If you’re going to use this template on your website, you need to replace them with your own captions and descriptions.

You can also build this kind of carousel example on your own. But why should you put so much effort when you are getting a great, open-source template free of cost?

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Responsive Bootstrap 4 carousel by a CodePen user

This is another great responsive Bootstrap 4 carousel example made by a CodePen user with the username ‘FrankieDoodie’. In this example, each of the slides contains multiple images. As this is a responsive template, it will adapt to any screen size. Whether the screen of the user’s device is small or large, it will fit well into their screen, meaning they won’t face any problems viewing this carousel example.

You can see from the screenshot that there are photos of laptop in the slides. If you need to show different kind of images in your carousel, you can replace these photos with different images.

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Carousel with 4 items by Ravi Singh

As the name of this template says, this carousel made by Ravi Singh contains 4 items in each slide. So if you need to show multiple items in a slide, you can use this template. The slides are changing automatically.

But the user always has the option to manually go to the next or previous slides by clicking the arrow icons placed on the left and the right side of the template. The user can also go to a particular slide by clicking a small icon placed at the bottom of this carousel. So if the user wants to go to the last slide, he/she will have to simply click the last icon from the list of icons placed at the bottom.

Depending on your requirements and preferences, you can change things from the code, such as the  color of the arrow icons or the size of the slides.

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Bootstrap 4 carousel by Kudratullah

This is an amazing, free, fully customizable Bootstrap 4 carousel template developed by a CodePen user with the username ‘Kudratullah’. The user can see the next and the previous slides with touch swipe and by clicking the previous and next arrow icons placed on the left and the right side of the carousel.

In this example, hammer.js and custom CSS have been used along with Bootstrap 4 code. If you see a preview of this template, you can see that the slides change automatically. So if the user wants, he/she can choose not to view previous and next slides manually, by clicking the arrow icons or with touch swipe. You can also go to a particular slide by clicking one of the small icons positioned at the bottom of the carousel.

If you liked this free and open-source template, you can download it by clicking the ‘Download’ button below.

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Bootstrap 4 carousel with text only by Andy Preston

As the name of this template implies, this example has slides with text only. The slides do not contain images like the other templates listed in this article.

Each slide contains the name of a person. If needed, you can add more text. The next slides come up automatically, one by one. So the user can see the content of this carousel effortlessly.

If you need this kind of carousel template with text only, you can use this one as this is a pretty standard, simple, and a nice example of a Bootstrap 4 carousel with text only.

The text color is white while the background color is black. White text on a black background looks bright and great.

Take a look at the code of this example. The code is not difficult to understand at all. So you can easily understand the code and can make changes in the code if you know the basics of HTML5, CSS, and Bootstrap 4.

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Bootstrap carousel testimonials by Rick

This is a simple yet powerful carousel example. A CodePen user with the username ‘Rick’ has made this template for showing testimonials.

If you see a preview of this example, you can see that a few slides containing sample testimonials are appearing on the screen one by one. In the testimonials, there are feedback comments and ratings. This kind of carousel example can take your business to the next level as it effectively showcases testimonials.

Potential customers may not believe in what you say but they will surely believe in what your customers say. Testimonials are great tools for convincing people to purchase your products and to hire you.

These testimonials in this carousel template look good because of the choice of colors. White text on a dark background really looks great. If you think that this color combination will not look good on your site, you can change it.

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Bootstrap 4 carousel by Jacob Lett

This is a stunning, free, fully customizable Bootstrap 4 carousel example made by Jacob Lett, a CodePen user. Jacob has developed this amazing carousel template using HTML5, CSS, and Bootstrap 4. He has used custom CSS to enhance the design. To modify the design, you can add custom CSS code.

The slides of this carousel example contain text, buttons, etc. There are headings and subheadings in the carousel slides. When you resize the browser window, you can see that the image in the carousel is changing.

As this is a free and open-source project, do not hesitate to make changes in it. By making modifications in the code, you can make this template a lot better and make it look good on your site. This is not sufficient that a template looks good, it should also match with the existing design of your website. Download this template if you think it will be good for you.

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Carousel indicators with thumbnails by Behnam Nikkhah

This carousel sample made by Behnam Nikkhah looks modern. It looks very stylish because of the thumbnails used as indicators. By clicking the thumbnails, the user can view a particular slide from this carousel example.

The slides have just images. They don’t have text or other elements such as buttons but you can always add other elements if necessary. Adding text and other elements is easy. You can do it almost effortlessly by adding some code. As this is an open-source template, you can see the code of this example and can also make changes in it.

There are only three slides in this example but if necessary, you can add more slides or remove some of them. You can enhance the design by adding custom CSS to this template.

This carousel example is kind of unique and different from the other examples mentioned in this blog post. It looks unique because a different kind of indicators has been used in this carousel template.

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Carousel example by Edgar Lnx

This is a simple yet beautiful carousel example made by Edgar Lnx, a CodePen user. This template looks beautiful because of the nice pictures of mountains on the slides. Each slide has a beautiful picture and some text.

If you take a look at the source code of this template, you will see that there is only HTML code in this template. There is no CSS or JavaScript code in this example. But if you want to make this example look better, you can consider adding custom CSS code and you can also add some JavaScript so that this carousel example becomes more interesting.

This kind of template will save you a lot of time and efforts as you do not have to build a carousel example from scratch. All you have to do is — download this template, integrate it into your website, and make some necessary adjustments in it so that it looks better on your website.

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Bootstrap 4 carousel with contents by David

This is a high-quality, standard, free Bootstrap 4 carousel example made by David. This example has just two slides. But if you want to add more slides, you can easily do so by writing some code. Hit the ‘Download’ button below to see the code of this example. And you can see that the code is easy to understand. So you can easily make the necessary changes and add more code in it.

The dark arrow icons on the left and the right side of the carousel example look good. By clicking the arrow icons, the user can see the next and previous items. So the user has many options for viewing the slides. He/she can just sit and watch as the slides change automatically. The user can also click the arrow icons to go to the next and previous slides.

You can add different kinds of content in this example, such as text, buttons, links, and so on.

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Bootstrap 4 carousel by a CodePen user

This is a nice Bootstrap 4 carousel template made by a CodePen user. This template has been made using HTML5, CSS, Bootstrap 4, and some JS code. Custom CSS has been used to improve the design. You can add more code to make the design a lot better. As this is an open-source project, you have the permission to modify it. So download it and make the necessary changes so that the template fits well on your website.

A template should match with your site’s design. So change the colors and use pictures according to the design of your website. If you think different colors will work best for you, change the colors from the code. If you know the basics of HTML, CSS, etc., you can easily change colors and other aspects of this template.

This carousel example has three slides with images and text. The slides change automatically.

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Bootstrap 4 carousel by KC Lui

This carousel example gives you a nice slideshow with beautiful pictures and icons. It has three slides, each of which contains a picture and some title text. There are small indicators at the bottom of the slides clicking which the user can go to a particular slide. These indicators will be very useful for users if there are too many slides. Because going to a particular slide by clicking an arrow button will take a lot of time. Instead of clicking the arrow icons, the user can simply click an indicator and the desired slide will appear instantly.

For instance, if the user wants to see the 9th slide, he/she just needs to click the 9th indicator.

As the slides change automatically, the user doesn’t have to click on any button or do anything to change them. But if they want, they can change the slides by clicking the arrow icons present on the left and the right side of the carousel.

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Bootstrap 4 carousel with slick by Shantanu Saxena

This is a cool Bootstrap 4 carousel template with slick, made by Shantanu Saxena. This example is very beautiful, simple, unique, and different from the other examples mentioned in this blog post. It looks simple because it doesn’t have any controls and icons. It just has slides with images. The slides are changing automatically. So if the user wants to change them manually, they won’t be able to do so. This is not a problem at all as the slides are changing automatically. So the user can see all the slides without clicking any button or doing anything.

This template looks completely different because the photos are sliding from the bottom to the top unlike the other templates mentioned in this post. In the case of the other templates, the slides change from left to right.

If you think this kind of carousel template will be useful for your website, you can use it on your site.

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Carousel with animated text by Yasir Rehman

This is a great Bootstrap 4 carousel with animated text made by Yasir Rehman. This example shows how to showcase products using a carousel. You can display one product on each slide. So if you have multiple products, you can showcase them in multiple slides describing each of them in each slide. You can also describe only one product using multiple slides. You can display on the slides multiple images of the product along with its features.

This kind of slideshow will increase the credibility of your website. People will purchase from your website if the website is credible and looks professional. With a high-quality carousel template like this, you can make your site look more professional.

As you can see from the screenshot of this carousel template, product images along with descriptions are shown in the slides. In each slide, there’s an image on the right side. A title along with a short description is there. And just below that, there’s a ‘BUY NOW’ button.

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Carousel with multiple items / images by Gaurav Aggarwal

This Bootstrap 4 carousel template shows that you can have multiple items such as images in each slide of your carousel. In many situations, you may need to display multiple items / images in each slide of a carousel, which you can do easily. If you’re looking for a carousel template that will show multiple images in each slide, you can consider using this template.

Take a close look at this example by clicking the ‘Demo’ button below. As you can see from the preview, there are animated images in each slide. There are 4 images of dogs in each slide. There are only two slides as this is a sample carousel. If you’re going to use it on your website, you have to add more slides if they are necessary.

One of the many benefits of using this template is that it’s open-source, meaning you can not just see the source code, you can also modify it.

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Bootstrap 4 carousel by Harun Rashid

This is an awesome Bootstrap 4 carousel example made by Harun Rashid. This template looks cool. It has slides with cool images and text.

Now you don’t have to make a carousel if you need one. You can simply download one of the carousel examples mentioned in this post and add it to your website. As this example looks pretty good, you can consider using it on your website. It has sample slides with sample images and text, meaning you have to replace the images and the text with your own images and text.

There are nice indicators at the bottom. You can click one of the indicators to view a particular slide.

Adding new features and elements is always easy with this kind of templates as the code that has been used is very simple. If you have some HTML, CSS, and Bootstrap knowledge, you can almost effortlessly add new features and elements to this template.

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Bootstrap 4 carousel by a CodePen user

This is a pretty simple Bootstrap 4 carousel example made by a CodePen user. This is a free, open-source, fully customizable carousel template. One of the many benefits of using this kind of carousel templates is that you don’t have to pay for it. You can use it free of cost. And you can customize it according to your needs as this is an open-source project.

Take a look at this carousel template and see if it will be suitable for your website.

There is no text in this template. So you can add text if you think it’s necessary for you. You can add headings, subheadings, and description texts in the slides. In this template, you can see some pictures in the slides. But you can use it for other purposes also. For example, you can use it to showcase your products. In that case, you need to replace the photos with the images of your products.

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Bootstrap 4 carousel by Nini Chang

This is a high-quality Bootstrap 4 carousel made by Nini Chang. This template has three slides with beautiful images. Anyone with basic web design skills can make this kind of template. But using one of these templates will save you a lot of time and energy.

As this is a high-quality carousel example, it will enhance the look of your website, which means you can use this type of templates on your website without any problem. If you feel that something needs to be changed, you can easily do so from the code.

In this template, there are HTML, Bootstrap 4, and JS code. There is no CSS code. If you want to customize it, you can do so by adding some CSS code to this template. Although this template looks simple and beautiful, you can try to enhance the design by adding some CSS code.

To get a nice preview, click the ‘Demo’ button below and to see the source code, click the ‘Download’ button below.

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Bootstrap 4 carousel by Ricardo Cardeña

This Bootstrap 4 carousel template made by Ricardo Cardeña gives you a slideshow of some pictures. In the slides, you can see some sample images. If you take a look at the code, you will understand that the code is easy to understand. By examining the code, you can understand how to make a Bootstrap 4 carousel.

There are arrow icons on both sides of the carousel. You can integrate this example into any kind of website. So if you like it, you can use it on your site.

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Bootstrap 4 carousel by Grzegorz Agacinski

This is a nice Bootstrap 4 carousel example. It’s one of the simplest carousel templates mentioned in this post. This example has slides but the slides do not have images. If you require images on the slides, you can add them. The slides just have text on them. We can see from the screenshot that there are just sample texts on the slides. The text color is black and the background color that has been used is white. You can easily change colors from the code.

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Final words

This article explained 20 stunning free Bootstrap 4 carousel examples. I have described them in short. But to know more about them, you have to see a preview of them and you need to see the source code of these templates. Not all of them will be suitable for your website. Depending on your requirements, you have to choose the one that will not just look good on your site but will also be useful for your users. All of these examples mentioned in this post are free and fully customizable. So feel free to customize them.