Add Slideshow to SharePoint Site [Scrap Dull Layout]

Written By Kazi Md Mehedi Hasan

Professionals are bland and boring — an expression that drags on for ages, brought up by common people. Trust me, I’ve been there too. But can’t really blame them, can you?

Adding a slideshow to the SharePoint site changed that monotonous vibe for me by a long shot. It’s like killing two birds with one stone. Be as professional as you can, bringing colors to your workspace.add-slideshow-to-sharepoint-site

So, why waste any more time, let’s jump in and see how you can add an image slider to your SharePoint site.

Key Takeaways

  • An image slideshow enhances the appearance of a SharePoint site.
  • Explore the page edit option and add a carousel web part to implement the slideshow on your SharePoint webpage.
  • Instead of uploading pictures manually, the option to select images from the document library is available.

Introduce a Carousel to SharePoint Site: Spice up the Appearance

For the slideshow to produce, you can upload images from your computer or OneDrive; or choose pictures from SharePoint inventory as well as from a document library.

As per additional customization, you can determine the time in seconds, after which images will switch in the carousel web part.

I’ve provided complete instructions to bring life to your SharePoint site with a slideshow.

  • Go to your Communication or Team site from the left pane.
  • Click on Edit to customize the site.edit-sharepoint-site
  • Click on the + icon on the left side to pick your layout by adding a section.pick-section-layout-sharepoint
  • Hover over the top of the section and press the + button to insert a new web part.add-a-new-part-in-column-in-sharepoint-site
  • Select the Image Gallery drop-down
  • Click on Add Images from the next screen.add-images-to-image-gallery-sharepoint
  • Upload or choose multiple images from your favorite sources such as Stock, Document library, OneDrive, or from your computer.upload-image-from-different-sources-sharepoint-image-gallery
  • Hit Insert once images are selected.insert-images-to-image-library-sharepoint
  • Select Carousel from the right pane under Layout from Image Gallery
  • Toggle on Automatically cycle through images and set interval with the slider labeled as Seconds between each change of images.image-slideshow-settings-sharepoint
  • Finally, click on Republish button from the top right.

Note: SharePoint now allows direct image upload from a document library as

Now, when your SharePoint site loads up, the images will change after the specified interval, creating a perfect slideshow.

About The Author
Kazi Md Mehedi Hasan is a tech blogger with a passion for all things technology. When you define an alpha geek personality, it’s impossible to make a single statement without mentioning his name.He expresses his knowledge and experience on blogs covering the latest tech news, products, and software releases. He is always scouting for the next big thing in technology and shares his honest opinions. Follow him to stay updated on the tech world.

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