Multiple rows with jcarousel

I'm trying to use jcarousel to build a container with multiple rows, I've tried a few things but have had no luck. Can anyone make any suggestions on how to create it?



We have had to make a similar modifiaction. We do this by extending the default options, to include a rows value, and the width of each item (we call them modules) then divide the width by the number of rows.

Code added to jCarousel function...

Add to default options:

moduleWidth: null,

Then set when creating jCarousel:

$('.columns2.rows2 .mycarousel').jcarousel( {
        scroll: 1,
        moduleWidth: 290,
        itemLoadCallback: tonyTest,
        animation: 'slow'

The find and edit the lines in:

$.jcarousel = function(e, o) { 

if (li.size() > 0) {
moduleCount = li.size();
wh = this.options.moduleWidth * Math.ceil( moduleCount / this.options.rows );
wh = wh + this.options.moduleWidth;

this.list.css(this.wh, wh + 'px');

// Only set if not explicitly passed as option
if (!o || o.size === undefined)
   this.options.size = Math.ceil( li.size() / this.options.rows );

Hope this helps,

Tony Dillon


This is .js code substitutions according to @Sike and a little additional of me, the height was not set dynamically, now it is.

var defaults = {
        vertical: false,
        rtl: false,
        start: 1,
        offset: 1,
        size: null,
        scroll: 3,
        visible: null,
        animation: 'normal',
        easing: 'swing',
        auto: 0,
        wrap: null,
        initCallback: null,
        setupCallback: null,
        reloadCallback: null,
        itemLoadCallback: null,
        itemFirstInCallback: null,
        itemFirstOutCallback: null,
        itemLastInCallback: null,
        itemLastOutCallback: null,
        itemVisibleInCallback: null,
        itemVisibleOutCallback: null,
        animationStepCallback: null,
        buttonNextHTML: '<div></div>',
        buttonPrevHTML: '<div></div>',
        buttonNextEvent: 'click',
        buttonPrevEvent: 'click',
        buttonNextCallback: null,
        buttonPrevCallback: null,
        moduleWidth: null,
        rows: null,
        itemFallbackDimension: null
    }, windowLoaded = false;

        position: 'relative',
        height: this.options.rows * this.options.moduleWidth

            position: 'relative',
            height: this.options.rows * this.options.moduleWidth

    if (li.size() > 0) {
            var moduleCount = li.size();
            var wh = 0, j = this.options.offset;
            wh = this.options.moduleWidth * Math.ceil(moduleCount / this.options.rows);
            wh = wh + this.options.moduleWidth;

            li.each(function() {
                self.format(this, j++);
                //wh += self.dimension(this, di);

            this.list.css(this.wh, wh + 'px');

            // Only set if not explicitly passed as option
            if (!o || o.size === undefined) {
                this.options.size = Math.ceil(li.size() / this.options.rows);

This is the call in using the static_sample.html of the code bundle in the download of jscarousel:

<script type="text/javascript">

jQuery(document).ready(function() {
    jQuery('#mycarousel').jcarousel( {
        scroll: 1,
        moduleWidth: 75,
        animation: 'slow'


In case you need to change the content of the carousel and reload the carousel you need to do this:

// Destroy contents of wrapper
$('.wrapper *').remove();
// Create UL list
$('.wrapper').append('<ul id="carousellist"></ul>')
// Load your items into the carousellist
for (var i = 0; i < 10; i++)
$('#carouselist').append('<li>Item ' + i + '</li>');
// Now apply carousel to list
jQuery('#carousellist').jcarousel({ // your config });

The carousel html definition needs to be like this:

<div class="wrapper">
    <ul id="mycarousel0" class="jcarousel-skin-tango">

Thanks to Webcidentes


you might want to look at serialScroll or localScroll instead of jcarousel.


I found this post on Google Groups that has a working version for multiple rows. I have used this and it works great.


I tried the above solutions and found changing the original jCarousel code to be troublesome - it introduced buggy behaviour for me because it didn't play nice with some of the features of jCarousel such as the continous looping etc.

I used another approach which works great and I thought others may benefit from it as well. It is the JS code I use to create the li items to support a jCarousel with multiple rows with elegant flow of items, i.e. fill horizontally, then vertically, then scrollpages:

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It will add (value of var carouselRows) items to a single li and as such allows jCarousel to support multiple rows without modifying the original jCarousel code.

// Populate Album photos with support for multiple rows filling first columns, then rows, then pages
var carouselRows=3; // number of rows in the carousel
var carouselColumns=5 // number of columns per carousel page
var numItems=25; // the total number of items to display in jcarousel

for (var indexpage=0; indexpage<Math.ceil(numItems/(carouselRows*carouselColumns)); indexpage++) // for each carousel page
    for (var indexcolumn = 0; indexcolumn<carouselColumns; indexcolumn++) // for each column on that carousel page
        // handle cases with less columns than value of carouselColumns
        if (indexcolumn<numItems-(indexpage*carouselRows*carouselColumns))
            var li = document.createElement('li');

            for (var indexrow = 0; indexrow < carouselRows; indexrow++) // for each row in that column
                var indexitem = (indexpage*carouselRows*carouselColumns)+(indexrow*carouselColumns)+indexcolumn;

                // handle cases where there is no item for the row below
                if (indexitem<numItems) 
                    var div = document.createElement('div'), img = document.createElement('img');
                    img.src = imagesArray[indexitem]; // replace this by your images source
            $ul.append(li); // append to ul in the DOM

After this code has filled the ul with the li items jCarousel should be invoked.

Hope this helps someone.



If you need a quick solution for a fixed or one-off requirement that definitely doesn't involve changing core library code which may be updated from time to time, the following may suit. To turn the following six items into two rows on the carousel:

<div class="item">contents</div>
<div class="item">contents</div>
<div class="item">contents</div>
<div class="item">contents</div>
<div class="item">contents</div>
<div class="item">contents</div>

you can use a little JS to wrap the divs into LI groups of two then initialise the carousel. your scenario may allow you to do the grouping on the server isn't always possible. obviously you can extend this to however many rows you need.

var $pArr = $('div.item');
var pArrLen = $pArr.length;
for (var i = 0;i < pArrLen;i+=2){
      $pArr.filter(':eq('+i+'),:eq('+(i+1)+')').wrapAll('<li />');


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