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Create Horizontal Timeline

With Gutenberg

  • To create a Horizontal Timeline Goto Pages/Post >> Add new page/Post >> Choose story  timeline shortcode.
  • From the timeline setting on the right menu bar choose the layout for the timeline.
  • There are multiple layout options to create a vertical layout choose the “Horizontal” option.
With Default Classic Editor
  • To create a Horizontal Timeline Goto Pages/Post >> Add new page/Post >> Click on Add Timeline Shortcode.
  • Choose the “Horizontal” from the Select layout Options.
  • Add Another Options value according to your requirement and Click on Insert Shortcode.

See the below image for a better understanding. 

Using Shortcode

For more details, check below mentioned shortcode settings table: 

Example code:  

[cool-timeline layout=”horizontal” category=”history” skin=”default” designs=”default” show-posts=”20″ order=”DESC” items=”” icons=”NO” story-content=”short” date-format=”default” based=”default” autoplay=”false” start-on=”0″]

Change the values from the below-mentioned table to create your custom timeline.


Shortcode Attribute/SettingsDefault ValueAvailable OptionsDescription
Timeline Categoriescategory=”timeline-stories”Dynamic Categories ListCreate Category Specific Timeline (By Default – All Categories)
Timeline Designsdesigns=”default”Default design-2 View Demo Flat Design design-3 View Demo Classic Design design-4 View Demo Elegent Design design-5 View Demo Clean Design design-6 View Demo Modern DesignView Demos and Choose your timeline layout design from these design.
Timeline skinsskin=”default”default View Demo Default dark View Demo Dark light View Demo LightCreate Light, Dark or Colorful Timeline
Date Formatsdate-format=”default”F j January 1 (F j) F j Y January 1 2019 (F j Y) Y-m-d 2019-01-01 (Y-m-d) m/d/Y 01/01/2019 (m/d/Y) d/m/Y 01/01/2019 (d/m/Y) F j Y g:i A January 1 2019 11:10 AM (F j Y g:i A) Y 2019(Y) custom CustomSelect Timeline Stories dates custom formats.
Timeline Based Onbased=”default”default For Date Based Timeline custom For Custom Order based TimelineShow either Story Dates or custom label/text along with timeline stories.
Story Per Viewshow-posts=”3″3You Can Show Pagination After These Posts In Vertical Timeline.
Autoplay Settingsautoplay=”false”false trueEnables Autoplay slide show on your timeline stories
Timeline Starting from Story e.g(2)start-on=”0″0 
Iconsicons=”NO”no YesDisplay Icons In Timeline Stories. By default Is Dot.
Stories Descriptionstory-content=”short”short: Display small description of timeline Stories full:- Display Full Description with HTML of timeline Stories.Timeline Stories content settings.If you would like to show HTML and All content on timeline.
Then just select full option of content settings.
Stories Orderorder=”DESC”DESC: DESC(2017-1900) ASC:- ASC(1900-2017)Timeline Stories order like:- DESC(2017-1900) , ASC(1900-2017)

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