50+ Best WordPress Slider Plugin Collection – Feature Content With Style!

June 24, 2013 · 80 comments

by Dustin Betonio

Having a WordPress slider implemented into the top of a blog or website front page, category page etc., not only looks good, it also have a significant positive effect on conversion rates i.e. getting visitors to sign up, buy products and so on. This is also true for jQuery Carousel style scripts. In most professional themes for building WordPress business websites we see cool slider solutions already  included, but what if you have an existing WordPress website and want the benefits from a slider right now? It is actually quite simple because a bunch of skilled programmers has created plug and play solutions and provides this in the form of a WordPress Slider Plugins. They are easy to install, configure and integrate into most WordPress sites. Many of them also support multiple slider models and can be used to run multiple sliders in various spots on the same site. This post has just been updated with new slider plugins, and all links have been checked.

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links (at no extra cost to you). I recommend that you do your own independent research before purchasing any product or service. This article is not a guideline, a recommendation or endorsement of specific products.


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LayerSlider WP – The WordPress Parallax Slider – MORE INFO / DEMO

LayerSlider is one of the top WordPress slider plugins with amazing visual effects such as parallax

LayerSlider is one of the top WordPress slider plugins with amazing visual effects such as parallax. I really like the admin user interface and it makes it possible for everyone to create slider that stand out. The slider have multiple layout options and is fully responsive.

Slider Revolution Responsive WordPress Plugin – MORE INFO / DEMO

Slider Revolution is a powerful responsive WordPress plugin for adding sliders to your WordPress website

With Slider Revolution you get a very powerful responsive WordPress plugin for adding sliders to your WordPress website. It is simple to create either a responsive and mobile friendly slider or one with a full width layout. The plugins includes tons of custom transitions/animations for each object on the page. You get many possible features to play with including transition effects, image preloader, video embedding, autoplay that stops on user interaction and more.

AllSlider – WordPress Responsive Slider Carousel – MORE INFO / DEMO

AllSlider is a cool responsive slider carousel plugin for WordPress with touch enabled.

AllSlider is a cool responsive slider carousel plugin for WordPress with touch enabled The plugin  allows you to create multiple sliders using a drag & drop interface and you can easily add them to your pages using a shortcode or a widget.

Slider PRO – WordPress Slider Plugin – MORE INFO / DEMO

Slider PRO is another useful WordPress Slider Plugin loaded with layout options, skins and animation effects

Slider PRO is another useful WordPress Slider Plugin loaded with layout options, skins and animation effects. The slider offers more than 100 customizable properties and possible transition effects. It comes with more than 10 skins. In addtion, Slider Pro have a easy to use administration area that uses the default WordPress design and most WordPress users will be familiar with it.

Banner Rotator / Content Slider WordPress Plugin – MORE INFO / DEMO

This is “a must see" banner rotator and content slider plugin for WordPress.

All In One Slider plugin for WordPress is “a must see” Banner Rotator and Content Slider plugin for WordPress. It includes many layout options and it will be useful for featuring content, products and services throughout most sites. It is an advanced jQuery slider solution, which comes in fine flavors: Banner Rotator, Thumbnails Banner, Banner with Playlist, Content Slider, Carousel. The admin pages allows you to easily create sliders with animated text using HTML standard tags.

SlideDeck – MORE INFO / DEMO

SlideDeck is a professional slider solution for WordPress with many features and possibility to pull in content from a long list of sources

SlideDeck is a professional slider solution for WordPress with many features and possibility to pull in content from a long list of sources. SlideDeck is a fully responsive slider that makes it easy to create beautiful slideshows with zero code. Create your own or use the dynamic SlideDeck function to automatically creates gorgeous sliders from 13+ sources like YouTube and Instagram. Customizable lenses let you change the look of your slider in a few clicks. It’s no wonder The Next Web said SlideDeck “eclipse[s] nearly every other option on the market.”

Z-News Multimedia Post - MORE INFO / DEMO

Z-News Multimedia Post is a responsive slider plugin for featuring post content and images videos etc. from various sources

Z-News Multimedia Post is a responsive slider plugin for featuring post content and images videos etc. from various sources. The plugin has features Touch Swipe, Drag and responsive layout.

Ether Content Builder WordPress Plugin – MORE INFO / DEMO

Ether is a popular content builder plugin for WordPress and it offers a cool slider solution

Ether is a popular content builder plugin for WordPress and it offers a cool slider solution. However, it does a lot more than sliders. Check it out!

Cute Slider WP – 3D & 2D HTML5 WordPress Slider - MORE INFO / DEMO

Cute Slider for WordPress is a special 3D & 2D WordPress Slider plugin with cool animation effects.

Cute Slider for WordPress is a special 3D & 2D WordPress Slider plugin with cool animation effects. The plugin includes several layouts for making just the type of slider you need.

WordPress UniSlider – MORE INFO / DEMO

Wordpress UniSlider is a simple but very interesting slider plugin for WordPress.

WordPress UniSlider is a simple but very interesting slider plugin for WordPress. One can use it as an images slideshow but it also supports html content to be added to the slides.

ROYAL SLIDER – Touch Content Slider for WordPress – MORE INFO / DEMO

ROYAL SLIDER - Touch Content Slider for WordPress

RoyalSlider for WordPress is a cross-device jQuery content slider with touch-based navigation and responsive layout. It has user-friendly admin area where you can manage slides, change slider settings, customize interface and add blocks-captions using custom WYSIWIG editor.

WP Parallax Content Slider – MORE INFO

WP Parallax Content Slider

WP Parallax Content Slider is a plugin which adds automatically a content slider of your last posts where you want on your WordPress blog or website.

vSlider Multi Image Slider for WordPress – MORE INFO / DEMO

vslider

vSlider is a wordpress image slider plugin where you can host multiple image sliders and upto 20 slides per slider.

Smooth Slider – MORE INFO / DEMO

Estro- jQuery WordPress Slider Plugin – MORE INFO / DEMO

Estro is a feature packed jQuery based WordPress Slider Plugin

Estro is a feature packed jQuery based WordPress Slider Plugin with all the classic feature for creating a cool image slider with captions. The navigation have thumbnail preview.

Genesis Responsive Slider  – MORE INFO

Genesis is a responsive slider for WordPress

This plugin allows you to create a simple responsive slider that displays the featured image, along with the title and excerpt from each post.

It includes options for the maximum dimensions of your slideshow, allows you to choose to display posts or pages, what category to pull from, and even the specific post IDs of the posts you want to display. It includes next/previous arrows and a pager along with the option to turn both on or off. Finally, you can place the slider into a widget area.

The slideshow is also responsive and will automatically adjust for the screen it is being displayed on.

Facebook Likebox Slider for WordPress – MORE INFO / DEMO

Facebook Likebox Slider for WordPress

Facebook Likebox Slider is an awesome plugin to become connected in the social networks of a website.

Fullscreen Background Image Slider WP Plugin – MORE INFO / DEMO

Fullscreen Background Image Slider WP Plugin

This plugin allow you to have fullscreen background image slider for your wordpress site. You can set the background image for each posts (including custom post types that comes with your active theme), manage the thumbnail settings for each post too.

WordPress 360º Image Slider – MORE INFO / DEMO

Wordpress 360º Image Slider

The WP 360 º Image Slider is a highly configurable plugin that adds slider functionality to your posts or pages.

WordPress Slider Gallery Shortcode – MORE INFO / DEMO

WordPress Slider gallery shortcode

This plugin creates a new shortcode for WordPress. With this new shortcode, you can create a slider gallery in seconds just by typing [slider] while you’re writing your post or page. The slider will display the images that you have uploaded to the current post or page. If you need more options, this simple shortcode features multiple attributes that you can set

Fullscreen Background Image Slider WP Plugin – MORE INFO / DEMO

Fullscreen Background Image Slider WP Plugin

This plugin allows you to have fullscreen background image slider for your WordPress site. You can set the background image for each posts (including custom post types that comes with your active theme), manage the thumbnail settings for each post too.

Touch Carousel – MORE INFO / DEMO

Touch Carousel for WordPress

TouchCarousel is a posts content slider WordPress plugin with touch navigation for mobile devices. The Touch feature also works when you use a mouse…pretty cool actually. You can slide custom post types, with custom taxonomies (categories, tags, e.t.c.) and create layout templates using simple templating system

Thumbnail Scroller – MORE INFO / DEMO

thumbnail-scroller

This Plugin will help you to easily add a thumbnail scroller to your WordPress website or blog. The scroller is completely customizable, resizable and is compatible with all browsers and devices (iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones). You will be able to insert it in any page or post you want with an inbuilt short code generator.

Featured Posts Slider for WordPress – MORE INFO / DEMO

Featured Posts Slider for WordPress

Show off your content the real way – in a slider! This WordPress slider includes 6 predefined layouts and allows you to customize layouts with 18 variables. Intuitive admin GUI with inline help.

KenBurner WordPress Slideshow Plugin – MORE INFO / DEMO

KenBurner WordPress Slideshow Plugin

This WordPress slideshow plugin offers the combination of Ken Burns Effect, state-of-the-art Slider and Text Animations. You can customize your slideshows with the drag&drop backend to fit your needs. It is possible to give each slider some captions to deliver the message effectively.

Responsive Ken Burns Slider WordPress Plugin – MORE INFO / DEMO

Responsive Ken Burns Slider WordPress Plugin

Ken Burns Sliders Full Collection WordPress Plugin comes in 4 versions: Fixed Dimensions, Full Width, Full Screen and SideBar banners/Mini-Galeries.

Pristine Slider: pure CSS3 interactive slider – MORE INFO / DEMO

Pristine Slider: pure CSS3 interactive slider

Pristine Slider is a unique product, the first of it’s kind. It’s a fully interactive slider, written entirely in CSS , no JavaScript. That makes it incredibly light and snappy, it works on all modern browsers. And for our beloved Internet Explorer there is a JS fallback included, so no worries there. The slider is easily customizable through the options page in the dashboard. You can change various settings like timings, transition duration, transition effect, width, height etc. Additionally, you can easily style the slider with CSS .

CCSLIDER WP – MORE INFO / DEMO

ccslider-wp-3d2d-slideshow-wordpress-plugin

CCSlider WP makes it easy to embed the CCSlider jQuery slideshow plugin in your WordPress theme. CCSlider is an unique slideshow plugin because of the fact that it supports 3d transitions! There are 10 stunning 3d transitions available, and also 10 stylish 2d transitions.

WP Slideshow Gallery – MORE INFO / DEMO

wp-slideshow-gallery

With the WordPress slideshow gallery plugin you can embed a slideshow gallery into any WordPress post/page with the use of the “sideshow” shortcode. You can hardcode a slideshow gallery into any of the PHP files of your WordPress theme using just a few lines of code. This WordPress Slider plugin have thumbs below the image being presented, text overlay and looks pretty cool – and then it is completely free.

Paradigm Slider WordPress Plugin – MORE INFO / DEMO

paradigm-slider-wordpress-plugin

A combination of Parallax Effect, state-of-the-art Slider and Text Animations defines this slider. Customize unlimited sliders with our own Drag&Drop Slider Editor to your very needs. Give each slider a parallax caption to transport your message. Touch swipe for iOS and Android mobile devices is of course included. So it works on every modern browser (including IE7 /8) and on mobile devices.

SLIDER EVOLUTION FOR WORDPRESS – MORE INFO / DEMO

slider evolution

Slider Evolution is a JQuery plugin that lets you easily create powerful javascript sliders with very nice transition effects. Enhance your website by adding a unique and attractive slider! Create an unlimited number of sliders with customized settings for each one, and place them anywhere on your WordPress website with ease. You must check out this WordPress slider demos

3D Content Slideshow for WordPress – MORE INFO / DEMO

3d-wordpress-content-slideshow

F3D WordPress Slider is based on jQuery Featured 3D Slider plugin that converts static HTML content into a 3D stage with smoothly moving objects. The effect is simply amazing and I have not seen it in other WordPress slideshow plugins so far. Check the demo to experience the cool 3D effect.

Cyclone Slider – MORE INFO / DEMO

cyclone-slider

Cyclone Slider follows the keep it simple mantra. It leverages wordpress’ built-in features. It uses custom post for the slideshow, custom fields to store settings, and media uploader for the images. Its simple yet flexible.

Polaroid Slider for WordPress – MORE INFO / DEMO

polaroid-slider-for-wordpress-

Polaroid slider mimics the feeling of the old-style polaroid photographs. It’s a powerful JavaScript-CSS slider using CSS3 and jQuery! Create slides with image, video or HTML content or generate slides from your favorite flickr or 500px feeds.

uBillboard  - MORE INFO / DEMO

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uBillboard is a Premium Slider for WordPress. It is a jQuery based slider with a multitude of transitions and options for you to be able to customize it to your needs while not overwhelming you with options you never wanted or needed. Version 3 is a revolutionary release with most of the codebase rewritten from scratch. This has enabled us to integrate many features that you have been requesting during the first year. Make sure you see this WordPress Slider demo in action!

SlideDeck 2 Lite Responsive Content Slider – MORE INFO / DEMO

slidedeck-2

Create responsive content sliders on your WordPress blogging platform. Manage SlideDeck content and insert them into templates and posts.

Multipurpose Bookshelf Slider – WordPress Plugin – MORE INFO / DEMO

multipurpose-bookshelf-slider-wordpress-plugin

Multipurpose Bookshelf Slider – WordPress Plugin is useful for displaying products such as books, magazines, dvd, cd and others. It’s a way to showcase products in an attractive manner. Features of “lightbox” to display images, videos (Youtube and Vimeo) and any html content (WordPress editor). Can be added detailed content to each product. Easy to add into WordPress using widgets or shortcodes.

FLIP BOOK WORDPRESS SLIDER – MORE INFO / DEMO

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Flip Book WordPress Pluginis based is on XML Flip Book / AS3 one of the three top selling items of all times on ActiveDen . It has been built from scratch. Almost everything you see on the page is easily customizable through the WordPress administration panel – easy installation, no coding skills required.

jQuery Carousel Evolution for WordPress -MORE INFO / DEMO

jquery-carousel-evoluation-for-wordpress

jQuery Carousel Evolution for WordPress is a WordPress plugin that allows you to easily create powerfull carousel slider in a few minutes. You can then integrate it into any page with a single shortcode. It includes a full back-end interface to create and customize your Carousel. It also offers a preview mode to easily try out some settings before pushing them live.

Meteor Slides – MORE INFO / DEMO

meteor-slides[3]

Easily create responsive slideshows with WordPress that are mobile friendly and simple to customize.

Promotion Slider – MORE INFO / DEMO

promotion-slider

Promotion Slider is a jQuery slideshow populated by the promotions you enter into the WordPress admin area.

Social Slider Pro for WordPress – MORE INFO / DEMO

social-slider-in-wordpress-

Social Slider Pro for WordPress is a social plugin that adds a sliding, sticky, social sidebar to your site. With tons of ways to customize it, Social Slider Pro for WordPress can help you gain social traffic almost immediately

Pinwheel Slider – MORE INFO / DEMO

pinwheel-

Pinwheel Slider is a customizable WordPress plugin that will help you adding a very attractive featured content and image carousel with the ability to add ‘N’ number of slides horizontally sliding to your WordPress site’s front page, other pages, posts, sidebar widgets etc. There are three slides visible at a time with the ‘Center’ Large feature and two ‘Side’ small features one on the Left side and the other on the Right side.

Dynamic Content Gallery – MORE INFO / DEMO

dynamic-content-gallery

Creates a dynamic gallery of images for latest or featured content posts, categories, pages and Custom Post Type posts.

Slideshow Gallery – MORE INFO / DEMO

slideshow-gallery

Slideshow Gallery features content in a JavaScript powered slideshow gallery showcase on your WordPress website

WP ThumbFx – Responsive jQuery Thumbnail Effects – MORE INFO / DEMO

wp-thumbfx-responsive-jquery-thumbnail-effects

Enrich your website experience with WPThumbFx, a WordPress jQuery animation plugin that brings your images and content in your articles to life. Create unique animated effects effortlessly without any knowledge of jQuery. All effects are responsive and adapt perfectly for all device resolutions like mobiles, tablets and desktops.

Page Flip Image Gallery – MORE INFO / DEMO

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FlippingBook WordPress Gallery plugin helps you to create Image Gallery with Page Flip effects on your blog.

WordPress Content Slide – MORE INFO / DEMO

wordpress-content-slide

Content Slide is used to create fully customizable JQuery fading image slideshow anywhere within your WordPress site. Custom options include slideshow size, color, style and more.

Author : Dustin Betonio

Dustin Betonio is a Translation Management graduate at University of Mindanao. His earlier career was devoted on customer service outside the information highway. Currently studying Law in the same University.

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Richard September 19, 2013 at 9:57 pm

What a collection! However, I’m looking for a vertical slider, one that rises and falls between images, like this site does: http://mariecatribs.com. Have you seen a plugin that does this?

Thanks,

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David September 9, 2013 at 1:33 am

Of all of these sliders which is your personal favorite? Or which would you say is the best?

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Pete August 13, 2013 at 10:54 am

I’ve used Cyclone Slider a few times and it’s terrific. It’s simple, elegant and incredibly easy to install and configure.

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Lars August 21, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Hi Pete, thanks for sharing your experience with Cyclone!

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SLidely August 8, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Hey

I think you will find this Wordpress Slideshow plugin very productive.
You can use it to for slideshow and photo gallery .Oh! & the best part…it’s Free!

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Lars August 21, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Thanks for letting us know about this free options!

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monjurulhoque July 18, 2013 at 11:11 pm

really awesome collections. i used some plugin on my some outsource project. thanks for this post.

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Lars August 21, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Great you liked the post! which ones did you use and how did they work out for you?

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Robin Jennings July 17, 2013 at 1:48 am

Great selection of slideshows. Its really tempting to use multiple slideshows on your website espeically if its a portfolio but try not to use anymore than 3. Otherwise they all conflict and it’ll break your website regularly.

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Lars August 21, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Yes it is a risk to add to many plugins and also a potential performance issue. Try looking for slider plugins that have multiple templates for variations of the slider layout. You may find one that satisfy all your needs.

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Jemma Taylor July 11, 2013 at 8:07 am

Thanks for the great collection! I have tried many sites looking for free plugins for my blog Good thing i found this. I also have this Plugin for embedding a photo stream on your website!!

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Lars August 21, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Great to know that you found the post valuable Jemma ;) Makes the hard work creating the list worth the effort

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Tom July 6, 2013 at 1:27 pm

I’ve been looking for a long time something like smooth slider, thanks:-)

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Bimakuru July 5, 2013 at 6:10 pm

thanks for this post, i’ll try Smooth Slider first :)

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Waqass July 4, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Thinking of using CCSlider is really cool ….thinking of using it on my site lodse.com

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mike July 4, 2013 at 5:58 am

Do any of the sliders for wordpress have an option to have an email optin on a slide? Thanks

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johanso June 26, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Very Thanks to share, excellent collection. Muchas Gracias.

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zorali June 22, 2013 at 1:05 pm

which slider load faster and got iframe/html support and a embedded video

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saiful May 14, 2013 at 5:08 am

wow, simply amazing in a word…. awesome collection…….. thanks.

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