30 Very Useful WordPress Slider plugins

by Moderator on June 2, 2013

Undoubtedly, WordPress is one of the world’s best publishing platforms with a high number of developers working round the clock, to develop new plugins or add some enhanced features to the extremely popular content managing system. The demand for professionalism is on a high, and we can now see a wide variety of customized plugins available for almost every need of a webmaster, an important one being WordPress Slider plugins for a website.

The most frequently used tools to attract attention to your featured content on WordPress include Sliders and Columns on the web site front page. These Javascript based plugins have gained considerable recognition in the retail sphere as it adds visual elegance to your website with pleasant impression on the eyes. In most cases, you can add these plugins to your website with no coding at all by accessing it via the WordPress Admin Panel, and the number of transition options available just keeps increasing.

Here, we are sharing with you some of the best WordPress sliders that you can use on your site easily. Some of these sliders are free and some premium. Check out this collection and see which of the WordPress slider plugins would fit your needs.

Premium WordPress Slider Plugins

Layerslider (Must see effect) – MORE INFO / DEMO


This is the WordPress plugin of LayerSlider! You can create as many layers and sublayers as you want. You can use unlimited images with links. The script is very user-friendly, you can add global settings or local (per slide) settings to each layer or sublayer. You can change delay times, easing types, durations and much more.

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


Cute Slider WP is a stunning premium CSS3 / HTML5 WordPress slider plugin with stunning 3D & 2D effects, responsive layout. 5 ready to use skins with skin editor & variable controls (thumbnail list, hover thumbnails, bullets). You get a WYSIWYG editor to set up the slides.

WordPress UniSlider – MORE INFO / DEMO

Unislider, WordPress theme

The WP UniSlider plugin adds an elegant and sleek slider feature to your pages, You can use it as an images slideshow, or put any html content to slide. There are many features and options included, easy to customize and implement.

Touch Carousel – MORE INFO / DEMO


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

Fullscreen Background Image Slider WP Plugin – MORE INFO DEMO

Fullscreen Background Image Slider

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.

Full Width Background Image Slider – MORE INFO / DEMO


This wordpress plug-in gives a beautiful touch and a dynamic feel to any website by allowing you to easily create a full-width background slide with many built in options. You can create any number and assign them to post and pages. If you want to choose colors you can also set colors instead of images.

Responsive Zoom In/Out Slider WordPress Plugin – MORE INFO / DEMO


Zoom In/Out Effect Sliders Full Collection WordPress Plugin comes in 4 versions.

uBillboard WordPress Slider – MORE INFO / DEMO

uBillboard WordPress Slider

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!

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

Banner Rotator Content Slider

All In One is an Advanced Jquery Slider WordPress plugin which comes in 5 flavors: Banner Rotator, Thumbnails Banner, Banner with Playlist, Content Slider, Carousel. It allows you to easily create powerful sliders with animated text using HTML standard tags, making the slider very easy to setup and maintain.

Slider Revolution Responsive WordPress Plugin – MORE INFO / DEMO

Slider Revolution Responsive

Create a responsive(mobile friendly) or full width slider with must-see-effects and meanwhile keep or build your SEO optimization (all content always readable for search engines). See the heaps of custom transitions/animations for each object on the page! This plugin features tons of unique transition effects, an image preloader, video embedding, autoplay that stops on user interaction and lots of easy to set options to create your own effects.

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.

Estro – jQuery WordPress Slider – MORE INFO / DEMO

Estro - jQuery WordPress slider

“Estro” meaning “creativity”, “talent” or “inspiration”, in Italian, is a fitting moniker for this beautiful slider. For the design of this slider we wanted to create a price of work which could form the centerpiece of your next web project. A starting point, who?s design and execution would inspire you and supercharge your own work. See the WordPress slider demo in action.

DDSlider for WordPress – MORE INFO / DEMO


Manage your slides the way you want, don’t depend on pages and posts. Upload Images via AJAX direct from the slide manager page. Over 11 different transitions

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

Sugar Slider – WordPress Slider – MORE INFO / DEMO

Sugar Slider - WordPress Slider Manager

Sugar Slider makes it as easy as it could possibly be to create gorgeous sliders for your WordPress powered site. Forget nasty custom fields and image URLs. You can even forget about manually resizing every image before you upload it. With a huge list of features, Sugar Slider is on of the most advanced and powerful WordPress slider manager.



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.

WordPress Flipper 2.0: Flipbook style slider! – MORE INFO / DEMO


Flipper is a WordPress plugin that lets you transform any content to a beautiful book-like slider!

Slider PRO – WordPress Slider Plugin – MORE INFO / DEMO

Slider PRO - WordPress Slider Plugin

Slider PRO is one of the most powerful slider plugins for WordPress on the market (some buyers have been saying that it’s actually the best). The slider offers you 100+ customizable properties, 100+ possible transition effects, 10+ skins and much more. Also, the slider’s administration area is very powerful and uses the default WordPress design, which WordPress users are already familiar with. This slider plugin is carefully coded, using WordPress development best practices, to avoid conflicts with other themes and plugins that are well coded. Please take a look at the list of features at the feature page.

Sublime Slider for WordPress – MORE INFO | DEMO


WPSublimeSlider is a fantastic WordPress plugin that allows you to create and display unlimited image galleries on your site. You can create sliders using your own images or even from a Flickr photoset or Picasa web album.The plugin supports multiple themes and the included (Sublime) theme can display your galleries at fullscreen or fit within your own predefined dimensions.

Free WordPress Slider Plugins

WordPress Slideshow Gallery – MORE INFO


The WordPress Slideshow Gallery plugin uses a jQueryJavascript library for its slideshow and the Javascript is correctly enqueued into WordPress to prevent conflict with 3rd party plugins and themes. The slideshow gallery plugin for WordPress gives you the ability to either manage your own, custom slides to display or it can use the gallery images uploaded to WordPress posts through the media uploader.

EasyRotator for WordPress – MORE INFO


EasyRotator for WordPress is a WordPress plugin that allows you to add beautiful EasyRotator rotators and sliders to your WordPress site in seconds. It’s an unparalleled experience – the seamless magic of EasyRotator plus the amazing usability of WordPress!

NextGEN Gallery – MORE INFO


NextGEN Gallery is a fully integrated Image Gallery plugin for WordPress with a slideshow option.

Meteor Slides – MORE INFO


Meteor Slides makes it simple to create slideshows and publish them with a shortcode, widget, or template tag. The slideshows scale with responsive and fluid themes to fit any device and have touch support. Powered by jQuery Cycle with over twenty transition styles to choose from.

WP Slideshow Gallery – MORE INFO / DEMO


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.

Smooth Slider – MORE INFO


Smooth Slider is a WordPress Plugin for creating a dynamic slideshow/s for featured posts, pages and media images on a blog. The slideshow created by Smooth Slider are JavaScript and Text based, that is why site owners and bloggers will get full benefit of Search Engine Optimization as the texts are readable by Search Engines. You can choose some of your posts,pages and media images as featured posts and show them into a slideshow on your blog home page (i.e. Index) as well as in sidebar. Also, you can show category posts in reverse chronological order.

Front Slider WordPress Plugin – MORE INFO | DEMO


Front Slider includes as many Featured Posts as you like. You can define a Image for every Post/Page. It shows an excerpt, date, time and number of comments for every Post. The text and images are sliding smoothly – Front Slider generates nice thumbnails (with wordpress built-in-functions – no timthumb needed) through which can be slided and navigated. By clicking on the big image one gets directly to the featured Post/Page.

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WSDR May 16, 2012 at 2:01 pm

WOW! Thanks for sharing, there are some great sliders I might be able to use on some of my Wordpress sites.


(MR)S.KASTHURIRANGAN June 29, 2012 at 11:01 am

dear sir,

I have a picasa web album. I want to put embed picasa slide show in wordprocess.com.
this website is not for commercial purpose. but it is only for public show. kindly explain
in detail, preferably a video demo, as to how to put my pictures in picasa web album
to wordprocess.com as embed picasa slide show, as tried my level best to put but failed.
please reply to above email id….thanks and regards ….s.kasthurirangan (South India)


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I wish there was a plugin to overlay text on a slider already in use


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