Today I want to list some of the best slider plugins for WordPress blogs.Most Bloggers want to use a slider be it a Featured posts slider or just a neat slideshow of your pictures or Carousel. Originally I wanted to list some free slider plugins but to be honest I could not find a list of Good free sliders to choose from. Most of the free sliders were just a Lite Version of a premium plugin. So I found 10 top free slider plugins and I have also listed some of the very best Premium WordPress Plugins if you are willing to spend a few bucks. These are my favorites.
So I will start with the 10 best free slideshow plugins and then I have listed the 10 premium slideshow plugins.
Best Free WordPress Slider Plugins
- Meta Slider : Meta slider incorporates the Flex Slider, Nivo Slider, Responsive Slides and Coin Slider.Drag and Drop feature from your WordPress media library, fully SEO optimized.
- Kinsta Infinite Slider : A unique WordPress gallery plugin with a number of themes.Infinite sliding and mobile drag to slide are enabled.Slides are shown in a thumbnail grid.
- Len Slider : The Len slider is a solid plugin using jQuery there are a number of styles to suit your blog.YouTube and Vimo videos can also be added as slides.
- Easing Slider “Lite” : A lightweight slider that’s fully mobile responsive with bulk image upload options to save time.There is a pro version available.
- Smooth Slider : Smooth Slider is fully responsive with three built in transition effects.The slider can be added anywhere on your blog with a preview option in your admin panel.
- Wow Slider : The Wow slider couldn’t be easier to use.Packed with cool transition effects and built in mobile swipe feature.
- Slide Deck 2 : One of the main features of Slide Deck 2 is it can be connected with your Flicker, Pinterest and YouTube accounts to show images and video from those accounts.
- Meteor Slides : This is one of the very basic sliders for those who want something lightweight and easy to use.Options for transitions and navigation after that it’s just a slideshow.
- Super Slider : Super Slider allows multiple sliders on your posts and pages.Add navigation buttons, transition styles, links and more to each slide.
Best Premium WordPress Slider Plugins
Make sure to follow the link to the plugin page and check out the previews of each slider in action before you buy.
- Slider Revolution
Price : $26
Slider Revolution : A great option Slider Revolution has different size options up to full screen to suit your blog.All styles are covered and the slider is responsive for mobile.Full support is offered when you buy the slider.
Price : $25
LayerSlider : Layer Slider is packed with features.Lost of transition effects between slides.Works seamlessly on mobile devices and supports video slides.
- Master Slider
Price : $24
Master Slider : The Master slider has over 25 styles to choose from and you can create your own styles.Touch swipe navigation is enabled for mobile devices.
- Super 7 Slider
Price : $11
Super 7 : Super 7 is a fantastic WordPress slider with over 350 transitions.Unlimited slides and fully responsive.
- FullScreen Background Slider
Price : $10
FullScreen Background Slider : Something a bit different here with a full screen WordPress slider.Working with CSS (Uses jQuery on older browsers) a full screen slideshow is a great option.
- Uno Slider
Price : $10
Unoslider : The tag line for this slider is Unlimited Transitions.Touch enables, supports all browsers with 12 pre-made themes to choose from.
That’s our list I was surprised with the low quality free plugins but I guess the premium plugins are only a few dollars. Is there a free slider plugin I missed ?
Drop your comments and questions below.