December 3, 2012

20+ Cool WordPress Slider Plugins

For WordPress website owners WordPress slider plugins is a great way to feature content like images, videos etc. on e.g. front pages where the space is limited. Slider typically work as a stack of preloaded content that transition in and becomes visible for the visitor. There are many ways to do this and often cool animated transitions are used to catch the attention of the visitor.

For this article I have collected a set of great WordPress slider plugins that all will make your featured content stand out. Please support us and take the time to share this article with your friends and coworkers. I would also love to hear your thoughts and hopefully some additions to this WordPress slider plugins roundup.

Slider Revolution Responsive WordPress Plugin

Create a responsive (mobile friendly) or full width slider with awesome animation effects. Customize this slider with our convenient drag&drop back-end to your very needs. 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.

Slider Revolution Responsive WordPress Plugin

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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 youre 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

WordPress Slider gallery shortcode

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Accordion Pro

Accordion Pro is a jQuery powered horizontal accordion plugin for WordPress. It has four attractive themes for your accordions (basic, dark, light and stitch).

Accordion Pro

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Social Slider Pro for 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.

Social Slider Pro for WordPress

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Estro – jQuery Ken Burns slider – wordpress plugin

“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.

Estro - jQuery Ken Burns slider - wordpress plugin

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LayerSlider WP – The WordPress Parallax Slider

This is a WordPress plugin of the LayerSlider! You can create as many layers and sublayers as you want. You can use images or any other HTML elements, including Flash movies as layers. 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 with the WYSIWYG editor!

LayerSlider WP - The WordPress Parallax Slider

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Slider PRO – WordPress Premium Slider Plugin

Slider PRO is one of the most powerful slider plugins for WordPress on the market (some buyers have been saying that its actually the best). The slider offers you 100+ customizable properties, 100+ possible transition effects, 10+ skins and much more. Also, the sliders 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.

Slider PRO - WordPress Premium Slider Plugin

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Polaroid Slider for WordPress

Polaroid slider mimics the feeling of the old-style polaroid photographs. Its 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.

Polaroid Slider for WordPress

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WPSequencer – CSS3 slider constructor for WordPress

WPSequencer is truly unique WordPress slider plugin. With simple to use drag and drop slider builder you can create stunning animation in minutes. 40+ predefined animation presets and Google fonts support – out of the box!

WPSequencer - CSS3 slider constructor for WordPress

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Banner Rotator / Content Slider WordPress Plugin

This plugin 5 types of WordPress banners.

Banner Rotator / Content Slider WordPress Plugin

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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.

Thumbnail Scroller

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RoyalSlider – Touch Content Slider for WordPress

RoyalSlider for WordPress is a cross-device jQuery content slider with touch-based navigation and fluid 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.

RoyalSlider - Touch Content Slider for WordPress

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Lowrider Triple Slider

Lowrider Triple Slider is a non-traditional slider for WordPress.

Lowrider Triple Slider

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TouchCarousel – Posts Content Slider 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

TouchCarousel - Posts Content Slider for WordPress

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uBillboard – Premium Slider for WordPress

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!

uBillboard - Premium Slider for WordPress

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Sugar Slider – Premium 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.

Sugar Slider - Premium WordPress Slider Manager

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CCSlider WP – 3d/2d 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.

CCSlider WP - 3d/2d Slideshow WordPress Plugin

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WordPress li jquery slider/banner image rotator

liJQuery Image Slider is carefully crafted slider/banner image rotator, full of features, easy to install and customize. Whenever you need a full featured slider image rotator or you need a simple ad banner, liJQuery Image slider will do the job with ease!

Wordpress li jquery slider/banner image rotator

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DDSliderWP

Manage your slides the way you want, dont depend on pages and posts. Upload Images via AJAX direct from the slide manager page. Over 11 different transitions

DDSliderWP

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Smooth Slider

Smooth Slider is a free WordPress Plugin for creating a dynamic slideshow for featured posts on a blog. The slideshow created by Smooth Slider are JavaScript and Text based, thats why bloggers and site owners will get full benefit of Search Engine Optimization as the texts are readable by Search Engine.

Smooth Slider

MORE INFO / DEMO – by Tejaswini Deshpande (free plugin)

Pristine Slider: pure CSS3 interactive slider

Pristine Slider is a unique product, the first of its kind. Its 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 .

Pristine Slider: pure CSS3 interactive slider

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Easing Slider

You can create unlimited slideshows each with their own unique settings.

Easing Slider

MORE INFO / DEMO – by Matthew Ruddy (free plugin)

Slider Evolution for WordPress

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.

Slider Evolution for WordPress

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Paradigm Slider WordPress Plugin

Paradigm has a combination of Parallax Effect, state-of-the-art Slider and Text Animations that defines how this slider works. With Drag&Drop Slider Editor, you can customize this slide depending onyour needs. You can even 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.

Paradigm Slider WordPress Plugin

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Facebook Likebox Slider for WordPress

This plugin allows you get updated with the latest from your friends in the social media. It slides out Facebook, Google plus and Twitter windows on hover on either side of your screen.

Facebook Likebox Slider for WordPress

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Sublime Slider for WordPress

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.

Sublime Slider for WordPress

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Grid Slider – Premium WordPress Plugin

Grid slider features a smooth transition and a thumbnail of photos in grid that you can click to display in full.

Grid Slider - Premium WordPress Plugin

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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 360º Image Slider

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Premium Featured Posts Slider

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. Try the preview now.

Premium Featured Posts Slider

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