WordPress users precisely require WordPress sliders as adding the one will add an elegant element of style and flare to many of web designs, helping to grab site visitors’ to main pieces of content. In between this, the new sliders come and try to make their places and only few able to reach at that par. With this article, I have decided to put together ten of best free and premium WordPress content slider plugins which you may use totally according to as per your needs.
Full Page/ Full width Background Slider
- Adds full page slider to use to your website.
- You can add up to 6 images to the slider.
- You can add single full page background image to your site.
- You can add different slider to different pages of the website.
- Easily manageable back-end.
- Comes with 6 Great Backgrounds ready to use
- Set Background color for posts and pages. Now instead of image you can set the background color for the image too.
IvyCat AJAX Image Slider
- Use simple shortcodes to add a slider to a page.
- Create multiple slider groups.
- Supports one slider per page.
- The first slide loads when the page loads and the rest are pulled in via AJAX, speeding up initial page load.
- Uses a custom post type for the slides making it easy for you, or customers, to add new slides and groups.
- Uses the featured image of the slide’s post.
- You create the slide order.
- Change slide speed, fadeIn/fadeOut durations, remove base styles, and even remove next/previous arrows and slide button icons
- Easy to use AJAX powered administration panel
- Built in Widget and Shortcode
- Change settings per slideshow (speed, theme, hover pause, width, height, easing etc)
- Fully integrated with the new WordPress 3.5 media manager
- Add captions and URLs to slides
- Drag and drop reordering
- Intelligent image cropping (Smart Crop)
- Fully localised
- Slider preview in admin panel via Thickbox
- Unlimited number of Sliders
- Admin AJAX support
- LenSlider based on php classes, making the one a scalable and secure for hacking and for the system as a whole
- Disable for banners
- WordPress 3.5+ READY!
- YouTube & Vimeo support!
- Easy creation and management of sliders within the WordPress admin
- Skins based sliders
- Fast: The plugin doesn’t use any additional MySQL database table. It uses just one query + WordPress Cache support
- A selection of different default skins to choose from
- Slider Banners Sorter: Order your banners in slider using drag & drop AJAX
- SEO Friendly images name, alt support
- Slider and Skin Settings
- Comments for slider to make a slider known (recognizable) in a list
- Easy sliders navigation in admin panel
- No Need Of Knowledge of PHP, CSS or HTML. If you have knowledge of CSS, you can create your own stylesheet
- Shortcode and php-code to integrate sliders
- Thumbnail support
- Post/Page/Category link insert helper
- User-friendly support
- Simple, semantic markup
- Supported in all major browsers
- Horizontal/vertical slide and fade animations
- Multiple slider support, Callback API, and more
- Hardware accelerated touch swipe support
- Custom navigation options
- Compatible with the latest version of jQuery
- Touch navigation for mobile and desktop
- Hardware-accelerated CSS3 transitions for devices.
- Any HTML in slides and thumbnails, everything is reposnive and can be resized dynamically.
- YouTube and Vimeo videos in slide
- Smart lazy-loading — preloads nearby images.
- Memory management – autmatically removes unused slides from DOM.
- Move or fade transition for slides.
- SEO optimized, even lazy-loaded images are indexed by search engines.
- Vertical or horizontal thumbnails, bullets or tabs for navigation.
- Responsive layout down to mobile.
- HTML blocks with custom effects (fade, move top, move right… or none).
- Image and/or HTML content for each slide.
- Multiple sliders per page is allowed, even with different skins.
- 4 unique skins that can easily be editable using CSS. Photoshop files included.
- Slider files are included only to posts where slider is used.
- Smart autoplay that pauses on hover and stops at first user action.
- Permalinks (deeplinking) that allows linking to any slide from URL
- Thumbnails can be scrollable in one line and should have same size. Tabs can have different size, but can’t be scrollable.
- Optional keyboard navigation and much more.
- IE10 touch support.
More Info | Price: $20
Banner Rotator / Content Slider
- touch screen navigation support for mobile
- responsive design. Available parameter to disable responsive behaviour
- 3 predefined skins
- 16 photo transition effects
- animated text from any direction: top, bottom, left and right. CSS and HTML formated
- external url link parameter for large image
- target parameter: _blank or _self
- width & height parameters
- autoplay parameter
- loop parameter
- randomize images parameter
- show/hide controllers parameter
- show/hide bottom thumbs parameter
- circle timer parameters for color, dimensions, transparency
- You can insert multiple instances in the same page with the same skin or using a different skin.
More Info | Price: $18
- Image and Thumbs fully resizable
- Using CSS Animation with FallBack to jQuery
- Unlimited Caption Layers
- Captions like Video, Image and html tags can be easily Created
- Unlimited Slides
- iPhone & Android Swipe Touch enabled
- jQuery Conflict free plugin
- Customizable 100% via Plugin Backend
- Easy installation in your Website
- Special Easing
- Vimeo & Youtube Supported
- Full Screen Video with Autoplay function
- Stop AutoPlay during Video Playback
- Duplicate, Slider, slide, captions Function
- Drag and Drop Captions in the Editor
- Fullwidth, Responsive (8 Level) and Normal Modes
- Optional Shadows included
- Hide Captions Separetely or Together depending on Slider Width
- Hide whole Slider Depending on Screen Width
- Countless Art of Transitions
- 10 Different Caption Animation Types
- 20 Differen Slide Transition, and Unlkmited Variations due Rotation and Amount of Slots
- Two Level Animations of Captions. Start Time, End time, Different Animation Type and Easing at Start and End
- Public Api, like stop & start, next,prev, jump to slide. Events at video play, start and stop, events at slide change.
More Info | Price: $15
Premium Featured Posts Slider
- Feature any post, page or custom post type
- Includes 6 predefined layouts
- Customize layouts with 18 variables
- Global and per-post options
- Intuitive admin GUI with inline help
- Thumbnails, arrows and pagination slide controls
- Uses your theme’s CSS styles
- Extensive user friendly documentation
- No template editing needed if you use [fps]
More Info | Price: $20
- Over 170 breathtaking 3D & 2D hardware accelerated transitions
- Easy-to-use visual transition builder
- 5 displaying modes
- Unlimited types of usage
- Unlimited variations of hardware accelerated animations
- 3 types of navigation controls
- WYSIWYG editor with preview feature
- Use with ANY HTML content
- Supports all major browsers
- Multisite ready
- Localization ready
- Support for translation plugins (like qTranslate)
- Skin editor
- Sample sliders included
- Touch-control for mobile devices
- Keyboard navigation
- Built-in powerful API
- Multiple sliders on one page
- Very detailed documentation
- Seo friendly
- Skin support with 8 skins
- Layered skin files included in .PSD format
- Documentation for developers
- Free support and future updates with auto-update feature
More Info | Price: $15