Top 9 WordPress Slider Plugins

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Running a WordPress blog or a website with having slider installed in it brings a lots of statement in front of visitors, but if in case it’s not implemented the way it have to be, then it not only ends up in showing up poor results but also effect on conversion rates i.e. visitors signing up, buying product and so on.

Although with the way different developers launching different themes et al, there is also a sudden change in both designing and development of WordPress slider plugins. They are easy to install, configure or integrate into your WordPress sites. The post will showcase the best WordPress slider plugins available out there.

Note: The post is the second-part of the WordPress slider best plugins series.

Promotion Slider

Promotion slider is a jQuery slider which makes it easy to insert a simple slideshow or to implement multiple rotating ad zones on a webpage. Since it is highly customizable, you are in complete control of what shows on the slider, what shows on your promotion pages and over the top on how it all works.

Moreover, when you click on the image displays in the slider and when a user clicks on the image, they will be taken to the full promotion page. The plugin is designed with keeping SEO in mind gives an additional positive effect into in it. You can integrate the slider anywhere you like in your WordPress blog.

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Fullscreen Background Image Slider WP Plugin

The plugin allows you to have fullscreen background image slider for your WordPress site. It allows you to set the background image for each of posts, including custom post types which comes with your active theme, manage the thumbnail setting for each post too.

More Info | Demo | Price: $14

SlideDeck 2

The plugin is a responsive slider plugin which allows you to easily create content sliders out of almost any content. You can connect to a variety of Content Sources like YouTube, Flickr, WordPress posts and Pinterest to create gorgeous, dynamic sliders in a few clicks with the best pros is that no coding is required.

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Slider gallery shortcode

The plugin will create a new shortcode for WordPress with all you have do is just create a slider gallery in few seconds by putting up [slider] while the time you are writing your post or a page. The slider will then display the images which you have uploaded to the current post or page.

More Info | Demo | Price: $16

KenBurner Slider WordPress Plugin

The plugin brings in Ken Burns Effect, slider and Text Animations all under one hood. You can customize this slider with drag and drop backend feature available. The plugin is totally customizable: Start-, End Point, Zoom In or Out, Zoom Factor are all in the different slider parameters with allowing you to add transitions to your pictures but the elements on each of slide too.

More Info | Demo | Price: $13

Z-News Multimedia Post

The plugin will bring in multimedia options. You can be configured video (Youtube, Vimeo, MP4 and FLV), audio (MP3), image and html content (using the WordPress editor). The plugin has features include Touch Swipe, Drag and responsive layout.

More Info | Demo | Price: $11

Premium Featured Posts Slider

The plugin allows you to show off your content in the real way, all in a slider. You can feature any of your post, page or custom post types. It includes six predefined layouts with 18 variables available with each.

More Info | Demo | Price: $20

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. It includes a customizable JQuery content slider with CSS3 animations and parallax effects.

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Smooth Slider

The plugin creates a dynamic slideshow for featured posts on a blog. The slideshow are JavaScript and Text based, which lets bloggers and site owners to get full benefit of Search Engine Optimization as the texts are easily readable by Search Engine.

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The Editorial Team

The Editorial Team

The Editorial Team at JustWP is a team of WordPress experts led by Karan Chopra.

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  • Anna Victoria

    Great article, Thanks for all of the great resources!
    I want to add Avartan WordPress slider plugin in your list. It creates stunning image slider and video slider for your WordPress website.

    • Dear Anna,
      Thanks for the message. We will definitely go through your suggested plugin and if found relevant, then will surely add it up in the article.
      Best,
      Karan Chopra
      Editor – JustWP