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6 Best WordPress Slider Plugins you should install 2017

Do you fancy sliders. ? Well they provide a awesome way to display images, videos or other content in an attractive manner on your website. If your WordPress theme doesn’t have a slider built-in or you would just like to add something a bit more exciting then take a look at these best WordPress slider plugins that can bring your website to life.

1. RoyalSlider – Touch-Enabled jQuery Image Gallery

RoyalSlider – Touch-Enabled jQuery Image Gallery

RoyalSlider is an easy-to-use jQuery image gallery and content slider plugin with animated captions, responsive layout and touch support for mobile devices. For its menu, you can use thumbnails, tabs or bullets. Use it as image slider, slideshow, HTML content slider, gallery, banner rotator, video gallery, carousel or even presentation.

RoyalSlider comes with the following features:

  • Touch navigation support for iOS (all versions), Android 2.3+, IE10, IE11, Blackberry and other OS and browsers that support touch or pointer events
  • Use any HTML content in each slide and each thumbnail (or tab)
  • Loads nearby images in background
  • Super smooth hardware accelerated CSS3 transitions
  • Full-screen feature with native HTML5 fullscreen support.
  • Perfect for photo gallery where you want to show high-resolution photography
  • Memory management – keeps only a few slides in display list
  • YouTube & Vimeo videos in slides
  • Deep-linking – link to specific slide from URL
  • Adjustable speed, transition and easing for each caption or slide
  • Static content for each slide is allowed


2. Slider Revolution Responsive WordPress Plugin

Slider Revolution Responsive WordPress Plugin

Slider Revolution is currently the top-selling plugin on Codecanyon. It is widely-used by theme authors on Themeforest. It is a responsive (mobile friendly) or full-width slider with must-see-effects. It also keeps or builds your SEO optimization (all content always readable for search engines).

It comes with the following features:

  • Brand new admin interface
  • Custom caption animation builder
  • Full slider import/export



3. LayerSlider Responsive WordPress Plugin

LayerSlider Responsive WordPress Slider Plugin

LayerSlider Slider Plugin is a premium multi-purpose WordPress slider for creating image galleries, content sliders, and mind-blowing slideshows with must-see effects, even from your WordPress posts and pages. It uses cutting edge technologies to provide the smoothest experience that’s possible, and it comes with more than 200 preset 2D and 3D slide transitions.

LayerSlider Slider Plugin comes with the following features:

  • Build dynamic sliders from WordPress posts and pages
  • Static content
  • WYSIWYG editor with real-time previews
  • Timeline view
  • Multi-site ready
  • Translation and localization ready
  • Transition builder, Skin and CSS Editors
  • Automatic updates
  • Import / Export feature
  • Plugin Permission


4. Slider Pro – Responsive Slider Plugin

Slider Pro

Slider PRO is one of the most powerful WordPress slider plugins in the market. The slider is fully responsive and mobile-ready. It provides 150+ options, 100+ possible transition effects, from simple ‘fade’, ‘slide’ or ‘swipe’ effects to more complex ‘slice’ effects, 15+ skins and much more.

It comes with the following features:

  • Responsive
  • You can add animated layers and static layers.
  • Dynamic content/Featured slider – Automatically load data from posts, pages and custom post types, based on any taxonomy.
  • Load Flickr photos based on Username ID or Set ID
  • Easily adds YouTube, Vimeo and HTML5 videos inside the layers
  • Touch-screen-enabled swipe effect that can work horizontally or vertically.
  • Thumbnails – Can be simple images or HTML thumbnails. The thumbnail scroller can be responsive and touch gestures are supported
  • More than 100 possible transition effects
  • More than 150 customizable properties. It’s possible to set options per slide.
  • More than 15 slider skins and 7 scrollbar, few of them also providing color variations
  • Lazy loading – Set images to be lazy loaded in order to save bandwidth and loading time.
  • Fullscreen – Real full-screen capability in browsers that support HTML5 fullscreen.
  • Lightbox inside slider – Built-in Lightbox support, that supports a variety of content, like images, YouTube/Vimeo videos, HTML page
  • Multiple sliders
  • Keyboard navigation
  • Possibility to shuffle the slides
  • Slider Admin features


5. Everslider – Responsive WordPress Carousel Plugin

Everslider - Responsive WordPress Carousel Plugin

Everslider – Responsive WordPress Carousel Plugin will help you create nice-looking, responsive and mobile friendly carousel slider from any wordpress post type to showcase your popular works in portfolio or to display recent blog posts.

  • Carousel from any wordpress post type
  • Comes with 4 pre-defined templates
  • Placeholders for creating custom slide templates
  • Fully responsive and mobile friendly
  • Retina-ready controls (PSD included)
  • Hardware CSS3 transitions with fallback to jQuery
  • Works in IE7+ up to Android and iPhone
  • Keyboard and mousewheel support
  • Drag and touchswipe support
  • Carousel modes + autoplay
  • Translable interface (translation files included)
  • Simple usage and clear documentation
  • JSHint compliant code

This is WordPress version of Everslider Responsive Carousel Plugin. jQuery version of this plugin you can get it here!

I made some screenshots in WordPress backend to demonstrate plugin functionality and available options. If you have any questions or need support, contact me and I’ll be happy to help!


6. Accordion Slider – Responsive WordPress Plugin

Accordion Slider

Accordion Slider is a fully responsive and touch-enabled WordPress slider plugin that combines the functionality of an accordion with that of a slider.

It comes with the following features:

  • Fully Responsive
  • Touch-enabled
  • Dynamic content
  • Automatic Updates
  • Add as many panels as you want without worrying about screen space.
  • Set layers to display when the panel is opened, or when it’s closed, or all the time.
  • Caching – accordions are automatically cached for improving the load time
  • Inline help – instructions directly from the admin area
  • Load anywhere
  • Smooth animations using CSS3 transitions and RequestAnimationFrame
  • Retina-ready
  • Swap image – change background image when panel is opened
  • Keyboard and mouse navigation – navigate using the keyboard keys or mouse wheel
  • Lazy Loading
  • Lightbox – FancyBox is included and integrated with the Accordion Slider plugin
  • SEO-friendly
  • Deep linking
  • Change the accordion slider settings at different screen sizes
  • Powerful JavaScript API
  • Modular architecture – easily strip out code to reduce the JavaScript file size
  • Compatible with Multi-Site environment
  • Import and export
  • Action and filter hooks