Having a WordPress slider or simply a jQuery Slider implemented into the top of a blog or website front page, category page etc., not only looks good, it also have a significant positive effect on conversion rates i.e. getting visitors to sign up, buy products and so on. This is also true for jQuery Carousel style scripts. In most professional themes for building WordPress website sliders are included but what if you have an existing WordPress website and want the benefits from a slider right now? It is actually quite simple because a bunch of skilled programmers has created plug and play solutions and provides this in the form of a WordPress Slider Plugins. They are easy to install, configure and integrate into most WordPress sites. Many of them also support multiple slider models and can be used to run multiple sliders in various spots on the same site. This post has just been updated with new slider plugins, and all links have been checked.
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LayerSlider WP – The WordPress Parallax Slider – MORE INFO / DEMO
LayerSlider is the favorite parallax effect slider of the World. It is highly customizable and it has a stunning admin user interface.
Slider Revolution Responsive WordPress Plugin – MORE INFO
Create a responsive(mobile friendly) or full width slider with must-see-effects and meanwhile keep or build your SEO optimization (all content always readable for search engines). See the heaps of custom transitions/animations for each object on the page! 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.
AllSlider – WordPress Responsive Slider Carousel – MORE INFO / DEMO
AllSlider is a responsive, touch enabled, slider carousel plugin for WordPress that allows you to create multiple sliders using a drag & drop interface and show them using a shortcode or a widget.
SLIDER PRO – WORDPRESS SLIDER PLUGIN – MORE INFO / DEMO
Slider PRO is one of the most powerful slider plugins for WordPress on the market (some buyers have been saying that it’s actually the best). The slider offers you 100+ customizable properties, 100+ possible transition effects, 10+ skins and much more. Also, the slider’s 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.
Banner Rotator / Content Slider WordPress Plugin – MORE INFO / DEMO
All In One is an Advanced Jquery Slider WordPress plugin which comes in 5 flavors: Banner Rotator, Thumbnails Banner, Banner with Playlist, Content Slider, Carousel. It allows you to easily create powerful sliders with animated text using HTML standard tags, making the slider very easy to setup and maintain.
ROYAL SLIDER – Touch Content Slider for WordPress – MORE INFO /DEMO
RoyalSlider for WordPress is a cross-device jQuery content slider with touch-based navigation and responsive 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.
vSlider is a wordpress image slider plugin where you can host multiple image sliders and upto 20 slides per slider.
Genesis Responsive Slider – MORE INFO
This plugin allows you to create a simple responsive slider that displays the featured image, along with the title and excerpt from each post.
It includes options for the maximum dimensions of your slideshow, allows you to choose to display posts or pages, what category to pull from, and even the specific post IDs of the posts you want to display. It includes next/previous arrows and a pager along with the option to turn both on or off. Finally, you can place the slider into a widget area.
The slideshow is also responsive and will automatically adjust for the screen it is being displayed on.
Facebook Likebox Slider for WordPress – MORE INFO / DEMO
Facebook Likebox Slider is an awesome plugin to become connected in the social networks of a website.
TOUCH CAROUSEL – MORE INFO
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
Lowrider Triple Slider – MORE INFO
Lowrider Triple Slider is a non-traditional slider for WordPress showing more than one image at the time. with the right material the effect can be really cool.
FEATURED POSTS WORDPRESS SLIDER – MORE INFO
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.
Responsive Ken Burns Slider WordPress Plugin – MORE INFO
Ken Burns Sliders Full Collection WordPress Plugin comes in 4 versions: Fixed Dimensions, Full Width, Full Screen and SideBar banners/Mini-Galeries.
Pristine Slider: pure CSS3 interactive slider – MORE INFO / DEMO
CCSLIDER WP – MORE INFO
With the WordPress slideshow gallery plugin you can embed a slideshow gallery into any WordPress post/page with the use of the “sideshow” shortcode. You can hardcode a slideshow gallery into any of the PHP files of your WordPress theme using just a few lines of code. This WordPress Slider plugin have thumbs below the image being presented, text overlay and looks pretty cool – and then it is completely free.
SLIDER EVOLUTION FOR WORDPRESS – MORE INFO
Multipurpose Bookshelf Slider – WordPress Plugin – MORE INFO
Multipurpose Bookshelf Slider – WordPress Plugin is useful for displaying products such as books, magazines, dvd, cd and others. It’s a way to showcase products in an attractive manner. Features of “lightbox” to display images, videos (Youtube and Vimeo) and any html content (WordPress editor). Can be added detailed content to each product. Easy to add into WordPress using widgets or shortcodes.
TouchCarousel – Posts Content Slider for WordPress – MORE INFO
TouchCarousel is a posts content slider WordPress plugin with touch navigation for mobile devices. You can slide custom post types, with custom taxonomies (categories, tags, e.t.c.) and create layout templates using simple templating system.
jQuery Carousel Evolution for WordPress –MORE INFO
jQuery Carousel Evolution for WordPress is a WordPress plugin that allows you to easily create powerfull carousel slider in a few minutes. You can then integrate it into any page with a single shortcode. It includes a full back-end interface to create and customize your Carousel. It also offers a preview mode to easily try out some settings before pushing them live.
Pinwheel Slider is a customizable WordPress plugin that will help you adding a very attractive featured content and image carousel with the ability to add ‘N’ number of slides horizontally sliding to your WordPress site’s front page, other pages, posts, sidebar widgets etc. There are three slides visible at a time with the ‘Center’ Large feature and two ‘Side’ small features one on the Left side and the other on the Right side.
WP ThumbFx – Responsive jQuery Thumbnail Effects – MORE INFO
Enrich your website experience with WPThumbFx, a WordPress jQuery animation plugin that brings your images and content in your articles to life. Create unique animated effects effortlessly without any knowledge of jQuery. All effects are responsive and adapt perfectly for all device resolutions like mobiles, tablets and desktops.