Sliders and slideshows have become very popular within all kinds of websites – portfolio sites, business websites, game sites, etc. Everyday more and more website are using these amazing powerful, versatile and sleek tools to enhance the user experience. Image slider not just gives a beautiful look to your website but it also help visitors to understand your product and service quickly. In the previous article i write about free WordPress themes with default sliders, today i am going to write about free WordPress plugins for sliders. There are many free slider plugin available for WordPress which are very easy to implement. Here are some of the popular free slider plugin for WordPress. Have fun!

1. iSlidex:

iSlidex is a WordPress slideshow plugin that will display images taken from posts in a specific category. Completely automated once you set the number of slides you would like to feature, the size and the category from where iSlidex will pull the images from. You can decide also whether to have nice semi transparent captions, with the title of the post for each slide. iSlidex comes with a widget, which can be set independently from the main slider.

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2. NextGEN Gallery:

NextGEN Gallery is the most popular photo gallery plugin for WordPress, and one of the most popular WordPress plugins of any kind with over 5 million downloads. It provides a powerful engine for uploading and managing galleries of images, with the ability to batch upload, import meta data, add/delete/rearrange/sort images, edit thumbnails, group galleries into albums, and more. It also provides two front end display styles (slideshows and thumbnail galleries), both of which come with a wide array of options for controlling size, style, timing, transitions, controls, lightbox effects, and more.

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3. Promotion Slider:

Promotion slider is a jQuery slider that makes it easy to insert a simple slideshow, or implement multiple rotating ad zones, on a webpage. Because it is highly customizable, you are in complete control of what shows on the slider, what shows on your promotion pages and how it all works. A simple options page and straight forward shortcodes provide great flexibility to the average user, while power users can take advantage of special actions and filters built into the plugin to add their own customizations.

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4. SlideDeck 1 Lite Content Slider:

The SlideDeck WordPress slider plugin allows you to easily create a content slider widget or slideshow on your WordPress blog without having to write any code. Just create a new slider with the SlideDeck control panel tool and insert the widget into your post via the WYSIWYG editor with the TinyMCE plugin SlideDeck picker. You can also create a dynamic slider by using the Smart Slider function.

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5. Slideshow Gallery:

Feature content in a JavaScript powered slideshow gallery showcase on your WordPress website. You can easily display multiple galleries throughout your WordPress website displaying your custom added slides, slide galleries or showing slides from WordPress posts. The slideshow is flexible and all aspects can easily be configured.

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6. Slyd:

Slyd is an easy to use, highly customizable slider plugin for WordPress. There are plenty of plugins out there that allow you to easily insert a slider into your WordPress using a shortcode but they require creating a custom slide for every post you write. With Slyd you can shirk those inconveniences. Slyd automatically pulls in all of your latest posts (or just the ones in a certain category). All Slyd requires is that you upload a Slyd image or a Featured image on your post page.

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7. TheThe Image Slider:

TheThe Image Slider is a WordPress plugin that provides you with one of the most powerful, the most creative and the most versatile of image sliders built using jQuery. This sleek Image Slider plugin is great for all those who are looking for a quick and easy way to get their portfolio online. This rich yet simple to use plugin can be implemented fast and looks amazing on any kind of WordPress website.

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8. vSlider Multi Image Slider for WordPress:

vSlider is a WordPress image slider plugin where you can host multiple image sliders and upto 20 slides per slider.

Features:

  • Get First or Featured Images from Post or Page.
  • Load images faster with `Image caching`.
  • Custom slider Width and Height.
  • Give Title and Text to each slide.
  • 4 Slide layouts.
  • Auto resize images.
  • Custom navigation styles.
  • `9 Image transition sffects`.

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9. WordPress Content Slide:

Content Slide is used to create fully customizable jquery Fading image slideshow anywhere within your WordPress site. Custom options include slideshow size, color, style and more. Created using Jquery Coin Slider and the fade effect is created using jquery inner Fade effect.

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10. WOW Slider:

WOW Slider is a jQuery image slider for WordPress with stunning visual effects (Blast, Fly, Blinds, Squares, Slices, Basic, Fade, Ken Burns, Stack, Stack vertical and Basic linear) and tons of professionally made templates. WOW Slider is packed with a point and click wizard to create fantastic sliders in a matter of seconds without coding and image editing.

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11. WP Nivo Slider:

This plugin creates a Slideshow/Slider with post thumbnails in your posts configured for a particular category of your WordPress. It is entirely written in jQuery. It can be integrated anywhere on your Blog/Website. The WP Nivo Slider shows your chosen Blog Posts from a specific Category.

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12. WP Orbit Slider:

WP Orbit Slider is based around the jQuery Orbit Slider from the excellent team Zurb. It uses a custom post type for each slide and taxonomies to create slider groups. The restriction is one slider per post/page. Dont fill your pages with sliders. Use one. Make it bold and get your message across!

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