Hi! I’m a WordPress developer and I’ve been using WordPress since 2009. Most of my clients want a slider on their WordPress site. Whether its a blog, news, or personal site, adding a beautiful, engaging slider on the homepage can help increase sales or subscribers and give you a more professional image to visitors.

Embedding a slider into WordPress is so easy, and there are many great free plugins to add a slider to your site.

But it’s hard to find free themes that come with a slider by default. Usually you have to pay for them.

Today, I’ve collected 15 free WordPress themes that come with a beautiful slider. Hope you enjoy the power of WordPress like i do.

1. Eclipse:

Eclipse offers the same advanced functionality as CyberChimps’ other WordPress Themes including a Responsive Design that responds automatically to mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPad, and Android. Eclipse also includes Drag and Drop Elements such as the Portfolio Element, Responsive Feature Slider, Post or Page Content, and Twitter bar. All of which can be used on a per page basis using Drag and Drop Page Options that also include sidebar and layout options giving you the power to control the look and feel of every page of your website.

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2. iFeature:

iFeature 4.5 is one of the easiest to use WordPress Themes available, and was designed by CyberChimps WordPress Themes. iFeature includes a responsive mobile ready Apple like design (which magically adjusts to mobile devices such as the iPhone and iPad), Responsive iFeature Slider, New Drag & Drop Header and Page Elements (for creating custom templates on a per page basis), and intuitive iOS like Theme Options. iFeature also includes support for several differnet languages, custom logo support, social icons, a widgetized sidebar and footer, custom typography options, and more.

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3. Minimatica:

A stylish and modern minimalist theme with a beautiful image gallery slider and an optional blog view. With support for post formats, audio and video playback, ideal for showcasing photography portfolios or podcasting but also great for your everyday blogging.

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4. Nyke:

Nyke is another theme for WordPress powered by TopWPThemes.com. This is one of the great and responsive fabseries theme which come with a custum slider and menu.

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5. Pandora:

Pandora is a customisable theme by Belicza.com. This theme contains integrated drop down menu and slider. Pandora has 4 post listing view for index page and theme contains blog style, portal style and clean page style. Pandora also has special admin setup page for many options.

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6. Pitch:

Pitch is a simple, minimal portfolio theme. It uses custom post types to make it easy to add your content. Pitch also features a big bold slider to put your work front and center.

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7. PressNews:

PressNews is a high quality free News/Magazine WordPress Theme that comes with easy to use options page. Upload your logo and favicon and get ready to use custom widgets and featured posts slider.

Features:

  • Options Page.
  • Featured Slider.
  • Translation Ready.
  • 8+ Custom Widgets – Social Profiles, Tabs, Twitter, Facebook, 125×125 Banners, Custom Posts, Info Box.
  • Compatible with latest WordPress versions.
  • Widgets Ready.
  • Fixed width.

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8. Selene:

Selene is one of the best theme for WordPress powered blogs from TopWPThemes.com. Selene is a multi porpose theme with a beautiful slider.

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9. Shuttershot Slideshow:

Shuttershot is a fullscreen slideshow template. This theme is ideal for photography websites to showcase their portfolio in style.The theme has option to use either a full screen slideshow on the homepage or a regular blog with image slideshow as the background. If you are using a slideshow on the homepage you can set a custom page template as the blog.

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10. Swank:

Swank is another free wordpress theme with the following features.

Features:

  • 3 Different homepage layouts.
  • Related Posts.
  • Gallery.
  • Popular Posts.
  • Magazine Layout.
  • Social icons.
  • Slider.
  • Widget Ready.
  • Threaded Comments.

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11. Swatch:

 

Swatch is a free business theme with a portfolio module that allows its usage to be completely diverse. It’s packed full of the usual features you’ve come to expect from Woo themes, and built on the WooFramework that powers all the responsive themes.

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12. Wallbase:

Wallbase is new fab series WordPress theme released following the success of the shuttershot theme. This too is a fullscreen slideshow portfolio theme. The theme has option to use either a full screen slideshow on the homepage or a regular blog with image slideshow as the background.

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13. WP Creativix:

WP Creativix is elegant, clean and modern Business & Portfolio Theme which offers a mighty Options Set to customize to your own needs. It has custom Blog, Portfolio and No Sidebar Templates blowing your customers mind. Furthermore WP Creativix lets you choose a Highlight and Background Color. A Multi Level Dropdown Menu and a flexible Slider featuring Posts and Pages will turn your WP Installation into an eye catching Business & Portfolio Website.

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14. zeePersonal:

zeePersonal is a dark and mysterious theme for a personal blog with some great features.

Features:

  • Custom Logo.
  • Several predefined Color Schemes.
  • Unlimited Colors via Colorpicker.
  • Content Slider.
  • 125×125 Banner Widget.
  • SocialMedia Buttons Widget.
  • Dropdown Navigation.
  • Footer Sidebar and more.

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15. Zenon Lite:

Zenon Lite is an all in one WordPress theme with 3 awesome fonts, slider, background image easy to use theme option panel. The Theme also includes 3 built in widgets and 5 useful shortcodes. The theme is SEO Friendly and has plenty of user friendly options. The theme also comes with a Full width page, Left Sidebar Page and a Contact page Template which doesn’t require any setup. Zenon Lite is suitable for any business or personal website.

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