WordPress CMS is a very handy tool to create a website with ease. There are thousands of free WordPress themes to give your website a brand new look and thousand of free plugins and widgets to add more functionality. Out of all plugins, a slider plugin is very popular among them.

WordPress slider plugin can be a great way to create stunning image slider and video slider for your WordPress website. However, there are hundreds of slider’s plugins out there and all seems to be good, which may confuse the WordPres user to choose one.

One of the important things you must remember while choosing a slider plugin is that most of them are slow, which can significantly increase your page load time. If you do not have a good WordPress hosting service, your website may not work properly or may even fail to load sometime.

Make sure the plugin you choose to install on your WordPress site, provides you with all the options to embed slide show, audio player, video slider, podcast or any other widget.

Best WordPress Slider Plugins

Slider: Huge-IT Slider is a quick and easy way to add custom sliders to the WordPress websites (both to templates and posts/pages). The slider allows having unlimited amount of images with their titles and descriptions. The slider uses auto generated short codes making it easier for the users to add it to the custom location.

Slider WD: Slider WD is an effective tool for adding responsive sliders to your website. The slider plugin can be added both as a widget and plugin, as well as be included in the theme for displaying the slider within the theme using PHP function. Slider WD allows adding both images and videos (currently supporting YouTube and Vimeo to be displayed as slider slides).

Meta Slider: Creating slideshows with Meta Slider is fast and easy. Simply select images from your WordPress Media Library, drag and drop them into place, set slide captions, links and SEO fields all from one page. You can choose from 4 different slideshow types (Flex Slider, Nivo Slider, Responsive Slides & Coin Slider) and use the provided short code or template include to easily embed slideshows in your blog.

WOW Slider: WOW Slider is packed with a point-and-click wizard to create fantastic image sliders in a matter of seconds without coding and image editing. Responsive, fully accessible as a pure CSS slider if the Javascript is turned off, touch swipe support, all browsers, all devices, search engine friendly, clean and valid markup.

Smart Slider 2: Smart Slider 2 comes with an intuitive interface for backend, which makes easy for anyone to design beautiful sliders in minutes. Grab a new layer, move it on the canvas, finally drag and drop some items with your mouse and your slide is ready.

Cyclone Slider 2: Cyclone Slider 2 is an easy-to-use slider plugin with an intuitive user interface. It leverages the built-in features of WordPress. It uses custom post for the slider, custom fields to store settings, and media uploader for the images. It also uses a template system that allows developers to easily customize the look and behavior of the slider. It’s a simple and flexible slider plugin.

Soliloquy Lite: Soliloquy, is one of the best responsive WordPress slider plugin. By utilizing custom post types, Soliloquy allows you to create an infinite number of responsive WordPress sliders with an infinite number of images in each slider with a few clicks of the mouse.

Featured Articles: Featured Articles for WordPress slider plugin allows you to create sliders in your blog pages directly from your already written content, be it posts, custom posts, pages or WordPress Gallery images.

Easing Slider Lite: Easing Slider “Lite” is an extremely easy to use slider plugin for WordPress. It is built to be lightweight and simple, with absolutely no bloat. It comes with many great features

Full Page/ Full width Background Slider: A plugin that allows you to add full page background slider to your website with a lots of custom features. You can add up to 6 images to the slider. – You can add single full page background image to your site. – You can add different slider to different pages of the website.