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11 Best WordPress Slider Plugins for 2024 (Reviewed)

Updated on January 12, 2022

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best Wordpress Slider Plugins

If you own an image-heavy website or have got some stupefying content that you don’t wish to be missed by your visitors, then there are high chances that you need a slider for your website.

Sliders allow you to conveniently display multiple images and videos in an engaging manner. Not only do they display content in an attention grabbing way but also offer means to highlight important content within a limited space.

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Best WordPress Slider Plugins

In this article, I have compiled some of the best responsive slider plugins for WordPress users. This list should help you choose the most convenient and appealing plugin for your website.

You can use these plugins with Cloudways WordPress hosting. You can use it with our Autonomous as well as FMP.

1. Meta Slider

Meta Slider

Probably the best slider plugin available in the market, Meta Slider is an easy-to-use plugin with over half a million active installs and a near-to-perfect rating of 4.8 out of 5. It offers you the freedom to choose between four jQuery sliders, each with its own themes, transition effects, and other features.

Here are some of its amazing features:

  • The free option allows you to add images to your slides along with a caption. 
  • Add a caption to it or link it to a destination URL of your choice.
  • add videos or content if you are a premium user. 
  • The user interface is quite intuitive and easy-to-use. 
  • Comes with 11 free slideshow themes

2. Soliloquy

Slider by Soliloquy

Audited by Mark Jaquith, a leading WordPress Developer, the Soliloquy is an easy-to-use, super-optimized WordPress slider plugin. It is now available in the Lite version and is one of the best responsive WordPress slider plugins. Soliloquy utilizes Custom Post Types that allow you to create a maximum number of WordPress sliders with images in each slide only with a few clicks. 


Here are some of its amazing features:

  • Responsive and SEO friendly
  • You can use premade templates and use custom CSS to customize further
  • Can also create product slideshows 
  • Comes with Lightbox which opens your image in full screen 
  • Instagram slides to display your Instagram content 

3. Slider Revolution

Slider Revolution

With more than 200K sales, Slider Revolution is one of the most popular premium slideshow builder plugins for WordPress. The plugin allows you to display text, images, and videos within your sliders. This is just the thing that you expect to get from a paid plugin. Slider Revolution also gives you options to customize the slideshow, according to your requirements.

Slider Revolution

Here are some of its amazing features:

  • Visual editor that works faster and efficient
  • You can add multiple animation steps to each layer
  • The plugin comes with pre made templates, add ons and layer groups
  • Detailed documentation on configuration 
  • The plugin is constantly updated

4. Nemus Slider

Nemus Slider

If you are looking to add more than just images from your Media Library to your slideshow, then the free Nemus Slider is the right choice for you. It lets you add YouTube and Vimeo video, along with photos from Flickr and Instagram. Nemus Slider allows you to display your posts as individual slides, however, it does not offer a great deal of control on which posts are included.

Nemus Slider

Here are some of its amazing features:

  • The plugin allows you to give a caption to each slide, including HTML captions 
  • It offers an intuitive user interface which is easy to get hold of
  • Ability to enable autoplay, entering your own value for height, adjusting the speed of the animations among a few other settings.
  • Display images from your Instagram account
  • Comes with carousel mode

5. Easing Slider

Easing Slider

Easing Slider is a free slideshow plugin that offers a limited feature set but comes with one amazing feature. It’s an easy-to-use plugin. You just need to select images from your Media Library to add them to the slider. You can then manually control the dimensions of the slider via Settings. 

Here are some of its amazing features:

  • This plugin allows you to edit the appearance of your slideshow through the WordPress Customizer tool
  • Lets you have a live preview of your slideshow as you modify it
  • Customizer and the live preview window makes it a great idea with a lot of potential for future exploitation.
  • You can buy add-ons that allow you to add videos, HTML captions, Touch, and Swipe navigation.

6. Slider by 10Web – Responsive Image Slider

Slider by 10Web WordPress Plugin

10Web is a popular plugin developer with an impressive portfolio of amazing and useful WordPress plugins. Slider by 10Web is a robust and versatile WordPress slider plugin that makes it easier for you to display your content in sliders. The plugin has support for both images and videos so you don’t need to worry if you have a lot of visual content on your website. 

Here are some of its amazing features:

  • Unlimited slides and sliders 
  • Comes with multiple layers that allows you create multifunctional sliders
  • Image watermarking lets you add text to your images 
  • The plugin has support for parallax and carousel
  • Easy customization so that it blends with your website

7. Wonder Slider Lite

Wonder Slider Lite WordPress Plugin

Wonder Slider Lite comes with support for Youtube, mp4, Vimeo and other WordPress media content. The plugin is highly responsive which means your sliders will be displayed perfectly on all mobile devices including tablets. It also includes an impressive 3D transition which makes your website more engaging. 

Here are some of its amazing features:

  • Come with built in Lightbox gallery 
  • Can display slider in WordPress widget
  • Includes fill width slider 
  • You can also display multiple sliders on the same page
  • Pro version lets you use all 31 professional skins

8. Master Slider – Touch Layer Slider WordPress Plugin

Master Slider WordPress Plugin

Master Slider is a premium WordPress slider plugin which supports touch navigation with swipe gesture. It is a user friendly slider plugin that works perfectly and integrates seamlessly with all devices including mobiles and tablets. The plugin also gives you the ability to add any HTML content in layers.

Here are some of its amazing features:

  • Comes with more than 80 premade slider templates 
  • Customization is easy with a user friendly backend interface 
  • You can use more than 650 Google fonts on your sliders 
  • Supports multiple languages
  • Works on WordPress multisite

9. Smart Slider 3

Smart Slider 3 WordPress Plugin

Smart Slider 3 is a freemium WordPress slider plugin that focuses on design and customization so that your slider blends with your brand. The plugin comes with powerful design tools that lets you access more than 100 professionally designed templates and build your sliders on canvas, giving you ultimate freedom. 

Here are some of its amazing features:

  • Real time slider editor lets you preview your changes on your website
  • Responsive mobile sliders 
  • Layer animation to bring your layers to life
  • The pro version comes with 4 extra slider types

10. Kreatura Slider Plugin for WordPress

Kreatura Slider Plugin for WordPress

Kreatura is another premium WordPress slider plugin that is available on Envato for just $25. The plugin is compatible with all the previous WordPress versions so if you are still using an older version of WordPress, you will be able to use this plugin on your website. 

Here are some of its amazing features:

  • Comes with Visual Editor
  • Includes animated page blocks
  • Fully mobile responsive
  • SEO Friendly
  • Comes with 3D effects

11. RoyalSlider

RoyalSlider WordPress Plugin

RoyalSlider is a responsive image gallery and HTML content slider plugin that is also mobile friendly and lets you completely take control of your slideshows. The plugin also gives you the option to populate data from Flikr. RoyalSlider is a lightweight plugin which means it won’t affect your performance and speed after you have installed it. 

Here are some of its amazing features:

  • Comes with smar lazy loading for optimum performance and user experience
  • Mobile responsive layout
  • 4 unique skins to give your slides a fresh look
  • Slider autoplay that pauses on hover
  • Supports Youtube and Vimeo videos


Judging from the popularity of premium slider plugins, it is certain that slideshows are indeed a popular design feature. However, you should be careful in adding the slider feature to your website as they require the right timing and placement. You need to assess the usability of this feature to the user and how it will add to the user experience, instead of just attempting to wow your visitors with a mix of animations and videos.

I have included the most compatible and easy to use slider plugins in this list. It depends entirely upon your choice as to which plugin you use as it really boils down to your budget, needs, features, and speed of your website host.

Speaking of speed, if you want swift page load times and optimized performance for your website, then try out the super-optimized, reliable and managed WordPress hosting platform, Cloudways. We have deployed a state-of-the-art optimization formula which uses the powers of NGINX, Varnish, Apache, and Memcached which ensure that your websites load 100% faster than other hosts!

Which slider plugin will you be using on your website and why? Do you think sliders add that extra spark to a website? Do not hesitate to share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Shahzeb Ahmed

Shahzeb is a Digital Marketer with a Software Engineering background, works as a Community Manager — PHP Community at Cloudways. He is growth ambitious and aims to learn & share information about PHP & Laravel Development through practice and experimentation. He loves to travel and explore new ideas whenever he finds time. Get in touch with him at [email protected]


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