Welcome to Plugged In, where we take a look at some of the most popular WordPress plugins in various categories. This week, we look into the best WordPress plugins for enabling sliders on your site or blog. (For more information on WordPress plugins, download our ultimate guide.)
Sliders are perfect for showing off big images or videos in a slideshow format. A proper slider plugin can make your homepage or galleries pop out to your site visitors. It’s important to pick a plugin that is optimized for mobile and is visually stunning as well. Here are some that fit that description:
The Responsive Slider plugin prides itself in being, well, responsive. The = image slider works on multiple devices and can chose from one of seven different transition effects. The plugin also allows you to fit the images appropriately to represent your images how you wish. The customization continues with advanced drag and drop options and custom elements, texts, buttons, and slider arrows.
This plugin is made for anyone with a designer’s eye. The Slider by Soliloquy plugin allows your slider to connect with WooCommerce to show off products as well as blog posts and testimonials. When it comes to adding images, the plugin advertises the ability to upload many of them at once at rapid speed.
This Slider plugin can be added as a widget, as a plugin, or as be included in your theme using PHP. You can connect images and videos from Youtube and Vimeo with transition effects and layer support. You don’t have to worry about a slide limit with this plugin as you can add as many images as you want. Per usual, the plugin provides social share buttons.
What are your favorite slider plugins? Let us know in the comment section below. And be sure to check out our list of the 10 most popular plugins our customers use on our platform.