Five Top WordPress Slider Plugins in 2017

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Every WordPress website features a slider. Well, almost every. So here’s my Five Top WordPress Slider Plugins in 2017, all tested with the latest version WordPress and ranked in order of active installs, according to data from the WordPress Plugin Repository.

Meta Slider By Matcha Labs

  • Version:3.5.1
  • Last updated:May 2017
  • Active installs:800,000+
  • Tested up to:4.7.4

The most popular WordPress slider plugin. 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.

It also has a paid version with more features.

Download Meta Slider.

SOLILOQUY LITE By Soliloquy Team

  • Version:2.5.1.3
  • Last updated:Feb 2017
  • Active installs:80,000+
  • Tested up to:4.7.4

Slider by Soliloquy allows you to create beautiful responsive image sliders and video sliders for your WordPress site in minutes, not hours!

Soliloquy is super simple to set up. Just drag and drop your images into a new slider and configure how you want them to look and feel (dimensions, transition speed etc.). If you want to take things a step further, you can add your own custom CSS for even more control over how your sliders look.

The pro version comes with all the slider features you will ever need including slider templates, pdf slider, woocommerce slider, featured content slider, carousel slider, lightbox slider, dynamic slider, thumbnail navigation, instagram slider, image protection, and tons more.

Download Soliloquy

Slider 

  • Version:4.0.2
  • Last updated:May 2017
  • Active installs:100,000+
  • Tested up to:4.7.4

Slider comes with a ton of features. It is very simple to create slider for your WordPress site, you can add videos and images, as well as, add a slider to the posts, pages and template files. The slider allows to have unlimited amount of images/videos with their titles and descriptions.

The slider uses autogenerated shortcodes for making it easier to add it to the custom location.

Note that plugin also has a paid version. 

Download Huge-IT Slider

Smart Slider 3 

  • Version:3.1.8
  • Last updated: May 2017
  • Active installs:80,000+
  • Tested up to:4.7.4

Smart Slider 3 is a brand new and intuitive WordPress plugin to create sliders which was never possible before with any free slider plugins. Smart Slider 3 has every feature what you can expect from a free slider plugin. Besides that Smart Slider gives you the tool to create YouTube and Vimeo slides, create slides from your WordPress posts, even more it has a complete easy-to-use slide editor with different layers. Don’t hesitate install the Smart Slider 3 and enjoy the next generation plugin experience!

This is a great free slider plugin. Smart Slider 3 offers an editing interface similar to the Divi theme Elegant Themes. It also adds a module to the Divi theme library for easy implementation.

Download Smart Slider 3

And finally, for me… the number 5 top plugin for Sliders is…….

Meteor Slides 

  • Version:1.5.6
  • Last updated:January 2017
  • Active installs:70,000+
  • Tested up to:4.7.4

Meteor Slides makes it simple to create slideshows and publish them with a shortcode, widget, or template tag. The slideshows scale with responsive and fluid themes to fit any device and have touch support. Powered by jQuery Cycle with over twenty transition styles to choose from.

When creating a slideshow with Meteor Slides you need to upload or select each slide individually. This is time consuming and many new users would probably find it confusing. (That’s why it’s last on this list!) 

Download Meteor Slides

That’s all folks, my Five Top WordPress Slider Plugins in 2017. Hope it helps!

Zee

Zee

Welcome to The Pishon Design Blog! The exciting digital space of Zainab Sule, who seems to be quite at home with Code and guitars. This blog focuses on latest web design trends, apps, and everything digital!

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