15 of the Latest Free & Premium WordPress Content Slider Plugins

WordPress sliders are one of the most popular features for many WordPress users. They add an undeniable element of style and flare to many web designs and help draw site visitor’s attention to specific pieces of content. But what’s new in this area? I mean, sliders have been around for years and if you’ve been using WordPress since 2010 it can feel like you’ve seen just about everything. Which is why today I’ve decided to put together a list of 15 new (or very recently updated) free and paid WordPress sliders. Enjoy!

Slider Revolution


Create a responsive(mobile friendly) or fullwidth slider with must-see-effects and meanwhile keep or build your SEO optimization (all content always readable for search engines). See the heaps of custom transitions/animations for each object on the page! Customize this slider with our convenient drag&drop backend to your very needs.

This plugin features tons of unique transition effects, an image preloader, video embedding, autoplay that stops on user interaction and lots of easy to set options to create your own effects.

Full Details | Price: $15

RoyalSlider (New)


New RoyalSlider for WordPress is responsive image gallery and HTML content slider plugin with touch-swipe navigation. Plugin is mobile-friendly and allows creating completely custom slideshows and css3 banner rotators with images, videos or HTML content in slides. You can also dynamically populate data from Flickr, 500px, or featured posts of any post type – like WooCommerce products. Developed in best pracises of CSS3 and HTML5. For photo gallery you can enable vertical or horizontal thumbnails, enable lazy-loading or fullscreen. Carousel also supports YouTube or Vimeo videos that allows you to create video galleries.

Full Details | Price: $20



This is the WordPress plugin of LayerSlider! You can create as many layers and sublayers as you want. You can use unlimited images with links. The script is very user-friendly, you can add global settings or local (per slide) settings to each layer or sublayer. You can change delay times, easing types, durations and much more.

Full Details | Price: $15

Facebook Likebox Slider


The best Social Slider plugin for WordPress on the market. Easy to install, 3 click configuration, awesome tabs design. Easy way to get more shares, more traffic, more fans and popularity.

Full Details | Price: $15

All In One Banner Rotator


All In One is an Advanced Jquery Slider WordPress plugin which comes in 5 flavors: Banner Rotator, Thumbnails Banner, Banner with Playlist, Content Slider, Carousel. It allows you to easily create powerful sliders with animated text using HTML standard tags, making the slider very easy to setup and maintain. Please check the video tutorials for each product and the live preview to convince yourself of its quality.

Full Details | Price: $18



TouchCarousel is a posts content slider WordPress plugin with touch navigation for mobile devices. You can slide custom post types, with custom taxonomies (categories, tags, e.t.c.) and create layout templates using simple templating system.

Full Details | Price: $21

Premium Featured Posts Slider


The Premium Featured Posts Slider is a recently updated, highly rated WordPress slider full of rich features.

Full Details | Price: $20

KenBurner Slider


KenBurner is the premium way of using a slider in your website. A combination of Ken Burns Effect, state-of-the-art Slider and Text Animations defines this slider.

Full Details | Price: $13



FlexSlider is a new, fully responsive JQuery slider toolkit by WooThemes.

Full Details | Price: FREE

Meta Slider


Meta Slider is a flexible, intuitive slideshow administration plugin that lets you choose between 4 jQuery sliders.

Full Details | Price: FREE



LenSlider is a WordPress plugin for creation of visual sliders, carousels or slideshows for your site without writing any code. All sliders based on LenSlider skins, and skins have effects based on jQuery and CSS3. Use a shortcode in your posts/pages or static php-code in your template files to integrate any slider you made.

Full Details | Price: FREE

WOW Slider


WOW Slider is a WordPress slider with stunning visual effects and tons of professionally made templates. 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.

Full Details | Price: FREE

IvyCat AJAX Image Slider


This plugin is a lightweight template/framework for developers to easily add a powerful AJAX image slider to a page.

Full Details | Price: FREE



[nivo] shortcode for the jQuery Nivo slider; “The Most Awesome jQuery Image Slider”; reputed to be the world’s most popular jQuery image slider.

Full Details | Price: FREE

Full Width Background Slider


A great plugin that allows you to add full page background slider to your website with a lots of custom features. – Adds full page slider to use to your website. – 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. – Easily manageable back-end. – Comes with 6 Great Backgrounds ready to use – Last but not the least its FREE – Set Background color for posts and pages. Now instead of image you can set the background color for the image too.

Full Details | Price: FREE

Nathan B Weller

Nathan B Weller

Hi! I'm Nathan B Weller: writer, book lover, and digital publisher. I use WordPress to launch blogs, products, businesses and portfolios for myself and my clients. If you'd like to see what I'm up to on a regular basis stop by my website at www.nathanbweller.com.

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8 thoughts on “15 of the Latest Free & Premium WordPress Content Slider Plugins”

  1. Thanks a lot for this listing. I’ll try the Royal slider for a own website. Looks very professional and seems easy to configure. The meteor slider is also very nice. Greetings from Germany!

  2. Now that’s exactly the info i was searching for to do some makeover for my site thanks i like your straight forward style and approach of presenting the data :)

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