Featured sliders are all the rage right now, because they provide an easy way to showcase your best content and keep keep your visitors interested with instantly changing images. When searching for a plugin to handle your site’s featured content and/or images, it can be completely overwhelming, given the vast number available. Who knows which are any good? I want to save you an hour of research with this post.
I’ve selected some of the easiest to use and most recently updated slider plugins for WordPress to help you narrow your search. Each slider listed has a screenshot and a link to its demo, so that you can quickly sift through and find the perfect slider for your WordPress site.
The Easing Slider comes with various options that allow you to choose different sources to get the images from and also multiple styling options so that you’ll never have to edit any files directly and with ease.
Content Slider by SlideDeck
iSlidex is a WordPress Plugin that will showcase images taken from posts in a specific category. The plugin is completely automated once you set the number of slides you would like to feature, the size and the category from where iSlidex will pull the images.
Coin Slider 4 WordPress
This is a plugin for creating an image gallery with unique transition effects for featured posts. You can choose between three types of transition effects: random, swirl and rain. Also, you can set width, height, delay time, number of posts etc.
This plugin makes it simple to manage slideshows with WordPress by adding a custom post type for slides. The slideshows are powered by jQuery Cycle and have over twenty transition styles to choose from.