9 User-Friendly Featured Content Slider Plugins for WordPress

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.

Easing Slider

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.

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Content Slider by SlideDeck

The SlideDeck WordPress slider plugin allows you to easily create a content slider widget or slideshow on your WordPress blog without having to write any code.

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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.

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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.

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Meteor Slides

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.

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WP Slideshow

WP Slideshow displays unlimited Posts with Images (from Custom Fields). With a nice Javascript Effect and a modern Button Navigation, WP Slideshow will fit all your needs.

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Dynamic Content Gallery

This plugin creates a dynamic gallery of images for latest and/or featured content using either the JonDesign SmoothGallery script for mootools, or a custom jQuery script.

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NIVO slider light

The NIVO slider can be used to create a simple gallery in your articles. It does not modify any other images or galleries.

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WordPress Content Slide

Content Slide is used to create fully customizable jquery Fading image slideshow anywhere within your WordPress site. Custom options include slideshow size, color, style and more.

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