Top 16 Premium WordPress Slideshow Plugins

You can usually spot a WordPress website from a mile away from it’s wide area slider on the home page.  Be different and unique by using one of the SUPER SLEEK slider plugins below for your WordPress site.


1. WP Slideshow Gallery

With the WordPress slideshow gallery plugin you can embed a slideshow gallery into any WordPress post/page with the use of the “sideshow” shortcode. You can hardcode a slideshow gallery into any of the PHP files of your WordPress theme using just a few lines of code. This WordPress Slider plugin have thumbs below the image being presented, text overlay and looks pretty cool – and then it is completely free.


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CCSlider WP makes it easy to embed the CCSlider jQuery slideshow plugin in your WordPress theme. CCSlider is an unique slideshow plugin because of the fact that it supports 3d transitions! There are 10 stunning 3d transitions available, and also 10 stylish 2d transitions.

ccslider wp

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uBillboard is a Premium Slider for WordPress. It is a jQuery based slider with a multitude of transitions and options for you to be able to customize it to your needs while not overwhelming you with options you never wanted or needed. Version 3 is a revolutionary release with most of the codebase rewritten from scratch. This has enabled us to integrate many features that you have been requesting during the first year. Make sure you see this WordPress Slider demo in action!


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Slider PRO is one of the most powerful slider plugins for WordPress on the market (some buyers have been saying that it’s actually the best). The slider offers you 100+ customizable properties, 100+ possible transition effects, 10+ skins and much more. Also, the slider’s administration area is very powerful and uses the default WordPress design, which WordPress users are already familiar with. This slider plugin is carefully coded, using WordPress development best practices, to avoid conflicts with other themes and plugins that are well coded. Please take a look at the list of features at the feature page.

Slider PRO - WordPress Slider Plugin

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Slider Evolution is a JQuery plugin that lets you easily create powerful javascript sliders with very nice transition effects. Enhance your website by adding a unique and attractive slider! Create an unlimited number of sliders with customized settings for each one, and place them anywhere on your WordPress website with ease.


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“Estro” meaning “creativity”, “talent” or “inspiration”, in Italian, is a fitting moniker for this beautiful slider. For the design of this slider we wanted to create a price of work which could form the centerpiece of your next web project. A starting point, who?s design and execution would inspire you and supercharge your own work.

Estro - jQuery WordPress slider

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Manage your slides the way you want, don’t depend on pages and posts. Upload Images via AJAX direct from the slide manager page. Over 11 different transitions.


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With cool features and effects this WordPress slider can become the perfect way to showcase your products.


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This plugin creates a new shortcode for WordPress. With this new shortcode, you can create a slider gallery in seconds just by typing [slider] while you’re writing your post or page. The slider will display the images that you have uploaded to the current post or page. If you need more options, this simple shortcode features multiple attributes that you can set

WordPress Slider gallery shortcode

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liJQuery Image Slider plugin for WordPress is carefully crafted slider/banner image rotator, full of features, easy to install and customize. It comes with intuitive – user friendly WordPress admin interface.


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Sugar Slider makes it as easy as it could possibly be to create gorgeous sliders for your WordPress powered site. Forget nasty custom fields and image URLs. You can even forget about manually resizing every image before you upload it. With a huge list of features, Sugar Slider is on of the most advanced and powerful WordPress slider manager.

Sugar Slider - WordPress Slider Manager

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Flip Book WordPress Pluginis based is on XML Flip Book / AS3 one of the three top selling items of all times on ActiveDen . It has been built from scratch. Almost everything you see on the page is easily customizable through the WordPress administration panel – easy installation, no coding skills required.


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Show off your content the real way – in a slider! This WordPress slider includes 6 predefined layouts and allows you to customize layouts with 18 variables. Intuitive admin GUI with inline help.

Featured Posts WordPress Slider

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RoyalSlider for WordPress is a cross-device jQuery content slider with touch-based navigation and fluid layout. It has user-friendly admin area where you can manage slides, change slider settings, customize interface and add blocks-captions using custom WYSIWIG editor.


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jQuery Slider Shock is a fully customizable, adaptative and complete slider which can be used as in WordPress as in any regular website or CMS. This really elaborated project, comes to get a top spot in the ranking of the best and most complete web sliders.

This plugin comes with a lot of really nice features, and now we will go on them in depth. In these times of responsive design, this slider complies with the expectations, being completely responsive, and thanks to this, it looks just great in any device. However, if you’d like to have a fixed size on your slider, you can adjust it to do so.

It already looks really versatile, huh? But that’s not all, the Slider Shock has more than 30 nice effects and incredible skins to customize as you feel like, you can also change the appearance of any design element such as titles, texts, fonts, images, colors, patterns and backgrounds, so, you will have a lot of results by combining them the way you wish.

Let’s talk now about the content you may place in this fantastic jQuery slider, you can place external content from sites like Youtube, Twitter, Flickr, Vimeo, Instagram, RSS, among many others; if you are willing to add thumbnails to your slides, you are free to add those at any position. It is also possible to import content from several sources for WordPress: custom slides, post types, taxonomies and featured posts. This beautiful plugin can be placed wherever in your page, and you can add as many sliders as you want, which is great if you have several and different things you’d like to post.

At their site you will find the free jQuery and WordPress releases, licensed for personal use, with some of the features mentioned above, or also the premium license, which provides jQuery, WordPress or Bundle versions and their price may vary depending on your choice: single site, multisite or developer license.

You can take a look on this features applied to a demo posted on their website, where using a nice dashboard you will be able to apply the different variations offered with this impressive slider, released by the team that developed the fabulous WordPress Theme Generator.

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These sliders can really make your site look different than others out there.  Not only are they beautiful but they are also easy to setup and manage.  Are there others out there that are not in this list?  If so leave a comment below and share it.


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