Having a slider on your website is common nowadays. They are really useful by offering a means for highlighting important content within a limited space. But what about when that space becomes even more limited, such as when your site is viewed on a mobile device?
Well, we are here to help with that.
In this roundup, we have put together some of the best free responsive slider plugins for WordPress users. Here they are:
FlexSlider is a popular responsive jQuery slider toolkit by WooThemes. It features semantic markup, horizontal/vertical slide, fade animations, custom navigation options, callback API as well as touch-swipe support.
Responsive Slider for Developers adds FlexSlider rotators to your themes. This plugin is meant specifically for developers, and thus, you will need a working knowledge of PHP in order to use it.
The WOW Slider offers jQuery image sliders. The best part? It does not require any knowledge of coding whatsoever! WOW Slider offers a simple and easy to use interface for creating sliders and it can be used by coders and non-coders alike.
Captain Slider is a free plugin that lets you add jQuery sliders to your WP site. It supports custom shortcodes as well as video slides.
SlideDeck 2 is a feature-rich plugin that lets you create responsive sliders from virtually any type of content — be it Flickr photos, Youtube videos, Pinterest posts, and of course, images.
Meteor Slides lets you create responsive slideshows for your website. You can add the slideshows using widgets, shortcodes or template tags. The plugin offers multiple transition styles, customizable slideshow metadata and multi-site compatibility. Meteor Slides has also been translated into multiple languages.
The WP Parallax Content Slider Plugin is a highly customizable WordPress plugin that features CSS3 animations and displays sliders using a beautiful Parallax effect.
Cyclone Slider 2 is yet another free plugin for creating responsive sliders. It features custom animations, custom widgets and does support multiple sliders per page.
Super Slider lets you create multiple sliders within minutes. You can insert the sliders in your posts and pages, or use them as widgets or even embed them directly via HTML.
As the name suggests, EasyRotator for WordPress lets you add jQuery sliders or rotators to your WP site with ease.
WP Orbit Slider uses custom post types and taxonomies to create slider groups. Unlike other plugins, it offers only one slider per post or page.
Meta Slider lets you choose between four jQuery sliders: Nivo Slider, Coin Slider, Flex Slider and Responsive Slides. The plugin comes with its own custom widgets and shortcodes, automatic image cropping and has been fully localized. There is also a pro version which lets you add video sliders and dynamic post feed slides.
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