Free jQuery Slideshow Plugins for WordPress


Cool jQuery sliders to add in any WordPress website.

A slider, also called slideshow has become one of the basic ingredients of a successful website. Whether you are designing an e-zine, business or portfolio, a slider is required for everyone.

If you are designing a WordPress based website for a client, you should use a slider. Slideshows don’t just add interactivity but they also create that most important wowing effect which we need to create in order to make the client lose some money.

Basically jQuery adds spark to your designs.

Nivo Slider

The creator claims that this is the world’s most awesome slider…. exaggeration? Well, a mother always thinks her child is the world’s most beautiful child.

Nivo slideshow plugin for wordpress

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Slideshow Gallery

If you are looking for something very simple and manageable, this is for you.

Slideshow gallery plugin

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Meteor Slides

This plugin creates slideshows. Nothing more, nothing less. If you don’t need advanced features then this is for you.

Meteor slides plugin wordpress

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Portfolio Slideshow

This is more of a photo album than a slideshow. Probably that’s why it is best suited to portfolios.

Portfolio slideshow plugin wordpress

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Sliding Image Gallery XML v7

This is plugin is relatively difficult to control, but just have a look at the result.

sliding slideshow wordpress plugin

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Coin Slider 4 WordPress

Have you seen that slideshow on No? Nevermind, this plugin creates similar slideshows.

Coin Slider wordpress plugin

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WOW Slider

They say never judge a book by its title. Same goes for this WordPress slideshow plugin. The name says it is “WOW” plugin but it only delivers reasonable results. Simple slideshows suitable for most websites.

Wow slider wordpress plugin

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GPP Slideshow

I love this plugin especially for its ability to add highly readable and effective text. You should have a look at the demo to understand what I mean. Only Nivo (the first one in this list) delivers this quality.

gpp slideshow wordpress

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NextGEN Monoslideshow

This is another one of those photo album type plugins. This one is also recommended for portfolios.

Next Gen WordPress slideshow plugin

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WP Slideshow

This is unique because it let’s you add a lot more text than usually what slider plugins allow.

creativix wordperss slideshow plugin

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  1. Abdulrahman March 9, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Really very creative slide shows, many thinks for this.
    I just want to ask why the Sliding Image Gallery XML v7 cannot be downlaoded?
    I am really loving this great website

    1. Tayyab March 12, 2013 at 11:03 am

      Bad news buddy. the creator has made it a premium resource. Now there’s no legal way to get it free. If you’d like to buy it, you can go here:

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