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.
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.
If you are looking for something very simple and manageable, this is for you.
This plugin creates slideshows. Nothing more, nothing less. If you don’t need advanced features then this is for you.
This is more of a photo album than a slideshow. Probably that’s why it is best suited to portfolios.
Sliding Image Gallery XML v7
This is plugin is relatively difficult to control, but just have a look at the result.
Coin Slider 4 WordPress
Have you seen that slideshow on Delicious.com? No? Nevermind, this plugin creates similar slideshows.
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.
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.
This is another one of those photo album type plugins. This one is also recommended for portfolios.
This is unique because it let’s you add a lot more text than usually what slider plugins allow.