Nowadays, having a slider on your blog or website is a must. They’re really useful because they offer you a means for highlighting important content within a limited space. But what happens if that space becomes even more limited, such as when your site is viewed on smaller screens, like on a mobile device?
In today’s roundup, we have collected some of the best free responsive slider plugins for WordPress. The following plugins will help you build a mobile-ready website or blog, so check them out and see what works for you best.
This slider plugin for WordPress uses custom post types and taxonomies to create slider groups. Compared to other plugins of its kind, the WP Orbit Slider offers only one slider per post or page.
Captain Slider is a free WordPress plugin that allows users to add jQuery sliders to their website. It supports custom shortcodes, as well as video slides.
WOW Slider offers jQuery image sliders. But the great thing about this plugin is that it doesn’t require any knowledge of coding whatsoever. It offers a simple and easy-to-use interface that’s ideal for creating sliders. WOW Slider can be used by coders and non-coders alike.
Created by WooThemes, this ever-popular responsive jQuery slider toolkit features semantic markup, horizontal and vertical slide, fade animations, custom navigation options, callback API, and support for touch-swipe gesture.
SlideDeck2 is a robust WordPress plugin that lets you create responsive sliders from just about any type of content, be it YouTube videos, Flickr photos, Pinterest posts, and of course, images.
Meteor Slides allows you to create responsive slideshows for your WordPress-powered website. You have the option to add the slideshows using widgets, shortcodes or template tags. Meteor Slides offers multiple transition styles, customizable slideshow metadata, and multi-site compatibility. It has also been translated into multiple languages.
This plugin lets you create multiple sliders in just a matter of minutes. You can insert the sliders in your posts and pages, use them as widgets or even embed them directly via HTML.
Responsive Slider for Developers is a slider plugin that adds FlexSlider rotators to your themes. It was built with web developers in mind, so you will need a working knowledge of PHP in order to use it.
This plugin lets you choose between 4 jQuery sliders: Coin Slider, Responsive Slides, Nivo Slider, and FlexSlider. It comes with its very own custom widgets and shotcodes, automatic image cropping, and has been fully localized.
Meta Slider also has a pro version that allows you to add video sliders and dynamic post feed slides.
The WP Parallax Content Slider Plugin is a fully customizable WordPress slider plugin that comes with CSS3 animations and displays sliders using a beautiful parallax effect.