Most Useful Slideshow Plugins For WordPress

If you are planning to create a website and drag thousands of visitors on a regular basis, then make sure that your website looks attractive. Web designers these days prefer to incorporate a featured area with slidshow of images and posts. This is a very effective technique to display multiple posts within a single box. To add this feature in your wordpress website there are numerous scripts or plug-in available that takes only few minute to accomplish without getting too much into coding. Below we are writing about couple of useful slideshow wordpress plugins which will make your website smarter and engaging.

Front Slider WordPress Plugin

This is a fancy Slideshow that enhances the overall appearance of your blog or website. With this Plugin you can add as many Featured Posts as you want. You can even label an image for each post. It shows the date of the post, excerpt, as well as time and the amount ofreceived comments for every post. You are allowed to customize the slide show as you want. For example you can modify the Slider Speed and its duration.

SlideDeck WordPress Slideshow Plugin WP

This plugin provides a superior user experience. It removes any information overload so that the visitors can also enjoy the quick, funny and beautiful slider on your website. You can fully customize the SlideDeck with CSS in the WordPress plugin so that it perfectly matches with your website’s design. This slide show is designed in a way that it helps to boost your search engine ranks. Thus you website is not only getting a professional look but this plugin is also helping you to get more traffic from search engines as well.

WP Slideshow Gallery

WP Slideshow Gallery is another slideshow Plugin that offers easy configuration. You do not have to be an expert in programming to install this JavaScript powered slideshow gallery in your website. To embed a slideshow gallery into any of your WordPress post you need to use the slideshow short code. It doesn’t require any parameters to show the current post or page gallery images.

Smooth Slider

This Plugin helps to mark a post as featured posts on a website and then generate a slideshow with the featured posts which can be placed anywhere in your blog or website. This slide show can be optimized fully and it is very much search engine friendly as well. Moreover you can customize the slideshow to match the template by changing HTML coding and also take the help of the Javascript and CSS to get the desired result.


The photospace gallery plugin allows you to upload multiple images at once , easily order images via drag and drop and start slideshow automatically and may more features.

Portfolio Slideshow

Easily insert a slideshow via shortcode powered by simple jQuery + cycle powered slideshow.

NextGEN Gallery

NextGEN Gallery is a full integrated Image Gallery plugin with a slideshow option.

GPP Slideshow

Create a minimalist image slideshows using the new gallery post type or using wordpress’ built in

shortcode on posts and page. Very useful and clean interface.

WP Nivo Slider

Based on jQuery Nivo Slider creates autoplay slide show of post thumbnails in your posts and can configured for a particular category of your wordpress post.

Which plugin is your favorite wordpress slideshow plugin?


  • Robby

    Slideshows are the perfect way to show your most important momments. Great post. Thanks.

  • http://TheSocialFeed reggie reg

    I wan’t to create a slideshow on my wordpress blog that has the same functionality as GQ Magazine’s Slideshows seen here:


    Specifically the capability to write a small amount of text (more then a caption) beside each individual slide and have a reader scroll through the slides.

    Does anyone know of a plugin to have this type of function, if not, can you suggest another plug in or solution?

    Thank You

    • Anand

      Were you able to find one? Please let me know..

  • Rick McKnight

    Nice collection. Thanks.

    Are all of them so easy to implement?
    Excuse me, but I just doubt that it “takes only few minute”
    I guess depending on the Theme being used, right?

  • Kawsar Ali

    Thanks for suggestions . It looks good