If you want to integrate a nice image slider on your WordPress website, then this blog will help you to learn about some of the great WordPress slider plugins. If you have attended any WordPress website development training, I am doubtful that you had learned about integrating sliders on your website because, in most of the WordPress classes, it’s not being taught.
Let’s learn about 5 great yet free slider plugins.
#1 Soliloquy Lite
Soliloquy is a nice plugin for sliders, especially for headers. It’s a light plugin that doesn’t affect the loading speed of the website much. At the same time Soliloquy has options to set the size of your header (width & height), the delay between the slider images, the Transition effect (fade/slide), etc. Once activated, you can easily upload multiple images to be shown in the slider and call the slider through available shortcodes or template codes.
You may download this plugin from here http://wordpress.org/plugins/soliloquy-lite
#2 Meta Slider
One of the best sliders you can find for your WordPress website. In this plugin, there are several slider types available for you to use eg. Flex Slider, Nivo Slider, Coin Slider, etc. Each slider type comes with several transition effects which you can apply to your slider.
You can also manage the settings like delay in transition, slider frame, alignment, width stretch, etc. The best thing is that it is responsive for all devices and PCs. All in all, best plugin for a header slider.
You may download this plugin from here http://wordpress.org/plugins/ml-slider/
#3 Easing Slider Lite
Another good plugin for your WordPress website is to show sliders. Just like other slider plugins, it enables you to create sliders and add multiple images for them which you can display on any of your pages through a shortcode. It also provides the template code which you can integrate with the templates so that the slider can be displayed for the required page type(s).
You may download this plugin from here http://wordpress.org/plugins/easing-slider/