Best Slideshow Plugins for WordPress

wordpress slideshow pluginsLooking to feature your photography, products or featured pages and posts on your WordPress website or blog easily with a dedicated plugin?

There are tons of great free options available — here are five of the most popular to consider…


Slideshow is one of WordPress’ most popular slideshow plugins, easily integrating a slideshow into any WordPress hosted blog or website.

Create as many different slideshows as you like using free slide templates, with different images, settings and styles for each one of them.

Features include:
Image slides
Text slides
YouTube video slides
Responsive design
Ability to change animations and handling
Support to customise and run multiple slideshows on the same page

Slideshow has been downloaded more than 585,000 times and has an average user rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars.

Tribulant Slideshow Gallery

Tribulant Slideshow Gallery is a great tool for featuring content in a striking and fast JavaScript powered slideshow gallery on your WordPress site.

Easily display multiple galleries throughout your website or blog, displaying custom added slides, slide galleries or showing slides from various posts or pages.

Designed for flexibility, all aspects of Tribulant Slideshow Gallery can easily be configured, and embedding the slideshow gallery is a breeze.

Tribulant Slideshow Gallery supports:
Shortcode for all slides
Shortcode for featured posts
Shortcode for the images of a post or page
Shortcode for latest and featured products

Tribulant Slideshow Gallery has been downloaded more than 427,000 times and has an average user rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.

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Portfolio Slideshow

Portfolio Slideshow is a clean, responsive javascript Slideshow, designed to integrate into any WordPress blog or website, supporting fluid-width themes, and offering multiple options for customisation.

Features include:
Unlimited custom slideshow sizes
Standalone slideshow editor
Graphical navigation
Bullets, carousel, numbers, and slide titles
Inline video
Full-screen mobile galleries
Touch, swipe and keyboard navigation

Portfolio Slideshow has been downloaded more than 350,000 times and has an average user rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Image Horizontal Reel Scroll Slideshow

Image Horizontal Reel Scroll Slideshow helps you showcase images in a horizontal scroll style that loads automatically and pauses on mouse-over. Designed for easy customisation and display in all browsers, installation and configuration can be achieved via multiple options.

Image Horizontal Reel Scroll Slideshow features include:
Background colour customisation
Localisation support
Hyperlink options for images
Spacing customisation between images
Ability to drag and drop the widget to a sidebar
Support to add the gallery into posts or pages using shortcodes
Ability to add Slideshow galleries directly into the theme using plugin PHP code

Image Horizontal Reel Scroll Slideshow has been downloaded more than 75,000 times and has an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars

Fluid Responsive Slideshow

Looking for a WordPress Slideshow plugin that’s super simple to use? Fluid Responsive Slideshow‘s developers pride this plugin on being ‘dummy-proof’, featuring easy drag and drop functionality. Fully responsive and offering more than 50 stylish skins and 20+ buttons, it also offers custom text and font size, and the ability to include multiple slideshows on a single page, or within a single post.

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Fluid Responsive Slideshow has been downloaded more than 23,000 times and has an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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