Best WordPress Plugins to make Featured Content Slider

You can find a lot of Content Slider plaugins in WordPress Plugin Directory, they are also knows as Gallery plugins, Carousel Plugins, and you can make prominent featured articles, featured posts, featured slideshow, sticky widgets on your blog. Also, some of these plugins integrate with HTML5, audio, video, Flash, jQuery, and more.

This list contain free and Premium amazing featured content slider plugins for WordPress!

Premium Featured Content Slider  WordPress Plugins

Slider PRO – WordPress Premium Slider Plugin

Slider PRO is one of the most powerful slider plugins for WordPress on the market (some buyers have been saying that it’s actually the best). The slider offers you 100+ customizable properties, 100+ possible transition effects, 10+ skins and much more. Also, the slider’s administration area is very powerful and uses the default WordPress design, which WordPress users are already familiar with. This slider plugin is carefully coded, using WordPress development best practices, to avoid conflicts with other themes and plugins that are well coded. Please take a look at the list of features below and visit the slider’s dedicated website,, for more information, screencasts and examples.

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Flip Book WordPress Plugin

Flip Book WordPress Pluginis based is on XML Flip Book / AS3 one of the three top selling items of all times on ActiveDen . It has been built from scratch. Almost everything you see on the page is easily customizable through the WordPress administration panel – easy installation, no coding skills required

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uBillboard – Premium Slider for WordPress

uBillboard is a Premium Slider for WordPress. It is a jQuery based slider with a multitude of transitions and options for you to be able to customize it to your needs while not overwhelming you with options you never wanted or needed. Version 3 is a revolutionary release with most of the codebase rewritten from scratch. This has enabled us to integrate many features that you have been requesting during the first year.

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Premium Featured Posts Slider

  • Show off your content the real way – in a slider!
  • Feature any post, page or custom post type
  • Includes 6 predefined layouts
  • Customize layouts with 18 variables
  • Global and per-post options
  • Intuitive admin GUI with inline help
  • Arrows and pagination slide controls
  • Uses your theme’s CSS styles
  • Extensive user friendly documentation
  • No template editing needed if you use [fps]

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WordPress Ken Burns Slideshow

WordPress Ken Burns Slideshow is a smooth and beautiful flash slider made just for WordPress!
Based on the best selling Xml Ken Burns Slideshow, it has a lot of cool features and effects, so this slider can become the perfect way to showcase your products.

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WordPress Accordion banner rotator / slideshow

This WordPress accordion rotator was made from well selling Accordion rotator on Activeden. Now it has been converted into a beautiful WordPress banner to enhance your webpages. Slick design will make your webpages stand out!

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CCSlider WP – 3d/2d Slideshow WordPress Plugin

CCSlider WP makes it easy to embed the CCSlider jQuery slideshow plugin in your WordPress theme. CCSlider is an unique slideshow plugin because of the fact that it supports 3d transitions! There are 10 stunning 3d transitions available, and also 10 stylish 2d transitions. You have the option for mentioning a 2d transition fallback for old browsers that don’t support HTML5 Canvas, which is used for producing the 3d transitions. The plugin also supports HTML captions and autoplay of slides. See below for a list of features available in the plugin.

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DDSliderWP – 11 Transitions – Slide Manager Panel

DDSliderWP features EVERYTHING that the jQuery plugin already offered PLUS a custom admin panel, with total management of slides.

  • Slide manager – Manage your slides the way you want, don’t depend on pages and posts.
  • Upload Images via AJAX direct from the slide manager page
  • Extremely user interactive panel – Tooltips on all fields and jQuery driven panels
  • Over 11 different transitions
  • Inline content support
  • TimThumb integration
  • ColorPicker included
  • Access documentation directly from admin panel
  • A whole lot more. Checkout screencast for an overview of the admin panel.

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WordPress jquery slider/banner image rotator – li

liJQuery Image Slider is carefully crafted slider/banner image rotator, full of features, easy to install and customize. Whenever you need a full featured slider image rotator or you need a simple ad banner, liJQuery Image slider will do the job with ease!

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WordPress Anything Slider / Banner Manager

The WordPress AnythingSlider plugin is a premium WordPress Slider/Banner Manager that brings the magic of Chris Coyier’s AnythingSlider to WordPress in an easy to use format.

This plugin provides an easy to use management system, making managing slides comfortable for WordPress users of any level.

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This WordPress Gallery Plugin gives you a simple and extremely customizable way to create a gallery on any post or page. You have the option to use widgets or shortcodes to insert your custom gallery into your web site. As well, the look of your gallery is fully customizable through the WordPress admin interface.

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Free Featured Content Slider  WordPress Plugins

These are excellent latest updated WordPress Plugins with 4 star review and have more than 1,000 downloads. Some of these plugins thoroughly reviewed at Amazing Featured Content Slider WordPress Plugins.

Featured Articles Lite

Featured Article Lite allows easy placement into your blog pages of an animated slider displaying featured posts or pages according to your settings. Sliders displaying posts can be placed in various ways: automatically on your blog home page or category page, as a widget, using shortcodes to display the featured posts directly inside the content of any post or page or by manually placing a small PHP code into your theme files.


Featured Content

Creates a custom post type for “featured content” which can be displayed in widgets and other parts of the site. Uses featured images and modal windows for displaying content.


  • Creates a custom post type that supports all the features of standard posts.
  • Support for pretty permalinks on featured posts.
  • Automatically lists all featured posts using a custom URL structure.
  • Supports post thumbnails and automatically adds support in themes that do not support featured images.
  • Feature content in your sidebars with widgets that can open new pages or modal windows.
  • Uses the “Read More” capability in WordPress to display partial text in modal windows.
  • Ability to hide the post being displayed in sidebar widgets.
  • Uses the Modalbox library, included with the plugin.


WP Featured Content Slider

WP Featured Content Slider is a very powerful WordPress Slideshow. You can feature as many Posts and Pages as you want. You can define a picture for every single post/page which will then be automatically cropped to the right resolution (using WordPress build-in thumbnail function). WP-Featured Content Slider comes with a great option set. You can even define sliding effects such as “fade” or “slideRight” and many more. Furthermore you can adjust timeout and many Layout and Design Options (adjust image size, slider size and more). Inserting Posts/Pages to WP-Featured Content Slider is as easy as one can imagine. Simply choose “Feature in WP-Featured Content Slider” when editing a post/page.

  • Titles, Link, Description
  • Navigation possibility (prev, next)
  • Image for every different Post/Page (No need for timthumb anymore!)
  • Supporting Pages now!
  • Different Slide-Effects to choose
  • Powerful Administration for Posts/Pages and Styles of the Slideshow
  • Javascript Effects between different Slides

Check out the DEMO at webdesign


Feature Slideshow

Retrives posts / pages and creates a jQuery driven slideshow (using the post feature images), with a vertical list of post titles and a short excerpt.

Key features:

  • Easy customization
  • Choose size of the slideshow
  • Choose number of posts to be displayed and specify categories, tags etc.
  • Easy customizable CSS.
  • Posts are automatically added to the slideshow, if they are amoung the target posts.
  • Posts feature image will automatically be used for the slideshow.
  • Automatic scaling and cropping of images

You can see the slideshow in action over at Per Veldes website.


SM Sticky Featured Widget

A tiny but high in demand widget to post sticky or “featured” posts into any widget area. We would appriciate any assistance you would like to provide with coding of enhancments to this plugin. Using Documentation from core trac default widgets as a guideline for development:Default-widgets

Features include:

  • Now COMPLETELY compatable with the premium “ClassiPress” theme which can be purchased at ClassiPress
  • sidebar widget added to your “Widgets” appearance settings that shows only sticky posts.
  • option to set the title when displayed on the home page.
  • makes use of new thumbnails and “featured images” for WordPress 2.9.2 and WordPress 3.0
  • option to turn on and off the thumbnails
  • option to set the number of posts listed (upgraded and not dependent on WordPress query options bug)
  • option to show “Category Related Sticky Posts” when sidebar displays on category page
  • detect if no featured ads are in category/subcategories and post any featured posts/pages.


Promotion Slider

Promotion slider is a jQuery slider that makes it easy to insert a simple slideshow, or implement multiple rotating ad zones, on a webpage. Because it is highly-customizable, you are in complete control of what shows on the slider, what shows on your promotion pages and how it all works.


Smooth Slider

Smooth Slider is a WordPress Plugin for creating a dynamic slideshow/s for featured posts, pages and media images on a blog. The slideshow created by Smooth Slider are JavaScript and Text based, that is why site owners and bloggers will get full benefit of Search Engine Optimization as the texts are readable by Search Engines.

Easy Nivo Slider

Easy Nivo Slider allows you to easily add the awesome Nivo Slider to any post, page, or sidebar without writing any code. This plugin generates the slideshow for you, allowing many customizations including size, speed, type of animation, navigation behavior, etc. Select which images are used in the slider – all images attached to a post/page, featured images from a category/custom post type/taxonomy/term, or images in a NexGen gallery.


NextGen Gallery Sliders

NextGEN Gallery is a full integrated Image Gallery plugin for WordPress with dozens of options and features.

Following are the NextGen Gallery slider plugins out there which give you some basic options.

JJ NextGen JQuery Slider

The ‘JJ NextGen JQuery Slider’ allows you to create a ‘Nivo slider’ (dev7studios) as a widget or as a shortcode. This plugin uses the ‘NextGen Gallery’ plugin for its images.


JJ NextGen Image List

The ‘JJ NextGen List’ allows you to create an image list as a widget or as a shortcode. This plugin uses the ‘NextGen Gallery’ plugin for its images.


JJ NextGen JQuery Cycle

The ‘JJ NextGen JQuery Cycle’ allows you to create a ‘Cycle Lite’ (Cycle lite) as a widget or as a shortcode. This plugin uses the ‘NextGen Gallery’ plugin for its images.


UnPointZero Slider

UnPointZero slider is a plugin that display a slideshow for your news or pages! It’s fully customizable with CSS and scale automatically images to the right size. You can set a basic slider with arrows navigation, number navigation, or advanced with thumbnails (see screenshots).

jQuery Slider

This is a highly customizable jQuery Slider plugin. You can set its width, height, pagination and other parameters. You can use it on your post or page via a schortcode [jQuery Slider] or in your template file using php function <?php if(function_exists('jquery-slider')){ jquery-slider(); } ?>.

You can see its working demo here: jQuery Slider


Related Posts Slider

Related posts slider creates a very attractive slider of the related posts or/and pages for a WordPress post or page.

The slider is a lightweight jQuery implementation of the related post functionality. It has a ready shortcode and widget as well to insert the slider.


  1. Showcase related posts in slider format, either in news style or in horizontal carousel format
  2. Arrow navigation to see more related posts, so add as many related posts as you want
  3. Complete CSS customization from settings panel
  4. 2 Pre Styled CSS provided with the plugin, one for dark colored theme and other for lighter theme. Also you can create your own style suitable for your site in no time and use it within the plugin using a simple option.
  5. SEO benefits of showing more related posts on the post content page
  6. Compatible with YARPP plugin and WordPress Related Posts plugin
  7. Widget option available for Related Posts Slider
  8. Shortcode option to insert Related Posts Slider in between the content of a post
  9. Translation ready

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Content Slider by SlideDeck

The SlideDeck WordPress slider plugin allows you to easily create a content slider widget or slideshow on your WordPress blog without having to write any code. Just create a new slider with the SlideDeck control panel tool and insert the widget into your post via the WYSIWYG editor with the TinyMCE plugin SlideDeck picker.

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