Top 10 Content Slider Plugins for WordPress

No web design trend has become as wide-spread and as popular recently as the content slider, they are everywhere! And rightly so, not only do they offer a marvelous method for displaying a lot of content in such a minimal space, they are also a great way to highlight your best and most popular articles and content.

Here are our top 10 content slider plugins for WordPress:

Front Slider WordPress Plugin

Front Slider WordPress Plugin
Front Slider, with its smooth sliding effect, will allow you to display an unlimited number of posts including images and thumbnails. You can set the speed, duration and whether or not to allow it to auto-rotate. Overall its very easy to customise and can be integrated into most WP themes with ease.
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vSlider – WordPress Image Slider Plugin

vSlider – WordPress Image Slider Plugin
vSlider is a jQuery based image slide show script that can display specific images on your WordPress based website with fading or sliding transitions. It makes use of the core WordPress jQuery library, making it very tiny, about 20 kb, and you don’t have to have any knowledge of coding for using it!
It can use images from your posts using custom fields or scanning for images in the post to feature your latest posts from a specific category (for example a featured category), this way with every new post the slider will automatically update it self.
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SlideDeck WordPress Slideshow Plugin WP

SlideDeck WordPress Slideshow Plugin WP
SlideDeck is a new way to display rich content on websites and blogs. It delivers a better user experience by removing the information overload and providing a fun, quick and beautiful slider for users to interact with your blog posts and other content.
The SlideDeck WordPress 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.
You can also create a dynamic slider by using the Smart Slider function. Just choose your blog post criteria (recent, popular, featured), select a theme, set your options and viola, you have a dynamically updated slider in seconds! Users can now visually experience your blog posts.
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EasyRotator for WordPress

EasyRotator for WordPress is a free plugin that allows you to easily create sliders in a visual editor. Sliders can display static photos, text and links, or dynamically display recent posts or posts from a certain category or tag. The plugin comes with many attractive, customizable templates. Sliders can be inserted in posts and pages or used as widgets. The editor is simple enough that clients can easily make updates.
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WP Slideshow Gallery

WP Slideshow Gallery
WP Slideshow Gallery is a flexible and easy to configure JavaScript powered slideshow gallery showcase for WordPress.
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Featured Content Gallery Plugin

Featured Content Gallery Plugin
Completely customizable, the Featured Content Gallery is very easy to integrate. Choose to automate the plugin and simply add a custom field to each post or page you want to display and the gallery will show the image, an auto-generated thumbnail in the upper carousel, and the title and first few lines of page/post text. Advanced options allow inclusion of custom thumbnail images, text, gallery styles and transitions.
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Frontpage-Slideshow for WordPress

Frontpage-Slideshow for WordPress
There are no limits to how many slides Frontpage-Slideshow will allow, it will automatically start when images are preloaded and will retrieve automaticaly all information to show depending on global parameters. All aspects can be easily customized: sizes, colors, background-images, transitions, durations, parts to show and preload animations.
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Featurific, The Terrific Featured Item Slideshow!

Featurific, The Terrific Featured Item Slideshow!
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Smooth Slider – Slideshow Of Featured Posts

Smooth Slider - Slideshow Of Featured Posts
Smooth Slider is a free, feature rich and easy to customise and style WordPress Plugin that assigns a post as featured posts on a blog and then create a slideshow with them to show at any location on a blog.
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WordPress Content Slide Plugin

Wordpress Content Slide Plugin
Content Slide a WP plugin to create fully customizable jQuery fading image slideshows/sliders anywhere within your WordPress site. Custom options include slideshow size, color, style and more, much more.
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Coin Slider 4 WordPress

Coin Slider 4 WordPress
Coin Slider 4 WP will show your featured posts as an image slider and rotate them using unique effects provided by jQuery’s Coin Slider. Implementation is very easy, after you download and activate this plugin, just paste one line of code in your template and Coin Slider 4 WP is ready to use.
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Featured Posts Slideshow WordPress Plugin

Featured Posts Slideshow WordPress Plugin
This basic, yet smooth, slider plugin can be easily incorporate into your WP theme. In the admin overview you can set the category, the number of posts, and easily customise it.
To view the images in the slideshow, you must create a custom field with the key "thumbnail" and with the direct link to the picture as value.
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