30 Free jQuery Slider Plugins

June 22, 2014
Note: Free

Reference to: http://cube3x.com/30-free-jquery-slider-plugins/

jQuery is a very popular javascript library. Almost all sites depends on jQuery. Many sites allot the cream space to show jquery sliders to get visitors’ attention. HTML content sliders helps to show images and texts using fancy animation effects. There are many free jquery sliders in the web, so that most of the time we can prevent buying premium ones.

Following categories of sliders are considered:

  • Image sliders
  • HTML sliders which can show images, videos and text
  • Responsive sliders
  • Carousel sliders
  • Banner sliders with caption support
  • Any similar plugins which users expect when they are searching for free jQuery sliders

Here we have listed 30 jQuery sliders available in the market. Please share any missing sliders using the comments section below.

Note: The plugins listed here are working when I am writing this post. I does not guarantee anything regarding the functionality of each plugins. Please test it yourself and pick suitable plugins. This list is just to help web developers to easily find the freely available jQuery sliders. In short, I googled for you to save your valuable time.

1. Flux Slider

Flux Slider

Key Features:

  • Supports 2D and 3D transitions
  • Supports all major browsers and devices
  • little jerky in android devices due to poor hardware acceleration
  • Works only with browsers that support CSS3
  • Supports 6 options, 7 methods including methods to navigate through images

2. Basic jQuery Slider

Basic jQuery Slider

Key Features:

  • Simple to use, theme and customize
  • Lightweight
  • Made it minimal for developers to customize easily
  • Requires jQuery, plugin js and plugin css
  • 17 options to customize

3. WOW Slider

WOW Slider

Key Features:

  • Beautiful skins and killer effects
  • Touch and Swipe support
  • Fully Responsive and Search engine friendly
  • CSS Fallback

4. Nivo Slider

Nivo Slider

Key Features:

  • 16 beautiful transition effects
  • Completely Responsive
  • Free to use even for commercial applications

5. Simple Multi-Item Slider

Simple Multi Item Slider

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Key Features

  • Powerful WYSIWYG interface.
  • Many population methods (though DIVs, UL/LI, XML, RSS, Flickr, Picasa).
  • A lot of pre-made examples to start from.
  • Many sets of navigation bars, arrows and bullets.
  • Support of Thumbnail Bar.
  • Sliding effects.
  • WYSIWYG CSS Editor.
  • Touch Support.
  • Cross-browser sliders, cross-CMS and cross-device results.

6. Full Screen Slit Slider

Fullscreen Slit Slider

Key Features:

  • New slides are shown by splitting the current slide
  • Will not work in IE
  • 5 data attributes to customize

7. Parallax Content Slider

Parallax Content Slider

8. Rotating Image Slider

Rotating Image Slider

9. Parallax Slider

Parallax Slider

10. Slider Gallery

Slider Gallery

Key Features

  • Scrolling through thumbnails using slider
  • Image preview on thumbnail click
  • The plugin uses jQuery easing plugin

11. Unslider


Key Features

  • Keyboard navigation support
  • Responsive and auto height adjust
  • 6 options to customize
  • Swipe support using jQuery.event.swipe
  • Easy access to unslider properties using methods

12. Responsive Slides

Responsive Slides

Key Features

  • Works even id IE6
  • Only 1kb after minimize and gzipped
  • Multiple slideshows supported
  • Automatic and manual mode
  • Caption support
  • Separate pagination control support
  • Images can be wrapped inside links

13. Camera Slider

Camera Slider

Key Features

  • Support for multiple skins
  • 30+ options – highly customizable
  • 4 callback functions
  • Support for data attributes
  • Free for commercial use

14. SlideJS


Key Features

  • Responsive slide show
  • Swipe support on touch devices
  • 7 key options for customization
  • Free to use in commercial apps, without modifying plugin header

15. bxSlider


Key Features

  • One of the best free sliders. We have used it in several client projects.
  • Fully Responsive
  • Horizontal and Vertical Modes
  • Different pagination support including thumbnails
  • Advanced built in touch and swipe support
  • Lot of options to customize

16. Elastislide


17. Full Screen Responsive Slider

Full Screen Responsive Slider

18. Flexslider


Key Features

  • Slider from woothemes
  • Supported in all major browsers
  • Multislider support

19. ScrollDeck


Key Features

  • Easy to create full screen presentations
  • Keyboard navigation support
  • Support to add animation to slides

20. Galleria


Key Features

  • Free to use under MIT License
  • Easy image pulling from picasa, flickr and youtube
  • iPhone, iPad and touch support
  • Responsive

21. Blueberry


Key Features

  • Fully Responsive
  • 6 options to control

22. Roundabout


Key Features

  • Extensive API
  • Good browser support
  • Free for commercial use

23. jQuery Blinds

jQuery Image Blinds

Key Features

  • Smooth animated transition
  • Customizable sprite grid
  • Customizable animation ochestration
  • Multiple instances on the same webpage
  • jQuery compatible (plugin)
  • Unobtrusive javascript

24. Pikachoose


Key Features

  • Light weight plugin
  • We can integrate fancybox with pikachoose
  • 10+ options, 5+ methods and 3 hooks

25. jQuery Slider2

jQuery Slider 2

26. Popeye

Pop Eye

27. BlogSlideShow

Blog Slideshow

Key Features

  • Contains fancy transition effects
  • Both horizontal and vertical sliders
  • 7 effects of transition

28. Morphing Gallery

Morphing Gallery

29. carouFredSel


Key Features

  • Fully customizable and skinnable, filled with loads of custom events and options.
  • Scrolls automatically or by using buttons, keys, the mousewheel or by dragging and swiping.
  • Optionally responsible/fluid/liquid out of the box.
  • Supports variable item-sizes (also with a variable number of visible items).
  • Built in keyboard- and mouse-navigation and pagination.
  • 9 Built in effects such as scroll, fade, crossfade, cover and uncover.
  • Capable of using CSS3 transitions.
  • Align (left/center/right) items inside the available width/height.
  • Dynamically add and remove items to/from the carousel.
  • GET and (re)SET the configuration options after creation.

30. Agile Carousel

Agile Carousel