5/26/2015 - 11:10 PM

Image Galleries, Slideshows and Sliders

Plugins, JS, Scripts, and Resources


- Envira Gallery (recommended by Google+ community) – pricey though

(use with native WP gallery; ASK Design, PerpetualMobiles, Hudgins site) 



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html 4

html 5

/* --- jquery --- */
7.5.13 Sarah's friend uses this script for her book slideshow:
* Book Flip slideshow script- © Ger Versluis 2003
* Permission granted to to feature script
* This notice must stay intact for use
* Visit for full source code
-- Bootstrap comes packaged with Carousel - carousel.js - with optional captions
- Slider Pro ($25, but no image of the day option; looks awesome!) Bought for Helen Morse site because of its great features.

- Meta Slider (responsive; lots of options; (GDL, new ACM site, TWR)

- Layer Slider Responsive WP Slider plug-in (Zamir)

- Soliloquy - (free) ($19 for 1 site; $99 developer's license)
- Soliloquy Lite – Responsive WordPress Slider
Soliloquy is a very popular WordPress slider plugin, which is paid, but now there is also available free and lite version of this plugin. What makes this plugin special is that it is really simple to add sliders wherever you want with just a few clicks. Paid version is very popular in the WP development community. I think it's pricey. Per year $ subscription not my cup of tea.

- Smart Slider (looks really good; free version; maybe try it for BGA)

- Revolution Slider (Zamir's U-Design theme; no vertical nav for thumbnails yet)

- Portfolio Slideshow (was used on Zamir, BCF, ACM) Loved it & use it on many sites, but no photo of the day option.

- WP Photo Album Plus (Weddings testing; more robust in features)
WP Photo Album Plus ‹ Insert the following code to generate the photo of the
day in a post or a page:
code for another slider = bracket | wp_cycle | end bracket
code for another slider = bracket | portfolio_slideshow
include=²63,64,66,67² timeout=30,000 | end bracket


- Royal Slider (vertical thumbs are scrollable; use tabs for grid; bought for Helen Morse first site. $20 Code Canyon)


- WP Slider Plugin (responsive; "The best WordPress slider plugin. Period.” (Genesis responsive slider uses this.)

- Thumbnail Gallery ($15 Code Canyon) (vertical thumbs)

- Slidedeck ‹ (1 option for thumbnails navigation) is a powerful  jQuery slider plugin that can be used for media galleries as well as  other content. It offers full CSS customization, custom skins, slider mode (for more traditional slideshows), and touch screen support. There’s also a premium version available.
* This looks excellent, but you must pay to use it.

- Nivo Slider  <>  includes  16 unique transition effects and tons of settings you can tweak to meet  your needs.
The markup is all clean and valid, and the packed version is only 15kb. The Slider also includes support for HTML captions, keyboard  navigation, and linking images, and comes with three themes.
* Downloaded free version for stand-alone websites. WordPress version is $19.

- Anything Slider for WordPress

- Dynamix

- WP-Cycle (Donato)

- Easing Slider (Brad Dalton's recommendation for responsive slider; can only create 1 per site)

**From Joanne Meirovitz | 10.3.11
Glad to hear business has been so good! Not sure what you used for the
slideshow, but I¹ve used a jquery slideshow plugin a few times that works
really well. It’s called jquery cycle,

Slides <>  is a simple slideshow plugin for jQuery.
It’s designed to help both novice and advanced users  create user-friendly, elegant slideshows. You can includes images with  captions and links, and embed multiple slideshows on a single page.
* I've downloaded this and it looks great. **Responsive

Galleriffic jQuery Plugin  <>
Description : This sleek plugin is great, its simple to use and implement, fast, looks amazing and feature rich.
Features :
- Smart image preloading once the page is loaded.
- Thumbnail navigation (with pagination).
- Support for bookmark-friendly URLs per-image.
- Slideshow gallery (with optional auto-updating url bookmarks).
- Events that allow for adding your own custom transition effects.
- Support for image captions.
- Flexible configuration.
- Graceful degradation when javascript is not available.
- Support for multiple galleries per page.
Downloaded and tested. I like it a lot. Thumbnails on side (left is default).
Trying to figure out how to create custom effects. Default = fade.

Galleria jQuery Plugin  
Description : Galleria is a javascript image gallery written in jQuery. It loads the images one by one from an unordered list and displays thumbnails when each image is loaded. It will create thumbnails for you if you choose so, scaled or unscaled, centered and cropped inside a fixed thumbnail box defined by CSS. Very cool plugin. **Responsive

FlexSlider2 – Woo themes *Responsive

Commercial Use (non-commercial use is free):
RT @designinstruct: Some excellent responsive content sliders 
WOW slider
Visual Lightbox