Free Slideshow Plugins For WordPress – Best of

Slideshow is a brilliant method to stack and present series of items (such as images) in your website especially when space is a constraint. It is also commonly used by webmasters and bloggers to showcase portfolios, artwork, products, latest posts, etc. It saves time and efficiently draw visitors’ attention.

In WordPress, installing and adding slideshow to posts can be done in a breeze, thanks to developers among the WordPress community. We’ve ran through all WordPress slideshow plug-ins we can possibly find and compiled this list of best and free WordPress slideshow plug-ins.

We hope it will come in handy for you whenever you feels like putting up one. Full list after jump!

NextGEN Gallery

Full integrated WordPress Image Gallery plugin with tons of interesting features like uploading images via compressed zip file, able to import meta files (EXIF, IPTC or XMP), watermaking images, thumb generating and more. Add-on: NextGEN-FlashViewer – Adobe Flash Plugins from for NextGEN Gallery, NextGEN-ImageFlow– picture gallery for NextGEN Gallery.
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Page Flip Image Gallery

Image gallery with page flip effect.
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Featured Content Gallery

Creates an automated rotating image gallery of your posts or pages for use anywhere within your theme.
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kPicasa Gallery

Displays your Picasa Web Galleries in a post or in a page simply by creating a post or a page with a special keyword.
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Shutter Reloaded

Image viewer for WordPress that works similarly to Lightbox, Thickbox, etc. Supports all standard features like image resizing, preloading images, etc. Does not require any external libraries.
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Grand Flash Album Gallery

Full integrated (flash skin based, slideshow) Image Gallery plugin with a powerfull admin back end.
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Yet Another Photoblog

Convert WordPress blog into full feature photo blog with easy usable photo management system. Comes with several additional plugins to enhance your photoblog.
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Dynamic Content Gallery

Creates a dynamic gallery of images for latest or featured content selected from one or more normal post categories, pages, Custom Post Type posts, or a mix of these.
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WordPress Content Slide

Create fully customizable jquery Fading image slideshow anywhere within your WordPress site.
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Lazyest Gallery

Upload your images via FTP, and Lazyest Gallery will index your images automatically.
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Meteor Slides

Create slideshows with WordPress by adding a custom post type for slides.
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Lightview Plus

Seamless integration of Lightview to create a nice overlay to display images and videos
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Slideshow Gallery

JavaScript powered slideshow gallery that is flexible with all aspects can easily be configured
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Cleaner Gallery

Integrate with many Lightbox-type scripts (Lightbox, Slimbox, Thickbox, Lightview, Shutter Reloaded, prettyPhoto, etc) and allow you to do much cooler things with your galleries using the shortcode.
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Lightbox Gallery

Turns all gallery photos into lightbox view.
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DM Albums

Displays images and thumbnails perfectly sized to your blog. Allow visitors to view entire album without leaving the post.
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SlideDeck Content Slider

Create managable dynamic content slider in WordPress template or post easily without writing a single code.
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Slideshow Gallery Pro

Photo and image viewing plug-in that integrates seemlessly with the WordPress image upload and gallery system.
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  • WP Slideshow – Photo slideshow player that can be used on any kind of WordPress blog, including photographer and designer portfolios, real estate and other business websites, all sorts of picture galleries and product pages. (premium)
  • Fotobook – Link to your Facebook account and import all of your photo albums to WordPress.
  • Picasna – Create gallery from your Picasa album with ease.
  • Flickr + Highslide – Displays your flickr photos using Highslide JS.
  • Flickr slideshow wrapper – Yet another plugin that calls Flickr albums into your content.
  • Slideshow – A plugin previously developed for New theme, that pulls image attachments and formats them into slideshow.
  • SuperSlider-Show – A gallery plug-in powered by Mootools, build upon Slideshow2 that is highly customizable.

Did we missed any good WordPress slideshow plugins? Let us know in comments!