WordPress Plugin: MetaSlider

Meta Slider is an easy to use WordPress slider plugin made by Matcha Labs. As the most popular WordPress slider plugin, with over 600,000+ active installs, it allows you to create SEO optimized responsive slideshows with Nivo Slider, Flex Slider, Coin Slider and Responsive Slides.

There are a variety of slider options with this WordPress Plugin.

  • Flex Slider 2 – Responsive, 2 transition effects, carousel mode
  • Nivo Slider – Responsive, 16 transition effects, 4 themes
  • Responsive Slides – Responsive & incredibly light weight
  • Coin Slider – 4 transition effects

What MetaSlider WordPress Plugin Does

The most basic slide type is the image slideshow where you add several images from your media library that automatically change after a specified amount of time. It supports full width slideshows or use the carousel feature to show multiple images at one time.

Example of coin slider with a picture of a dragonfly.

With the Pro version you can create more eye catching presentations by layering text on top of the images. The Post Feed slides allows you to show off your latest or most popular posts. The plugin is not limited to just images, you can add video from Youtube and Vimeo to your slideshow. The Pro version also offers adding thumbnails or filmstrips to the navigation.

Example of post feeds slideshow.

The simple, easy to use interface lets you add images to a slideshow directly through the WordPress Media Manager module. Simply drag and drop images from your WordPress Media Library and add captions, transition effects, set SEO fields and adjust the speed to your preferences. Finally, place the provided shortcode into your post or page.Meta Slider's user interface screen.

Types of Sites and Users Who Would Benefit

Slideshows on home pages have become an increasingly popular feature of many modern websites. There are many uses for them and all types of websites would benefit from a slider such as photography sites, news sites or blogs, online stores, and portfolios.

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