Responsive Slider by MetaSlider – Slider and Carousel Plugin for WordPress

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Responsive Slider by MetaSlider – Slider and Carousel Plugin for WordPress
The best WordPress slider plugin. Easily create beautiful, responsive sliders and carousels with image, video,…

Basic parameters

  • Version: 3.19.1
  • Last updated: 1 month ago
  • Active installations: 800,000+
  • WordPress Version: 3.5 or higher
  • Tested up to: 5.6
  • PHP Version: 5.2 or higher
  • Languages:

    Chinese (China), Dutch, Dutch (Belgium), English (Australia), English (Canada), English (New Zealand), English (UK), English (US), French (France), German, Greek, Japanese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Venezuela), Swedish, and Ukrainian.


  • 5 stars 529
  • 4 stars 26
  • 3 stars 13
  • 2 stars 13
  • 1 star 26


Create powerful, SEO-optimized slideshows in minutes with the world’s #1 plugin!

With WordPress’ most popular slider plugin, enhancing your blog or website couldn’t be easier: simply select images from your WordPress Media Library, drag and drop them into place, and then set the slide captions, links and SEO fields all from one page.

NEW: Easily search and download free images to your from

Choose one of 4 different slideshow types, and use our provided short-code or template to embed the slideshows.

Apply one of our professional slidehow designs to really make your website stand out.

Gutenberg compatible

Included slideshow types:

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


  • Simple, easy to use interface – perfect for individual users, developers & clients!
  • Access to free photos via
  • Create Responsive, SEO-optimized slideshows in seconds
  • Unrestricted support for image slides (supports caption, link, title text, alt text)
  • Full width slideshow support
  • Drag and drop slide reordering
  • Intelligent image cropping
  • Set image crop position
  • Themes – includes 11 free professional slideshow themes
  • Built in Gutenberg block, Widget and Shortcode
  • Loads of slideshow configuration options – transition effect, speed etc (per slideshow)
  • Fully localized
  • WordPress Multi Site compatible
  • Compatible with translation plugins (WPML, PolyLang & qTranslate)
  • Extensive developer API (hooks & filters)
  • Fast – only the minimum JavaScript/CSS is included on your page
  • Import/Export slideshows.
  • Free basic support (covering installation issues and theme/plugin conflicts)
  • Lightbox support with the MetaSlider Lightbox add-on


  • Simple and intuitive interface – perfect for individual users, developers & clients!
  • Fast – requires only the minimum JavaScript/CSS on your page
  • Creatively responsive


  • Unrestricted full-width support for image slides, including captions, links, title texts and alt. texts.
  • Includes drag and drop slide reordering, intelligent image cropping, set image crop position.
  • Multiple slideshow configuration options (e.g. for speed, timing, plus many more!)


  • Preview from within the admin area
  • Shortcode lets you add the slideshow anyway
  • Fully localized
  • WordPress Multi-site compatible, and
  • Compatible with translation plugins (WPML, PolyLang & qTranslate)
  • Developer Friendly, with extensive hooks & filters


  • Includes free basic support (covering installation issues and theme/plugin conflicts).

The MetaSlider Pro includes added support for:

  • YouTube & Vimeo slides
  • HTML slides
  • Layer slides with CSS3 animations & HTML5 Video backgrounds
  • Full-featured text editor to include extra CSS
  • Dynamic Post Feed/Featured Image Slides (content slider)
  • Slide scheduling & slide visibility
  • Custom Themes – build your own theme
  • Thumbnail Navigation
  • Premium Support

Read more and thanks to:

  • Flex Slider
  • Responsive Slides
  • Coin Slider
  • Nivo Slider

Find out more at

Follow us on Twitter: @wpmetaslider

Privacy Policy:

MetaSlider uses the Appsero SDK to collect non-sensitive diagnostic data upon a user’s confirmation. This data helps us to troubleshoot problems faster & make product improvements.

MetaSlider only collects this diagnostic data when a user allows it via a notice in WP Admin or MetaSlider settings. View our privacy policy.


  • MetaSlider – for live demos see
  • Nivo Slider example
  • Coin Slider example
  • Flex Slider example
  • Carousel Example
  • Administration panel – selecting slides


This plugin provides 1 block.

  • MetaSlider


The easy way:

  1. Go to the Plugins Menu in WordPress
  2. Search for “MetaSlider”
  3. Click “Install”

The not so easy way:

  1. Upload the ml-slider folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Manage your slideshows using the ‘MetaSlider’ menu option



How do I include a slideshow in the header of my site?

Video Guide:

Text Guide:

You will need to paste the “Template Include” code into your theme (you can find this in the ‘Usage’ section underneath the slideshow settings)

  • Go to Appearance > Editor in WordPress
  • Edit a file called ‘header.php’ (or similar)
  • Find the correct place to add it (for example above or below the logo)
  • Paste in the code and save.

I only want to show the slideshow on my homepage, how can I do that?

Add the ‘restrict_to’ parameter to the shortcode, eg:

[metaslider id=XXX restrict_to=home]");

Theme specific instructions:

It’s not working – what can I do?

Check out the troubleshooting page here:


MetaSlider is cropping my images in the wrong place – what can I do?



No updates without paying more

January 7, 2021
There’s no way I would’ve purchased this had I known they don’t let you update after support expires. I understand them not providing further help but what if there is an exploit? Can’t update without paying again? Terrible.

Post Slider Not Included

December 21, 2020
This is not a post slider as advertised. If you want a post slider you have to purchase a pro version of this plugin.

Great plugin and support

December 10, 2020
Had an issue with blank space bellow slider, and the support identified it quickly, guiding me to solve it.

Great product and excellent client/technical service

November 30, 2020
This product is great for presentations on subjects of all kinds, with a wide variety of themes; the possibility to create a custom theme is fabulous. Any time I’ve had a query I’ve received VERY prompt and efficient help, I truly feel that my needs are heard and properly addressed. Bravo!


November 26, 2020
Not workin on my theme. All images are 100% width and not change.

Too many repetitive pop ups !!

November 25, 2020
Too many annoying popups showing up everywhere, even by clicking whereever they want you to click, the pop ups are still showing in the back offiche on every page loading. They indirectly tell you, buy our premium version or we will continue hasseling you.


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