Smart Slider 3 is the most powerful and intuitive WordPress plugin to create sliders which was never possible before. Fully responsive, SEO optimized and works with any WordPress theme. Create beautiful sliders and tell stories without any code.
Live slide editor
A beautiful interface makes creating slides fast and efficient. The complete freedom to build what you want, the way you want. Edit your slides as you used to in page builders. Drop layers after each other and structure them with rows and columns.
Unique Layouts with Layers
Enhance your slider with the layers and make your site even more unique and grandiose. Every heading, text, image, button and video can be edited easily with the customization options. Change all the details that really matter in typography and style.
Responsive, Mobile Ready Sliders
Switch your slider to different device mode and optimize your content for the resolution. Your site can be enjoyed in any environment, be it a mobile, tablet or desktop.
Beautiful Sliders to Start
No tech skills needed, just pick a slider template. It works like magic! Choose from a variety of beautiful templates or start with a blank Slider. Simple way to build every kind: image, layer, video and post slider.
Most powerful features
- Default position – Edit your slides as you used to in page builders.
- Absolute position – Drag and drop your layers anywhere on the slide with absolute layers.
- Slide library – Library provides several pre-made slides to kickstart your work.
- Totally integrated with WordPress – Media manager, shortcode, widget, post permalinks, post editor.
- Page Builder support – Elementor, Divi, Beaver Builder, Page Builder by SiteOrigin, Visual Composer, WPBakery Page Builder, Gutenberg and more…
- Totally responsive and touch friendly – Sliders can be enjoyed on any device, be it a mobile, tablet or desktop.
- Dynamic Slides – Available source: WordPress posts
- Customizable controls – Arrows, Bullets, Autoplay, Bar, Thumbnails, Shadows
- Slide backgrounds – 9 Super smooth background animations
- Layers – Build unique design with 6 varied layers: Image, Heading, Text, Button, Vimeo, YouTube
- Font and Style manager system – Change easily all the details that really matter in typography and style.
- Template sliders – 14 sliders to start
- Import and Export sliders
- Intuitive slide creation: choose images, select WordPress Posts or add YouTube and Vimeo videos
- Static overlay
- Touch swipe, scroll, keyboard navigation
- Full-width and boxed responsive layouts
- Slide switching animations: Horizontal, Vertical, Fade
- Slide background animations
- Autoplay timing options
- Slider controls: Arrow, Bullet, Autoplay, Bar, Thumbnail and Shadow
- SEO optimized
- Layers: Image, Heading, Text, Button, Vimeo, YouTube
- Layer snap in visual slide editor
- Adaptive layer font sizing
- Hide layers on specific devices
- Slide thumbnail image
- WordPress Multi Site compatible
- Custom responsive breakpoints
“I can heartily recommend the free version. It already provides more functionality than any other slider plugin – even many premium ones.” – Daniel Pataki – WPMU DEV
“Having tried more than a few WordPress slider plugins, both free and paid, I can honestly say that this is one of the best that I’ve ever tested…” – Daryn Collier – WPKube
“Since Smart Slider is free to use, I do not have to really stress how good a plugin it is because you can download it yourself and see for yourself.” – Kevin Muldoon
“This plugin can be used for much more than a simple slider – being able to create whole sections of your website.” – Oliver Dale – WPLift
“Taking all this into consideration we can safely say that Smart Slider 3 is one of the top WordPress slider plugins.” – Mark Zahra – WP Mayor
Smart Slider 3 is a community-driven project that would not be the same without your feedback. If you have any problem or feature request for this plugin, please feel free to us!
Smart Slider 3 Pro Features:
- template sliders
- Layer animation builder
- Live animation timeline
- 18 extra layers
- 2 extra slider types
- Full page responsive layout
- All generators for dynamic slides
- Extra background animations (more than 54)
- Built-in lightbox
- Advanced controls and much more control presets
- Ton of customization options
- Premium support
- list of features
Dynamic slide sources in FREE version
- WordPress Posts: WordPress posts by Category and Tag filter or only the specified posts.
Dynamic slide sources in PRO version
- WordPress Custom Posts: WordPress posts from custom post types by custom taxonomy filter or only the specified custom posts
- WooCommerce slider from products: Woocommerce products by Category, Tag, Featured, In Stock and downloadable filter or only the specified products.
- NextGEN Gallery: displays the images and related meta from the selected source gallery.
- Events: Events by Category and Tag filter. Supported plugins: -in-One Event Calendar, Manager, Events Calendar
- Image slider: displays the images and related meta from the selected source gallery. Supported plugins: by BestWebSoft, Gallery by WD
- Social dynamic sources: Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, YouTube, Pinterest
- Spanish (es_ES) 99%
- Portuguese (Brasil) (pt_BR) 60%
- Polish (pl_PL) 60%
- Russian (ru_RU) 59%
- Italian (it_IT) 55%
- French (fr_FR) 50%
- Hungarian (hu_HU) 44%
- Traditional Chinese (zh_TW) 42%
- Finnish (fi_FI) 39%
- Japanese (ja_JP) 37%
- German (de_DE) 31%