Anyone who has had a lot of content that they want to show directly on their homepage has, at one time or another, considered or used a slider. These sliders are a good way to showcase and highlight your important content, while at the same time grabbing your viewers’ attention from the moment they open your site. They can be used to display multiple images, as well as videos and other content, depending on the purpose of your site.
There are a lot of slider plugins out there, however not all serve their purpose well. Some of them are slow, mainly due to the fact that they won’t be coded well enough, resulting in an increase in your page load time. This should be a major factor when choosing the plugin you want to use, as slow loading times can push visitors away from the get go. Others are not that easy to use for beginners, while most aren’t even responsive. The use of a responsive theme is vital nowadays, and not having a responsive plugin could undo all your hard work. Make sure you pick a plugin that would look as good on your phone as it would on a desktop.
Sliders continue to be a super popular way to spice up a website’s homepage, so in this post we’ll be taking a look at the best WordPress sliders that are available to you in 2014.
It is a well known fact that WordPress is a very flexible CMS. In fact, many theme makers nowadays rely on WP’s flexibility to add additional functionality to their themes. For instance, certain themes come with SEO settings, shortcodes, custom post types, and of course, sliders!
While having such added features in a theme is awesome, at the end of the day, if you really wish to retain such functionality on your website even after you change your theme, you should consider opting for a plugin. Furthermore, what if the default single slider on the homepage of your theme does not really work for you? In this case as well, a plugin can help you out.