Wonder Slider - Responsive WordPress Slider Plugin

Updated on January 17, 2024

Wonder Slider is the best WordPress slider plugin to create responsive image and video slideshows. It supports images, self-hosted HTML5 MP4 videos, YouTube, Vimeo, WordPress posts, WordPress custom post types and WooCommerce products. It's fully responsive, works on iPhone, iPad, Android, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.

Wonder Slider is compatible with popular WordPress page builders or editors, for example, WordPress Classic Editor, WordPress Gutenberg, WPBakery Page Builder, Elementor, Divi Builder, SiteOrigin Page Builder, Beaver Builder etc.

  • Released on January 17, 2024. By downloading or using the software, you agree to the Terms of Use. The free Trial Version has a 30-day limit and adds a watermark that links to the product home page. The commercial Pro Version will remove the watermark and all limits. For more information about the Trial Version, please view Downloads.

WordPress Slider Quick Start Video

How to Create a WordPress Slider

WordPress Slider Features

WordPress Content Slideshow

WordPress Mixed Content Slider

The WordPress slider plugin supports images, self-hosted HTML5 videos, YouTube, Vimeo, WordPress posts, WordPress custom post types and WooCommerce products. You can add all the slide types and create mixed content sliders for your WordPress sites.

SEO Friendly WordPress Slider

SEO Friendly WordPress Slider

The WordPress slider plugin is SEO friendly. You can define alt text for the images in the slider. If the images are added from WordPress Media Library, it will automatically load the defined alt text. You can also define HTML tags for the slide title and description text. For example, you can use HTML tag H1/H2/H3 for the slide text to improve the text SEO.

WordPress Slideshow with Text Overlay

WordPress Slideshow with Text Overlay and Action Button

You can add title and description to each slide. You can show the text as static overlay or animate the text with built-in effects. You could also add an action button to each slide to open a web link.

WordPress Slideshow with Text Overlay

WooCommerce Products Slider and WordPress Custom Post Types Slider

The WordPress slider plugin supports WordPress custom post types. You can select posts based on custom post type, query by taxonomy and terms, specify fields for slide image, title and description. Since WooCommerce is based on WordPress custom post type, you can easily create WooCommerce products slider, featured products slider and best selling products slider: How to create a WooCommerce Products Slider.

WordPress Slider Plugin

WordPress Multilingual Slider

The WordPress slider plugin is fully compatible with the WordPress multilingual plugin WPML. You can add multilingual text for slide title, description and image alt text, and create a slider that works on a multilingual website. When adding images from WordPress Media Library, the slider plugin can directly load multilingual text defined with WPML Media.

WordPress Slider Plugin

All Devices and Web Browsers

The slider is compatible with mobile, tablets, desktop computers and all modern web browsers including iPhone, iPad, Android, Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.

Responsive WordPress Slider

Responsive WordPress Slider

The slider is fully responsive which enables you to create mobile friendly websites. You can also define different height for the slider on mobile and tablet devices.

Responsive WordPress Slider

3D Slideshow Transition Effects

The WordPress slideshow plugin includes more than 20 slide transition effects: Fade, Crossfade, Slide, Elastic Slide, 3D, Ken Burns, Slice and Blinds etc. You can easily create stunning slideshows without writing any JavaScript or CSS codes.

Responsive WordPress Slider

Built-in Lightbox Effect

With the built-in Lightbox effect, you can open the images and videos in a Lightbox popup. Click to view the demo: WordPress Slider with Lightbox Popup.

Responsive WordPress Slider

Multiple Sliders In One Webpage

With the slider plugin, you can easily create, manage and embed multiple sliders to one WordPress website or even one page.

Responsive WordPress Slider

Wizard-style User Interface

With a self-explanatory user interface, the plugin is extremely easy to use. With the provided shortcode and PHP codes, it's also easy to insert the slider to your post, page and template.

What's New

Version 14.0 - January 17, 2024

  • Fix a compatibility issue with PHP 8.2
  • Fix a security issue

Version 13.9 - November 29, 2023

  • Fix compatibility issues with PHP 8.2

Version 13.8 - September 4, 2023

  • Fix an issue on mobile when the image resizing option "same width, flexible height" is selected

Version 13.7 - July 26, 2023

  • Fix a compatibility issue with PHP 8

Version 13.6 - March 29, 2023

  • Fix an issue with PHP 8.1
  • Fix a URL parameter issue

Version 13.5 - October 27, 2022

  • Remove Google fonts from the default Skin CSS for GDPR
  • Remove the legacy Flash video player SWF file from the installation package
  • Change the plugin folder of the Trial version to the same as the Pro version
  • Hide the lightbox slideshow play button by default

Version 13.4 - September 9, 2022

  • Support Google Analytics 4 to track lightbox events
  • Add options to disable initialising YouTube and Vimeo API for GDPR
  • Fix a compatibility issue with the plugin Imagify
  • Fix a compatibility issue with PHP 8.1
  • Fix a mobile responsive issue of the skin FeatureList and StyleList

Version 13.3 - March 18, 2022

  • Fix a bug when creating a slider using a list of media IDs

Version 13.2 - March 18, 2022

  • Support a data option in shortcode to specify the image size when creating a slider using a list of media IDs

Version 13.1 - December 22, 2021

Version 13.0 - September 28, 2021

  • Add a button to automatically update all Vimeo thumbnail images

Version 12.9 - February 9, 2021

  • Fix the compatibility issue of Add Vimeo button not retrieving Vimeo thumbnails on WordPress 5.6

Version 12.8 - December 10, 2020

  • Fix a compatibility issue with WordPress 5.6

Version 12.7 - August 19, 2020

  • Fix compatibility issues with WordPress 5.5

Version 12.6 - May 27, 2020

  • Add an option to not render CSS in HTML code

Version 12.5 - May 11, 2020

  • Create sliders dynamically by adding images and videos IDs to the slider shortcode attribute mediaids.
  • Add a button to delete all images and videos in the slider editor

Version 12.4 - April 5, 2020

  • Add options to customise lightbox title and description when the lightbox is in fullscreen mode
  • Move custom text effects to data attribute
  • Fix a CSS conflict issue with third-party themes

Version 12.3 - February 19, 2020

  • Add an advanced options to customise text effect

Version 12.2 - January 30, 2020

  • Fix a JSON parse error

Version 12.1 - November 24, 2019

Version 12.0 - November 16, 2019

  • Fix a bug in transition effect

Version 11.9 - October 26, 2019

  • Support switching slideshow with keyboard arrow keys
  • Add options to customise slideshow navigation play, pause and arrow buttons

Version 11.8 - August 28, 2019

  • Fix a bug when upgrading the plugin version 11.7

Version 11.7 - August 16, 2019

  • Change slider editor UI color

Version 11.6 - July 13, 2019

  • Support creating WooCommerce on sale products slider
  • Fix a bug when creating WooCommerce featured products slider

Version 11.5 - June 14, 2019

  • Fix a bug when creating WordPress full width slider

Version 11.4 - June 13, 2019

  • Add an option to create WordPress full width slider
  • Add a function to display PHP info

Version 11.3 - May 13, 2019

  • HTML5 video player: volume changed by user for one video will apply to following videos

Version 11.2 - May 3, 2019

  • Text SEO: add options to define HTML tags for title and description text

Version 11.1 - April 27, 2019

  • Fix a bug when working with multilingual plugin WPML

Version 11.0 - April 27, 2019

  • Fix a bug on multilingual website

Version 10.9 - April 3, 2019

  • Support multilingual plugin WPML
  • Support displaying custom fields (meta-data) in post slider title and description
  • Support macro variable %post_link% for post slider and custom post type slider

Version 10.8 - March 28, 2019

  • Fix a compatibility issue with lazy load plugin when playing video
  • Add block for WordPress Gutenberg editor

Version 10.7 - December 2, 2018

  • Add an option to play muted video when autoplay on page load

Version 10.6 - November 15, 2018

  • Use CSS Slide as default transition effect
  • Add an option to add extra attributes to img elements in the slideshow

Version 10.5 - November 11, 2018

  • Add a transition effect: CSS Slide. The effect uses CSS to animate the slideshow and is smoother than jQuery based slide effect.

Version 10.4 - May 17, 2018

  • Fix minor bugs

Version 10.3 - May 16, 2018

  • In the Settings menu, add an option to specify the default image size for slider thumbnails
  • Add an option to use thumbnail URL or image URL for slideshow thumbnail images

Version 10.2 - April 25, 2018

  • Support the following macro variables in the post slider title and description: %post_title%, %post_excerpt%, %post_link%, %categoryid%, %categoryname%, %categoryslug%, %categorylink%
  • Add a transition effect: crossfade
  • Add a skin "Left Side Vertical Slider" which places the thumbnails on the left side of the slider
  • Fix the bug of loop playing not working when there is only one video

Version 10.1 - February 28, 2018

  • Stop loading thumbnail images when they are not required

Version 10.0 - February 3, 2018

  • Use advanced options to customise the slideshow transition effect parameters

Version 9.9 - November 21, 2017

  • Fix the bug of the option "Pause the slideshow on mouse over"

Version 9.8 - September 29, 2017

  • Strip HTML tags when the title text is used for img alt attributes

Version 9.7 - August 25, 2017

  • Add alt attributes to the dynamically created img elements
  • Fix the compatibility warnings with PHP 7 when checking with the plugin PHP Compatibility Checker

Version 9.6 - August 4, 2017

  • Add a function "Search and Replace" in the "Import/Export" menu. This function can be used to search and replace domain names in the sliders when you move your WordPress site to a new domain or change to HTTPS secure site.

Version 9.5 - July 13, 2017

  • Escape the text of title and description when they contain HTML code
  • Create WooCommerce slideshow

Version 9.4 - June 10, 2017

Version 9.3 - May 20, 2017

  • Add a new skin: Media Gallery
  • Support responsive thumbnails

Version 9.2 - April 28, 2017

  • Fix a problem of Ken Burns effect

Version 9.1 - March 1, 2017

  • Fix the "Invalid xml file" bug when importing a slider configuration xml file
  • In the plugin, step 1, Images & Videos tab, "Add Image" dialog, when adding multiple images with the button "Upload", apply the lightbox option to all images

Version 9.0 - January 19, 2017

  • Fix a problem of adding custom JavaScript code

Version 8.9

  • Change lightbox fullscreen mode default to false on small screen devices

Version 8.8

  • Add a button to modify and save pre-defined text effect

Version 8.7

  • Add an option to add custom JavaScript code
  • Enable native HTML5 video control bar for fullscreen video under Firefox and Internet Explorer 11
  • Add the attribute allowfullscreen to lightbox iframe
  • Add a lightbox advanced option maxheight: when data-maxheight="true" is added to the Lightbox Advanced Options input box, the lightbox will use the height of the web browser to calculate the maximum height of the lightbox.

Version 8.6

  • Add an option to remove inline CSS code
  • Add an option to add an extra backslash to double quotes when saving the slider options

Version 8.5

  • Compatible with jQuery 3.0 and above

Version 8.4

  • Import/export sliders

Version 8.3

  • Continue playing the slideshow when the current slide image does not exist

Version 8.2

  • Fix the problem of the menu Manage Sliders not working in version 7.9 on some WordPress installations

Version 7.9

  • Add a class name to the slider to specify the current slide

Version 7.8

  • Specify different text effect for each slide
  • Save a pre-made text effect as a new custom effect
  • Fix the bug of resizing images

Version 7.7

  • Support social media share buttons on the slideshow: Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest
  • Fix the bug of icon class name conflict

Version 7.6

  • Support social media share buttons in lightbox popup: Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest
  • Rearrange lightbox options to tabs

Version 7.5

  • Add a new text effect: Left Box

Version 7.4

  • Add an option to open the web link in lightbox when clicking on the slider

Version 7.3

Version 7.2

  • Support displaying a different slider on mobile and tablet devices. For example, the following shortcode will display slider ID 1 on desktop and display slider ID 2 on mobile and tablet devides: [wonderplugin_slider id=1 mobileid=2]

Version 7.1

  • Add an option to save sliders with Post method
  • Support specifying advanced options data-navbuttonbgimage, data-navarrowimage and data-navplaypauseimage with absolute URLs

Version 7.0

Version 6.9

  • Add an option to pause the slideshow on mouse over
  • Only display videos in the Media Library Selection Dialog when selecting a video file

Version 6.8

  • Add a new skin: Bottom Carousel
  • Enter data tag data-navplayvideoimage="play-24-24-0.png" to the Advanced Options to specify a smaller video play icon on thumbnails
  • Use data tag data-navthumbnavigationarrowimage to specify your own custom-made thumbnail carousel arrows

Version 6.7

  • Fix a bug in the skin Header

Version 6.6

  • Allow HTML5 source tags in title and description

Version 6.5

  • Fix a bug of playing HTML5 videos on Google Chrome when there are more than 6 videos in a slider

Version 6.4

  • Fix the bug when there are uppercase letters in WordPress database prefix

Version 6.3

  • Add an advanced option to trigger window resize event

Version 6.2

  • Display the plugin version type in the WordPress backend Plugins -> Installed Plugins page

Version 6.1

  • WordPress Posts Slider: add an option to link title to the post page
  • WordPress Posts Slider: add an option to open the featured image in lightbox

Version 6.0

  • Fix a bug in plugin update

Version 5.9

  • Fix a bug in ken-burns effect

Version 5.8

  • Support trash in slider management. The deleted slider will be moved to the trash in which you can restore or permanently delete it.

Version 5.7

  • Support lightbox auto slideshow
  • Add an option to always show the previous and next navigation arrows on lightbox
  • Display error notice on the WordPress Updates page if the free upgrade period is expired.

Version 5.6

  • Add an option to support adding the new item to the beginning of the list
  • Add a function to reverse the media list

Version 5.5

  • Fix the bug of resuming slideshow autoplay when lightbox is closed
  • Add an option to hide MP4/WebM video play control bar on lightbox
  • Add an option to display text on bottom, inside, left or right of the lightbox
  • Add an option to display lightbox in fullscreen mode. In fullscreen mode, the close button will be displayed on the top right corner of the web browser
  • Add an option to add prefix to title when the lightbox is displayed in gallery mode
  • Add an option to enable or disable closing lightbox when clicking on the overlay background
  • Move the left and right navigation arrows to the side of lightbox on touch screen. This will fix the issue of double clicking when playing video on iPhone, iPad and Android.

Version 5.4

  • Fix the bug of playing MP4 video on iPad iOS 9.1

Version 5.3

  • Fix the bug of video lightbox in iPad 2

Version 5.2

  • Support WordPress posts slider: create slider from recent posts or posts in specified categories

Version 5.1

  • Fix a minor bug of version 5.0

Version 5.0

  • Fix a bug of playing mp4 video in the lightbox popup under Firefox

Version 4.9

  • Fix bugs

Version 4.7

  • Fix a bug in responsive design

Version 4.6

  • Support adding alt text for slider images

Version 4.5

  • Fix bugs

Version 4.4

  • Add options to change the aspect ratio of sliders on small screen devices

Version 4.3

  • Add effects Tiles, Ken Burns, Flip, Flip with zoom
  • Create WordPress Ken Burns Slider
  • Add 3D effects 3D with zoom, 3D horizontal with zoom, 3D flip, 3D flip with zoom, 3D tiles
  • Create WordPress 3D Slider
  • Add options to define thumbnail width and height
  • Add an option to add slider js files to the footer
  • Add an option to display sliders in text widgets
  • Add options to define responsive CSS for texts on small screens

Version 4.2

  • Support version check and update

Version 4.1

  • Add an option to keep data when deleting the plugin from WordPress
  • Add events when opening a link and opening a lightbox popup

Version 4.0

  • Retrieve https links for YouTube and Vimeo videos when the website is using https protocol

Version 3.8

  • Fix minor bugs
  • Support loading images on demand

Version 3.5

  • Add an option "Extend to the parent container height"
  • Save the slider with POST method when AJAX does not work on the site

Version 3.4

  • Fix the bug when there are multiple sliders on one web page and the option "Auto hide text" is checked
  • Remember the volume in HTML5 video player

Version 3.3

  • Fix bugs

Version 3.2

  • Add option "auto hide text" to static text effect
  • Support macro variable SLIDERID in custom CSS

Version 3.1

  • Resume slider autoplay when Lightbox popup is closed

Version 2.9

  • Fix minor bugs

Version 2.6

  • Drag and drop to change image order in slider editor

Version 2.5

  • Add button and button link to slideshow
  • Add three skins: Content, ContentBox and TopCarousel
  • Add three text effects: Center text, Center box and Left text

Version 2.4

  • Add 7 new skins

Version 2.3

  • Add animated text effects
  • Add an option "Create a full width slider"
  • Add an effect "Elastic slide"

Version 2.2

  • Fix minor bugs

Version 2.1

  • Fix a minor bug in responsive mode

Version 2.0

  • Add two skins: Mediapage and Multirows
  • Support HTML tags in title and description
  • Support displaying description in Lightbox popup
  • Support displaying thumbnail navigation in Lightbox popup
  • Fix the bug of autohiding text showing up on slide switching

Version 1.9

  • Setup Lightbox popup size
  • Responsive Lightbox

Version 1.8

  • Support to set the minimum user role to Administrator, Editor or Author.

Version 1.7

  • Fix the bug of Advanced Data Options only working in preview

Version 1.6

  • Fix the bug of text effect when there are multiple sliders on one webpage

Version 1.5

  • Support single and double quotation marks in slider title and description
  • Fix the bug of fade effect with jQuery 1.11.0

Version 1.4

  • Fix minor bugs

Version 1.3

  • Fix a minor bug in user interface

Version 1.2

  • Fix the bug of not saving web link and target

Version 1.1

  • Add an option to configure slideshow interval
  • Add an option to select arrow image
  • Add an option to select navigation bullets