5 of the best sliders for your Artist Website

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Your home page is the front door of your artist website and you only have seconds to capture the interest of your visitors. Why not wow them with a slider of four to six images of your art? There are many slider plugins for WordPress in the WordPress Plugin Repository but here are 5 of the best sliders for your Artist Website that I think are the most stable. When picking plugins you need to think about the future. WordPress frequently updates their core software, so you need to use plugins that update and remain compatible with the latest version of WordPress.

The following slider plugins are kept up-to-date and are easy to use:

Next Gen Gallery Plugin

1. NextGen Gallery (FREE and Premium Versions) (Download here)

The slider / slideshow included with this full gallery plugin is very easy to use. It is also very simple. Nothing fancy here. Not a good choice if you want the slides to link to a page or gallery.

Smooth Slider

2. Smooth Slider (Download here)

This is perfect for artists who blog and want to add a slider of featured posts. It is a content slider, using the excerpt to post content along with your featured image from the post.

Slider Revolution

3. Slider Revolution ($18) Preview Demo

This is a premium WordPress plugin that is amazing. Your slider can include text that animates. You can tell your story with your artwork and your words. It works with layers and each layer can animate. A great plugin for the adventurous.

Royal Slider

4. Royal Slider ($22) Preview Demo

This is another premium WordPress plugin that includes many variations. It’s touch-friendly, super customizable and SEO friendly. YouTube or Vimeo can be added to any slider. And you can add url links to your slides.

WOW slider

5. Wow Slider (FREE & Premium) Download Here | Preview

This free plugin is lightweight and fast, highly customizable and has many variations. You can even add photos from Flickr, Picasa and photobucket.

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