1. Soliloquy Lite
In our performance tests, We have never found a responsive WordPress slider plugin that can beat Soliloquy’s speed, responsiveness, and ease of use. Soliloquy Lite is the free version of the popular Soliloquy slider plugin. This lite version is completely functional and super-fast, which is what you need if you want your site to rank higher on search engines. It also allows you to add meta data for each slide which makes it the most SEO friendly WordPress slider plugin on the market.
2. Meta Slider
Meta Slider is a good combination of multiple free slider scripts, transitions, animation and rendering effects. It is quite simple to use. Additional features are available as a separately sold pro version of the plugin.
3. Meteor Slides
Meteor Slides is a simple WordPress slider plugin. It is responsive and mobile friendly. When creating a slideshow, you will have to add each slide one by one and choose a slideshow for each slide as you add it. This plugin is too simple for users looking for more features.
4. Cyclone Slider 2
Another simple to use WordPress slider plugin. Cyclone Slider 2 allows you to easily add slider to your WordPress site. It comes with multiple styles and transitions which can be configure while creating your slideshow.
5. Posts Slider
As the name suggests, Posts Slider allows you to display your posts in a slider. Upon activation the plugin has all colors set to black, so you may just see a black box when you insert the slider shortcode. You will have to change the colors and play around with the slider settings to get it right.
6. Smooth Slider
Smooth Slider is a multi-purpose slider plugin. You can use it to create content slides by choosing which content to display in slides. You can also create your own slides by uploading images.
7. Smart Slider 3
Smart Slider comes with its own customizer which allows you to quickly create a slideshow. It is packed with powerful features, animations, and transitions. However, lots of features are locked behind a paywall. It is still useful if you want to quickly add a slider to your WordPress site.
8. Easing Slider Lite
Easing Slider Lite is a bloat-free, lightweight and simple WordPress slider plugin. It is easy to use and integrates well with the WordPress media uploader. It does not have too many features, as you would expect, those features are available with premium version.
9. Nemus Slider
Nemus is a simple yet feature rich WordPress slider plugin. It allows you to create slides from videos, HTML, posts, and of course images. Comes with multiple effects and transitions and it is fairly easy to use.
We hope this list helped you find the best free responsive WordPress slider plugin for your website. Which plugin did you end up choosing?