MetaSlider – WordPress plugin Free download

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Create powerful, SEO-optimized slideshows in minutes with the world’s #1 slider plugin!

With WordPress’ most popular slider plugin, enhancing your blog or website couldn’t be easier: simply select images from your WordPress Media Library, drag and drop them into place, and then set the slide captions, links and SEO fields all from one page.

Choose one of 4 different slideshow types, and use our provided short-code or template to embed the slideshows.

Apply one of our professional slidehow designs to really make your website stand out.

Gutenberg compatible

Included slideshow types:

Flex Slider 2 – responsive, 2 transition effects, carousel mode
Nivo Slider – responsive, 16 transition effects
Responsive Slides – responsive & incredibly light weight
Coin Slider – 4 transition effects


Simple, easy to use interface – perfect for individual users, developers & clients!
Create Responsive, SEO-optimized slideshows in seconds
Unrestricted support for image slides (supports caption, link, title text, alt text)
Full width slideshow support
Drag and drop slide reordering
Intelligent image cropping
Set image crop position
Themes – includes 11 free professional slideshow themes
Built in Widget and Shortcode
Loads of slideshow configuration options – transition effect, speed etc (per slideshow)
Fully localized
WordPress Multi Site compatible
Compatible with translation plugins (WPML, PolyLang & qTranslate)
Extensive developer API (hooks & filters)
Fast – only the minimum JavaScript/CSS is included on your page
Free basic support (covering installation issues and theme/plugin conflicts)
Lightbox support with the MetaSlider Lightbox add-on


Simple and intuitive interface – perfect for individual users, developers & clients!
Fast – requires only the minimum JavaScript/CSS on your page
Creatively responsive


Unrestricted full-width support for image slides, including captions, links, title texts and alt. texts.
Includes drag and drop slide reordering, intelligent image cropping, set image crop position.
Multiple slideshow configuration options (e.g. for speed, timing, plus many more!)


Preview from within the admin area
Shortcode lets you add the slideshow anyway
Fully localized
WordPress Multi-site compatible, and
Compatible with translation plugins (WPML, PolyLang & qTranslate)
Developer Friendly, with extensive hooks & filters


Includes free basic support (covering installation issues and theme/plugin conflicts).

The MetaSlider Pro includes added support for:

YouTube & Vimeo slides
HTML slides
Layer slides with CSS3 animations & HTML5 Video backgrounds
Dynamic Post Feed/Featured Image Slides (content slider)
Slide scheduling & slide visibility
Custom Themes – build your own theme
Thumbnail Navigation
Premium Support

Read more and thanks to:

Flex Slider
Responsive Slides
Coin Slider
Nivo Slider

Find out more at

Follow us on Twitter: @wpmetaslider


MetaSlider – for live demos see
Nivo Slider example
Coin Slider example
Flex Slider example
Carousel Example
Administration panel – selecting slides


The easy way:

Go to the Plugins Menu in WordPress
Search for “MetaSlider”
Click “Install”

The not so easy way:

Upload the ml-slider folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
Manage your slideshows using the ‘MetaSlider’ menu option



How do I include a slideshow in the header of my site?

Video Guide:

Text Guide:

You will need to paste the “Template Include” code into your theme (you can find this in the ‘Usage’ section underneath the slideshow settings)

Go to Appearance > Editor in WordPress
Edit a file called ‘header.php’ (or similar)
Find the correct place to add it (for example above or below the logo)
Paste in the code and save.

I only want to show the slideshow on my homepage, how can I do that?

Add the ‘restrict_to’ parameter to the shortcode, eg:

[metaslider id=XXX restrict_to=home]");

Theme specific instructions:

It’s not working – what can I do?

Check out the troubleshooting page here:


MetaSlider is cropping my images in the wrong place – what can I do?



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