The most widespread blogs and websites design trend over last few years is a sliding horizontal panel also known as jQuery image slider. This is an intelligent method to display content in an effective manner with minimal space utilization.

There are many free image slider plugin available for WordPress which are very easy to implement. Here are some of the best jQuery image slider plugin for WordPress:

WOW Slider »

WordPress Image Slider Plugins - WOW Slider

WOW Slider is a jQuery image slider with stunning visual effects and tons of professionally made templates. WOW Slider is packed with a point-and-click wizard to create fantastic sliders in a matter of seconds without coding and image editing.

Coin Slider »

WordPress Image Slider Plugins - Coin Slider

Coin Slider is WordPress plugin for creating image gallery with unique transition effects of featured posts. Coin Slider will show your featured posts as image slider and rotate them using unique effects provided by jQuery’s Coin Slider.

Content Slide »

WordPress Image Slider Plugins - Content Slide

Content Slide is used to create fully customizable jquery Fading image slideshow anywhere within your WordPress site. Custom options include slideshow size, color, style and more. Created using Jquery Coin Slider and the fade effect is created using jquery inner Fade effect.

SlideDeck »

WordPress Image Slider Plugins - SlideDeck

The SlideDeck WordPress slider plugin allows you to easily create a content slider widget or slideshow on your WordPress blog without having to write any code. Just create a new slider with the SlideDeck control panel tool and insert the widget into your post via the WYSIWYG editor with the TinyMCE plugin SlideDeck picker.

Easing Slider »

WordPress Image Slider jQuery Plugins - Easing Slider

The Easing Slider comes with various options that allow you to choose different sources to get the images from and also multiple styling options so that you”ll never have to edit any files directly & with ease. Create your own unique elegant slider.

Meteor Slides »

WordPress Image Slider jQuery Plugins - Meteor Slides

Meteor Slides makes it simple to create slideshows with WordPress by adding a custom post type for slides. Easily create slideshows and publish them with a shortcode or widget. The slideshows are powered by jQuery Cycle and have over twenty transition styles to choose from.

Recent Posts Slider »

WordPress Image Slider jQuery Plugins - Recent Posts Slider

Recent Posts slider displays your blog’s recent posts either with excerpt or thumbnail image of first image of the post using slider. You can customize the slider in many ways (width, height, post per slide, no of posts to display & more).

jQuery Slider »

WordPress Image Slider Plugins - jQuery Slider

This is a highly customizable jQuery Slider plugin. You can set its width, height, pagination and other parameters. Slides can be added as post type slide from slides menu.

Smooth Slider »

WordPress Image Slider Plugins - Smooth Slider

Smooth Slider is a WordPress Plugin for creating a dynamic slideshow/s for featured posts, pages and media images on a blog. The slideshow created by Smooth Slider are JavaScript and Text based, that is why site owners and bloggers will get full benefit of Search Engine Optimization as the texts are readable by Search Engines. You can choose some of your posts,pages and media images as featured posts and show them into a slideshow on your blog home page (i.e. Index) as well as in sidebar.