LayerSlider Responsive WordPress Slider Plugin



About this plugin

LayerSlider WP is a premium multi-purpose slider for creating image galleries, content sliders, and mind-blowing slideshows with must-see effects, even from your WordPress posts and pages. It uses cutting edge technologies to provide the smoothest experience that’s possible, and it comes with more than 200 preset 2D and 3D slide transitions. It has a beautiful and easy-to-use admin interface with supporting modern features like drag n’drop WYSIWYG slider builder, real-time previews, timeline view, Google Fonts and transition builder for custom animations. It’s device friendly by supporting responsive mode, multiple layouts, touch gestures on mobile devices, and uses techniques like lazy load and conditional script loading for optimal performance. You can add any content into sliders, including images, text, custom HTML, YouTube and Vimeo videos or HTML5 self-hosted multimedia contents. It’s also SEO friendly by allowing you to build semantic markup with custom attributes that search engines can index easily. LayerSlider comes with 13 built-in skins, and it has tons of options to entirely customize the appearance and behavior of your sliders at the smallest detail.




General Features

  • Super smooth hardware accelerated CSS3 transitions with jQuery fallback
  • Fully responsive & multiple layouts support
  • High compatibility with many fallback features for old browsers
  • Lazy loading images for beter performance
  • Unlimited layers with image, video, audio, text or custom HTML content
  • Powerful API for more customization
  • SEO friendly
  • Multiple sliders can be added on the same page
  • Included free slide transition gallery
  • Very detailed documentation with examples
  • Unlimited variations of usage (image slider, image slider with text, content slider, video gallery slider, mixed content slider, banner rotator, carousel, etc.)
  • Free updates & support

WordPress specific plugin features

  • Build dynamic sliders from WordPress posts and pages
    With advanced filters for finding posts or mixing them with static content
  • WYSIWYG editor with real-time previews
    Build sliders with modern techniques like drag n’ drop
  • Timeline view
    Review your layer timings like in a movie editor
  • Multisite ready
    With network-wide activation support
  • Translation and localization ready
    Supports popular plugins like WPML and qTranslate for multilingual sliders
  • Transition builder, Skin and CSS Editors
    Customize the built-in skins and transitions easily
  • Automatic updates
    Receive update notification and install new versions with one click
  • Import / Export feature
    Move sliders between sites easily
  • Plugin permissions
    Provide plugin access to different users to collaborate on working sliders
  • Use Google Fonts
    With built-in search and configuration options
  • Advanced settings to improve performance
    Scripts in the footer, conditional script loading, etc
  • Use self-hosting video & audio
    Easily upload and insert HTML5 multimedia contents
  • Sample sliders included
    You can see our settings to get started
  • Interactive tooltips and integrated docs
    Receive instant help for a specific problem whenever you need it

Slider Layout & Appearance

  • Responsive, full-width, full size or fixed dimensions layout
  • Responsive under & Layers container features for full-width sliders
  • 13 skins included
  • Skins PSD file included for easily creating your own skins
  • Option for specifying a global background color or image to the slider

Slide Options

  • More than 200 2D & 3D transitions
  • Option for create your own slide transitions
  • Option linking the whole slide
  • Option for adding a deep link to a specified slide

Layer Options

  • Layers can slide (axis-free), fade, rotate (in 2D or 3D), scale and skew, or mixed of these
  • Option for setting the transform origin of transition
  • Option for linking layers
  • Option for adding a link to layers which will change the slider to a specific slide
  • Optional parallax effect on layers


  • Auto-start slideshow (can be disabled)
  • Pause slideshow on hover feature
  • Starting with specified slide
  • Optional random slideshow feature
  • Option for fade in the first slide without animating the layers
  • Option for backwards-slideshow (Two way slideshow)
  • Loops feature


  • Bullets, hover thumbnails or thumbnails
  • Touch navigation on mobile browsers
  • Keyboard navigation
  • Option for disabling prev / next buttons or bullets
  • Option for showing prev / next buttons or bullets on hover
  • Two types of timers: bar timer and circle timer
  • Option for customizing the thumbnail area and the size of thumbnails

Video & Audio

  • Easy to use with YouTube, Vimeo or HTML5 videos or audios
  • Auto-pause slideshow while videos or audios are playing
  • Auto-play videos and audios (optional)
  • YouTube and Vimeo thumbnail images
  • Option for adding a fixed image over the slider
  • Option for styling and adding a link to this image


  • Requires jQuery 1.7 (working with 1.10.x or 2.x versions, please note that jQuery 2.x is no more compatible with IE7 and 8!) & Greensock Animation Engine
  • Requires WordPress 3.5, compatible with WordPress 3.8+
  • Working in Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE7-11, Opera
  • Working in mobile browsers
  • Most of the 2D slide transitons are working under all browsers
  • The 3D slide transitions are working under Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, iOS and the latest Android versions (2D fallback mode under other browsers)

Changes in the latest version

New features

    Build dynamic sliders from WordPress posts and pages with advanced filters for
    finding posts or mixing them with static content
    Use Google Fonts with built-in search and configuration options
    Advanced settings like scripts in the footer, conditional script loading etc.
    to improve performance 
    Parallax Layers - a fancy parallax effect by mouse move
    New layer transitions: rotateX, rotateY and skew with option to set transformOrigin
    Added a new skin
    Easily upload and insert self-hosted HTML5 video & audio
    Option to restore or permanently delete removed sliders
    Bulk actions with option to merge sliders together
    Added “Max-width” option for responsive mode
    Added “Lazy load” option

Interface changes

    Major interface revamp
    Using CodeMirror at various places for CSS and JS code editing
    Added timeline view to review your transition timings like in a movie editor
    New image upload boxes with an easier way to load images from external URLs
    Added a LayerSlider entry under the “New” menu on the admin bar
    Added LayerSlider helper for page and post editor to include sliders easily
    Using cleaner language across the plugin and docs
    New sample sliders included


    Slides and layers can now animating at the same time
    Layers can now fade + slide at the same time
    Super smooth transitions with the Greensock engine
    Improved some layer transitions like fade, slide (axis-free), scale, etc.
    Improved crossfading slide transition with semi-transparent PNG files
    Smarter preloading images with lazy load
    Considerably cleaner markup
    Ability to override the default slider settings
    Added lots of action and filter hooks
    Uploaded contents are not relying on URLs anymore
    Using nonces to secure your pages
    Brand new docs


    Fixed the '1px slide transition bug'
    Fixed markup issues such as missing alt attributes in some cases
    Improved saving to avoid some web server related issues