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Accordion Slider


Accordion Slider combines the look and functionality of a slider with that of an accordion. The lite version of Accordion Slider allows you to create simple image sliders which are fully responsive and mobile-friendly.

Available features in the lite version:

  • Fully responsive
  • Touch support
  • Clean and intuitive admin interface
  • Preview accordion sliders directly in the admin area
  • Drag and drop panel sorting
  • Inline information for the admin setting
  • Publish accordion sliders in any post (including pages and custom post types), in PHP code, and widget areas
  • Caching system for quick loading times
  • Optimized file loading. The JavaScript and CSS files are loaded only in pages where there are accordion sliders
  • Add links to images
  • Keyboard navigation
  • Mouse wheel navigation
  • SEO-friendly
  • Multisite support
  • Unlimited panels in an accordion slider and unlimited accordion sliders
  • Localized for translation
  • No ads

If you need more features or simply want to support the development of the Accordion Slider plugin, you can upgrade to the full version. You can read more about the full version of Accordion Slider here.

Additional features in the full version:

  • Animated and static layers, which can contain text, images or any HTML content
  • Load images and content dynamically, from posts (including custom post types), WordPress galleries and Flickr
  • Pagination for the panels
  • Retina support
  • Lazy loading
  • Deep linking
  • Lightbox integration
  • Swap image when the panel is opened
  • Breakpoints for changing the accordion slider’s settings at different screen sizes
  • Action and filter hooks
  • Import and export accordion sliders

These videos demonstrate the full capabilities of the plugin:


  • The list with all the created accordion sliders.
  • The user interface for creating and editing an accordion.
  • The preview window in the admin area.


To install the plugin:

  1. Install the plugin through Plugins > Add New > Upload or by copying the unzipped package to wp-content/plugins/.
  2. Activate the Accordion Slider plugin through the ‘Plugins > Installed Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

To create accordion sliders:

  1. Go to Accordion Slider > Add New and click the ‘Add Panels’ button.
  2. Select one or more images from the Media Library and click ‘Insert into post’.
  3. After you customized the accordion slider, click the ‘Create’ button.

To publish accordion sliders:

Copy the [accordion_slider id=”1″] shortcode in the post or page where you want the accordion to appear. You can also insert it in PHP code by using , or in the widgets area by using the built-in Accordion Slider widget.

Short video demonstration:


If you have questions about how to work with the plugin, please see this short video demonstration:

How can I add links to the images in the accordion slider?

When you select an image from the Media Library, in the right columns, under ‘ATTACHMENT DISPLAY SETTINGS’, you can set the ‘Link To’ option to ‘Custom URL’ and then specify the URL in the field below.

How can I set the size of the images?

When you select an image from the Media Library, in the right columns, under ‘ATTACHMENT DISPLAY SETTINGS’, you can use the ‘Size’ option to select the most appropriate size for the images.


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Well built, very well documented including YouTube video’s, easy to learn, very sophisticated configuration possibilities. And when you send an email with questions to the support desk you receive good answers. It’s your money well spent!

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  • fixed missing arrows in admin sidebar panels


  • fixed some compatibility issues with WordPress 4.3


  • some bug fixes


  • release of the lite version