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WordPress Slideshow Gallery Plugin – Easy Slideshow


Please note – this plugin will not work within the new block editor released in WP 5.0 ( Gutenberg ) – if you want to use this you will need to disable the block editor ( e.g. use the Classic Editor Plugin ). There are no plans to have a version that works within the block editor.

An easy to use, responsive, swipeable, light weight wordpress slideshow gallery / thumbnail photo image rotator or background photo slideshow capability.

Simply use the WordPress Gallery and select slideshow on the Gallery form.

You can select the alignments and even use it as a fullscreen background slider for individual pages and posts.

See a demo here

See a background demo here

You can create a WordPress Slideshow from a gallery.

If you want a WordPress image slideshow widget, you can easily do this by adding the gallery using the standard WordPress text widget ( see demo WordPress image widgets

The simplicity of this plugin is it uses the standard WordPress Gallery to generate a WordPress gallery slideshow shortcode, which is just and extension of teh standard WordPress Gallery Shortcode, so if you prefer to work with shortcodes, you certainly can.

This image slideshow WordPress plugin is one of the best plugins as it is light weight ( using the fantastic jQuery Cycle 2 library ) and easy to use as it is integrated into the standard way WordPress works, unlike many other WordPress slideshow plugins.

Privacy and GDPR

This plugin does not process any personal data


  • Responsive slideshow
  • Easy Settings


  1. Install and activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


How to make a WordPress gallery sideshow?

Install the plugin, create a WordPress gallery as you would, select the option ‘Slideshow’, that is it

Are there any dashboard settings

No, the slideshow takes all its settings from the Media add Gallery pop up.

Is it mobile friendly

Yes it is responsive and swipeable, try the demo on your mobile

Can I create a WordPress image slideshow widget

You simply use the Text Widget to add galleries, just set it to ‘slideshow’
You can adjust the widget from the customizer too.

How to make a WordPress background slideshow?

Add a gallery to your page or post and select ‘slideshow’ and alignment as ‘background’ and it will work as a full width background slideshow. You will need, clearly to make sure that your theme has transpaent areas to be able to see the background, you may need to customize your theme CSS to be able to see any background.
e.g. .site-content-contain {
background-color: transparent
would work for 2017 theme


April 4, 2018
This plugin does exactly what I needed it to do: create a background slider. Simple, easy peasy. No coding necessary! Thanks a million!
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Contributors & Developers

“WordPress Slideshow Gallery Plugin – Easy Slideshow” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Security Fix


  • Added background capability


  • CSS adjustment for centering


  • First release