Easy Slideshow


This is an extremely easy to use and lightweight gallery slideshow / image rotator using the Cycle2 jQuery plugin with swipe capabilities.

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


  • Responsive slideshow
  • Easy Settings


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


Installation Instructions
  1. Install and activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
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 use it in a Widget

From WordPress 4.9.0 you can use the Text Widget at add galleries, just set it to ‘slideshow’
You can adjust the widget from the customizer too.

How do I use it as a background

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

Contributors & Developers

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


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  • Added background capability


  • CSS adjustment for centering


  • First release