Jquery Featured Content Slider controlled completely by shortcodes for easy template integration (Uses featured images and has 5 default layouts).
Slider uses featured image for slides and thumbs. Multiple instances supported (although not on same page). Since content, slider layouts, image sizes and animations are controlled by attributes with multiple possible values you can create unlimited unique configurations with every instance.
Specify layouts (plain, thumbnail-top, thumbnail-bottom, numbers-top, numbers-bottom and buttons) along with slide content by custom taxonomy term, post type, category id, tag id, or just their post and page ids. You can also define the amount of slides, order, effect, speed between transitions, speed of transition and whether the slide title, slide excerpt, thumb title, or navigation arrows are visible by their corresponding shortcodes.
Supports custom taxonomy terms, Post AND Page excerpts*, and has 5 default layout choices. (*for custom post types you will have to add excerpt support in your theme functions file)
You can override plugin default CSS styles by adding #shortcodeslider to any css styles in your theme stylesheet.
To clear up any confusion about the shortcode usage: The [spd_slider] shortcode is NOT for embedding a image slider within a post or page content editor (i.e within the loop). If you need a shortcode image gallery plugin (that pulls all images attached to the post/page while on that post or page) there are many other plugins that do this (I recommend Raygun's Portfolio Slideshow Pro). The SPD Shortcode Slider is for creating featured content slideshows that display the featured image, title and excerpt of selected posts/pages. It uses the [spd_slider] shortcode to facilitate adding custom variables to the slider query within the do_shortcode template tag.