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WordPress Image Sliders With Text Overlay

Sliders are a great addition to your website because they are eye-catching and bring life to your website. Sliders allow you to showcase important information such as a new product, new announcement or just highlighting new content.

If you’re running an e-commerce website, you can use sliders in a creative way by displaying products on sale, new products or just highlight a category. Sliders with text overlay allow you to further customize messages to go with each image. This can be helpful if there’s multiple things you want to promote. With a slider this can be done without taking up to much of your website.

You may be familiar with popular paid sliders like Revolution Slider or Layers Sliders that usually come bundled with WordPress themes. While these sliders have a lot of features, they can sometimes make your site run slowly. In this article, I’ll share with you my top free sliders with text overview that are currently on the market.


MetaSlider allows you to create robust, SEO-optimized slideshows within minutes. With this popular slider plugin, enhancing your blog or website couldn’t be easier. You simply select images from your media library, drag and drop them into place, and then set the slide captions, links and SEO fields all from one dashboard. You get to choose one of 4 different slideshow types and use the slider shortcode or template to embed the slideshows.


Genesis Responsive Slider

If you have a Genesis theme and child theme, this slider plugin is for you. This plugin allows you to design a basic responsive slider that displays the featured image, followed by the title and excerpt from each post.

The Genesis Responsive Slider includes options for full dimensions of your slideshow, what category to pull from, and even the specific post IDs of the posts you want to display. You get next/previous arrows and a navigation numbers along with the option to turn both on or off. Lastly, you can put the slider into a widget area.

Genesis Responsive Slider

Slider by Soliloquy

Th Soliloquy slider is another free slider that has been around for a long time. It has built in drag & drop slider features that are both simple and robust. A great feature of Soliloquy is that it’s highly optimized for web and server performance which are important when it comes to SEO and conversion.

Soliloquy integrates with Woocommerce. You can quickly create product slideshows with just a few clicks. You can refine by category, price, availability, featured, or another criteria. You can also include or exclude specific products.

Soliloquy Slider

Image Sliders With Text Overlay Conclusion

When it comes to adding an eye-catching element on your website, sliders should be up on your list. You don’t have to spend money to get access to a great slider plugins. Check out one of the slider plugins above and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the capabilities you have for free.

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