A few months ago, I worked on a project where all I needed to complete it was a simple slider plugin for WP. What I needed was a simple slider for 3 images on one page that was not even a front page. Installing a fully-featured slider plugin for such a minuscule task was overkill, and some other solutions I found were outdated or were lacking some features. Because of that, I decided to create a new plugin – microSlider.
After some polishing, I have published it on wordpress.org repo, where you can find it now. It has following features:
- Unlimited number of sliders and slides
- Shortcode you can use to add slider anywhere
- Options for adding/removing slider navigation
- Options for autoplay speed
- Options to configure slider alignment/size
- All data is saved in wp_options table
Last feature is maybe the most important one – this plugin won’t bloat wp_posts and other tables, and wp_options table have to deal with only a couple of options from a single slider, meaning that it won’t get too bloated unless you go wild with number of sliders (speaking in terms of hundreds or even thousands of them).
So, if a complex slider plugin is overkill for your project, microSlider could be useful to you.
Current version: 1.0.5